Photographic Society Of America

Youth Photography Showcase
2015 PSA Youth Photography Showcase Information And Instructions
Goal
The goal of the PSA Youth Photography Showcase is to involve the Society, its Chapters, Clubs, Councils, and PSA members in the promotion and education of photography among young people, especially within the Society's area of influence by highlighting outstanding photographs from high school age students in public and private schools, 4H Clubs, and from home schooled individuals. Entries are limited to sixteen entries, 8 prints and 8 digital images, from any one school.

Participation
All PSA chapters, PSA member camera clubs, and PSA member camera club councils participating in annual selection of youth photographs with schools and 4H groups are invited to submit entries. Only entries submitted by designated representatives of each PSA chapter, member club, or member council will be accepted.

Student
Eligibility
This contest is open to all students or 4H members worldwide whose ages are 13 through 18 and ATTENDING high school or its equivalent. This is an excellent opportunity for those eligible students to share their work across all boundaries and receive recognition for their efforts.

Calendar
All entries must be received by the Youth Photography Showcase Director no later than April 30, 2015.

PSA Sponsorship
All PSA Camera Clubs, Chapters and Councils are encouraged to serve as sponsors for the Youth Showcase. There are no limits on the number of high schools that may be sponsored by an organization. However, there may be no more than 16 entries from any high school, one for each of the 8 digital categories and 8 entries in prints. For both the digital images and the prints, 2 entries are allow in the Color Photographer's Choice and the Monochrome Photographer's Choice categories. (SEE CATEGORIES BELOW.)

Awards 1. A "Best of Show - Print" or "Best of Show - Digital" plaque, a $350.00 award and a PSA Youth Membership will go to the top image in each section..

2. A $175.00 award and a PSA Youth Membership will go to the other four First Place category images in each section.

3. A $50.00 award to the Second Place image in each category for both prints and digital sections.

4. A $25.00 award to the Third Place image in each category for both prints and digital sections.

category for both prints and digital sections.

5. The six First Place prints and the six First place Digital images, along with each maker's photo and biography, will included be in the September, 2015, issue of the PSA JOURNAL.

6. The six First Place prints and digital images in each category will be displayed on PSA's website.

7. The six Second Place and Third Place prints and digital images in each category will be displayed on PSA's website as well as the three Honorable Mention digital images and prins in the Choice category.

8. The next five 25% or so prints will be exhibited at the 2015 West Yellowstone, Montana, PSA Conference.

9. The next five 25% or so digital images will be shown, along with the prints, at a Youth Showcase program during the PSA Conference. All students with accepted images will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Categories The 6 categories for both prints and digital images are:

(1) Architecture (1 print and 1 digital image allowed)

(2) People and/or Animals (1 print and 1 digital image allowed)

(3) Scapes (1 print and 1 digital image allowed)

(4) Photojournalism (1 print and 1 digital image allowed)

(5) Color Photographer's Choice or Creative (2 prints and 2 digital images allowed)

(6) Monochrome Photographer's Choice or Creative (2 prints and 2 digital images allowed)

Click here for the definitions of each category.

Print
Entries
From each high school or youth organization, each participating chapter, club, or council may select six 5" X 7" up to 9" X 12" unmounted photographs or digital 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.

A participating PSA chapter, club, or council can work with any number of schools or youth organizations, i.e. high school class and 4H Club. Two participating PSA groups cannot receive separate entries from the same school or organization.

Download the print rules.

Download a print entry form (PDF).

Download a print entry form (Word).

Digital
Entries
From each high school or youth organization, each participating chapter, club, or council may select six digital images: two entries in the Photographer's Choice category and one each in the four remaining categories listed above. The images can not be any greater than 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high; one from each category listed above, in either black and white or color.

A participating PSA chapter, club, or council can work with any number of schools or youth organizations, i.e. high school class and 4H Club. Two participating PSA groups cannot receive separate entries from the same school or organization.

It is best to store a copy of the images to be submitted into a single folder, preferably on your computer's main drive, before getting started.

Download sponsor workflow information.

Download sponsor worksheet (Word).

Download sponsor worksheet (PDF).

Submit club registration

Submit student digital images

Youth
Photography
Showcase
Director
Kathleen Z. Braun
FPSA, PPSA
300 Lake Shore Road
Grafton, WI 53024 USA
Email Address:
youth-photography-showcase-director@psa-photo.org

Phone: 1-262-375-1829