When, Where, and
Who to Contact
March 27, 2017
Images Due to Team Leaders:
Fri., March 3, 2017
Team Red Devils
Pam Lintner, Chairman
Tues., March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Team Black Diamonds
Bob Pizzano, Chairman
Wed., March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Coordinator: Jacob Mosser
Questions about the Smackdown Competition or would like to sign up?
Presentation Director: Jake Mosser
Equipment: Rick Cloran
Team Captains -
Team Red Red Devils: Pam Lintner, Chairman
Team Black Diamonds: Bob Pizzano, Chairman
Smackdown 2016-17 Categories
The Smackdown competition is one of the most popular events at GLPA. This friendly, fun, rowdy, but competitive contest started out for the first two or three years as men against the women photographers in the club. Then we had a couple of years of Canon verses Nikon. This year the teams will be chosen randomly with a deck of cards from the names of the club members who sign up. This is the only night that seating is segregated. Each team must sit on their own side of the room. Cheering and showing support for your team is mandatory! We will also serve refreshments that night and a little libation that night.
There are twenty-five categories of images for the contest. Each team will submit one image per category in the final judging. On the night of the competition two judges will be shown both images for each category and will be asked to agree on which one is best. The team with the most winning images wins the Smackdown contest, gets to have the trophy displayed for the year with their winning brand on it and earns bragging rights for the year.
You do not have to send in images for all the categories. You can send in for only one category if that is all you have in your portfolio that fits the category theme. Go through your digital images to find photographs that best fit the categories. A complete list of the categories can be found below.
All entries must be digital and formatted as you would for digital competition. Identify your images with a category and your name and make sure they are sized correctly, 1024 x 768. Names will not be presented to the judges until after the images have been judged. Members of each team will meet two times before the competition to select their best images.
Our judges are full of humor and old jokes, both sworn to secrecy and too rich to be bribed or they wish they were! Join us for one of the most fun nights we have at GLPA each year. Come, let your hair down, make a little noise, and yell for your team. Even if you didn't submit images it's still a great night of fun. Just yell for your gender and don’t forget to bring some extra cash for the special Cook-Off raffle!
The Smackdown Images and Winners 2016:
Here are the categories, images submitted and maker names. Winning images are listed on the left side - the men's side :(
Competitors and images from the 2016 competition (Men vs Women) follow: