Star Ratings Program
Images that are "accepted" for inclusion in an exhibition are eligible to be used by PSA members when applying for a PSA Star Rating.
The fee for processing each Star Rating is $12.00 (as of January 1, 2016).
PSA Star Ratings Directors (Each of the following is linked directly to each division Star Ratings page, which includes Director(s) name(s), email(s), and procedures.)
PSA Star Ratings Guidelines
Download the Star Ratings Practices (5-page pdf which contains requirements for each division, judging credits, credits for annual division competitions, exhibition acceptance limitations, and other important information)
Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA)
For all other applications, the member may choose to receive a Certificate at no extra charge OR a plaque at the following fees (which includes the $40 application fee):
PSA Journal and Website Listing
The ROPA Distinctions that are approved each quarter are listed in the PSA Journal and on the PSA website in January, April, July, and October.
ROPA Photo Galleries
The Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA) Awards of Distinction was established in February 1997, for the purpose of recognizing the Society’s member’s achievements in photography and international exhibitions. Active members in good standing may use the ROPA acronym letters (PPSA, EPSA, MPSA, GMPSA) any place it is appropriate within PSA.
In order to qualify for any of the distinctions the following proof of acceptances are required;
A copy of the qualifying certificate(s) from the division Star Rating/Galaxy Director granting the Star, must accompany each application. Only the highest-level certificate is required.
Copy of current Membership Card: Please be sure your membership does not expire before the awarding of your ROPA at each year’s Conference.
A digital Head and Shoulder color photo with a blank background, and no hats or props included is required. The photo will not be returned. The digital image should have a vertical dimension of 1050 pixels at 300 dpi. The photo you submit will be used for publication on the ROPA page of the PSA website. Let’s make that image as good as all of your Salon acceptances.
Will be requested after the application is approved, and may be paid via PayPal.
The deadline is June 1 of each year. I approve applications all year; there is no time when I stop. But Applications received after that date will be processed for the next year’s Conference. This is due to the deadline for me to get information to the PSA Journal Editor for the September PSA Journal. In any event you will be able to use your new distinction as soon as you are notified by me! The awarding of the Certificate or Plaque will still be at the next Conference in West Yellowstone in 2014.
Email is the preferred method of transmission.
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To send by mail, please email for the street address.