Theme: Open and Silhouette
Start date: April 1, 2022
End date: April 30, 2022
Judging starts: May 4, 2022
Judging ends: May 18, 2022


There are three open and one theme categories for this competition. The open categories are  Color, Monochrome, Creative and the theme category is Silhouette. You may enter up to THREE (3) images in one category and ONE (1) image in another category, or any combination thereof. Silhouette images may be color, monochrome or creative images.  You may enter 4 images as long as they are not all entered into a single category. You may change any image until the contest cutoff date has passed.

Silhouette photography shows the dark outlines of subjects in front of contrasting, bright scenes such as sunsets or studio backdrops. Silhouette images are unlike other forms of photography because they showcase dramatic contrast.

Please choose “Special” from the category drop-down on the entry submission page for your silhouette entries.

Competition rules have been updated as of April 12, 2022. See the Rules and Guidelines page for these updates.

Best in Category Winners
Creative
Chasing Dreams
Sue Christensen
.
Special
Starry, Starry Night
Christine Cook
.
Traditional Color
Dancing In the Rain
Phillip Wheat
.
Traditional Color
Blue Dacnis
Phillip Wheat
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Creative
Mystical Rose
Carol Benjamin
.
Traditional Mono
Resting Tiger
Meryl Lorenzo
.

Blue Ribbon Winners - Traditional Color
Dancing In the Rain
Phillip Wheat
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Blue Dacnis
Phillip Wheat
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An Apple a Day
Phillip Wheat
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Touchdown Imminent
Virginia Craig
.
Sensing Danger
Christine Cook
.
Salmon Pounce
Federico Marconi
.
Ready For My Closeup
Sue Christensen
.
Sun Kissed Dahlia
Gabriella Cassano
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Tenderness
Carol Benjamin
.
Alligator Hammock
Jennifer Brinkman
.
I Can See Your Halo!
Jennifer Brinkman
.

Yellow Ribbon Winners - Traditional Color
Edge of the Dunes
Richard Zelinka
.
Boris
DianaCalleja
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Hanging On For Dear Life
Diana Borash
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Merlin Meal
Chuck Dryer
.
Beauty Reflects
Karen Lund
.
Strike a Pose!
Marianne Dent
.
blue hour in the desert
Carol Heffernan
.
Learning from Mom
Lisa Jefferys
.
Let sleeping otters lie
Deborah Albert
.
Mr Blue Jeans
Jim Robellard
.
Venetian Sunrise
Hilda Champion
.
Coming at Ya
Meryl Lorenzo
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Blue Ribbon Winners - Traditional Mono
Resting Tiger
Meryl Lorenzo
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Animas Canyon
Rick Shoemaker
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Sky High-Mono
Richard Johnson
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The Phantom
Federico Marconi
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Polytech
Sue Christensen
.

Yellow Ribbon Winners - Traditional Mono
Floating Feather
Christina Skibicki
.
Garden of the Gods
Martin Strasmore
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Through the Slats
Dotty Danforth
.
Round and Round
Diana Hunter
.
Me and my Scooter
Dawn Ulrickson
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Into the Storm
Cynthia Taft
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90 Degrees of Resistance
Hilda Champion
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Sunset Watch at Naples Peer
Bob Kenedi
.
Eye to The World
Laurie Puscas
.

Blue Ribbon Winners - Creative
Chasing Dreams
Sue Christensen
.
Mystical Rose
Carol Benjamin
.

Yellow Ribbon Winners - Creative
Love
Christina Skibicki
.
Venice with a Twist
Hilda Champion
.
Nebulosity of Orion
Chuck Dryer
.

Blue Ribbon Winners - Special
Starry, Starry Night
Christine Cook
.
Grasses Against a Watercolor Sky
Dotty Danforth
.
Flamingoes Across the African Sky
Christine Cook
.
MEETAH THE CHEETAH
Ed Cohen
.
Bison in Steam – Yellowstone NP
Mike Johnson
.
Golden Anglers
Chuck Dryer
.

Yellow Ribbon Winners - Special
Pumping for Gold
Dave Mcfarlane
.
Giraffe in Tanzania Sunset
Mike Johnson
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California fire
Deborah Albert
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Morning Joe
Eric Miller
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Sunset Celebration
Eric Miller
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Golden Apple
Phillip Wheat
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Twilight Trees
Mahlon Stacy
.
Girl in Broken Window
Joel Davidson
.
Miami Secrets
Cynthia Taft
.