The Leconte Photographic Society is a member of the Photographic Society of America. The Photographic Society is a worldwide association of photographers of all levels. This is the about PSA from their homepage at
Photographic Society of America
“The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is a worldwide organization for anyone with an interest in photography. Founded in 1934, the Society is for casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers.
PSA has members in over 80 countries. Individual and photo organization memberships offer a wide variety of services and activities: a monthly journal; online photo galleries; image evaluation; study groups; courses; competitions; an annual conference; opportunities for recognition of photographic achievement and service; and discounts on photography-related products and services”
The Leconte Photographic Society participates in an interclub competition in the Projected Image Division (PID). We have chosen this division as it allows all types of photographic images and subject matter. In the competition we compete with about 20 clubs in 4 rounds a year, which are submitted on Nov 1, Jan 1, Mar 1, May 1, so the PID competition will span a calendar year. We currently compete in Group D out of 5 groups. We submit six images by six different photographers in each round. For each round 10% of the images receive awards, and 10% receive honorable mentions. The images we submit are curated from all images submitted for the Leconte monthly competition during the current PID year. So for the first round in November we include all images submitted for the Leconte competition from May to October of that year, and then add the images for the next 2 months to the collection of images that we select our entries from. Images are only submitted to the PID competition once, and are removed from the collection once submitted. By the end of the competition year the collection will include all images submitted for the Leconte monthly competition except the images already submitted. The object of the selection process is to choose the images that we feel will score the highest in the competition against the other clubs. The judging of the images submitted by the clubs is based on a 5 point grade by a volunteer club that is in a different group in the PID.
More information on the Projected Image Division can be obtained at: