Deadline for Receipt of Entries - Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tom Savage, APSA, MPSAEmail: savagetom@charter.net
1336 North Creek Drive
Saginaw, TX 76179-1034
USAPhone: +1-817-229-7655

The PSA Photojournalism Division offers two Print sections for the 2013 PSA International:

(1) Open section
(2) Human Interest section

All entries in the Open section must conform to the Photojournalism Definition given below.

All entries in the Human Interest section must conform to the Photojournalsim Definition given below and the Human Interest Definition given below.

An entry consists of 1-4 unmounted prints (8-1/2" x 12" max) in one section by a single person. Entries in each section will be judged in 4 rounds using a 15 point scoring system (1-5 points/judge).

All acceptances in each section are eligible for Photojournalism Star Ratings subject to the requirements of the Photojournalism Division.

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary, and spot news. The journalistic value of the image shall receive priority over the pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, PJ images that misrepresent the truth and model or staged set-ups are not permitted. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any elements of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image, without changing the photojournalism content, are permitted. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.

Human Interest is defined as an image depicting a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation, excluding recreational and sports action.

Marion Carpenter - Park Hill, OK
Dennis Corbin, EPSA - Yukon, OK
Jan Lee, APSA, EPSA - Edmond, OK

Non-return Print Fees
World Wide
1 Section Non-Return$ 7 US
2 Sections Non-Return$ 9 US

Return Print Fees
North AmericaOther
1 Section Return$12 US Total$24 US Total
2 Sections Return$18 US Total$32 US Total

Mounted Print FeesMounted prints not allowed

PayPal is available for payment on-line. Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay using PayPal, just a valid debit or credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover Card, American Express). Please do not combine payments for the Photojournalism Projected Image sections with payments for other sections in this Exhibition and/or for other people on the same transaction. If you do have your own personal PayPal account you must still use the Exhibition's PayPal form to submit your payment.

Entrants may pay in US Dollars by cash or check . All checks must be made payable to “PSA” and must be drawn on a US bank. Entrants are requested to notify the Photojournalism Projected Image Chairman if they intend to pay by cash or check. IRC's are not an acceptable form of payment.

Any entry without paid entry fees at the time of judging will not be judged.

Closing Date:July 20, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: Prints must be received by this date.
It is NOT a Postmarked by date.
Judging Date:July 27, 2013
Notification Date:August 10, 2013
On-line Catalog Availability Date:October 26, 2013
Print Return Date (if applicable):October 26, 2013

The maker’s name and/or the image title must not be in the image area or in any other area visible to the judges of any digital files, slides or prints. This includes copyrights. Such identifying information can cause the print to be disqualified.

An image (or a nearly identical in-camera duplicate) previously accepted in any PSA International Photojournalism Division section, regardless of media, is not eligible for entry in any Photojournalism Division projected image or print section of the 2013 PSA International.

Informative Note: PSA Recognized Exhibitions are not "THE" PSA International Exhibition. Images accepted in PSA Recognized Exhibitions but not in a past Photojournalism section of the PSA International Exhibition may be submitted in the Photojournalism Division sections of the 2013 PSA International.

The same image may not be submitted in more than one Photojournalism Division Section of the 2013 PSA International regardless of the media. This means images submitted in one Photojournalism Print Section may not be submitted in the other Photojournalism Print Section or either of the Photojournalism Projected Image sections. This does not prevent the same images from being submitted in Nature, Photo Travel or Pictorial Print sections provided they meet the requirements of those sections. Please note: Different images with the same title or the same image with different titles will still be considered the same image.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of object via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This will include the Exhibition (audio-visual program) of the accepted images to be shown at the 2013 PSA Conference and may include use in the PSA Journal and low resolution posting of acceptances on a web site. Images where entrants do not give this permission will be disqualified. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be on photographic film, digital file, on photographic print material or digital print material.

The Entry Form includes a voluntary License Agreement as follows: I hereby give PSA permission to use my submitted images in PSA Educational Programs produced on CD's, DVD's or in Downloadable form, using ProShow Gold or equivalent software that does not allow program users access to individual images, for use by PSA Members, Clubs, Chapters and Councils wherever they may be. I am of Legal Age, and own all rights to these images, including copyright, or my parent or guardian gives permission on my behalf if I am not of Legal Age.

Informative Note: This License Agreement is over and above the permissions granted in the Original Image Statement above. The Judges will not be informed of the status of the License Agreement. Not accepting this License Agreement in no way affects whether the images submitted are accepted or disqualified.

Images accepted in this Exhibition will be eligible for inclusion in Photojournalism Division Star Ratings applications by PSA members subject to the requirements of the Photojournalism Division. An on-line 8½"x11" PDF Exhibition Catalog listing all acceptances in all four Photojournalism Sections of the 2013 PSA International Exhibition is included with your entry fee. A link will be included on the Exhibition Web Site www.psaexhibition.com so you can email the Catalog to yourself and save as an electronic file and/or print out. The Catalog will be formatted for printing on both standard 8½"x11" paper and standard A4 (8-1/4”x12”) paper. This is the same Catalog that will be provided to the Photojournalism Division Star Ratings Director and the Photojournalism Division Who's Who Director and includes color reproductions of the medal winning images. Printed hard copies of the Catalogs will not be mailed the the entrants.

Open Section
PSA Awards
1-PSA Gold Medal; 1-PSA Silver Medal; 1-PSA Bronze Medal, 6-PSA Honorable Mention Ribbons

Human Interest Section
PSA Awards
1-PSA Gold Medal; 1-PSA Silver Medal; 1-PSA Bronze Medal, 6-PSA Honorable Mention Ribbons
PJD Awards
1-Joy of Childhood Award

Additional PSA Silver Medals, Bronze Medals and Honorable Mention Ribbons will be awarded depending on the number of entries received.

