NOTE: RULE CHANGE FOR REALITY DIVISIONS!! May, 2020
Due to the lock-downs related to the Corona virus and the restrictions on public events and travel, the CVDCC Board has approved a change in our local competition rules for the 4 reality divisions at least through the end of 2020. The previous requirement was that images be taken within 18 months of submission. That requirement has now been relaxed to 24 months. The reality divisions include Nature, Photojournalism General, Photojournalism Human Interest, and Travel. We will reevaluate this change going into 2021. As before, there is no time limit for the Pictorial Color and Monochrome categories.
The Desert Camera Club normally holds Digital Competitions at several regular meetings during the Club year. There are competitions held in different categories selected from among Pictorial Color and Pictorial Monochrome and the "reality divisions": Nature General, Photo Travel, Photojournalism General, and Photojournalism Human Interest. Each category has its own definition (click here) that is rigorously followed by judges. Winning images are normally published in the Gallery section of this website. For more information, email email@example.com.
Competitions for all categories are held every "competition month" (see below). The upcoming schedule will be announced at least three months in advance, although may be subject to late changes for unavoidable reasons.
Deadline for entry is the Sunday immediately preceding the meeting at midnight, sharp. The competition normally opens for entry on the 1st of the competition month.
Our competition year runs across the calendar year.
Entering Competitions - Guidelines
Competition requirements and details are available on the COMPETITION GUIDELINES page. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the details to ensure the fullest and most rewarding participation.
Competition Schedule for Competition Year 2020
Feb 20 • Apr 16 • Jun 18 • Oct 15 • Dec 17
Year-End Competitions and Awards
All images that won an award (Honorable Mention or Excellence Award) during the competition year are entered into a special end of year competition. From among these images three judges select those images in each Division deserving of Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards or Honorable Mentions. The awards are presented at the annual CVDCC banquet. Click here for past awards.
Entrants into CVDCC competitions are encouraged to use the Brightness Control to adjust the brightness of their monitors. This will ensure that the brightness of the images when projected in competition will more closely approximate of what the entrant sees on their own monitor. This will NOT, however, affect color compatibility: entrants are still encouraged to color calibrate their monitors.