Competition Entries: October 2020

We also publish the monthly winners in our Award Winning Images post. Some print images are included. Find judge’s comments (member log in required.)

In-person meetings are suspended until further notice, but digital competition continues. Stay healthy and safe, follow COVID-19 protection precautions.

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Award Winning Images 2020

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These images are winners in 2020 monthly club member competitions.

Images are identified by title; award (1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention, Best in Show); category (B = Beginner, A = Advanced, M= Master); followed by photographer’s name, date. If image is slow to load, be patient or refresh the page.

Enjoy, but remember: these images are copyrighted by the photographer. Contact us on Facebook or by email if you want more information. Or, do an online search for “stock photos.”

We won! The Bird Nests in Fort Worth in 2021

Update, Oct. 2 – Fort Worth Camera Club retained the bird trophy, above, for 2021 after earning 168 points to 165 for the Dallas Camera Club at the 2020 competition. Watch judging on Zoom

  • View all entries and scores: PDF 2020 Bird Contest Scores.
  • First Place: Bent But Not Broken, Stephen Stookey, Fort Worth Camera Club
  • Second Place: Morning Reflections, Alan Whiteside, Dallas Camera Club
  • Third Place: Haystack, K.P.Wilska, Fort Worth Camera Club
  • Honorable Mention: Hummingbird Theatrics, Charles Morris, Fort Worth Camera Club

About The Bird

  • Despite the name, the contest is not about bird photography; view History, below.
  • A total of 15 digital entries from each club will be judged. (No print competition in 2020. ) Judges view the images in random order.
  • Judges are not current or recent members of either club nor do they know the identity of  entrants.
  • The club with the highest point total is the winner.
  • The Bird is separate from the club’s usual monthly competition. Be sure to enter your image for October by midnight, Oct. 1. Awards will be announced Oct. 15.

Fort Worth Camera Club has won every year since 2007. The contest is alternately hosted by each club, and has been held since 1964, except 1975 and 2016. The Competition Committee selects Fort Worth entries submitted by club members.

History

The Bird competition began when Emily Guthrie Smith suggested that an annual contest would be fun for both clubs. Smith was a Fort Worth native and nationally known artist and teacher. Her works are in private collections, museums and the Archives of American Artists in the Smithsonian Institution.

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She donated and carved the trophy, a wood sculpture engraved with the winning club’s name, but the reason she chose a bird is not known. The trophy is perched on the podium at our club meetings, but is currently nesting elsewhere to avoid COVID-19.

Bird image courtesy of Dallas Camera Club; history courtesy of Lifetime Members Becky Scott and Robert Chura.

Competition Entries: September 2020

We also publish the monthly winners in our Award Winning Images post. Some print images are included. Find judge’s comments (member log in required.)

In-person meetings are suspended until further notice, but digital competition continues. Stay healthy and safe, follow COVID-19 protection precautions.

Monthly Competition Revised

As we continue with public health precautions for Covid-19, your Contest Committee has made these changes to contests until we can resume meeting in person.

  • The digital contest will continue as usual. So please continue to participate and turn in your images by midnight of the first Thursday of the month. Monthly entries will be published on the website by the second Thursday meeting.
  • Competition winners will be published on this website in the Award Winning Images post.
  • Print competition is cancelled for 2020. All previous print entries in 2020 may be re-entered in 2021. Entries from the March print contest will be held until the next in-person meeting.
  • Learn more about Competition, find contest PDF 2020 Competition Guidelines  and find a PDF-2020-July-Member-Form; dues are reduced each July.

If you have questions, please contact Shawn Gibson or Ken Spencer  .

Thank you, stay safe.

Fort Worth Camera Club Competition Committee

(last updated May 11, 2020)

COVID-19 Reminder

Be sure to follow Corona virus (COVID-19) precautions: stay home if you are coughing or  feel sick or think you may have been exposed, cough and sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands, don’t shake hands, don’t touch your face, use hand sanitizer.