PSA (Photographic Society of America) INTERCLUB CONTEST INFORMATION

The Clemson Photo Club is a member of the Photographic Society of America’s Projected Image Division (PID) Interclub Digital Projected Competitions – Group D. We have a number of Club members who have received PSA Honorable Mention and PSA Merit Awards. For member entries, see our PSA Submissions Competition slideshow.

Guidelines for Submissions

Contest Dates – See below for size of images, format save, submitting images and judging)
1st round of competition: mid-November (submittal deadline to Otto Kohler November 1st)
2nd round competition: mid-February (submittal deadline to Otto Kohler February 1st)
3rd final round competition: mid-April (submittal deadline to Otto Kohler April 1st)

Qualifications for Images. Each image must have the following maximum size: Horizontal images will be no more than 1400 pixels wide or 1050 pixels tall. Vertical images will be no more than 1050 pixels tall. (Unless your image proportions are in the exact ratio of 4 to 3, one of these dimensions will be less than the maximum. The images will be projected as received, as long as not over the maximum.)

Save the file in jpeg format only. (There are no file size restrictions.) sRGB color space is recommended for optimum results. File name restrictions are only those that are designated on the entry web page. The web site will send an automatic response back to the representative, confirming entry. If entries are submitted after the closing date for the competition, they may be refused acceptance.

Submitting images. Once you have resized your photos per the above specifications, please email your photos to Otto Kohler ( by the deadline which you previously should have received in an email from (November 1 deadline for November competition; February 1st deadline for February competition; and April 1st for April competition).

How Club judging is done. Images shall be scored from 1 to 5, with the maximum total score of 15 possible. 20% of the scores, excluding non-eligible make-ups, will be eligible for honors, based on highest scores. If required, from that lowest eligible score group only, entries in excess of the needed number shall be dropped using the standard “IN” and “OUT” voting method. (At least two judges must vote an image in.) Once the approximately 20% have been selected, the judges will select approximately one half for Honorable Mention, and one half for Award, again using “IN” and “OUT’ method. Finally, from the awards only, one image will be selected as Best of Show. Scores are not to be readjusted, based on the honors level received.

PSA Judging. PSA judging is done by a Host club that belongs to another Group. Our club will be asked to serve as a host club for judging purposes at some point. Click Host Club Responsibilities to download a pdf.

Should you have any questions pertaining to PSA, please contact Barbara Whitney (

NOTE: Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University, Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, Patrick Square, 100 Thomas Green Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631.

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