The Jacksonville Camera Club has two annual photographic contests. The Annual Print Contest is the granddaddy of the pair having been a fixture of the club for many years. The Digital Annual Contest is in its infancy. The results of both are presented at the Annual Awards Banquet held in January of each year to celebrate the achievements of members during the previous year. This is the keystone event of the Jacksonville Camera Club’s year.
Annual Print Contest
Entries from the quarterly print contest and the annual monochrome print contest are entered into the Annual Print Contest by the member submitting the print in accordance with directions given during the last quarter of each year. Entries receiving honors and above are entered on equal footing. Each category is judged separately. That results in three number one winners, etc.
A new judge selects the annual winners not knowing the name of the maker or what award was previously won.
The prints are on display at the banquet for all attendees to enjoy.
Annual Digital Contest
Entries from the quarterly digital contests from all twelve themes are commingled and a new judge selects the ten best. The judge does not know the maker’s name or the level of the previous award. All entries are on an even level. In the past, three judges’ opinions have been combined to pick the winners but this process is chosen by the Digital Contest Chair. The top winner is deemed the Best Digital Image of the year.