3DD FOR INDIVIDUALS


3D Division Sequence Competition

3D Division 
Sequence Competition
Director

 

H. Lee Pratt, HonPSA

lee_pratt_j.jpg A sequence or photo essay is a group of from 2 to 18 stereo (3D) digital images with a written text. Sequences might more properly be called photo essays, photo-poems or songs, photo stories, mood pieces, or sermonettes. They are vehicles for conveying something from the mind of the entrant to others more effectively than is possible with a single image. There is no restriction on subject matter. Images and text should not reveal the identity of the entrant. Two people may collaborate on a single sequence. Previously rejected sequences may be reentered.

Results


Eligibility & Rules

This year's submission deadline: September 14, 2017

Per PSA rules, this competition is now open ONLY to PSA members. An entry may be rejected when the PSA 3D Division or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to competition rules and conditions. All entrants will receive a catalog via email.

Any sequence that was accepted in a prior PSA Sequence Competition is NOT ELIGIBLE for re-entry in this competition. PSA recommended practices will be followed in this competition.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits the sponsors to reproduce the entered material free of charge for the Sequence Program and/or display in media related to the competition. The competition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered either electronically or otherwise by the entrant, and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may also be incorporated if the photographic content predominates. All final entries must be on digital files as described herein.

A written text should accompany each sequence, as appropriate. It should not contain more than 30 words for each image, preferably much less. If the entrant does not submit text and/or music on a CD/audio file, then the written narration for accepted sequences will be put on the resulting DVD as the spoken voice, with or without background music, at the Director's discretion. 

The entrant may provide a recorded audio CD or other electronic file with narration. However, we are now basically required to use “royalty free” or “royalty paid” music with proper credits. (See page 13 of the June 2012 PSA Journal.) Due to the complexity of these regulations, it is recommended that music not be submitted unless you are very familiar with these requirements and can meet them.


» 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 


Acceptances

Awards will consist of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place medals, and up to three Honorable Mention awards at the discretion of the judges. Accepted sequences will be credited toward PSA 3D Star Ratings but (according to PSA Competition Guidelines) will not be credited toward Who's Who. Each accepted sequence will be credited as 3 acceptances and 2 title credits for purposes of Star Ratings. The First, Second, and Third Place sequences will each receive 4 acceptances and 2 title credits. Regardless of how many sequences are entered and accepted, the maximum number of credits for all accepted sequences by an entrant for each year is 8 acceptances and 4 title credits. If two people have collaborated on an accepted sequence, the number of acceptances and title credits will be divided equally where possible. For odd numbers of acceptances in a sequence, the first listed entrant will be assumed to be the primary entrant, and will receive the extra acceptance credit. 


Entry Form

» Sequence Competition Entry form: PDF


Entry Fee

There is no fee to enter the competition.


Program for Clubs

The resulting digital 3D program will be available for showings by many PSA member camera clubs. Contact the Sequence Competition Director to schedule the Sequence Program for your club.