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

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FCC Topshot 2022 Exhibition & Presentation – Sunday 7 August 2022

This coming Sunday is our Exhibition and Presentation for Topshot 2022. The Event is being held at The Fraternity Club, 11 Bourke Street, Fairy Meadow 2519.

We have Nikon joining us between 11 & 1pm to show the Z Range of Cameras and Lenses, including the new Z9. They are also offering firmware upgrades for Z Users.

Come along and check out this awesome gear prior to the commencement of our Presentation at 1:30pm.

A detailed program for the Presentation will be released in the coming days.

by Michelle Kennedy, 2 August, 2022

TOPSHOT 2022 – ENTRIES CLOSE TOMORROW NIGHT!!

Don’t forget to get your Entries uploaded, and entry fees paid, before midnight tomorrow, Friday 15 July!

Prints should be posted/delivered to the address provided on the printable label. Please contact the Committee if you need to make alternative arrangements.

You have to be in it to win it!!!!!

by Michelle Kennedy, 14 July, 2022

TOPSHOT 2022 – ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY!!

Don’t forget to get your Entries uploaded, and entry fees paid, before midnight this Friday 15 July!

Prints should be posted/delivered to the address provided on the printable label. Please contact the Committee if you need to make alternative arrangements.

You have to be in it to win it!!!!!

by Michelle Kennedy, 11 July, 2022

FCC NSW 2022 TOPSHOT – ENTRIES OPEN!

Entries are now open for the FCC NSW 2022 Topshot Competition.

There are 8 categories –

Open Monochrome – Print
Open Colour – Print
Nature – Print
Open Monochrome – Digital
Open Colour – Digital
Nature – Digital
Australian Landscape/Seascape – Digital
Creative – Digital

See the Website for Entry and further details.

by Michelle Kennedy, 19 June, 2022

Results for competitions in TopShot 2021

There were 24 entries that gained our highest award(s).

click here to see a pdf catalog of all competition results

Time out
Julie Rathbone – 1st Place
Open Mono Digital

Watch and wait
Colleen Price – 1st Place
Open Colour Digital

Home Office
Michelle Kennedy – 1st Place
Creative Digital

BomboWaves
Glen Parker – 1st Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape

Laying eggs
Maria Mazo Lavin – 1st Place
Nature Digital

QT3A6936 Eat Pray Love Sky 1
Jacqueline Foley – 1st Place
Open Mono Print

Etheral
Jacqueline Foley – 1st Place
Open Colour Print

Cheetah
Carol Barry – 1st Place
Nature Print

Breakwater Lighthouse
Flavio Spedalieri – 2nd Place
Open Mono Digital

So Loved
Janaya Bateup – 2nd Place
Open Colour Digital

Venetian Clown
Kerry Boytell – 2nd Place
Creative Digital

Blue Mornings in the coast
Maria Mazo Lavin – 2nd Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape

Snake competition
Michelle Alcorn – 2nd Place
Nature Digital

I dont like my lunch
Maria Mazo Lavin – 2nd Place
Open Mono Print

Daddys Jacket
Jacqueline Foley – 2nd Place
Open Colour Print

Can I swallow this.
Allan Rose – 2nd Place
Nature Print

SecretBeachStorm
Glen Parker – 3rd Place
Open Mono Digital

Queen of Hearts
Kerry Boytell – 3rd Place
Open Colour Digital

Allie in the Round
Michelle Kennedy – 3rd Place
Creative Digital

WhaleBeach
Glen Parker – 3rd Place
Australian Landscape/Seascape

Rainbow Lunch
Robin Moon – 3rd Place
Nature Digital

BARREL RACER
Arthur Roy – 3rd Place
Open Mono Print

Sabrina
Terry Howard – 3rd Place
Open Colour Print

The Hunter
Maria Mazo Lavin – 3rd Place
Nature Print

by Michelle Kennedy, 3 August, 2021

TOPSHOT PRESENTATION – REGISTRATION

You are invited to attend the online presentation of the FCC (NSW) Topshot 2021 Presentation.

Live on Sunday August 1st 2021 at 2:00PM.

Please register in advance for this meeting at the following link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcuGsrD8tEtTzfCA2Pyj15GpbjnXOj6AE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join us to see all the amazing images and find out who our category winners are!

by Michelle Kennedy, 28 July, 2021

TOPSHOT PRESENTATION RESCHEDULED

Due to the ongoing and everchanging situation with the current Restrictions in many parts of NSW, the Presentation of the Awards for the 2021 Topshot Competition will now be held as an online Presentation on Sunday 1 August 2021 at 2pm.

Details of the online Event will be sent out in due course to allow attendees to pre register for the Event.

We hope everyone will be able to join us live for the results!

by Michelle Kennedy, 23 July, 2021

2021 TOPSHOT – Open for Entries

The 2021 Topshot is Open for Entries!

There are 3 Print and 5 Digital Sections.

Please see the competition home page for full details, topic definitions, and conditions of entry.

Prints must be received by an FCC Committee Member by Friday 18 June as well as uploaded to the Website as instructed.

If you have any queries, please reach out, but do not leave it till the last minute.

Goodluck to all of those who enter!!

by Michelle Kennedy, 1 June, 2021

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

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