GFWC Photo Contest

Objective: Encourage members' artistic expression and recognize and support members' achievements in photography.

Calling all GFWC of Missouri, Inc. photographers!

Each of the contests mentioned below provides an opportunity for you to express your creativity. The World in Pictures Contest is to capture the beauty of the world and the people around us. The Volunteers in Action Contest provides an opportunity to demonstrate the volunteer activities of your club during the year. A Year in Pictures Contest is for the GFWC Calendar.

Please note that entries in the GFWC “A Year in Pictures” Calendar Contest must be sent directly to GFWC Headquarters by May 15th with only one entry per club. 

The state Photography Chairman are sent to to Susan Koch.  For questions on the Photography Contest, please send an email to

Important Note:  GFWC now requires a signed waiver for contest entries.  You can print the waiver from this link: 2016-2018  GFWC Creative Arts Contest Waiver (pdf)

Photography Contest Winners at May 2017 GFWC MO Convention 

First Place Photos

1st Place Scenes - Black and White, Moonlight Reflection by Sue Nevatt

Moonlight Reflection

1st Place Scenes – Color, “ Let the Storm Clouds Pass” by Dr. Susan Gettys

Photograpy Contest Winner - Color

2nd Dr. Susan Gettys Pier One
3rd Dr. Susan Gettys The Long & Winding Road  

1st Place Still Life – Black and White, “Structure Maze” by Patricia Mertens 

black and white

2nd Dr. Susan Gettys Stocking the Pantry 

1st Place Still Life – Color, “Books Galore” by Dr. Susan Gettys

First Place Color Still life

2nd Patricia Mertens Burst of Autumn
3rd Sue Nevatt Mel’s Diner  

1st Place Living Things – Black and White, “Soul of a Tree” by Patricia Mertens

First Place Living Things

2nd Patricia Mertens Ghost of the Forest

1st Place Living Things – Color, “, Having Supper” by Dr. Susan Gettys 

Firat Place Color - Living Things

2nd Dr. Susan Gettys Bee Bee Bumble Bee
3rd Dr. Susan Gettys Solitude  

1st Place Volunteers in Action – Color, “Members Sorting and Bagging Carrots” by Susan Ford  

Volunteers in Action

GFWCMO Convention Photo Contest Archive