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. With the addition of the Photo Travel Division starting in the fall of 2014, the Club now participates in three divisions (Nature, Projected Image and Photo Travel).
The Club selects PSA competition entries from the ribbon winners from our local Club competitions. Six images (from six different Club members) are submitted to each competition. You will be notified if one of your images has been selected as a entry for any PSA competition. [Note that the same 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 precludes double entry and removes the potential for an image to be in Images of Distinction in two years.]
PSA competitions for the 2014-15 Club year are as follows:
Nature October 15, 2014
January 15, 2015
April 15, 2015
Projected Image November 1, 2014
January 1, 2015
March 1, 2015
May 1, 2015
Photo Travel November 15, 2014
February 15, 2015
May 15, 2015
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.
Any Club photo 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 photo competition submittals are displayed on the Club website once the scoring is received.
Following are links to the Divisions we are competing in.
Nature Division - we are in group B, placing 8th out of 39 clubs in 2013-14.
Projected Image Division - we are in group D, placing 17th out of 25 clubs in 2013-14
Photo Travel Division
Please refer any questions to our PSA Chair - Peter Thibodeau - by going to the Contact Us page under the Information tab.