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Incorporated in 1997, the Caloundra Camera Group
is a member of the Photographic Society of Queensland. Caloundra is the southernmost town in the Sunshine Coast Region in South East Queensland, Australia.

Competition Night meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, except December and January. These meetings are devoted to judging of monthly Print competition entries and presentation of the results of remotely judged Digital competition entries.

Share Night meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except December and January. Normally a prominent member of the photography community is invited to give a guest presentation.

CCG Meetings
Apr
8
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Prints due BEFORE 7:00 pm. Meeting starts at 7:15 pm. Judging starts at 7:30 pm.
Apr
22
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Share Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
See our Calendar of Meetings for details of Share Night presenters.
May
13
Wed
2020
7:00 pm Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
Comp Night @ Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Association Annex
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Prints due BEFORE 7:00 pm. Meeting starts at 7:15 pm. Judging starts at 7:30 pm.
May
15
Fri
2020
10:00 am Maryborough Trip
Maryborough Trip
May 15 @ 10:00 am
15th, 16th and 17th of May Stay in your caravan or cabin or motel room, all at the one park. About 2 hours north of the Sunshine Coast. Depending on our numbers we could all[...]
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How to Enter PSQ Salon of Excellence, 2020

The Photographic Society of Queensland Salon of Excellence is a State-wide competition for individual members of affiliated clubs. It is not a club entry competition.

  1. View/download and READ the SEQ 2020 Invitation. It contains details of the Subjects, Rules, Entry Procedures, and Definitions. Click here. The PDF is also available at Information for Members > Other Documents > SEQ 2020 Invitation_Amended OR at Where is It? > S > SEQ-2020-Invitation_Amended.pdf
  2. To access the PSQ-SEQ MyPhotoClub website go to: Members > (scroll down) > click PSQ Salon of Excellence Queensland icon. The SEQ website opens in a new tab.
  3. NOTE: At present (Feb. 15th), much of the information on the SEQ website has not been updated from 2019. The Gympie Camera Club are aware of this and hopefully will resolve these issues. All the necessary procedures for entering your images are working as required.
  4. On the home page, click the Green Button: “CLICK HERE TO ENTER 2020 PSQ SALON OF EXCELLENCE”
  5. If you have not set your club and grade details you will need to:
    1. Select Caloundra Camera Group from the drop-down list of clubs. NOTE: Your address details must contain the State (Queensland) and Country (Australia).
    2. Click the Green Button: “I belong to the selected club”
    3. If you are B-Grade, set Non-A Grade entrant to “Yes”
    4. Set “Agree to terms” to “Yes”
    5. Click Red Button: “Save options”
  6. Click the Blue Button: *** PROCEED TO THE 2020 PSQ SALON OF EXCELLENCE ENTRY FORM *** (On subsequent sessions, you will be able to start here.)
  7. On the Upload Entries page, you have two options for uploading your images: You can upload a new image that is not already on the Caloundra MPC website, OR, you can enter an existing image from your collection of entries on the Caloundra MPC site:
  8. To upload a new image, use the “CLICK TO ADD OR DRAG IMAGE FILE HERE” box, as usual.
  9. To select an already existing image, click the Green Button: “SELECT FROM EXISTING UPLOADED IMAGES”
    1. On your existing images page, click the thumbnail image in the “View Images” column.
    2. Click the Blue Button: “ENTER THIS IMAGE IN 2020 PSQ SALON OF EXCELLENCE”
    3. NOTE: To conform to the rules, the image title must be the same as the JPEG file name. The Title/File Name is limited to 35 characters (special characters or symbols not allowed) — keep your title concise! The simplest procedure is to name each file with just the Title before entering it.
    4. Choose the category of your entry and click SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY.
    5. Use the blue button: “VIEW OR REMOVE ENTRIES” to verify that your image is entered.
  10. You can repeat this process as many times as you want up to the closing date.
  11. Pay the total calculated entry fee only after you have completed uploading all your entries.
  12. To enter an Audio Visual, upload a JPEG image of the Title Page of the A/V entry.

by Ed Anderson, February 15, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in February Digital

There were 21 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in February Digital

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Out of Service
Keven Hyde – 9
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Paintbrushes in the Corner
Ann Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Darter Butterfly
David Bryan – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

On the look out
Lara Irvine – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

the taste of rockmelon
Nikki Stewart – 8
A Grade SetSubject Digital

Some distance to go yet
Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Succulent Flower Spike
Trefor Ellacott – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

