Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show

End of Year Awards
Banquet Slideshows

2020 End of Year Virtual Awards


Exhibition Results

The results of the monthly Judged Exhibitions
Barry Schwartz and Helen Johnson are the Exhibition Co-Chairs for the 2021-2022 club year.  You can send Barry and Helen an e-mail at elccexhibitionchair@enchantedlens.orgAlso, contact Barry or Helen if you would like to be on the Exhibition team. 

Please familiarize yourself with the Exhibition Rules below.

Take a look at the brief presentation that provides Perspectives in Composition....   You may also want to look at the great photographs submitted in prior exhibitions.  A link to the various Galleries is at the top of this web page.

Entering Images Online
The second meeting of each month is devoted to our Photography Exhibition. Members submit their images using our Exhibition online entry form link below. 

  • Use the online form below  for submitting digital entries.
  • You may enter two digital images for each monthly Exhibition.
  • When entering the Title of your image;  Enter it in 30 characters or less.
  • Use characters only  — no apostrophes, exclamation points, question marks, quotations, periods, underscores or other symbols.
  • Digital images must be in JPG format and should be between 2-8 MB in size (in order to be viewed properly by the judge, and to project well during the Exhibition).
  • Suggest you use sRGB as it should result in more accurate and consistent colors on monitors and the Projectors.
  • Check that all fields are filled in before you hit the "upload your image" button, and wait 20-30 seconds for your image to upload before  leaving the web page.

Submit your image(s) using the online entry form (link below) starting  the day after each Exhibition up until 10:00 pm, 2 days before the next Speaker's Meeting.  

Each month we present a different judge from among the top photographers in the Albuquerque area. Having a professional critique of your work is a great way to improve your photographs and learn from critiques of both your images and those from other members.

While the main value is his/her educational critique, images are also scored by the judge, who awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Honorable Mentions in each of the Groups (Divisions B, A and AA) and Categories. Images are scored using merit points for ribbons awarded;  100 points for 1st place, 70 points for 2nd place, 40 points for 3rd place, and 20 points for Honorable Mention. Judges will be asked  to critique each print and projected digital image  based on their judgment of the photographs with regard to originality, creativity, composition, technical quality, and impact. 

New and less experienced photographers and those who have not entered many images into Competitions or Exhibitions usually enter in the "B" Group. More experienced photographers, including those who regularly enter into Competitions and Exhibitions should exhibit in the "A" Group.  The most accomplished photographers, including professionals and those who routinely sell their photographs, are best served in the "AA" Group. Members who have won many photographer of the year and picture of the year awards in the AA Group may want to consider an optional move to the AA-Emeritus subgroup.

At this time, only digital images are accepted.
All entries must have been exposed by the entrant. For any image that has been produced using photo-editing software. all major parts of the image, except for a digitally-produced mat, must have been captured by a camera.  There are also two categories for Exhibition entries - Assigned and Open.  The judge should include in their critique how effectively the assigned category was expressed in the image, and this may have impact on their scoring of an assigned image.

Each member may enter up to two digital images each month, one assigned and one open.  At this time prints are not accepted.

Images must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit (e.g., nudity), political, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.  To be accepted for any Club competition, exhibition or for posting on the Club’s website, an image must be an original work by the member and cannot contain, as its principal subject matter, the original work (for example, from a painting, sculpture, photograph) of another. These determinations will be made by the ELCC Exhibition Chairperson, or President. The ELCC reserves the right to refuse or exclude any image at its discretion.

The maker must have photographed all significant components of an image.  Digital images must not show the makers name when they are projected.  You are not required to delete your name from the metadata including the copyright information.  You may not embed a copyright notice in the image so that it shows when projected.

Images that have been awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd or Honorable Mention during an ELCC Monthly Exhibition or End of Year “Picture of the Year” Award may never be re-entered into a Monthly Exhibition.  Images that have been submitted as "Emeritus", or have never been awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd or HM during an ELCC Monthly Exhibition, or in the End of Year “Picture of the Year” may be re-entered into another monthly Exhibition and End of Year “Picture of the Year” one time. Images that are re-entered must have the same title as the original entry.

 Monthly Online Entry Form

End of Year Awards


1) The 2021 Picture of the Year Award will not include separate print awards. If you submitted a print this past club year, you can submit it and it will be included in the Digital category.

2)  You may submit 4 images in the digital category.

3) Emeritus Group photographers should submit their images as AA.

4) Except for the 3 notes above, the rules below apply.

Photographer of the Year Awards
Photographer of the Year awards are given to those persons who have the overall highest average in the AA, A, & B Groups, having submitted at least 8 images, with at least two of the eight images being in the "assigned" category.  Digital image merit points are averaged with print image merit points, with 100 points for 1st place, 70 points for 2nd place, 40 points for 3rd place, and 20 points for HM.  Photographer of the Year Awards are also given to persons having the Highest "Assigned" and "Open" averages, with awards given to the 1st place winners of each Group (AA, A, & B) for both the "Assigned" and "Open" categories.  Members must have entered at least 6 images in the respective categories for the Assigned and Open awards.

Overall High Average Awards
Awards are given for ribbons awarded during the monthly exhibitions, is also recognized.  These awards are given for 2nd, 3rd & HM in each Group (AA, A, & B).  "Overall High Average" awards are an average of all images submitted during the year by persons who have submitted at least 8 images, with at least two of the eight images being in the "assigned" category. Digital image merit points are averaged with print image merit points.

Promotion to the Next Highest Level
This is based on the "Overall High Average" awards (see above) for persons who are in the top 20 percent of the B and A Groups  - they will be promoted to the next higher Group and this will be announced during the end of year awards ceremony.     
Picture of the Year Awards
Awards are given in each Division (Digital and Prints).  In addition, "Overall Picture of the Year" are awarded to the member(s) whose images are selected by the End of Year judging team to be the best of both the Print and Digital images. These awards are given to each Group (AA, A, & B). In addition, "Picture of the Year" awards are given out for and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Each member may enter up to three images in a Division (Digital, Prints) for a total of four images. The images will be submitted before or at the last regular meeting of the year and each must have been entered in one of the monthly Exhibitions of that Club year, though they need not have placed in that Exhibition.

To Enter images for Picture of the Year (End of Year Awards), use this Entry Form