The Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) is a national organization of Canadian camera clubs and individual members from Canada and around the world who have a common interest in photography. CAPA has almost 90 member clubs and over 1,000 individual members. CAPA offers a variety of services to its member clubs and to individual members, and hosts annual photography conferences.
Images Alberta Camera Club has a club membership in CAPA, which means that...
we receive its national magazine Canadian Camera, to which we can submit club images and articles
we can also submit information and upcoming events to the monthly CAPA Newsletter and on the Club News Page in the CAPA website
we are listed on the Clubs Page with a link to our website
most importantly, our members can participate in all CAPA Club Competitions
Many IACC members hold individual membership in CAPA, which allows them to enter CAPA competitions as individuals and to receive their own copy of the magazine. For more info on this, click here
All IACC members are eligible to enter CAPA Club Competitions that our club chooses to take part in. These competitions will be announced both at club meetings and on the website.
Members can submit one image via the CAPA Competition link under Competitions on our website. The entries are then judged by three experienced members from our club. Each image is scored out of ten by each judge and the scores are then totaled. The six top scoring photos are submitted to CAPA as our club entry. All club entries consist of six images from six different members.
All images are scored by three CAPA-appointed judges, and again each image is scored out of ten by each judge. The scores are then totaled to arrive at a final score for each club entered. The top three clubs are awarded medals with Honorable Mentions also awarded. Top scoring individual images are also given medals.
All scores are published so our members can see how their images compared to all the entries.
Also, entries to most CAPA Competitions are eligible for entry into the current Four Nations Competition.
We have participated in CAPA club competitions the past few years, winning a few medals, and intend to do so again this year.
2019 Four Nations Competition
The Four Nations Competition is an international competition held yearly by the national photographic associations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.
For this competition, CAPA is required to select 80 images from different photographers and images appropriate for inclusion into one of four categories: Nature (15 images), Monochrome (15 images), Open (35 images) and My Country (15 images).
The 50 to 75 top images from each of our ‘Club’ & ‘Individual’ competitions are shortlisted and re-judged by a separate team of Certified CAPA judges. Based on their scoring, the top 80 images are selected as CAPA’s submission to this competition.