Note: This PSA section of the club website is in the process of undergoing significant changes As of September 14, 2019 all pages except the Gallery page have been updated. Work is continuing on the Gallery page. Please contact Peter Thibodeau if you have questions on the PSA competitions.
Note: The information shown on all PSA pages is available as a downloadable .pdf file in the "Documents and Files to Download Section" under the "Information" tab.
The Cape Fear Camera Club (Club) is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), an international club. PSA conducts interclub photo competitions in seven divisions. Cape Fear Camera Club (CFCC) now participates in three divisions - Nature, Projected Image (Open), and Photo Travel. Each division will conduct three competitions for the 2019-2020 club year.
CFCC uses three internal judges to select PSA competition entries from images submitted in response to an email request for entries from the CFCC PSA Chairperson. The judges are typically from the CFCC Master group and different judges are used for each competition. Six images (from six different club members) are submitted to PSA for each competition. Everyone who has submitted an entry to a particular competition will be notified of the six images selected as a entry for that PSA competition. [Please note that the same image will not be submitted to more that one division. Additionally, prior Image of Distinction images will not be submitted to any PSA competition. These rules preclude double entry and removes the potential for an image to be included in the Images of Distinction exhibition in two years.]
Windows for CFCC member submissions for PSA interclub competitions for the 2019-2020 club year are show on the "How to Submit" page.
PSA Image Scoring - Images in our competition group are scored by another PSA member club who have volunteered to score that competition. The maximum possible score is 15. The top 20% of the scores are eligible for honors. Once the 20% have been selected, the judges select approximately one half for "Honorable Mention", and one half for "Award". Finally, from the "Awards" only, one image is selected as Best of Show.
The CFCC maker of any image receiving an Honorable Mention or Award will be notified and the ribbon awarded at a subsequent Club general meeting. Additionally, all Club photos receiving an Honorable Mention or Award will be automatically included in our Club's Images of Distinction exhibit. All PSA Honorable Mention and Award winning images for the previous three years will be displayed on the CFCC website starting with the 2018-2019 club year.
Following are links to the PSA Divisions in which we compete.
Projected Image Division (Open) - CFCC is in Group C, in 2018-2019 we placed 5th out of 24 clubs.
Nature Division - CFCC is in Group B, in 2018-2019 we placed 19th out of 46 clubs.
Photo Travel Division CFCC is in Group B, in 2018-2019 we placed 11th out of 21 clubs.
Please refer any questions to our PSA Chair - Peter Thibodeau - by sending an email at the Contact Us page under the Information tab.