Contest Categories for 2021-2022

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Note: Any image submitted with a visible Logo, Watermark or copyright, will be disqualified for the month it was submitted. There are no make-up submissions, however the image may be resubmitted without the Logo, Watermark or copyright, in another monthly competition as long as it meets that monthly category criteria.

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August, 2021 - Images due by August 1
NatureINTERNET - 2 images + Comments
Restricted to the use of the photo process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation [...]
September, 2021 - Images due by September 1
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
MonochromeSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images display varying amounts of light, all of the same hue. [...]
October, 2021 - Images due by October 1
TravelREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. [...]
DecaySPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images in this category may be of objects in a range from significant disrepair to an outright state of decomposition. The image ideally should reflect the beauty and dignity that can still be found in such subjects. [...]
November, 2021 - Images due by November 1
NatureREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
Restricted to the use of the photo process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation [...]
CreativeSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
There are no rules or restrictions concerning the origin of any parts of the image. [...]
December, 2021 - Images due by December 1
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
MacroSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images that portray the use of macro (close-up) photography. Emphasis is on the use of close-up techniques, which may be achieved by use of close-up filters, macro lenses or lenses with macro capabilities, extension tubes or any combination of the above. [...]
January, 2022 - Images due by January 1
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
Shape/Forms/LinesSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images should feature geometric shapes within real life settings or placed in creative juxtaposition by the maker. [...]
NatureINTERNET - 2 images + Comments
Restricted to the use of the photo process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation [...]
February, 2022 - Images due by February 1
CreativeREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The PSA definition of Creative is Altered Reality. The image may be of any subject matter and must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three. [...]
Still LifeSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
This is defined as the depiction of inanimate subject matter [...]
March, 2022 - Images due by March 1
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
Street PhotographySPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Street photography is a genre of photography that records everyday life in a public place. [...]
April, 2022 - Images due by April 1
PortraitREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
Image of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. This is done through the use of effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. [...]
Sunset/SunriseSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images may be of any subject, with sunset or sunrise as the main element. [...]
May, 2022 - Images due by May 1
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
Power of ColorSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The main thrust of the image must be the use of color and how it defines what we view [...]