OISE Rules of Entry

Ohio International
Stereo Exhibition


The Ohio Stereo Photographic Society
invites you to participate in the
2022 Ohio International Stereo Exhibition

Closing: May 17, 2022

Entries must be received at the Exhibition address
by 11:59 PM US EDT, May 17, 2022
(3:59AM UTC, March 18)
Entry will be by E-mail. Attach up to four entries and the information form.

Stereo Photographers are invited to submit their work to our International Exhibition.  Judges will be looking for original and artistic interpretations in a variety of subject matter. Consideration will be given to technical aspects such as depth, exposure, alignment and placement of the stereo window.

PSA Recoginition

PSA Recognition Identification Number: [PSA 2022-285]

Panel of Judges

Ursula Drinko
International Stereo Exhibitor, Judge

Barbara Gauche
International Stereo Exhibitor, Judge

George Themelis, Master 4, APSA
International Stereo Exhibitor, Judge


Closing Date
All judging completed
Notifications sent
Awards mailed
On-line gallery posted
Catalogs posted*

May 17. 2022
May 22, 2022
June 4, 2022
June 26, 2022
June 10, 2022
June 17, 2022

*The Exhibition Catalog will be a PDF file downloadable by exhibitors from the OSPS web site.

Exhibition Dates

Ohio Stereo Photographic Society, Medina, Ohio

Detroit Stereographic Society, Livonia, Michigan
September 6, 2022

September 14, 2022


Stereo Digital Section – Open

Best of Show

Best “Human Interest”

Judge’s Choice

Chairman’s Choice

Honorable Mention

PSA 3D Division Gold Medal
One image selected by the judges

PSA 3D Division Silver Medal
One image selected by the judges*

Three images – One image selected per judge

One image selected by the exhibition chairman

10% of the balance of accepted Section images

*Human Interest images are defined, for the purposes of this Exhibition, as images which depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, contemplative, active, or unusual situation.

Exhibition General Chairman

Paul Gauche
12550 Lake Avenue Unit 1003
Lakewood, OH 44107
Phone: (313) 673-8229
Email: ohio3d@gmail.com


There is only one section in this Exhibition – Digital: Open

  • Entries will be accepted for all subject matter that conforms to the guidelines herein.
  • Entries will be divided into four (4) groups for judging.
  • The file name for each submitted image must conform to the format prescribed under “Image Submission” below.

PSA Conditions of Entry


This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.


Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances.

PSA Star Ratings

To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibitions exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

Image Creation

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.ET


By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own. Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art and images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed.


The entrant permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright

Alteration and Computer Generation

Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker; adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer and must be the sole work of the author.

Re-use of accepted images

Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class in any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognized exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.


An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.


Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

Color and Monochrome

Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.


By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.


Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections

The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition.  Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.

There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.

Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.

Further details on the PSA’s drone policy may be found at


PSA Monochrome Definition

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

Breaches of Rules

If, at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations

PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.

NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry. If the entrant does not so affirm, the submitted images will not be entered in the judging.

Image Submission

Image Format

Only electronic images will be accepted. Each entrant may submit up to four (4) 3D images, each image being in one parallel side-by-side (SBS) view JPEG file that is no more than 1080 pixels tall and no more than 3840 (2×1920) pixels wide.

(Please note: You do not need to add a solid border to bring the images to exactly 3840×1080 in size.)

Non-stereoscopic images will not be accepted. Please be sure images are saved in parallel, side-by-side, view with the right image on the right side and the left image on the left side. Non-stereo images and images formatted for cross-eyed viewing (pseudo-stereo images) will be returned to the entrant for correction only if time allows. Uncorrected images will be judged as they are.

Maximum file size of each SBS image pair should not exceed 3.0 MB.

Image Submission Process

Entry will be by E-mail. Attach all four entries to an E-mail and send to Ohio3d@gmail.com. Please include “OISE Entries” in the subject line.

We will try to acknowledge receipt of the E-mail within 48 hours.  If you have not received acknowledgement within 48 hours, please contact us again so we can ensure your images are included in the judging.  If you have a problem with E-mail reaching the above address, use the following alternate E-mail address: pgauche01@gmail.com.

Entry Form

Note: Many OSPS club members use free StereoPhoto Maker (SPM) software to align and resize their images.  Details for its use are on the OSPS web site here:

(Please ignore the file naming format described in the OSPS Club guidelines and employ the Exhibition’s file naming convention described below.)

Please name each image as follows, with underscores separating the fields:

Lastname_Firstname_Image Title_n.jpg

Substitute the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 for “n” at the end of the file name to indicate the judging group in which you would like each of your four images to be judged. Spaces and dashes may be used in the image title portion of the file name, but no special characters such as additional underscores, commas, brackets, periods, quotation marks, etc. If you have any questions regarding this format, please contact the Exhibition Chairman.

(Example: Themelis_George_This is the Title_1.jpg)

Note: Do not type “.jpg” if your software has already appended it to the file name. Use only spaces or dashes to separate words within the image title. Spaces are preferred.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is USD $10, to be paid using PayPal to: ohio3d@gmail.com

Checks or currency, in US dollars, may also be used for payment.  Currency will be accepted at entrant’s risk.  Make checks payable to George Themelis. Please mail checks or cash payments to the Exhibition Chairman (address listed below).

Selection & Awards

35-45% of all entries will be accepted in the exhibition. 

Judging will be conducted in person unless convening of the judges and supporting personnel is deemed to be unsafe for any or all involved. If the judges are not able to meet in a group, they will judge the images on their own personal viewing equipment.

Projection, if used, will be done using an Optoma EH515TST projector with a resolution of 1920×1080.

Projection will be in full 3D HD with no resizing or reduction of pixels. Images will not be enlarged beyond their native resolution.

Awards will be selected from highly scored images and may be decided by discussion among the judges. 

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact: 


Paul Gauche
12550 Lake Ave. Unit 1003
Lakewood , OH   44107
(313) 673-8229
Email: ohio3d@gmail.com
Alternative email: pgauche01@gmail.com