Note: The Print Awards have been postponed to later in the year due to COVID-19 concerns. The deadline for entering the Year End Digital Awards is May 25. You should receive a list of your entries for the last year from Digital Director Dave Patzwald. If you have not gotten the list by May 20, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Year End Awards Meeting and Banquet is planned for June 22, 2020. Depending on where things are at in relation to COVID-19, it may be moved to an online presentation. Please check this page for updates as we get closer to June 22.
The Puget Sound Camera Club’s fiscal year ends in June of each year. We use this opportunity to have our annual meeting where officers are elected and awards are given for photographic achievement. In advance of this meeting, members are encouraged to enter their best images from the previous year to be judged by others outside the club. Based on these findings, awards are given out in a variety of categories.
The list of awards include:
- Digital image of the year
- Print image of the year
- First, Second, and Third Place Digital
- First, Second, and Third Place Prints
- The Ray Thorsteinson Award for the best Photojournalism image.
- The George Ferrara Mentor Award
- The Paul and Shirley Kovac Award for Creativity
- The Lucille Ainsworth Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Club
- Other awards as decided by the Board of Directors and the President.
Rules for Entry:
Digital images and prints that were entered during the previous May through April are eligible to be entered in the Year End competition. Each member is allowed to submit up to three images in each medium:
A total of three (3) entries are allowed for digital images. They may have been entered in any of the Digital categories (Assignment, Open, Creatures, Monochrome, Creative/Altered).
A total of three (3) entries are allowed for prints. They can be either color or monochrome. They may have been entered in any of the Print categories (Assignment, Open, Creatures, Creative/Altered).
Note: the entries need to be entered in the same medium they were originally entered in. If you entered them as prints during the year, you need to enter them as prints in the year end competition. If they were entered as digital images, you need to enter them in the digital year end competition.