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CONDITION FOR COMPETITION ENTRY

 

 

 

All club members are encouraged to enter images in our Club’s  CAPA Competitions.  By participating in these competitions, you are pushing yourself to develop new photography skill and reach your true potential as a photographer.

If you have any questions about submitting an image for competition, you can email me at seboles@telus.net.

Special Note: All competition participants agree to permit CAPA to publish their images in the Canadian Camera Magazine, on the CAPA website or use their images at any time for CAPA exhibition, publication, promotion, and educational sessions.  Entry into any CAPA competition or exhibition implies acceptable to the above practice – UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REFUSED by marking an “X” prior to the filename.  Photographers are credited of their work.

Important: CAPA recommends that the photographer obtain a model release for presentation and publication purposes, prior to submitting the entry.  The photographer, not CAPA, will be responsible for any legal issues.  CAPA reserves the right to request the original captured images prior to manipulation, for any entry in a CAPA competition – in the files’ native format.

CAPA is family-orientated. Therefore, competition images must be suitable for viewing by any age group. It is the responsibility of each Club Competition Committee to review all images prior to the night of judging.  If there is a question of whether the images is suitable or not then the image should  be forwarded to the appropriate Divisional Competition Chair for their review and decision:

– Digital – Fine Art – Minimal Manipulation – Theme Chair – Sheldon Boles – seboles@telus.net;

Digital – Altered Reality – Portrait Chair – Tim Stonhouse – taslawyer1@gmail.com;

Digital – Open Chair – Don Berthman – berthman@gmail.com;

Digital – Nature – Wildlife Chair – John Lyon – rjlyon@shaw.ca;

Print – Open Chair – Richard Knotts – rknotts@telus.net; and

AV Shows Chair – Ann Alimi – anhie@hotmail.com.

In the event an image is deemed unacceptable, the photographer should be provided an opportunity to resubmit the image or replace the image.  This exchange action must be undertaken prior to the club judging.

Entries for all competitions must originate as photographs – image captures of objects via light sensitive film or sensor made by the entrant.  The entrants must town the copyright for the submitted image, and all elements used must be the original work for the competition.

CAPA encourages photographers to grow through continuous practice, use fresh ideas and submit new work for competition.Once an image has been entered into a CAPA competition, that image has been adequately evaluated.  CAPA expects photographers to submit different images into each competition. You cannot enter one image in multiple competitions that are running at the same time.  The new CAPA online system checks for this situation.  It is the responsibility of each CAPA Club to ensure that duplicate images are not entered into competitions.

For the majority of CAPA Competitions, photography clubs can enter 6 images.  However, no photographer can have more than one amongst the images selected for submission to a CAPA competition.

FORMAT & LABELING: Use the following guidelines in preparing your digital slides for entry:

– High quality JPEG (use a quality setting of 90% or better) in the sRGB colour space.

– Images should be in the proper orientation for viewing, as they will be projected as submitted.

– Image resolution shall not exceed 1400 x 1050 pixels, portrait orientation should be no larger   than 1050 on vertical side.  Total image size must not exceed 1.8 Megabytes.

– Image file name must be: CLUBCODE-Photographer’s Name-Title of Image.jpg.  The club code for the Crescent Beach Photography Club is CBPC. The title of the image must be four words or less. As an example, your submitted image file will be – CBPC-Thomas_Wright-Wondering Spirit.jpg.

PROCESSING TO CAPA: On the respective “Club Scoring Date“, the club judging system will select the top six images.  These images will be submitted to CAPA via the new ‘online system‘ by the Club’s CAPA Representative prior to the closing date of the competition.   Prior to submitting the six images, the representative will review all images to ensure they comply with the formatting standards.

The results of each competition will be received by the CAPA Representative who will in turn distribute the scoring results to all club members.

CAPA MEMBERS – If you are a CAPA member, you can participate in the club competition and also submit four different images via the new online competition system.  For instructions on how to enter these images check out this webpage here.

In the event you are curious about becoming a CAPA member, check out their webpage here.

Revised 2016 – 2017 CAPA Competition Guide

 

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The 2016 – 2017 CAPA Competition Guide has been updated and approved by the CAPA Board of Directors earlier this week.

You can review the Competition Guide here.

I have also included a two sheet document which lists the CAPA Competitions between now and May 2017. Check out the listing here.

The guide has been updated to include:

  • standards and processes incorporated by other international photographic societies;
  • Document has been re-written to provide more concise and consistent information;
  • opening up the eligibility criteria for competition;
  • Hyperlink examples of past competitions;
  • More defined “Open Editing” and “Restricted Editing” criteria. The Open editing will provide more flexibility in being creative;
  • Several competitions have been excluded for this competition cycle but they may appear again in our next competition cycle;
  • New competition – “Capture Single Images Using Smartphone or iPad;”
  • Preliminary work is being undertaken to add a macro competition in Spring 2017. When the competition details have been confirmed then this competition will be added to the Spring 2017 listing of Competitions.
  • Possibilities of having a Travel and/or a Monochrome competition in the Spring 2017 provided a camera club volunteers to host one of these competitions;
  • For the CAPA Individual Competitions, we have secured 1st place prices for the winners; and
  • The Club certificates, Merit Award Certificates and Honour Awards have been replaced with ribbons similar to what are used in other international competitions.  The traditional CAPA medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will remain the same.

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As you will note from this guide, the Crescent Beach Photography Club will be hosting four CAPA Competitions:

  • 30 October 2016 CAPA Fine Art (Club) Competition;
  • 30 October 2016 CAPA Fine Art (Individual) Competition;
  • 28 February 2017 CAPA Creative Altered Reality (Club) Competition;
  • 28 February 2017 CAPA Creative Altered Reality (Individual) Competition.

To host these competitions, we will need volunteers.

Many exciting events are forthcoming for CAPA and they include:

  • Three day CAPA Conference in Ottawa – check out the details here;
  • new CAPA website going online in mid or late November 2016;
  • new CAPA e-publish magazine which will be sent to each camera club for distribution to all their club members;
  • CAPA & BC Lions Event on October 1, 2016 – check out the details here; and
  • many other forthcoming events in the planning stage.

If you have any questions or concerns about the competition guide or anything relating to CAPA, please see me at our next camera club member or you can email me.

 

Sheldon Boles – CAPA Rep for Crescent Beach Photography Club

2016 WINTER & SPRING – CAPA CLUB COMPETITIONS

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Theme: “Create Motion In A Still Image

Hosting: Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

Definition: Create a photograph that illustrates motion, The photograph must give the impression that motion is occurring or about to occur be it frozen or happening. Like a Skate boarder suspended in the air, a rodeo rider with his legs blurred but nothing else while riding a bull or bronco, windmills with their blades blurred while spinning, a golfer at the end of his backswing, pan shot of a bird in flight or just zooming in or out while taking a photograph at a long shutter speed. The rules of Open apply, no filters, no presets, with the exception of Sharpen. For this competition, you are be allowed to use Motion Blur and Circular Blur as well as masked layers of the same photograph where you have applied theses two blurs, liquefy is allowed as a support to the blur if needed.

Example: you want to apply a motion blur to the background but not the subject, you can create a layer, apply the motion blur and then mask out the blurred subject or vice versa. If you apply a circular blur to wheels or a propeller, mask out the wheel or propeller that isn’t turning so the blurred one shows through.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: January 22, 2016

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: January 27, 2016

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Hosting: The Darkroom Group – Coquitlam, B.C.

Details:The Darkroom Group, Coquitlam is pleased to invite all CAPA clubs in the Pacific Zone to participate in the 2016 Print Challenge to be held on Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 12:30 pm in the Gymnasium of Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam BC.

Please review the information noted below:

Mail or deliver Prints to: The Darkroom Group, 625 Thompson Avenue, Coquitlam BC V3J 3Z9

  • Judging will start promptly at 12:30 PM. Members of all clubs and the public are welcome.
  • CAPA Medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will be awarded to the First, Second and Third place photographers. Certificates will be presented to the First, Second and Third place Clubs and seven Honour Awardees. Jpegs of winning entries (1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honourable Mentions) will be sent to Canadian Camera Magazine. Any of the competition images may be used for advertising this competition in a future year (with credit to the photographer) or placed in a CAPA proshow.
  • The prints will be on display from the completion of scoring until approximately 4:00 PM.
  • Attending club representatives may pick up their Club’s prints at the end of the competition. Scores will be e-mailed to clubs a few days later.
  • if a club representative is not able to attend the competition, please arrange pick-up with the host club by Friday 26 February 2016.

Please plan to attend this Competition! Show admission is $5.00 per person to cover room rental and refreshments.

Pacific Zone Print Challenge Rules 2016

1. Each club entry shall be a maximum of 10 prints. One print per club member with the exception of clubs with fewer than ten members. In this case two prints from the same photographer will be accepted.

2. If a photographer is a member of more than one club he/she may participate in only one Club’s entry. One print will be removed from one Club’s entry if this occurs. A coin toss will determine which Club will be penalized.

3. The PZPC entry form will be emailed to clubs in November

4. Prints may be monochrome or colour, each section will be judged separately. If there is confusion as to whether a print is monochrome or colour, the host club will decide. Subject is the choice of the photographer, must be suitable for viewing by any age group. CAPA is family-oriented.

5. Minimum print size: 80 square inches. Maximum print size and mat size is 16″ x 20″. Full edge to edge prints are permitted with a stiff back mounting.

6. a single paper mat must be secured to a stiff back mounting in order to survive frequent handling. Only Black or White Mats are permitted. No framed prints.

7. All entries must be labeled on the back of the print, top right corner:

Title ……………………………………………………
Photographer’s name ……………………………………………………
Club name ……………………………………………………
Club address ……………………………………………………

8. If the photographer’s name appears on the front of the print, the print will not be judged.

9. Prints previously entered in the Pacific Zone Print Challenge are ineligible. The host club will make the final decision for acceptance of any prints.

10. Please email the Pacific Zone Print Challenge entry form .pdf to higham@shaw.ca along with jpegs (pixels: 1024w x 768h) of the prints for projection to the audience during the competition.

11. All print entries must be safely packaged.

12. $15.00 Club Entry fee (payable to Larry Burton) must be enclosed with prints.

13. Please enclose return labels with sufficient postage and specify your choice of return such as: post, bus or courier.

14. Neither CAPA nor the host club will accept liability for loss or damage to any print submitted. Every effort will be made to avoid damage or loss.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: January 22, 2016

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: January 27, 2016

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Hosting: Woodstock Camera Club

Definition: The CAPA definition of “Altered Reality” sometimes known as Creative.

There must be obvious manipulation which may change natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three within the image. Images can be montages (blending or composites of multiple images). The original image, (and any images used to create the submission image), must have been taken by the entrant. The original image must be altered by the maker; artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated so long as the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed solely within a computer. The core content of the original image must be identifiable. High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further manipulation or changes are not considered “Altered Reality”. Images that are not “Altered Reality” images are not eligible for this competition. There is no restriction to the subject matter providing it adheres to the “Altered Reality” guidelines as stated above.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: February 12, 2016

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: February 17, 2016

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Hosting: Calgary Camera Club

Definition: Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic 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. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Images entered in Authentic Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

The delineation between between Wildlife and Nature – check out this webpage here.

The photographer, whatever photographic medium is used, must have taken the original image.

Botany – includes images that portray uncultivated plant life such as trees, flowering and non- flowering plants, ferns, algae, fungi, etc. in their natural habitat. Photographs of domestic plants, artificially produced hybrid plants, flower arrangements etc are ineligible. Entrants are required to identify their botany images on the entry form for Botany award consideration: place a “B” on the right side of the entry number to indicate the image is a Botany entry. e.g. John Smith 1B Yellow wildflower.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: March 11, 2016

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: March 16, 2016

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Hosting: Langley Camera Club

Definition: Open – indicates the subject matter and not the type of photography.

A variety of subject matter, including abstracts are allowed in “Open.”

The photographer can make enhancements in the camera (zooms, pans, multiple exposures, blurs, cropping, sharpening) as well as modifications and enhancements using digital imaging software, sharpening and (HDR, focus-stacking, selective layering – using photographs of the same scene) to improve the overall appearance of the original captured image e.g., improved contrast/density/ tonality, and enhanced colour. Non-photographic components such as text, or computer-simulated imagery (which were not part of the original photograph) are not acceptable. Processing that does not significantly alter the structure of an image is allowed. Images that include composite images, are to be entered in either the Fine Art or Altered Reality competition.

Please review the “Altered Reality” definition – heavily manipulated images are to be enter into “Altered Reality” competition.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: March 11, 2016

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: March 16, 2016

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Hosting: Victoria Camera Club

Definition: A portrait is a photograph that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject, and is exclusively of humans.

An image previously receiving an Award or HM in a Portrait Competition is not eligible for entry.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits CAPA to reproduce all or part of the entered image free of charge for publication in any CAPA publications, CAPA website, DVD of competition winning images and our CAPA magazine. The CAPA competition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

The maker may alter images electronically or otherwise. Computer generated graphics and artwork created by the maker of the image may be incorporated, so long as the photographic content is predominating.

**Winning photographers in Portrait Competition will be asked to provide a release signed by the subject or subject’s parent or guardian if the subject is 16 or under.**

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: March 11, 2016

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: March 16, 2016

 

Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2016 – Invitation

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Our club will be participating in the Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2016.

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We encourage you to participate in this challenge by bringing your images to our club for judging on January 27, 2016.  To prepare for the judging for this challenge, I will need for you to send me the names of your image by January 22, 2016.

Pacific Zone Print Challenge Rules 2016

1. Each club entry shall be a maximum of 10 prints. One print per club member with the exception of clubs with fewer than ten members. In this case two prints from the same photographer will be accepted.
2. If a photographer is a member of more than one club he/she may participate in only one Club’s entry. One print will be removed from one Club’s entry if this occurs. A coin toss will determine which Club will be penalized.
3. The PZPC entry form will be emailed to clubs in November
4. Prints may be monochrome or colour, each section will be judged separately. If there is confusion as to whether a print is monochrome or colour, the host club will decide. Subject is the choice of the photographer, must be suitable for viewing by any age group. CAPA is family-oriented.
5. Minimum print size: 80 square inches. Maximum print size and mat size is 16″ x 20″. Full edge to edge prints are permitted with a stiff back mounting.
6. a single paper mat must be secured to a stiff back mounting in order to survive frequent handling. Only Black or White Mats are permitted. No framed prints.
7. All entries must be labeled on the back of the print, top right corner:
Title ……………………………………………………
Photographer’s name ……………………………………………………
Club name ……………………………………………………
Club address ……………………………………………………
8. If the photographer’s name appears on the front of the print, the print will not be judged.
9. Prints previously entered in the Pacific Zone Print Challenge are ineligible. The host club will make the final decision for acceptance of any prints.
10. Please email the Pacific Zone Print Challenge entry form .pdf to higham@shaw.ca along with jpegs (pixels: 1024w x 768h) of the prints for projection to the audience during the competition.
11. All print entries must be safely packaged.
12. $15.00 Club Entry fee (payable to Larry Burton) must be enclosed with prints.
13. Please enclose return labels with sufficient postage and specify your choice of return such as: post, bus or courier.
14. Neither CAPA nor the host club will accept liability for loss or damage to any print submitted. Every effort will be made to avoid damage or loss.

