The following is a summary of all the PSA Interclub competitions. Be sure to check out each competition's page (accessed from the competition name or links on the left side of this page) for more details.
All suggested changes should be sent to the Chapters, Clubs & Councils Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see all the interclub deadlines, grouped by division and month by consulting the Interclub Deadlines Chart (linked from left side of this page).
PID Interclub (Open)
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 1
ROUNDS END: November 1, January 1, March 1, May 1
» About / Info: The PID Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs. For more information, contact the director at: ✉ PID-ICemail@example.com.
Groups & Entries / Round: A,B,C,D,E: New clubs start in Group E, 6 images by 6 members - four rounds
Entry Method: (only for those clubs that have pre-registered. Contact the director (✉ PID-ICfirstname.lastname@example.org.) for registration details.)
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 Guidelines (pdf)
End of Year (EOY) Awards: 3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates and the top scoring club receives a plaque.
Information: Host Club Responsibilities provides judging information. Use this image for projection testing. The subject matter for the images submitted is unrestricted or “open."
PID Interclub (Creative)
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 15
ROUNDS END: January 15, March 26, May 21
» About / Info: Exclusively for Creative Photography, digital images only
Definition of Creative: The PSA definition of Creative is “Altered Reality.” The image may be of any subject matter and must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. 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.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered “Altered Reality.” For more information, contact the director at: ✉ PID-CICemail@example.com.
Groups & Entries / Round: A and B: New clubs start in Group B, 6 images by 6 members (one each member) - three rounds
Entry Rules: Images must be in “JPG” format. Maximum image width (horizontal) is 1024 pixels. Maximum image height (vertical) is 768 pixels. The sRGB color profile is recommended.
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 8
ROUNDS END: October 15, January 15, April 15
» About / Info: The Nature Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs. For more information, contact the director at: ✉ ND-ICfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups & Entries / Round: A, B: New clubs start in Group B, 6 images by minimum 4 members - three rounds
Registration: 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.
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. 2017-2018 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.
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15
ROUNDS END: November 15, January 15, March 15, May 15
» About / Info: 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. For more information, contact the director at: ✉ PJD-ICemail@example.com.
Registration: Clubs may join at any time during the competition but must join by the club registration deadline 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.
Definition of an Acceptable Photojournalism Image:
Photo Travel Interclub
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 31
ROUNDS END: November 15, February 15, May 15
» About / Info: 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. For more information, contact the director at: ✉ PTD-Interclub-Competitionfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Registration: Registration is done across the web at http://www.psa-photo.org/ptd/ic/data/register/. 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. The last day for registration is October 31.
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) - three rounds
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
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 1
ROUNDS END: October 10, December 10, February 10, April 10
» About / Info: The International Club Print Competition (ICPC), the Pictorial Print Division's Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs. For more information, contact the director at: ✉ PPD-ICemail@example.com.
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." - four rounds
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: International Stereo Club Competition (ISCC)
» REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 15
ROUNDS END: November 7, February 7, April 24
» About / Info: Open 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.. For more information, contact the director at: ✉ 3DD-ICD@psa-photo.org.
Club registration: 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.
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. - three rounds
Entry Method: Upload Images for the 2017-18 Season | Entry forms (Excel): November | February | May
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 (pdf). | Specifications for Creating Files for International Digital Exhibition.
If there is no Model Release available, the image may win but cannot be published. For those who do not have a Model Release, Sample Model Release Form - doc