COMPETITION RULES & GUIDELINES

North Bethesda Camera Club holds nine monthly competitions for electronic images and prints and a  members showcase for electronic images only. Entries must be taken with a camera on film or by digital capture.

Requirements and Policy

Before submitting, be sure to read and understand the latest Competition Rules, Submission Guidelines, and Electronic Image Archive Policy documents below. For answers, first check the Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ). Please direct further comments and questions to the Competition Coordinator for the month or the Competition Chair.

The complete rules for all print and electronic image
competitions are revised periodically and are included here.

Retention and use of images submitted to the electronic image competition are included in this policy document.

How to submit images for competition, including file and format requirements, are included in these guidelines. 

James Corbett created a video on how to create a Lightroom Classic export preset to help members ensure their images meet competition submission guidelines.  The video is available here.

2022–2023 Competition Coordinators

September 7th — Max Kantzer

September 14th — Robert Barkin

October 12th  Robert Barkin

November 2nd   Robert Barkin

November 9th   Robert Barkin

December 7th — Steven Lapidus

January 4th  — Steven Lapidus

January 11th Steven Lapidus

February 1st — Steven Lapidus

March 1st — Robert Barkin

March 8th — Robert Barkin

April 12th — Robert Barkin

May 3rd — Steven Lapidus

May 10th — Robert Barkin

The expanded definition of "Nature" as it applies to basic competition assignments is provided here. 

Alan Sislen's article provides a thought provoking discussion of issues concerning photographing other people's art.  Please consult our Competition Rules concerning submission of photographs of other people's art in NBCC competitions.