Nature (ND)

ND Image of the Year Competition

Nature Division
Image of the Year
Competition Director

Susan Mosser, FPSA




All projected images and/or prints by a PSA member that have received a medal or other award higher than an Honorable Mention, whether in Nature open or Nature wildlife, in a PSA-recognized Nature Exhibition for the previous year, are eligible for this Year End free competition. In August 2014 the medal-winning projected images and/or prints from 2013 Exhibitions will be judged. 


Deadline: July 28, 2014

All eligible entrants will receive an entry form, either by email or postal mail, from the Nature Image of the Year Director. This entry form will list the titles of the projected images and/or prints the member has that are eligible. Additionally, there will be instructions regarding how and where to enter online. All print submissions will be entered and judged as digital images.  

Entries for the 2012 year of exhibitions,will be due by Monday, July 28, 2014. The judging will take place after the PSA Nature Division International Exhibition judging in early August, 2014, and will be judged by the same Nature Exhibition judges.

Images are not to be submitted prior to receiving the invitation entry form from the Director. Please put the Director’s email into your address book so your invitation will not go to spam. All invitations to enter will come from


There will be four medal awards presented; two for projected images and two for prints: one for Best Nature Open and one for Best Nature Wildlife along with Honor Awards in each category both in projected images and prints. For 2013, we will accept digital images and prints. Prints must be entered as a jpeg file, and will be presented to the judges as a projected image. After the judging the two medal winning print makers will be asked to send the Director a print for display at the PSA conference. The winning Medal and Honor Award digital images and prints as jpegs are shown at the PSA Annual Conference during the showing of the PSA Nature Exhibition and the two print medal winners are displayed as prints at the PSA Nature Division table, all are displayed on the PSA Nature Division web site, and the four medal winning images/prints will be featured in an article in the PSA Journal. 

Honor Award ribbons and the Image of the Year- Print of the Year plaques for the two categories (Open & Wildlife) are presented to the winners, if present, at the Nature Division Luncheon at the PSA Annual Conference. Awards are mailed to those who cannot attend the Conference. 


In 2013 for 2012 exhibitions, 534 digital images and 124 prints were eligible from 264 entrants in 35 countries, and 268 (210 open and 58 wildlife) images and 54 prints (39 open and 15 wildlife) were submitted from 134 entrants in 26 countries. 2012 Print Open Winners, 2012 Print Wildlife Winners, 2012 Digital Open Winners, 2012 Digital Wildlife Winners (judged in 2013)

In 2012 for 2011 exhibitions, 445 images were eligible from 185 entrants in 30 countries, and 248 (179 open & 69 wildlife) images were submitted from 104 entrants in 25 countries. 2011 Open Winners and 2011 wildlife winners (judged in 2012)

In 2011, for 2010 Exhibitions, 486 images were eligible from 192 entrants in 28 countries, and 214 (126 open & 84 wildlife) images were submitted from 89 entrants in 18 countries. 2010 Open Winners and 2010 Wildlife Winners (judged in 2011)

In 2010, for 2009 Exhibitions, 402 images were eligible from 169 entrants in 25 countries, and 192 (101 open & 91 wildlife) images were submitted from 89 entrants from 17 countries. 2009 Open Winners and 2009 Wildlife Winners (judged in 2010)

*2012 images will be judged in August 2013