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Announcing the 2024 NG3C Shootout!

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2024
Berry College
Rome, Georgia

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The North Georgia Camera Club Council (NG3C) was formed to promote photography clubs.  As a result, the Shootout is a club-centered event and all participants are required to be members of a NG3C member club.

The Shootout is a fast paced day-long event of friendly competition for the participating photographers.  Traditionally held on a Saturday, the event starts around 7:00 a.m. as clubs arrive and move into their spaces to prepare for the day.  The Welcome and distribution of rules and topics is typically at 8:00 a.m.  This morning gathering is in the ‘auditorium’ at the host location and calls for all participants to be present.  The rules of the competition will be briefly reviewed to allow for any questions. 

There are typically five (5) topics drawn for the Shootout.  Each club is given the opportunity to submit a limited number of entries for each topic.  How the clubs choose to assign shooting tasks to their team members is up to each club.

There will be an absolute deadline time for the clubs to turn in their entries.  Typically at 2:00 p.m. this deadline requires that the clubs thoughtfully manage their time shooting, editing and selecting their entries.

To provide education and enlightenment, there are presenters or speakers who are scheduled in the ‘auditorium’ between the deadline and the Awards Presentation.  Also, sponsors and vendors will have displays promoting their products and services for participants to visit.

The Awards Presentation is the final group meeting for the day.  This is again in the ‘auditorium’ and is the culmination of the Judges’ selection of the winning photographs from each topic.

Clubs earn points based on the number and placements of the winning photographs submitted by their members.

The individual participants are able to win some nice prizes provided by the Shootout sponsors for the event.  Lenses, cameras, accessories and editing software have been some of the prizes donated in past years.  The Awards Presentation is typically scheduled about 5:00 p.m. with a target conclusion at 6:00 p.m.

The North Georgia Camera Club Council (NG3C) was formed in 2008 as a Council of camera clubs for the purposes of sharing information, education and friendly competition among and between member clubs.  It is a 501(c) (3) organization. 

There has been a NG3C Shootout competition between camera clubs in each of the years from 2008 through 2022 (except  for 2020-21, due to Covid restrictions).  The 2022 Shootout was held at the Paulding County Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College in Dallas, Georgia.  The original 2008 Shootout was held at the Cherokee Arts Center in Canton, GA.