At the beginning of a new N4C season, I again look forward to sharing images and
information about photography among
In this year of the Covid-19 pandemic we will need to rely on the Directory even
more than usual. In the absence of the spring and fall conventions in 2020 we
will have to use email, Zoom, conference calls, FaceTime, and surface mail much
more than we have in the past.
Last year saw several rule changes, one of which is the addition of an alternate
judging metric that may be used instead of the familiar T,C,I metric. (That is,
judging clubs may choose to use one or the other of these two ways to judge
I will be writing about each of these changes in the monthly Bulletin, but
information on both topics is currently available on the N4C Web site. Just
click on the big blue button labeled “N4C Contest Rules” at the top of the
Competition Page (http://www.n4c.us/competition.htm).
See F-2 through F-3 for descriptions of the two judging metrics (of which
judging clubs may choose to use either one). See F-5 through F-6 of the Handbook
for the changes to Definitions and Rules for competition categories.
2020-2021 N4C President
The "NORTH CENTRAL CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL” had
its inception almost simultaneously in the minds of three men Robert H.
Cochran, M.D., APSA. Omaha, E, Curtis Lugg, Sioux Falls, and Francis A.
Kingsbury, Ponca and Sioux City.
Fate decided that their paths should cross in the Spring of 1955, these three
men sat on the front porch of the Kingsbury home in Ponca Nebraska where their
vision gave birth to the North Central Council of Camera Clubs. From their idea
that evening a tentative organization, created May 30, 1955, combined members of
seven Camera Clubs located in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota. and South Dakota.
Summer, Fall, and Winter Seasons were spent in organizational creation of many
of the services still available from the "N-4-C", as the infant was nicknamed.
Meeting at the Joslyn Memorial Art Museum in Omaha, January 22, 1956, resulted
in adopting a Constitution, and in electing the temporary officers to their
The First Convention, held in Sioux City, lowa, with Francis A. Kingsbury as
General Chairman gave the 123 delegates from the 20 member Clubs such excellent
programs that it is difficult to uphold tradition in the subsequent Conventions,
The now famous "N 4 C, “Where Names become Faces and Faces become Friends" was
originated during this gathering by Francis Kingsbury. The original officers
were re-elected to complete their assignment to build an active and lasting N-4