All projected images by a PSA member that have received a medal or other award higher than an Honorable Mention, whether in Nature or Wildlife, in a PSA-recognized Nature Exhibition for the previous year, are eligible for this Year End free competition. The next competition will be in August 2019, when the medal-winning projected images from 2018 Exhibitions will be judged.
NEW for 2019: Due to a change in rules for the competition and a decline in print image submissions, we will no longer solicit or accept medal winning print entries by digital form or print form. All eligible entrants will receive an invitation to enter and an entry form by email from the Nature Image of the Year Director. This entry form will list the titles of the projected images the member has that are eligible. Additionally, there will be instructions regarding how and where to enter online. Entries for the 2018 year of exhibitions will be due by August 1, 2019. The judging will take place on the same day as the PSA Nature Division International Exhibition judging in early August, 2019, and depending on the judging venue, may be judged by the same Nature Exhibition judges.
Images are not to be submitted prior to receiving the invitation entry form from the Director
Please put the Director’s email into your address book so your invitation will not go to spam. All invitations to enter will come from firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to a standardization of the Image of the Year Awards given by all Divisions our awards will change for the next judging. Nature images and Wildlife images will be judged together in one group. We will no longer be awarding Honor Award ribbons.
Awards will now consist of one 8x 10 Gold Medal Plaque with a medal, engraved plate and a reproduction of the winning image for Image of the Year. There will also be additional 4x6 Silver medal plaques given: one per every hundred entries or portion thereof. The Gold Medal will be awarded for the top image selected by our judges from the highest scoring images with approximately five silver medals awarded by our judges for other top scoring images. The Gold Medal winning image will be shown at the PSA Annual Conference during the showing of the PSA Nature Exhibition. Depending on the length of the show and time allowed, Silver medal winners may also be showed. All medal winners will be displayed on the PSA Nature Division web site, and the Gold medal winning image will be featured in an article in the PSA Journal. Again depending on space Silver Medals winners may also be featured. All Medal winners will have to sign a permission slip allowing reproduction for the Nature Exhibition Show, PSA Nature Website and PSA Journal.
All Medals will be presented to the winners, if present, at the Nature Division Luncheon/Meeting at the PSA Annual Conference. Awards will be mailed to those who cannot attend the Conference.