Although you are a member of your camera club, membership to the FCCC website is separate.
First of all, you’ll need to make sure that your camera club is one of the active clubs listed on the Clubs page. The only way to become a free member of this site is if you are affiliated with a club that is an active paid member of the FCCC umbrella.
Second, you’ll need to register on this site, and affiliate yourself with that club. Once your club confirms your membership, you will become an active, free member of this site, and can participate in our triannual competitions, and have access to other benefits and member discounts (as was available for the recent FCCC Conference). Please read the FAQ on the details of how to join this website.
If you requested and received a new temporary password via the Forgot My Password option, but you still can’t sign in successfully:
Once you have logged in successfully with the temporary password, be sure to visit the Update My Profile page to change your password to something you will remember.
This is likely because you have recently joined the FCCC website, but the join process is not fully completed yet:
For security purposes, we do not store your password in the system. Instead, a “hash” value representing your password is stored. Nobody can sign into your account using this “hash” value, so your account is safe.
But if you did forget your password, you will need to have it reset. In order to do this, visit the Forgot My Password item under the Membership menu, or visit this link: http://f3c.org/membership/password/
We will send a temporary password to your email address, which you can use to login to the site. Once you use this password, visit the Update My Profile item under the Membership menu, or visit this link: http://f3c.org/membership/profile/, and change the password to one you can remember.
You would need to register on the site by clicking the large red Join Now button on the right-hand side of the page (or click on it, below):
or selecting the Join the FCCC item under the Membership menu.
Once you’re on that page, when entering your profile information, you have a couple of options:
The first option will provide you a free membership to this site. If you use this option, make sure to select your club from the Camera Club Affiliation drop down list. You must already be a member of the club before doing this, otherwise the club will not approve your FCCC membership.
Your club reps would then receive an email asking them to confirm and approve your club membership. When they do, you’ll receive an email letting you know, and you’ll then be an official member of the site. Then you’ll be eligible for this and all subsequent competitions as long as you remain a member of your club. You will also be eligible for member discounts for events, etc.
The second option allows you to join with the intention of registering a new camera club. You should only use this option if you are a president or rep of your camera club, otherwise, your membership will not get approved. Once you join using this option, you would be redirected to the Sign Up Camera Club page, where you would specify the information we need in order to approve new clubs, and then directed to the payment page where you could pay your initial annual fee via PayPal (or credit card), or get our mailing address to send in a check for the fee. If you use the online payment method, once the payment is processed, your club would immediately become a registered FCCC club, you would automatically become an affiliate member (and rep) of your club, and other members could join affiliating themselves with your club. If you pay the annual fee via check, your club’s activation would be initiated upon our receipt of your check payment.
The third option should only be used if you are not yet a member of the FCCC, but you’ve been invited by our Digital Competition Coordinator to become a judge for an upcoming competition. If you use this option, you would be able to use the judging feature on the site once the judging period for your assigned competition begins, but you would not be able to participate in entering competitions, etc.