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

Applied for recognition by the Photographic Society of America (PSA).


Now in our 56th year!


View Catalogs and Galleries of prior Exhibitions.


View Entrant Records to retrieve past scorecards and Certificates.

What's New

  • New file format: 1920 pixels (W) x 1080 pixels (H)
  • New entry system
  • New chair


General Chair

Lillian Roberts, MPSA, AFIAP, 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 - Scapes (Landscape, Cityscape, or Seascape)


Projected Image Division (PID) Monochrome Class

Section 1: General 

Section 2: Theme - People



Section 1: General

Section 2: Wildlife



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.


Closing Date:

July 31st, 2023


All Judging Completed By: 

August 21, 2023


Notifications Sent By: 

September 4, 2023


Awards Mailed By:

September 28th, 2023


Catalog and Online Galleries Posted By:

September 28th, 2023

Catalogs and Galleries:

All catalogs and galleries will be electronic in PDF format.

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


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

PSA: 2023-XX

Image Size

Image dimensions restricted to 1920 pixels (width) x 1080 pixels (height). Filesize must be less than 2mb.  JPEG format only.


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.


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


  • Rick Cloran, HonPSA, GMPSA (USA)
  • Lin Craft, FPSA (USA)
  • Charles Stricker, MPSA/2, AFIAP (USA

PID Monochrome Class

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


2. Whispering Palms Judging

PID Color Class

  • Ric Cloran, HonPSA, GMPSA  (USA)
  • John Larson, FPSA, MPSA2, AFIAP (USA)
  • Pete Scifres, PPSA (USA)


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

PID Monochrome Class

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



 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 

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