Youth Programs: PSA Youth Photography Showcase
PSA seeks to encourage the newest generations to learn and share the enjoyment of photography. In 1998 the first Outstanding Photographs from the Young Photographers exhibition was selected and shown at the PSA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The exhibit included 55 prints selected from 200 entries from 35 high schools in six states sponsored by eight PSA Chapters and PSA-member clubs and councils. That was the beginning and the PSA Youth Photography Showcase continues to grow.
The PSA Youth Photography Showcase is an annual competition for high school age students through public and private schools, 4H Clubs, Scouts, and other similar groups for this age, including home-schooled youngsters. Youth Photography Showcase entries are accepted only through PSA Chapters and PSA-member clubs and councils.
All PSA Chapters and PSA-member Clubs and Councils are encouraged to serve as sponsors for the Youth Photography Showcase. There are no limits on the number of high schools or organizations that may be sponsored by a PSA group. However, there may be no more than 12 entries from any high school or organization, one for each of the six digital and six print entries. For both digital and print entries, 2 images and 2 prints are allowed in the Choice/Creative Category. Two participating PSA groups cannot receive separate entries from the same school or organization. Entry is free; however, postage must be included if a print entry is to be returned.
Categories for Prints and Digital Images Definitions of each category (updated for 2013)
Each participating chapter, club, or council may select, from each high school or youth organization, six 5” X 7” up to 9” X 12” unmounted prints, two entries in the Photographer’s Choice category and one each for the four remaining categories listed above, in either black and white or color.
Each participating chapter, club, or council may select, from each high school or youth organization, six digital images, no greater than 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high; two entries in the Photographer’s Choice category and one each for the four remaining categories listed above, in either black and white or color.
Clubs should pre-register to avoid having to make multiple entries of their information by using the Club Registration link below.
The Inland Empire Chapter of PSA donates $1000 to the annual PSA Youth Photography Showcase.
The PSA Youth Photography Showcase winners and their images are published each year in the September issue of the PSA Journal.