2016-2017 Assigned Subjects

The Assigned Subject Selection Committee is pleased to submit the list of Assigned Subjects for the 2016-2017 season

Assigned Subjects for 2016/2017 Season

Sept – Stand Out In A Crowd
Oct – Hands
Nov – Twisted
Dec – Tools of the Trade
Jan – Neon Lights
Feb – Digitally Enhanced/Manipulated Photo
Mar – Looking Up
Apr – Strangers in Public

Rules of Competition

One thing that makes SPC unique is that Assigned Subjects must be taken after the subjects are announced (for full details, see Rules and Guidelines in the About Us section).  This encourages members to think creatively and to shoot new material and not to rely on past images. So anything you shoot after 2/19/2016 will be eligible for competition in the Assigned Subject Category.

A big thanks to all members who submitted ideas and to the Selection Team:
Dona Menton
Douglas Beardsley
Susan Christiano
Steve Kaplan
Anne Friday
Van Ruttley

About the Process.

The Team solicited input from club members and received close to 200 new ideas submitted.  These numbers also include those ideas submitted in past years that did not make it to the top 8.  Each member of the selection team picked their favorites from the list and then met as a team to thin down the consolidated favorites list via various rounds of up and down votes.  The voting process was “blind” to the idea originator names.

They carefully considered each idea individually, and as a set, across a variety of factors:

  • Accessibility – accessible to all members, at all levels.
  • Variety – the subjects span the whole spectrum from concrete to abstract.
  • Quickly understandable by members and judges
  • Inspiring and challenging, which is core to what we are as a Club.

Once again, thank you to Dona, Doug, Steve, Susan, Anne, and Van for vetting these ideas and coming up with a great list.

“The time is ticking so start clicking!”