Competition Judges 2023

Monthly competition judges are selected by the Competition Committee. Judges are not current club members, nor do judges have access to metadata, names or other information about entrants.

Competition is open to members who have paid current year dues.

Competition Committee members for 2023 are Shawn Gibson, Ken Spencer, Roy O’Rear, Brian Fesko and Robert Chura.

January 2023: Malinda Julien

Entries are due Jan. 5; awards will be presented Jan. 19.

Malinda Julien

Malinda Julien is a Fort Worth photographer who specializes in architectural, food and product photography.

Recent publications include “Essential: The Heroes of the COVID19 Pandemic.”  Images have appeared in Fort Worth Magazine, Fort Worth, Inc., Dream Homes Magazine, The Photographer Magazine and Professional Photographer Magazine PPA.

Malinda holds certifications from the Professional Photographer’s Association:  certified Professional Photographer (CPP), PPA Master of Photography, (M. Photog) and Photographic Craftsman (Cr. Photog).

February 2023: Steve Kozak

Entries are due Feb. 2; awards and judge’s comments presented Feb. 16.

Steve Kozak

Steve Kozak is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Professional Photographers Association. Steve has earned the Master of Photography and Craftsman degrees from PPA.  

 Steve has recorded over a dozen videos for the PPA EDU program. These videos include classes on the fundamentals of photography, manual flash photography, exposure and others.

He has taught at the Texas School of Professional Photography, Imaging USA, Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography and Image Explorations.

March 2023: TBD

Entries are due March 2; awards and judge’s comments presented March 16.

December 2023: Year-End Awards

There is no contest in December; rather, we celebrate photography by announcing the awards to members who have accrued points from monthly competitions.