Pictorial Print Division (PPD): Interclub Print Competition
The International Club Print Competition (ICPC), the Pictorial Print Division's Interclub Competition is open to all PSA-member clubs. The competition consists of four rounds during each competition year occurring in October, December, February, and April. An End of Year competition takes place in June and consists of prints that received a first, second, third, or HM in the four rounds.
Clubs take turns hosting the competitions. The club selects three judges who score the prints on the basis of interest, composition, and technique. The judges assign 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, as well as one or more honorable mentions.
Prints which receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in one of the four yearly competitions (Rounds) may be entered in the End of Year competition. Here, the top prints in each category are selected. These top prints are awarded PPD Gold Medals for First, Silver for Second, Bronze for Third, and ribbons for HMs. Clubs with the highest total scores in each of the five categories during the year receive Certificates.
Eligibility & Rules
Each club may enter four prints by four different makers in our competitions in each of the following 5 categories:
That’s a maximum of 20 prints each time when you enter all categories. You can even make a partial entry if you don’t have four prints in a category. If for some reason your club was not able to submit prints in a competition, you can enter them the next time as long as they are marked "make up."
Interclub Comparison Chart
The Interclub Comparison Chart is a quick reference to all eight of the PSA Interclub Competitions and is designed to help clubs select the Interclub Competition(s) that the club wishes to enter. The chart contains a link to the webpage for each PSA Interclub Competition and a link to each Interclub Director's email.
A Consultant is available to help PSA-member clubs enter the Interclub Competitions. This service can be found in the Club Services area of My PSA which is available through login.