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Tacoma Photo News

September, 2021

In this issue...

  • Washington State Fair
  • Print Division Update (entry deadlines extended)
  • Projection Division Update (rule changes to be formalized)
  • Results – September 2021 Projection Division

Washington State Fair

Washington State Fair
The Washington State Fair, our fair, in Puyallup is well underway and with it the Photography Exhibition including the Northwest International Exhibition of Photography, the PSA sponsored event, and the Cascadia Photographers Exhibition.

I say our fair because Tacoma Photographic Society members enter a lot of photos to both competitions and consistently place well.

Congratulations to Debbie Klosowski for her photo Early Morning in Hanoi which took Best of Show in the Cascadia exhibition.

Looking at the results report on the fair's website, (click here) I believe that most every member entering received at least an Honorable Mention or a Judges Choice. I should also mention that the ratio of accepted prints and images to not was very positive also. Working at the Photo Salon allows me to see just how many photographs don't make the cut so...

Well Done!
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Print Division Update

Print Division Update

We're Back

Featured Image: Too Early by Richard Price
Like the Washington State Fair, We Are Back!

Our meeting on August 19th was successful with 15 entries from 8 members. You can view the results below. (click here)

Our September meeting will again be at the Waller Road Grange, on Thursday September 16th. We look forward to seeing you there.

Waller Road Grange

The members and guest attending the meeting all felt that the Waller Road Grange hall is a great place for TPS to hold our Print Division meetings going forward. There is plenty of parking; the hall is large; there is a kitchen. The consensus was that the venue is a winner.

Entry Deadlines Extended

We understand the reluctance to commit to entering print division competitions because you may be unsure about whether you will be able to attend so, the Division has decided to extend entry deadlines up until the beginning of the meeting.

This means you may enter your prints here on the website (open competitions) or bring your prints to the meetings. Enter and check in your prints at the same time.

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Projection Division Update

Projection Division Update
Featured Image: Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Maggie Tieger ◇ 1st Place ◇ Division ◇ September 2021

Changes to the Division

In these extraordinary times that we live, TPS members have not come together in a physical meeting for over eighteen months. We have been holding our meetings virtually via ZOOM, and uploading and posting our images to an online contest gallery.

The way we have been judging and tallying the popular vote has been stretching the rules laid out in the TPS Bylaws. The work required to manage and update the Division Competitions has become quite a bit larger than it was with in person meetings.

Change is required and changes are being made. We
  • have new leadership
  • have new rules
Please continue reading to understand these changes.

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Results - September 2021 Projection Division

Results - September 2021 Projection Division
The results for the September Projection Division Competition are now available

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