2020 Delaware Print Exhibition       PSA 2020-090  


    (all entries must first meet the PSA Photo Travel definition)


    (entries depicting friendship must also meet the PJ definition)


Mail prints in time to be received by

Closing MARCH 23, 2020

The entry form is available for download here.

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

An entrant’s prints will not be presented to the judges consecutively.  An entrant’s four prints will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.  Distribution will be in the same order as submitted by the entrant.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted).  The entrant permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.  Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used will be disqualified without refund of fee.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.  

All final work must be on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. 

Images may not be altered. Artwork or computer graphics may not be incorporated.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an entry.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

1.     May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

2.     May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

3.     Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

4.     PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

Titles longer than 35 characters will be truncated.

Any particular image may be entered in only one section of this exhibition. 

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to PSA. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public. 

Breach of Conditions of Entry:

If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a) the images are the original work of the entrant and

b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations. 

PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

NOTICE: On the entry form you will see a feature to affirm that you have read these Conditions of Entry.  If you do not so affirm, your prints will not be judged.

Competition Rules:

The Delaware Print Exhibition has two PHOTO TRAVEL sections:  People and Places, and two PHOTOJOURNALISM sections: Open PJ and Friends

-- All Photo Travel entries must meet the Photo Travel definition in addition to meeting the theme of each Photo Travel section.

-- All Photojournalism entries must meet the Photojournalism definition in addition to meeting the theme in the Photojournalism theme section.

-- Prints may be submitted in either color or monochrome.  The same image submitted in color and monochrome are considered the same image and are not allowed.

-- Entrants are limited to a maximum of four (4) Small Prints in each section.

-- All prints must be kept to a maximum size of 8-1/2” x 12 (A4) or smaller. Any size or ratio within these limits is acceptable.

-- The reverse shall show the name and address of the maker, and be titled and numbered to match the entry form. Pressure sensitive (self-adhesive) labels are advised.

-- Prints should be unmounted and mailed FLAT.

-- Entrants should not submit prints that virtually duplicate each other or differ only slightly.  Only one of such images will be judged.

Photo Travel Definition:

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.


Photojournalism Definition:

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, sharpening tht is not obvious and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.



Four PSA Gold Medals for  "Best of Show, one in each section

Additional medals donated by other photographic organizations

Nikhil Bahl, Washington DC
Margaret Hennes, PPSA, Kennett Square PA
Richard Sprott, APSA Potomac MD

Acceptance Rate:    30% – 35% 

Acceptances will be reported to the Photographic Society of America for credit toward Photo Travel or Photojournalism Star Ratings, Who's Who in Photography, and ROPA distinctions.  

An electronic catalog will be available for free downloading and printing from the website.


The entry form is available for download here.  Print it, complete the required information, include it with your prints, and mail everything to:


Delaware PT and PJ Prints

1436 Fresno Rd.

Wilmington DE

19803-5122 USA 

Total fee of $15 USD covers entries in any or all sections (total of one to sixteen prints)

All entries must include the appropriate form and fees.  Entries received without the required fees will be judged, but results will not be shared, and accepted entries will be voided, unless fees are received before April 10, 2020  

Fees are payable in US Dollars--
            --by enclosed check to Lynn Maniscalco,
            --or by enclosing $15 USD
            --or by PayPal at
 PayPal.Me/lynnmaniscalco (you can copy and paste in browser)

Exhibition Calendar:

Exhibition opens: January 1, 2020
Exhibition closes: March 23, 2020
Judging:  March 28, 2020
Score Reports Sent: April 11, 2020
Online Catalog - June 13, 2020
Awards Sent: June 13, 2020

Accepted prints will be displayed on March 28 at the annual all-day "Best of DE" event in Lewes DE.

Entries will not be returned unless arrangements are made to pick them up in person.  If you are willing to donate your prints for sale to support associated costs, there is a place to indicate that on the entry form. Prints without permission, or unclaimed, will be shredded at the end of the exhibition.   

Contact Information:

Lynn Troy Maniscalco, HonFPSA, EPSA, Chairman

1436 Fresno Road, Wilmington DE 19803-5122


Phone:  302-478-6737

email:  Ltmphoto@juno.com


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