Nature Division (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 (previously known as Open) or Wildlife, in a PSA-recognized Nature Exhibition for the previous year, are eligible for this Year End free competition. The next competition will be in August 2016, when the medal-winning projected images and/or prints from 2015 Exhibitions will be judged. 


Deadline: Approximately August 1, 2016

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 2015 year of exhibitions will be due by Saturday, August 1, 2016. The judging will take place on the same day as the PSA Nature Division International Exhibition judging in early August, 2016, and depending on the judging venue, may 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 and one for Best Wildlife) and one Medal in Prints. Prints both Nature and Wildlife will be judged together in one section and only one medal will be awarded. Honor Awards in projected images and prints will also be given. For the 2015 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/Medals for the three categories are presented to the winners, if present, at the Nature Division Luncheon/Meeting at the PSA Annual Conference. Awards are mailed to those who cannot attend the Conference.