2021 O3C Judges Courses Announced

We will be conducting 2 courses in the fall of 2021.

O3C How to Judge/Judges in Training Course. October 16, 2021: This will be a full day, online course for anyone who competes, wants to get the insight into the judging process or if you are enrolled in the O3C Judges in Training Program. Cost: $110. Class Size: 25.

O3C Judges Refresher/Update. October 23, 2021: This is a long half day course available to all current O3C Judges that are within their 5 year cycle. Covers progress and improvements, presentation on Photography as Fine Art, Understanding and Judging Creative images, Critiquing Photo Essays. No cost for current O3C Judges. Class Size: 25. (Note: a second course is considered for November as well as another in Spring 2022)

Note: Both of these courses are full. You can still leave your name on a wait list in case of a cancellation.

See details on our Judges Seminar Page: https://o3c.ca/judges/

2020 O3C & NFRCC Inter Regional Competition Results

This is an annual competition between the Niagara Frontier Region Camera Clubs and the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs. This year was an exciting fun filled day with great images from both sides and many happy winners!

Keynote Gerri Jones shared her art and techniques to get us inspired.

Below is the recap of the results. For full image gallery and a downloadable spreadsheet with the scores, please see: https://o3c.ca/competitions/inter-regional/

O3C Photo Tours with Phototourtrekkers.com Updates:

  • Due to the pandemic, there have been several rescheduling of tours
  • See the new destinations for 2021, 2022 & 2023. Exciting Photo Tours to Kenya/Tanzania, Galapagos, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Tuscany and for the Northern Lights.
  • For further details, please see: https://o3c.ca/photo-tours/

Who We Are:

    • Formerly the GTCCC, Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs
    • The only non-profit organization uniting camera clubs in Ontario
    • We host over 35 clubs with over 3500 members across southern Ontario and growing
    • Our Mandate:
      “Provide support and resources to member clubs in order to facilitate the advancement of photographic arts to individual members.”

Benefits to you as a Club:

    • Expand your exposure to other clubs and potential members
    • Access to the Speakers Registry and the Judges List
    • Access to the Judges Course and the Judges in Training Program
    • Software/training for online submissions and judging
    • Enter the Open Challenge and gain recognition of your club and its membership
    • Discounted pricing for Capture, Events, Seminars, Retreats
    • Special pricing on our group Photo Tours (Local & International)
    • Product & Retail Sponsor Discounts
  • To Join, please visit https://o3c.ca/join/

2020-2021 Club Membership Renewals are now open.

The Current fee schedule for annual membership is as follows:

  • Club membership 25-50 members         $ 50
  • Club membership 51-100 members       $ 75
  • Club membership 101-200 members     $  95
  • Club membership 201+ members          $130
  • Individual Membership                           $  25
  • No HST required.
  • Registration deadline is September 1st.
  • Club fees due upon registration

Each season, there is usually a change in Club Executives and Responsibilities, please fill out the contact information for all of your Executives so we can direct information as needed. If you do not have a membership count, please estimate based on last year or your best judgement for this year.

If for some reason you will not be renewing, please let our Club Secretary, Bob Wilson know. (secretary@o3c.ca).
Clubs that have not renewed by September 15, 2020 will be automatically disconnected from accessing Member content from the O3C website.

Renewals can be done online at: https://o3c.ca/join/renew-memberships-with-occc/