PFLI Competitions

Our club, The Bronx Photographic Society, (formerly the New York Botanical/Zoological Photographic Society – NYBZPS), is a member of the Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI), which is a voluntary non-profit organization comprised of approximately 19 camera clubs from Nassau and Suffolk counties and the 5 boroughs of NYC and is dedicated to the enjoyment and advancement of photography.

The PFLI holds monthly inter-club competitions on the 2nd Friday from October through May at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library located at 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, Long Island beginning promptly at 7:30 PM. Our club participates in PFLI’s Digital ‘A’ , Digital ‘B’ and Creative categories. Five images for each category, selected by consensus from our 1st Saturday of each month competition, are then expeditiously resized, relabeled, and electronically submitted to PFLI in time to meet their Monday night deadline for the upcoming Friday’s competition. In addition, an annual competition, “The Leonard Victor Competition”, is held in June to select the best photographs of the year.

This past year BPS (competing as NYBZPS) was recognized with numerous PFLI awards starting with:

•8th Place out of 29 in the Digital ‘B‘ category
•8th Place out of 30 in the Digital ‘A‘ category
•10th Place out of 23 in the Creative category
•“Top Scores for 2016” went to Veronica Saunders for garnering a top score of 26.
•“PFLI All Stars” awards went to Anastasia Tompkins (Creative category), and to Anastasia Tompkins, and Harvey Augenbraun (Digital ‘A‘ category) and Raquel Gonzalez (Digital ‘B’ category).
• Finally, wrapping up the year with “2016 Leonard Victor Awards” going to Elaine Kirchen for First Place and Raquel Gonzalez for Second Place in Digital ‘B‘ category.

Congratulations to all the winners and to all who participate each month with such outstanding images, thereby, making BPS (NYBZPS) a club to be ‘reckoned with’ considering we are a small club succeeding in an arena of some very large and seriously competitive clubs. These results are a great accomplishment and a tribute to the quality of work by our members.

The winners of the Leonard Victor Competition plus images that attained a perfect score at the monthly competitions may be seen by going to

Note that the PFLI also holds a number of special events including instructional seminars by leading experts in the fields of photography, digital photography and Photoshop as well as live photographic shoots. Scheduled events can be found at their web site –

Next Meeting

All Competitions and Presentations will be held virtually this year!

Saturday, Oct. 23 – Lewis Katz, Perspective and Perception : The Art of Seeing

Saturday, Nov. 6 – Competition #3. Theme: City at Night Judge: Gillian Greenhill Hannum

2021-20212 Themes

Here are the themes for our 2021-20212 Season Theme competitions

  •  September 2021: Bugs
  •  October 2021: Marine Life
  •  November 2021: City at Night
  •  December 2021: Pairs and Odd Couples
  •  January 2022: Round Things
  •  February 2022: Zig Zag
  •  March 2022: Framed
  •  April 2022: Harbors
  •  May 2022: Church Windows