PJD FOR INDIVIDUALS


Photojournalism Division (PJD) Quarterly Competition

PJD 
Quarterly Competition
Director

John F. Larson, Jr., FPSA, MPSA·

Closing Dates: The normal closing dates will be the end of February, May, August and November.

Dates may vary due to availability of judges. Please check the website https://psa-photo.org/pjd/pjq/index.htm for the most up to date information.

There are two groups, one for the less experienced (two stars or less) and the second group for the more experienced (more than two stars) group. Each group has an Open and a Themed category. That means each person will have the opportunity to enter up to eight new images: four in the Open and four in the Themed category for the quarter.



PHOTOJOURNALISM QUARTERLY RESULTS

Eligibility & Rules

Definition: Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the mage shall receive priority over pictorial quality, In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches r digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are Not eligible.

In order to help promote new work, this activity is for images that have never been accepted into a PSA­recognized exhibition.

» PJD Quarterly Competition - Entry rules: document  | Prepare and size electronic file images: document


Entry Forms

This competition allows direct entry into the judging website.


» 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