The subject matter is unrestricted in this Open competition. You can enter anything from Creative to Wildlife.
This competition will be held four times each competition year, beginning in the fall. Judgings will be in November, January, March, and May. Any club that is a PSA member may chose to compete as a club, with honours awarded to individuals, and to the clubs with the highest accumulated points for the year. The photographs will be digital only (traditional film images scanned into digital format or direct from digital cameras), and will meet PSA’s general requirements for photographs entered into exhibitions. (The photographic work must be the maker’s, commercial clip art is not allowed, etc.) The category is Open, and includes post processing alterations.
Each club may enter up to 6 images per competition from 6 different makers. A full complement for one season would be 24 images. Depending on the number of participants, clubs will be divided into five groups.
Images shall be scored from 1 to 5, with the maximum total score of 15 possible. Twenty per cent of the scores will be eligible for honours, based on highest scores. Once the approximately 20% have been selected, the judges will select approximately one half for Honourable Mentions, and one half for Awards. Finally, from the awards only, one image will be selected as Best of Show.
Please note: Individuals may not enter images through two different clubs.
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Images should be in JPEG format, maximum 1400 pixels on the horizontal x 1050 on the vertical in size
- RGB or sRGB colour space
- Maximum number of submissions per VCC member is two
The PSA Digital Open Competition submissions will be open on August 1st, 2019 and VCC submission deadlines are:
Round 1: October 17th, 2019
Round 2: January 31st, 2020
Round 3: April 3rd, 2020
The VCC competed in group D this year against 23 other clubs. Fourteen of the 24 images submitted this year received PSA awards. VCC Members receiving awards were Suzanne Huot, Rick Shapka, Evan Guengerich, Christine Hutchins Gallagher, Mike Wooding, Peter Koelbleitner, Leah Gray and Michael Murchison. We placed 2nd in the 1st round, 1st in the second round, 1st in the third round, and tied for 3rd in the fourth round. The final results will be announced in September, 2019. See gallery at right.
In the four rounds of competition in Group E of the Interclub Digital Open Competition, the VCC placed first in the first three and third in the fourth. This resulted in a final first place finish among 38 camera clubs! In fact out of all 130 clubs in all five groups, we came in second! Truly a remarkable achievement. See the gallery
Equally impressive, eleven out of the twenty-four images that were submitted received awards, including five Awards of Merit and five Honourable Mentions. Special congratulations are due to Jonathan Adams for his "Pixie by Starlight" image which took Best of Show in Round 2.
Due to our strong performance we will be move up to Group D for the 2018-19 season. For more details on this competition and the individual awards please click on this link. >> read more
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