Club Competitions

The Annual PSA Council's Challenge

PSA-member organizations that include several camera clubs; whether the group of clubs is called a Council, a Federation, or an Association, are all eligible to enter the annual PSA Council's Challenge.  Each "group" may enter ten color digital images from ten makers, ten monochrome digital images from ten makers, and ten prints by ten different makers.  Images entered in a previous Council's Challenge are not eligible.

PSA Council's Challenge

Don York, PPSA



Opening Date: March 1

Closing Date: June 15

Each section is judged separately, individual winners are selected, and a ranking for all the groups that entered is listed. The scores for each section are tallied and an overall winning "group" is identified.

Results from Past Competitions

Conditions of Entry

  • The subject is open for all sections.
  • PSA-member councils, associations, or federations with their member clubs may participate.
  • Each council can submit ten (10) images per section and should determine its own selection process for entries.
  • There may not be more than one image per section by the same photographer.
  • An entrant may submit entries from one council only. If an entrant has images submitted by more than one council, all images may be disqualified.
  • Like images from the same photographer in more than one section will not be accepted.
  • Images entered in previous PSA Council's Challenges are not eligible.
  • Each council representative who submits images to the Council Challenge should ensure that all of the input data is accurate.
  • Each council representative is responsible for the council’s submissions. The images should follow PSA Exhibition Standards for the Projected Image Division (#18):
  • By entering the Council's Challenge, individual photographers grant PSA, free of charge, the right to reproduce their images for display at the PSA Annual Conference, and publication in the PSA Journal and/or on the PSA website for the purpose of promoting the Challenge and announcing the winners.


  • Digital Color Images
  • Digital Monochrome Images
  • Prints: Color or Monochrome

Digital Entries

  • The color and monochrome digital images will be judged separately.
  • Digital images should be uploaded using PSA’s Online Entry Form.

Print Entries

  • Prints may be color or monochrome, commercial or inkjet (the color and monochrome prints will be judged together).
  • Prints must not be mounted or matted.
  • The minimum print size is 8" x 10" and maximum print size is 8 1/2" x 12".
  • The photographer's name, title of the print, council name, and print orientation arrow must be placed on the back of each print. The maker's name may not be shown to the front of the print in any fashion.
  • Prints should be mailed to Don York, 737 Arbor Ridge Ct., Baldwin, MO  63021, USA
  • A digital copy must be submitted for all print entries. Use the Online Entry Form shown below.
  • Print entries will be returned at the Conference if a council representative is able to pick them up. Any entries that are not picked up at the Conference will be mailed back to the council after the conference.

Entry Form