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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

Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Photography Exhibit needs volunteers for the Fair this year.  Contact Donna Romanick if you are interested in assisting with this event contact donna.romanick@yahoo.com.

NJFCC Upcoming Events are completed for this season.  However plans are in the works for more presentations so stay tuned.

21st Annual Festival of Arts at Saint Francis of Assisi

You can enter up to three photographs in the 21st Annual Festival of the Arts at Saint Francis of Assisi (formerly known as the St. Catherine of Bologna Photography, Art, and Poetry Exhibition).  The entry deadline is March 1.  The exhibition is April 29 through May 1, 2022. Entry instructions attached here: Entry Instructions 2022 Art Exhibition 01292022.pdf

SCA&HC 7th Annual Xpose: The Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council is conducting its 7th Annual Xpose, Regional Juried Photography Exhibit at the SCAHC Museum on Spring Street.  Two SCC Members have won awards: 

  • Frank Urbaniak won Second Place overall for his photo Peony After the Rain and
  • Marv Kaminsky won First Place in Cityscape/Landscape for his photo Dutch Windmill.

Stop by the exhibition and check out all of the wonderful photos. 

SCA&HC 34th Annual Skylands Juried Art Exhibition: The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council invites entries for the 34th Annual Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibition is open to all artists eighteen years of age or older. Entries in all fine arts media, including photography, sculpture, and digital art, are accepted.  Digital submissions and payments due 6/32022.  Details on submission of physical art and entry form in the following: SCA&HC Juried Exhibition

NJFCC 2021/22 Competitions

Competitions and Results can be viewed at NJFCC

Upcoming Competitions

NJFCC Competitions for 21/22 are shown 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 21/22 Competitions are listed below.  Rules and guidelines are in the attached document.  

NJFCC Photo and Print Competitions Info and Guidelines 21-22 08192021.pdf

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 2021-2022 Competitions

Congrats to All Winners!

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

Spring Pictorial Creative Competition

Honorable Mention, Steve Firmender, Pennies From Heaven

Spring 2022 Nature Competition

General Nature:

Honorable Mention, Marv Kaminsky, Looking Up


Honorable Mention:  Peter Rathgens, Green Winged Teal


Merit Award:  Marv Kaminsky, Just Thinking

Winter 2022 Nature Competition


Merit Award, Marv Kaminsky, Alaskan Fern

General Nature: 

Honorable Mention, Virginia Kolstad, Milky Way Reflections


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


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


Honorable Mention:  Gary Bainbridge, Swamp  Spreadwing Dragonfly, 

Honorable Mention:  Michael Tracy, Arrow Clubtail, 


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 


Honorable Mention:  Daisy by Nancy Madacsi

Honorable Mention:  Sunflower by Joy Schmitz


Honorable Mention:  Black River by Edwin Klein



Honorable Mention:  Scarlet Tanager by Leesa Beckmann

Honorable Mention:  Proud One by Diane Brunovsky


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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