Competitions: The 2020 Committee is Jerry Kozel and Bonny Henderson

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We are looking forward to our November competition “Industrial.” The winners will be decided by you, the members of the club. Online voting will begin on Thursday November 25 (Thanksgiving Day) at 4:00 pm and voting will end on Thursday December 9 at 4:00 pm. This gives you two full weeks to make your decisions and cast your ballots. Details on how to vote will be sent out on Monday November 22 by eblast so keep an eye on your mailbox for instructions.


The winners of the Industrial competition will be announced at the Holiday Dinner on December 13. The Stoffel Awards will also be presented for all three tiers. For new members, the Stoffel Awards recognize the club members who have scored the highest number of points in the competitions in the past year. For more information, check the website under “About Us” and choose “Board Members.” Click on the links below the picture of Bill Stoffel for past winners and information about the award.


Also in December, the Stoffel awards will be presented. Members who have earned the highest number of competition points in each tier are awarded the Stoffel award. If you would like to know more about these awards, go to the website ( and click on “About Us” and then choose “Board Members.” On the right side of the page, is a photo of Bill Stoffel and click on the topics below to learn more about him, the award, and see the list of previous Stoffel award winners.


Stay cool and happy shooting!

We are currently seeking suggestions for the 2023 competition topics. Please send your ideas and themes to us soon! Send topics to We want to present the list to you in January so you can begin thinking about your shots for two years of upcoming competitions!


As a reminder, here is the list of 2022 topics:


FEB- Black & White

APR – Faces (Critters, Statues, People)

MAY – Abandoned/Decay

JULY – Arches

SEP – Long Exposure

NOV – Round Things

(3 year time limit on all topics) (2023 TOPICS COMING SOON) Hope to see you at the Holiday Dinner!

Bonny and 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:


 2022 Competition Topics:

Black & White, Faces (human, animal, statues), Abandoned/Decay, Arches, Long Exposure, and Round Things

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 

2021 Submission Dates

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

2021 Competition Topics

February - Open

April - Tools of the Trade

June - Black and White or Sepia

August - Seasides and Beaches

October- Golden Hour or Blue Hour

December - Industrial