Please join us Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 7:00pm for Honors Night at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church (BAUUC), 17503 El Camino Real, 77058 in Cockrell Hall. The doors open early at 7:00pm for fellowship and snacks/drinks with guests and members. The program will start at 7:30pm. You can go here to find out more about the Honors program.
The assignment for June is "Still Life". The photo had to be taken after March 01, 2016. This is the sixth opportunity of 2016 to compete for Photographer of the Year.
We also have digital submissions (no club award at this time) and the 'Open' category for photo submissions accompanied by the new Open Category Award. This category (TOCA) is scored under the same rules as the Assignment category, with the exceptions of the applicability qualifier and date taken by restriction. Those exceptions will not be used in the Open category award (TOCA) scoring matrix. All 3 category submissions, and any awards received in those categories, count toward level advancement in the club.
All printed photos for submission in either category must be posted on the sign-up sheet no later than 7:20pm. This is so the Honors Night Director has time to enter them into the computer for a timely start of the meeting. All digital submissions have to be submitted no later than midnight the Sunday before Tuesday Honors Night. Your dues must be current for this year in order to submit.
We look forward to all members and visitors joining us for the meeting.
Just in: a first for Bay Area Photo Club! The votes have been counted and recounted multiple times and verified to be accurate. We have two Photographers of the Year!!!
Congratulations to Linda Novak and Steve Schuenke as our new 2015 POTY winners. Both of these fine photographers battled it out with the other members throughout the year, but they turned in some phenomenal assignment photos. The final tally placed them above the rest, but in a dead heat. This is not a shared award. They stand on their own as Photographers of the Year, and each has a plaque recognizing them as such.
We also want to extend congratulations to our first winner of 'The Open Category Award' (TOCA), Al Stewart. Al consistently submitted high caliber and high scoring photos throughout the year. He received our first ever plaque for that award.
Please make a point to congratulate these three members on their awards at the next opportunity you get.
If you did not make the meeting, please mark your calendars for next years dinner on the 4th Tuesday of January 2017. You missed out on some great food, fun and fellowship with members and their guests.
President, Bay Area Photo Club
Bay Area Photo Club
2015 Assignments and Open Entries
Here is the list of Honors Night assignments for 2015. As always assignment images must be shot during the 3 months preceding the Honors Night monthly meeting that they are listed for.
February Out of Context
April Environmental Portrait
Also remember that in 2015 we will be scoring the Open entries as well and awarding a prize at the end of the year.
As we announced in our meeting in August, we are looking to expand our pool of judges next year. There are no specific qualifications except that you would need to go through a process of learning the judging criteria and Honors Night protocols. Following that you will want to sit in on 1 or 2 sessions judging off the record. Once you are comfortable, you can join the action.
Let me know if you are interested in judging. We need the help.