Bi-Monthly Competition Rules

For Members Only

CCOR features a bi-monthly competition open to club members. The photos must reflect or demonstrate the theme for that month. The themes are different for each competition.

Coming Competition Topics

October 10
Glorious Food

Focus on ingredients, food preparation, a delicious meal or a beverage. Find it or stage, it but let the viewer taste with their eyes. (Genna Sellers Judge)

Dec 12
Beautiful Tennessee

The title says it all. It suggests beautiful scenes and landscapes of course, but it can also be botanicals or beautiful objects that you’ve come across. Show us why it is nice to be in Tennessee.

Feb 13
Black and White

Black and white images can be dreamy, mysterious, beautiful, sinister or dramatic. They can elevate an ordinary subject into something special. This is a time to experiment with conversions of your color images and development that plays up the subtleties of the black and white palette.

Apr 10
Abstract Photography

Abstract photography concentrates on emotional response created by forms, color, line, patterns and texture. Often there is no conventional scene though the abstract might be created from realistic elements. Abstract images can be created in many ways, including extreme close ups, an unusual perspective or creative development.

Jun 12
Make us Laugh

Have you caught a humorous situation with your camera? Your pets? Your kids? Something unexpected? Find your best fun shots and share them – or look for opportunities in the next few months. Maybe even better, imagine them and stage it. Make us laugh!

Aug 14

August is our traditional month to highlight members, especially new ones, who we would like to get to know better. You can enter three to five photos that characterize your photographic interests and skills. You are also encouraged to upload those photos along with a self-portrait, and a description of your hopes and interests for the club. All members have an account online which they can use to display some of their photos in our Meet-n-Greet gallery. Ask Loki for account info.

Limit of 3 images per Member

Members can submit up to three Digital entries for each Club Competition.


Resized images

A Landscape (wide) photo should have its horizontal side sized to 1920 pixels. Its height must be 1080 or less.

A Portrait (tall) photo should have its vertical side sized to 1080 pixels. Its width must be 1080 or less.

Another way to think of it is you have to squeeze your photo into a box 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall.

Photos sized smaller than these dimensions will be displayed as smaller images on Roane State's 1920x1080 projector. So in the interest of fairness, images should be resized as described above.

Submission Deadline!

NOTE: Make sure you email your photos no later than the Friday before the CCOR meeting on the second Tuesday of the month. Photos emailed on Monday or Tuesday cannot be accepted because time is needed to prepare the images for presentation. Email your entries to: Club Competition mail link.

Special Note to Apple Users

The Apple email program embeds images in the email itself rather than including them as attachments to the message. PC users cannot save those embedded images, so if you use an Apple computer, you need to zip the image file. Here's how:

  • Click the Club Competition mail link.
  • While in your image folder -
  • Control-Click on the image
  • Click Compress filename.jpg
  • Click and Drag into mail
  • Identify yourself and your image's filename
  • Send the file

The Club Comp VP will acknowledge receipt of the file via return email. If you do not receive a receipt, we have not received the Entry. Please contact the Club Comp VP again. We don't want to miss your entry!