Theme Competitions

Currently, the club is not running theme competitions.

A theme competition is designed to challenge members to shoot specific topics.  The theme competitions are held in conjunction with the in-club competitions. Members may submit a maximum of two images for each theme topic.


The theme competition is judged separately from the in-club category competitions. Scoring uses the same 10 point system as the in-club competitions.

In all cases, the judges’ scores are final. The judges are instructed to mark down images they deem inappropriate or marginal with respect to the specific theme. However, photographers do have considerable latitude in how they interpret any particular theme.


The Lorne J. Hymers Theme Plaque is awarded to the photographer with the highest scoring theme image from the year. In case of a tie, the next highest scoring images from the tied photographers are taken into account.