Print Submissions

Print submission is limited to PSCC members, but visitors are invited to participate in the Commentating process as described below.

Prints should be submitted by 6:45 PM to allow time for sorting and score sheet preparation. The Print Director reserves the right to refuse submissions after the start of the meeting. Absentee members may have another member submit prints for them.

The print competition is comprised of two divisions, (Monochrome and Color), each containing four categories:

Assignment

Open

Altered Reality

Un-judged

Click on the links for definitions.

Each printmaker may submit a total of three (3) prints. They may be in any or all categories or divisions. Any digital image previously entered into a monthly competition may be made into a print and become eligible for the yearly print competition.

Prints must be neatly and securely mounted and/or matted (but not framed). Prints need to be mounted and/or matted (but not framed) prior to the meeting. Precut foamcore board and tape will be provided at the meeting if necessary. Please remove your image at the end of the meeting so the board can be reused.  The actual image area must be at least 64 square inches and be mounted onto a mat board that must range in size from 8×8 inches to 16×20 inches. Prints are to be marked on the back of the mat board near the top with:

  • Maker’s name
  • Print title
  • Division (monochrome or color)
  • Category (assignment, open or altered reality)
  • An arrow indicating the top of the print.

Sample:

In addition to this information, a Print Comment Form and a Print Judging Form need to be attached to the back of the print. A downloadable PDF containing both forms can be downloaded here: PSCC Print Night Form. Please print, fill out and separate the two halves of the PDF before attaching to the print. 

Each print will be judged by three judges chosen by the committee. Each judge can award one to nine (1–9) points for a maximum cumulative total of twenty-seven (27) points. Judges will not be permitted to score their own prints or that of their spouse/significant other. The scorekeeper records the judges individual scores (27 maximum) and tabulates the score for inclusion in the next InFocus newsletter. Click here for more information about PSCC’s scores.

Prints submitted during the year (May of one year through April of the next) are eligible for our Year End Competition awards.

Commentating Process

All attendees to Print Night are invited to participate in the commentating process. Everyone is organized around tables and asked to make comments about each print as it is presented on a lit easel. A designated scribe records the comments on the comment slip that the maker has attached to the back of the print. At the end of the evening each print has been judged and scored and the maker is provided with a sheet of comments about their work.

Most Popular Prints

At the end of the evening, all of the prints will be laid out in the back of the room. All attendees are invited to vote for their favorite color and their favorite monochrome images. The winners will be reported in the next InFocus.

Note that the Print Director or Newsletter Editor may request a digital version of your print for inclusion in the next InFocus newsletter if it scored particularly well or was voted most popular.

Questions about submitting prints or the assignments may be directed to the Print Director.