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The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia is a PSA Member Club. We participate in INTERCLUB competitions with other PSA Member Clubs from all over North America and some from overseas. Interclub is an excellent tool to test how our imagery stands in the world.

The 6 Interclub Competitions are overseen by Interclub Chairs. PGNS holds PSA competition events 4 times each season. The top digital images from each category are sent via the Internet to the Competition Chair.  The top scoring Prints from all five categories are mailed in a special ‘mailer’ to the Competition Host Club.

PGNS competes in 6 INTERCLUB categories:

  1. PID- Projected Image Division – Open – (4 Rounds)
  2. PID- Projected Image Division Creative – (4 Rounds)
  3. Nature Division – (3 Rounds)
  4. Photojournalism Division – (4 Rounds)
  5. Photo Travel Division – (3 Rounds)
  6. Pictorial Print Division (5 categories each round) (4 Rounds)

PSA Volunteers, and Club Reps and volunteers within the Clubs themselves, work hard to make the competitions run as smoothly as possible. When results are in it is nice to have a place to share them.  After PSA NEWS and related items are posted to the main page of the PGNS website they will be placed here on the PSA page of the website for easy reference.  Most of these posts will also be seen on the PGNS FaceBook page, so please find the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia and ‘like’ the page to ‘FOLLOW’ the Guild’s news, upcoming events and so on.

You can check out the Photographic Society of America website.
If you have any questions related to PSA, PSA Individual Membership, PSA Benefits, Conferences, Competitions, please contact Viki Gaul.

Viki Gaul
PSA Representative for PGNS


  • Competition 4

    Competition 4 is happening Sunday evening !


    Yes that is right….and don’t ask me how it happened because I can’t tell you….the time seems to fly by so fast…(except during a snow storm, then it ‘crawls’ by)…haha !
    So the schedule for the evening will include, 4 sections of prints, Large Colour and Mono, and Small Colour and Mono, followed by only 2 digital sections…Open and PJ.
    The highest scoring entries from each of these sections will be sent away to compete in PSA Interclub competitions with other clubs from all over the US and the Uk as well.
    I have ribbons to present to the award winners from the print competitions 2 and 3…as you will see below. It is nice to see the scores that each of the entries got ‘away from home’…
    And is great to be able to congratulate the award winners too!!!!
    There are also a few ribbons back from digital categories, so lots to look forward to!
    Some of you will already know that PGNS is testing a judging system that uses 1-10 instead of 1-5…and that will be an interesting aspect of Competition 4…
    Ok for now….Have a look at the award winners in the attachment….Congrats to all from the
    PSA Club Rep, Viki

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  • PSA Interclub Print Competition

    The Club Standings for the 2015-16 Interclub PRINT Competition year are now in!
    We participated in 4 of the 5 categories and placed 2nd in ALL 4 of them…WOW !!!!

    The St Louis Camera Club placed 1st in all 5 categories….they must be excited about that! I will be sending a note of congratulations to the club and with it will gently say that if they had not participated we would have placed 1st in all 5 categories…?…! (and you can bet on the fact that I pointed out if it were not for them we would be sitting 1st in these categories)…now that is something to be VERY PROUD OF !!!!

    Please find our PGNS FB page and like and comment…thank you!
    Thank you to all who participated in the print competitions this season….GREAT JOB !

    Viki Gaul
    PSA Club Rep

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  • PSA Interclub Competition

    I am pleased to send the PGNS Membership this news….
    The six images we sent to the PSA Interclub competition for Round 2 are in the collage….
    Joyce Chew’s Image claimed 1st place overall….
    Congratulations Joyce, I will be happy to deliver your ribbon as soon as I get my hands on it….?
    Viki Gaul
    PSA Club Rep

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  • PSA Creative Competition


    In the enclosed collage I have included the images we submitted in Round 1 of the Creative Interclub Competition…(these are the 6 that we selected to send ‘AWAY’)

    PGNS is in Group ‘C’ (which has nothing to do with anything but being placed in a group) and of the images we sent two have been given high honours. Jen Fried’s entry received Best of Show and Joyce Chew also got an award (I don’t know which one as yet)…

    The award winners will be gathered at the end of the season to compete against all three Groups in a ‘Final Shootout’ for awards. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for these two images!!!!!

    Congrats to you both for these outstanding CREATIVE entries….

    Viki Gaul
    PSA Club Rep

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  • PSA Interclub Prints Competition

    The Photo Guild of Nova Scotia hosted the 2nd Round of PSA Interclub Prints Competition on Monday January the 3rd.

    As PSA Club Rep, I want to thank the many volunteers who took part in making this event a wonderful success. I especially want to thank Joyce Chew for all her ‘work and dedication’ to the project (Without her I would have been totally lost!). The evening was indeed a great opportunity to see almost 200 prints in 5 categories from all over the US and a club form the UK as well. Those that attended were very impressed with the quality of work and the variety of subjects. Perhaps the most interesting part was to see the Awards and Honourable Mentions chosen, knowing that this is the process that takes place when our own Prints ‘GO AWAY” to represent us at PSA Interclub.

    A hearty THANKS is extended to the to the judges as well…Doug Leahy, Hugh McKervill and
    Eugene Mio….GREAT job !!!!


    Viki Gaul
    PGNS PSA Club Rep

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