Contest Categories for 2019-2020

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Note: Any image submitted with a visible Logo, Watermark or copyright, will be disqualified for the month it was submitted. There are no make-up submissions, however the image may be resubmitted without the Logo, Watermark or copyright, in another monthly category as long as it meets that monthly criteria.

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August, 2019 - Images due by August 28
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, 2019 - Images due by September 4
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. [...]
Anything Goes - No Rules but Good tasteSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The intent of this category is to creative. Makers are allowed to use anyone’s textures or clipart. Commercially available actions or brushes are allowed. You need to start with one of your own images. [...]
October, 2019 - Images due by October 9
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. [...]
Black and WhiteSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images in this category must be exclusively in tones of grey ranging from white to black. [...]
November, 2019 - Images due by November 6
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 [...]
CreativeSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
There are no rules or restrictions concerning the origin of any parts of the image. [...]
December, 2019 - Images due by December 4
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. [...]
ColorfulSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Whether the subject is representational or abstract, real or created artificially, the main thrust of the image must be the use of color and how it defines what we view. [...]
January, 2020 - Images due by January 1
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. [...]
Frozen Elements Ice or SnowSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images need to be of a frozen subject or ice or snow [...]
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 [...]
February, 2020 - Images due by February 1
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. [...]
In MotionSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images submitted to the motion category should communicate the fact that the subject of the capture was moving from one location to another in physical space at the time the shutter was pressed. [...]
March, 2020 - Images due by March 1
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. [...]
Inclement WeatherSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Image need to be of inclement weather. [...]
April, 2020 - Images due by April 1
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. [...]
SimplicitySPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Compositional elements must be kept to a minimum in this category, and the ones that are left should be essential for conveying the overall idea of the Image. [...]
May, 2020 - Images due by May 1
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. [...]
Fill the FrameSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images in this category follow the 'get closer' rule more. Framing your subject in such a way that it occupies the majority amount of space in your Image. [...]