PSA Interclub Competition Round 1 Results

Monday, December 9, 2019


PSA Open (Projected Image Division)

Round 1 was judged at Synergy in the United Kingdom. VPS scored 54 points placing 8th out of 26 clubs. Bill Mugg, Gloria Spellman and Kathrin Swoboda received honorable mentions.

"Spiral Staircase"                                   Kathleen Furey     9 points

"Casablanca Sunrise"                              Bill Mugg.          10   HM

"Laughing Cow"                                      Gary Perlow        7 

"The White Room"                                   Lori Saunders     8

"Dreamy Daisies"                                   Gloria Spellman   10   HM

"Ruby-throated Hummingbird"                Kathrin Swoboda  10   HM 



PSA Travel

Round 1 was judged at Norths Photographic Society in Sydney, Australia. VPS scored 61 points placing 1st out of 4 clubs. Bill Mugg won honorable mention.

"Man from Old Fez"                                 Bill Mugg               11 points HM

"Six Bridges"                                          Gary Perlow           11

"Canadian Rockies by Midnight"                Glenn Mai             11

"A Double Rainbow at Oxbow Bend"        Wayne Wolfersberger 10

"Dune Hike"                                          Lori Saunders           9

"Early Morning View"                              Paul Laurenza          9



PSA Nature

Round 1 was judged at Jiahue Elite Photography Association Club in Canada. VPS scored 53 points placing 14th out of 21 clubs. 

"Eye to Eye"                                            Gloria Spellman      11 points

"Ottowa Canyob"                                      Gary Perlow           10

"Puffins on Parade"                                   Bill Mugg                9

"Common Tern Courtship"                         Kathrin Swoboda     9

"Sunset Dunes"                                        Lori Saunders         8

"Lotus Bud with Vine"                               Kathleen Furey        7




PSA Open (PID) Images Selected for Round 1

Friday, November 8, 2019


The following 6 images were selected by a member vote via the website with image authors blinded.

They will represent VPS in the upcoming  first round of the PSA Open (PID) interclub competition.

"Spiral Staircase"                      Kathleen Furey

"Casablanca Sunrise"                Bill Mugg

"Laughing Cow"                        Gary Perlow

"The White Room"                    Lori Saunders

"Dreamy Daisies"                     Gloria Spellman

"Ruby-throated"                       Kathrin Swoboda

The slideshow is here.


PSA Travel Images Selected for Round 1

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


The following 6 images have been selected by a member vote via the website with image authors blinded and have been entered into the first round of the PSA Travel interclub competition. The images must follow the PSA Travel definition and rules.

"Early Morning View".                                    Paul Laurenza

"Canadian Rockies by Moonlight"                    Glenn Mai

"Man from Old Fez"                                       Bill Mugg

"Six Bridges"                                                Gary Perlow

"Dune Hike"                                                 Lori Saunders

"A Double Rainbow at Oxbow Bend"               Wayne Wolfersberger

Slideshow can be seen here.



PSA Nature Images Juried into Round 1

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


The following images have been selected by advanced VPS photographers Kathleen Furey, Lori Saunders and Gloria Spellman judging via the website with image authors blinded. Judges who entered images into the competition could not judge their own images. The images must follow the PSA Nature definition and rules. 

"Lotus Bud with Vine"               Kathleen Furey

"Puffins on Parade".                  Bill Mugg

"Ottowa Canyon"                      Gary Perlow

"Sunset Dunes"                        Lori Saunders

"Eye to Eye"                             Gloria Spellman

"Common Tern Courtship"         Kathrin Swoboda

Slideshow is here.


PSA Interclub Competitions 2019-2020: Nature, Open and Travel


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 (aka Projected Image Division-PID), Travel and Nature categories of the PSA Interclub Competition. All VPS members are encouraged to participate. There are 3 rounds of competition for each category and deadlines will appear on our club calendar. Entry is via the club website at VPS may only enter six images for each category and only 1 image from each photographer. To select which pictures to enter in the Open (or PID) and Travel, members will vote for their favorite submissions. We will enter the pictures with the most votes into the competition. A panel of 3 judges will select the nature images from those entered that will move on to the PSA.

Deadlines: October 20, January 19 and March 22 for PSA Nature, Open and Travel.

IMPORTANT: PSA Nature and PSA Travel are reality-based, meaning that nothing can be added or removed from the image (excluding sensor dust spots) except by cropping, and the image must appear natural. Nature images may not have any human elements within the image with rare exceptions. Human elements include buildings, fences, roads, cultivated/ hybrid plants, and domesticated animals. A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.

Image size has increased to 1400px x 1050px.

Joan Axilbund, PSA Rep. for PSA Open (Projected Image Division)

Val Chebakin, PSA Rep. for PSA Travel 

Kathrin Swoboda, PSA Rep. for PSA Nature


George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon


Vienna Photographic Society will again participate in the Glennies, an “international all-nature club competition of digital images known for its diversity of subjects which range from animals to botany to landscapes. In the animal categories, birds and mammals are usually well represented, but each year about a third of the entries are invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians or marine & freshwater life.” The PSA nature rules will apply. Each club can enter only 10 images with no more than 2 by each maker. Entry will open in mid-January at

Kathrin Swoboda



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