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The Indian River Photo Club holds “Awards” submissions and judgements which take place at each of the ten monthly meetings at two levels of ability, “A” for mature or professional  photographers and “B” for novice or less practiced  photographers.


Members are encouraged to enter photographs taken by them under a selected theme that changes each month. The members submissions are also grouped under three categories: Color, Monochrome and Special Techniques. A member may enter three photographs, one in each of the three categories at his/her level. They must be mounted or matted.  No frames. Minimum photo size is 8 x 10 ins. The maximum entry size, including the mat, is 16 x 20 ins and the mat may ONLY be black or white in color and should be 16” x  20”.


Judging is undertaken by invited judges who have proven their skills in the art of photography and may be accompanied by an intern.


Award ribbons are given for first, second, and third places as well as honorable mentions for those that do not quite achieve a higher placing but meet the criteria of the judges as being worthy of consideration.


All photographs that receive an award must be submitted to the newsletter for inclusion in its next edition with in five (5) days of the awards club meeting. Awards will  be highlighted on the club’s web site. All awards photographs will also be documented in the Annual Club Catalogue. They will then be eligible for consideration for the “Best Photograph of The Year Award” which is judged at the Annual General Meeting of the club on the first Thursday in December.


As a member of the Florida Council of Camera Clubs the Indian River Photo Club members are entitled and encouraged to enter in the annual Print and Digital competitions sponsored by the F3C.


Over the past several years the club membership has scored very highly in these challenging State wide competitions, ranking our club skills amongst some of the best in the State of Florida.


We suggest members monitor the F3C web site (click above) and actively participate in the Print and Digital competitions. Also see and read the new rules as of January 2015.

The Florida Council of Camera Clubs

The Vero Beach Museum of Art

For many years the Indian River Photo Club has promoted, sponsored and organized a photographic print exhibition and competition at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. This is the premier photo competition in Indian River County and attracts photographers from throughout the area.


The competition is a Juried Competition and takes place during the month of December. All photographers living in the area are encouraged to enter and entry is not limited to IRPC Club Members. Winners photographs (1st, 2nd. 3rd. and Honorable Mention)  will be featured in a spring edition of the Vero Beach Magazine.

The Indian River photo Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America.

The PSA offers access to many competitions through out the world and it is suggested that all club members join the PSA. It is a world wide association with many benefits for the active photographer.

Visit the PSA site at and discover the  advantages that a PSA member may enjoy, from  image evaluation, activities, and educational courses.

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