For 2021-22 this monthly print competition will be run quarterly. It is 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. Our hope is to return to monthly or bi-monthly for 2022-23.
Deadline: 15th of July, Oct, Jan, April
One monochrome and one-color prints are eligible each quarter, with separate groups for the experienced (STAR) 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 quarter’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.
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 First and Second place winners in the four groups receive certificates and these winning prints are displayed in the POM Gallery on the PSA web site. The Print of the Month/Quarter is sent to the PSA Journal for publication.
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.
DATA PROTECTION: By uploading an image (s) to this study group, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the PSA study group organizers for purposes associated with this PSA activity. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to other PSA study group members. You acknowledge and accept that submitting image(s) to this study group, means that the status and results of your participation may be made public.
If there is no Model Release available, the image may win but cannot be published. For those who do not have a Model Release, Sample Model Release Form - doc - interactive pdf - both of these forms can be filled out and saved on a mobile or desktop device.
Complete one of the application forms below and send it to the POM director along with the first month's entry.
For 2021-22 there will only be 4 quarterly competitions. Points will be awarded as follows: 2 points for first, 1 point for second, 3 points for POM. Total Points are complied during the year and PPD medals are awarded to the highest scoring entrant in each group.