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Judging now complete.

December 3: scorecards emailed.

-  now corrected.


December 14: Exhibition acceptance reports (EDAS) posted to PSA database

- data now available for star rating applications.


December 21 - Links to Medal certificates emailed to recipients.

December 22 - Links to HM certificates emailed to recipients.


January 13 - Catalogs and Galleries posted.


January 29 - PSA Medals shipped to Best of Show Gold Medal recipients.



 The S4C Exhibition is sponsored by the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C)

and is recognized by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) 


Now in our 55th year!


View Catalogs and Galleries of prior Exhibitions.


General Chair

Stuart Lynn, HonPSA , QPSA, HonS4C, DFS4C



PO Box 4027

Palm Desert, CA 92261-4027, USA





Entry Divisions & Sections:

Projected Image Division (PID) Color Class

Section 1: General

Section 2: Theme (Animals: mammals - but not humans -  reptiles, birds, fish, invertebrates - including insects, shellfish etc.). No human or part of human may be visible.


Projected Image Division (PID) Monochrome Class

Section 1: General 

Section 2: Theme (Human Expression)



Section 1: General

Section 2: Wildlife



Section 1: General

Section 2: Human Interest


US$12 (Exhibition Fee) plus  US$6 per Section.



Closing Date:

November 4th, 2022


All Judging Completed By: 

November 2oth, 2022


Notifications Sent By: 

November 30th, 2022


Awards Mailed By:

December 20th, 2022


Catalog/Online Galleries Posted By:

January 15th, 2023

Catalogs and Galleries:

All catalogs and galleries will be electronic in PDF format.

They will be downloadable from this website's Catalog page.


Acceptable Range

No more than 35% of all images entered into a given Section will be accepted. This Exhibition also sets as a target that no fewer than 27% of all images entered into a given Section will be accepted. 

PSA: 2022-18

Image Size

Image dimensions restricted to 1400 pixels (width) x 1280 pixels (height). There is no restriction on filesize. JPEG format only.


80 Awards total!


In each Section (8 Sections in all):

  • 1 PSA Gold Medal (Best of Show)
  • 1 S4C Gold Award
  • 2 S4C Silver Award
  • 3 S4C Bronze Awards
  • 3 Judge's Choice Awards

and Honorable Mentions according to judges.


Except for the PSA Gold Medals, all Awards and Honorable Mentions will be distributed electronically in the form of handsome digital certificates - that may be printed locally or stored electronically. 


Delays and losses associated with international mailings and the steep rising costs of postage have driven us in this direction. Many entrants have also told us that they prefer this form of recognition since the certificates provide new and more convenient ways to store their results either in digital files or in binders when printed; hang the printed certificates on their walls; and  share their successes online with family and friends!


Judgings (Salons) and Judges:

There are 2 judgings: Golden Sands and Whispering Palms

1. Golden Sands Judging

PID Color Class

  • John Davis, HonPSA, MPSA (USA)
  • Diana Magor, APSA, MPSA, EFIAP/b ( England)
  • Elena McTighe, HonPSA, MPSA, ESFIAP (USA)


PID Monochrome Class

  • Bob Benson, FPSA, EPSA, AFIAP (USA)
  • Arnab Chakraborty, APSA,  EFIAP (India)
  • Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA, EFIAP/b (England)


2. Whispering Palms Judging

PID Color Class


PID Monochrome Class



 The Sponsor of this S4C International Exhibition (Circuit) is the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C).

The Exhibition Organizers refers to the  General Chair of the Exhibition, appointed by the Sponsor,

and others delegated by the General Chair to assist with the organization and operation of the Exhibition.

 For further information, please email s4cex-info@pcms-photo.org 

View Catalogs and Galleries of our previous international exhibitions of photography.


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