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

» 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 


Enter the Showcase
» Feb 1 - Apr 15 Entry to this competition is now closed.



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.