Photo Travel (PTD)


PTD Historian

Photo Travel Division
Historian


Jean Timmermeister, HonPSA

 

The Photo Travel Division Historian is responsible for collecting, recording, and maintaining information deemed important to the Division. An Annual Report is prepared by the Division Historian for the PSA Historian by December 1 each year. This report covers the time from the end of the previous year's PSA Annual Conference to the end of the present year's Conference, in keeping with the Division Office terms.

 The Division Historian's Annual Report should include lists of:
  • The Division Officers, Directors, and other Officials
  • The Dates these volunteers served 
  • That year's recipients of Division Awards
  • All Division Activities and Competitions for Individuals
  • All Division Activities and Competitions for Clubs
  • Any important changes within the Division (e.g., changes in program or activity requirements or conditions of entry, any motions passed, personnel changes during the year).

History
1969
Photo Travel Division established and founding officers appointed
1970
Three Photo Travel Division Programs presented at PSA International Convention
1972
Travel Slides adopted as new section of PSA International
1972
Van Gelder Award established
1973
First International Photo Travel Slide Exhibition at PSA International Convention 
1974
Requirements for PSA-recognition of International Photo Travel Exhibitions approved       
1975
First Photo Travel Division Stars awarded
1976
Interclub Slide Competition began
1976
Tops in Travel program started
1978
Slide evaluation service began
1984
Permanent Slide Collection established
1984
Photo Travel Slides may include those of North American subjects
1990
Photo Traveler I - V ratings established
1991
Photo Travel Exhibitions expanded to allow two sections (open and North America) with a PSA Gold Medal in each section
1995
Photo Traveler VI - X ratings established
2002
First Photo Travel Print section in PSA International
2007
First Photo Travel Digital section in PSA International
2009
Fees eliminated for Division activities
2012
New Photo travel definition passed by the Board