|Director / Email
✉ Sean Sullivan·
|» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15. All clubs must register or re-register at: http://www.psa-programs.org/interclub-registration/
ROUNDS END: November 15, February 15, April 15
|About / Info:||Groups & Entries / Round:|
|This digital competition is open to PSA member clubs. Following each competition, the club standings are sent to participating clubs and the winning images are shown on this page through the links above. For more information, contact the director at: ✉ PJD-ICfirstname.lastname@example.org.
||Clubs are divided into groups of 25 or less: New clubs start in the lowest group, 6 images by 6 members - three rounds|
Clubs may join at any time during the competition but must join by the club registration deadline of October 15 to participate in round one. Include camera club name, PSA club number, primary club contact name, email, secondary club contact’s name and email. Ribbons are sent to the primary Club Representative. If the mailing address and telephone number has been changed, please send changes to the director’s email link above.
|Only for those clubs that have pre-registered. See left for registration details.
|Schedule:||Rules & Awards / Round:|
This competition is held three (3) times each competition year, beginning in the fall. Deadline for competitions are November 15, February 15, and April 15. Any club that is a PSA member may choose to compete as a club, with awards going to individuals, and to the top three clubs with the highest accumulated points for the year.
|Digital only, 10% receive Awards, 10% receive HMs (ribbons), Make-up entries not eligible for awards. Cannot re-enter any images that were scored in a previous round.|
|Qualifying Images:||End of Year (EOY) Awards:|
Definition of an acceptable Photojournalism Image: Photojournalism shall consist of pictures or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary, and spot news. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be considered over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photographs which misrepresent the truth, such as manipulation to alter the subject matter, or situations which are set up for the purpose of photography, are unacceptable. The only editing that can be done includes cropping and color correction that could be done in a darkroom.
There are two classification that you may list a photo journalistic image under, General and Human Interest.
Human Interest must include one or more persons (not implied, actual persons). Sports action cannot be the main subject of the image (that would be considered "sports photography"). You may have person(s) in sports gear, but not actual sports action. Additionally, the images must show some type of interaction, emotion or unusual situation and the subject matter cannot be staged.
General classification can be almost anything, including Human Interest, but usually it involves non-human related events (man made or natural disasters are a good example).
|3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates and the top scoring club receives a plaque, if desired.
PERMISSION FOR PSA TO USE IMAGES
If you wish to allow the Photographic Society of America (PSA) to display any of your images which have been entered in an Interclub competition, you will need to sign/agree to the following release form, provided here as a downloadable link. Please note that this form is not a requirement with respect to having your images used in the Interclub Competitions; it is only required if you are willing to have such images displayed on the PSA's web site.
“I hereby give permission for the Photographic Society of America (PSA) to display any of my images submitted through my camera club for use in PSA interclub competitions. I certify that I am the copyright holder of the images. I hereby agree that this work is my original work created solely by me and does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, oral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or party.
I hereby give permission for the Photographic Society of America to display such images on the PSA's own website.
I retain copyright of the image(s) and these images may not be used by PSA for any purpose other than stated above without my additional explicit written permission. The PSA will not directly or indirectly post these images on any other web sites such as social media sites without such written consent.”
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A Consultant is available to help PSA-member clubs enter the Interclub Competitions. This service can be found in Clubs/Councils area, which is available after Club Representative login.