The Shooting Range Photography Competitions

The Shooting Range: A Photography Challenge - Monthly 50/50 Competition (monthly)

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The Shooting Range: A Photography Challenge looks forward to bringing you monthly Match Briefs that will push you creatively, technically, socially, and any combination of the aforementioned! Each month we have a Guest Judge who will choose one winner and two runners-up. Runners-up will receive detailed feedback on their image while the winner will get feedback, a feature article on the blog, their image published in the Annual Rare Earth Calendar, AND 50% of entry fees paid for that month IN CASH*!

Visit the Current 50/50 Challenge Page or subscribe to the Rare Earth Blog for details on how to enter!

*Size of cash prize pot depends on the number of entries received

The Shooting Range: A Photography Challenge - Regular Season (annually, January - March)

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Rare Earth Outreach's flagship eventThe Shooting Range: A Photography Challenge is a fast-paced elimination-style virtual competition that runs from January through March of each year*. Details including Judge, Prizes, and Entry Requirements are released in September, portfolio submissions are accepted starting October 1, and close on October 31, Challengers are selected and announce by November 30th, and the first Challenge drops in January.

This 10-week virtual photography competition gives Challengers the unique experience of connecting with fellow shutterbugs from across the nation while receiving mentorship from some of Canada's most respected, admired, and beloved photographers and community leaders.

The winners of Seasons One and Two took home a combined total of almost $10,000 in cash and swag!

*Please note: Season Three of The Shooting Range: A Photography Challenge has been postponed to allow Rare Earth time to focus on its Year One priorities. But don't worry - you can enter the Monthly 50/50 Challenge as well as participate in fun weekly and monthly mini-Challenges for free! Keep scrolling to read more!

The Shooting Range: Off Target... (ongoing)

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Each and every week The Shooting Range posts a variety of strictly-for-fun ways to engage with the community including Weird and Random Wednesdays, Follow Train Fridays, and Shout Out Saturdays. Join the Facebook Group or give us a follow on Instagram to play along!

The Shooting Range: Free Target Practice (ongoing)

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The Shooting Range hosts an informal, fun, and FREE "Cover Photo Challenge" each week during its regular season (January through March) and about once a month for the rest of the year. Anyone is welcome to enter, and the winning image is featured on Social Media with links to their website and social media (or nothing, if that's your preference) for the specified duration of the Challenge!