PSA Chapters: PSA Chapters Showcase
In the early 1980’s, the Connecticut Chapter promoted a “showcase” of the photography of the Society’s Chapters. The first PSA Chapters Showcase was presented at the Society’s 50th Anniversary Annual Conference in San Francisco in 1983. This first showcase was organized as a prejudged, inter-Chapter pictorial slide presentation with taped music and commentary; and the showcase program was duplicated for use by PSA Chapters, and PSA-member clubs and councils.
Today the Chapters Showcase is announced early in the year when each Chapter is asked to appoint a Showcase Chair. Each Chapter submits twelve images from twelve different photographers for judging by the host Chapter. The host Chapter submits images for the Showcase, but those images are not judged or eligible for awards. Following the judging each Chapter is advised of its entrant’s scores, but no other scores are provided. The winners are introduced at the initial showing of the Chapters Showcase during the PSA Annual Conference. The Chapters with the three highest cumulative scores (First, Second, and Third place) receive certificates; the Best of Chapter goes to the First place image from each Chapter with the maker receiving a ribbon; and the photographers whose images are selected as the overall winning images: Best of Showcase, First, Second, and Third place, receive a framed certificate with a copy of their image printed on it.
A CD of all the images submitted to the Chapters Showcase is prepared as a program appropriate for showing at a club, council, or Chapter meeting. A copy of the Showcase CD is given to each Chapter following the premier showing at the Annual Conference. PSA-member clubs and councils, and individual PSA Members can request a free Chapters Showcase CD.
2011 Chapters Showcase Video: