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Photo credit: Neal Skorka

Judging & Scoring

All images are judged by an independent judge during the month prior to the Competition Night meeting. On Competition Night all of the images entered are shown and commentary is given on the images.

The judge determines the 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and Honorable Mention. At the meeting, recognition will be given to First, Second and Third place and First Honorable Mention winners. Multiple awards for tied scores may be given at the discretion of the judge. In the event there is only a single entry in a category on a competition night, it will be the judge’s decision as to what place award it receives.

Any club member who is called upon to judge in the absence of the regular judge may not enter that month’s competition, but may enter his/her images at the next competition night. This is in addition to the regular entries.

Points are awarded to each winning entry as follows:

  • First Place (30 points)

  • Second Place (25 points)

  • Third Place (20 points)

  • Honorable Mention (15 points)

  • All entries not receiving an award (5 points for entering)

In case of a tie, duplicate points will be awarded.

All final total awards are presented at the SSCC Annual Banquet in May.

Cumulative Point System for Annual Awards

Annual awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners who have the highest cumulative points in each category. A running total of all monthly competition point results is maintained and updated by the Competition Coordinators to determine the yearly winners in each of the categories. The points are based on each month’s PLACE AWARDS [1st, 2nd, 3rd]