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North Bethesda Camera Club holds nine monthly competitions for electronic images and prints. 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.

2023–2024 Competition Coordinators

September 6th — Max Kantzer   

October 4th — Robert Barkin

October 11th — Robert Barkin

November 1st — Robert Barkin

December 6th — Bob Mazziotta

January 3rd— Bob Mazziotta

February 7th — Bob Mazziotta

February 21st — Robert Barkin

March 6th — Robert Barkin

April 3rd — Robert Barkin

May 1st — Bob Mazziotta

May 8th — Bob Mazziotta

If you need to contact a Coordinator:

Robert Barkin      See Member’s Directory

Max Kantzer

Bob Mazziotta

Judy Switt, chair

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.

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