PTD Star Ratings Program
Apply for Awards
Note that effective January 1, 2016, the application fee for any star, galaxy or diamond award has been increased to $12. Applications may be mailed or emailed. Information is available on the applications, below.
Apply for a Star Rating (pdf)
Basic requirements for Star Ratings are:
1 STAR - at least 18 acceptances with at least 6 titles.
2 STARS - at least 36 acceptances with at least 12 titles.
3 STARS - at least 72 acceptances with at least 24 titles.
4 STARS - at least 144 acceptances with at least 48 titles.
5 STARS - at least 288 acceptances with at least 96 titles.
Acceptances in a division after a 5-star rating can be applied toward the more advanced, Galaxy and Diamond Ratings. There are 10 levels of Galaxy and 10 of Diamond Ratings. See the complete chart of requirements for each level.
PSA members who have a 5 Star rating in the Photo Travel Division are eligible to apply for a Galaxy Award (pdf).
The fee for processing each Star Rating, Galaxy Award or Diamond Award is $8.00. Note that effective January 1, 2016
, the application fee for any star, galaxy or diamond award will increase to $12.
Payment via payPal is preferred. Credit cards, checks drawn on US banks or cash are also acceptable. Click on the links above and check the instructions for details.