Awards were presented to Photographers of the Year and Images of the Year at the annual Awards Banquet on Dec. 5.
Winners are those who enter monthly competition during the year, receive monthly awards and accumulate points for ribbon-earning prints and digital images. Competition is open to those who pay current year dues.
Want to compete? Join the club and learn about rules and judges, and get feedback about your photos. Competition is a great way to learn and, who knows? You could win a ribbon, too!
These images are winners in 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.
Enjoy, but remember: all 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.”
The Bird will continue to perch on the podium at Fort Worth Camera Club meetings in 2020. The club won the 2019 annual competition with the Dallas Camera Club by a score of 342 points to 325. Entries were collected and assembled by the clubs’ Competition Committees.
Judges reviewed 15 prints and 15 digital images from each club with a maximum score of 15 points per image. Fort Worth scored 171 points to edge Dallas’ 167 for digital images and 171 to 158 points for print images.
Judges viewed images Oct. 29 in Dallas. In 2020, the Emily Guthrie Smith competition will be held in Fort Worth. (As with monthly club competitions, judges are not members of either club and do not have information about entrants.)
The 2019 winners are:
- 1st Place – Rose X, Roy Richardson, Fort Worth
- 2nd Place – Tree and Moon, John Nixon, Fort Worth
- 3rd Place – Emergence, Shawn Gibson, Fort Worth
- Honorable Mention – Intense, Jerry Turner, Fort Worth
- 1st – Coming Home, David Morgan, Fort Worth; above
- 2nd – Magnified Moonflower, Clinton Kemp, Dallas
- 3rd – Wintertime, David Copeland, Fort Worth
- Honorable Mention – Speed Vaping, Ron Shue, Fort Worth
View the 15 digital entries below, learn more about the contest; find scores (members only.)
If you were unable to purchase tickets by Nov. 21, please contact Susan Horton. We’ll add as many people as possible before the reservation deadline.
- 6 p.m. cash bar, reception
- 7 p.m. Mexican buffet
- Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
- Mira Vista Country Club, 6600 Mira Vista Blvd., Fort Worth 76132; find a map
- $30 per person; buy tickets at club meetings Nov. 7 and Nov. 21 (cash or check)
Celebrate a year of Programs, Outings, Workshops and exceptional photography at the Fort Worth Camera Club’s annual Awards Banquet.
- Purchase $30 per person tickets from treasurer Michele Harmon at the Nov. 7 and 21 meetings.
Award winning print and digital images will be displayed, and you’ll have plenty of time to meet, greet, chat and enjoy our members’ photography skills. Awards will be presented to members who have entered competition and accrued points throughout the year.
Above, 2018 winners, from left, Hal Wallar, Robert Chura, Marsha Ezell and Ron Shue; below, Johanna Sherman and Jeff Heyer. Photos by Jack Wilkins.
The Fort Worth Camera Club retained The Bird trophy in 2019 by earning a total of 342 points from independent judges at the annual contest. The Dallas club received a total of 325 points. Learn more about the 2019 winners.
- Despite the name, the contest is not about bird photography.
- A total of 15 digital and 15 print images from each club will be judged. Judges view the images in random order; images are identified only with a title.
- Judges are not current or recent members of either club nor do they have information about entrants.
- The club with the highest combined point total will be the winner.
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 and manages Fort Worth entries. (Competition is open only to club members.)
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.
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.
Bird image courtesy of Dallas Camera Club; history courtesy of Becky Scott and Robert Chura.