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 25
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. [...]
February, 2022 - Images due by February 1
Creative - HybridREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
For Hybrid category, you can submit 2 Creative images or 1 Creative and 1 Open image. 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
Portrait - HybridREGULAR - 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. For this hybrid category, you can submit 2 Portrait images or 1 Portrait and 1 Open image. [...]
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 [...]