PID Star Ratings Program
There are two PID Classes; the Color Class (PIDC), and the Monochrome Class (PIDM). Each Class is a separate and distinct Star Path, and requires separate applications. For additional information or help to apply for PIDC and PIDM Star Ratings, please email the appropriate coordinator.
STAR RATINGS COORDINATOR
and PID Color Galaxies & Diamonds
✉ Rajdeep Biswas, MPSA, EFIAP, FFIP·
STAR RATINGS COORDINATOR
and PID Mono Galaxies & Diamonds
✉ Elizabeth Passuello, EFIAP, FPSNZ, FNPSNZ, AAPS·
Color Stars 1-4
(all color star applications that INCLUDE a Star 1)
Jenni Horsnell, GMPSA·
Mono Stars 1-4
(all mono star applications that INCLUDE a Star 1)
Graham Harris, QPSA·
Color Stars 2 to 5
(all color star applications that do NOT include a Star 1)
Francis King, GMPSA·
Mono Stars 2-5
(all mono star applications that do NOT include a Star 1)
David Price, EPSA·
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» The fee for processing each Star Rating, Galaxy Award or Diamond Award is $12.00. Payment is via PayPal only. A link will be sent once application is approved.
There is no fee for processing a conversion.
- Eligibility for a Star, Galaxy or Diamond
» Applicants must be a member of PSA; however, acceptances received prior to membership are eligible for the First Star Rating requirements. Contact the Director for information regarding acceptances prior to membership. Please see the applications below for how to properly format the application.
Judging credits: Judges will only be allowed credits for two of this division's sections no matter how many sections of an exhibition they actually judged.
Basic requirements 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.Galaxy/Diamond Ratings
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.
(Note PIDC stands for PID Color, and PIDM stands for PID Monochrome)
» Star applications in all Divisions now use the application processes described in these documents:
Star 1-5 Application Instructions: pdf
Star Ratings Application Spreadsheet: Excel
Guidelines for Using the Star Application spreadsheet: pdf
» Galaxy and Diamond applications in all Divisions use the application processes described in these documents:
Galaxy-Diamond Applications Instructions: pdf
Galaxy-Diamond Application Spreadsheet: Excel
Guidelines for using the Galaxy-Diamond Application Spreadsheet: pdf