PSA Digital Open Competition  

  Submit by:  Oct 15, Dec 15, Feb 15, Apr 15


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 groups of 20-25, and a club will compete within its assigned group. The VCC will compete in Group E.

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.  

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  1. Images should be in JPEG format, maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal x 768 on the vertical in size
  2. RGB or sRGB colour space and have a maximum file size of 1.7 MB
  3. Maximum number of submissions per VCC member is two


The PSA Digital Open Competition submissions will be open on July 31st, 2017. VCC submission deadlines are Oct. 15, 2017, Dec. 15, 2017, Feb. 15, 2018, and April 15, 2018.



VCC Results 

  • 2017/18
    2017/18 is the first time that the VCC has entered a PSA Competition. In Round 1, we came 1st, scoring a total of 70 points, a score that would have also put us in 1st place in Groups B and D and in 2nd place in Groups A and C. In addition, 4 VCC members won individual awards.  (round 1 gallery at right) >> read more




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