3D Division (3DD): Star Ratings
The 3D Star Ratings Program was inaugurated to provide recognition based solely and exclusively on photographic ability. Star Ratings are earned by PSA members on the basis of acceptances received in PSA-recognized 3D Division exhibitions through exhibiting or judging. For additional information or help with applications for 3D Star Ratings, please contact the Director.
Eligibility for a Star
Acceptances used for any star beyond the first star must be earned during the time you are a PSA member. A copy of the member's PSA membership card should be sent with the Star Rating application.
PSA-recognized exhibitions are listed in the Exhibition Section of each issue of the PSA Journal under the column headed “3D.”
Judging: One judge judging more than two 3D sections at an exhibition is only allowed credits for two sections. Prior to May 1, 2001, 3 credits are allowed per section. After May 1, 2001, 3 acceptances per section if no more than 3 members on the panel; 2 acceptances if 4 or 5 on panel; 1 acceptance if 6-10 on panel. Acceptances are not allowed if more than 10 on judging panel. Judging credits cannot exceed 10% of the acceptance credits, or 25, whichever is lower.
Basic requirements are:
1 STAR - at least 18 acceptances with at least 6 titles.
2 STARS - at least 36 acceptances with at least 12 titles.
3 STARS - at least 72 acceptances with at least 24 titles.
4 STARS - at least 144 acceptances with at least 48 titles.
5 STARS - at least 288 acceptances with at least 96 titles.
6 STARS - at least 488 acceptances with at least 120 titles
After achieving the 6 Star Rating, 75 acceptances from 25 different and new 3D images are required for each master level. Images/titles used for previous stars or master levels cannot be reused.
Each member qualifying for a 3D Star Rating will receive:
Beginning November 1, 2011, the fee for processing each Star Rating is $8.00. This $8.00 fee applies for those living in North America and those living outside North America. This policy is not retroactive; that is, fees already submitted with Star Ratings applications will not be changed. Cash or checks drawn on US banks are acceptable made out to PSA.