Each Image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in any PSA Recognized Exhibition, regardless of section or Division, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image may not be retitled if used in any other PSA Recognized Exhibition.

Titles will be not read aloud during judging.

Please limit titles to 35 characters including spaces and punctuation. The Entry Form software will clip any excess characters resulting in an incomplete title for inclusion in the Catalog. This will cause problems when applying for Star Ratings.

In addition to the title, the back of each print must have the name and address of the entrant in a position that clearly indicates the top of the print from the rear. Only pressure sensitive labels may be used for titles, names and addresses on the backs of unmounted prints to prevent bleed-through of the ink. The titles on the backs of the prints must match the titles on the Entry Form.

Black & White images are allowed in Photojournalism. Black & White images must be greyscale with no colors. Infrared images are not allowed in this Photojournalism Exhibition.

Prints may not exceed 12 inches or the metric equivalent (304mm) in the longest dimension or 8-1/2 inches or the metric equivalent (216mm) in the shortest dimension. Standard Metric A4 size meets the Class B limits.

Award winning prints will be on display at www.psaexhibition.com. Selected prints* and all award winners will also be on display at the 2013 PSA International Conference in Portland, Maine between September 16, 2013 and September 20, 2013.

*Space constraints may prevent showing all Photojournalism Print acceptances at the Conference. All award winners will be shown. Accepted images not included in the show will still get full credit towards Photojournalism Division Star Ratings and Who's Who listing and will be in the Photojournalism Division PDF On-Line catalog.

The entries are processed periodically and the status reported on the Exhibition Web Site. The status report heading indicates the time/date of the last status list update and the next scheduled status list update. It takes longer to process and update print status so please be patient. Print entries will not be indicated on the Status List until the prints are actually received. Do not expect an immediate update.

If any problems are noted on the status list, please contact the Photojournalism Print Chairman by going to the Nature Print menu on the Exhibition Web Site and clicking on Send Email to Chairman to resolve.

Report Cards will be sent to entrants via email from the Chairman’s Email Address above. Please be sure that this email address has been included in your “safe” email addresses to assure receipt of these emails instead of having them blocked by your security system. Also check your Junk E-Mail or spam folder to see if any messages from the exhibition were put there by your email software.

Confirmations of entry submittals will be computer-generated emails from www.psaexhibition.com. Computer-generated emails are automatically blocked bysome internet email servers so please contact them in accordance with their instructions to allow any computer generated emails from www.psaexhibition.com if they do not show up in either your Inbox or your Junk E-Mail folder.

PayPal confirmation for on-line payments will come directly from PayPal using the sender address service@paypal.com and will be addressed to you using your name as entered on the PayPal page.

Please review the information you fill-in before clicking the Submit button. After you submit your electronic entry, you will receive an email confirming your name, address, email, etc. plus the image titles you typed in. Please review the information you entered. If you made any errors, especially any typos in the Image Titles, please contact the Photojournalism Print Chairman by going to the Photojournalism Print menu on the Exhibition Web Site and clicking on Send Email to Chairman to resolve. Check the thumbnails on your confirmation to be sure you attached the correct image for each title. Whether you pushed the wrong key or not, the information you entered on the entry form, including names, titles, city and countries you entered on the entry form will be the ones listed in the Catalog if the images are accepted.

You must complete a Photojournalism Print Entry Form prior to shipping your prints. Use of the On-Line Print Entry Form with data filled-in on-line is requested and recommended to maximize legibility and accuracy. Prints for both sections should be mailed in the same package. A separate filled-in form for each section must be mailed with the prints to the Photojournalism Print Chairman at:

Tom Savage, APSA, MPSA
1336 North Creek Drive
Saginaw, TX 76179-1034

After you have carefully read these “Information and Conditions of Entry”, go back to the main menu and click on the line in the menu labeled Photojournalism Print Entry Forms. After you fill out the form and click on submit, you will receive a separate email with the Entry Form for each Photojournalism Print section whether you entered each section or not. Print out each of the forms for the sections you entered and mail them with your prints, together with cash and check for Entry Fees if not paying by PayPal. Don’t forget to sign the forms for prints that do not require being returned.

Please do not use Print Screen to capture and print the data entry form if you are using the On-Line Print Entry Form. If you have trouble using the On-Line Entry Form please contact the Photojournalism Print Chairman by going to the Photojournalism Print Menu on the Exhibition Web Site and clicking on Send Email to Section Chairman to resolve or contact the Exhibition Webmaster by clicking Send Email to Webmaster to resolve.

All prints must be shipped unmounted and flat regardless the country of origin. Separate stiffeners are recommended in the packaging when mailing unmounted prints to prevent damage during shipping. Mounted and/or matted prints will not be judged and entry fees will not be refunded.

A box is provided on the Print Entry Form to give permission to destroy the prints after the Exhibition. Entrants giving this permission must sign in the space provided on the Entry Form and can pay the reduced fees using the Non-Return Print Fees above. All other entrants must pay the higher fees required by the Return Print Fees above. Entrants giving permission to destroy the prints without signing the Entry Form but submitting fees based on destroying the prints will be contacted by the Photojournalism Print Chairman to resolve the conflict by obtaining either a signed permission to destroy the prints or the payment of additional funds as required to equal the Return Fees above.  

Deadline for Receipt of Entries - Saturday, July 20, 2013