Competitions promote learning through feedback from judges, and reward success through peer recognition.
Read the NBCC Competition Rules (PDF document).
NBCC conducts monthly photographic competitions in eight categories:
In 2005 NBCC began formal competition in "electronic images" - so called because members submit computer data.
This electronic data remains intangible until displayed or projected, and then we see an image.
Such images are NOT just from digital cameras - they can be scanned from film or photographic prints.
All Electronic Images are submitted into the competition as email attachments.
As a reminder, check for updates to the EIC guidelines and procedures before submitting.
Learn more at the Electronic Image Competition Page.
Monthly Competition Awards and Standings
Monthly competition results and current standings are published in the Lens and Eye newsletter.
For summaries of previous years' results, see the Competition History page.
NBCC sometimes participates as a group in external competitions, most notably the Camera Club category of Nature's Best Photography Magazine
International Photography Contest.
External competition affords members and the Club a chance to be recognized at a broader level.
The aforementioned Nature's Best competition draws entries from all over the world, and NBCC was honored to receive the First Place award in the inaugural competition for camera clubs.
View the winning images here.
Guidelines for Judges at NBCC
Below are the guidelines for judges at our regular monthly competitions.
This is a club meeting during which both prints and electronic images are judged on a single night.
Whenever the competition assignment is "Open" (no specific assignment), that month's competitions are divided into two separate meetings.
On the first night we conduct the electronic images competition, and on the second night we judge prints.
The judge guidelines have been tailored for these special circumstances, so be sure to read the correct one: