Print Categories

The Print Competition has always been a favorite among club members.

Contact email addresses for the Print Committee may be found on the Contact Page.

Members may submit up to 5 entries. ONE print may be entered in each of the following categories :



All Categories

All prints may be printed by the submitting member or be commercially printed from the member's negative, slide, or digital image.

In addition to a physical print, members must also submit a digital image of the print. The digital files can be no larger than 1023 pixels (W) x 768 pixels (H) @ 72 dpi for landscape (Horizontal) images, and no larger than 768 pixels (H) for portrait (Vertical) images. The file Color Space must be set to sRGB and saved as JPEG. The reason for the digital file submission is to provide a check list for the actual Print submission, as well as to provide winning images for a monthly slideshow on the MVCC website. Image files should be uploaded on the Uploader Page, and file naming instructions may be found there.

Check the Judges Page for a list of judges for the season.


ASSIGNED Category prints may be any size color or black & white print up to 16" x 20" on a 16" x 20" maximum mount.

The Print Committee has created the following assignments for the 2015 - 2016 Monthly Print Competition year for the Assigned Category. Any may be singular or plural.

  • Bridge (a structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle.) - Submission Date: September 28, 2015; Competition Date: October 14, 2015
  • Ball (a solid or hollow sphere or ovoid) - Submission Date: October 26, 2015; Competition Date November 11, 2015
  • Mauve - Submission Date: December 14, 2015; Competition Date January 6, 2016
  • Dessert - Submission Date: January 19, 2016; Competition Date February 3, 2016
  • Diner (a restaurant usually resembling a dining car in shape) - Submission Date: February 22, 2016; Competition Date March 9, 2016
  • Smoke -Submission Date: March 14, 2016; Competition Date April 6, 2016

BLACK AND WHITE GENERAL prints may be any size print on a 16" x 20" maximum mount.

Straight monochrome or toned prints. One additional color may be added; for example, by hand coloring or selective toning.

COLOR GENERAL COLOR GENERAL prints may be any size print on a 16" x 20" maximum mount.
MANIPULATED MANIPULATED prints may be any size print up to 16 x 20 inches size including mount. Maker may use any method to produce the print providing the initial image(s) was captured or recorded using light sensitive material or equipment employing a light sensitive device (camera, scanner…). The use of computer enhancement/manipulation is required for eligibility into this category. All artwork, its components and manipulation have to be produced by the maker only. The degree of manipulation must be clearly and distinctly obvious. Judges are advised to evaluate prints in this category on their artistic merits.
  PEOPLE PEOPLE prints may be any size print up to 16 x 20 inches size including mount. Category is open to human subjects only, focusing on but not limited to an artistic, and/or technical representation of the face and body of a single person or a group of people. Any color rendition and image enhancement is allowed.



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