Upcoming PSA Events

  • The 2021 Photographic Society of America PHOTO FESTIVAL is in Rapid City, South Dakota this year from October 6 to 9, 2021. For information and registration click here.psa-photo-festival-2021
  • Registration for the first round of Interclub Competitions is October 15. Deadlines for the 3 rounds are November 15, February 15 (2022) and April 15.  Of Division(s) to participate in (Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, Photo Travel, Pictorial Print, 3D) the Board of Directors favor Projected Image (PID), Nature (ND), and Photo Travel (PTD). Six photos from 6 different club members will be selected for each division we enter.  How this will operate is still developing. Club competition winners are encouraged to enter their winning images! Competing clubs are divided into groups of no more than 25, with new clubs added to the last group. Awards are given to the top individuals from each group, and the top 3 clubs with the highest cumulative score after 3 rounds. Guidelines and restrictions on what is allowed and not allowed may be found on the PSA website here.  Briefly (and incompletely), they involve:

PID: The most popular Division because it is unrestricted, but may be divided into Color, Monochrome, and Creative (altered image) sections.

ND: All aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans. Must look natural. Human elements are not allowed unless an integral part of the environment (a Barn owl roosting in a barn is OK, a Barn owl flying in front of a barn is not because the barn is not an INTEGRAL part of that environment). No cloning in/out elements, no infrared, no hybrid or cultivated plants, domesticated or feral animals (this includes wild horses).

PTD:  Expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally.  Events, activities or subjects specifically arranged or hired for photographic purposes are not allowed. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location. In other words, if it looks like it could have been shot in your studio it will be rejected.