History of the PRPA Competitions

EVEREST TROPHY: This slide competition trophy for clubs was donated by Charles and Olive Everest of the Foothills Camera Club of Calgary, Alberta. It began in the 1950’s with ribbons awarded for Best Landscape, Best Nature, Best Candid Child, Best Computer Enhanced, Best Human Portrait, Best of Show, and the David Sisley Award. In 2007 the Computer Enhanced and David Sisley categories were dropped and Best Open was added.

RUSSELL TROPHY: This slide competition trophy was donated by Mona Russell of Calgary, Alberta in 1958. It is a competition for individual members with a pair of slides illustrating contrasting subjects (old/new, on/off, etc.). The addition of a digital image category was proposed by Curtiss Lund in 2008.

MABEL CLARK TRAVELING SALON TROPHY: This is a slide competition for individuals. The trophy was donated by Mabel Clark of the Gateway Camera Club of Edmonton, Alberta. This competition is judged by 3 [originally five] different photos clubs affiliated with PRPA.

GERRY FISH TROPHY: The trophy for the highest scoring club in this print competition was donated by Ms. Gerry Fish of The Camera Obscura Club, Calgary, Alberta. Ribbons were awarded for Best Landscape, Best Computer Enhanced and the David Sisley Award. In 2007 the categories were changed to match those in the Everest slide competition: Best Landscape, Best Nature, Best Candid Child, Best Human Portrait, Best Open, and Best of Show.

ATTANYI TROPHY: This is an open category print competition for individuals. The trophy was donated by Tony Attanyi, a commercial photographer in Calgary, Alberta.

VIRGINIA HAMPSON TROPHY: This is a print competition for individuals. The trophy was donated by Virginia Hampson who belonged to The Camera Club of Calgary, Alberta. The theme for this competition is “Sports in Action”.

W. C. LOVETT TROPHY: This trophy is for the Showmanship Competition held at the Annual Outing. The trophy was donated by Bill Lovett of Medicine Hat, Alberta about 1970 during his term as Chairman of PRPA. This competition is presented using one or multiple projectors for which an individual trophy is presented for each category. Ribbons and certificates are now awarded instead of trophies and a third category was added in 2007 for digital slideshows.

SASKATOON CAMERA CLUB TROPHY: This trophy is awarded to the individual scoring the highest in the Human Portraiture print competition.

DAVID SISLEY AWARD: This award was presented to the individual scoring the highest for an individual image in the Everest and Gerry Fish Competitions and who is a member of both PRPA and CAPA. David Sisley was a member of the Calgary Camera Obscura Club and served as Chair of PRPA. This award was discontinued in 2007.

CURTISS LUND DIGITAL PRINT COMPETITION: This competition was proposed by Curtiss Lund, a past Chair of PRPA, at the 2004 Outing at Okotoks, Alberta. It filled a need for a print competition to support the growing interest in computer enhancement of photographs.

FALL & SPRING DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITIONS: These were the first digital image competitions for PRPA in which the entries are emailed to the judging club. They were proposed by Rob Bye of the Winnipeg South Photo Club and started in the fall of 2007.

THE HAND OF MAN ONLINE COMPETITION: This was the first online competition for PRPA in which the entries are posted to the club website and judged by members who may be in different locations. It was proposed by PRPA Chair Stan Hingston in 2008.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*