Deserving Recognition

Images, articles and other recognition from outside organizations

We are honored that many of our TOPG members have been recognized for their fine photography.

Many TOPG photographers submit images to juried competitions outside the purview of the TOPG or S4C and have won many awards. Other TOPG members have had their images featured in magazines, and even some have written articles that have been posted in regional and Nationally-distributed magazines. The following galleries highlight and serve to recognize the skill of TOPG members. 

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Ventura Land Trust
2019 Photography Contest

VLT Logo Est 2003TOPG's images that were selected as finalists.

Congratulations to the following photographers who were finalists in the Ventura Land Trust's first annual photo competition: Ron Bosi, Steve Friedman, Roy Patience, Chris Chase, Crystal McAbee, Larry White, Mike Reyburn and Phil Chandler.

Ventura County Fair
2019 Photo Contests

VCFair logoTOPG's Award Winning Images.

Congratulations to all TOPG members receiving awards.

Special congratulations to Terry MIranda for receiving the Sweepstakes Award for highest total points.

Competition Winning Images

Images from our monthly competitions 

We feature images that received the highest marks at our Print Competitions and Digital Image Composition Challenges.

Each month, except December, the TOPG conducts photo competitions.Currently, we have two types of competitions,Digital Composition Challenges, where club members may submit up to two images for review by a judge, and  Print Competitions, where club members may submit up to two prints and two digital images, or just digital images, for review by a judge. In either case, top ranking images, ones that receive a rating of Merit or High Merit  are selected and displayed in the following galleries.

For specific details on Print Competitions and Digital Image Composition Challenges, please refer to our Photo Competitions and Digital Composition Challenges overview page. To see images from a specific competition, please select from the links below or from the menu to the left.

August 2019

Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Point of View
July 2019 Print Competition
Theme: Water in Motion
June 2019 Print Competition
Theme: Purple
May 2019 Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Framing
April 2019 Print Competition
Geometric Shapes
March 2019 Print Competition
Crystal and Glass
February 2019 Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Light
January 2019

Print Competition
Theme: Hands

Best Images in 2018

Best Images in 2018 - In Three Cagegories
*Images are NOT ranked within categories

November 2018 Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Layers — Organizing Chaos
October 2018

Print Competition
Theme: Emotion Without People

September 2018

Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Gesture to Tell a Story
 August 2018

Print Competition
Theme: Black and White, Not Necessarily the Photo
 July 2018 Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Color (harmonious color or 2 color scheme)
June 2018
 
Print Competition
Theme: Minimalism
May 2018
 
Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Light
April 2018
 
Print Competition
Theme: Motion
March 2018 Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: Using Scale (negative space and object relationship)
February 2018
 
Print Competition
Theme: Patterns in Nature
January 2018
 
Digital Composition Challenge
Theme: The Unposed Portrait