Photo Competitions

We Are Affiliated With

Florida Camera Club Council

Six competitions a year in both digital and print format.
Categories: Color, Mono, Creative/Composites, Documentary

Photographic Society of America

Three competitions a year in digital format.
Competitions we compete in November, February, April, Categories: Nature

Glennie International Nature Photo Contest

Competitions 1 Annual, Format Digital , Runs Jan through February, Categories: Nature

Florida Camera Club Council

The primary objective of these instructions is to provide uniform procedures for conducting FCCC competitions. It is the sole guide for entrants to our competitions, for FCCC host clubs conducting competitions, and for all FCCC officers.

The principal purposes of FCCC competitions are:

  1. To provide a vehicle for sharing work among our membership.
  2. To encourage friendly comparison of the current photographic efforts of the members.
  3. To serve as a proving ground for new techniques and current work.

There shall be three (3) triannual competitions per FCCC Year, as well as a year-end judging.

There shall be two (2) Competition Classes in the Color category only. There shall be one (1) competition class in all other categories. For the Color category only, , there is a Beginner and an Advanced class. The primary purpose of competing in a class is to have your work compared to those with similar skill levels. As a first time competitor you may rate yourself as an A (Advanced photographer) or B (Beginner photographer). Once you have accumulated a total of 3 blue or red ribbons (in any combination) in triannual competitions OR won any award ribbon in a Year-End judging you will automatically be moved from Class B to Class A for all future competitions.

There are four categories, each judged separately. In all categories, only images that are totally the work of the individual photographer may be submitted. Work that is not completely your own is not allowed.

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NOTE:  Participation in the FCCC competition requires membership in our camera club, creating a login on the FCCC website and uploading your images according to their specs.


Click here to see our club members entries/results in the 2nd FCCC competition of 2020.

Photographic Society of America

Nature Division Interclub Competition
This competition is held three (3) times each competition year, beginning in the fall. The deadline for competitions are November 15, February 15, and April 15.

The next competition is underway and the deadline for our club to submit to PSA is November 15th 2020.  

Please submit pictures for consideration to to George Verity @ 

We can submit up to 6 digital images from our club.

To Submit Images for Consideration 

  1. Take pictures (ensure they meet the Submission Guidelines below).
  2. Format according to File Specifications - below
  3. Submit to the PACC by sending to George Verity @ 
  4. Pictures submitted for consideration will be reviewed by the club staff 
  5. 6 Selected images will be submitted to the PSA competition By November 14th

PSA Nature Division File Specifications
Prior to submitting your images, please insure that:
   (1) The maximum horizontal dimension (width) for each image does not exceed 1400 pixels.
   (2) The maximum vertical dimension (height/tall) for each image does not exceed 1050 pixels.
   (3) All files are in "jpg" format.
   For optimum projection, images should be saved in the "rgb" color space.

Please do not include a pound sign (#), an equal sign (=), a question mark (?), a single quote ('), a double quote ("), a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;) or .  ,  !    (  )  $  \  /  ?  '  " in your image file names.

 Nature Division Requirements Link  

»PSA Nature Division Photo Submission Guidelines
The definition below has been agreed by PSA and FIAP. However, PSA has produced a preface to this definition as below:-

PSA preface
There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times: The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph.

This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in Nature competitions. Judges are warned not to reward them.

The PSA policy on aerial photography does not permit animals or birds in their natural habitat to be photographed from a drone.

Joint PSA FIAP definition

  • Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation.
  • The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
  • Human elements must not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
  • Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
  • Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
  • No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.
  • Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.
  • Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
  • Stitched images are not permitted
  • Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
  • Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
  • Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.


Where exhibitions or competitions have a Wildlife section or are giving a Wildlife medal the following applies:

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.

Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.

Wildlife is not limited to mammals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

The Glennie

The Glennie is a club competition, with no individual entries allowed. Each participating organization may submit 10 images, with no more than 2 by each maker. Images that have received awards in previous Glennie Salons are ineligible.

Makers who belong to two or more clubs must coordinate with the respective clubs to ensure that no more than 2 of their images are submitted in total. In the event more than 2 images, or duplicate images, are submitted from the same maker, the earliest submissions will be judged, and the other submissions will be ineligible.


  1. Animals (consists of the following categories)
    a. Birds
    b. Invertebrates - Insects, Mollusks (snails etc.), Arachnids, Annelids (worms), Crustaceans
    c. Reptiles
    d. Amphibians
    e. Mammals
    f. Marine and Freshwater Life - Fish, Marine Crustaceans/Mammals, Starfish, Corals etc.
  2. Botany
  3. Landscape


The Glennie presents awards to both club and individual images. Club awards include:

  • Top 5 Clubs Total Score - based upon aggregate score
  • Top 5 Clubs Diversity Award - determined by totaling the highest image scores for each category entered.

Individual image awards include: Best of Show

  • Best Wildlife
  • Best of Category (Birds, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, Marine & Freshwater Life, Botany, and Landscape)

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We will announce the beginning of the next year's Glennie.