Contest Categories for 2017-2018

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August, 2017 - Images due by August 23
NatureINTERNET - 2 images + Comments
Restricted to the use of the photo process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation [...]
September, 2017 - Images due by September 6
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
Simsbury Bank CalendarSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The images should be representative of the area and be of a combination of places generally recognizable by residents of the area as well as some not necessarily recognizable places. [...]
October, 2017 - Images due by October 4
TravelREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. [...]
ReflectionsSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Image must include a reflection as its main subject. The reflection may be on any surface, such as water, metal, glass, plastic, even the surface of the eye. [...]
November, 2017 - Images due by November 1
NatureREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
Restricted to the use of the photo process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation [...]
In MotionSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images may be of any subject, and must express movement of the subject. [...]
December, 2017 - Images due by December 6
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
BarnsSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The main subject of the image must be a Barn or Barns or a recognizable portion thereof. The image may contain other objects, but the barn(s) must be prominent in the image. [...]
January, 2018 - Images due by December 13
NatureINTERNET - 2 images + Comments
Restricted to the use of the photo process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation [...]
January, 2018 - Images due by January 3
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
ShadowsSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Image must include a shadow as its main subject. The shadow may be on any surface or object. [...]
February, 2018 - Images due by February 7
CreativeREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The PSA definition of Creative is Altered Reality. The image may be of any subject matter and must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three. [...]
AnimalsSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The main subject of the image must be one or more living members of the animal kingdom. This includes land, air, and water creatures (note that corals are animals). [...]
March, 2018 - Images due by March 7
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
Simplicity (less is more)SPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple…removing the extraneous to reveal the essence of an object, scene, etc. Image must convey the sense or perception of simplicity. [...]
April, 2018 - Images due by April 4
PortraitREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
Image of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. This is done through the use of effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. [...]
ArchitectureSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
This includes single or multiple buildings or parts of buildings, completed or under construction, including windows, doors, roofs, stairways, steeples, towers, domes, etc. Streets, promenades, staircases, and the like can be submitted if they are ... [...]
May, 2018 - Images due by May 2
OpenREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
The major part of each image must have been captured by light sensitivity. Photographs may be modified using digital image editing programs. A scanner may also be used as a camera to capture photographs of objects placed on the scanner glass. [...]
FlowersSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The image must include one or more flowers as its main subject. Parts of flowers and fields of flowers are permitted. [...]