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Competition Entry Rules
Revised and Approved: January 27, 2019 - Implementation Date: January 1, 2019

In the 2019 competition year CCCC will have five juried competitions as listed below.

2019 Juried Competition Rules and Themes


Contest Themes for 2019

  • February 2019 Theme - Abandoned Buildings

  • April 2019 Theme - Black & White (Open)

  • June 2019 Theme - Trees

  • September 2019 Theme - Reflections

  • November 2019 Theme - Lights at Night


The rules for entering a Coastal Carolina Camera Club Competition can be found below; any questions or clarification of these rules should be referred to the Competition Chairman/Committee for discussion and/or decision.


Competitions are open to members in good standing who have paid their current dues.

Competition Divisions

  • Members shall compete in one of three Divisions: Novice, Intermediate or Advanced.

  • Advanced Division will be comprised of the following members:

  • Those members who at year end 2018 were competing in the Advanced Division.

  • Those members (new or existing) who consider themselves to be experienced photographers and voluntarily elect to participate in this Division.

  • For competition years 2019 and beyond those members who have earned 16 or more points since January 2016.

  • Intermediate Division will be comprised of the following members:

  • For competition years 2019 and beyond those members who have earned less than 16 points since January 2016.

  • Once a member accumulates 16 points in competition (whether in Novice of Intermediate) the member will immediately move up to the Advanced Division.

  • Novice Division will be comprised of the following members:

  • Individuals who consider themselves new to photography and who have not competed previously.

  • Once a Novice accumulates 8 points in this division, they immediately move up to the Intermediate division.

  • A member must state their choice of Division on entering their first competition. Once in the Advanced Division or Intermediate Division a member may not move down to Intermediate or Novice.

Number of Entries

A member may enter only one digital image in each competition.

Image Restrictions

  • All Competitions will have a THEME. There will be five competitions in 2019.

  • No competing image may be entered more than once, whether it has won or not.

  • There will be no restriction placed on the editing.

  • There will be no nudity or inappropriate subject matter in the submitted image.

  • All images submitted for competition must have been taken no more than two (2) years prior to the date of competition; i.e., if Competition Date is February 14, 2019 then it must have been taken no earlier than February 14, 2017.

Submission of Images

  • Image must be sized to: No greater than 1024 pixels in width and no greater than 768 pixels in height.

  • Image may not have watermarks.

  • The following information must accompany the image: Name of photographer, Title of Image, Competition Division, and Title of Image (Example: LastName_First Name_Intermediate_Title)

  • EXIF data must include: Date Taken

Judging and Awards

  • Judges will select three (3) images in each Division. The selection of images should be determined using the PSA 5-point system.

  • Winning competitors in all three Divisions shall be awarded: 5 points for 1st place 3 points for 2nd place 1 point for 3rd place

  • At years end, the member who has accumulated the most points in each Division during that years competitions shall be recognized with an award of First Place.

Award winning images from our April 2019 Contest Competition


First Place - Advanced Division    Carmen Daughtry     Title: Hidden


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