International Exhibition

Hoylake PS first ran an international exhibition in 2012. Because of Covid problems no exhibitions were held in 2020 and 2021, but now we are back – this time with a print exhibition, closing on November 15th 2022

Hoylake International Small Prints Exhibition

PSA 2022-610

Status List

The Hoylake international was first run in 2012, as a digital competition.  This year we are running it as a Small Print Exhibition and entries are welcome from all round the world. You have been deprived for the past few years of Print Exhibitions so seize the chance now!

The entry form may be found at the end of these pages

Contact Information                       Chair: Brian Magor, APSA MPSA EFIAP/b CPAGB


Small Prints –maximum size – A4 or 12″ by 8½”

Sections (all recognized by appropriate PSA Pictorial Print Division):

  1. Colour Open (PPDC)
  2. Colour Flowers (PPDC)
  3. Colour Landscape (PPDC)
  4. Mono Open (PPDM)
  5. Mono People (PPDM)
  6. Mono Geometry (PPDM)

Entry Fees:

Any 1-2 Sections                                              £10 (GB pounds)

Any 3-6 Sections                                              £15 (GB pounds)

PayPal is available for payment Online. Please note that you do not need a personal PayPal account to pay using our PayPal, just a valid debit or credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover Card, American Express). Do not submit payments for other people on the same transaction.

Any entry without paid entry fees at the time of judging will not be judged.


ClosingNovember 15 2022
JudgingNovember 29 – December 12 2022
Notifications sent byDecember 15 2022
EDAS returned byJanuary 10 2023
On-Line gallery and On-line catalogue available byFebruary 10 2023


Un mounted Small Prints only – maximum size – A4 (preferably) or 12″ by 8½”

You will receive printed labels to attach to your prints – prints arriving without the required label will NOT be judged.

Digital copies of the prints must be submitted with the entry form.  Max size 1400 wide 1050 high.  Prints sent without digital files provided may not be judged.  Prints will not be returned.

Postage of prints. Prints MUST arrive by Nov 15 2022

To save on postage costs, clubs and groups are encouraged to get together and send prints in single package

Send To

Brian Magor

35 Sandringham Avenue



CH47 3BY

United Kingdom

In accordance with PSA Exhibition Standards ES-69 entrants may use a local printing firm in the UK to print for them and directly post them to the Exhibition, thus saving on foreign postage charges.  Full instructions for this process may be found  at Appendix A) The firm we recommend is DSCL Colour Labs.  A full range of papers are offered.  Entrants must accept that they will not see their prints, but they must follow the procedures laid down in Appendix A,


Diana Magor. APSA, MPSA, EFIAP/b, LRPS, BPE3*, CPAGB              England

John Sixsmith, EPSA, EFIAP/p, ABPE                                                    England

Margaret Sixsmith, EPSA, EFIAP/p, FBPE                                              England

Sue Freeman                                                                                            England

Lyn Rostron                                                                                               England

Anthony Clarke                                                                                           England

Because this will be an on-site judging, it may be necessary to change judges in cases of difficulties caused by ill health etc/

Judging procedure

Judging will be in accordance with PSA requirements. The printed labels indicate which round each print is in, and prints will be judged in these rounds. The exhibition acceptance target is between 28-34%


An on-line PDF Catalogue listing all acceptances in all six Print Sections is included with your entry fee. You can download the catalog after the above Catalogue Availability Date using a link on the Exhibition website. You can save the Catalog as an electronic file and/or print it out. This Catalogue will contain the same information that will be provided to the various Star Ratings Directors. It includes reproductions of the medal winning images. Printed hard copies of the Catalog will not be mailed to the entrants.


PSA Awards (Each Section):
1-PSA Gold Medal, 3 Judge’s Awards. Other Hoylake awards will be given as appropriate according to numbers entered


Exhibition website will have a status page which will be updated periodically. If any issues are noted in the status list, please contact Chairman to resolve.


Confirmations of entry submittals and Report Cards will be sent to entrants.

Check your Junk E-Mail or Spam folder to see if your email software placed any messages from the exhibition there.

General Conditions:

IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 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.

Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who has been put on the PSA Penalty List for Ethics Violations. Entry fees may not be 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 exhibition 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.


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, 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. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright

Alteration and Computer Generation

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 any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.

Entry: 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.

Colour and Monochrome:
Colour 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.


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. Entrants in PSA recognized exhibitions must comply with all relevant laws and regulations, associated with aerial photography, in the country in which the image was taken.

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.

There are no editing restrictions on any section except that only Mono images may be entered in PPDM sections, and any image entered in PPDC sections must contain at least two colours.  Any photoshop treatment may be added to any image in any section. 

PSA Monochrome Definition

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (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 colour across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-coloured image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Colour Work.

Theme Definitions

Flowers           Colour
Flowers in any condition are allowed – buds, blooms, dead, even plastic flowers – all may be given any treatment.

Landscapes     Colour
Landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes are all acceptable and all editing techniques are allowed.

People            Monochrome
Portraits, any images involving people are allowed. All editing techniques are allowed.

Geometry       Monochrome
Lines, patterns, shapes anything that could be classed as geometrical.  Use your both your imagination and eye to seek out these shapes in nature and in the built environment.  Go on – give it a go!

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 original 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 penalties for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics ( that may result.


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 entry will not be submitted


Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of object via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and 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 of accepted images on a web site, and may include use in the PSA Journal. Images where entrants do not give this permission will be declined and entry fees may be forfeited.

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 the status and results of your entry may be made public. Email addresses and contact information will not be made public or given to other exhibitions.

Click here for Entry Form

Appendix A

Third Party Printing

Entrants may, if they wish, save on postal/mail charges by getting their prints made by a firm in the UK who will send the prints directly to the exhibition.  Entrants must make these arrangements and payments directly with the printing firm.  Entrants do so on the understanding that they will not see their prints.

The nominated printing firm is DS Colour Labs ( Go online to see further details.

Please only order A4 size prints (210 mm x 297mm, 8.25 inches x 11.75 inches) There is a choice of paper types, but entrants must appreciate that they will have no way of knowing what the print will look like.

For best quality, files must be at least 300dpi.  The final file must be exactly A4 image size, no more, no less.  If your image itself is not exactly this size then you should put it on a canvas size of the correct dimensions.

The prices quoted by DSCL do not include taxes, but a standard A4 print will cost a little over a US dollar after tax.  Entrants will also incur postal charges which will be about $4.

FILES MUST BE NAMED EXACTLY AS THE TITLES ENTERED ON THE ENTRY FORM. If you do not do this then we will not be able to match the prints with the labels, and any print without labels will not be judged

We will have copies of the confirmation emails sent you together with the required labels so the Hoylake Team will attach the labels to the prints as we receive them.  We will also have lower resolution files of the images concerned to allow us to match up prints and labels

When entering your details with DSCL please give the postal address as follows:-


c/o Brian Magor

35 Sandringham Avenue



CH47 3BY


Click here for Entry form