Divisions


PSA Divisions

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Divisions Vice President

‚úČ Bob Benson, APSA·

There are six Photographic Society of America (PSA) Divisions:

The Projected Image Division (PID) conducts and oversees PSA activities regarding projected (digital or slide) open or general subjects photography; there are no limitations on subject matter or techniques used for image capture or post processing. There are two PID Stars tracks - Open and Monochrome.


The Nature Division (ND) conducts and oversees PSA activities regarding Nature photography

The Photojournalism Division (PJD) conducts and oversees PSA activities regarding Photojournalistic photography

The Photo Travel Division (PTD) conducts and oversees PSA activities regarding Photo Travel photography

The Pictorial Print Division (PPD) conducts and oversees PSA activities regarding print photography; there are no limitations on subject matter or techniques used for image capture or post processing. There are four PPD Stars tracks - Large Open, Large Monochrome, Small Open and Small Monochrome. 

The 3D Division (3DD), formerly Stereo Division, conducts and oversees PSA activities regarding 3D photography.

Each division provides a wide range of activities consistent with its area of emphasis. Generally these include individual and interclub competitions, study groups for individuals, providing recognition for International Exhibitions, and operating a Stars/Galaxy Ratings program for individual exhibition acceptances.

Divisions identify the top exhibitors, worldwide, on an annual basis through the publication of a Who's Who listing in the PSA Journal. This listing includes all photographers who achieve an established level of success by participating in PSA recognized exhibitions, whether they are PSA members or not. 

 

Division Profiles of Activities Per Year
Activity PID ND PJD PTD PPD 3DD
Allows images captured on film. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Allows images that were captured digitally. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Allows the use of prints No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interclub competitions. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Individual competitions. Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Image of the Year competitions. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Essays Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Study Groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Stars/Galaxy Ratings Program Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Who's Who Listing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
International Exhibition Sections Recognized 500+ 170+ 40+ 50+ 135+ 25+
PSA International Exhibition Sections 2 2 2 2 4 3


See the Divisions section of this website for more detailed information on the Divisions' activities and offerings or click on the link to each division (left pane).