The Plano Photography Club has 10 monthly contests per year - two are prints and the rest electronic.
Half of the contests have specific themes, which can be found on this website; the rest are open. There may also be year-long special interest contests. These may include Portraits, Photojournalism, Nature or other topics.
The contests serve two purposes; the obvious being to provide a competitive environment; there are awards at the end of the year. Equally important is the educational aspect. The contests are judged by independent judges who also provide a verbal critique of each image. The images and the critiques are included in a slide show that is part of every monthly meeting.
Members participate in one of four competition levels.
New members may elect to in either the Entry level or the Intermediate level. Advancement to the other two levels depends on how well one does the prior year. Participation in the competitions is optional, but encouraged.