Rules of Competition

Print Entry Form

Print Standings

Template for Print Labels

Chairman: Peter Miller, MNEC
Kathaleen Carroll-Coelho
Dana Patch, MNEC (webpage)

Questions about competition?

Due Dates: (generally, images are due the last Monday of the month; competition night is generally the 2nd or 3rd Monday of the month)

Prints Due Competition Nights


OctoberPaul Parisi
NovemberJames Gallagher-Greater Lynn PA
JanuaryDon Toothaker-Merrimack Valley CC-Instuctor & Tour Director for Hunt's Tours
FebruaryArt Vaughan,HonNEC-Merrimack Valley CC-Chair of NECCC Interclub Print Comps
MarchMichael Goodman, MNEC-Seacoast CC & GLPA
AprilApril Print Competition canceled- will not be rescheduled
AnnualPaul Smith, MNEC- Gateway CC-Alan Kidawski, Gateway CC-TBA (3 Judges)


November - Comfort Food
February - Footwear
April - Flower(s)

Judge Instructions

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON LICENSED IMAGES: We appreciate that many members are actively promoting their work and often seek alternative avenues including the sale or licensing of their work to commercial sources. All members must understand that the sale or licensing of their work to a stock agency or other commercial enterprise places restrictions on the use and display of that image. Greater Lynn Photographic Association does not wish to unknowingly display a licensed or otherwise restricted image on its web site or in any other manner that may violate the terms of the member's licensing or sale agreement with a third party. We therefore require that members refrain from entering any image that is licensed or otherwise restricted in any competitions. In the event that a member is successful in marketing an image that is already on the GLPA web site, we ask that you immediately notify the web team at and alert us to that fact so that the image can be taken down promptly.

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Print Competition

Year 2020 Competition

(the printed image was photographed with its matting to present here)

 Photograph of the Year
Moon Shadow
Ken Jordan, MNEC
Class B
Print of the Year
Thoughts and Prayers
Katy Rogers
Class A
Print of the Year
At The Spa
Jutta Curtin
Masters Class
Print of the Year
Moon Shadow
Ken Jordan, MNEC

View Zoom video of the Print Annual Competion held Saturday, June 27, 2020. Congratulations to the winners! Also, view a gallery of all of the Winning Prints.

Greater Lynn holds monthly print competitions. Rules of Competition and deadlines for submission are all listed to the left. Feel free to ask questions of the Print Chairman at the email address provided.

Competing is an excellent way to improve your photographic skills. Listening to the judge’s comments on your prints and the prints of the other competitors gives you a better insight into your photography.

You will be given a supply of pre-printed labels for you to note your name, class, title and category of your print which should be placed on the back upper left corner of the print.

Be sure to take advantage of our print group held on Thursdays, usually held the second Thursday of the month to allow attendees to make changes in prints they bring in for discussion should they want to enter them in the next month's competition. There is a wealth of information available to those who attend these very informative meetings. Do bring some of your prints for discussion.

Please Note: Please print out the Competition Rules and read through them for a complete explanation.

Please remember this stipulation for competing. To help maintain the cumulative scoring for the year and to provide a way to report the scores on the club's website, you must use the Club's website to enter the print competition. We will only be asking for your name, title and category. We are not asking for a digital image of your print. By using an online entry form – much like that used for the digital competition – we can collect the data about each month's competition. Click here to get to the Entry Form.

The scores for all entries will be posted each month.  That way if you are unable to attend the competition night, you will have a place to get your scores.


There will be 3 print classes and you will be placed according to your past performance and print scores:
“Masters” Class
“A” Class
“B” Class

There are six monthly competitions normally held on the second Monday of the month. For each monthly competition, there will be a total of three prints due (or four if you enter the Theme category). You may choose to compete in the following categories: Color, Black and White, and Portraiture. A new Theme Category has been added for the November, February and April Competitions. Which categories you choose to enter your prints in is up to you.

The Portraiture category has entries from all classes combined for the judging. Individual scores will be applied to the maker's accumulated total within his or her class. This category will be for all types of portraits, from formal studio to candid natural light. Subjects can be any living creature from human to animal. The idea is to isolate the subject without distractions thereby creating a pleasing portrait. Prints are typically due two weeks prior to the competition date. Please be prompt in your submissions.

The Theme category has entries from all classes combined for the judging. Individual scores will be applied to the maker's accumulated total within his or her class. An entry may be made in this category as a fourth entry for that competition. If a fourth entry is made, only the top three scores for that month will be eligible for annual awards.

Briefly some of the rules follow:

The maximum prints/mat size allowable is 16” X 20”.

All print images must be exposed by the maker.

The larger size prints are easier to view and generally have more impact.

You may print your own labels using the template in the left column or use the supplied labels found in an envelope on the print closet in the back of the hall. Labels must be filled out with the title and category and be affixed to the back upper left corner of the print.

Once a print receives a ribbon, it may not be entered again in that class or in the projected image competition for that season.

Only prints receiving ribbons (all POM, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and two HM’s) are eligible for the final Annual “print of the year” competition held in May of the same season.

Late prints will not be accepted.

Please read the competition rules.

Join us for an enjoyable season of photography and print making. If you have any questions feel free to contact the chairman.