How does this competition work?

This competition comprises of two distinct sections:

Section 1: Junior Club Members

The main purpose of this competition is to create an opportunity for club members who do not yet feel ready for National Salons to compete in a national competition with their peers.

Anyone who is a member of an affiliated PSSA club and is a 1 to 3 Star worker is eligible to enter this section of the competition. Although a person may be still a scholar and under the age of 19, despite there being a section for “Scholars”, if said scholar is a member of a PSSA affiliated club and has been rated at that club between 1 to 3 Stars, they may not enter the Scholar Section of this competition but must enter in Section 1 only.

Section 2: Scholars
The main purpose of this competition is to create an opportunity for scholars to compete in an external competition to any that are run within the schools and to compete with their peers throughout South Africa.

This section is reserved ONLY for those who are scholars
- at a recognised scholastic institution and are not older than 19 years of age - or are home based schooled and are not older than 19 years of age
- and are not members of a PSSA affiliated club.

An invitation will be posted on the home page of this website annually inviting participation.

 

Eligibility


SECTION 1 – JUNIOR

A junior is a person:
-  Who is a 1 – 3 star photographer at a PSSA affiliated club
-  Who need not be a member of PSSA
-  Who does not hold any honours titles from PSSA and who is not in the process of applying for any honours titles with PSSA.

If the person has been promoted within two months from 3 to 4 Star, they may enter but only with images they submitted up to 3 Star. The integrity of the photographer is relied upon in this instance.

SECTION 2 – SCHOLAR
A scholar is a person:
-  Who is presently attending a scholastic institution or is being home based schooled
-  Who is not older than 19 years at the 29 April 2017
-  Who need not be a member of PSSA
-  Who does not hold any honours titles from PSSA and who is not in the process of applying for any honours titles with PSSA

 

Awards

PSSA Bronze Medals will be awarded for:
Best Nature photograph in Section 1 (Junior)
Best Pictorial photograph in Section 1 (Junior)
PSSA Bronze Medals will be awarded for:
Best Open digital camera photograph in Section 2 (Scholar)
Best Open cell phone photograph in Section 2 (Scholar)

 

Categories

SECTION 1 – JUNIOR (1 Star to 3 Star) at a PSSA Affiliated Club
A: Nature and Wildlife (refer definition below) - Colour and Monochrome
B: Open - Colour and Monochrome
SECTION 2 – SCHOLAR
C: Open (Digital cameras) - Colour and Monochrome
D: Open (Cell phone cameras) - Colour and Monochrome

 

Judging

Presented images will be adjudicated via live judging by 3 nominated judges. Each image will be judged by 3 judges out of a total of 15 points per judge. The sum of the 5 scores will represent the final score out of a total of 45. If two or more of the adjudicators reject an image as not conforming to the definition of the specific category or has been entered into the incorrect section, the image will be disqualified. In the case where a single adjudicator rejects an image, the image will be accepted and his score will be taken as the average of that awarded by the remaining two adjudicators.

 

Results & Catalogue

Entrants will be advised of results by email. Results are also published under the Results tab on this web site.

 

Competition closing dates

This competition happens twice a year, the closing dates of which can be found under the Salons tab.

 

Competition Convenor

Anne d'Oliveira 083 325 0478