Something New This Year for the Open Challenge! We’re are pleased to welcome the newest supporter of the O3C: ROLUX, who have graciously donated the prizes for First Place Specialists Awards for all 11 categories. Each First place winner will receive a RL-BD1170N Battery Unit that can power a multitude of photographic devices. More on this will be revealed at the Awards Show. In the meantime, please check out their website at http://www.up-market.ca/
Announcing: O3C OLIS (Online Information System)
By now, all O3C Clubs should have received their information email announcing the O3C OLIS. Many of our Reps were given a demo of the new portal. New User Names & Passwords will be sent by Oct 1st to all O3C Clubs in good standings. If you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so now. The O3C OLIS Portal is a complete new system and replaces the content from the existing Members Only Section. The O3C OLIS will consist of Club Profiles, Speakers Registry, Judges Registry and Downloads. Once all the data has been migrated over, the current Members Only Page will be removed. the O3C OLIS site can be accessed through the main navigation bar above or directly through this link: O3C OLISA few notes:
User Names & Passwords from the old Members Only Page are not interchangeable with OLIS
The single User Name & Passwords are only for your Club Executives and not to be shared with your club members
Once you login, please update your club profile for content, website, Club Executive contacts
As you use this system more, we’d be happy to hear some feedback so we can improve it even further
If you haven’t received your User Name & Login by October 4th, please contact our Club Secretary, Bob Wilson.
We will be conducting 2 courses in the fall of 2021.
O3C How to Judge/Judges in Training Course. 2022 Dates to be announced: 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. March 19, 2022: No cost for current O3C Judges. Class Size: 25. 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. (Note: Time has permitted us to advance our refresh schedule and the majority of O3C Judges have been refreshed for the following 5 years. This last course is intended to bring the balance of our judges up to speed, so another Refresh will not be needed until 2026. We encourage all judges to refresh at this last seminar.)
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/
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.
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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/