ND Star Ratings Director
✉ Bob Ossler
Applicants must be a member of PSA; however, acceptances received prior to membership are eligible for the First Star Rating requirements. Contact the Director for information regarding acceptances prior to membership. Please see the applications below for the format of a Nature Star Rating application.
Judging credits: A judge will only be allowed credits for two ND sections no matter how many ND sections of an exhibition they actually judged.
Beginning January 1, 2016, the fee for processing each Star Rating, Galaxy Award, or Photographer-Naturalist Award is $12.00. This policy is not retroactive; that is, fees already submitted with Star Ratings, Galaxy Award, or Photographer-Naturalist Award applications will not be changed. Cash or checks drawn on US banks are acceptable. Credit cards and PayPal can also be used. Contact the Director if using PayPal.
There is no fee for processing a conversion.
Download and print out the procedures to apply for a Nature Star Rating.
Application - Electronic
The Nature Division now accepts electronic applications and the procedure is described in each of these instructions. We have created Excel Spreadsheets that can be used for the email applications. Applicants can download the appropriate spreadsheet to prepare their applications. These spreadsheets can be used for both record keeping and for submittal of the application. Email the completed application to the appropriate director, noted below and listed above.