Entering the Monthly Competition

All entries, digital and print, need to be entered into the website.

Entries are usually due the Sunday a week prior to the judging at 5pm but check the competition listing for the due date in case there is a change.

Submitting digital entries

  1. Resize your images to no more than 1200 pixels wide by 800 pixels high. (More information on resizing)
  2. Save your images in JPEG format. This means no TIFF, no PNG, no RAW, etc. The file name doesn't matter.
  3. Make sure you are logged into the website and that you are a paid member.
  4. Go to the competition entry submission form and fill in the fields. Note that "Caption" is optional.

Alternate digital submission method

  1. Members should submit their own entries to the website if at all possible. If it is not possible, you may drop off a CD at John Z's and the Judging Chair will submit your entries on your behalf.
  2. Prepare your CD as follows:
    • Resize your images to no more than 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high. (More information on resizing)
    • Save your images in JPEG format. This means no TIFF, no PNG, no RAW, etc.
    • The filename of each entry image should be the competition category followed by a dash and then the title of the image written in proper case with spaces (not dashes or underscores) between words. Example: "People - Three Adorable Children in Onalaska.jpg" or "Nature - A Tree in Myrick Park.jpg"
    • Label the CD with your name, your class, and the competition month.

Submitting prints

  1. Go to the competition entry submission form and fill in the fields. Note that "Caption" is optional. The digital "Image" must be included as a web submission or on CD. The physical print is what will be judged but the image will be will be shown in the competition results gallery. This step can be done on your behalf by the judging chair if it is not possible for you to do it.
  2. Prepare your print as follows:
    • All entries must be mounted on stiff board or foam core; maximum finished size is 16x20.
    • Prints may be matted but not framed.
    • The print size must be at least 5x7 and no more than 16X20.
    • When using an 8X10(12) mount, the print must be 5X7 or larger, up to 8X10(12).
    • When using an 11X14 mount, the print must be 8X10 or larger, up to 11X14.
    • When using a 16X20 mount, the print must be 8X10 or larger, up to 16X20.
    • Identifying information such as the maker's name or the title should not be visible from the front.
  3. Label the back of your print as follows:
    • Maker’s name
    • La Crosse Area Camera Club
    • Title of image
    • An indication of which side is the top such as an arrow or the word “top”