PJD FOR INDIVIDUALS


PJD Image of the Year

PJD 
Image of the Year Director

‚úČ Gary Walter, QPSA, CWIEP·

Deadline: June 21

Entrants must be PSA members in good standing who are the winners of the Best of Show or PSA Gold in Photojournalism Division Sections of PSA-Recognized Exhibitions whose closing dates occurred in the previous Calendar Year.

The best image for a year is presented at the PSA Conference the next year.

This award is known as the "Smith Award" in honor of the late Smith sisters, Charlotte and Dorothy Smith, FPSAs of Seattle, WA.


AWARD RECIPIENTS


ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be PSA members in good standing who are the winners of the Best of Show or PSA Gold medals in Photojournalism Division Sections of PSA-Recognized Exhibitions whose closing dates occurred in the previous Calendar Year. To have a print entry returned following the judging, entrants must provide the correct return postage and a return mailing label. Participating in this program does not provide an individual with membership in the Photojournalism Division.


» Photojournalist of the Year Guidelines: doc


ENTRY 

Deadline:  June 21

All eligible entrants will receive an invitation to enter by email from the Photojournalism Image of the Year Director. This email 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 2020 year of exhibitions will be due by June 21, 2021.  Images are not to be submitted prior to receiving the invitation entry form from the Director. Invitations will arrive about mid May 2021. 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 oboegary@rootbeertogo.com.    


AWARDS

All Division IOY competitions have been standardized. IOY Awards are selected for each Division Star Track. Winning images are shown at the PSA Annual Conference, displayed on the PSA website, and presented in the PSA Journal. Awards are mailed to those who cannot attend the Conference.

All Medal winners will have to sign a permission slip allowing reproduction for showing at the PSA Festival and PSA Journal.