INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTANCES
 

    Photographers from all over the world enter International Exhibitions in an effort to earn "Recognition Of Photographic Achievement" ratings by beating out other photographers to earn points called "acceptances". When an International Exhibition is offered (there are hundreds every year) anyone on earth may enter. All entries are professionally judged and only the top 25% to 35% of images are "Accepted" into the exhibition. So, an image must be judged as better than 65 to 75% of all images entered to earn an acceptance point. The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is the only organization in the United States permitted to sanction International Exhibitions. There are only three other organizations in the world that are also permitted to sanction International Exhibitions. A photographer attempting to earn a "Recognition Of Photographic Achievement" rating must amass a number of "Acceptances" in specific categories of exhibitions. To earn the lowest level rating requires a minimum of 288 acceptances, the top level requires 11,000 acceptances. Not an easy task.
 

​     I did not become aware of International Exhibitions until 2015 when I assisted The Peregrine Fund to create "Raptors At Risk: A Photographic Exhibition For Conserving Birds Of Prey Worldwide". It is obvious that at this stage of my life I probably will not have the time, or resources, to pursue a "Recognition Of Photographic Achievement", but I entered some exhibitions just to see how I would do. Below is the list of exhibitions entered and all the images that earned acceptances. The most recent acceptances are presented first. Several images have been entered in more than one exhibition and may have earned acceptances in more than one.

2019 PSAChina Special Theme/China  8 Entries/ 5 Acceptances/Quinsen Silver Medal/PSA HM/ PSA China HM
2019 Campina Exhibition/Romania: 4 Entries/ 3 Acceptances

2019 PSA International Exhibition/USA: 8 Entries/ 5 Acceptances

2019 Vintage International Circuit/India: 4 Entries/ 2 acceptances
2019 Raptors At Risk Exhibition/USA: 8 Entries/ 2 Acceptances

2019 PSAChina International Exhibition/China   4 Entries/ 3 Acceptances/AUP Bronze Medal/QINSEN Honorable Mention

2018 Raptors At Risk Exhibition/USA: 8 Entries/ 3 Acceptances

2018 PSAChina Special Theme/China  8 Entries/ 4 Acceptances

2017 Raptors At Risk Exhibition/USA: 8 Entries/ 6 Acceptances/Bronze Medal

2017 PSA International Exhibition/USA: 8 Entries/ 4 Acceptances/1 Silver Medal

2016 PSA International Exhibition/USA: 8 Entries/ 4 Acceptances

2016 Raptors At Risk Exhibition/USA: 8 Entries/3 Acceptances

2016 Taichung International Exhibition/Taiwan: 8 Entries/ 4 Acceptances

2015 PSA International Exhibition/USA: 4 Entries/ 3 Acceptances 

2015 Raptors At Risk Exhibition/USA: 2 Entries/ 2 Acceptances

2015 PSA-MET (New York) Exhibition/USA: 4 Entries/ 4 Acceptances/ 1 Honorable Mention

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"No Rest For The Cute"

2019 PSAChina Special Theme/China 

2019 PSA International Exhibition/USA

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2019 PSA International Exhibition/USA

2019 Campina/ Romania

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2019 Raptors At Risk Exhibition
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"Offering Fly Through Service"

2019 PSAChina Special Theme/China /PSA HM

2019 PSA International Exhibition/USA
2019 PSAChina International Exhibition

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"Bet You Can't Eat Just One"

2019 PSAChina Special Theme/China /Quinsen Silver Medal (No, I do't know what QUINSEN is)
2019 PSAChina International Exhibition?QINSEN HM

2019 Raptors At Risk

2019 Vintage International Circuit/India

2019 PSA International Exhibition/USA

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"Looking For Food"

2019 PSAChina International Exhibition/

2018 PSA China Special Theme/
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"Baby Raptor Eyes"

2018 Raptors At Risk Honorable Mention Award

2018 PSA China SEECAA Honorable Mention

2019 Vintage International Circuit/India

2019 PSA International Exhibition/USA

2019 Campina/ Romania
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2018 Raptors At Risk

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2018 Raptors At Risk

2017 PSA International, Silver Medal Winner

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2019 Campina/ Romania

2018 PSA China Special Theme/

2017 Raptors At Risk -  Bronze Medal Winner/ 

2017 PSA International

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"Mouse Delivery"

2019 PSAChina Special Theme/China 
2017 Raptors At Risk

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2017 Raptors At Risk

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2017 Raptors At Risk _ Honorable Mention

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2017 Raptors At Risk

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2017 Raptors At Risk; 2017 PSA International

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2017 PSA International

 

2016 Taichung International
 

2019 PSAChina Special Theme/China  PSA China HM

2016 PSA International

2016 Taichung International
 


 

2016 PSA International
 

2016 Taichung International
 


 

2016 PSA International

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2018 PSA China Special Theme/  2016 PSA International
 


 

2016 Raptors At Risk
 


 

2016 Raptors At Risk
 


 

2016 Raptors At Risk
 


 

2015 Raptors At Risk Exhibition
 


 

2015 Raptors At Risk Exhibition
 


 

2015 PSA International Exhibition: 
 

2015 PSA-MET (New York) Exhibition (Honorable Mention):
 

2016 Taichung International
 


 

2015 PSA International Exhibition:
 


 

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2015 PSA-MET (New York) Exhibition:
 


 

2015 PSA-MET (New York) Exhibition:
 


 

2015 PSA-MET (New York) Exhibition: