Photographic Society of America
Photojournalism Division

PJD Quarterly Competitions
PJD Quarterly Competition Images Submission
Information and Instructions

Individual membership in the Photographic Society of America (PSA) is required to enter the PJD Quarterly Competitions. Click here to obtain information and an application for PSA membership.

Registration If your name is not on the list, you must register before participating.

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Select a competition closing date, shown below, to submit your images.

Entry Fees These competitions are open, free of charge, to all individual PSA members, who are in good standing, as one of their many membership benefits.

Photojournalism Images

The individual competition is only open to PSA members. The entrant must be the full owner of all rights of the submitted works.

Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to full monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. When Human Interest is specified, those images depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation, excluding sports action.

In order to help promote new work, this activity is for images that have never been accepted into a PSA-­recognized exhibition.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own and permits PSA to reproduce all or part of the entered material on their website.


There will be two categories in each session. One category will be: Open PJ and the second will be a themed PJ category, announced before each session. Each Entrant can enter Four Different Images in each category for a maximum of eight images per session. This competition is conducted as a fun/learning event and DOES NOT HAVE ACCEPTANCES FOR STAR RATINGS.


The required maximum horizontal dimension is 1400 pixels and maximum vertical dimension is 1050 pixels. Smaller images are acceptable. All images in .jpg format.

File Names It is not necessary to re-name your image file; that will be done for you automatically.

Color Profile Saving your files files using the sRGB color profile is recommended as it is optimum for the projection conditions used in judging.


First, Second, Third place and HM ribbons will be sent to the winners in each contest and may be displayed on the PSA website. At the end of the year all of the ribbon winning images will be judged to get First, Second, and Third place medals for the year.

Zoran Dordevic
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