Sep 242013







Inter Region Competition & Keynote Format         GTCCC  vs  NFRCC  October 26, 2013

Toronto Camera Club Building  : 10:30am- 6:00pm

Format:     This competition would consist of 3 parts;

1.    PRINTSPortraiture, Photojournalism, Creative– (No nature, no natural landscapes etc ),

2.     20 submissions from each side. Digital copy required.

3.    Image minimum size 8x 10 to a max of 16 x 20

4.    Backing size minimum 11x 14 to a max of 16 x20. Prints can be matted or not matted. No frames allowed.

5.    DIGITAL projection: Pure Nature category.. No hand of man allowed. Includes sunsets, landscapes, flowers etc.

6.    30 submissions max from each side.

7.    Image size : 1024 x 1024

8.    DIGITAL projection: Pictorial category.. no nature or natural images to be submitted. Anything else is permissible.

9.    20submissions max from each side. Image size 1024 x 1024.

Judging and Scoring this Competition:

1.    There will be a pool of 4 judges. Two judges proposed by the GTCCC and 2 judges proposed by the NFRCC. For the 3 competitions, a straw vote will be taken each time to select 3 judges from the pool of 4 available judges.

2.    Scoring will be from 1- 10 with the acceptable level set a 6. Top score will be 30 per image.

3.    Each category will have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and 25% Honorable Mentions decided by the judges. There will be a single Regional winner for each category ( GTCCC or NFRCC ) based on the total scoring of  all the images per region. All ties to be decided by the category judging group.

4.    There will also be the Overall Regional Winner based on the sum total of the categories scores’ of each region. Thus there will be 4 trophies presented.

5.    Trophies for: Digital Nature, Digital Pictorial, Prints, Overall Regional Winner

Format and Time Table for the day. ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE

Set up will be ready but day issues to resolve  10:-10:30am

1.    Welcome from GTCCC and NFRCC Presidents       10:25 am

2.    Digital Nature judging begins                                 10:30am

3.    Digital Pictorial judging begins                              11:30am

4.    Prints Judging begins                                              12:30 pm

5.    Lunch                                                                        1:30- 2:30pm

6.   Award Presentations                                                 2:30-2:45pm

7.   Presenters ( 1 ) one                                                  3:00-4:30pm

8.   Social and closing remarks                                     4:30 -6:00pm

GTCCC/NFRCC Rules for the 1st Inter Regional Competition Oct. 26, 2013

General Rules– Photographs must be the work of the maker and not the product of a workshop, class or set-up, with or without an instructor’s assistance. Competitions are open to images that have been computer enhanced or computer manipulated.  Images must be based on or composed from original optically or photographically generated images. Images are not to be totally computer-generated. All components of an image must be created by the photographer-no clip art or purchased software images. Maker must have all rights to this image.

Print Category

PRINT GUIDELINES: Bring your prints with you when you come to the competition.

  • ENTRIES– You cannot re-enter an image that has won an award or honorable mention ribbon at a previous NFRCC/GTCCC salon.
  • # OF IMAGES– Region may enter up to 20 images in the Color /Monochrome category. A digital copy of the print will emailed to
  • AWARDS- A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place is awarded. Honorable mentions also to be awarded.
  • MOUNTING-A print must be mounted on something stiff, such as foamcore, so it will stand independently in a print-viewing box.
  • MATTING– A prints may be matted but it is not required. Finished mat size may not exceed 16” x 20”. NOTE– No frames or glass or anything on the back of a print that may damage another print will be permitted.
  • PRINT( Image ) SIZE

o                        Minimum is 80 square inches, (8×10), not including a mat.

o                        Maximum size is 320 square inches, which would include the mat. (16×20)

o                        Image may not be more than 20 inches wide or more than 16 inches high.

o                        Prints must be the work of the maker and not the product of an instructional workshop, class or set-up. Digital enhancement is allowed but no clip-art or purchased images and the maker must photograph all components.

  • REVERSE SIDE: On the reverse side of the image, put an arrow of orientation, the image title, the submission division and your name and address. Be absolutely sure that this information is attached securely but not in any way that would scratch or damage another print when all the images are placed in a stack.


Digital Categories

Photographs must be the work of the maker. Competitions are open to images that have been computer enhanced or computer manipulated (digital). Digital photos must be based on or composed from original optically or photographically generated images. Images are not to be totally computer-generated. All components (photobased) must be created by the photographer – no clip art or purchased software images to be included.

            Pictorial Category   20 images   Images that do not fit into the Nature or Wildlife Divisions.

            Nature    Category-  15 images    Must follow the basic rules of the for nature entries.  (See below)

            Wildlife   Category  15 images     Must follow the basic rules of the for wildlife entries.  (See below)

Submission guidelines for all digital images:

            Image format – .JPG files only

            Maximum pixel dimensions – 1024 Pixels wide by 1024 Pixels high including digital mats and borders.

            Color space – should be sRGB

File naming:  Send entries to the following address:



  •  Digital Images – Nature /Wildlife Categories

No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged, combined, or changed in any way that affects the integrity of the image content. No manipulation or modification is permitted except resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration to the original color of the scene. No special effects filters can be added or applied, and any sharpening must appear natural.


  • Non-captive animals in their native habitat, however, images in which a man made object has become part of the creature’s natural habitat, such as a stork in a roof nest or a barn swallow in its nest in a barn, as well as tagged animals in the wild, are acceptable.
  • Images of captive animals may not be submitted.


Images entered in the nature competition must conform to PSA’s definition of a nature slide.

Eligible subjects include trees, wild flowers, weeds, grasses, fungi, ferns, mosses, animals or birds (except domesticated), reptiles, insects, fossils, weather, land/seascapes (without boats or other human evidence), geological formations, etc.

