PTD Star Ratings Program
For workload and improved communications reasons, the Photo Travel Division has split the Star Ratings Director's responsibilities into two different geographical areas:
- North and South America, and US Territories and Possessions
- Rest of World
Apply for Awards
Note that effective January 1, 2016, the application fee for any star, galaxy or diamond award has been increased to $12. Applications may be mailed or emailed. Information is available on the applications, below.
Apply for a Star Rating (pdf)
Basic requirements for Star Ratings 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.
PSA members who have a 5 Star rating in the Photo Travel Division are eligible to apply for a Galaxy Award (pdf).
The fee for processing each Star Rating, Galaxy Award or Diamond Award is $8.00. Note that effective January 1, 2016
, the application fee for any star, galaxy or diamond award will increase to $12.
Payment via payPal is preferred. Credit cards, checks drawn on US banks or cash are also acceptable. Click on the links above and check the instructions for details.