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 The Photo Club of Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ


Introduction to Competitions

Each Spring and Fall Grand Photos holds an independently judged Photo Competition exclusively for it's members.

The Grand Photos Competition Team has made several changes for the Fall 2022 competition.

  • Entry Process - some changes should make it easier for members to participate. Please note that the number of Division has been reduced from three to two.
  • For prints – the maximum print size is now 8 ½ by 11, and the prints don’t need to be mounted. This will significantly decrease the cost of materials, and if you have a good inkjet printer at home, you won’t need to come into the club to print entries.
  • Smartphones – for those of you using smartphones, don’t be afraid of competing with people using “old style” cameras. The picture quality of newer smartphones is surprisingly good, and several awards in previous competition went to images taken with smartphones.
  • Abstracts - the Team has added an ABSTRACT category for the Fall competition, abstract images may also be entered other categories as well.
  • Expanded entry opportunities. Because some members have clear photographic interests, the Competition Team has made a change to the number of images that may be entered into the competition categories. In the Small Print competition 1 to 4 prints may be entered per category with a limit of 10 prints total for each participant.  Due to technical difficulties the new entry plan will not be available for the Digital competition this Fall. 

  • Image entry Fees. To keep up with the competition costs - ribbons, judge’s honorariums, to name just two items, the cost of entries will be $1.25 per image in both the Digital and Print competitions.  

  • Finally – after the competition, we will be holding image analysis reviews where you can ask for feedback on your submissions.

The next Grand Photos competition will be in the Fall of 2022.  Print entries will be tuned in at the Club Studio on November 15th between 3 - 4 PM. The print entry form and competition instructions can be downloaded  here.  Print labels will be available in the club Studio or downloaded here.  Digital entries may be up loaded on the Grand Photos web site starting September 1, 2022; the deadline for submission of Digital entries is 11:59 pm, Thursday, November 17, 2022.  There will be 6 digital and 5 print categories .  (See the category definition page for details).  

Grand Photos has two judged Division A and Division B to provide meaningful competition for all ranges of experience.   Entries in each division and each category are scored separately by a panel of three judges and awards are then assigned.  Print and Digital submissions are judged at two different times. See the Results Page Click here for all of the results and point standings from the most recent competition.

The links below are to all the information needed to participate in the Spring 2022 Competitions.  They include: The Rules (Guidelines), Categories (category definitions), Print Entry form and Instructions for entering Digital images. 

We want you to participate!   

 Click here for all the Fall 2022 Category Definitions.
 Click here for the Competition Rules and Guidelines for the Fall 2022.
 Click here for the Digital entry instructions for Fall 2022 (Members Only; Login Req'd). 

 Click here for the print entry form and competition instructions and here for the print labels. 

 Competition Team Chairperson:  Arnold Becker

 The Competition Chairs for the Fall 2022 competitions will be:  Digital: Dennis Hilgar; Prints: Audrey Pavitt


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