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Delaware State Membership Home Page

Delaware State
Membership Director (SMD)

✉ Lynn Troy Maniscalco, HonFPSA, EPSA·

Delaware State
Assistant Membership Director

✉ Leslie Sinclair·

Welcome to the Delaware State Membership home page. Thank you for visiting with us. As the Delaware State Membership Director, I look forward to helping PSA members in our state take advantage of the many free photographic opportunities available. Get in touch if you would like assistance with participation in study groups, showcase galleries, image evaluation, mentoring in a specific area of interest, individualized online courses, individual or interclub competitions, applying for star ratings or distinctions, or any of the other services and activities PSA offers.

Some programs are geared specifically for our state's members. The Erik Kissa Memorial Medal, a PSA Gold, is awarded annually in a Best of Delaware competition, along with PSA honor ribbons. The late Dr. Kissa, FPSA, MPSA, was a previous Delaware state membership director and a successful photographer who believed that the greatest value of competition is as a learning tool. For that reason, this free event is organized to include an educational aspect with entrants participating in an interactive discussion with the jury. Anyone else who is interested in photography is also encouraged to attend and to share their comments.

Winning images are posted at the link for Best of Delaware (top of this page). If you are a PSA member living in DE, or want to join, plan to enter the next "Best of Delaware" event and invite everyone you know who is interested in photography. Information on PSA is provided at the event; Journals and brochures are available and active members can explain the benefits to attendees who might consider joining and to members who are not currently taking full advantage of their membership.

The competition, hosted by the Coastal Camera Club, may also be held in conjunction with other photographic activities. The time, date and location of future events, and details regarding entries and additional programming will be posted each spring on the DE Bulletin Board at the top of this page. If you reside in Delaware, please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and suggestions concerning the establishment of other programs that will specifically benefit our members

A unique local opportunity is the annual Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography. Entry is open to anyone worldwide, as is the free showing of the selected prints and projected images each spring. Further information is available at http://www.wilmingtoninternational.org. Plan to get involved, either as an entrant or as a visitor to the show. And if there are events that you would like to share with other Delaware photographers, we can publicize them by posting on our DE bulletin board.

PSA Values its Volunteers

An important part of the PSA experience is recognizing the hundreds of volunteers that promote the Society and its programs. Directors and chairs propose those working for them for recognition awards. However, there are many who are equally as deserving but have not been identified. Please consider proposing a worthy member for PSA Honors, Society Recognition Awards and PSA Services Awards. Your Membership Director can provide you with assistance, when necessary.

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