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About the PSA

PSA stands for the Photographic Society of America. PSA is an organization of amateur photographers throughout the entire world. Being such a large and geographically diverse organization, they are involved in all aspects of photography. There are divisions for Print Makers, Slide Makers, Digital Image makers, Photo-Travelers, Photo-Journalism, Nature and Stereo enthusiasts. Each, of those divisions, has their own competitions, study groups, library and just about anything you can think of. It would be much easier for me to just ask everyone to go to the PSA web site and immerse themselves in everything PSA.

We of the Cranbury digital Camera Club are specifically involved in the International Club Image Competition (ICIC) of the Color Projected Image Division (CPID). I know ... lots of abbreviations for sure.

There is something else that is important about PSA. They are the organization that is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the 100+ international exhibitions of photography throughout the world. If you look in the back of the PSA Journal you’ll see a section loaded with hundreds of exhibitions in all the various PSA divisions. Now, you might ask, why is this so important? Well it is because so many photographers throughout the world obtain an international acceptance for each images accepted in any PSA sponsored exhibition. These acceptances are prized as an acknowledgement of photographic achievement. So, this function of PSA is what most of the world is most familiar with!

Entering PSA competitions

The rules are very simple.

  • The subject matter is completely open to anything of your choice
  • Maximum image sizes are 1400px horizontal and 1050px vertical
  • Images must have a short, descriptive title

The PSA Committee will select 6 images from all the CdCC entries submitted and forward them to the PSA for the competition. The Committee may select only 1 image maximum for any person.

PSA Competition Chairperson

Melinda Matlack is our PSA competition chairperson. The chairperson is responsible for managing the activities and reporting results relating to PSA activities. You can send an email to the chairperson by clicking here.