Each year ASCCA run a series of competitions to encourage projects to inspire and encourage all of our members’ members to try to use new and emerging technologies in fun, creative and expressive ways!
The ASCCA Competitions 2023 are shaping up to be the most exciting yet, with three dynamic categories to choose from: Poetry, Creative Writing, and Creative Digital Photography. To ensure a fair and successful competition, it is important to familiarise yourself with the guidelines for each category, which can be found linked in the button for each category.
Each entry you make will earn a point for your club, and at the end of the competition, the club with the greatest number of points will be recognised at this year’s National Conference in October.
Poetry will be the first category to run, replacing the previous category of Multimedia. As you plan your entry, take your time to consider your approach and make sure it aligns with the guidelines. If you have any questions, Susan is available to assist and can be reached through the contact information provided at the bottom of the guidelines.
So, put your creative hat on, grab your camera, digital pen or keyboard, and get ready to enter the ASCCA Competitions 2023! Good luck to all participants, and may the best entries win!
Poetry Competition 2023
Entries open 1st July and close at midnight on 14th July 2023
The Poetry competition will be open from July 1st to July 14th 2023, providing ample time for participants to craft their entries and submit them for consideration.
To ensure a fair and successful competition, it is important to familiarize yourself with the guidelines, which can be found along with the entry forms at the provided link. Read through the guidelines carefully, and take your time to consider your approach to crafting a poem that showcases your skills and creativity.
Creative Writing Competition 2023
Entries open 2nd August and close at midnight on 16th August 2023.
The six categories include enough scope and a broad enough explanation to allow for a range of entrants with a wide range of skills and imagination to confidently enter any category. All entries are to be submitted by the individual writer who is encouraged to present up to three pieces in total; each in a different category, and each of which has a 1000 word limit. AI technology not to be used
Creative Digital Photography Competition 2023
Entries open 15th September and close at midnight on 30th September 2023.
The approach this year is on creativity and interpretation of the categories. Photographic technical ability is still important but not more important than the creative interpretation of the subject. Considering both will allow all entrants to show their abilities. The seven categories include enough scope and a broad enough explanation to allow entrants with a wide range of skills and imagination to confidently enter any category. All entries are to be submitted by the individual photographer who is permitted to present one photograph, to a maximum size of 4MB in each category, taken between 2nd September 2021 and 15th September 2022. No post camera manipulation will be permitted — except minor cropping, straightening and exposure adjustments.
These topics are meant to broaden your capabilities and improve your confidence in using the software at your disposal. We are looking for originality in work that you have compiled yourself.
Send your entry, with your head and shoulders (selfie) photograph and one completed entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASCCA Board members and professional photographers are ineligible to enter.
To see the guidelines and entry forms for each category, click on the links below each. This year we have a special feature with forms that you can fill out on your computer and email back to us! No need to print and scan.
Please pay attention to the different opening and closing dates of each competition.
What if I miss the entry deadline.
The entry date and closing dates are mandatory – no changes there.
What if I submit more entries than the number allowed.
Anything over the limit will be deleted. So choose wisely and send your best efforts.
What if I have a query
Email your query to: email@example.com. Or you can phone the office on 0434 857 222
A photography judge is willing to respond to entrant’s questions via email if they are unsure of what’s permissible or just need help getting started.
Do all my entries have to be submitted on the same date, using one entry form?
Yes if you can please.
It is hoped that you will start creating your work well before the entry date. You will then have everything ready to send within the two week entry period.
Will I get an evaluation of my work?
Judges willing, yes.