2018 CICCA Fall annual salon

It was Champaign’s turn this year to host the CICCA Fall Salon. We had twelve clubs enter the competition with 562 entries. There were 344 digital images submitted with CCCC earning 4 Honors and 12 Honorable Mentions. 218 prints were entered with CCCC bringing home 3 Honors and 13 Honorable Mentions. Congratulations Club members!

A huge thank you to our very talented judges, Della Perrone, Craig McMonigal and Brian K. Johnson.

Della Perrone: Della is a free lance professional photographer serving clients throughout Champaign-Urbana in event, portraiture, sports, performance and other photographic specialties. Her personal work is focused on nature and wildlife. She has been photographing since the early 1980’s.

Craig McMonigal: Prof. Craig McMonigal taught Basic and Advanced classes in digital and film photography, History of Photography, Studio Lighting and Art Appreciation at Parkland College for 21 years before retiring. He has curated or juried more than a dozen photography and art exhibitions for institutions such as Krannert Art Museum and Parkland Art Gallery. He is currently teaching for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Brian K. Johnson: Prof. Brian Johnson teaches classes in multimedia reporting and photography in the department of journalism at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He has received more than 60 national, regional and state awards for his photojournalism, multimedia and videos. Johnson’s work has been published in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsday and others.

Check out winning images for Prints and Digital!


Nature- 101 entries

pHOTO-REALISTIC - 180 entries

Altered Reality - 63 entries


Small Monochrome - 40 Entries

Large Monochrome - 26 entries

SMall color - 83 entries

Large Color - 68 entries


Images are judged independent of each other. Judges submit scores based on a three-through-nine scale, with three being the lowest possible score and nine being the highest possible score. In each category, approximately one-ninth of the entries will be designated as Honor entries. These entries will be those that received scores placing them in the top one-ninth of all entries.

After the Honors designations have been made in a category, the remaining entries that received scores placing them in the top one-third of total entries for that category will be deemed to be "Accepted" (or Honorable Mention).

Immediately after Honors and Accepted entries have been determined for a category, the judges shall select the Best of Show entry in open judging of the Honor entries. Medallions will be awarded to all Best of Show entries.