"Open to the Public-NECCC Spring Individual Print Competition-Judging with Critique"
by Larry Dunn, MNEC & Dana Patch, MNEC-Hosted by Greater Lynn
Saturday, April 6, 11:00 AM

Interclub print competitions have always had great participation but with the onslaught of Covid and the need to have zoom meetings, there has been a steady decline in participation in these competitions. Prints need to be seen and judged in person. To this end, NECCC will be having a hiatus on the Interclub Print Competitions and extending an invitation to the printmakers for a new way and venue to enter their prints.

This will be the NECCC individual Print Competition to be held twice a year hosted at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association-GLPA.

A printmaker can enter one Black and White-Mono Print and one-Color Print. There is no fee to enter but prints must be mounted. Printmakers can mail their prints in with a return postage of 15 dollars if they want their prints returned to them -no fee if they do not want their prints returned, or they can bring them in person the morning of the judging, directly to the Greater Lynn Headquarters at 564 Boston St., Lynn, MA. Bringing prints in person is a great way to stay to see the judging with hopefully brief critiques and see many amazing prints from your fellow New England Member clubs. If you attend the judging, you may also take your prints home with you at the end of the judging. All award-winning prints will be photographed immediately after judging. This means if you are in attendance and a winner you will have to stay for approximately 15 minutes post judging to have it photographed prior to taking your print home. Various Plaque Medal Awards for various subject matter as well as Judges Choice and Best in Show will be given per section. You will be required to enter your information and print titles on an online entry form prior to submission along with a special label which will be made available to you.

This new competition will be handled by two new Vice Presidents to the NECCC Board of Directors - Larry Dunn, MNEC and Dana Patch, MNEC. Both are very active in prints. Larry is very active print maker and the print competition chair for the GLPA Print competitions. He is also the PSA and NECC Interclub Print Rep, selecting prints for interclub competitions and was a worker on the NECCC Conference Print Competition Committee. Dana is also an active member of the GLPA Print Competition Committee and responsible for photographing all the winning prints as well as handling all the scoring and computerized functions that need to be done.

This is a great way for printmakers to participate in an exciting new print competition. The NECCC BOD hopes you will enter this free competition, taking part, as we try to keep prints and print making attractive to competitors and alive in our photographic clubs and organizations.

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Entry Form