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SPS Christmas Party Potluck and Member's Choice Competition

Join your SPS family and friends for our annual Christmas Party Potluck Dinner and Awards banquet! There will be prizes for top points earners from competitions throughout the year, our Member's Choice competition and more!

SPS will supply meat trays, a tasty ham, and soft drinks and coffee and we'll look forward to you bringing along a favorite dish, side, or dessert to share. Note that we do not have cooking facilities but we can plug in your crock pot or warming tray.

PLEASE be sure to RSVP if you're coming so that we have an accurate idea of the number of folks to expect.

The member’s choice competition should represent your best work of the year. Here are the rules and procedures:

  1. Only paid members are eligible to enter or vote. If you are not a paid member, this is a great time to join! Membership through 2013 is $30 for individuals and $40 for families.
  2. The only category is digital projection – no prints.
  4. There is no theme – any subject matter is welcome (don’t forget this is a family event).
  5. Your entry may have been seen in competition earlier in the year. It doesn’t matter if you’ve entered it, or if it placed or not. This is your best work of the year.
  6. Email your entry to [masked]. Make sure your file is an attachment, not an embedded image. Due to the large volume of entries for this competition, the 9:00pm Thursday night (12/6) deadline will be strictly adhered to.
  7. Size your images for using the normal digital competition procedure: 1920x1080 pixels, jpeg format only. Large TIFF files and PSD files will be rejected. Be careful your email tool (I’m looking at you, Photoshop Elements) doesn’t resize your image down to what it thinks should be an email size.
  8. Images will be projected throughout the meeting. We will lower the lights at some point to give everyone a look in their full glory. Members will receive a ballot with their nametag.
  9. A cash prize is awarded to the winner!

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  • Janerio M.


    December 9, 2012

  • Harriet D.

    Great Christmas party - fabulous food and excellent entries for the 2102 best image award! Thanks to all who helped put this together - wonderful job!

    December 8, 2012

  • Mikki Root D.

    Great food, great folks and great photography! Really enjoyed it!

    December 8, 2012

  • Pauline S.

    It was so nice to sit at a table and get to know some of the members. Great seems everyone stepped up for the occassion. Congrats to the winners. I truly enjoyed myself and left inspired to participate in the competitions in 2013.

    December 8, 2012

  • victor

    Great event. Thanks to all that put it to gether.

    December 8, 2012

  • Mikki Root D.

    Because we can't use the stove/oven, I'm bringing Oriental Salad instead of Rice Parisian. Hope that's ok. See all tomorrow night!

    December 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should membership fees be mailed or will there be a collection box at this Christmas Meetup?

    December 2, 2012

    • Ken R.

      We should be able to take 2013 dues at the party.

      December 5, 2012

  • Russell

    Hey, I have a company Christmas party to go to this evening, how late will this be running? I really am excited to meet everyone in the SPS and become a member.

    December 5, 2012

    • Ken R.

      We'll likely run for a couple hours or so. I hope you'll be able to make it - if not, we'll see you on the 4th Tuesday or January 4th!

      December 5, 2012

  • Ken R.

    I think what Ray is trying to say is the image must have been taken sometime in 2012 to be eligible.

    November 24, 2012

  • Mikki Root D.

    Ok, Ray. What does that mean??? :-)

    November 24, 2012

  • Mikki Root D.

    Gotta question: I was going to enter a particular print this year, but decided to enter the other of two I had matted. It is now over a year old but wasn't at that time. Would it be eligible or not? Thanks for a determination.

    1 · November 24, 2012

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