Competitions


Division Interclubs

Interclub Director


✉ Nancy Speaker, APSA, PPSA·
Interclub competitions are open to all PSA-member clubs. Competitions require registration or re-registration for each competition season. The following divisions have an interclub competition: PID General, PID Creative Altered Reality, Photojournalism, Nature Travel, 3D and Print.

» ALL CLUBS MUST REGISTER! Deadline: October 15. 

New clubs: Register Here
ALREADY REGISTERED CLUBS: Re-register, make changes, upload images using the new Competition Software 

ROUNDS END: Midnight, Central time, on November 15, February 15, April 15

More information on Interclub Competitions:  General Interclub Info


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 aboveFor more information, contact the director the email, above.

Clubs are divided into groups of 25 or less: New clubs start in the lowest group, 6 images by 6 members - three rounds

Registration and Round Entry through the same link:

Releases 

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.  Ribbons are sent to the primary Club Representative. If the mailing address and telephone number has been changed, please make changes in the Competition Software.

NEW COMPETITION SOFTWARE IS READY: 

Register or Enter a Competition Round - 
https://www.psa-programs.org/competitions/ClientLogin.html

All clubs must submit image releases for their club member photographers in order to participate. Please follow directions on the Competition Software to upload releases.

A copy of the release form can be found within the competition software.

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 Merit Awards, 10% receive HM Awards (ribbons), Make-up entries not eligible for awards. Cannot re-enter any images that were scored in a previous round.

Interclub Guidelines:

 

Interclub Competitions Guidelines (General): pdf
PID Open - pdf
PID Creative - pdf
Nature - pdf
Photo Travel - pdf
Photojournalism - pdf
Pictorial Print Guidelines - pdf

Division Host Club Judging Guidelines

End of Year (EOY) Awards: 

Nature Division Host Club - pdf
Photo Travel Division Host Club - pdf
Photojournalism Division Host Club - pdf

3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates and the top scoring club receives a plaque, if desired.

Release Documents

The release document gives permission for PSA to use the images:

To participate in a Division Interclub competition all participating club members must have a signed release file uploaded to the Interclub portal.  The release document is for the member and not the specific image and is good for three (3) years. The Release file is good for all Division Interclub Competitions.

PERMISSION FOR PSA TO USE

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.”  


Individual permission: doc   Club permission: doc

Host Club Judging Guidelines

Clubs judge each other and a calendar is established by each Division Interclub Director. If your club wishes to judge one round contact the specific Division Director. PID Open: pid-ic-director@psa-photo.org, PID Creative: pid-cic-director@psa-photo.org, ND: nd-ic-director@psa-photo.org; PTD: ptd-ic-director@psa-photo.org; PJD: pjd-ic-director@psa-photo.org; 3D: 3dd-icd@psa-photo.org