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(Conditions of Entry: Part A)


Recognized by the Photographic Society of America (PSA)


PSA: 2023-351

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General Chair

Lillian Roberts, MPSA, EFIAP, DFS4C



PO Box 4027

Palm Desert, CA 92261-4027, USA





Entering Exhibition

After familiarizing yourself with the Conditions of Entry (this Overview page and the Rules page),  use the ENTER/PAY button above to enter exhibition.


Entry Divisions & Sections:

(Click on links for full definitions)

Projected Image Division (PID-C) Color Class

Section 1: General

Section 2: Theme - Scapes (Landscape, Cityscape, or Seascape)


Projected Image Division (PID-M) Monochrome Class

Section 1: General 

Section 2: Theme - People


Nature Digital (ND)

Section 1: General

Section 2: Wildlife


Photojournalism Digital (PJD)

Section 1: General

Section 2: Human Interest


  • US$25 for up to 2 sections
  • US$35 for up to 4 sections
  • US$45 for up to 6 sections
  • US$55 for up to 8 sections

No discount will be given to individuals or groups.


Closing Date:

July 31, 2023


All Judging Completed By: 

August 21, 2023


Notifications Sent By: 

September 4, 2023


Awards Mailed By:

September 28, 2023


Online Galleries and Catalog Posted By:

September 28, 2023


160 Awards total!


10 in each Section (8 Sections in all; 2 Judgings):

  • 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.


PSA medals (Best of Show) will be sent by first-class mail by the date specified in the Calendar at left. At most 2 attempts will be made to deliver the medal at Exhibition expense in the event of failed deliveries. 


All other Awards and Honorable Mentions will be distributed electronically in the form of handsome digital certificates - that may be printed locally or stored electronically. Each certificate contains a reproduction of the accepted image.


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!

Catalogs & Galleries


The official catalog of the Exhibition will be in the form of a PDF downloadable from the Exhibition website. Other catalogs and galleries containing images or with links to images will also be made available.  For examples of catalogs and on-line galleries from prior year S4C exhibitions, click here..


When available, the catalogs will be downloadable from this website's Catalog page.


Image Format

(See  Conditions of Entry Part B for more detail).

Digital images must be in JPEG format and not exceed 1,920 pixels in width and 1,080 pixels in height. Filesize must be less than 2mb. Images .

Target Range

(See  Conditions of Entry Part B for more detail).

 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 29% of all images entered into a given Section will be accepted.

Judgings (Salons) and Judges:

There are 2 judgings: Golden Sands and Whispering Palms

1. Golden Sands Judging

PID Color Class

  • George "Hutch" Hutchison, QPSA, DFS4C (USA)
  • Tom Kredo, PPSA (USA)
  • Nancy Speaker, APSA, PPSA (USA)


  • Rick Cloran, HonFPSA, GMPSA (USA)
  • Lin Craft, FPSA (USA)
  • Charles Stricker, MPSA2, EFIAP (USA)

PID Monochrome Class

  • Nick Delany, QPSA (Canada)
  • Tom Kredo, PPSA (USA)
  • Nancy Speaker, APSA, PPSA (USA)


  • George "Hutch" Hutchison, QPSA, DFS4C (USA)
  • Joanne Stolte, HonFPSA, MPSA, EFIAP, ESFIAP (USA)
  • Charles Stricker, MPSA2, EFIAP  (USA)

2. Whispering Palms Judging

PID Color Class

  • Rick Cloran, HonFPSA, GMPSA  (USA)
  • John Larson, FPSA, MPSA2, AFIAP (USA)
  • Paul Speaker, PPSA, BPSA (USA)


  • Jenni Horsnell, GMPSA/p (Australia)
  • Roy Killen, APSA, GMPSA/S, EFIAP (Australia)
  • Craig Parker, GMPSA, BPSA, EFIAP/g  (Australia)

PID Monochrome Class

  • Andy Hayes, PPSA, EFIAP/g  (Scotland)
  • Jenni Horsnell, GMPSA/p (Australia)
  • Craig Parker, GMPSA, BPSA, EFIAP/g  (Australia)


  • Jennifer Fawkes, EPSA, SPSA (Australia)
  • John LarsonFPSA, MPSA2, AFIAP (USA)
  • Craig Parker, GMPSA, BPSA, EFIAP/g  (Australia)

Mailing Lists


Entrants are also automatically subscribed to the combined S4C/Coachella mailing list. 

This is a required condition of entering this Exhibition.


This list is not shared with anyone other than the management of the S4C and Coachella exhibitions

and is only used for the purposes of these exhibitions.



This mailing list is separate from the limited mailing list that FotoSalons software uses

for emailing entrants about exhibition results and other exhibition purposes of S4C International 2023.


S4C also does not participate in the FotoSalons mailing services, so entrants are not automatically added to the FotoSalons mass mailing lists.



 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.

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