This competition will be open to all LPA members. Each member may submit one image. Anyone who enters an image will have the opportunity to select the images (by vote) that they would like to see compete in the PSA Photojournalism (PJ) Interclub competition. Any image that has been entered in the PSA Photojournalism competition, and has won an Award or HM is not eligible. All winning images for all PSA competitions have been documented in the gallery.
Entries for this competition need to follow the PSA definitions below and members may enter any photojournalism/human interest image. We will use the PSA rules for Photojournalism (PJ). Entries are due online by 11:59pm Monday May 7th.
The PSA Photojournalism Division (PJD) is devoted to recording current events or situations to preserve them for the future. News, features, man and man's environment, human interest . . . . . all are included. The Photojournalism Division provides an opportunity for photographers to learn to capture events effectively (whether for family records, a private collection of historical happenings, or publication) and to share these images with fellow photographers. Photojournalists contribute to the world's archives for future generations.
Photojournalism images shall consist of pictures or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary and spot news. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be considered over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photographs which misrepresent the truth, such as manipulation to alter the subject matter, or situations which are set up for the purpose of photography, are unacceptable in Photojournalism.
Human Interest images depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, or unusual situation.
Some other information:
Sports action does very well in Photojournalism. With Human Interest, there is no sports action.
With Human Interest, it is best to have people as the subject. People with animals can work well also. Animals alone do not usually do well.
There is no photo manipulation allowed. Members may crop, lighten, or darken the image. Images should be in focus.
When entering PSA competitions, the title of an image should always be the same in every competition. In the past, entries have been from both the PJ and Human Interest area of PJ. Anyone who enters will help select six images that will compete in the PSA Photojournalism Interclub Competition.
Nan Carder, PPSA, AS4C