2013 February Photo Contest: Red

  • February 25, 2013 · 11:45 PM

The theme for February is RED! Our January winner, Teri Virbickis says the only qualification is that the image must be predominantly RED in color! So your interpretation off what to include in the image is up to you, but the in the image must be mostly RED in color!

The February contest will be open for entries beginning on Friday, February 1, 2013 and run until midnight Monday, February 28, 2013.

Since February is the month of hearts, flowers and love, there should be plenty of RED stuff around to shoot this month! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Happy shooting!


February marks one year since Teri and Kristal have been organizing The Front Range Photography Meetup.  One year ago we decided to continue the tradition of the monthly photo contest. It has been fun watching it grow and become more popular each month.

We want to continue this tradition, but we want to give the contest more meaning and greater value to the participants.  Starting this month we will no longer be voting for our favorite image.  Instead  we will have a well-qualified, Guest Judge choosing the images and awarding a 1st, 2nd Place and a few Honorable Mentions.

Our Guest Judges will be selected based on their professional photography experience.  The Judge will critique our images, pointing out what is right or wrong in an effort to provide guidance for growth and development in our art.

We hope you are as excited about these changes as we are.  We see this step as a positive move in the right direction for the Front Range Photography Meetup.  We have a great group of people here who have expressed a desire to learn and improve.  What better way to do that than to compete with others who have the same goal!

The February Guest Judge is Dr. Jason P. Odell!

Dr. Jason P. Odell took first place in the 2012 FRPM  Contest.  His image was chosen by the Year End Judge, Dan Ballard so having Jason led off the Judging only makes sense!

Jason became a photographer through his love for biology.  He has taught at the University level, so leading photography tours and workshops is a natural for him.  He has written many books on digital photography and processing.  You can read more about Dr. Jason P. Odell and view his work at Luminescence of Nature Photography.

Thank you Jason for agreeing to be our February "RED" Judge!  We look forward to your selection of winners and comments.


YOU HAVE TO HAVE TAKEN THE IMAGE YOU ARE ENTERING: We know this should be obvious, but we just want to clarify this. So no restored photos, Photoshop compilations or creations etc.

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid your $10.00 contest fee to enter last month's contest YOU DON'T have to pay again to enter the monthly contests for the rest of the year.

IF YOU HAVEN'T paid to enter the contest, please be sure to do so BEFORE you enter your photo.  (The payment link can be found on the left sidebar where it says "Contest Entry Fee. You don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card.) If you don't pay, no worries, your image will just be flagged as exhibition only!


  • Click the "PHOTO" tab on the navigation bar at the top of the Meetup site.
  • In the "PHOTO" tab, there will be a PHOTO ALBUM titled "2013 February Photo Contest: "Red"
  • Upload your entry there
  • Don't forget to give it a creative title, or I will give it a generic one!  LOL...much better if you name your image!
  • All submissions will be posted on this Meetup site.  If you don't want your image online, please don't post it!

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  • Brenda M.

    I thought I had missed something until I read the posting from R. Leah I decided to reread and below is what the outcome was. The February contest will be open for entries beginning on Friday, February 1, 2013 and run until midnight Monday, February 28, 2013.

    February 27, 2013

    • Teri

      Contest will close/end like they always have, when the Meetup closes.

      February 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Teri this is not a "nothing new there, always the way it has been" situstion for me as I'm new to the group so that means very little to me. My understanding is that the contest runs from the first of the month through the last day of the month with voting to start the first day of the following month. But based on having already announced the winner, my interpretation of the dates are incorrect. I just needed clarification before paying and posting my picture.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im confused by the dates listed on this meet up. Can we still submit photos for February and whst day/time is the cut off?

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Leonard H.

      R. Leah, I was confused too. There is a typo in the description.

      February 27, 2013

    • Teri

      Again, Sorry, my mistake for not changing the text in the paragraph...but the Meetup closed at Midnight, Monday, February 25th! The date the Meetup closes is the day when entries are closed as well. Nothing new there, always the way it has been. Please accept my apology for not catching the other incorrect date.

      February 27, 2013

  • Jane W.

    It's fun to participate although difficult to choose my favorite "Red" photo...Red is one of my favorite colors to photograph!

    February 26, 2013

  • DeAnna B.


    February 26, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Always fun to join in!

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow I have a great photo for the Red contest, but won't be able to send in the contest fee. Maybe next time.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    think Guest Judges is a GREAT idea

    February 20, 2013

  • Teri

    @Eddie, the creativity is COMPLETELY UP TO YOU! The only rule is that YOU HAVE TO HAVE TAKEN THE IMAGE, and the Photoshop work is done by you! Go for it!

    February 11, 2013

  • Eddie R.

    Clarification needed. As to the rule No Photoshop compilations or creations etc. can you use the concepts of Mirror Dreamscapes from a previous meeting to mirror and flip the image and can you change the color hues as long as it is in the same family of colors?

    February 11, 2013

  • Teri

    @Leonard, the creativity is COMPLETELY up to you! However you want to process your image, is aok with us!

    February 4, 2013

  • Leonard H.

    Is it okay to use Photoshop to apply filters, remove unwanted elements or make other enhancements?

    February 4, 2013

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