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.

Annual Meeting: Oct. 15, 2020

The minutes included below were approved and the slate of offers elected for 2021 at the Oct. 15 annual meeting.

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
  • Annual Meeting via Zoom; login credentials: Meeting ID: 881 8544 9295; Passcode: 203058
  • Election of Officers and Directors, Approval of E-Meeting Minutes
  • October Competition Results

Club members will be asked to approve a slate of officers for 2021 at the club’s annual meeting Oct. 15. Members who have paid calendar year 2020 dues are eligible to vote.

Members also will be asked to approve minutes of the board’s online meeting which authorized a member vote on revised and updated club bylaws. Bylaws revisions were approved by members Aug. 24, 2020.

The nominating committee (Susan Horton, Jerry Turner, Curtis Wheat) has recommended a slate of officers for 2021. Nominations may be made from the floor at the annual meeting. The slate is:

  • President: Ken Sparks
  • Vice-President: Ken Spencer
  • Secretary: Julie Delio
  • Treasurer: Milt Siems
  • Directors: Carolyn Bobo, Vicki Lai, Ron Shue, K.P. Wilska
  • Returning Directors: David Bee, Susan Taylor

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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.