A much anticipated feature of our annual meetings is the Members’ Choice Contest. Members submit digital image files in the competition and are themselves the judges. Members vote to select winners in each category. “Top of Tier” and “Best of Show” images will be selected from those images winning first, second and third place in member voting. Members submit their entries into one of the two tiers:
Tier One includes any member who has won a Best of Show, Top of Tier, or First place or any combination of two Second and Third place prizes in any previous CNPA Members Choice Contest or any member who describes him/herself (or is generally recognized) as a professional photographer or workshop leader.
Tier Two includes any member who has never won a Best of Show, Top of Tier, First place, or any combination of two Second and Third Place prizes in any previous CNPA Members Choice Contest, and who does not describe him/herself (or is not generally recognized) as a professional photographer or workshop leader. If you have competed in Tier One, previously, but have won no more than one Second and/or Third place prize, you will be allowed (but not required) to compete in Tier Two again
Each year the categories are selected by the CNPA board. Categories are Landscape, Wildlife World, Wildlife North America, Captive, Small Stuff, Plants, Birds, and Artistic/Creatively Processed. Over time, the rules and categories have changed. The 2022 rules are included in the Members’ Choice Competition Guidelines.
Winning images will be displayed in a photo gallery here.