Congratulations to Atlanta Photographic Society (APS) members Jim Barbour and Mike Shaefer. They both had winning images in the Photographic Society of America’s (PSA’s) March 2015 Projected Image Division (PID) competition.
Jim Barbour’s “Snow Shower” received an Honors Award.
And Mike Shaefer’s “Learning to Discover” received an Honorable Mention.
Our late Secretary, Bernd Greulich, introduced our club to the PSA competitions last year. And this year Kevin King has taken over as our PSA competition coordinator. Thanks Kevin for the great job you are doing!
Last Year’s 2014 Results
Last year (2013-2014) was APS’s first time participating in the PSA competitions, and we did quite well; APS finished 7th out of 32 competing clubs in our Division (E). The club’s we competed with were from all around the United States, and around the World. In fact, the Chorley Photographic Society, hailing from the United Kingdom, took first place in our Division. Our members’ winning images from last year included:
Blue Pansy by Luis Pita
The Majestic Taj Mahal by Mike Shaefer
Dreaming in White by Enrique Duprat
Elephant Heaven by Mike Shaefer
Ruby Beach by Marth Harich
Praying Mantis by Stan Greenberg
Beginning of a New Day by Mike Shaefer
This Year’s 2015 Competitions
For 2015 we are competing with 24 clubs in Division D, again including the very talented Chorley Photographic Society. Every club enters 6 images (from 6 different members) for each of 4 competitions during the year - November, January, March and May. About 10% of the entries receive an Honors Award and 10% an Honorable Mention, with one image selected for Best in Show for each competition. Judging is conducted by clubs competing in a different division.
An amazing ~120 clubs participate in the PSA’s Projected Image Division competitions. And we all thank Bob Benson, PSA’s volunteer and coordinator of that Division, for his amazing organization of this whirlwind of images, judging and results!
Jim Harrison, APS President