Ineligible subjects include cultivated plants or flowers, domestic animals (dogs, cows, etc.) scenic’s which show human artefacts (fences, buildings, telephone wires, etc.), mounted specimens, museum habitats or groups, or subjects no longer alive.

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Mar 192013

NFRCC Print Salon 2013

Chairman Karl Miller

Assistance Darlene Stry, Manny LoPresto, Lynn Brunetto, Steve Dent, Patty Raydo

Judges Joe LeFever, John Slonina, Navada Wier

400 entries! 171 monochrome 229 color


1st)  Dave Valvo    Death Valley Moon

2nd) Carol Pustulka (ST)  Beautiful falls

3rd)  WadeAiken(TT)  Orangutan

Peoples choice for Monochrome

1st {tie}Dave Valvo  Death Valley Moon

1st) (tie} Art Ward(HA)  Milk Pods Bursting

2nd) Patty Raydo (ER)  Spiderweb

3rd) Wade Aiken(TT)  Orangutan

George Butt Award for Monochrome

1st)   Southtown 194

2nd)  Science Museum 191

3rd)   Erie   180


1st) Wade Aiken (TT)  Night Lights

2nd) Carol Pustulka (ST)  Dawn in the Adirondacks

3rd) Carol Pustulka (ST)  Big Guy

Peoples choice for color

1st) Wade Aiken (TT)   Night Lights

2nd) Carol Pustulka (ST)  Dawn in the Adirondacks

3rd) Gary Slingerland (SC)  Ibis and crab

George Butt Award for Color

1st)  Southtown 185

2nd) Science Museum 176

3rd)  Hamilton 173

4th)  Twin Cities 172

5th)  Erie 168

ER – Erie Photography Club,  HA – Hamilton Camera Club,  SC – Science Museum,  ST – Southtown Camera Club,  TC – Twin Cities Camera Club,  TT – Twin Tier Camera Club

Honor Award Winners

Print Salon Color HM 2013

Total score available was 30 points

18 points

Tom Smith (ST)            Blue Ridge Mts.    and also   Great Sand Dunes

Margery Muniak (ST) “Artist Palette”

Dave Valvo (-)       ” False Kiva II”  and also    “Snowshoe Runner”

Sixto Maredo III (SM) “Beauty the bee”

Janet LoPresto (ST)     “Dazzling Pink Beauty”

Wiscoy                              “Fall Leaf”

Manny LoPresto (ST) “Red, Green, Yellow”

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Catch A Wave”

Chris Temple (HA)       “Under The Weather”

Dianna Withyman (HA) “Resting”

Caarles Bartalotto (SM) “Autumn Color”

Ian Webber (AM)          “Niagara Striations”

Jackie Sajewski(-)          “Have Some Garlic” and also  “Slippers”

Carol Pustulka (ST)          Beautiful Autumn Storm

Robert Corey (SM)          “Beaten not Down”

Sandra Hawkins (-)          “American Kestrel”

Art Ward (HA)                   “Winter Beauty”

Cora Hall (TT)                   “Eyes”

Tony Avellanosa (SM) “Stairway to Oblivion”

John Muniak (ST)          “Erin”

Les Check (W)                  “Hudson”

19 points

Leona Holms (HA)          “East African Crowned Crane”

Joanie Metzler (ST)        “Weird Crayons”

Carol Pustulka (ST)       “Dawn in the Adirondacks”   and also  “Big Guy”

Bob Hawkins (-)               “Stairway Arches”

Karen Fulham (NF)        “Yellow Bird on an Agave Plant”

Art Ward (HA)                  “Owl in Flight”

Karl Miller (ST}                 “Kowl”

Sam Ward (ER)                “Bodie Town”

Patty Raydo (ER)          “Eastern Tail Blue”

Andrea Burke (SM)      “Winning Championship Goal Celebration”

20 points

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Whale Song”

21 points

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Sled”

22 points

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Night Lights”


Print Salon Monochrome HM 2013

Total scores available was 30points

19 points

John Muniak (ST)    “Grand Canal”  and also  “Churning”  plus   “Masked Ball”

Ron Snyder (TC)       “Burl’s Winter Cabin”

Bob Raydo (ER)       “Yosemite Valley”  and also “Big Sur Coastline”

Tom Smith (ST)       “Night at the shore”  and also “Niagara Castle’

Sam Ward (ER)      ” Morning Light”

Charles Bartolotta (SM) “Gorilla Hands”

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Anhinga”

Tony Avellanosa (SM) “Boat Dock” and also  “Birch Trees”

Margery Muniak (ST) “Country Store” and also “Night Glow”

Sarah Dziak (TC)        “Cathedral”

Manny LoPresto (ST) ” Ithica Waterfalls #2 2012″

Dave Valvo (-)                 “The Shariff”

20 points

Dave Valvo (-)            “Yellow Stone”

Patty Raydo (ER)    “You need a book?”

Charles Bartollotta (SM)   “Overbury Building”

Near Zabrinski                  ” Pt. #2″

Bob Hawkins (-)              “Airborne”

Ernie Yu (SM)                   “Peacock”

Jeremy Martin (SM)       “Skinner”

Carol Pustulka (ST)          “Beautiful Falls”

Darlene Stry (ST)          “California Sea Lion”

Charlie Metzler (ST)      “2 Buckets”

Karl Miller (ST)              “Foggy Mourning”

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Hawk Landing”

21 Points

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Red Shouldered Hawk”

22 Points

Dave Valvo (-)                   “Death Vally Moon”

Art Ward (HA)                   “Milkpods”

Wade Aiken (TT)          “Orangutan”


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