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The following events and links are not sponsored by the Sparta Camera Club, but were compiled and submitted by active club members as fantastic opportunities to get involved in and some terrific online locations to continue learning the craft and art of photography. If you have an event or link that you'd like to contribute, please submit the request to info@spartacameraclub.org

Upcoming Events

Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council (SCAHC)  EXPOSE 5 (Reception and critique cancelled.  Gallery closed as of March 21, 2020.  Awards and photos will be posted on the website.)

SCC Winners: 

Second Place Overall:  Joy  Schmidt, 'Dogwood'

First Place Landscape:  Marv Kaminsky, 'Landscape'

First Place People & Pets:  Leesa Beckmann, 'UH--OH' 

This photography competition and exhibit is open to all photographers.   the judge this year was Joe Guerriero.     

NJ Audubon Digital Photography Workshop (Cancelled) 

Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm.  David DesRochers will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique images of the endless natural art of our planet.  The presentation will be held at the Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville, NJ.  Please see attached flyer for details.  Landscape Flyer 2020 (1).pdf


NJFCC Photorama (Postponed until June 6, 2020)

NJFCC is having its annual Photorama speaker event on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 8 AM to 4 PM in  Edison, NJ.  Registration is open now.  Please see attached flyer for details or go to the NJFCC website (www.NJFCC.org Photorama) for more information and to register.  Attached is the flyer and, if you need it, the mail in entry form.  Photorama 2020 Flyer 5 2020-1 page.pdf  and Mail-in order form - 4Jan20.pdf.  You can also register on the NJFCC website at www.NJFCC.org.  See Photorama tab.  Due to the date change, refunds will be issued on a case by case basis.  

Rutgers University Event:  In the Shadow of Genius:  The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators (Cancelled)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 5 pm -7:30 pm Alexander Library, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  

The 34th annual Bishop Lecture will feature photographer and author Barbara Mensch, who will speak about how she was inspired by Special Collections and University Archives' Roebling Collection to create her recent book In the Shadow of Genius: The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators (Fordham University Press, 2018). Mensch, who has lived alongside the Brooklyn Bridge for over 30 years, will illustrate her talk with striking photographs, including some taken deep inside. During the reception following the talks, guests will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of the book.

Camera Naturalist Photo Club Macro Workshop  (Postponed-Date to be determined.)

Camera Naturalist Photo Club is holding a macro workshop on April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ.  Fee is $20 per person. Roman Kurywczak, an accomplished macro photographer, will provide a presentation followed by a hands-on opportunity to try it yourself.  See attached flyer for details.  CamNats - Macro Program6 2020.pdf 

NECCC (New England Conference of Camera Clubs) Annual Photography Conference 

This excellent conference is scheduled for July 17-19, 2020 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.  This is a wonderful 3 day event offering a variety of speakers, photos shoots and other photographer events.  The admission fee is $205 for all three days if you register before June 26, 2020.  (Other pricing options are available.)  There is lodging on campus.  Go to www.NECCCphotoconference.org for more details and to register.  (All fees will be refunded in the event this Conference is cancelled.)

NJFCC 2020 Competitions

Competitions and Results can be viewed at NJFCC

Upcoming Competitions

SCC members can enter the NJFCC digital competitions through Photo Contest Pro (PCP).  

The results of the Fall and Winter NJFCC Competitions are posted below.  

NJFCC Spring Competitions.

The deadline to enter your photos in PCP for the Spring Competitions are:

 March 24 for the Pictorial  Competition and

April 8 for the Nature Competition.

Please enter your photos by the deadlines.  These competitions will be held at some point.  Further information to be provided.


Please see the NJFCC website/competitions (www.NJFCC.org) for more details.  

SCC will host the NJFCC Spring Nature Competition on April 22, 2020. 


Sparta Camera Club Winners from Completed NJFCC 2020 Competitions

Congrats to All Winners!

Winning pictures can be viewed at www.NJFCC.org (Competition Tab)

Winter Pictorial Competition


Honorable Mention:  Marv Kaminsky, Dark Castle

Honorable Mention:  Marv Kaminsky, Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Honorable Mention:  Virginia Kolstad, Provincetown at Night.  


Merit Award: Diane Brunovsky, Rainy Day in Dublin

Winter Nature  Competition 

General Nature: 

Honorable Mention:  Edwin Klein, Antelope Sunbeams


Honorable Mention:  Marv Kaminsky, Albino Gator

Fall Pictorial Competition


Honorable Mention:  Donald May, Moonset

Merit Award:  Virginia Kolstad, Bridges


Honorable Mention:  Steve Firmender, The Night is Dark



Other Competitions / Events

pon notification of acceptance, all work must be delivered to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition office no later than Wednesday, September 17th. They are located at 508 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Please call the New Jersey Highlands Coalition at (973) 588-7190(973) 588-7190 to arrange drop off.
pon notification of acceptance, all work must be delivered to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition office no later than Wednesday, September 17th. They are located at 508 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Please call the New Jersey Highlands Coalition at (973) 588-7190(973) 588-7190 to arrange drop off

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