Competition

PSA 2020-2021 PID Interclub Year End Award 2nd Place Group B Hungry © Janet Chung

New Nature Naming / GSCCC and PSA Nature Rules

When choosing images to compete in GSCCC and PSA nature competitions and in GSCCC photojournalism competitions, we must use their rules.  GSCCC Nature Rules are the same as PSA Nature Rules. Please read the PSA Nature Rules before submitting an image in this category. Please read the GSCCC Photojournalism Definition before submitting an image in this category. If unsure whether an image has been manipulated, the maker will be emailed and asked if the image is eligible for nature competition.    To help in this process, we will be adding an “N” for Nature images and “PJ” for Photojournalism images as part of the naming process, if the image is eligible for nature or photojournalism competition.   Since we don’t have a nature or photojournalism category, this will apply to all open, assignment and monochrome images.   If an image is eligible for nature or photojournalism competition, regardless of the category, please name it like this:  Nature the name should be O_Butterfly_N_AshleyJ  or  AS_Elephants Fighting_N_AshleyJ  or  M_Flower_N-AshleyJ or PJ in place of N for all photojournalism images.

Monthly Competition

The highlight of our monthly meetings is our intra-club photography competition. Digital images are submitted via email no later than the Saturday before the monthly meeting.  Every month we have assignments for the competition.  Entrants may also enter images into an “Open” (non-assigned) category, and /or into a “Monochrome” category.  See below for the current slate of assignments.  Also is a link you may click to view our Competition Rules, Guidelines & Awards, PSA Nature Rules, Photojournalism Definition and Instructions to Judges.

Judging is done by a panel of three judges, each scoring on a five-point system, making the highest possible score for any given image a 15.   Judges and perhaps other members, will provide verbal critiques of selected photographs.

Cumulative point scores from the competition year are tabulated, and members with the high point totals  are honored  for their achievement at our annual awards presentation.

On the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM virtually on the Go To Meeting platform visitors or possible new members can join our meeting by filling out our contact form here before 6:00 PM on the night of the meeting to receive the link for access with your computer, tablet or phone.

Instructions to Judges

The Competition Rules, Guidelines & Awards

2022-2023 Competition Assignments

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