PID Image of the Year Competition

PID Image of the Year
Competition Director

‚úČ Helmut Foerster

Competition Deadline: July 1



All images by a PSA member that have received a Gold, Silver, or Bronze PSA Medal (whether in an Open or Theme section) in a PSA-recognized PID Exhibition during the previous calendar year are eligible for this free Image of the Year competition. All pictures must be submitted as a digital image.

All eligible entrants will receive an email invitation from the PID Image of the Year Director. This invitation will list the titles of the photos the member has that are eligible. Additionally, there will be instructions regarding how and where to enter online.

Entries for each calendar year of Exhibitions are due by July 1 of the following year and will be judged prior to the PSA Annual Conference. Images are not to be submitted prior to receiving the invitation entry form from the Director. Please check your Spam if you have received a PSA medal last year but did not get an invitation.

This competition is free of charge and does not count towards Who’s Who or PSA star ratings.


Three awards are presented: a First, Second, and Third Place. The plaques awarded for the Image of the Year in both color and monochrome section include the member's name, the title of their winning image, and the award name. For second and third places Silver and Bronze medals will be given. An individual is eligible to win only one Image of the Year award.

The winning images are shown at the PSA Annual Conference, displayed on the PSA web site, and presented in the PSA Journal. The Awards are presented to the winners, if present, at the PID Luncheon at the PSA Annual Conference. Awards are mailed to those who cannot attend the Conference.