Rules of Competition

PSA Rules for Nature

Digital Image Entry

Digital Image Standings

2022 NECCC Digital Competition (GLPA winners)

Susan Mosser and Pam Lintner

Questions about competition?


Due Dates: (generally, images are due the 1st Monday of the month; competition night is generally the 2nd to the last Monday of the month).

Images Due Competition Nights

Categories for Competition:

Nature (Birds and Other)
Manipulated Art

Rick Cloran, HonPSA, GMPSA, HonNEC-GLPA Masters Competitor-Comments on All Class B; Class A General; Masters Nature
Paul Smith, MNEC-Gateway Camera Club-Comments on Class B General; All Class A; Masters Scenic & All Manipulated Art
Mary, MNEC & Fred Boucher-Merrimack Valley CC-MA-Comments on Class B Scenic; Class A Nature; All Masters Class & All People
Dennis Goulet, HonNEC-RI-Photographic Society of Rhode Island-Comments on All Class B; Class A Scenics; Masters Nature & All Manipulated Art
Silvana Della Camera, MNEC-Stony Brook CC-Comments on Class B Nature; All Class A; Masters General
Karl Zuzarte, MNEC- Photo Soc Rhode Island-Comments on Class B General; Class A Scenics; All Masters Class & All People
Mary Boucher, MNEC-MA-Merrimack Valley CC; Paul Smith, MNEC-MA-Gateway CC; Karl Zuzarte, MNEC-RI-Photo Soc of Rhode Island



For the upcoming 2023-2024 season, hand sanitizers will be available at the club. We will continue to use the ceiling UVC lights for disinfecting after each use of the club as well as having the air purifying system on 24/7.



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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Projected Image Competition

NEW FOR 2023-2024:

Statement on Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Image Creation and Ownership

In all sections of competition, images must originate as photographs made by the entrant. They may not incorporate identifiable images produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, replacement skies, or stock images). Images created in whole or in part by image creation software (frequently called 'AI' or 'generative' images) are not allowed. Editing or alteration of images is permitted within the limits specified in the relevant section definitions that are available in the GLPA club rules document for digital and prints. Any person submitting or attempting to submit an image in violation of this rule for any Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. competition, social media, event, or publication other than for editorial purposes, SHALL BE SUSPENDED FROM COMPETITION FOR A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS.

Year 2024 Competition

Photograph of the Year
Lion Love
Menka Belgal
Class B
Image of the Year
Flying Veggie Burger
Menka Belgal
Class A
Image of the Year
Sea Smoke Sunrise at Thatcher
Nina Taggart
Image of the Year
Mountain Aurora
Michael Goodman, MNEC
Class B
Nature Image of the Year
Lion Love
Menka Belgal
Class A
Nature Image of the Year
Dinner for Babies
Mary Baures
Nature Image of the Year
Pelican with Fish
Michael Goodman, MNEC


(See Galleries of past competitions at end of this page.)


Greater Lynn has an active competition program (see the separate link for Print Competitions). For a complete set of Rules for competing, click on the link in the left column.

The Digital Image Competition is open to all members who have paid their dues for the club year. Competitions will generally be held on the next to last Monday of the month in October, November, January, February, March, and April. 

There will be a Daniel Charbonnet Memorial Photograph of the Year in Prints and in Projected Image.  The winners in each section will receive an 9x12 plaque with the winning image reproduced. 

Competing in a club our size is hard but rewarding. It is one of ways you will improve your photography, by putting your work up against others’ work and seeing how you compare. You will learn from the scores and critiques. If you never show anyone your work, you lose half the joy of taking the photograph.

Competition should be used as a learning tool, not just for scores. You can learn a lot from the judge’s comments on not only your work, but the other work that has been submitted.

Be sure to check out the write-up by Rick Cloran on Setting Your Color Space. This will help your images look as they should when they are projected.

Looking forward to seeing your images.


Galleries of winners from past competitions

2023-2024 season

October 2023
November 2023
January 2024
February 2024
March 2024
April 2024
Annual 2024

2022-2023 season

October 2022
November 2022

January 2023
February 2023

March 2023
April 2023
Annual 2023


2020-2021 season




October 2020
February 2021
2019-2020 season

April Competition Zoom videos:

Class B video
Class A video

Masters Class video
People (A / Masters) video

Annual 2020
Annual Competition Zoom videos:


2018-2019 season
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2017-2018 season
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2016-2017 season
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2015-2016 season
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2014-2015 season



2013-2014 season
2012-2013 season
2011-2012 season
2010-2011 season
2009-2010 season