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The following events and links are not sponsored by the Sparta Camera Club, but were compiled and submitted by active club members as opportunities to get involved in and some terrific online locations to continue learning the craft and art of photography. If you have an event or link that you'd like to contribute, please submit the request to info@spartacameraclub.org

Upcoming Events


Annual Festival of Arts at St Francis of Assisi.


Located in Haskell NJ. Currently accepting applications. Submission deadline now extended till April 3rd. Open to all. Applications and prospectus available online at annualartfest.org. or stcatharts.org. Show runs April 18-21st.   More information and entry forms at (see link below).


Patron of the Arts Exhibition



Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council EXPO (2024)


SCAHC is again holding its annual EXPO Competition.  Entries are due by December 13, 2024.  The reception and award ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2024.  Last year, three SCC members won awards at this competition.  Note:  the entry deadline has passed for this event.  The judging and exhibit will be held in late February and early March, 2024. 


SCAHC EXPO Entry Form and Prospectus 


SCAHC EXPO Event Information



New Jersey Audubon Workshops:  NJ Audubon is holding photography workshops at the Schermann Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary.  The first workshop is Saturday, September 30th from 1 pm to 3:30 pm and will go until May 2024.  These workshops are $12 for Audubon members and $25 for non members.   Click on the link below for more information and to register. Also attached is the schedule.


Registration for NJ Audubon Photography Workshops  


Dec 2023 - May 2024 NJ Audubon photo workshops.pdf


NJFCC 2024 Photorama: 


The 2024 NJFCC Photorama photography conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Middlesex County College from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM>  There will be two programs this year:  

Traveling Near and Far with Ken Hubbard, and

Seven Principes of Wildlife Photography with Alyce Bender. 

These are great speakers and it promises to be a great program. PLUS, there will also be a couple of surprises planned for the end of the day.  


For more information and to register, please click on the link in the PDF below. 

 

Photorama_2024_Flyer_1.01.pdf



NJFCC 2023/24 Competitions

Competitions and Results can be viewed at www.NJFCC.org

Upcoming Competitions

The NJFCC Competition Schedule is shown below.   


The SCC winners for prior competitions are shown below. 

The full results and the photos can be seen on the NJFCC website at www.NJFCC.org.


SCC members can enter the NJFCC digital competitions through Photo Contest Pro (PCP).  The entry dates for the NJFCC 23/24 Competitions are listed below.  Rules and guidelines are in the attached document.  


          NJFCC Photo and Print Competitions Info and Guidelines 23-24 08302023.pdf


NJFCC Competition Schedule


Nature Competitions: 

Fall 2023:  November 14, 2023 (Submit Images by October 31, 2023)

Winter 2024:  February 7, 2024 (Submit Images by January 24, 2024)

Spring 2024:  April 15, 2024 (Submit Images by April 1, 2024)


Pictorial Competitions:

Fall 2023:  November 21, 2023 (Submit Images by November 6, 2023)

Winter 2024:  January 31, 2024 (Submit Images by January 17, 2024)

Spring 2024:  April 16, 2024 (Submit Images by April 2, 2024)



Please see the NJFCC website/competitions (www.NJFCC.org) for more details and to see the complete list of winners and their photos.  



 

Sparta Camera Club Winners from the

NJFCC 2021-2023 Competitions

Congrats to All Winners!

Winning pictures can be viewed at www.NJFCC.org (Competition Tab) 



Fall Pictorial 2023


Pictorial Creative:

Honorable Mention:  High Torque by Bob Baker

Honorable Mention:  In the Garden by Kathie Baker

Honorable Mention:  New York, New York by Kathie Baker


Fall Pictorial Open

Honorable Mention:  Cabinet by Marv Kaminsky


Fall Nature 2023


Botanical:

Honorable Mention:  Vine Maples by Frank Urbaniak


Ornithology:

Honorable Mention:  Group Hug by Diane Brunovsky

Honorable Mention:  Wood Duck on Tranquil Waters by Gary Bainbridge


Zoology:  

Honorable Mention:  Robber Fly by Subhra Bhattacharya

Honorable Mention:  Miss Lady Bug by Diane Brunovsky



Spring Pictorial 2023 Competition


Pictorial Creative:  Honorable Mentions

Criss Cross, Kathie Baker

Mount Hope Office, Peter Rathgens


Pictorial Open

Merit Award:  Julian, Subhra Battachcharya

Honorable Mention: Apples in a Basket, Subhra Battacharya


Spring Nature 2023 


Botanical:  

Honorable Mention:  Begonia Beauty, Retta Cheung

 


Winter Pictorial 2023 Competition


Pictorial Open:  Honorable Mentions:

Kathie Baker:  Bellowing the Flames

Marv Kaminsky:  Blue Ford and Last Chance Garage

Virginia Kolstad:  Lighting the 'Way'


Pictorial Creative:   Honorable Mentions:

Subhra Battacharya, Water

Janet Defeo, Mature Dandelion Puffball

Bruce Ryerson, Spooky

Bob Kochenthal, Confusion Reigns



Winter Nature 2023 Competition

General Nature:

Merit Award:  Morning Fog by Bob Kochenthal

Merit Award:  Yanert Glacier, Alaska by Diane Brunovsky

Honorable Mention:  Adirondack Night by Virginia Kolstad


Ornithology:

Honorable Mention: Tending to Her Eggs by Diane Brunovsky

Honorable Mention:  Early Morning Stroll by Jessica Williams

Honorable Mention:  Dinner For Warbler by Subhra Bhattacharya


Zoology:

Honorable Mention:  Amberwing by Michael Tracy

Honorable Mention:  Black Bear #3 by Kent Stuart

Honorable Mention:  Familiar Bluet by Peter Rathgens


Fall Pictorial 2022 Competition

Pictorial Creative:

Merit Award: 

Subhra Bhatacharya, Liquid Sculpture


Honorable Mention:

Diane Brunovsky, Keeping Up

Floating Ideas, Bob Baker

In Bound Flight, Bob Baker

Blocks, Kathie Baker


Pictorial Open:

Honorable Mention:  Marv Kaminsky, Old Dodge Pickup


Fall Nature 2022 Competition

General Nature

Honorable Mention:  Michael Bellush, Oxbow Bend in Grand Tetons, NP


Ornithology

Honorable Mention:  Marv Kaminsky, Pray With Me

Honorable Mention:  Frank Urbaniak, Cone Flower Snack



Spring Pictorial Creative Competition


Honorable Mention, Steve Firmender, Pennies From Heaven


Spring 2022 Nature Competition


General Nature:

Honorable Mention, Marv Kaminsky, Looking Up


Ornithology:

Honorable Mention:  Peter Rathgens, Green Winged Teal


Zoological:  

Merit Award:  Marv Kaminsky, Just Thinking


Winter 2022 Nature Competition


Botany: 

Merit Award, Marv Kaminsky, Alaskan Fern


General Nature: 

Honorable Mention, Virginia Kolstad, Milky Way Reflections


Ornithology: 

Honorable Mention, Diane Brunovsky, Great Horned Owl in Black & White.


Zoology: 

Merit Award, Gary Bainbridge, Elegant Spreadwing Damselfly

Honorable Mention, Marv Kaminsky, Jelly of the Sea


Winter 2022 Pictorial Competition


Pictorial Creative:

Merit:  Diane Brunovsky, Intricacies of the Common Dandelion

Merit:  Steve Firmender, Cookies from Heaven


Pictorial Open:

Honorable Mention:  Mary Fettes, Children in Church

Honorable Mention:  Virginia Kolstad, Bridge at Night

Honorable Mention:  Donald May, Steam Power

Honorable Mention:  Frank Urbaniak, Liberty Loop Autumn AM


Fall 2021 Nature Competition


Zoology:  

Honorable Mention:  Gary Bainbridge, Swamp  Spreadwing Dragonfly, 

Honorable Mention:  Michael Tracy, Arrow Clubtail, 


Botany:

Honorable Mention:  Marv Kaminsky, Dahlia


Pictorial Open:

Honorable Mention:  Virginia Kolstad, 911 View-NYC


Spring  2021 Pictorial Competition


Pictorial Creative:  Honorable Mention:  Fantasy Story book by Eleanor Bortnick

Pictorial Creative:  Honorable Mention:  Rust Never Sleeps by Frank Urbaniak


Spring 2021 Nature Competition


Botanical:  Merit Award:  Fern by Mary Fettes

Botanical:  Honorable Mention:  Snow on Grass by Michael Clark

General Nature:  Honorable Mention:  Little Pigeon River by Mary Fettes


Winter 2021 Pictorial Competition


Pictorial Open:  Honorable Mention:  Speedwell Falls by Steve Firmender

Pictorial Open:  Honorable Mention:  Dutch Windmill by Marv Kaminsky


Winter 2021 Nature Competition


Botanical:  Honorable Mention:  Wild Wine Raspberries by Mary Fettes

General:  Honorable Mention:  Blackwater Sunset by Virginia Kolstad

General:  Honorable Mention:  Waywawanda Stream in Melting Snow by Frank Urbaniak


Fall 2020 Pictorial Competition


Creative Pictorial


Honorable Mention: Captured by a Butterfly by Diane Brunovsky

Honorable Mention:  First Crocus of Spring by Janet Defeo


Pictorial Open


Honorable Mention:  Up, Up and Away by Bruce Ryerson

Honorable Mention:  Castle Hill Lighthouse by Joy Schmitz


Fall 2020 Nature Competition 


Botanical:

Honorable Mention:  Daisy by Nancy Madacsi

Honorable Mention:  Sunflower by Joy Schmitz


General:

Honorable Mention:  Black River by Edwin Klein

 

Ornithological:

Honorable Mention:  Scarlet Tanager by Leesa Beckmann

Honorable Mention:  Proud One by Diane Brunovsky


Zoological:

Honorable Mention: Stuck the Landing by Sean Garvin







 

Other Competitions / Events

Additional NJFCC events and other photography events are posted on Meetup.com.  We encourage Sparta Camera Club members to join at the following link to learn about many worthwhile presentations.    Join Meetup.com






pon notification of acceptance, all work must be delivered to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition office no later than Wednesday, September 17th. They are located at 508 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Please call the New Jersey Highlands Coalition at (973) 588-7190(973) 588-7190 to arrange drop off.
pon notification of acceptance, all work must be delivered to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition office no later than Wednesday, September 17th. They are located at 508 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Please call the New Jersey Highlands Coalition at (973) 588-7190(973) 588-7190 to arrange drop off

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