2013 March Photo Contest: Migration Madness

  • Mar 28, 2013 · 11:45 PM

The theme for March is Migration Madness! Our February winner, Gwen Pina says the only qualification is images of birds or things that migrate! So your interpretation of what to include in the image is up to you, but the image must be of things that migrate!

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

So get out there and capture things that migrate. 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 March Guest Judge is Dan Ballard

Those who attended the Year End Contest and Pizza Party will remember Dan's wonderful presentation.  Dan did a wonderful job of going through all of our images and pointing out ways to improve them.  It was after this presentation, we decided to include Guest Judges in our monthly contest.

Dan Ballard travels the world taking remarkable images.  He offers workshops, individual training and classes.  To see examples of his work visit his website at Dan Ballard Photography.



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.

YOU CANNOT ENTER A PHOTO THAT HAS BEEN ENTERED IN A PREVIOUS MONTHLY CONTEST AND WON 1ST OR 2ND PLACE! Again, we know this should be obvious, but just in case you were thinking about doing this, we have been keeping records of the Monthly Contest Winners for quite a few years.

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 March Photo Contest: "Migration Madness"
  • 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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  • Shelley W.

    There is no location associated with this event. As a new member, perhaps you just meet in a regular place? Could someone please pass on to me? [masked] Thanks!

    March 27, 2013

    • Teri

      Shelley, this is not an "OFFICIAL MEETUP", so there is no location. We hold a Monthly Photo Contest, and post it as a Meetup so people can join and know the entry deadlines, criteria and theme. This month the theme for the contest is Migration Madness, everything is explained in the Meetup write-up. There is a cost of $10.00 a year to participate in the monthly contest, and that money goes towards prizes and our end of year party.

      March 27, 2013

    • Shelley W.

      OK - thanks!

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have you guys ever separated the seasoned photographers and your amateur ones for contest purposes?

    March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      John, that is comforting to know and I will try to keep it in mind. For myself personally, photography is a hobby, and if I try to continue to improve it on a constant basis, it will become a 4th job. So, I've been taking it in strides. It just seems a lot of people are on the "pro" level on here, and yes it is intimidating. Plus, I'm anti-photoshop for personal reasons, but mainly that's my style and what works for me. I do like the new idea of getting guest judges as it reduces the risk of favoritism and seeing who the runner-ups were is interesting/fun as well. Thank you both for your responses.

      1 · March 26, 2013

    • Kristal K.

      Cindy, Glad you like the Guest Judges. I think they will bring a new perspective to our contest. We will be able to learn by participating and watching. Please do, plan to participate!

      March 26, 2013

  • Farhad V.


    I have uploaded an image once, but I don't remember how I did it?
    Would you tell me how to upload an image for the contest?
    Thank you, Farhad

    March 25, 2013

    • Kristal K.

      Farhad, Go to the "Photos" section, look for the contest, click on it. Then look for "add photos". Good luck!

      March 25, 2013

  • Kristen

    Does the photo require a time stamp from this month? I thought those were the previous guidelines but I don't see where it says that. Can you please clarify? Thank you!

    February 28, 2013

    • Teri

      No, we took that rule out.

      February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Clarification: When is the last day to sumbit a photo for the contest?

    February 28, 2013

    • Teri

      When the Meetup closes at midnight on Thursday, March 28!

      February 28, 2013

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