As a non-profit organization Council must maintain a set of bylaws. This is the latest revision of the Council's Bylaws.
Council also has a set of Standing Rules that govern its activities, especially competitions. This is the latest revision of the Council's Standing Rules.
While the Quarterly Competitions are "Open" competitions (no specific theme), the year-end competitions have two "Divisions", "Nature" and "Pictorial". Within each division, there are "Special Categories". This is the list of awards for Council's Year-End competitions.