In October 2011 I joined the Valley Viewfinders Camera Club
in Albany, Oregon. After my first meeting, I started entering my photos into their monthly competitions.
The print competition is held the first meeting of the month. Color print entries are accepted each month, and black and white entries three times a year. One can enter small prints (less than 96 square inches) and large prints. Each month there is a differnt theme, like reflections, shadows, animals, etc. Prints can also be entered which aren't part of the monthly theme. With the different combinations of size and theme, there are four categories for the color competition, and an additional four whenever there's a black and white competition. Each member may enter two prints per category. The club members vote for the top three photos in each category.
On the second meeting of the month is the electronic image competition, which is not separated into different categories of theme, size or color — there's just one category. The photos are judges by a different three-member team each month. All of the entries are shown on a large-screen HD TV, with the top photos winning first through fifth places.
This album gathers into one place all of my photos which have won any kind of award at these monthly competitions. Keep checking back here every once in a while, as I hope to continue having some success in the competitions.