Grand Valley Image Battle (GVIB)
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 digital photos.
Each of the clubs takes turns hosting the competition, with GRIPS hosting in 2010 and again in 2017. GRIPS has won the trophy five times since joining the group in 2009, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020.