Photojournalism

Photojournalism images shall consist of pictures or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary and spot news. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be considered over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photographs which misrepresent the truth, such as manipulation to alter the subject matter, or situations which are set up for the purpose of photography, are unacceptable in Photojournalism.

Special Photojournalism Award

The “Ray Thorsteinson Memorial Award for Photojournalism” award is given each year for the best Photojournalism picture taken by a club member during the last competition year (May to April). It is not a requirement that the image must have been shown at a club meeting. Two submissions are allowed from each member. The pictures will be sent to an outside judge for selecting the winner. Note that this is now a digital only competition. Prints are no longer eligible. Digital entries should be sent to pscc-entry@pugetsoundcamera.com.

To be eligible the submission must conform to the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Photojournalism definition:

“Photojournalism shall consist of story telling pictures or sequences such as are seen in the news media, including human interest, documentary and spot news. In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic or digital manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.”