Chapters


PSA Chapters Showcase

PSA Chapters Showcase
Director

Ken Warning

Chapter Chair

Entries Open: February 1
Entries Close: April 15

Participation in the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Chapters Showcase is open to all Chapters in good standing.

Select links at the top of this page to view recent Chapters' Showcases.

 


Guidelines

  • Each participating Chapter may submit twelve digital images – one image each may be submitted from twelve different Chapter members in good standing.  PSA members who are not members of the Chapter are not eligible to submit an image.  PSA members who belong to more than one Chapter may represent only one Chapter. Images must be from PSA members in the Chapter’s geographical area or the image will be disqualified.
  • Images shown in previous PSA Chapter Showcases are not eligible.
  • The twelve digital images should be uploaded online (link will be activated when competition begins) and have a maximum width of 1024 pixels and with a maximum height of 768 pixels.  Please keep the jpg file sizes less than 1mb. Images may be in color or monotone.
  • All entries will be included in a digital slide show to be presented at the annual PSA Conference yearly.  A copy of the Chapter Showcase slide show will be provided to each participating Chapter and will be available, by request, following the initial showing at the Conference.  Please make this request to the Chapters Showcase Director.  Winning entries will be printed in the PSA Journal after the conference.  Entry in the showcase grants permission to PSA to reproduce or duplicate entries.
  • Chapter entries will be uploaded on the PSA web site.
  • The deadline (closing date) for all entries is April 15 yearly.
  • Procedure for Host Chapter judging

» Model Release Required for Portrait Images

The entrant to this PSA activity needs to submit a signed Model Release with his/her entry for any portrait image, including all the recognizable likenesses of a human face, which were not taken in a public location. The entrant and model agree to hold PSA harmless against all claims and liabilities arising out of PSA’s publication, display, or other use of any portrait image submitted to PSA. Award images will be posted on the PSA web site and selected images may be published in the PSA Journal/Division Newsletters. Portrait images submitted without a Model Release, if selected for an award, will not be posted on the PSA website or published in the PSA Journal/Division Newsletters. For those who do not have a Model Release, a sample Model Release Form is linked below.

Sample Model Release Form - doc


Enter the Showcase
» Feb 1 - Apr 15  



Awards

Chapters receive Award Certificates for Third Place Runner-up, Second Place Runner-up and First Place runner-up. The Chapter with the highest cumulative score receives the Best Chapter Award. In addition, awards go to the highest scoring member’s image from each Chapter.


History of the Showcase
In the early 1980's, the Connecticut Chapter promoted a "showcase" of the photography of the Society's Chapters. The first PSA Chapters Showcase was presented at the Society's 50th Anniversary Annual Conference in San Francisco in 1983. It was organized as a pre-judged, inter-Chapter pictorial slide presentation with taped music and commentary; and the showcase program was duplicated for use by PSA Chapters, and PSA-member clubs and councils.