Upload your salon images (preferred) or email them.
No currently open salon.
Salons are typically open for digital submissions from
the 1st to the 15th of each month.
Next salon opens 10/1/2020
Assigned topic is 'Blue with Green'
Club choice topic is 'PSA Creative'
There are 2 ways to get your digital images submitted for our next salon:
1. The preferred method is to upload your
images directly into our database.
This method does not require renaming your image files, and allows you to review and even
change your selections at any time prior to the closing date of the salon.
Just click the Upload button below to get started.
2. If you have difficulty uploading your images, you may
email your images by clicking the button below to send an email with your attached files.
With this method, it's important to
follow the file naming convention
described in the Key Points below.
Try this button if the one above doesn't open an email* window:
*Different email servers may prefer one method or the other. If niether of the buttons above opens an email window, please use your email program directly.
There are six categories: Assigned (AS), Nature Avian (NA),
Nature Non-Avian (NN), Open Avian (OA),
Open Non-Avian (ON) and Club Choice (CC).
These Key Points are provided for guidance, but they are superseded by the Competition Rules, as detailed in the following
link: Salon Competition Rules (pdf)
From our Competition Rules:
"The distinction between Nature Non-Avian and Nature Avian
categories will depend on the existence and significance of a bird or birds in the image.
When one or more birds function as the main feature, as a significant feature or as a supporting
feature of the image, the image must be entered in the Nature Avian category.
Otherwise, if the image does not contain a bird, or a bird is present but does not
add to the intended interest of the image, the image must be entered in
the Nature Non-Avian category."
"The distinction between Open Non-Avian and Open Avian categories will depend
on the existence and significance of a bird or birds in the image. When one or more birds
function as the main feature, as a significant feature or as a supporting feature of
the image, the image must be entered in the Open Avian category.
Otherwise, if the image does not contain a bird, or if a bird is present but does not
add to the intended interest of the image, the image may be entered in
the Open Non-Avian category."
"Rules for the Assigned Topic Category are the same as for
the Open Non-Avian
Category (or Open Avian if the assigned subject happens to involve birds) except
that the dominant feature of the entry must be the assigned subject.
The subject for an Assigned Topic will be announced for that competition.
Entries may be disqualified if, in the opinion of the Competition Coordinator
or the Competition Judge, the image does not meet the category definition."
"Rules for the Club Choice category are listed below for each genre. Entries may be
disqualified if, in the opinion of the Competition Coordinator or the Competition Judge, the
image does not meet the category definition. In a given Salon month, members may submit
images fitting the current Club Choice (CC) genre to both the CC category and
the Open Non-Avian (ON) category."
Scapes – This is an Open category with the primary subject a Landscape, Seascape, or
You may submit up to 4 entries.
You can place the 4 images in 4 of the 6 categories (1,1,1,1).
You can place the 4 images in 3 of the 6 categories (2,1,1).
Example for 4 Images in 3 of the 6 categories:
(1,2,1): 1 image in Assigned, 2 images in Open Non-Avian and 1 image in Open Avian.
You can place the 4 images in 2 of the 6 categories (2,2).
Example for 4 Images in 2 of the 6 categories:
(2,2): 2 images in Assigned, 2 images Club Choice.
All entries should be photographs that have been taken within the last 18 months (†).
All Nature Non-Avian and Nature Avian images shall adhere to the PSA Nature definition.
For best presentation, both at the meeting and on the website, you should resize your images to a maximum of 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high at a resolution of 200 ppi before submitting them. The color space should be sRGB. If your files are currently Adobe RGB you should CONVERT them to sRGB. Resharpen after resizing as you desire.
If you are exporting the images from Adobe Lightroom, be sure that the meta data is included.
IF EMAILING YOUR IMAGES: (not required if using method 1 above)
Don't forget to rename your image files to the following form: AA_BB_Title_of_the_entry.jpg
where AA = your initials, BB = the category
(AS-Assigned, NA-Nature Avian, NN-Nature Non-Avian, OA-Open Avian, ON-Open Non-Avian, CC-Club Choice)
followed by the title of the entry.
Please use the UNDERLINE CHARACTER _ INSTEAD OF SPACES.
So for example if John Smith enters a Nature Avian entry titled Bird on a Branch, the image
file name would be
Mac users may send zipped files.
(†) Note: Images in Assigned can only be used in the Multiscreen Competition (held in May) if taken on or after April 1st of the year previous to the year of the competition.