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Welcome to TopShot

This is the annual individual competition for members of camera clubs in NSW to find the best images in the state.

To enter your club must be affiliated with the Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW).

Federation of Camera Club website

Competition now closed. click here to review entries /pay fees for TopShot 2020

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Results for competitions in TopShot 2020

There were 15 entries that gained our highest award(s).

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Fight Through
Yao Zu Shu – 1st Place
Open Mono Digital

Riverbed
Timothy Moon – 1st Place
Open Colour Digital

The Next 96Kms
John Organ – 1st Place
Creative Digital

Lake Tyrell Salt Pans
Robin Moon – 1st Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

Norwegan Sea Eagle
Carol Barry – 1st Place
Nature Digital

A Dazzle
Carol Barry – 2nd Place
Open Mono Digital

Fish Rock Cave
Neil Vincent – 2nd Place
Open Colour Digital

Climate Change
Ian English – 2nd Place
Creative Digital

Tin City
Dianne English – 2nd Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

Red Crowned Cranes
Yao Zu Shu – 2nd Place
Nature Digital

QUEEN OF THE DANCE
Arthur Roy – 3rd Place
Open Mono Digital

Nick Diving For It
Albert HAKVOORT – 3rd Place
Open Colour Digital

Scary on topScary underneath
Brad Le Brocque – 3rd Place
Creative Digital

Eye of the desert
Tony Law – 3rd Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

Bat Dipping Wing
Albert HAKVOORT – 3rd Place
Nature Digital

by Michelle Kennedy, 22 June, 2020 Share:

FCC TOPSHOT RESULTS

Because of the restrictions placed upon us as a result of the Covid-19 virus, the Topshot competition this year was run as a digital competition, judged remotely by Judges from different areas in Australia. The entries in the different sections were compiled and distributed to the Judges who scored them remotely. The scores from the 3 judges in each section were then added together to get an overall score for each image. Once this was done the Judges for each section met together via a Zoom meeting to select the overall winners from the top scoring images.

 Because the judging was not done in a central location, which has occurred in the past, the Committee as a whole was not able to vet the entries to confirm that all the images complied with the definitions for the sections for which they were entered,  before judging.

When the online Topshot presentation was shown on Sunday the 14th of June, there were many questions about whether some of the entries, entered in the Australian Landscape section, that received acceptances or better, complied with the definition listed on the FCC Topshot Entry website for that section.

The definition for AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE that is listed is as follows, “A photograph of a NATURAL landscape or coastal scenery which may include people, buildings or other objects, provided that these elements do not dominate the photograph. Seascapes with no land do not fit this section.

After receiving a number of emails and communications on this matter, the FCC Committee convened an extraordinary committee meeting on Thursday night the 18th of June, to consider these concerns. As a result a number of images that received acceptances or better have been rescored.

The reasons that these images were rescored was that,–

  1. The landscape was not an Australian landscapes, but was a landscape or features in another county.
  2. The subjects were Cityscapes/ urbanscapes, and not NATURAL landscapes
  3. The image had a building, man-made structure, or people as the dominant feature in the image.

Because of the unusual circumstances under which the Topshot Competition was judged, I hope that the Topshot entrants affected understand that this action was necessary, and we apologise for any disappointment that this may have caused.

These decisions were made and approved by all Committee Members, and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Topshot results are now being published on the Topshot Entry Website.

Kerry Boytell
President
Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW)

by Michelle Kennedy, 22 June, 2020 Share:

TOPSHOT 2020 – Live Online Presentation

Please join us on 14 June at 2:30pm for the live online Presentation of Topshot 2020!!!

Click the link below to register for this Event. Everyone is welcome! Please share this invitation with your family, friends and Camera Club Members.

Register for this Event:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcOCgqT0uHtZ1Q4YHIeikJuiVvPuG12sc

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join on the day.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you all there.

Goodluck to everyone who entered!!!

by Michelle Kennedy, 11 June, 2020 Share:

The FCC needs your help

Good Afternoon Everyone

The FCC needs your help, I am writing to you as an entrant in the 2018 or 2019 Topshot competition.

It is a general condition of entry into these competitions (section 3 quoted below) to allow the use of your image by the FCC for advertising and or other promotional activities related to the competition.

the entrant grants permission for the exhibition to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
This may include low resolution posting on the FCC website and Facebook page.
The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

I am herby requesting the expansion of this permission to include the use of your images at the upcoming 2019-20 Judge training courses.

The first of these training courses will be held on 28-29th September 2019 and hosted by the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Camera Club, venue Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114.
For more information or registration for this course please contact Jeff Akers jeffstop32@gmail.com

I would like to use the images with the following limited credit; – “Images used during this course have been entered in the 2018 or 2019 FCC Topshot competition”
All FCC judging is conducted anonymously i.e. no photographer credit.

Should you have an objection to the use of your images as part of these training courses please advise me immediately and your images will not be used in the training material.

Without your support the FCC will not be able to run the judge training and the number of judges available to judge at clubs will continue to decline.

As the current roster of judges is aging new blood is needed to ensure all club have ample choice when looking for a guest judges for their competitions.

If you have any questions relating to the use of your images, feel free to contact me russell.field.hars.au@gmail.com

Russell Field
Treasurer/ Competition Secretary

by Russell Field, 9 September, 2019 Share:

Results for competitions in TopShot 2019

There were 26 entries that gained our highest award(s).

Denise Perentin – 2nd Place
Open Mono Large Print

Ian English – 3rd Place
Open Mono Large Print

Jeffrey Akers – 1st Place
Open Mono Large Print

Ian English – 2nd Place
Open Colour Large Print

Kerry Boytell – 3rd Place
Open Colour Large Print

Kerry Boytell – 1st Place
Open Colour Large Print

Jim Thomson – 2nd Place
Nature Large Print

Kerry Boytell – 3rd Place
Nature Large Print

Carol Barry – 1st Place
Nature Large Print

Denise Perentin – 3rd Place
Open Mono Digital

Yvonne Raulston – 2nd Place
Open Mono Digital

Michelle Kennedy – 1st Place
Open Mono Digital

Peter O’Brien – 3rd Place
Open Colour Digital

Dianne English – 2nd Place
Open Colour Digital

Michelle Kennedy – 1st Place
Open Colour Digital

Raymond Liang – 2nd Place
Creative Digital

Michelle Kennedy – 1st Place
Creative Digital

Michelle Kennedy – 3rd Place
Creative Digital

Leonie Edwards – 3rd Place
Creative Digital

Raymond Liang – 3rd Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

Susanne Souter – 3rd Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

Linda K Y Wei – 2nd Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

Linda K Y Wei – 1st Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape Digital

Colleen Price – 1st Place
Nature Digital

Karen Childs – 3rd Place
Nature Digital

Jim Thomson – 2nd Place
Nature Digital

by MyPhotoClub Colin, 26 May, 2019 Share: