Vienna Photographic Society Earns Third Place Finish in PSA Nature 2016-2017 Season

Thursday, May 11, 2017


PSA Nature Interclub competition was judged at East Troy Viewfinders in East Troy, Wisconsin. Images by Bill Mugg, Mary Rabadan, Ceasar Sharper, Carol Shoemaker and Kathrin Swoboda scored 65 points for 6th place in round 3. Kathrin Swoboda received honorable mention for "American Bald Eagle Fresh Catch". 
After 3 rounds of competition against 38 other camera clubs from across the USA, Europe, and Australia, Vienna Photographic Society finished in 3rd place, the highest finish ever attained by VPS in the PSA Interclub competitions!


"Hungry River Otter”                                         Bill Mugg                                10 points
"Great Blue Heron at Sunset”                            Mary Rabadan                         9
"Catfish Dinner”                                                 Ceasar Sharper                       11
"Puffin Family”                                                   Carol Shoemaker                   10
"American Bald Eagle Fresh Catch”                    K. Swoboda                           13 HM
"Great Blue Heron and Siren Salamander"         K. Swoboda                           12
                                                                                                        Total          65        

PSA Open Round 3 Results 2016-2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Results of PSA Open (Projected Image Division) Round 3:

“Blue Water Lily with Texture” by Patricia Deege         11 points   Honorable Mention
“Iceland Gears on the Beach” by David Heagy              9
“By the Window” by Bill Mugg                                     11              Award of Merit
“Assateague Lighthouse” by Mary Rabadan                  9   
“Through the Elevator Window” by Ceasar Sharper    10
“Hummingbird Garden” by Kathrin Swoboda              11              Honorable Mention

Total 61 points for unofficial 4th place (3 way tie) out of 25 clubs.
Overall standings pending but VPS looks strong going into round 4!


PSA Travel Round 2 Results

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


PSA Travel round 2 was judged at Coastal Camera Club in Lewes, Delaware. Vienna Photographic Society came in 10th place for the round and overall current standing of 7th place out of 20 clubs. 

"Taking Home Firewood, Tanzania"   Patricia Deege   11 points

"In Venice"                                          Mort Friedman    9

"Farmer's Barn in Iceland"                  David Heagy        9 

"Budapest at Night"                           Bill Mugg            15 Honorable Mention

"Feeding Pigeons"                              Ceasar Sharper     9

"City Hall, Philadelphia"                      Kathy Swoboda    7


PSA Nature Results of Judging at PSA for Round 2 2016-2017

Monday, February 6, 2017


The PSA Nature Interclub Competition took place at Greater Lynn Photographic Association in Lynn, Massachusetts. Vienna Photographic Society came in 3rd place out of 36 clubs scoring a club record high 69 points. Three VPS members achieved Honorable Mentions (HM). Final overall standings are pending but VPS should have a strong finish heading into the final round.

"Polar Bears Sparring"                      Patricia Deege                  12 HM

"Early Bloomer"                                Kathleen Furey                  12 HM

"Green Frog"                                     Bill Mugg                          10

"Incoming"                                        Ceasar Sharper                 12

"Surfside Diner"                                Kathrin Swoboda.             11

"Thickheaded Fly on Echinacea"       K. Swoboda                      12 HM

The next entry for PSA Nature is in late March. All members are encouraged to participate and help VPS finish strong!


PSA Interclub Competition 2016-2017: Nature, Travel and Open

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Photographic Society of America (PSA) is an organization that offers photographic competitions and activities that span all continents, for both individuals and camera clubs. Vienna Photographic Society has been a PSA club member for many years. As such we are entitled to participate in the PSA Interclub Competitions, which pit clubs from all over the world against one another. Both club honors and individual awards can be achieved.

This season VPS will participate in Open (or Projected Image Division-PID), Nature and Travel categories of the PSA Interclub Competition. All VPS members are encouraged to participate. There are several rounds of competition for each category and deadlines will appear on our club calendar. Entry is via the club website at vpsva.org. We are only able to enter six images for each category. To select which pictures to enter in the Open (or PID), members will vote for their favorite submissions. We will enter the pictures with the most votes into the competition. Judges will select the travel and nature images from those entered that will move on to the PSA.

For more information you can check out the PSA website:

Nature at https://www.psa-photo.org/index.php?divisions-nature-interclub-competition

Travel at https:www.psa-photo.org/index.php?divisions-photo-travel-interclub-competition

Open (PID) at https:www.psa-photo.org/index.php?pid-interclub-competition

Of note are the rules for the Nature and Travel competitions. These categories are reality-based, meaning that nothing can be added or removed from the image except by cropping, and the image must appear natural. Nature images may not have any human elements within the image. This includes buildings, fences, roads, cultivated/ hybrid plants, and domesticated animals.


Kathy Swoboda, PSA Representative

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