Pictorial Print

Historian and Archivist



Tony Winston, FPSA


The PPD Archivist is responsible for collecting and storing information pertaining to the Pictorial Print Division. This information is made available to members on request. The information maintained includes:

  • Master Operations Manual (MOM)
  • Bylaws
  • Minutes and programs of the Annual Conference Division Business Meeting
  • Proposals and resolutions including the action taken
  • Annual PPD Division Reports
  • Family Letters by the Division Chair
  • PPD Membership Rosters
  • Brochures: PPD and PSA
  • Records of Awards
  • Recorded programs
  • Activity files

History of the Pictorial Print Division
1939     Pictorial Division formed
1948   International Portfolios begin
1954   Print of the Month (POM) Competition (formerly a Society activity)
1961   Joe Kennedy - Clerk Maxwell Award administered by Pictorial Division (Best Color Print in PSA International Exhibition formerly administered by Color Division)
1964   Name changed to Pictorial Print Division
1969   Portraits of PSA Presidents displayed at PSA International Convention (Tradition continues and the prints now hang in PSA Headquarters)
1973   Salon Workshops begin. Current name of the activity is PPD Print Workshops.
1986   Small Monochrome and Color Print Section established
1990   Portrait Portfolios added Pink Profiles as an award system, with best Portrait to receive a medal at the Conference
1992   Commercial Color Print Section initiated
1999   A "New Medal" announced: PSA-recognized print exhibitions can purchase a PSA Silver Medal for Best Creative Print
2000   Star Rating requirements reduced for Small Pictorial Prints
2004   Star Ratings for Large Prints modified. "Topaz" was added between Ruby and Diamond and "Sapphire" between Diamond and Emerald Ratings
2009   Fees eliminated for Division activities
2010   Star Rating requirements changed to conform to Society wide requirements
2011   "Best of the Best" award established. Chosen from Best of Show prints in PSA-recognized International Exhibitions. Entry is by Invitation only.