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PPD Print of the Month

PPD 
Print of the Month
Director

‚úČ Joseph Hearst, FPSA, PPSA·
685 Glen Road
Danville, CA  94526

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The Print of the Month (POM) is a monthly print contest open to all PSA members. The POM offers an opportunity for members to have their prints critiqued by a qualified print judge as well as to evaluate their skills alongside other photographers of similar ability. Regular participation in the POM provides members with valuable information regarding what judges look for in prints and on how they can improve their photography.


Results

The Print of the Month is published each month in the PSA Journal and linked from the following list: (rollover and click to select)

Note: results from previous years linked from bottom of this page.

2016-2017 PRINTS OF THE MONTH AND GALLERIES 2015-2016 PRINTS OF THE MONTH AND GALLERIES

Entry

Deadline: 20th of each month

Both monochrome and color prints are eligible, with separate groups for the experienced and novice photographer. The POM is both instructive and fun. The subject matter is unrestricted and the technique is of the maker's choosing.

Each month's judge is an experienced photographer and printmaker. Judges provide written comments for each print, pointing out good features, as well as areas where improvements could be made. With these helpful comments, entrants can improve their picture-taking eye and printing abilities. The contest year runs from July through June; however, members may join this activity and enter at any time during the year.


Four Groups

Monochrome Print (MP) and Color Print (CP): For beginning or less experienced print makers. 

Star Monochrome (SM) and Star Color (SC): For advanced print makers, commercial photographers, and those with PPD star ratings.

The twelve First, Second, and Third place winners in the four groups receive certificates and these winning prints are displayed in the POM Gallery on the PSA web site. Honorable Mentions are also given. The Print of the Month is sent to the PSA Journal for publication.


POM Guidelines   

  • The Closing Date is the 20th of each month. Prints received after that date will be held and entered in the next month's contest. 
  • Entrants may enter up to four prints each month, two in a monochrome (B&W) group and two in a color group. 
  • The print may be either self-made, or made by a commercial laboratory. 
  • Prints must be unmounted and no larger than 8 1/2 x 12 inches (216 x 300mm). 
  • The following information must be included on the back of each print: Image title, photographer's name, address, month to be entered, and group (beginning or experienced).
  • No print receiving an HM or higher in any group may be entered again into the POM. This includes new prints from the winning digital file or negative - or from another digital file or negative - that result in a print that is identical, or nearly identical, to the winning print. A print that has not received an HM or higher award is eligible for resubmission at any time for a different judge's opinion.

Conditions of Entry

Participation in POM implies agreement with the following: Prints submitted to POM may be published in the PSA Journal, included in the POM Gallery on the PSA web site, displayed at the PSA Annual Conference, and used in connection with other POM-sponsored contests.


» When you enter a PSA competition, you agree to the following PSA Image Release Agreement:

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA ("PSA"), A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH AN ADDRESS AT 8241 SOUTH WALKER AVENUE, SUITE 104, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73139. BY CLICKING THE "I ACCEPT" BUTTON, OR UPLOADING ANY IMAGE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS DO NOT UPLOAD ANY IMAGE.

You retain your copyright in any image or other content ("Content") submitted to PSA. By uploading or delivering Content to PSA, you are granting PSA, its successors, licensees and assigns, a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, fully paid, royalty-free right to copy, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publish, transmit, and display (collectively "use") in any media now known or in the future developed, for purposes consistent with the mission of PSA and for promoting PSA, including but not limited to use on the PSA website and use within any of its social media channels. You further acknowledge that PSA has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the terms and conditions of use, privacy policies, or practices associated with any social media channel and that you shall be solely responsible for any Content that you post onto the PSA website, which PSA subsequently uploads onto any social media channel.

We will endeavor to credit you as the author of the Content in connection with any use but will not be responsible for any failure to credit or any removal or alteration of any credit.]

You acknowledge and agree that any Content posted onto the PSA website or any of its social media channels shall fully comply with PSA ethical practices or any other PSA guidelines established. PSA has the right but not the obligation to review all Content and reserves the right to reject, refuse to post, edit, modify or remove any Content uploaded by you.

You represent and warrant that you are of full age and possess any and all rights and permissions necessary to grant PSA these rights, including any necessary releases for subjects or other distinctive property depicted in the Content, and that the use of the content by PSA will not violate copyright or any other third party rights, including any right of privacy or publicity. You agree to indemnify and hold PSA, its successors, licensees and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising out of a breach of the foregoing warranties and representations.


Model Release May be Requested if winning image is a portrait and PSA wishes to publish it

For those who do not have a Model Release, Sample Model Release Form - doc 


Application Form

Complete one of the application forms below and send it to the POM director along with the first month's entry. 

» Pictorial Print Division Print of the Month (POM) Application - US - doc
» Pictorial Print Division Print of the Month (POM) Application - Intl - doc

Mailing Instructions

  • Please package prints in an envelope labeled "DO NOT BEND" and send to the POM director.  Please do not put the prints in sleeves or insert paper between prints. 
  • Please enclose a first class self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive the judge's evaluation. Entrants residing outside the US should send self-addressed envelopes and should include $3.00 US for postage for each month, or $20.00 for a year.  Do not send by Registered or Certified mail.
  • Entrants may send more than one month's prints in the same package, but be sure to indicate on each print the month entered, and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for each months evaluation.

Points Awarded

In each group in each monthly contest, the winning prints are awarded points as follows: ten points for First, eight points for Second, six points for Third, and five points for an HM. If a print does not earn any of these award points, it receives one point. Print of the Month winners are awarded one extra point. Total Points are compiled during the year (12 contests) and PPD Medals are awarded to the highest scoring entrants in each group.


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