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SCC Regular Club Meeting: Critique "Patriotic"

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sparta Ambulance Building, 14 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
DATE CHANGE:  This event was originally scheduled from April 9 but has been postponed until April 23rd.  Please submit images by midnight Saturday, April 19.   
The definition of "Patriotic" from Merriam-Webster's dictionary is "having or showing great love and support for your country : having or showing patriotism"
We are not going to limit the definition of "your country" to only the United States.  We have members who were not originally citizens of the United States and they are welcome to submit images from their country of origin if they so choose.
In fact, patriotism can be patriotic feelings toward any cause that the photographer believes in and has loyalty toward (as shown in the second part of the definition).  However, we do ask that all photographers take into account that we are a family-oriented objective club with no allegiances to any cause or organization and ask that you plan your submissions accordingly.
Members are encouraged to send or bring in 2 prints and/or digital images that will best represent patriotism.
During the meeting, the critique will be led by club officers, but regular club members will be called upon to offer up their own comments as learning how to critique well is a step forward in taking better photographs. 
Please email your images to info@spartacameraclub.org no later than Saturday, April 19, 2014 at midnight. *Please put "Patriotic" in the subject line without the quotes.  There are no class designations for critiques. 


If you wish to enter prints in the competition, please bring them to the meeting on the night of the competition.


Digital image specifications for competitions and critiques: 

  • JPG format 
  • Rectangular with 768 pixels on the longest side 
  • sRGB or RGB color space
  • The file name should be your image title e.g. “empire state building.jpg” (no quotes)
  • There must be no visible watermarkings on the image or information in the title/filename that can identify the artist.
  • *The subject line of the email MUST be specified as above in the relevant email. THIS IS IMPORTANT. The subject line identifies the event to the system that automatically processes the entry. The wrong subject line may mean your entry is not included in the event.

Print Specifications for competitions and critiques:

  • Prints should not be less 7” on the the shortest side and not greater than 16" on the longest side. 
  • They should be matted but not framed with the maximum size of the mat not exceeding 16” by 20”.
  • A label should be affixed to the upper left corner of the reverse of the mat, showing the name of the artist, the title of the image and the category entered.
  • There must be no markings on the image or the front of the mat that can identify the artist.


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