Our club is a member of the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC). Also known as the Camera Council, there are more than 20 member clubs located in the greater metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Representatives of the member clubs meet on a monthly basis to share ideas and information. The Camera Council also has a proprietary Judges List and a Speaker List that is shared with the member clubs.
Every spring, since 1985 the Camera Council has organized a one or two-day “Spring Break” event that is usually held in March. This one- or two-day event includes speakers, vendors, door prizes, shooting opportunities, lunches and refreshments. Awards for the annual Interclub Competition are announced at Spring Break.
The annual TCACCC Interclub Competition is open to members of the Camera Council clubs. There are two parts to the competition. Part 1 is for individual members and there are five categories: Monochrome Print, Color Print, Nature Digital, Realistic Digital and Contemporary Digital. Part 2 is a club competition where clubs select 20 representative digital images taken by their members and the entire portfolio is scored. Member clubs are assigned a rotation for being responsible for administering the competition. Our club was responsible for the print entries in 2013. In 2019 our club will be responsible for the Interclub Competition judging.
This annual competition usually has a submission deadline in early February, and minor revisions of the rules are usual.