FERN
Vern Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Digital

Riding for their lives
Helen Debnam – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Botswana Leaf
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Honeycomb
Mike West – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Fraser Dune
Annette Scott – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Icing On The Hills
Lorraine Brace – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Just Needs a Clean
Peter Hyndman – 8
All Grades Art Photography Digital

Taj Afterglow
Mike West – 8
A Grade Open Digital

City on Fire
Bruce Atkinson – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Forgotten Homestead 2
Annette Wood – 8
A Grade Open Digital

Paper Daisies
Helen Debnam – 8
B Grade Open Digital

corella snacking
Sharyn Glur – 8
B Grade Open Digital

I’ve got my eye on you
Troy Holland – 8
B Grade Open Digital

Townscape
Peter Hyndman – 8
B Grade Open Digital

by Ed Anderson, February 14, 2020 Share:

Results for competitions in February Prints

There were 11 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Members can view all images and comment on them by following this link
View / Comment entries in February Prints

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

farmhouse
Jeff Heck – 9
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Who Me
Annette Wood – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Three Nectarines
Gerry Gibson – 8
A Grade SetSubject Large Print

Service of the heart
Robert Gillingham – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

C280060
Vern Irvine – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Evening Descending
Peter Hyndman – 8
B Grade SetSubject Large Print

Uluru Texture
Airlie Andrews – 8
All Grades Art Photography Large Print

Tired
Airlie Andrews – 8
A Grade Open Large Print

Patio
Paul Mellick – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

FROGS EYE VIEW
Vern Irvine – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

swirly
Jeff Heck – 8
B Grade Open Large Print

by Ann Bryan, February 13, 2020 Share:

Competitions in March Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in March Digital will close Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:55 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Digital
  • B Grade SetSubject Digital
  • All Grades Art Photography Digital
  • A Grade Open Digital
  • B Grade Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, February 10, 2020 Share:

Competitions in March Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in March Prints will close Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:55 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • All Grades Art Photography Large Print
  • A Grade Open Large Print
  • B Grade Open Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, February 10, 2020 Share:

Critique Corner — A New Service

The endlessly clever and creative Administrator of MyPhotoClub, Colin Woods, has introduced a new facility to the website called “Critique Corner”. This allows members to upload images so they can be viewed and critiqued by other members of our group who choose to subscribe to the service.

Many of our members, who have been around for a while, will remember that our endlessly clever and creative Wendy Geddes conceived and ran for some years a similar service call “Coffee and Critique”. It was primarily concerned with print images so it involved physical meetings at a coffee shop and much spirited and helpful critiquing of each other’s  images. Now we have, in Critique Corner, what is essentially a digital version or Coffee and Critique — but you have to supply your own “digital” coffee. It allows all members to participate, if they want to, regardless of their grade or experience.

I have prepared a “Critique Corner — FAQ” document, which I hope will provide answers to all your questions and enable you to start using this valuable service. We urge all members to “give it a go”, but please read the FAQ doc before jumping in, so that you understand how it works and how to best use it. There are a few “rules” and procedures. To view/download the Critique Corner — FAQ.pdf, go to: Information for Members and click “Critique Corner — FAQ” under Other Documents.

by Ed Anderson, February 3, 2020 Share:

Competitions in February Digital are closing soon!

Competitions in February Digital will close Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:55 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Digital
  • B Grade SetSubject Digital
  • All Grades Art Photography Digital
  • A Grade Open Digital
  • B Grade Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, January 15, 2020 Share:

Competitions in February Prints are closing soon!

Competitions in February Prints will close Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:55 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • A Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • B Grade SetSubject Large Print
  • All Grades Art Photography Large Print
  • A Grade Open Large Print
  • B Grade Open Large Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, January 15, 2020 Share:

February Comps Closing

HURRY! The February Digital and Print comps will close on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:55 pm.

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by Ed Anderson, January 13, 2020 Share:

Some Website Updates

The new year has required some updates and revision of docs and links.

  • Our 2020 Calendar of Meetings is now as up-to-date as possible, pending the AGM and a new Committee on Feb. 26.
  • Note that entries for the Feb. Comp close on Wed. Jan. 15. Judging is on Comp Night, Wed. Feb. 12.
  • Note that the Feb 26 Share Night — following the AGM — is a Macro/Close Up practice night, hosted by Mike West, so bring your camera gear.
  • The website Home Page calendar is now fully up-to-date for 2020.
  • Committee Members, please note that the first meeting in 2020 is scheduled for Wed. Jan. 29 @ 17:30, usual location.

by Ed Anderson, January 9, 2020 Share: