PID FOR INDIVIDUALS


PID Individual Portrait Competition


Competition Director

‚úČ Susan Cowles, APSA, MPSA·

The PID Individual Portrait Competition is for individual PSA members and is exclusively for portraits of humans, including tasteful nudes.

Deadlines for the 4 rounds (for 2017-18 competition):

Round 1 - Opens November 25, Closes December 25
Round 2 - Opens January 25, Closes February 25
Round 3 - Opens March 25, Closes April 25
Round 4 - Opens May 25, Closes June 25


2016-17 PID INDIVIDUAL PORTRAIT RESULTS

2016 PID INDIVIDUAL PORTRAIT RESULTS

Previous years results, below

Entry

(click the button, left)

Entry Levels

Group A: for the Masters who have won several Awards and HM’s.
Group B: for Intermediate members that have won an occasional award or HM over the past couple of years. 
Group C: for beginners also.  Because of the number of beginners and first time entrants, beginners were divided into two sections.  A & B. 
Group D: for people entering for the first time and beginners  

With four groups, there are more chances for entrants to win. The same group must be used for all four rounds of a season's competition.  At Competition Season's end, group adjustments will be made depending upon Awards and HM’s received.


Eligibility & Rules

  • An entrant can enter two portrait images in each competition (Round).
  • An image previously receiving an Award or HM in a PID Individual Portrait Competition is not eligible for entry.
  • An image may only be entered once during the year. It can, however, be entered in another season, as long as it does not win an Award or HM.
  • Maximum image width (horizontal) is 1024 pixels. Maximum image height (vertical) is 768 pixels. Images should be saved as jpg files.
  • The maker's name and/or image title must not be in the image area of digital file or it will be disqualified.
  • By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits PSA to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the competition. This may include low resolution posting on a web site. The competition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.
  • Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated, if the photographic content predominates.

» When you enter a PSA competition, you agree to the following PSA Image Release Agreement:

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA ("PSA"), A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH AN ADDRESS AT 8241 SOUTH WALKER AVENUE, SUITE 104, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73139. BY CLICKING THE "I ACCEPT" BUTTON, OR UPLOADING ANY IMAGE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS DO NOT UPLOAD ANY IMAGE.

You retain your copyright in any image or other content ("Content") submitted to PSA. By uploading or delivering Content to PSA, you are granting PSA, its successors, licensees and assigns, a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, fully paid, royalty-free right to copy, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publish, transmit, and display (collectively "use") in any media now known or in the future developed, for purposes consistent with the mission of PSA and for promoting PSA, including but not limited to use on the PSA website and use within any of its social media channels. You further acknowledge that PSA has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the terms and conditions of use, privacy policies, or practices associated with any social media channel and that you shall be solely responsible for any Content that you post onto the PSA website, which PSA subsequently uploads onto any social media channel.

We will endeavor to credit you as the author of the Content in connection with any use but will not be responsible for any failure to credit or any removal or alteration of any credit.]

You acknowledge and agree that any Content posted onto the PSA website or any of its social media channels shall fully comply with PSA ethical practices or any other PSA guidelines established. PSA has the right but not the obligation to review all Content and reserves the right to reject, refuse to post, edit, modify or remove any Content uploaded by you.

You represent and warrant that you are of full age and possess any and all rights and permissions necessary to grant PSA these rights, including any necessary releases for subjects or other distinctive property depicted in the Content, and that the use of the content by PSA will not violate copyright or any other third party rights, including any right of privacy or publicity. You agree to indemnify and hold PSA, its successors, licensees and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising out of a breach of the foregoing warranties and representations.


Model Release May be Requested if winning image is a portrait and PSA wishes to publish it

For those who do not have a Model Release, Sample Model Release Form - doc 


Awards

Ribbons will be awarded for each competition (Round) as follows: First, Second, Third, Best Female, Best Male, Best Child, Best Indoor, Best Environmental, Best Monochrome, three (3) Judges Choices, and HM's.

The number of Awards and HMs will be determined by the number of entries.

At the end of the year all Award and HM images will be judged for the Best Portrait of the Year. There will also be a Best of the Year Award for Best Female, Best Male, Best Child, Best Indoor, Best Environmental, and Best Monochrome Portrait for each group (A, B, C, D)

The Best of the Portraits Competition results will be shown during the PSA Annual Conference and the awards will be presented at the PID meeting during the PSA Annual Conference.


Basic Guidelines for Operating PSA Division Competitions (pdf) - Contains information for Directors of PSA Individual and Interclub Competitions.


PREVIOUS YEARS COMPETITION WINNERS

2015 PID INDIVIDUAL PORTRAIT RESULTS

2014 PID INDIVIDUAL PORTRAIT RESULTS

2013 PID INDIVIDUAL PORTRAIT RESULTS