Competitions: The 2022 Committee is Jerry Kozel and Bonny Henderson

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Join us for our next competition at the August 8th meeting. The topic is “Arches” and our judge will be Baxter Miller of . We have many beautiful entries and look forward to the judge’s comments.


We have sent an eblast asking that all members vote for the topics for the year 2024. Please choose six topics that you think would make good competition subjects. All members are eligible to vote, so make sure your voice is heard!


Our two remaining topics for this year are:


Long Exposure involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. Capture the path of a brightly lit object or stop rushing water using a slow shutter speed. Any movement of any object can be captured with a long exposure. There is a three-year time limit, and this competition will be held in October. Kate Silvia will be our judge.


Round Things – Photograph something such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring. The definition of “round” is having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center. There is a three-year time limit, and this competition will be held in December with the winners announced at the Holiday dinner. Members will do online voting for the winners of each tier.


As always, if you have questions or any difficulties entering, feel free to contact us at:

Happy shooting!
Bonny & Jerry


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 2022 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:


 2023 Competition Topics:

Open, Solitude, Leading Lines​Animals on the Move, Something involving Water, Sports in this order

PLEASE NOTE: The Competition Manual was last revised September 2, 2020. 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 

2022 Submission Dates

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

2022 Competition Topics

February - Black & White

April - Faces

June - Abandoned/Decay

August - Arches

October- Long Exposure

December - Round Things