Category: <span>Competitions</span>

2021 O3C Open Challenge Entrants

Thirteen members of the Guelph Photographers Guild entered between six and twelve images to the Ontario Council of Camera Club’s 2021 Open Challenge Competition. Of these, seven members had at least one of their images proceed to the final rounds of judging. There were eleven categories: Animals, Architecture, Birds, Botany, Creative Vision, Expansive Views (where direct evidence of man’s influence was allowed), Landscape and Geology (man’s influence not allowed), People, People in Action, Pictorial (things that did not fit other categories) and, the theme, Lines and Curves. The Guild was represented well, and members did very well considering that this was the first time eleven of the thirteen entered this competition. If you wish to see the results and the Awards shows go click this link.

Of special note, Andrew Morse received a second and third place and was recognized as a Specialist in the Landscape and Geology category. Congratulations Andrew!

Check out the best scoring image from each of the entrants. All are to be congratulated for their efforts!

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2021 Grand Valley Image Battle Entrants

The Grand Valley Image Battle (GVIB) is an open competition held every fall with invited clubs in South-Western Ontario, including the Guelph Photographers Guild. The 2021 competition was hosted by the Woodstock Camera Club. Each club is limited to 18 submissions that hopefully include as many club members as possible. This year the GPG entered 18 images from 17 individuals. Entries were on a first come first served basis in an attempt to promote our less experienced members to participate in a friendly competition with the 18th image being selected from the extra submissions by the entrants.

Placement in the GVIB is based on the cumulative score of all 18 images submitted. The Grand River Imaging and Photographic Society placed first, with a score of 448.5 out of a possible 540. The Guelph Photographers Guild placed sixth out of the seven clubs participating with a score of 392.5. Disappointing, but less than 30 points separated the second and seventh place finishers.

June Galbraith was the Guild’s top finisher in this past year’s competition with her image “Gentle Sunset”. Congratulations June, well done!

Check out the images submitted for this year’s GVIB by our guild members! All deserve our congratulations!

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Upcoming Competitions

Ontario Council of Camera Clubs 2022 Open Challenge Competition

The O3C Open Challenge Competition Rules have been posted. Click here and scroll down the page to the download link to retrieve a copy. Images and fees are to be submitted no later than May 31, 11:00 P.M. by the Competitions Representative for the Guild. If you are at all interested in entering this year’s O3C Challenge, please get in touch with John Greenwood, you should have his email address. The 2021 Results and Awards shows can be found here.

Toronto International Salon of Photography 2022

Offered by the Toronto Camera Club, a prestigious competition that will be entering its 129th year! We will be keeping our eye on this. To be announced. An announcement of this year’s presentation was sent out.


If you have entered or know of any competition that you think might be of interest to the membership, please forward the details on to John Greenwood, you should have his email address.