Photojournalism (PJD)


PJD Star Ratings Program

PJD Star Ratings
Director

 

Karen Leonard


      PSA members who have received acceptances in PSA-recognized Photojournalism Exhibitions may be eligible to apply for PJD Star Ratings. For additional information or help to apply for PJD Star Ratings, please email the Director. 


Eligibility for a Star

Applicants must be a member of PSA; however, acceptances received prior to membership are eligible for the acceptance requirements. Please contact the Director for information regarding the format of a PJD Star Rating application.

Judging credits: A judge will only be allowed credits for two PJD sections no matter how many PJD sections of an exhibition they actually judged.

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.


Fees

Beginning November 1, 2011, the fee for processing each Star Rating, Galaxy Award, or Diamond Award is $8.00. This policy is not retroactive; that is, fees already submitted with Star Ratings, Galaxy Award, or Diamond Award applications will not be changed. Cash, credit card, or checks or money orders drawn on US banks, are acceptable. PayPal may also be used. Contact the Director before submitting a fee using PayPal.

There is no fee for processing a conversion.


Application

Download and print out the necessary format to apply for a PJD Star Rating.


Master Photojournalist 

As of August, 2012, 8 or more Galaxies are required to receive this designation.

Previous Recipients of the PJD Master Photojournalist I designation

Aug 2011 Robert Ward Bullock, APSA, PPSA USA
Feb 2007 Robert Bullock, APSA, PPSA USA
Oct 2004 Luc DeQuick, EPSA Belgium
Nov 2003 Guy B. Samoyault, APSA, EPSA France
July 2003 Lynn Troy Maniscalco, FPSA, EPSA USA
April 2003 Jean Claude Bacle, EPSA France
Nov 2001 Gerardus Van Mol, EPSA Netherlands
July 2001 Keith Vaughan, FPSA, EPSA Canada