ND Image of the Year Competition

Nature Division
Image of the Year
Competition Director

Susan Mosser, FPSA




All projected images and/or prints by a PSA member that have received a medal or other award higher than an Honorable Mention, whether in Nature open or Nature wildlife, in a PSA-recognized Nature Exhibition for the previous year, are eligible for this Year End free competition. In August 2015 the medal-winning projected images and/or prints from 2014 Exhibitions will be judged. 


Deadline: Approximately August 1, 2015

All eligible entrants will receive an entry form, either by email or postal mail, if no email address is available on the PSA member directory, from the Nature Image of the Year Director. This entry form will list the titles of the projected images and/or prints the member has that are eligible. Additionally, there will be instructions regarding how and where to enter online. All print submissions will be entered and judged as digital images.  

Entries for the 2014 year of exhibitions will be due by Saturday, August 1, 2015. The judging will take place after the PSA Nature Division International Exhibition judging in early August, 2015, and will be judged by the same Nature Exhibition judges.

Images are not to be submitted prior to receiving the invitation entry form from the Director. Please put the Director’s email into your address book so your invitation will not go to spam. All invitations to enter will come from


There will be three medal awards presented; two for projected images (one for Best Nature Open and one for Best Nature Wildlife) and one Medal in Prints. Starting with the 2015 judging for the year 2014 medal winners, prints both open and wildlife will be judged together in one section titled Nature. Honor Awards in projected images and prints will also be given. For the 2014 exhibition year, we will accept digital images and prints. Prints must be entered as a jpeg file, and will be presented to the judges as a projected image. The winning Medal and Honor Award digital images and prints will be shown as jpegs at the PSA Annual Conference during the showing of the PSA Nature Exhibition. All winners are displayed on the PSA Nature Division web site, and the three medal winning images/prints will be featured in an article in the PSA Journal.

Honor Award ribbons and the Image of the Year- Print of the Year plaques for the three categories are presented to the winners, if present, at the Nature Division Luncheon at the PSA Annual Conference. Awards are mailed to those who cannot attend the Conference.