Competition Information

Useful Links

Full Competition Regulations (PDF)

Competition Entry Form (.jpg)

Competition Label (PDF)

Understanding Annual Standings in Competition (PDF)

Preparing Prints for Competition (PDF)

Competition Classes Judging Scoring (PDF)

Competition Classes 2019-2020 Color Only (PDF)

Competition Classes 2019-2020 Monochrome Only (PDF)

CACCA Judging Handbook

Entering Competition

  • We have competition four (4) times a year: October, December, February, and April
  • Competition is always at the first meeting of that month.
  • We start competition promptly at 7:30 pm so you need to have your prints in no later than 7:10 pm. Someone will be available at 7:00 pm to start checking in entries.
  • Each print needs to be titled and a label needs to be placed on the back IN THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER. (Note: “Untitled #1”, etc. is not acceptable for the title.)
  • Separate entry forms are required for EACH category of prints entered.
  • Small prints: Any size print that fits onto an 11 x 14 matboard.
  • Large prints: Any size print that fits onto a 16 x 20 matboard.

Small Color Prints: You may enter up to 2 prints

Large Color Prints: You may enter up to 2 prints

Small Monochrome Prints: You may enter up to 2 prints

Large Monochrome Prints: You may enter up to 2 prints

Digital Projected Image (“DPI”): 2 color, 2 monochrome.

Detailed information on entering DPI.

To summarize, you can enter up to 2 prints in each of the “Print” Categories (or a total of 8 prints if you enter the maximum in all categories).


Mount your prints on the appropriate size matboard (either 11 X 14 or 16 X 20).

See article on “Mounting and Matting” for information on the proper mounting of competition entries.

Fill out a label for each print with a title of the print, your name, address, telephone number, date, competition class and mark whether it is a color print or monochrome print.

Place a filled-out label on the back side of the matboard in the UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER.

Fill out an entry form for the print(s) with your name, date, class AA, A or B, which category (Small Color Prints, Large Color Prints, Small Monochrome, Large Monochrome) and list the titles of your prints.

You will need an entry form for each print category – small color, large color, small mono, large mono.

First year competitors are always class B. If unsure as to what class you are in, check with the Committee Chair prior to competition.

You can now turn your prints into the person(s) in charge of Prints for that competition night.


Your prints will be judged and given a score by the judges. Only entries winning an “Award” can be eligible for the “Color Print and Monochrome Print of the Month” award.

Once a print has won an Award or Honorable Mention it must be retired and never entered again in an ACC Competition.