​​​​​​​​​​First Tuesday, October thru April ​​​​​​

Club competitions are held on the first Tuesday of the month starting in October and running through April.  These competitions are judged by 3 judges:  2 being from area Camera Clubs and one internal judge. Each member in good standing may submit 3 images in each of the five categories: small monochrome, large monochrome, small color, large color and digital projected image (DPI).  Winners from these competitions are sent to CACCA for Inter-Club competitions.  The CACCA Inter-Club Competitions are held at 333 Thomas, Arlington Heights, IL.   

End of Year Competition

In May, we hold our End of Year competition.  This competition has all members vote for their favorite images from those submitted by club members.  These images may have been in previous competitions or just images that the submitting member likes.  Votes are tallied at this meeting and awards for image winners are announced at our End of Year Awards Banquet.  Each member can submit images in all five categories:  small monochrome, large monochrome, small color, large color, and DPI. 

Digital Projected Images - DPI

Digital images are often referred to as DPI.  All DPIs must be submitted by the Sunday before the competition in the proper format. Submissions must follow the specific size and naming requirements.  All DPI entries are emailed to dpi@northshorecameraclub.com.   Click for DPI Instructions.pdf

Print Images

Print images are judged in four categories: small monochrome, large monochrome, small color, and large color. Prints submitted in the "Large" categories must be mounted on a 16" x 20" mat board.  Prints submitted in the "Small" categories must be mounted on an 11" x 14" mat board. Prints are brought to the Club meeting for submission.  All printed entries must be submitted by 7:15 pm.

Additional rules for competition

    All images must be eligible to be submitted to CACCA.  The sole exception to this rule is when the club asks a member for an image to be submitted to CACCA to fill out our total number of entries prior to the next club competition.  This image may then be submitted in intra-club competition at the next competition.

 Same/similar prints, DPI or slides previously entered in CACCA Interclub competition on behalf of ANY other affiliated club are ineligible for competition at North Shore in that division.

Special Category competition

Special category competition entries are small color or monochrome images printed and submitted on 11"x 14" boards.  Each member may submit 3 images.  Special category topics are listed in a subheading under competition.  All printed entries must be submitted by 7:15 pm.

CACCA Judging Guidelines

This link will take you directly to the CACCA website for information regarding the scoring of photos by judges. 

If you have questions about Competition, please contact

Ralph Durham, President at cameraralph@me.com.


North Shore Camera Club

Due to the current COVID - 19 pandemic- all club meetings, breakfasts, and programs are canceled for the time being.  Our program committee is developing plans for future virtual meetings.  Stay tuned! 

     “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain

       things with words.” - Elliott Erwitt