Contest Categories for 2022-2023

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September, 2022 - Images due by September 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. [...]
In MotionSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images should depict motion through the use of motion blur. [...]
NatureINTERNET - 2 images + Comments
INTERNET NATURE competitions will be evaluated by a panel of judges on-line. These extra competitions are designed to help increase available selections for club submissions to outside Nature contests. The rules are the same as for regular Nature competitions which you can review by clicking on this link: View full Nature Regular Category Definition [...]
October, 2022 - Images due by October 1
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. [...]
HumorSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images should evoke a smile or even laughter and may involve humans, animals or inanimate objects such as ironic combinations of large and small or old and new. [...]
November, 2022 - 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 [...]
SimplicitySPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
These images strive to eliminate extraneous distractions. [...]
December, 2022 - Images due by December 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. [...]
Leading LinesSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images should feature lines (straight or curved) that guide the viewers eye to a point of interest. [...]
January, 2023 - 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. [...]
AbstractsSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Creating an abstract image may require stretching your imagination and trying in camera or post processing tools that you may have heretofore avoided. Start with any photographic image of your own making and take it to a less real or totally abstract place. [...]
NatureINTERNET - 2 images + Comments
INTERNET NATURE competitions will be evaluated by a panel of judges on-line. These extra competitions are designed to help increase available selections for club submissions to outside Nature contests. The rules are the same as for regular Nature competitions which you can review by clicking on this link: View full Nature Regular Category Definition [...]
February, 2023 - Images due by February 1
Creative - HybridREGULAR - 2 images + Comments
For Hybrid category, you can submit 2 Creative images or 1 Creative and 1 Open image. 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. [...]
Street PhotographySPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Street photography is a genre of photography that records everyday life in a public place. [...]
March, 2023 - 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. [...]
InsectsSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
You know - bugs. Flying or "creepy-crawly" insects, large and small, alone or in groups are all fair subject choices. [...]
April, 2023 - Images due by April 1
Portrait - HybridREGULAR - 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. For this hybrid category, you can submit 2 Portrait images or 1 Portrait and 1 Open image. [...]
Night PhotographySPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images must be obtained outdoors between dusk and dawn. They may include natural phenomena such as the moon and stars or man made scenes such as cityscapes and car light trails. Light painting is allowed, but a simple flash photo obtained after dark is not. [...]
May, 2023 - 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. [...]
FlowersSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Blooms, singular or in bunches, cultivated or wild, in a field or macro are all allowed. [...]