About the Competitions

The Oakland Camera Club hosts stereo photo competitions at most meetings. Experienced judges critique and score entries from Oakland Camera Club members. We present our competitions on a brilliant 55 inch 3-D HDTV.

Most competitions are divided into two divisions: An Open division, and a Special division with a specific subject or theme. See the special competiton schedule for details.

For each monthly competition, members may submit up to four digital stereo photos for the Open division, and four digital stereo photos for the Special division. Submissions are due the Friday before the meeting and are emailed to the meeting's presenter. Watch the club's Yahoo! Newsgroup for the month's submission instructions.

Special Competition Schedule

2018 Special Competition List

January 22, 2018


From the PSA: "The PSA definition of Creative is 'Altered Reality.' The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of these three. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images). High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered "altered reality."

February 26, 2018


Interior and exterior passages in stereo.

March 26, 2018


Motion in 3-D.

April 23, 2018


Show us what you can do to give a 2-D photo depth.

May 28, 2018

Field Trip

Featured stereo photos from our April field trip, location TBD.

June 25, 2018

Golden Gate

In honor of the Oakland Camera Club's planned name change, show us your definition of "Golden Gate" in stereo.

July 23, 2018


Our second creative competition of the year.

August 27, 2018

Stereo Theater and Clinic

Join us for a non-competitive meeting to share projects, solicit feedback, trade ideas, and exhibit collections. Show us your stereo prints, digital slides, anaglyphs, phantograms, lenticulars, View-Masters — anything related to stereo photography.

September 24, 2018

Oakland International Exhibition

No competition this month! We are screening the results of the 2018 Oakland International Exhibition.

October 22, 2018


Glass, water, metal -- any surface that reflects in depth.

November 26, 2018

Human Interest

Defined by the PSA as "an image depicting a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, or unusual situation, excluding recreational and sports action."" "

Competition Acceptances

Each competition group wins a number of places and honorable mentions, depending on the number of entries. A group of 20 entries, for example, would receive first, second, third, and fourth selections, and three honorable mentions (with one optional additional honorable mention).

Next Club Meeting


Monday, February 26, 2018


7:00pm - 10:00


Albany Community Center, Albany, CA

Special Competition Subject:


Interior and exterior passages in stereo.

Digital stereo images will be shown on the club's 3-D HDTV. Read about Preparing Digital Slides for details.

File Naming Tool

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