Competitions: The 2020 Committee is Jerry Kozel and Bonny Henderson

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We’re looking forward to our upcoming competition Black & White/Sepia which will be held

on Monday, June 14 at 7:00 pm. Our judge will be David Hundley of Whidbey Island,

Washington .


David Hundley is an accomplished and experienced commercial and international travel photographer. After earning a BFA from the Art Center College of Design he moved to New York City and became studio manager for J. Barry O’Rourke. After traveling the world for nearly 4 years, he moved to Paris and worked as freelance photographer for over a year. He returned to New York City and accepted a position as senior staff photographer with the packaging and design firm, Gerstman-Meyers. As his family grew, he returned to his native Seattle. He earned his M. Ed. in Adult Education fr om Western Washington University and led an interdisciplinary visual arts team at Seattle Central College and created Integrated Media Communications, which received national recognition. His return to full time art continues a journey that began at Lincoln High School in the 70’s. This journey has produced images from remote and fascinating locations , to his new Whidbey Island backyard. His work has appeared in many commercial advertisements, packages, annual reports, websites, magazines, books, and most recently, blogs. 

His website is

We have 73 images, so join us for a fun competition and a great learning experience . Our next competition will be in August and the topic will be Seasides and Beaches. Take images at the beaches or waters’ edges wherever they occur: by the sea, on lakesides, by the river, or any major water source ( 3 year limit). Galleries will be open July 10 17.

Before entering a competition, please make sure your photo s are titled correctly. Also, please commit to your choices and make sure they are the correct images. In this last submission period, we had numerous incorrectly titled images and many, many requests to delete an image and
resubmit another image or another version of the same image. This makes our job much more confusing and difficult, and we don’t want to make errors on your competition entries. Please double check titles and images before clicking the upload button!



Sea sides and Beaches will be the August topic and images may be taken at the beach or waters’ edges wherever they occur by the sea, on lake sides, by the river, or any major water source. Also, a 3 year time limit. Golden Hour or Blue Hour is the October topic and Industrial will b e the topic for December. Both have 3 year time limits.

The topics for 2022 will be: Arches, Black & White, Faces (human, animal, statues), Long Exposure, Abandoned/Decay, and Round Things.

Bonny and Jerry

Currently, due to the Covid 2019 situation, all competitions are virtual and held by Zoom Meetings. Attendance is  limited to members only.


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 2021 Competition Schedule for more details, and the most recent Newsletter for current competition information. 2020 Competition Manual

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


 2022 Competition Topics:

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