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 Photo Club of The Grand in Surprise, AZ


Introduction to Competitions

Each Season, September to the following April,  Grand Photos holds a non-member judged Photo Competition exclusively for it's members.

  • Digital Entry Process - Each member may enter up to four (4) images in any category however,  the member is limited to twelve (12) images total.
  • For prints, revisions to be announced at a later date – 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. 
  • Print entry opportunities, revisions to be announced at a later date - In the Small Print competition each member may enter up to four (4) images in any category however,  the member is limited to ten (10) images total.

  • Smartphones – For those using smartphones, don’t be afraid of compete. The picture quality of newer smartphones is surprisingly good, and several awards, in previous competitions, went to images taken with smartphone.

  • Image entry Fees - The entry fee for each image submitted will be $1.25 per image in both the Digital and Print competitions.  

  • Image review – Following the competition, there will be an opportunity for members to request an image analysis of their image(s).

The next Grand Photos competition will begin in early 2024.  Print entries will be turned in at the Club Studio early in February 2024 on a date to be determined.  Digital entries may be up loaded on the Grand Photos web site starting January 1, 2024; the deadline for submission of Digital entries will be February 15.  See the category definition page for category details.  

Grand Photos has two competition divisions,  A and B, to provide meaningful competition for all ranges of experience.   Entries in each division are scored separately by a panel of three non-member judges and awards are then assigned.  The date and times of the Print and Digital judgings will be announced.  To see the results and point standings for the most recent past competition, Click here

The links below provide the information needed to participate in the 2024 Competition.  They include: The Rules (Guidelines), Categories (category definitions), Print Entry forms and Instructions for entering Digital and print images. 

We want you to participate!   

 Click here for the 2024 Category Definitions. 
 Click here for the Competition Rules and Guidelines for 2024.
 Click here for the Digital entry instructions for 2024 (Members Only; Login is required).

 Click here for the print entry forms and competition instructions and here for the print labels.  This material has not yet been  prepared for the 2024 print competition.  

 Competition Team Chairperson:  Arnold Becker

 The Competition Chairs for the 2024 competition will be:  Digital: Dennis Hilgar;  Prints: To be Announced


A. Becker


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