Boston, Gateway, Newton and Stony Brook Camera Clubs

Multi-Club Competition 2021-2022



We are competing this year with three other clubs: Boston, Gateway and Newton.  Your photos must originate in the period of April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.  Each club will select their best photos in each category to compete in the multi-club competition on April 26, 2022.  We will compete in Classes A and B with rules and format similar to last year.  Participation is open to all club members.  


All in a Row        Your subject can be anything – plants, animals, people, houses, a line of traffic – even unidentifiable
                           graphic elements! You name it! This is meant as a challenge in composition and “seeing.”

Human Emotion

Humans are emotional beings. Sadness, happiness, fear, anger, surprise, disgust, trust, anticipation, etc. An image in this category must center around a person's or multiple people's emotion or emotions, evident to the viewer via facial expression and/or body language.

Illustration and Graphic Design

Imagine you’ve been given an assignment to create the most eye-popping image you can think of based on strong elements of graphic design. The image has to be one that draws the viewer in at first sight. It can be purely documentary if the subject itself is compelling, with strong colors, shadows, shapes or lines, or it can be a carefully composed still life or conceptual set piece. Or it might involve heavy post- processing, including anything from posterization to solarization to actions and effects, compositing, combinations thereof, and more. Creativity and imagination win here!

In Flight

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's superman! Other things can be found “in flight” as well: a dish from an angry spouse, a baseball from a pitcher's hand, a gymnast mid-air, a falling leaf. An image in this category will capture the subject(s) of the image "in flight."

Local Fauna

This category is for images of any local animal (or bird, reptile, and fish). This encompasses wildlife, domestic animals or pets – whatever you can find in YOUR home or backyard, in the farmyard or in OUR backyard of New England, excluding zoo specimens or other animals and exotics that we wouldn’t normally see here naturally.

Performers and Performances

Performers and performances can make for dynamic photos with great characters. We’re seeking performances and performers from the creative arts, including musicians, actors, poets, dancers, jugglers – anyone who might perform on any kind of stage, whether formal or improvised, or to any audience whether one person or thousands. The shot does not need to be taken during a live performance, but it should reflect the nature of the performance in the photograph. It should not just be a portrait of someone who happens to be a performer.

Through the Window

This broad category can include images taken from the outside looking in or from the inside looking out. In any case, the image must show the window – a window frame, a reflection or some other indicator. Glass is not required. Your image can tell a story or evoke an emotion. It can be minimal or maximal.

Urban Decay

Gritty, grungy, grimy! This category is for objects in an urban setting that are worn, in states of aging and decay but not destroyed. Images can include cars, houses, buildings or parts thereof and other things showing the effect of time, weathering, rusting or general lack of care. People, plants, nature or animals can be in the image but not as the primary subject. Photos can be in black and white or color.


Image size - Competition maximum pixel width for images: 1400 and Competition maximum pixel height for images: 1050 

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