Marty Golin supplied the following synopsis of the Inter-club topics for 2018.  Selection of Churchville's entries will be at the March 19th meeting, and the competition is scheduled for April 25th.

The categories are:

  1. three things – While the things may be the same, they can also be different, but the grouping must be evident.
  2. abandoned – While buildings, cars, etc. are the most obvious, it can be people or animals.
  3. hand(s) – one or multiple hands, & they must be human. The category will not include animal “hands”.  Also excluded are hand of a clock, or a group of cards.
  4. Food – that people eat.
  5. Illustrating a poem  “Nothing Gold can stay”

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.


For anyone with an English lit mindset, here's site with the short discussion.

For others, the cliche summary is the impermanence of perfection. Interpret as you see fit. The judges will have the poem prior to the contest.


A separate category of “manipulated” was not included this year. All images submitted should fall into the generic description of “traditional.” By no means does this eliminate post-processing. Virtually everything most of us do is acceptable. Probitied are adding or moving elements, or wildly change colors . For example do not  make a blue sky orange.


Susan wants to make the interclub selection process a true voting process.  Each submission will be numbered, members will “vote” for the ones they like and then a committee will review the totals and make the final selections.