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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


  • At the November 12th Competition…


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  • Competition 1, Monday, September 10, 2018

    Thank you to all who entered the first competition of the season and helped us to select the images that will represent us in ‘Interclub’ competitions Round 1, in all the categories we are signed up for…(through our Club Membership with the Photographic Society of America). 👏🏻

    Wish us luck with what looks like a great CUB ENTRY !!!!


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  • Guild/PSA Competition 1, Monday, September 10, 2018

    I know this might seem a bit ridiculous, but here we are, at the beginning of the 2018-19 season already! I won’t ask where the summer went, because I know you don’t know either….😕

    Wednesday the 5th is the Guild Opener, followed by the 1st Competition on the 10th…with an upload deadline of Sept 3rd. I encourage everyone to enter the digital categories listed for this competition, as well as the Print Categories.

    The highest scoring images, in each of the categories from this Guild/PSA Competition, will be sent as our Club entry to INTERCLUB Competitions at other PSA Clubs across North America and the UK. I am looking forward to uploading our images again this season on the Guild’s behalf…. We are well known and respected for our entries!!! If anyone is interested in helping with Club Rep duties please contact me…

    “Happy Image Making to All”….
    Viki Gaul, PSA Club Rep for PGNS

    Open (any subject), Nature, Photojournalism, Photo Travel (see the rules or ask by return email), Creative (see the rules – can be done ‘in camera’ or by use of layers in post processing)

    Small Colour, Small Mono (max 8×12 inches)
    Large Colour, Large Mono (max 16×20 inches)

    Rules – or see the Blue Book in the Members Only section of the website.

    Each digital image should be submitted in the following format:

    • Images must be submitted as JPEGs.
    • Use maximum image quality. (12 in Photoshop)
    • Convert files to sRGB colour space if required.
    • Images must be in the proper orientation for viewing when projected.
    • The maximum image size is 1400 x 1050, (width x height). Vertical images can have a maximum height of 1050 pixels tall.
    • Image file names are required…like – Arctic Fox on the Run
    • And photos should not have the author’s name on the image.
    • Please read the Upload Guidelines PDF

    Hope this is helpful…please feel free to ask questions by sending an email to any one of the executive team listed on the PGNS Website. Please do so well in advance of the upload deadline!


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  • 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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