End of Year Results 2022

End of year competitions

Judges: Mandarine Montgomery and Christopher Ian

Best Print

Vicki Moritz - Acheron tree

1st – Vicki Moritz – Acheron tree
2nd – John Noble – Black Shouldered Kite nest building
3rd – Tim Keane – September Blossom

Best Colour EDI

Rebecca Kashyap - Path to Fuji san

1st – Rebecca Kashyap – Path to Fuji san
2nd – Sim Chong – Sand Forest Explorers
3rd – Felix Shparberg – Flying food

Best Monochrome EDI

Trace O'Rourke - Isolated

1st – Trace O’Rourke – Isolated
2nd – John Crawford – High Fashion Hire Wire
3rd – Sim Chong – Hallway

Best Creative EDI

Sim Chong - Alone

1st – Sim Chong – Alone
2nd – Trace O’Rourke – Home Made
3rd – Steve Hilton – Eggsistential Crisis

Aggregate awards

Open Print – Advanced

1st – Vicki Moritz – 22 points
2nd – Felix Shparberg – 18 points
3rd – Trace O’Rourke – 15 points

Open Print – Intermediate

1st – John Noble – 22 points
2nd – Jenny Hartman – 17 points
3rd – Jennifer Sui – 15 points

Set Subject EDI – Advanced

1st – Sim Chong – 23 points
2nd – Jen Fawkes – 16 points
3rd – Steve Hilton – 14 points

Set Subject EDI – Intermediate

1st – Jennifer Sui – 20 points
2nd – John Crawford – 17 points
3rd – Colleen Singleton – 16 points

Open EDI – Advanced

1st – Rebecca Kashyap – 22 points
2nd – Dianne Willis – 21 points
3rd – Alan Bennett – 16 points

Open EDI – Intermediate

1st – Jim Thorne – 16 points
1st – Jennifer Sui – 16 points
1st – Leanne Poole – 16 points

Creative EDI

1st – Sim Chong – 7 points
1st – Jennifer Sui – 7 points
1st – Helen Warnod – 7 points

Top Scorer (across all sections and groups)

Jennifer Sui – 58 points

President’s trophy

Phillip Harris - Happiness
Phillip Harris – Happiness

Monthly competitions in 2023

February – Scapes

Judge: Barry Feldman
Entries due: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Judged: Tuesday 7 February 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image featuring an expansive view. Generally a scape could be defined as a “vista” or a “broad view” of the subject.
Landscape – A landscape is a picture of natural inland scenery displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals and even part of the sea provided that none of these dominate the picture.
Seascape – A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study or a picture of the open sea. People, boats and items related to these may be present as incidental items in the picture.
Cityscape – The urban equivalent of a landscape, a cityscape depicts the built form and shape of a city or town (or one of its parts) through general or broad views of buildings and/or streets. Architectural detail images of one or more buildings are not considered cityscapes.
(Vigex 2022 definition)

March – Shadows (monochrome)

Judge: Theo van der Meulen
Entries due: Tuesday 7 February 2023
Judged: Tuesday 7 March 2023
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: The shadow(s) is the main feature and the cause of the shadow may be included but must not be dominant.
(modified from SAPF)

April – Motion/movement

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 7 March 2023
Judged: Tuesday 4 April 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: This subject covers the full range of techniques to indicate the state of moving including Intentional Camera Movement, long exposure and light trails
[1] Of people – encompassing, but not limited to, dancing, ballet, sport, callisthenics or gymnasium.
[2] Of things – an image in which our visual sense tells us that the subject is moving eg waterfalls, panning traffic, motor sports.
[3] Of fauna – capturing all forms of movement on land, in water and in the air. The sense of motion may be added in post processing
(modified from APJA & SAPF)

May – In the City

Judge: David Norris
Entries due: Tuesday 4 April 2023
Judged: Tuesday 2 May 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images taken in any major city of the world. The image must include iconic, characteristic, distinctive and recognisable physical features although it is not necessary the image identify the exact location. Images that predominantly or exclusively depict people and their activities must illustrate a distinctive aspect of the city, country, region or continent. There are no limitations on processing techniques.
(Partially taken from the PSA 2023 travel definition)

June – Portrait (Human or Animal)

Judge: Craig Wetjen
Entries due: Tuesday 2 May 2023
Judged: Tuesday 6 June 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Where the character of the subject/subjects or the character being portrayed by the subject is made evident by suitable lighting, pose or expression. Costume, props or scenery are acceptable aids.
(SAPF)

July – Macro / Close-up

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 6 June 2023
Judged: Tuesday 4 July 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that shows a subject closer and in more detail than we are used to seeing in everyday life.

August – Autumn

Judge: Mario Mirabile
Entries due: Tuesday 4 July 2023
Judged: Tuesday 1 August 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image in which the dominant content is associated with the season of Autumn.
(APJA)

September – Cemeteries (monochrome)

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 1 August 2023
Judged: Tuesday 5 September 2023
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images taken in a cemetery. There are no limitations on editing.

October – A pop of colour

Judge: Jose Aguiar
Entries due: Tuesday 5 September 2023
Judged: Tuesday 3 October 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image where the main feature/subject is a dominant colour.

November – Plants and Fungi

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 3 October 2023
Judged: Tuesday 31 October 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images of plant life. Plants include flowers, trees and in this case fungi (which are not formally plants). There are no limitations on editing eg this is not following the nature definition.

