Grand Valley Image Battle

GVIB History

The Grand Valley Image Battle started in 1974 as the “Golden Triangle Slide Battle.” During the first few years, clubs competed from Guelph, Kitchener, Fergus, Galt, and Brantford. Clubs from Stratford, Orangeville and Halton Hills joined in the early 2000’s and by 2006 GRIPS, Maitland Valley and Woodstock clubs also joined. With the increased popularity of digital cameras, the prints and digital photos were added to the slides in 2007, when the competition was hosted by Highland Glen Camera Club. In 2008 the competition was renamed to the Grand Valley Image Battle. Slides were dropped in 2009 and entries are now print and digital photos.

Each of the clubs takes turns hosing the competition, and GRIPS hosted in 2010 and will be hosting in 2017. GRIPS has won the trophy three times since joining the group, in 2009, 2011, and 2015.

2017 Competition Information

Hosting Club: GRIPS
Location: Glencairn Mennonite Brethren Church – 725 Erinbrook Dr, Kitchener
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:30PM (Judging starts promptly at 2:00PM)

Image Standards:


  • Files must be saved as JPEG.
  • The colour format must be sRGB for projection standards.
  • Images must be resized to maximum 1400 pixels wide and maximum 1050 pixels high. Therefore a horizontal image can be no larger than 1400 wide by 1050 high and a vertical image can be no larger than 1050 wide by 1050 high.
  • All images must be presented in their proper orientation.
  • Images will be shown as submitted. They will not be resized, rotated or adjusted.


  • Prints must be no smaller than 80 square inches (for example, 8×10 or 7×14 or 6×13, etc.) and no larger than 16”X20”.
  • Images must be mounted on clean, firm board (such as white or black foam core), measuring more than 16”x20”. Mats are optional, but must be white or black only, and if a mat is not used the image must be FIRMLY adhered to the mounting board.
  • Prints may be made from film (slides or negatives) or digital files and may be commercially or maker printed. However, the entrant must do all digital processing.
  • No identification is to be visible on the front of the image or mat.
  • Identification must be on the back of the mounted print in the upper left hand corner with the following information:
  • Title,
  • Name of maker,
  • Name of Club, and
  • An arrow indicating the top of the print.
  • A digital copy of printed images is required, sized and formatted for display as below, so that the image may be projected for the audience while the print is being judged.

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