Many of the exhibitions have printable entry forms available at www.exhibitionforms.com
The Photographic Society of America (PSA) supports a system of recognized photo competitions for photographers world-wide. In these pages are PSA-recognized exhibitions which conform to the standards of the Society (Consolidated Exhibition Standards: www.PSA-photo.org/ces2006). The exhibitions are categorized by technique and subject interest with the most current closing dates in each category listed first.
How to Use the Exhibitions Listings
The following are the listings of upcoming PSA-recognized international exhibitions. The dates in bold type under each division heading are the closing dates for entries to that section of the exhibition.
The exhibition's name is listed in CAPITAL letters.
The person listed is the one to contact for an entry form and other information. The entry fee is listed next. This is followed by email address and web site information, as may be available. The entry fee is listed last.
MML listed after some exhibitions denotes the exhibition uses the Master Mailing List. Being on the MML enables exhibitors to be notified of future exhibitions and important exhibition activities. To be placed on the MML write to PSA-MML, Wade Clutton, FPSA, 4466 West Pine Blvd, Apt 21-C, St. Louis, MO 63108-2343, USA or e-mail: email@example.com.
Only PSA members can apply their exhibition acceptances toward Star Ratings, and only acceptances received in exhibitions listed in the PSA Journal are valid. Stars (colored metal tabs that can be attached to your PSA membership button) are awarded when you have a certain number of acceptances, with each division having its own requirements. For these requirements and other information, write to the appropriate Star Ratings director--names are listed by division under "Services for Individuals" in the quarterly "Services & Activities" section. Star Ratings listings are also published quarterly in the PSA Journal.
Every May the PSA Journal publishes "Who's Who," a listing of all exhibitors who have met or exceeded individual division acceptance requirements during the previous year.
PSA encourages sponsors of international exhibitions to select the most qualified individuals for judges. The Society does not establish criteria for choosing judges, nor does it impose rules or standards regarding the quality or aesthetics of the photographs selected.
How to Have Your Exhibition Listed
If you'd like to have your exhibition listed on these pages, contact the exhibition standards director for each division that will be a part of your exhibition. The exhibition standards directors, who are listed under the division headings, recognize individual exhibitions and provide these listings.
Notice to Exhibitions
All exhibitions, including those in circuits, that are recognized for listing in the PSA Journal, and whose acceptances thereby become eligible for Star Ratings and Who's Who, will be expected to pay the fee of $20 per section, per judging, to the appropriate division.
Sponsors who qualify to award PSA medals (those who have run an exemplary exhibition a previous year) will be given a Best of Show gold medal for each section at no extra charge and may purchase additional medals and HM ribbons for the same section(s) if the division authorizes one. Exhibitions that are recognized, but do not qualify to award the medals, will be listed in the PSA Journal upon payment of the fee. The amount has not changed, although in the past it was treated as an optional medal purchase rather than a required listing fee. This was passed by vote of the Executive Committee of PSA on April 24, 1999, to ensure that all exhibitions share equally in the costs of granting divisional recognition.
Wade W. Clutton, FPSA * 4466 West Pine Blvd., Apt 21-C, St. Louis, MO 63108-2343, USA * Phone: (314) 533-8632 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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