Wine & Critique – monthly peer critique and contest

Photos by Roman Bira and Jon Damaschke

Photos by Roman Bira and Jon Damaschke

Enjoy a night of laughter, a cup of wine and photography critiques with a group of industry experts and your peers. You can also submit your work to a monthly W&C photo contest. Both are open to the public.

Wine and Critique Guidelines:

The monthly W&C gathering is scheduled for 6:30PM to 10:00PM on the 3rd Friday of each month at Chicago Photography Center:  621 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.

Please check Chicago Photography Center on Facebook for any updates or cancellations. Please also bring something to share with the group: a bottle of wine, something non-alcoholic or a food item. But no hard liquor – due to insurance regulations.

We will do our best to get through all the images submitted for critiquing so please have patience. If we do not get to your work, you will be first in line for the following month.

16914_SEG006Bring no more than three images. Prints preferred, no larger than 11″ X 14″ and can be mounted or matted.  NO frames please.

If you bring image files, bring them on a flash drive (no hard drives) and approximately 1MB in size.

No watermarks or logos on your image(s).

Contest rules:

To enter the contest, submit one image no larger than 1mb to the designated dropbox site (see below). Images should be submitted anonymously with no watermarks or logos.

Winning photographer agrees to allow Chicago Photography Center (CPC) to post the Wine and Critique winning image to wherever it deems appropriate to promote the CPC and current and future contests. Photographer will receive acknowledgment and retains all ownership and copyright to their image.

Entries will be judged both on photographic excellence. The chosen entry will be used for Wine & Critique promotional purposes in emails, Facebook, Snapshot and on the CPC website.  Only images where the photographer is in attendance are eligible.

Media: Digital photography. Please submit your images to CPC’s Dropbox site at  Log in: wine&  Password: CPCW&C. Add your photo to the folder for the month you are submitting. One image per entrant.

Deadline: Entries must be received by 12:00 Noon, on the Friday of the scheduled Wine & Critique. The winner will be announced that evening.

Submission of an entry to this exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions stated above.

Below are some previous winners of the W&C contests:


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