Results of PSA Judging for Travel Round 3 2016-2017

Friday, June 16, 2017


PSA Travel Interclub Round 3 judging results:

"Vegetable Market in Pisa Peru"        Patricia Deege             12 points

"The Seine at Ile de la Cite"                Mort Frieman              12

"Greek Fisherman"                              Bill Mugg                     11

"Metro"                                               John Nye                     12

"Pier 60 Sunset"                                 Ceasar Sharper             11

"Tunnel Colors at Shenandoah NP"   Wayne Wolfersberger  12

All the scores were strong and VPS came in 7th place. Overall end of season placement after 3 rounds of competition is 6th place out of 20 clubs.

PSA Open (PID) Round 4 Results

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Results of PSA Open (PID) Round 4 Judging at Photography Club of Beaufort in Beaufort, South Carolina:


"House Wren with Harvestman" by Wayne Wofersberger    11 points

"Summer in Burano, Italy" by Ceasar Sharper                          9

"Cayman Iguana" by Mary Ramadan                                     10

"Booth Bay Windjammer" by Bill Mugg                                 11

"Barn Cat in the Window" by Kathleen Furey                           9

"Baby Egrets Squawk Feed Me" by Mary Jane Fish                  9

Total 59 points, unofficial 12th place, overall standings pending.


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 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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