Club & Council COMPETITIONS


Updated August 3, 2014 - all suggested changes should be sent to the Chapters, Clubs & Councils Vice President at cccvicepres@psa-photo.org. You can

Get all the interclub deadlines, grouped by division and month, for the 2014-2015 interclub season, by consulting the Interclub Deadline Chart.


PID INTERCLUB (OPEN) ESSENTIALS

Summary Bob_Benson.jpgThe PID Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs.





Bob Benson, APSA
Director / Email
Interclub Facilitators

Janet Dimattia
Group A

Marti Buckely
Group B

Lisa Nathan
Group C

Bill Sutton
Group D

Marie Rakoczy
Group E
Clubs Register by: October 1.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Four: Nov 1, Jan 1, Mar 1, May 1
Groups & Entries / Round A,B,C,D,E: New clubs start in Group E, 6 images by 6 members
Entry Method Upload Images
Rules & Awards / Round
Digital only, 10% receive Awards, 10% receive HMs (ribbons). Make-up entries not eligible for awards. Cannot re-enter any images.
PID Interclub Competition Information
End of Year (EOY) Awards 3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates. Individual award for Best of the Best chosen from 10 top Award of Merit images from each round combined, per group.
Information Host Club Responsibilities provides judging information.
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The subject matter for the images submitted is unrestricted or “open." 

PID INTERCLUB (CREATIVE) ESSENTIALS

Summary Exclusively for Creative Photography. The PSA definition of Creative is "Altered Reality." The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of three. High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered "altered reality." The competition is open to all PSA-member Clubs.
Director / Email
Amy Musinsky
Clubs Register by: November 15
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: January 15, March 15, and May 15
Groups & Entries / Round A,B,C: New clubs start in Group C, 6 images by 6 members (one each member)
Entry Method Upload Images - This website will also display the club scores and award-winning images.
Rules & Awards / Round "Altered Reality," Digital only, 10% receive Awards, 10% receive HMs (ribbons). Make-up entries not eligible for awards. Cannot re-enter any images.
End of Year (EOY) Awards 3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates. Individual award for Best of the Best chosen from 10 top Award of Merit images from each round combined, per group.
Information Original image must be made by entrant on photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Original images must be altered by the maker; artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated, if the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer. Image's core content must be identifiable. Non-creative images are not eligible for this competition. Any subject matter is acceptable as long as the Altered Reality guidelines are apparent.

NATURE INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Summary

McNeill_Michael.jpgThe Nature Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs.





Mike McNeill, APSA, EPSA
Director / Email
Clubs Register by: October 8. To register, send an email to the Director with the club name, the club's PSA Membership number, and the snail-mail address of the person who will be handling/coordinating the Nature Interclub entries.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: October 15, January 15, April 15
Groups & Entries / Round A, B: New clubs start in Group B, 6 images by minimum 4 members
Entry Method  Upload Images  for the current competition season.  This page includes the entire season of competitions. Only upload images for the current Round. Do not upload images for future Rounds.
Rules & Awards / Round Digital images of scanned slides/film, Blue ribbons awarded to 5 highest-scoring images, approximately 10% of the images awarded a red HM ribbon, no make-ups
2016-2017 Entry Rules (pdf)
End of Year (EOY) Awards All Award images are eligible for EOY competition after the 3rd round. Image of the year awards are given for groups A & B. Past winners of the Images of the Year.

PHOTOJOURNALISM INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Summary The PJD photojournalism digital competition is open to PSA member clubs. Following each competition, the club standings are sent to participating clubs and published in the PJD News column of the PSA Journal.


Scott Shackelford
Director / Email
Clubs Register by: October 15 (clubs may join at any time during the competition but must join by October 15 to participate in round one) - include camera club name, PSA club i.d. number, primary club contact name, home address, email, evening phone number; secondary club contact: name, email
Rounds Per Year / Dates Four: Nov 15, Jan 15, Mar 15, May 15
Groups & Entries / Round One Group: 6 images, max of 2 images/member. Images which have not received a prior award in this PJD Interclub Competition may be re-entered.

