Notes For PSA 3D Division Recognition Process

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Please be sure you have read and understood the latest version of the Exhibition Standards. Requirements periodically change and exhibitions that met the old rules do not necessarily meet the new rules.
Date of Application to Closing Date
  Exhibition's closing date must be 6 months or more from today.
Conditions of Entry
  A draft of your entry form and Conditions of Entry must be received before your exhibition may receive PSA Recognition.
  NOTE WELL: If your Conditions of Entry have been approved in past Exhibitions, do not assume it is correct for the current Exhibition. Be sure to read and pay attention to the current Conditions of Entry Checklist document. Requirements change and not conforming to the current requirements can delay recognition of your Exhibition.
  If your exhibition is also requesting patronage from other organizations, such as FIAP, your entry form may require entries meet the more stringent of the published definitions and must include all applicable definitions.
  The draft may be a conventional "word processing document", a PDF document, or a HTML web page. Paper copies of the draft are not required.
Exhibition Name
  Exhibition names are subject to the approval of the Exhibition Standards Directors to be sure the name is not already being used by another exhibition or can be confused with the name of another exhibition.
Exhibition Email
  The Exhibition email should be the email address that entrants use to submit their entries if exhibition uses email submittal.
Exhibition Website URL
  The Exhibition Website url shpuld be the internet address entrants use to get the exhibition's Conditions of Entry and the exhibition's entry forms. It is also the site entrants should be able to go to to see entry status and information on Accepted Images and Awards. The Exhibition Website should also provide a link to the person(s) an exhibitor can contact to ask questions or report problems.
Closing Date
  If you will be judging on Saturday the 15th then you may wish to close on Monday the 3rd. This way the exhibitor gets the final weekend and the exhibition gets nearly two weeks to process the images, resolve problems, etc.
Report Card Mailing Date
  Schedule your report card mailing date 14 days after the last day of judging. You can mail (or email) report cards earlier but this gives you maximum flexibility to comply with the schedule. Individual report cards must be provide to each entrant. Posting of judging scores on the Exhibition Website does not meet the report card requirements.
  Every PSA recognized exhibition is required to submit an Exhibition Data Acceptance Spreadsheet (EDAS) for each section and judging recognized by PSA. This has been a requirement since 2010. The EDAS is in the form of an EXCEL spreadsheet using the template you need to download from the PSA Exhibitions web site. Instructions for filling out the spreadsheet will be emailed to you as part of the acknowledgement of this application. They are required to be submitted no later than 45 days after completion of your judging.
Catalog Mailing Date
  Use the full 77 days (11 weeks) in the application to do the final mailing of slides, awards and catalogs. You can do the mailing at any time you wish but this gives you maximum flexibility to comply with the schedule requirements.
  Application on following page must be completed and submitted. Go over the application carefully because there are numerous edits to catch any omission of critical data.
Payment of fees
  Payment for Recognition Fee and PSA Medals/Ribbons must be received before PSA Recognition can be granted. If using PayPal, the Director will notify you when to submit your payment.
  PLEASE NOTE: Individual judgings in an exhibition recognized as a Circuit will not be considered independant autonomous exhibitions for Star Ratings and Who's Who purposes and must not be listed as such in the Circuit's Catalog.
  The interval between individual judgings in a Circuit may not exceed 21 Days.
Thank You For Your Assistance
  These requirements are mandated by PSA's Exhibition Standards document.
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