PID Creative Interclub Competition

✉ Christine Pence, QPSA·

All clubs must register or re-register: REGISTER OR RE-REGISTER 

All clubs that wish to change their primary or alternate Representatives need to re-register!   

: November 15, February 15, April 15
2020-21 PID CREATIVE INTERCLUB RESULTS 2019-20 PID CREATIVE INTERCLUB RESULTS For older competition results, scroll to the bottom of this page.
» PID Creative Interclub Guidelines and Entry Details

About / Info:  Groups & Entries / Round: 
Exclusively for Creative Photography, digital images only. This digital competition is open to PSA member clubs. Following each competition, the club standings are sent to participating clubs and the winning images are shown on this page through the links aboveFor more information, contact the director at: ✉

Clubs are divided into groups of 25 or less: New clubs start in the lowest group, 6 images by 6 members - three rounds
Registration: Entry: 

Clubs may join at any time during the competition but must join by the club registration deadline of October 15 to participate in round one. Include camera club name, PSA club number, primary club contact name, email, secondary club contact’s name and email. Ribbons are sent to the primary Club Representative. If the mailing address and telephone number has been changed, please send changes to the director’s email link above.


Only for those clubs that have pre-registered. See left for registration details.


Schedule:  Rules & Awards / Round:

This competition is held three (3) times each competition year, beginning in the fall. Deadline for competitions are November 15, February 15, and April 15. Any club that is a PSA member may choose to compete as a club, with awards going to individuals, and to the top three clubs with the highest accumulated points for the year. 

Digital only, 10% receive Awards, 10% receive HMs (ribbons), Make-up entries not eligible for awards. Cannot re-enter any images that were scored in a previous round.
Qualifying Images: End of Year (EOY) Awards: 

Definition of Creative: The Images for this competition may be color or monotone.  In this competition the images must also follow the PSA definition of “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 Creative Interclub Guidelines (updated for 2020-2021): pdf 

3 highest scoring clubs in each group receive EOY certificates and the top scoring club receives a plaque, if desired.
Release Forms:

To upload Release Form to PID Click ENTER COMPETITION > then Click Submit Releases  text in upper right-hand corner.  A new screen will appear. Follow the directions given.  The Release Form must in JPEG or PDF format.  You can scan this doc file, once signed and dated, in Photoshop or in word and save in one of these two formats. You can enter up to 4 forms and then reenter the screen again and add an additional 4 forms.  There is no limit to the number of forms you can enter.  You can add extra forms at any time during the year. The Release Form/s must be completed for every new competition Season. 

Information: Host Club Responsibilities provides judging information. 

PERMISSION FOR PSA TO USE IMAGES                                    

If you wish to allow the Photographic Society of America (PSA) to display any of your images which have been entered in an Interclub competition, you will need to sign/agree to the following release form, provided here as a downloadable link. Please note that this form is not a requirement with respect to having your images used in the Interclub Competitions; it is only required if you are willing to have such images displayed on the PSA's web site.

“I hereby give permission for the Photographic Society of America (PSA) to display any of my images submitted through my camera club for use in PSA interclub competitions. I certify that I am the copyright holder of the images. I hereby agree that this work is my original work created solely by me and does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, oral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or party.

I hereby give permission for the Photographic Society of America to display such images on the PSA's own website.

I retain copyright of the image(s) and these images may not be used by PSA for any purpose other than stated above without my additional explicit written permission. The PSA will not directly or indirectly post these images on any other web sites such as social media sites without such written consent.”

PSA Release Form: docjpg (updated January 2021)
Club permission: doc

A Consultant is available to help PSA-member clubs enter the Interclub Competitions. This service can be found in Clubs/Councils area, which is available after Club Representative login.