PJD FOR CLUBS


PJD Interclub Competition

Director / Email
✉ Sean Sullivan·
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15 
ROUNDS END: November 15, January 15, March 15, May 15

2016-2017 PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB RESULTS
2015-2016 PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB RESULTS More of the previous years' results on bottom of page
» About / Info: The PJD photojournalism digital competition is open to PSA member clubs. Following each competition, the club standings are sent to participating clubs and published in the PJD News column of the PSA JournalFor more information, contact the director at: ✉ PJD-IC-director@psa-photo.org.

Registration: Clubs may join at any time during the competition but must join by the club registration deadline 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.

Definition of an Acceptable Photojournalism Image: 
Photojournalism shall consist of pictures or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary, and spot news. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be considered over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photographs which misrepresent the truth, such as manipulation to alter the subject matter, or situations which are set up for the purpose of photography, are unacceptable. The only editing that can be done includes cropping and color correction that could be done in a darkroom.  
There are two classification that you may list a photo journalistic image under, General and Human Interest.
Human Interest must include one or more persons (not implied, actual persons).  Sports action cannot be the main subject of the image (that would be considered "sports photography"). You may have person(s) in sports gear, but not actual sports action. Additionally, the images must show some type of interaction, emotion or unusual situation and the subject matter cannot be staged.
General classification can be almost anything, including Human Interest, but usually it involves non-human related events (man made or natural disasters are a good example). 

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
 - four rounds

Entry Method:  - 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: High Point club receives plaque. Top PJ General & Human Interest images receive plaques with ribbons to 2nd, 3rd, & HM winners

» 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 



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.


2014-2015 PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB RESULTS 2013-2014 PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB RESULTS 2012-2013 PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB RESULTS 2011-2012 PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB RESULTS 2010-2011 PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB RESULTS