March 4, 2022
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Questions please contact – April Atkins – 250-634-0612
Students must have their own camera.
Important Details for the 2022 Regional
Details of the event are subject to change as we adapt to COVID restrictions. Please check frequently as we move closer to the competition date!
Registrations Deadline: February 18, 2022
Competitor limit – 40 students from SD 61, 62, 63 64, 79
- Date & Time: Submissions will be accepted only during the week of the competition from Monday Feb. 21st to Tuesday March 1st.
- A DropBox link will be emailed with registration confirmation. DropBox access will be available starting 9am Monday morning on February 21st, 2022.
- Submission to assigned DropBox must be completed by midnight on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022. Access will be closed after this point.
- Students will need to submit 5 photo assignments in JPEG format, straight out of camera with no post production editing allowed.
- Students will need to fill out the online camera registration form stating the make and model of camera that they will be using for the competition.
- Judging: will take place between March 2nd and 3rd online with judges meeting over Zoom.
- Zoom link for the competition awards ceremony will be provided by Judges.
- As this is a competition, direct feedback will not be provided by the judges to competitors for their images. However, a link to a video of all student submissions (without participant names attached) will be provided following the competition. We encourage participants to review this with their teacher or sponsor to give them a good sense of the calibre of work submitted.
- All competition photos must be uploaded straight out of camera without any post-production editing.
- Files must be uploaded into the correct Assignment folder (Portrait, Candid, etc.) in DropBox following these naming requirements by midnight on Tuesday, March 1st:
- “First_Lastname_assignment.jpg” (example: Jane_Doe_Portrait.jpg uploaded to Portraits folder, Jane_Doe_Candid.jpg uploaded to Candids folder, etc.)
- Images need to be taken during the week of competition between Monday February 22nd and Tuesday March 1st. Competitors will need to check their camera settings to ensure their camera date is set correctly.
- Students will need to fill in a Google Form with their name and make/model of camera that they use for the competition.
- Each assignment will be scored on 1-3 star ranking (3 being highest). Competition score will be the cumulatives mark of all 5 assignments.
Assignments: Please see the list of assignments required to complete the requirements for this year’s Skills Canada Photography Competition. All 5 assignments need to be completed and submitted on time if you wish to compete in this year’s competition.
Please note: it will be extremely advantageous to spend time considering each of these assignment requirements carefully. If possible, research other images/artists renditions of similar topic material. Sources would be the internet as well as the local library, photography section.
- Portrait/Self Portrait:
- This will be a head and shoulders portrait of another person or yourself
- Lighting, exposure, focal length, pose and expression WILL be what make this photo work.
Study and learn from other artists approach to creating stunning and captivating portraits!
- Environmental Portrait of someone participating in work or other activity, showcasing the person and their environment:
- The subject’s environment (background, foreground what items/tools/props they are holding or interacting with) should be featured and easily understood. The composition must still keep the subject as the primary focus of the image.
Study and learn from other artists approach to creating stunning and captivating environmental portraits!
- Abstract (no humans/animals), inanimate subject matter only:
- Take a photo where the subject is re-represented (not recognizable in its original shape and form) in a way that induces conversation with shape/form/colour/texture and therefore existence/reality/presence.
- This is a very open assignment – get those creative juices flowing.
Study and learn from other artists approach to creating stunning and captivating Abstract captures!
- Nothing in focus:
- Take a photo where the entire image is out of focus (absolutely nothing in the image may be in focus!). This cannot be an abstract shot as the ‘subject/context’ of the image must be ‘recognizable’
Study and learn from other artists approach to creating stunning and captivating purposeful out of focus image captures
- Still life lit only with cellphone/tablet/laptop/monitor screen:
- A collection of physical objects where you are using only your cellphone/tablet/laptop/monitor screen to light your still life.
- Consider using the process of ‘Painting with Light’ to illuminate your subject, using your camera’s bulb setting.
- Another technique might be placing objects in front of, or on top of your light source.
- Experiment with different lighting techniques!
Study and learn from other artists approach to creating stunning and captivating images illuminated only with screens