Next Competition Deadline: July 1

Competition Director:  ‚úČ Helmut Foerster



All images by a PSA member that have received a Gold, Silver, or Bronze PSA Medal (whether in an Open or Theme section) in a PSA-recognized PID Exhibition during the previous calendar year are eligible for this free Image of the Year competition. All pictures must be submitted digitally.

All eligible entrants will receive an email invitation from the PID Image of the Year Director. This invitation will list the titles of the photos the member has that are eligible. Additionally, there will be instructions regarding how and where to enter online.

Entries for each calendar year of Exhibitions are due by July 1 of the following year and will be judged prior to the PSA Annual Conference. Images are not to be submitted prior to receiving the invitation entry form from the Director. Please check your Spam if you have received a PSA medal last year but did not get an invitation.

Competition is free of charge and does not count towards Who’s Who or PSA star ratings.

» Model Release Required for Portrait Images

The entrant to this PSA activity needs to submit a signed Model Release with his/her entry for any portrait image, including all the recognizable likenesses of a human face, which were not taken in a public location. The entrant and model agree to hold PSA harmless against all claims and liabilities arising out of PSA’s publication, display, or other use of any portrait image submitted to PSA. Award images will be posted on the PSA web site and selected images may be published in the PSA Journal/Division Newsletters. Portrait images submitted without a Model Release, if selected for an award, will not be posted on the PSA website or published in the PSA Journal/Division Newsletters. For those who do not have a Model Release, a sample Model Release Form is linked below.

Sample Model Release Form - doc


Three awards: First, Second, and Third Place. Plaques awarded in both color and monochrome section. For second and third places, Silver and Bronze medals will be given. An individual is eligible to win only one Image of the Year award.

Winning images are shown at the PSA Annual Conference, displayed on the PSA website, and presented in the PSA Journal. Awards are mailed to those who cannot attend the Conference.