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2019 Competition Committee: Lana Rebert, Gisela Danielson and Dennis Snipes are the current competition committee.  


Wings whether biological, mechanical or imaginary. This will be the last competition with the Class A, B & C system. The judge for the December competition, Wings, will be a remote judge, Laura Crawford Williams. She is a wildlife photographer and calls Delray Beach, FL her home. Check out her website: The website has several interesting videos. So, please click on the link to learn
more about Laura and her passion for wildlife conservation.


Three-year time limit.  1 or 2 images to be submitted to SmugMug. Digital:  Standard/Minimal post processing for Classes A. & B.  Unrestricted processing for Class C. 

Links open for this competition on Saturday, November 9th at 4:00 pm and close on Saturday, November 16th at 4:00 pm. Please do not wait until the last minute to enter!

Please be sure to label your photos properly.  If you don’t have your name on the file, we will not know who you are.  Also, make sure the metadata is there.  Refer to the competition manual on page 7 on our website homepage for details.


Examples: WING_A_Smith_Joe_Title    WING_B_Smith_Joe_Title     WING_C_Smith_Joe_Title 

Because of the ability for SmugMug to accept large files, we recommend you size your images to 3000 PX on the long side instead of resizing them to the usual 1040 PX and 300 ppi.  This will give uniform full screen images for the judge to see on SmugMug.  If your image is not originally that large, do not enlarge it.  Just make sure it is at least 1040 PX on the long side or larger.

New Members, if you need help, Contact Competition Committee for earlier date to links & assistance.


This is a great way to meet everyone & learn a ton, plus we will help you.  Don’t feel lost in a crowd of strangers.  Everyone has the same interest, and you will be so happy to be involved.  This club is as good as each individual.  You matter.

Confused by what is allowed or not allowed in Class A&B? Please check the club’s website which has the manual on the front page.

Keep your Back to the Front photos coming!

December Competition: Wings


The Club holds photography competitions for its members throughout the year on assigned topics. This provides an opportunity for members to continuously improve their photographic skills and compare their results with fellow photographers. The competitions are also designed to encourage newer photographers with less elaborate equipment to participate with an equal opportunity for winning.

Competitions are held every other month from February to October. We also hold an online competition in November, as well. Currently all competitions are digital.

See the Club Calendar for the general schedule and the 2019 Competition Schedule for more details, and the most recent Newsletter for current competition information. Competition Manual

Deadlines for entering competitions are by 4:00 pm on ending  dates:


Preliminary 2020 Competition Topics: Anything Old, Dominant Yellow, Spontaneous Public Scenes, What's in the Kitchen,

25 Mile Radius, Less is More

Preliminary 2021 Competition Topics: Open, Seaside & Beaches, Tools of the Trade, Golden Hour or Blue Hour, Black & White or Sepia, Industrial

PLEASE NOTE: The Competition Manual was last revised June 20, 2016 with additional revisions in October of 2017. Please review it for details on how to participate in club competitions. 


To compete in the Sandhills Photography Club  Competitions you must rename the image file.


THIS IS REQUIRED: Please Change the file name to:  Comp_Class_Last Name_First Name_Title


For SmugMug entries, there is no other way to identify who the image belongs to. Please note, it is required by the competition manual for both email and SmugMug entries.

You must also include the metadata in the picture including the part that shows when the picture was taken. 


Post processing software that it used to prepare the picture for the competition does not always include all of the original metadata when the photo is converted to a jpg, exported, etc. In most software it is configurable as to how much is included in the exported photo (for example in commercial work you probably don't want to include everything in the photos you sell). 


With a Windows PC or a Mac it is easy to check the jpg before you upload it to ensure that the metadata is present and includes the date taken. Instructions for a Windows PC are here. Instructions for a MAC are here


If you aren't using a PC or a MAC there is a web site will check your photo and show you the metadata that is present. The link to the web site is Jeffrey Friedl's Image Metadata Viewer 

2019 Submission Dates

The Second Saturday of the month before the competition. I.E. January, March, May, July, September, November

2019 Competition Topics

February - Reflections

April - Shadows

June - Things With Wheels

August -Things That Float

October- Patterns in Nature

December - Wings