Contest Categories for 2020-2021

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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 competition as long as it meets that monthly category criteria.

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August, 2020 - Images due by August 26
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, 2020 - 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. [...]
Land/Sea/City ScapeSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images that show the places and spaces around us in rural, aquatic or urban environments in which the space, place or elements thereof are the main subject. Images may be of beaches, Night scape's, fields etc. [...]
October, 2020 - 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. [...]
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). [...]
November, 2020 - 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 [...]
CreativeSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
There are no rules or restrictions concerning the origin of any parts of the image. [...]
December, 2020 - 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. [...]
Patterns/TexturesSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
Images which use patterns (a repetition of shapes, lines, or colors) and/or emphasize texture (surface characteristics) to define or describe the main subject matter. [...]
January, 2021 - 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. [...]
WaterSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The main subject must be water, and may be in any of its forms: liquid (stationary or moving, including rain), solid (ice, frost, snow, or hail), or gaseous (mist, fog, or steam). [...]
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, 2021 - 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. [...]
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. [...]
March, 2021 - 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. [...]
Weathered/Worn ItemsSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The Image must include items that are weathered or worn Items. [...]
April, 2021 - 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. [...]
ArchitectureSPECIAL - 1 image, No Comments
The use of buildings, parts of a building or other structures as the main subject. This includes Barns and Rural architecture. [...]
May, 2021 - 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
The image must include one or more flowers as its main subject. Parts of flowers and fields of flowers are permitted. [...]