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 - Animal Portraits
    • A photograph of an animal in which its face and expression are predominant. However, as with human portraiture, the entire body is also acceptable.
  • March - Ice
    • Water that is frozen becomes ICE. The possibilities are endless here.
  • April - The Color Purple
    • The color PURPLE should be the predominant color in the image.
  • May - Street Scenes
    • Street photography at its finest. A type of photography that features candid subjects within public places. Street photographs are images of society displaying un-manipulated scenes with usually unaware subjects.
  • June - Geometric
    • Points, lines, angles, shapes, circles, squares, triangles etc.
  • September - Twisted Trees
    • A strange or unusual tree or trees – distorted, deformed, warped, bent contorted, etc.
  • October - Country Roads
    • A picturesque road or street in a rural area.
  • November - Nature’s Revenge
    • Images depicting “mother nature” at its worst or one showing the after effects of nature on our society.
  • December - Too Many to Count
    • An abundance of same or similar things, where it would be difficult to count them.


  • January - Boats or Ships
    • Canoes to cruise liner, if it floats on the water then it’s OK.
  • March - Vintage
    • A particular harvest of wine; something representing the high quality of a past time; old fashioned.
  • April - Color Blue
    • Azure, turquoise, royal, sapphire, sky, midnight, cerulean, aqua, cyan, steel, Tiffany, denim, cobalt, or cornflower… any shade of blue will do.
  • May - Intentionally Blurred
    • Not in sharp focus. An image or a part of the image that is not clear for a particular reason, i.e. to show motion or direct attention.
  • June - Texture
    • A rough or grainy surface quality or characteristic structure of a material or object.
  • September - Solitude
    • State of being or living alone; seclusion; remoteness from habitation; absence of human activity; a lonely, unfrequented place.
  • October - Song Titles
    • What is your favorite song? Can you turn it into a compelling image? I would suggest using the title of the song as the title of your image, but it is not mandatory to do so.
  • November - This Old House
    • An old house or any of its many parts. An old architectural style or a physically old home.
  • December - Junkyard
    • Anything you would find in a junkyard. Items that have been disposed of or are no longer in use.

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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