Club Member Wins!

Congratulations to club member and presenter Manfred Mueller.

On Thursday, he received an email from CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) that one of his images had taken 1st place in a national B&W competition.

On Friday, he received another email, this one from the Toronto Salon, which is the most prestigious photographic competition in the country, that he had received two major international awards for his work.  The Toronto Salon is the oldest photographic salon in the Americas and the second oldest in the world.  The 129th running of the salon has just been finished.  There were 4796 entries from 434 photographers that came from 58 different countries. 

He won the prestigious IAAF Gold Medal for one image and the FIAP Blue Ribbon for another.  The IAAF is the International Association of Art Photographers and FIAP is the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique.

2022 Russell Township Photography Expo

Open Call for Photographers: 2022 Russell Township Photography Expo!
Submission Deadline: Monday August 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Exhibition: Friday September 10, 2022.

We invite hobby, amateur, and professional photographers to submit their images for the Township of Russell Photography Expo!

This year’s theme is “Hometown Future.” Consider where you might imagine our hometown is headed. What has changed, what is changing, and what will forever stay the same? Who is going to be a part of the future of our hometown? How does one visually represent both nostalgia and imagination? Where does history meet progress in theTownship of Russell?

Submissions and participation for this event are free. 5 images for consideration to an independent jury featuring critical curators, professionals in the field, and local arts leaders. One winner from each of the following categories will have their image printed and displayed as outdoor public art in the Township!

The categories include:
Best Youth (ages 18 under)
Best Portrait
Best Landscape
Best Experimental

The Expo of submissions will take place during the Russell Art At Night soirée on September 10, 2022

Anyone from Canada can enter this competition, however all images must have been taken within the Township of Russell boundaries. A map of the Township boundaries can be found at

To submit, visit

The Russell Township Photo Expo is a partnership between the Russell Agricultural Society and the Township of Russell.

For questions please email independent curator Darren Pottie at or the Township of Russell Communications Department at

Bird Photography Contest

Catherine Easton, the dedicated club member who prepares all our slideshows, says:

Hi Everyone:

I am a new volunteer with the Ottawa Wild Bird Care Centre and they are holding a photo contest to select bird photographs for the 2023 CALENDAR.

Each entrant is allowed to submit 5 photographs.   I understand the judges will be Nina & Tony Beck.

I know several of the Executive and some members are fabulous bird photographers – and wondered if this would be of interest.

The DEADLINE IS Sunday August 1st 2022.

Contest details are avaiable here.