We have decided, for the safety of our members and your families, that the remainder of our club season is cancelled for all in person activities. This means that all meetings, outings, and banquet are cancelled up to and including June 2020.
However, the good news is that we can continue some interaction, including our competitions, online! Our Judging Director and our Webmaster have worked out a great plan to publish a PDF on our Members’ Website along with the competition photos that are normally posted there each month. You will be able to see the judges’ comments and score for each photo as you would hear in person at our Main Meetings. (Names will be left off all non winning photos the same way that they are during meetings.) You will be able to see monthly photo results online by April 8th and May 6th (the day after each of the Main Meetings would normally be held).
Our March and April competitions will continue as normal monthly competitions. The May competitions each year are our Annual Award Competitions submissions for the themes of Marine, Travel, Open, and People. Our Judging Director has confirmed with our judges that they agree to judge these competitions as normal. Our Webmaster has agreed to create the videos for the year end results (which are normally shown at our banquet) and post them on our website for June 2nd, so all members can still enjoy the year end competitions and awards. We are looking forward to this!
Although the Executive wishes things were different, we are excited that we have found a way to keep our members safe while continuing our competitions online for you. Please stay connected on our Members’ Area of the website and our private Facebook group for interactions with your fellow club members. I know some interesting ideas for photography at home have already been posted to the Facebook group!
Jayne Primeau, Sarnia Photographic Club President