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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 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

NJFCC Upcoming Events:

Introduction to Bird Photography - Cameron Darnell:  February 27, 2021  2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Cameron is a young photographer, who at only 19 years old, has developed into an outstanding photographer.  This program is perfect for both adults and any young photographers you may know.  Tickets are available for this free event through Eventbrite beginning 1/2/2021.  Eventbrite Darnell

Update:  Introduction to Bird Photography - Cameron Darnell: In case you missed this excellent presentation you can now view the recording with the following link.  (Please do not share outside of the club)(99) Intro to Bird Photography with Cameron Darnell - YouTube

NJFCC Spring Competitions: You can enter pictures in Photo Contest Pro for the spring competitions.  See entry rules and information in the attached document.  The Nature photos must be entered by March 30, 2021.  The Pictorial Competition photos must be entered by April 30,2021.  Click on the following link for more information relating to the NJFCC  competitions.  NJFCC Competition Overview

Update: The NJFCC Spring Nature Competition online event was held on April 13, 2021.  A video of the competition can be viewed in the following link. NJFCC Spring 2021 Nature Competition

NJFCC Spring Pictorial Competition: The NJFCC Spring Pictorial Competition will be held online on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.  You must sign up on Eventbrite to attend.  Sign up on the following link.  NJFCC Pictorial Competition

NJFCC Presentation:  May 1, 2021 from 2 to 3:30 PM Images Right  in Front of You by Joe and Mary Ann McDonald.  Different techniques for capturing macro subjects that are in your home and neighborhood.  You must register for this free event at the following link.  Eventbrite Registration for "Images right in front of you"

In case you missed  Images Right  in Front of You here's a link to the YouTube video of Joe and Mary Ann McDonald's presentation: Images Right in Front of You

Other Upcoming Events:

James Maher, Street Photography:  April 28, at 7:00 p.m. This is James' second presentation on Street Photography covering taking photographs from various locations. To get a link to this program you must register at the following link.  James Maher, Street Photography

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council Xpose Virtual Photography Competition:  Congratulations to Joy Schmitz for her winning photo "Seeding Next Year's Crop" (see photo below).  Joy took first place in Still Lifes.  Click Link to see all the winners.  SCAHC XPOSE 21 Winners

Morris County Historical Society Competition: Morris County Historical Society is holding an Juried Photo Contest and  Exhibition on the history of Morris County in May 2021.  Submissions can be made between October 1, 2020 and April 16, 2021. Categories are Historic Structures, Historic Landscapes and Historic Structural Details.  SCC is planning an outing with this theme in mind also.  Please check out this link for more details.  Morris County Historical Society Competition

Share Your Photos with NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife:

The Division of Fish and Wildlife would like to partner with you and share your photos of New Jersey’s fish, wildlife, habitats, and the recreation associated with them!  Photos will be added to their library for their use in publications, social media and outreach. Photos must be submitted via email.  Please check out this link for more details. Share Your Photos NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife

NECCC 2021 Event July 17, 2021  The following information has been provided about this year's New England Conference of Camera Clubs event.  

To thank everyone for being a part of the NECCC family, the NECCC will be holding a one-day online
event on Saturday, July 17th featuring speakers Richard Bernabe, Andre Gallant, ANEC and
Freeman Patterson.
Along with speakers, Hunt’s Photo & Video will be joining us; there will be an
event projected image competition and $1000 in door prizes.

Registration for our NECCC 2021 Event on July 17th opens March 31stRegistration Fee $30

SCA&HC 33rd Skylands Art Exhibition (Virtual): Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council invites entries for the 33rd Annual Skylands Regional Juried Art Exhibit.   Entries in all fine arts media, including photography, sculpture, and digital art, are accepted.  Exhibition Opens June 14 2021 and Closes July 26, 2021.   Entry deadline: May 22, 2021. See following link for details.  SCA&HC Skylands Art Exhibition


NJFCC Recorded Events:

NJFCC Winter Nature Competition: The recording for the competition held on Monday, January 25th is now available at the NJFCC website under social media/YouTube.

The Creative Landscape With Joseph Rossbach: Link to YouTube Video

Session from Hunt's Photo on Camera Gear:  The NJFCC hosted Noah Buchanan from Hunts at a session on ZOOM Session about equipment.  The recording of this session is available on the NJFCC website under You Tube videos.  

Photographing the Nighttime Landscape with Roman Kurywczak.  The NJFCC hosted this free online instructional program by Roman Kurywczak in November.  A recording of this presentation is available on the NJFCC website.  NJFC

NJFCC 2021 Competitions

Competitions and Results can be viewed at NJFCC

Upcoming Competitions

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

Competitions for 20/21 have been scheduled.  If you are a member of SCC, you can enter photos on Photo Contest Pro (www.photocontestpro).   

The Spring NJFCC Competitions are scheduled as follows:

Spring Nature: April 13, 2021 (SCC Entry Deadline: March 30, 2021)

Spring Pictorial:  May 17, 2021 (SCC Entry Deadline:  April 30, 2021)

The results of the Competitions are posted below.  

Please see the NJFCC website/competitions (www.NJFCC.org) for more details and to see the complete list of winners and their photos.  


Sparta Camera Club Winners from Completed NJFCC 2020-2021 Competitions

Congrats to All Winners!

Winning pictures can be viewed at www.NJFCC.org (Competition Tab) and on the Galleries tab of the Sparta Camera Club website.

Spring Nature Competition

Botanical:  Merit Award:  Fern by Mary Fettes

Botanical:  Honorable Mention:  Snow on Grass by Michael Clark

General Nature:  Honorable Mention:  Little Pigeon River by Mary Fettes

Winter Pictorial Competition

Pictorial Open:  Honorable Mention:  Speedwell Falls by Steve Firmender

Pictorial Open:  Honorable Mention:  Dutch Windmill by Marv Kaminsky

Winter Nature Competition

Botanical:  Honorable Mention:  Wild Wine Raspberries by Mary Fettes

General:  Honorable Mention:  Blackwater Sunset by Virginia Kolstad

General:  Honorable Mention:  Waywawanda Stream in Melting Snow by Frank Urbaniak

Fall Pictorial Competition

Creative Pictorial

Honorable Mention: Captured by a Butterfly by Diane Brunovsky

Honorable Mention:  First Crocus of Spring by Janet Defeo

Pictorial Open

Honorable Mention:  Up, Up and Away by Bruce Ryerson

Honorable Mention:  Castle Hill Lighthouse by Joy Schmitz

Fall Nature Competition 


Honorable Mention:  Daisy by Nancy Madacsi

Honorable Mention:  Sunflower by Joy Schmitz


Honorable Mention:  Black River by Edwin Klein



Honorable Mention:  Scarlet Tanager by Leesa Beckmann

Honorable Mention:  Proud One by Diane Brunovsky


Honorable Mention: Stuck the Landing by Sean Garvin


Other Competitions / Events

Additional NJFCC events and other photography events are posted on Meetup.com.  We encourage Sparta Camera Club members to join at the following link to learn about many worthwhile presentations.    Join Meetup.com

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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