Projected Image (PID)


PID Star Ratings Program

PID Star Ratings
Director

Wally Lee, APSA, PPSA

 

PSA members who have received acceptances in PSA-recognized Projected Image Exhibitions, Electronic Imaging Exhibitions, and Color Projected Image Exhibitions are eligible to apply for PID Star Ratings. For additional information or help to apply for PID Star Ratings, please email the Director. There are two PID classes: Color and Monochrome, which require separate applications for Star Ratings. Following the Fifth PID Star, PSA members may apply for PID Galaxies up to the level ten, and then for PID Diamonds up to the level ten. A major difference in this program is that each image must receive at least three  acceptances.


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 PID Star Rating application.

For Galaxy Awards, acceptances received before January 1st, 2000 and prior to membership are eligible for the acceptance requirements.acceptances received after January 1st, 2000 require continuous membership in the Society. Membership fees for lapsed years must be paid in full to insure continuous membership.

Judging credits: A judge will only be allowed credits for two PID sections no matter how many PID 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.

Galaxy 1 through 5: 25 new titles with 3 acceptances each
Galaxy 6 through 10: requires 50 new titles with 3 acceptances each
Diamond 1 through 5: requires 50 new titles with 6 acceptances each
Diamond 6 through 10: requires 75 new titles with 6 acceptances each


Fees

The fee for processing each Star Rating is $8.00. This policy is not retroactive; that is, fees already submitted with Star Ratings applications will not be changed. Cash or checks drawn on US banks are acceptable. Contact the Director before submitting a fee.

There is no fee for processing a conversion.

Beginning November 1, 2011, the fee for processing each Galaxy or Diamond Award is $8.00. This policy is not retroactive; that is, fees already submitted with Galaxy or Diamond Award applications will not be changed. This fee includes a certificate and the return of all documents. PID Galaxy and Diamond fees must be in US dollars, cash or checks drawn on US banks. PayPal is accepted: see instructions for details.


Application

Download and print the instructions for applying for a PID Star Rating. Application for Stars 1-5