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 DreamsSue Christensen. Special Starry, Starry NightChristine Cook. Traditional Color Dancing In the RainPhillip Wheat. Traditional Color Blue DacnisPhillip Wheat. Creative Mystical RoseCarol Benjamin. Traditional Mono Resting TigerMeryl Lorenzo. Blue Ribbon Winners - Traditional Color Dancing In the RainPhillip Wheat. Blue DacnisPhillip Wheat. An Apple a DayPhillip Wheat. Touchdown ImminentVirginia Craig. Sensing DangerChristine Cook. Salmon PounceFederico Marconi. Ready For My CloseupSue Christensen. Sun Kissed DahliaGabriella Cassano. TendernessCarol Benjamin. Alligator HammockJennifer Brinkman. I Can See Your Halo!Jennifer Brinkman. Yellow Ribbon Winners - Traditional Color Edge of the DunesRichard Zelinka. BorisDianaCalleja. Hanging On For Dear LifeDiana Borash. Merlin MealChuck Dryer. Beauty ReflectsKaren Lund. Strike a Pose!Marianne Dent. blue hour in the desertCarol Heffernan. Learning from MomLisa Jefferys. Let sleeping otters lieDeborah Albert. Mr Blue JeansJim Robellard. Venetian SunriseHilda Champion. Coming at YaMeryl Lorenzo. Blue Ribbon Winners - Traditional Mono Resting TigerMeryl Lorenzo. Animas CanyonRick Shoemaker. Sky High-MonoRichard Johnson. The PhantomFederico Marconi. PolytechSue Christensen. Yellow Ribbon Winners - Traditional Mono Floating FeatherChristina Skibicki. Garden of the GodsMartin Strasmore. Through the SlatsDotty Danforth. Round and RoundDiana Hunter. Me and my ScooterDawn Ulrickson. Into the StormCynthia Taft. 90 Degrees of ResistanceHilda Champion. Sunset Watch at Naples PeerBob Kenedi. Eye to The WorldLaurie Puscas. Blue Ribbon Winners - Creative Chasing DreamsSue Christensen. Mystical RoseCarol Benjamin. Yellow Ribbon Winners - Creative LoveChristina Skibicki. Venice with a TwistHilda Champion. Nebulosity of OrionChuck Dryer. Blue Ribbon Winners - Special Starry, Starry NightChristine Cook. Grasses Against a Watercolor SkyDotty Danforth. Flamingoes Across the African SkyChristine Cook. MEETAH THE CHEETAHEd Cohen. Bison in Steam – Yellowstone NPMike Johnson. Golden AnglersChuck Dryer. Yellow Ribbon Winners - Special Pumping for GoldDave Mcfarlane. Giraffe in Tanzania SunsetMike Johnson. California fireDeborah Albert. Morning JoeEric Miller. Sunset CelebrationEric Miller. Golden ApplePhillip Wheat. Twilight TreesMahlon Stacy. Girl in Broken WindowJoel Davidson. Miami SecretsCynthia Taft.