Competitions


CAPA Atlantic Zone Competition 2022


Details are forthcoming soon.



Please see the  Schedule for when the competitions are held.

The club's competition guidelines can be found here.



The top-scored images from each competition will be posted on the website. The season’s winners will be awarded for the total scores of all competitions.




2021-22 Competitions 




October 26, Open Theme CAPA (CAPA Nov 15)
Your images must fit into on of the following themes:
1. Close-up – tightly cropped shot that shows a subject or object up close and with significantly more detail than the human eye usually perceives
2. Person(s) – portraiture, candid and documentary
3. Natural Landscape – countryside, rural scene, varying terrain, seascape, waterscape,
astronomical events, etc... – can include ‘hand-of-man’ and/or long exposure
4. Man-made Structures/Objects (includes cityscapes, buildings, transportation, etc...)
5. Animals/Birds – wild or domesticated


Open Editing – All different in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques can be used. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. The entrant must have taken all components of the final images. Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted in this competition. Colour, monochrome, infra-red and HDR images will be accepted.




November 23, Lines & Curves (CAPA Jan 15)
Images submitted into this competition can come from a wide range of topics and subjects such as but not limited to – abstract, altered reality, aircraft, cityscape, flowers, landscape, machinery, nature, people, plants, seascape, still-life, tools, vessels, wildlife, etc...
For this competition, lines/curves will include:
• Converging Lines
• Curved Lines
• Diagonal Lines
• Horizontal Lines
• Opposing diagonal Lines
• S-Curves
• Vertical Lines


Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The final image can be combining multiple images and elements in a final image. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image. Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted in this competition. 




January 25, Monochrome - ( CAPA Feb 28)
A sepia or a black and white image is considered a monochrome image. A ‘duo-toned image is not considered a monochrome image for the purposes of this competition. Hand-of-man is permitted in all themes. Infrared images are permitted in this competition.
Your images must fit into one of the following themes:
1. Portrait (will primarily contain the likeness of a person(s) in which the facial expression is predominant but can be extended to include the entire body and the background)
2. Landscape (can include people, buildings, etc...)
3. Man-made Structures/Objects (includes cityscapes, buildings, transportation, still life, tabletop photography, etc...)
4. Flowers/Plants (wild or cultivated – ‘hand-of-man- is permitted)
5. Animals/Birds/Insects (wild or domesticated – ‘hand-of-man’ is permitted)


Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image. Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted in this competition.




February 22, Nature

Nature and Wildlife definitions are as follows, along with our supplementary themes:

  • Botanical – subjects such as wildflowers, plants, trees, fungi and algae. Germinated and grown without human assistance.
  • Insects, Reptiles & Amphibians – such as: ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, crickets, dragonflies, hornets, mantis, mosquitoes, wasps, alligator, snake, crocodile, gecko, iguana, lizard, turtle, etc…
  • Landscape – subjects such as weather phenomena, geological formations, landscapes, seascapes and natural phenomena, planets, stars and astronomical events.
  • Nature – subjects such as living animals, birds and marine subjects – under the control and feeding of humans if not obvious – such as zoos, game farms, animal preserves, aquariums, etc. No feral or domesticated birds or animals are permitted.
  • Wildlife – ONLY living and untamed wildlife mammals, birds and marine subjects. No traditional zoo, open-range zoos, game farms or other areas where animals/birds are enclosed or confined.  Nature parks are considered natural environments because animals are not in ‘controlled conditions.’ Wild animals and birds are permitted to have scientific bands, tags or radio collars but no tethers or harness attachment. No feral or domesticated birds or animals are permitted.


To promote responsible photographing of species, entrants:

  • must not do anything to injure or distress any animals or destroy their habitat in an attempt to secure an image
  • must maintain an appropriate distance from an active nest, and in most cases, avoid them entirely
  • don’t stress out wildlife by getting too close
  • use appropriate lenses and techniques that minimize stress
  • should be especially careful and respectful when photographing ‘species-at-risk’ and threatened species consider avoiding the photography of ‘species-at-risk’

Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image. Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted in this competition.




March 22, Ice & Water

Images submitted to this competition must clearly depict features made of ice and/or water as the primary subject. Examples are pictures of waterfalls, ice caves, frozen bubbles, river scenes, frozen waterfalls, ice cubes, frozen lakes, and other unique features of ice and/or water. For this competition, snow is NOT considered ice or water and images of snow will be disqualified.
Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image. Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted in this competition.





April 26, Sports
Images submitted to this competition must depict any form of sports, such as hockey, motorcycle racing, or a marathon race for example. It can be taken at a major event of just an early-season practice, from local children's sports to professional-level organizations. It can be an action photo (capture of a decisive moment - i.e.: body in motion) or a feature photo (emphasizes the environment, ambiance, i.e. portrait of athlete or fan focussing on the face and its expressions).
Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image. Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted in this competition.