Competition Judges

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

Competition Committee members for 2019 are co-chairs Shawn Gibson and Ken Spencer, plus Jeff Heyer, Brian Fesko and Hal Wallar.

January: Ian McVea

Entries are due Thursday, Jan. 3. Images will be reviewed and winners announced at the Jan. 17 meeting.

Judge-Ian-McVea-Jan2019After more than two decades on staff at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a news photographer and picture editor, Northern Ireland-born photojournalist Ian McVea now teaches commercial photography and Adobe Photoshop  Certification at Martin High School, Arlington.

He also teaches an occasional travel photography class at UT Arlington and leads summer workshops for photography instructors.

Ian’s work has appeared in Getty Images, Associated Press, Newsweek, Time, Life, US News & World Report, Sports Illustrated and others … along with a National Examiner cover he doesn’t like to talk about.

He is a member of the Texas Photographic Society, the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Texas Photography Instructors and the National Press Photographers Association.

February: Edgar Miller

Entries must be submitted at the Feb. 7 meeting. Awards and comments will be presented Feb. 21.

Judge-Edgar-Miller-400wEdgar Miller is director of education for Fort Worth Camera.

Edgar earned a bachelor of fine arts from Lamar University. In addition to teaching workshops and classes, he exhibits his fine art photography in Texas and national exhibitions.

He taught high school art and photography for 10 years and now uses his passion for art and learning as an instructor.

With influences from his late father and his photo professor, Keith Carter, he continues to find interesting light on interesting subjects.

December 2019: Awards Banquet

There is no contest in December; rather, we celebrate year’s end with a party! The annual year-end event features images on display, food, beverages, fun and awards to members who have accrued points from monthly competitions. Information will be available in October-November 2019.