When a PSA Member earns a PSA Distinction (i.e., QPSA, PPSA, EPSA, MPSA, GMPSA), the member is invited to submit several of his or her recent award winning images for a ROPA Gallery. ROPA stands for Recognition of Photographic Achievement. The member also submits a biography describing his or her photography interests and service to PSA. These biographies are often used by members to provide their credentials for judging.
There is a ROPA Gallery section for each Distinction. ROPA recipients' images are displayed in the gallery for the highest Distinction they have received. If a member earns a higher distinction and already has a gallery, the gallery is updated and moved to the appropriate area on the site.
Create a ROPA Gallery
To create a ROPA Gallery, ROPA recipients may submit images that are representative of their best work (each with the image title in the jpg file name), a biography written in the third person that describes his or her photography interests and service to PSA, and a color head shot.
Biographies should not include "currently" or "presently" as the biography needs to be accurate over time. It is best to say "since 200X" or "joined in 200X." Biographies will be edited to conform to the gallery standards (e.g., "Exhibition," not "Salon," is used). A review of the biographies in the ROPA Galleries will provide a pattern to follow. Biographies, gallery images, and head shots can be updated.
Use our online form to submit a ROPA gallery. The upload link for galleries is now available through the Members Only (My PSA) link after login.
Those creating a gallery will receive email confirmation that the images have been received and whether additional clarification of the biography information is needed. A second email will indicate when the ROPA Gallery has been posted.
NEW: ROPA gallery image numbers have increased.
Each ROPA level now allows a higher maximum number of images that may be included in the gallery:
QPSA: 6 images
PPSA and EPSA: 10 images
MPSA: 15 images
GMPSA: 20 images
If you currently have a ROPA gallery and are entitled to more images, upload the images you want to add through the appropriate link in the Members Only area. If you want to replace all the images that are currently in your gallery, upload the maximum to which you are entitled. All galleries will be displayed in the current slide show gallery format.