32nd Annual Frederick Camera Clique
Juried Exhibition

2018 Winners

The Camera Clique is looking to showcase the full range of subject matter that photographers in the region capture with their cameras. This includes landscape, cityscape, architecture, travel, people, street photography, sports, macro, abstract, fine art, wildlife from insects to elephants to birds to fish to frogs and pretty much anything else you can think to put in front of your lens.


Submissions Accepted April 1, 2018 thru May 20, 2018

The exhibition will be held July 14 to September 5, 2018, at the Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD, (301) 846-2513.  

Gallery is open
Mon- Thurs 7:30AM to 10PM
Fri 7:30AM to 5PM
Sat 7:30Am to 4PM

The Opening Reception will be held Saturday, July 14th, from 5 – 7 PM


  • Best in Show $200
  • Best Color Image $150
  • Best Monochrome Image $150
  • Category 1st Place People, Places, Things $100
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Honorable Mention Awards may be made at the juror’s discretion

Winners of all awards and prizes will be announced at the opening reception and they will be posted online following the reception on our website.


Marie Otero

Our Juror this year is Marie Otero, a Connecticut-based photographer and fine artist.  Marie is passionate about her photography, and she can often be found in far flung places across the planet, camera in hand shooting whatever passes before her lens, be it an Icelandic berg, African wildlife or the Australian landscape…

Her most creative space, though, is her studio, where she spends many hours photographing models, either using the images to showcase the perfection of the female (and male) form or using them as material for her creative digital artistry.

She feels incredibly thankful to have found her life’s passion in this her second career and to have the luxury and opportunity to work and create with others in this amazing medium.

Marie holds a PPSA distinction and is an Instructor for the Photographic Society of America.
She also hosts Creative Fine Art  Photography workshops throughout the USA as well as various international locations.

Marie is a co-founder of Photo Paint Works which hosts both online and retreat style Photography and Digital Painting classes.

To see Marie’s work, visit her website,, as well as her 500px site,



  • Submitted photos must be the original work of the photographer identified on the entry.

  • Photos that have been accepted into the show in previous years may not be re-entered into the competition.

  • Photos will be submitted in digital form but may be digital or film in origin. For entries accepted into the show the photographer will provide exhibition ready matted and framed prints.

  • Prints may be chemical or digital/inkjet based on paper, canvas or metal. Photo effects are welcome

  • No distinction will be made between altered or unaltered photos. If, in the judgment of the exhibition management or juror, a photo has been submitted to the wrong category it may be moved to another category.

  • All decisions by the juror and exhibition management are final and binding.



  1. You can enter up to twelve images in an entry. There is a limit of one entry per photographer

  2. Please prepare your images prior to starting the application process.

  3. Images must be submitted in in jpg format with a long side dimension of at least 1200 pixels but not more than 2400 pixels.

  4. It is recommended that the files be saved using the sRGB color space.

  5. The cost per image entered is $6 for Frederick Camera Club Members and $10 for non-members. For active military or student, the cost per image entered is $6. So an entry of 6 images for an FCC member, student or active military would cost $36 and an entry of 6 images by a non-member would cost $60..

  6. If you'd like to join the Frederick Camera Club before submitting an entry, you may do so by visiting our membership page and signing up..
  7. Acceptance notices will be send out via email on or about May 30.


Photographers with accepted work are expected to provide ready to hang matted and framed (if appropriate) prints of the accepted photos. Metal and gallery wrap prints are allowed. The ready to hang work must be no more than 26 inches in the long dimension and no less than 10 inches in the short dimension. These size restrictions apply to metal prints and gallery wrap as well as framed work.  Work that exceeds these dimensions by more than a few inches will not be hung. All work, no matter the format, must be ready to hang using a wire hanging system on the back. If there is no wire the work will not hang, no exceptions. Framed work must be matted, mats may be of any color, though white, off-white, and black mats are recommended unless a colored mat strengthens the image.  The frame should be no more than 2 inches wide. Collages or multiple window mats are not permitted. The work must be labeled on the back with the photographer’s name, title, price if for sale, phone number and email address.  A sticky note or card with the name of the photographer and the title of the image should also be affixed to the front.

Works may be offered for sale by photographers but they must remain on display for the duration of the show. No commission will be taken by the Clique on sold photos. A commission of 25% will be taken by Frederick Community College. Submission of entry form and fees constitutes acceptance of all terms contained herein.

Drop-off times at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick, MD

Accepted entry  drop-off at the Delaplaine: 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 6 - 7 pm at the June meeting

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1-  3 pm

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6 - 7 pm at the July meeting

Announcement of Prize Winners:

Winners of all awards and prizes will be announced at the opening reception and they will be posted online following the reception at


You can submit your entry online with our entry system. If you have any questions regarding the entry process, please contact