On July 16, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association will be having our first competition of the new year 2024-2025. Our Class is Macro/Close-Up.

DEADLINE: All photos must be entered by July 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

All members are encouraged to enter. It is a great way of getting feedback on your photography and learning ways to improve. You can even use some of your images from the recent Macro workshop!

The entry fee is only $5.00 and you may enter up to three JPG images, sized 1400 x 1280.

DEFINITION OF MACRO/CLOSE-UP: Photographs of small subjects or close-up views of sections of large subjects. Think of this Class as "close up" to the subject.

A photo of a faraway galaxy appears closer using a telescope, but it is not a close up image. A close-up on a face is good, but maybe better is a close-up of an eye. This class is expecting some level of magnification. 

Our judge will be our own Helen Henry!

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Entries are closed


On May 21, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association will be having our last Themed Competition of the year - TRAINS. Entries may include trains and train-related subject matter. This is a pictorial competition, so any editing is allowed. Remember - No AI-generated images or parts of your image are allowed. 

Entries are due by May 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ENTER HERE  

LPA members may enter up to three images for your $5.00 entry fee. Digital files must be sized 1400 high x 1280 wide pixels. You may pay online via Paypal, or bring $5.00 on the night of the competition. 

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6:00 at Antelope Valley Senior Center

DEADLINE: January 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

On January 16, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association will have our first competition of the new year at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

All members are eligible to enter. This is a great way to get feedback about your images.

Crystal Olguin will be our judge. She excels at creative photography and will be a wonderful judge!

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CREATIVE DEFINITION: Creative is defined as altered reality that is apparent to the viewer. This definition includes alterations utilizing: Colored lights and gels, black light, Mylar, double exposures, projected images, camera or lens movement, lithograph, birefringence, and computer manipulation. The image should have strong composition, pleasing quality, and color, texture, pattern, and/or tone impact. The appropriateness of the technique selected and pictorial merit is considered in judging. Small amounts of manipulating images (changing opacity, using filters, adding text, fantasy or textured backgrounds, etc) is NOT considered Creative. The content is unrestricted.

Sizing: 1400 high x 1280 wide pixels

Entry Fee: $5.00 for up to 3 images.


LPA May Competition - Transportation - May 16, 2023

Join Lancaster Photography Association on May 16, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center for some great learning as we have the last themed competition of our year – TRANSPORTATION.

We encourage all our members to enter. It is a great way to learn how to improve your images, as each image gets a short critique from the judge.

DEFINITION: Any type of transportation (car, boat, airplane, etc.)

You may enter up to 3 digital images for a $5.00 fee. Sizing – Max 1400 wide by 1280 high, sRGB.

The judge is going to be Stuart Lynn, who will have some very helpful critiques for us!

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Travel Competition - October 20, 2020

On October 20, 2020, Lancaster Photography Association will be hosting a Travel Competition. We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s travel images, especially since we have not been able to do much traveling in the past few months!

The deadline for entry is: October 13 th at 11:59 p.m, so make sure to get your images uploaded before then.

Diane Racey will be our judge. She has done a wonderful job judging for us in the past and we are looking forward to having her be with us via Zoom.

The Zoom link is:
Meeting ID: 861 1873 6811
Passcode: 895498

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Competition Announcement!


 2016-2017 Skill Level Advancement

Congratulations to the following members! On July 1st, we have SIX members move up to the next Skill Level.  Club rules provide that at the end of each competition year those persons who have attained two first place wins in digital or three EA's in prints (must be from three different) club competitions at their current level, they are advanced to the next level.  [Note: If a competitor wins both in the Digital division and in the Print division, they would need one Digital division first-place ribbon and a total of two Print division EA ribbons, won over two different Print competitions, to be advanced.] This will take effect on July 1, 2016, the beginning of the new competition year.

To Amateur:           

  • Dale Taft  

To Advanced                      

  • Denis Lust  

To Master:

  • Diane Cable
  • Sharna Lee
  • Kathy Newman
  • Ronald Yagi

Have A GREAT LPA Competition Year!

Open Competition- October 20, 2015


Images can be submitted to the LPA Website for the October 20th, 2015 competition September 15, 2015 through October 13, 2015 at 11:59pm. The judge for this “Open” competition is Dan Holmes. Mr. Holmes is a professional photographer based in Ventura California.

Enter here. 

[image1_left] You’re invited to join Dan for a no-host dinner at 4:30PM at the Greenhouse Café, in Lancaster, before the Competition and General meeting.

Our competition Theme is “Open” which means anything from Abstract to Vehicles plus a few more you could think of. Images must be in good taste! Color or B&W images both are allowed.

This Is Your Chance to Show-Off 3 of your AV Fair images. Since they will be already printed, why not enter the prints? OR Enter 3 you have NEVER entered before, digital (jpg’s), prints or a combination of both (for a total of 3 entries).

October 20th 6pm-9pm is the 2nd competition of our 2015-2016 competition year and our new LPA Competition Rules are in effect. Please make sure you know the new Rules, How to Enter, and Definitions. You will find all these on the LPA website under Competitions.


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Competition Report - July, 2015


Competition Report - July 2015

  • July 21, 2015, Action-Judge-Ross Way, dinner at Greenhouse Café at 4:30
  • Oct 20, 2015, Travel- Judge-TBA
  • Jan 19, 2016, Step Into The Past- Judge-TBA
  • Mar 15, 2016 Creative- Judge-TBA
  • May 17, 2016, Flowers- Judge-TBA
  • Jun 21, 2016, EOY-Judge-Members

Would like to discuss the Oct “Travel” competition. Anticipate “LOW” participation, therefore, would like to take a member vote at the general meeting to change the theme to “OPEN” so the members who entered in the AVF would be able to compete with their best AVF entries. 


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