|Summary||Exclusively for Creative Photography. The PSA definition of Creative is "Altered Reality." The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of three. High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered "altered reality." The competition is open to all PSA-member Clubs.
|Director / Email
✉ Amy Musinsky
|Clubs Register by:||November 15|
|Rounds Per Year / Dates||Three: January 15, March 15, and May 15|
|Groups & Entries / Round||A,B,C: New clubs start in Group C, 6 images by 6 members (one each member)|
|Entry Method||Upload Images - This website will also display the club scores and award-winning images.|
|Rules & Awards / Round||"Altered Reality," Digital only, 10% receive Awards, 10% receive HMs (ribbons). Make-up entries not eligible for awards. Cannot re-enter any images.|
|End of Year (EOY) Awards||3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates. Individual award for Best of the Best chosen from 10 top Award of Merit images from each round combined, per group.|
|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.|
The entrant to this PSA activity needs to submit a signed Model Release with his/her entry for any portrait image, including all the recognizable likenesses of a human face, which were not taken in a public location. The entrant and model agree to hold PSA harmless against all claims and liabilities arising out of PSA’s publication, display, or other use of any portrait image submitted to PSA. Award images will be posted on the PSA web site and selected images may be published in the PSA Journal/Division Newsletters. Portrait images submitted without a Model Release, if selected for an award, will not be posted on the PSA website or published in the PSA Journal/Division Newsletters. For those who do not have a Model Release, a sample Model Release Form is linked below.
Sample Model Release Form - doc
To register for a PSA Division Interclub Competition, please contact the Interclub Competition Director listed at the top of this page. Clubs can register at any time and participate in as many or as few competitions as the club wishes; however, clubs need to register and participate in all of the offered rounds to be properly ranked in the year's standings.
A Consultant is available to help PSA-member clubs enter the Interclub Competitions. This service can be found in Clubs/Councils area, which is available after Club Representative login.