CAPA: Winter 2015 Competitions

DIGITAL WILDLIFE NATURE CLUB COMPETION

Definition: Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic 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.

The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.

Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.

Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.

Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Images entered in Authentic Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Australian Photographic Society Interpretation of Nature definition has been included on the CAPA website. This definition can be read here.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: Midnight March 1, 2015 to be emailed to seboles@telus.net

NOTE: Within 2 to 4 hours of you sending me your images, I will provide to you an acknowledge of receipt of your email message and attached images. If for some reason you don’t received my email message, please call me on my cel at (604)825-7084.

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: March 4, 2015

DIGITAL OPEN CLUB COMPETITION

Definition: All subject matter is allowed in “Open”. The photographer can make enhancements in the camera (zooms, pans, multiple exposures, blurs, cropping) as well as modifications and enhancements using digital imaging software (HDR, focus-stacking, selective layering – using photographs of the same scene) to improve the overall presentation of the original captured image e.g., improved contrast/tonality, enhanced colour.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: Midnight March 1, 2015 to be emailed to seboles@telus.net

NOTE: Within 2 to 4 hours of you sending me your images, I will provide to you an acknowledge of receipt of your email message and attached images. If for some reason you don’t received my email message, please call me on my cel at (604)825-7084.

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: March 4, 2015

DIGITAL PORTRAIT CLUB COMPETITION

Definition: A portrait is a photograph that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject, and is exclusively of humans. An image previously receiving an Award or HM in a Portrait Competition is not eligible for entry. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits CAPA to reproduce all or part of the entered image free of charge for publication any of CAPA publications, CAPA website, DVD of competition winning images and our CAPA magazine. The CAPA competition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. The maker may alter images electronically or otherwise. Computer generated graphics and artwork created by the maker of the image may be incorporated, so long as the photographic content is predominating. **Winning photographers in Portrait Competition will be asked to provide a release signed by the subject or subject’s parent or guardian if the subject is 16 or under.**

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: Midnight March 1, 2015 to be emailed to seboles@telus.net

NOTE: Within 2 to 4 hours of you sending me your images, I will provide to you an acknowledge of receipt of your email message and attached images. If for some reason you don’t received my email message, please call me on my cel at (604)825-7084.

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: March 4, 2015

PRINT OPEN CLUB COMPETITION

Definition: A variety of subject matter is accepted including abstracts. The photographer can make enhancements in the camera (zooms, pans, multiple exposures, blurs, cropping) as well as modifications and enhancements using digital imaging software (HDR, focus-stacking, selective layering – using photographs of the same scene) to improve the overall presentation of the original captured image e.g., improved contrast/tonality, enhanced colour. Non-photographic components such as text, or computer-simulated imagery (which were not part of the original photograph) are not acceptable. No composites. Techniques that dramatically change the presentation of the original captured image must be entered in the ‘Altered Reality’ Competition.

Botany – includes images that portray uncultivated plant life such as trees, flowering and non-flowering plants, ferns, algae, fungi, etc. in their natural habitat. Photographs of domestic plants, artificially produced hybrid plants, flower arrangements etc are ineligible. Entrants are required to identify their botany images on the entry form for Botany award consideration: place a “B” on the right side of the entry number to indicate the image is a Botany entry. e.g. John Smith 1B Yellow wildflower.

OUR CLUB CUTOFF DATE: midnight March 1, 2015 to be emailed to seboles@telus.net

NOTE: Within 2 to 4 hours of you sending me your images, I will provide to you an acknowledge of receipt of your email message and attached images. If for some reason you don’t received my email message, please call me on my cel at (604)825-7084.

OUR CLUB SCORING DATE: March 4, 2015.