Notes For PSA Pictorial Prints Recognition Process

THIS APPLICATION IS ONLY FOR PICTORIAL PRINT RECOGNITION
YOU MUST APPLY SEPARATELY TO OTHER DIVISIONS FOR THEIR RECOGNITION
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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.
   
Entry Form - Conditions of Entry
  A draft of your entry form and Conditions of Entry must be received before your exhibition may receive PSA Recognition. If you offer Monochrome sections it must include the appropriate PSA Pictorial Print Monochrome Definition.
   
  The draft must clearly state that entries in all monochrome sections recognized by PSA Pictorial Print Division must meet the PSA Pictorial Print Monochrome Definition. 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 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.
   
Closing Date
  The closing date must be no more than 14 days before your start of judging. For prints, this date should be on a day when mail delivery is available at the specified address. Closing dates should be considered a "received by" date and not a "post marked by" date.
   
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.
   
EDAS Date
  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
  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.
   
  PLEASE NOTE: This application is only for Pictorial Print Division recognition of sections. If your exhibition intends to offer sections recognized by other Divisions of PSA, you must apply to the Exhibition Standards Directors of those Divisions separately.
   
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.
   
Entry Form - Conditions of Entry
  A draft of your entry form must be received before your exhibition may receive PSA Recognition. Entry form may be a conventional "word processing document", a PDF document, or a HTML web page.
   
  If your exhibition is offering Monochrome Print sections, the draft of your entry form must include the applicable PSA Pictorial Print Monochrome Definition and must clearly state that entries in all Monochrome sections recognized by PSA Pictorial Prints must meet the PSA Pictorial Print Monochrome Definition. 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.
   
Circuits
  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. All acceptances in each judging will be eligible for the appropriate Pictorial Print Star Ratings path.
   
  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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