December – End of year

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 31 October 2023
Judged: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
Creative EDI
President’s trophy

November 2022 ‘At the beach’ results

Judge: Ian Rolfe

Set subject EDI

Colleen Singleton - Anticipation
Intermediate: Colleen Singleton – Anticipation

Alan Bennett - Beach boat and sun set
Advanced: Alan Bennett – Beach boat and sun set

Open EDI

Leanne Poole - Icycle
Intermediate: Leanne Poole – Icycle

Dianne Willis - Searching Juv Spotted Harrier
Advanced: Dianne Willis – Searching Juv Spotted Harrier

Open Print

Jenny Sui - An adorable lemur
Intermediate: Jenny Sui – An adorable lemur

Helen Warnod - Omo women dance
Advanced: Helen Warnod – Omo women dance

Set subject definition:

An image in which a view of the beach or surrounds predominates, including activities that occur at the beach.

October 2022 ‘Book or film title’ results

Judge: Ricardo da Cunha

Set subject EDI

Jenny Sui - The Lion King
Intermediate: Jenny Sui – The Lion King

Jill Shaw - Charlottes web
Advanced: Jill Shaw – Charlottes web

Open EDI

Jim Thorne - Fly away
Intermediate: Jim Thorne – Fly away

Sim Chong - Sand Forest Explorers
Advanced: Sim Chong – Sand Forest Explorers

Open Print

Jenny Sui - Silvereye feeding
Intermediate: Jenny Sui – Silvereye feeding

Vicki Moritz - Acheron tree
Advanced: Vicki Moritz – Acheron tree

Creative
Trace O'Rourke - Home Made>
Trace O’Rourke – Home Made

Set subject definition:

Illustrating the title of a published book or commercially released film. The title of the image is to be the title of the book or film.

It is not intended for text of the title of the book or film to be included as you would see on a book cover or movie poster. Use of text within the image is discouraged. Text generated by a licensed font is acquired content and not permitted.

End of year competition 2022

Entries for our end of year competition are due on Tuesday 25 October 2022. This is a best of images entered throughout the year, members select from their previous entries to enter the end of year competition sections:

  • Two images for Open Print (prints from 2020 and 2021 are also eligible)
  • Two images for Colour EDI
  • Two images for Monochrome EDI
  • One image for Creative EDI

The entry must have been entered into a 2022 monthly competition (see below regarding prints) and in the same format. Colour EDI and Monochrome EDI images were entered in the Open EDI and Set Subject EDI sections, Creative EDI images were entered in the Creative EDI section.

As our print sections were interrupted during 2020 and 2021 and we did not have a print section in the end of year competition for those years, these prints are eligible for the 2022 end of year competition.

Select your entries through the Competition upload system. As well as selecting your print entries in the upload system, also ensure that your print entries are placed in the print box on Tuesday 25 October 2022 at our November competition night.

The subject for the President’s Trophy is “Happiness” with your entry due on Wednesday 15 November 2022, this is to be uploaded via the competition upload system.

September 2022 ‘Railway study’ results

Judge: Gary Smith

Set subject EDI

John Crawford - Outward Bound
Intermediate: John Crawford – Outward Bound

Sim Chong - Tea is always hot
Advanced: Sim Chong – Tea is always hot

Open EDI

Michael Bucklow - Arise
Intermediate: Michael Bucklow – Arise

Sim Chong - Horsham Bridge
Advanced: Sim Chong – Horsham Bridge

Open Print

Colleen Singleton - Standing Tall
Intermediate: Colleen Singleton – Standing Tall

Trace O'Rourke - Road from Hotham
Advanced: Trace O’Rourke – Road from Hotham

Set subject definition:

This is to include object or person that is easily recognizable as belonging to a railway.

PSA Interclub 2021-22 Final Results

The final results for the PSA Interclub competitions for 2021-22 are in and we have done quite well for our first time entering:

Division Group Total points Standing
Open F 177 3rd
Creative B 201 1st
Nature C 182 9th
Travel B 172 1st
Photojournalism B 178 3rd

Clubs start out in the lowest group in each division and the top clubs are automatically moved up to the next level for the following year. As can be seen we will be moving up a few groups, however the division are slightly different for the 2022-2023 year.

In addition the images in each round that received a merit are judged again to determine the best of show images. Congratulations to Vicki and Xiaobo for these images which received an honourable mention in the end of year:

Vicki Moritz - Family Portrait
Vicki Moritz – Family Portrait

Xiaobo Yu - Beijing Front Gate
Xiaobo Yu – Beijing Front Gate

All of our entries can be viewed in our PSA Interclub 2021-22 galleries.

August 2022 ‘Animals/Pets’ results

Judge: Stella Loftus-Hills

Set subject EDI

John Crawford - Cottontop Tamarin
Intermediate: John Crawford – Cottontop Tamarin

Steve Hilton - Pepe
Advanced: Steve Hilton – Pepe

Open EDI

Nihal Basnayake - Moon and Light Trails
Intermediate: Nihal Basnayake – Moon and Light Trails

Tim Keane - Bark Painting
Advanced: Tim Keane – Bark Painting

Open Print

Jenny Hartman - Afternoon Meeting
Intermediate: Jenny Hartman – Afternoon Meeting

John Noble - Lake Eyre mound springs
Advanced: John Noble – Lake Eyre mound springs

Creative EDI

Helen Warnod - On the sandy shores
Helen Warnod – On the sandy shores

Set subject definition:

An image of living animals, birds or insects either confined or in their natural environment. Studio style images of animals are acceptable.