Category Archives: Competitons

Silent Essay Competition, Sunday, November 24, 2019

The upload form for the Silent Essay Competition is now open. Because we have a new upload form this year the way you need to prepare your images for the essay has changed. For the better. It is easier this year – really!

The silent essay competition rules are that you can submit up to 12 images in competition format. Each image will be displayed for 6 seconds with a 1 second dissolve between them. The essay itself will be a 1400X1050 video in mp4 format. As the name implies, there is no audio.

You can not produce this essay yourself – it will be created for you. You do not need any app to compete – just upload your images. Everyone’s essay will be consistent with the rules. The images that you use for the silent essay do not limit how you can use those images in other competitions. These images do not count for the “three times” rule and they do not have to be “new” images.

In past years you had to rename your image file names with a sequence number indicating the order you wanted the images to be displayed. You no longer have to do that. Your file names can be anything, no change required. The upload form has 12 “categories” that indicate the sequence. However, the first image title, entered in the upload form, must be what you want the essay title to be. You do NOT have to enter image titles for any of the other images.

Now is the time to start selecting your silent essay images!

Darryl Robertson

Guild/PSA Competition 1, Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hello Guild Members…
Below is the notice for the next competition….note the upload deadline is the 13th.
We hope you enter and participate….and remember you are welcome to attend the competition to view the images and be inspired!!!

PS – small prints can be a max size 8.5×12 and large are a max 16×20
If you have questions email me at

PSA Club Rep, Viki Gaul

CAPA Fall Round Competition Image Uploads

On Sunday, September 8, the CAPA Fall Round competition upload form will become active. The form will close at end of day Sunday, September 22. A few days after the form goes active I will be traveling and will not be available until after the form closes.

If you intend to submit images to this competition you must have a new competition account. Most of you already do. However, do you remember your user ID and password? You might want to try to log in before the upload competition form goes active (the upload page can be viewed) and before I am away, just in case. If you have forgotten your ID I can look it up. If you have forgotten your password I can NOT look that up (it is encrypted), so you will have to set up a new password from the login panel “Lost your password?” link. Any time you log in, please log out (top right Howdy menu) when you want to leave the page!

There are three PDF documents available from the members-only web page: “Competition Uploads”, “Upload Guidelines” and “Upload Login”. I strongly suggest you read all three before you begin uploading your images. You will be given the new members-only password when you renew your membership, but last season’s password will still work for a limited time. Every Guild member uses the same password to access the member-only web page. This is not your competition account password.

Both the Competition Uploads and the Members Only links are available from the top right sidebar of the website.

Darryl Robertson