ND IOY Exhibitions Competition Director:
All images by PSA members in good standing that have received a Best of Show or PSA Gold medal, whether in Nature or Wildlife, in a PSA-recognized Nature Exhibition for the previous calendar year, are eligible for this Year End free competition. The next competition will be in June 2021, when the medal-winning projected images and prints from 2020 Exhibitions will be judged.
All eligible entrants will receive an invitation to enter and an entry form by email from the Nature Image of the Year Director. This entry form will list the titles of the projected images that the member has eligible. Additionally, there will be instructions regarding how and where to enter online. Entries for the 2021 year of exhibitions will be due by April 28, 2022. Images are not to be submitted prior to receiving the invitation entry form from the Director. Invitations will arrive about mid March 2022. All entrants will now have to agree to PSA usage regulations prior to submission. This will be a check off box on the online entry form much like the check off box on all PSA Exhibition entry forms.
Please put the Director’s email into your address book so your invitation will not go to spam. All invitations to enter will come from firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to a standardization of the Image of the Year Awards given by all Divisions Nature images and Wildlife images may be judged together in one group.
Awards will now consist of one 8x10 Gold Medal Plaque with a medal, engraved plate and a reproduction of the winning image for Image of the Year. There will also be additional 4x6 Silver medal plaques given: one per every hundred entries or portion thereof. All medal winners will be displayed on the PSA Nature Division web site, and all medal winning images will be featured in an article in the PSA Journal. All Medal winners will have to sign a permission slip allowing reproduction on the PSA Nature Website and in the PSA Journal.
All Medals will be presented to the winners, if present, at the PSA Annual Festival. Awards will be mailed to those who cannot attend the Festival.