Instructions for the Submission of Entries

Entry Method  - Upload only images for current round, not for future rounds.
Rules & Awards / Round Digital images designated as PJ General or PJ/Human Interest. Ribbons for top 3 images in PJ General and top 3 in PJ Human Interest. Up to 6 HMs per round.
End of Year (EOY) Awards

PHOTO TRAVEL INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Summary PSA Photo Travel Division (PTD) Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs. Individual club members submitting images for the PTD Interclub Competition are not required to be PSA members


Greg Duncan, EPSA, BPSA
Director / Email
Clubs Register by: November 1. Registration is done across the web at http://www.psa-photo.org/ptd/ic/data/register/regis_a.php You will need your club's PSA number and the full contact details for the club representative.The Representative is the club member who is responsible for sending in the club's entry, receiving the results back and then communicating those results to the club members. Note: There is no automatic re-registration - each club must register each year.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: November 15, February 15, May 15
Groups & Entries / Round Two Groups: 6 images by 6 members. Images cannot be re-entered in a subsequent round  Digital JPEG only (max 1024 by 768 pixels).
Entry Method Upload Images
Rules & Awards / Round For each Group: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place award and 12 HMs per round. A photographer may enter for only one club. If images are received from more than one club for the same person, both images will be disqualified and the scores removed from the total score for both clubs.

PTD Interclub Competition Rules 
End of Year (EOY) Awards 3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates. The top three clubs in each group are invited to enter a divisional championship 'playoff' entering 8 images each with no more than 2 images from one photographer (images can be new or images used that season). Winner of the playoff will receive a Champion's certificate

PICTORIAL PRINT INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Summary The International Club Print Competition (ICPC), the Pictorial Print Division's Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs. 




Sandy Dimke
Director / Email
Clubs Register by: October 1
Rounds Per Year / Dates Four: October, December, February, and April
Groups & Entries / Round Five categories: Large & Small Color, Large & Small Mono, and Creative. 4 prints by 4 members. You can make a partial entry if you don't have four prints in a category. If club was not able to submit prints in a competition, can enter them the next time as long as they are marked "make up."
Entry Method Mail Prints
Rules & Awards / Round Prints. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & one HM for 10 entries in each category
Rules for entering - Rules for entering Creative Altered Reality
End of Year (EOY) Awards In June - Prints which receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in one of the four rounds qualify. Top three highest scoring clubs receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Certificates in each category. Clubs with the highest total scores in each of the five categories during the year receive Certificates.
Information Clubs take turns hosting the competitions. The club selects three judges who score the prints on the basis of interest, composition, and technique.

3D INTERCLUB ESSENTIALS

Summary

PORTRAIT-HUGHES_SUZANNE.jpgOpen to all PSA-member clubs.

In areas with no active 3D club, informal groups of at least four may organize as a virtual club, join PSA, and participate.

Club members do not have to hold membership in PSA.

Suzanne Hughes
Director / Email
Clubs Register by: October 15 - Send an email to the Director providing the club name, club PSA membership number, and the Club 3D Interclub Coordinator's name and email address. * Clubs may join this Interclub Competition any time during the competition year and will be allowed to make up the Round(s) the club has missed.
Rounds Per Year / Dates Three: November 7, February 7, April 24
Groups & Entries / Round One Group: 6 images, maximum of 2 images per member. An image, which has won an Award or Honorable Mention in a past 3D Interclub Competition will be considered ineligible and no points or awards will be given. Individuals may only compete with one club per season.
Entry Method Upload Images for the 2016-17 Season
Entry form
 (Excel)
Entry form (doc)
Rules & Awards /Round Maximum of 2 stereo images per individual per competition. Top 5 images -1st thru 3rd, up to 5th place awards depending upon how many clubs enter. Awards & HMs depends on number of clubs. Certificate awarded to club scoring the most points after 3 rounds. Best Participation Certificate to club which utilizes its membership to the greatest extent.
End of Year (EOY) Awards Best Images are awarded 3DD Gold Medal for 1st. Silver and Bronze Medal are awarded for 2nd and 3rd based on the number of competing clubs.
Information Rules for entry.
Specifications for Creating Files for International Digital Exhibition.