GRIPS members have the opportunity to participate in both “in-club” and “inter-club” competitions.  Competitions are one of several ways for you to get  feedback on your work, and help you to develop your photography. Competitions and critique nights (when scheduled) are open to all members, and participation is encouraged!

In-Club Competitions
Points scored in competitions are tallied at year end and trophies, ribbons and certificates of merit are presented at the year-end awards dinner. There are two rounds of in-club competition during the 2016-2017 club year.

2016-2017 Themes 

Round 1  – Silhouette:  A view of an object or a scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black. Pictures like these often don’t convey a clear story, and leave part of the image up to the imagination of the viewer.

Definition Source and sample images:‐examples‐of‐silhouette‐photography/

Round 2  – In the Kitchen:  An image of anything related to items normally found In the Kitchen (Food, Portrait, People, etc.). Use this opportunity to look at all things ‘kitchen’ through different eyes; the tines of forks, tiles on floor, food textures or collections, artistically stacked dishes in the dishrack. Be creative and let your imagination run wild.

For more information on this years competitions read the Competition Schedule page.

Inter-Club Competitions
GRIPS participates in several friendly competitions with other photography and camera clubs. These include the “Eggbert Competition” between GRIPS and the Brantford Camera Club, the “Grand Valley Image Battle” where several clubs in the surrounding areas compete for a trophy, and CAPA competitions for member clubs.