Grand Rapids Camera Club



We compete in the following categories.

  • Assigned
  • Creative
  • Monochrome
  • Nature
  • Open
  • Photojournalism
  • Portraiture
  • Scapes

You can find out more information about each category in our Membership Manual.

Assigned Subjects


  • January - Bridges
  • March - Color Orange
  • April - Keys
  • May - Macro
  • June - On Fire
  • September - Backlit
  • October - Shadows
  • November - Fog
  • December - In the Window


  • January - Effects of Age
    • A person, place or thing showing decline with the passage of time.
  • March - After Dark
    • Use your imagination here - any image taken between the hours of sundown and sunrise, showing the effects that darkness has on photography as well as things that are seen only after sunset.
  • April - Fences
    • Structures serving as an enclosure, a barrier or a boundary intended to prevent escape or intrusion.
  • May - Weeds, Reeds and Seeds
    • Any of various tall grasses that grow especially in wet areas; grains of plants used for sowing; or plants that are not valued or wanted where they are growing.
  • June - Feathers
    • Light flat growths forming the plumage on birds. Your call - shoot your feathers still on the bird, or show them used in another creative way.
  • September - Insects
    • Any of the numerous small invertebrate animals in a class (insecta) of arthropods with head, thorax, and abdomen, three pairs of legs and typically one or two pairs of wings.
  • October - Sand Dunes
    • A hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind.
  • November - Autumn
    • Any image that portrays the colors, events or activities of the fall season.
  • December - Broken
    • Shattered, damaged or altered. Violently separated into parts.

Entry Guidlelines


See page 6 of our Membership Manual for guidelines. Print Label forms can be found here.

Entry Deadline: Prints must be given to the Print Coordinator by 7:10 PM the evening of the competition.


See page 5 of our Membership Manual for guidelines.

Entry Deadline: The deadline to submit images for any monthly competition is always the Wednesday preceding the competition at 12:00 midnight.

Once your images are ready, send them to the Digital Coordinator.

Photo Competition Results

Monthly Scores

Year to Date Scores

Year End Competition

Lifetime - Total Merit Points

PSA Interclub Competition

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