2018 Ollie Fife Print Exhibition

Ollie Fife
Print Exhibition

PSA 2018-387

‚úČ Nyla James·

The theme for this exhibition is Photojournalism “Humor” 

There is only one section: Small Prints

Exhibition opens: June 1, 2018
Exhibition closes: August 20, 2018

Judging:  August 30, 2018
Report Cards Sent: September 15, 2018
Online Catalog - September 21, 2018
Awards Sent: September 21, 2018
EDAS:  Septemberr 21, 2018

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively.  An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.  Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted).  The entrant permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.  Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. 

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

    1. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
    2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
    3. Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.
    4. PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public. 

Breach of Conditions of Entry:

If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a) the images are the original work of the entrant and

b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations. 

PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

Competition Rules:

The Ollie Fife Print Competition is available only for PHOTOJOURNALISM

Competition is open to entries in the Photojournalism Division - Theme  “Humor”

Prints may be submitted in either color or monochrome.  The same image submitted in color and monochrome are considered the same image and are not allowed.

Entrants are limited to a maximum of four (4) Small Prints

All prints must be kept at a Maximum size of 8-1/2” x 12” or smaller. Any size or ratio with-in these limits are acceptable.

The title on the backs of the prints must match the titles on the Entry Form.

Only pressure sensitive (self-adhesive) labels or "Sharpie” pens may be used on the backs of unmounted prints. 

Prints should be unmounted and mailed FLAT.

Images by the same maker that were accepted in previous Ollie Fife Exhibitions or entries that are nearly identical, may not be entered.  Images accepted into the 2018 Ollie Fife Theme Projected exhibition MAY NOT be entered.

Entrants should not submit prints that virtually duplicate each other or differ only slightly.  Only one of such images will be judged.

Online Entry: 

The entry method is online, however, you must download your entry-form after entering your information, print your entry-form and include it with your prints.  

Send your print entries and the entry form to General Chairman:

The Ollie Fife PJ Show

Nyla James, Print chair

2065 Idyllwild Place

Arroyo Grande    CA    93420

Acceptances will be reported to the Photographic Society of America for credits towards PJD Star Ratings, Who's Who in PJ Photography, and ROPA distinctions.  An electronic catalog will be available for free downloading and printing from the website.

Photojournalism Definition:

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality.  In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.  

Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome.  Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.  All images must appear natural.


Jules Reuter III – Guadalupe, California

Ramona Cashmore – Santa Maria, California

Robert Ginn, PPSA – Arroyo Grande, California


One PSA Gold Medal "Best of Show"

One PSA Silver Medal

One PSA Bronze Medal

Three “Judges Choice” Medals

3 Honorable Mention Ribbons

Acceptance Rate:    25% – 30%

Entry Fee:  $5

All entries must include the appropriate forms and fees.  Fees are payable by PayPal in US Dollars only.  Entries received without the required fees will be judged, but will not be included in the exhibition until the fees have been received. Pay entry fees by clicking the "Buy Now" link, below.

Exhibition Calendar:

Exhibition Opens – June 1, 2018

Exhibition Closes – August 20, 2018

Judging – August 30, 2018

Report Cards sent – September 15, 2018

Online Catalog – September 21, 2018

Awards Sent – September 21, 2018

EDAS – September 21, 2018

Contact Information:

Ollie Fife Exhibition Chairman 
Nyla James
2065 Idyllwild Place
Arroyo Grande, CA  93420

email: pjd-ollie-fife-print@psa-photo.org