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Intraclub Competitions

These competitions are held three times a year. Only dues paying members of 7HCC may participate in these competitions. A professional photographer, who is not a member of 7HCC, is brought in to judge our images. Red and blue ribbons are awarded. These are Pictorial competitions. Images can be of any subject, taken at any time.

Digital Images

Digital images must be submitted by email to Carol Morocco at Images will be accepted until midnight on the Sunday before the competition. Each member may submit up to three digital images. The digital file must have the .jpg extension. The image size must be no more than 1024 pixels in the horizontal direction and no more than 768 pixels in the vertical direction. The file name must contain the maker's name and the image title. It is suggested that the photographs be in the sRGB color space It is suggested that the file size does not exceed 350 KB for easy emailing purposes. If you are a member of more than one club, you must select a single club from which to enter digital images for the entire season.


Each member may submit up to three prints. Any size or mount up to 16" x 20" is acceptable. Prints should be mounted. They should not be framed. The maker's name and title of the image should be on the back of the mount.

Snapshots Each member may submit up to three snapshots. Snapshots may go up to 5x7 inches.

Please contact Carol Morocco at if you have any questions regarding the intraclub competition.

For your printed images, please keep in mind that our sponsors, L.B. Wheaton and Printmakers Inc., offer 7HCC members a discount.

New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) Competition

Winning images from our intraclub competitions are selected by Carol Morocco and submitted to NECCC where they compete with images from other NECCC member clubs. Competitions are held in fall, winter and spring. At present time, 7HCC competes in the Electronic Pictorial and Nature Competitions, Class B .

For an image to be considered for the NECCC Nature Competition, it must meet the following rules:
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation.
The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Multiscreen Competition

We compete with three other clubs ...Photographic Society of RI (PSRI), Quinebaug Valley Photo Club (QVPC), and Fall River Camera Club (FRCC), in the multiscreen competition. The competition is held in May. All the clubs take turns acting as host. Each club submits one image per category. There are 25 categories this year. At the time of the competition, four screens are used; all the images for one category are displayed at the same time. An impartial judge rates the images one through four ...a number one image receiving more points than a number four image. Individual photographers receive ribbons for their images. The club accumulating the most points wins the overall competition.

Multiscreen Subject Categories for 2015 - 2016
Note: All photos must be taken on or after May 1, 2015
Multi-screen 2015-2016
1-Chair(s) 2-Chocolate 3-Complimentary colors
4-Dilapidated 5-Dirty 6-Dog(s) 7-Fantasy 8-Hidden 9-Iconic/symbolic 10-into the night 11-Light painting
12-Long exposure 13-Looking up 14-Mirror image
15-Moonlight 16-On the job 17-Psychedelic 18-Rain
19-Shoe(s) 20-Stars 21-Tree knot(s) 22-Twisted
23-Uniform(s) 24-Vine(s) 25 -White

The above information was provided primarily by Carol Morocco. JoAnn Audette provided this year's update for the Multiscreen.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Meeting Location: Salem Covenant Church, Worcester May 7, 2015 1:18 PM Priscilla M.
7HCC Lending Library December 5, 2014 6:19 PM Carol M
Competitions January 6, 2016 8:47 AM JoAnn A.
Club Dues January 13, 2012 11:00 AM Lou S.
NECCC Blog site October 11, 2012 11:33 PM Dale C. A.
Constitution and By-laws August 9, 2011 7:56 PM Lou S.
About Seven Hills Camera Club (7HCC) June 1, 2015 2:40 PM Priscilla M.

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