Clubs/Councils


Updated July 3, 2014 - all suggested changes should be sent to the Chapters, Clubs & Councils Vice President at cccVP@psa-photo.org


PID OPEN ESSENTIALS

Director / Email Bob Benson, APSA
Clubs Register by: October 1.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Four: Nov 1, Jan 1, Mar 1, May 1
Groups & Entries / Round A,B,C,D,E: New clubs start in Group E, 6 images by 6 members
Entry Method Upload Images
Rules & Awards / Round
Digital only, 10% receive Awards, 10% receive HMs (ribbons). Make-up entries not eligible for awards. Cannot re-enter any images.
PID Interclub Competition Information
End of Year (EOY) Awards 3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates
Information Host Club Responsibilities provides judging information.
Use this image for projection testing
The subject matter for the images submitted is unrestricted or “open." 

PID CREATIVE INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Director / Email Nancy Sams, FPSA, EPSA
Clubs Register by: November 15
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: December 15, February 1, and April 1
Groups & Entries / Round A,B,C: New clubs start in Group C, 6 images, maximum of 2 images/member
Entry Method Upload Images   This web site will also display the club scores and award-winning images.
Rules & Awards / Round "Altered Reality," 6 digital files, up to 6 images given awards (ribbons), 6-8 images given HMs (ribbons)
Cannot re-enter any images.
End of Year (EOY) Awards All Award images in EOY competition. Six BOB (PSA Silver Medals) per group. A single BOB (Gold Medal) image chosen from all 12 images. High Point clubs earn certificates.
Information Original image must be made by entrant on photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Original images must be altered by the maker; artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated, if the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer. Image's core content must be identifiable. Non-creative images are not eligible for this competition. Any subject matter is acceptable as long as the Altered Reality guidelines are apparent.

NATURE INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Director / Email Mike McNeill
Clubs Register by: October 8. To register, send an email to the Director with the club name, the club's PSA Membership number, and the snail-mail address of the person who will be handling/coordinating the Nature Interclub entries.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: October 15, January 15, April 15
Groups & Entries / Round A, B: New clubs start in Group B, 6 images by minimum 4 members
Entry Method Upload Images - This page includes the entire season of competitions. Only upload images for the current Round. Do not upload images for future Rounds.
Rules & Awards / Round Digital images of scanned slides/film, Blue ribbons awarded to 5 highest-scoring images, approximately 10% of the images awarded a red HM ribbon, no make-ups
2013-2014 Entry Rules
End of Year (EOY) Awards All Award images are eligible for EOY competition after the 3rd round. Image of the year awards are given for groups A & B. Past winners of the Images of the Year.

PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Director / Email Joseph Kubala, PPSA
Clubs Register by: October 15 (clubs may join at any time during the competition but must join by October 15 to participate in round one) - include camera club name, PSA club i.d. number, primary club contact name, home address, email, evening phone number; secondary club contact: name, email
Rounds Per Year / Dates Four: Nov 15, Jan 15, Mar 15, May 15
Groups & Entries / Round One Group: 6 images, max of 2 images/member. Images which have not received a prior award in this PJD Interclub Competition may be re-entered.

Instructions for the Submission of Entries

Entry Method Upload Images - Upload only images for current round, not for future rounds.
Rules & Awards / Round Digital images designated as PJ General or PJ/Human Interest. Ribbons for top 3 images in PJ General and top 3 in PJ Human Interest. Up to 6 HMs per round.
End of Year (EOY) Awards

PHOTO TRAVEL INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Director / Email Greg Duncan, EPSA
Clubs Register by: November 15. Email the following information to the Director: complete Club Name, Club PDT Interclub Representative/Coordinator's (Rep) Name, Rep's address, Rep's phone number, Rep's email address. The Club Interclub Representative/Coordinator is the club member who is responsible for sending in the clubs' entry, receiving the results back, and then communicating those results to the club membership.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: November 15, February 15, May 15
Groups & Entries / Round One Group: 6 images by 6 members
Entry Method Upload Images
Rules & Awards / Round Digital only. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place per round. HMs should receive min. score of 12. 10% of images may qualify for HM. A photographer may enter from only one club. If images are received from more than one club for the same person, both images will be disqualified and the scores removed from the total score for both clubs.
Interclub Competition Rules 
End of Year (EOY) Awards 3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates.

PICTORIAL PRINT INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Director / Email Louis Duncan, PPSA
Clubs Register by: October 1
Rounds Per Year / Dates Four: October, December, February, and April
Groups & Entries / Round Five categories: Large & Small Color, Large & Small Mono, and Creative. 4 prints by 4 members. You can make a partial entry if you don't have four prints in a category. If club was not able to submit prints in a competition, can enter them the next time as long as they are marked "make up."
Entry Method Mail Prints
Rules & Awards / Round Prints. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & one HM for 10 entries in each category
Rules for entering - Rules for entering Creative Altered Reality
End of Year (EOY) Awards In June - Prints which receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in one of the four rounds qualify. Top three highest scoring clubs receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Certificates in each category. Clubs with the highest total scores in each of the five categories during the year receive Certificates.
Information Clubs take turns hosting the competitions. The club selects three judges who score the prints on the basis of interest, composition, and technique.

3D INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Director / Email Suzanne Hughes
Clubs Register by: November 1 - Send an email to the Director providing the club name, club PSA membership number, and the Club 3D Interclub Coordinator's name and email address. * Clubs may join this Interclub Competition any time during the competition year and will be allowed to make up the Round(s) the club has missed.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: November 7, February 7, May 7
Groups & Entries / Round One Group: 6 images, maximum of 2 images per member. An image, which has won an Award or Honorable Mention in a past 3D Interclub Competition will be considered ineligible and no points or awards will be given. Individuals affiliated with more than one club, may only compete with one club per season.
Entry Method Entry form (Excel file. May appear in Downloads folder after you click the link.)
Entry form (A .doc file. May appear in  Downloads folder after you click the link.)
Entry form (This is a pdf file)
Rules & Awards /Round Maximum of 2 stereo images per individual per competition. Top 5 images -1st thru 3rd, up to 5th place awards depending upon how many clubs enter. Awards & HMs depends on number of clubs. Certificate awarded to club scoring the most points after 3 rounds. Best Participation Certificate to club which utilizes its membership to the greatest extent.
End of Year (EOY) Awards Best Images are awarded 3DD Gold Medal for 1st. Silver and Bronze Medal are awarded for 2nd and 3rd based on the number of competing clubs.
Information Rules for entry.
Specifications for Creating Files for International Digital Exhibition.