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December PSA Results

The results from the December PSA competition are in! And our Janine Hodgson won an "Award of Merit" PSA Blue Ribbon for her photograph, The Owl!

The Owl

Our December 2010 PSA Interclub Competition scores are shown below:

  • Bolloon Fiesta, Lou Beaudet, 9 points.
  • Perched Snowy White Egret, Joan Sparks, 9 points.
  • Delta Sunset, Laurel Kaleda, 9 points.
  • Play Time, Joan Sparks, 11 points.
  • Owl, Janine Hodgson, 13 points.
  • Against A Wall, Sara Mitchell, 8 points.

The total club score was 59 points.

"People in Nature" Photo Contest

Contest Image

Enter your images of people out in the natural places they love in Bay Nature's free "People in Nature" photo contest! Winning photos will appear in the tenth anniversary issue of Bay Nature magazine, in January 2011; winners will also receive cash and prizes from Bay Nature and Sarber's Cameras. Visit this link for guidelines:


CPID Creative Individual International Competitions

It is a pleasure to announce that the CPID Creative Individual International Competitions are being conducted once again this year. There will be 3 in all, and include both digital capture and slides. The closing dates for the competitions are Saturday, May 15; Thursday, July 15 and Wednesday, September 15. The competitions are open to all PSA individual members, who are in good standing, free of charge.

A web site (www.mdsg.us/2010_ciic) has been established to manage the competitions as well as providing a convenient means for everyone, on a world-wide basis, to participate. There you will find all the necessary information concerning their conduct as well as serving as the means of submitting digital images. Slides must pre-registered, using the web-site, and mailed according to the instructions contained on the web site.

Each entrant may submit one or two images, which must clearly and obviously display “altered reality” adjustments or montages. Slides are limited to those with 2in x 2in (5cm x 5cm) dimensions. The digital image dimensions cannot exceed 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high/tall and must be in “jpg” format. The “sRGB” color profile is recommended for best projection.

Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as a number of Honorable Mentions. Acceptances will be also be given; however, they are not eligible for use in the PSA Stars or Who's Who Program. The results, along with the winning images, will be posted on the Competitions web site.

Everyone is urged and encouraged to participate in these competitions in order to take advantage of one of the benefits offered by CPID. Not only will you have the opportunity to gain recognition for your own work, but enjoy and learn from the efforts of others. Participation can also serve as a means of providing the motivation to expand your knowledge and skills, in addition to opening new photographic visions and vistas.

For questions, contact Charlie Burke, APSA, PPSA - Director, 2010 Creative Individual International Competitions at nichburke at yahoo dot com.
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