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Coachella 2021 will open for entries in early January 2021!

This year Coachella will be a 2-judging circuit: Palm Springs and Joshua Tree

with 4 Divisions: PID Color, PID Mono, Nature, Photojournalism.

Exhibition Recognition is being sought from PSA.


Details will be added to this site as they become available.



 The Coachella Exhibition is sponsored by the  Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club (CVDCC)

Recognition is being sought from the Photographic Society of America (PSA).


When available, use tabs above and these links for the Conditions of Entry, Entering, Payment, Status Report, and Privacy Policy.


Scroll down for Contacts, Divisions, Calendar, Fees, Judges, Awards, Recognition Statement, and Image Size.


View Catalogs and Galleries of prior Exhibitions.


Exhibition Chair

Stuart Lynn, HonPSA, QPSA, HonS4C, DFS4C



P.O. Box 4027, Palm Desert, CA 92261-4027, USA






Entries will be accepted  in the following PSA Divisions (click on links to Conditions of Entry for definitions and important details).

  • PID Color Class
    • General/Open
    • Theme (Flowers)
  • PID Monochrome Class
    • General/Open
    • Theme (Human-Made Objects)
  • Nature
    • General
    • Wildlife
  • Photojournalism
    • General/Open
    • Human Interest


Closing Date

March 31, 2021


Judging Completed By

April 16, 2021


Notifications Sent By

April 23, 2021


Awards Mailed By

May 23, 2021

Catalogs Posted By

June 7,  2021


Exhibition Fee US$12 + US$6 per section

(pay by PayPal, credit or debit card)


(Being Applied For)

Image Size

Image dimensions restricted to 1400 pixels (width) x 1280 pixels (height). There is no restriction on filesize. JPEG format only.




In each Section (8 Sections in all):

  • 1 PSA Gold Medal (Best of Show)
  • 1 CVDCC Gold Medal
  • 2 CVDCC Silver Medals
  • 3 CVDCC Bronze Medals
  • 3 Judge's Choice Medals

Honorable Mentions are recognized in the form of digital certificates that may be downloaded and printed by the entrant.

Judges and Judging

There are 2 Judgings: Palm Springs and Joshua Tree

1. Palm Springs Judging

PID Color Class

Judges to be announced


Judges to be announced

PID Mono Class

Judges to be announced


  • Nan Carder,  FPSA, GMPSA (USA)
  • John Larsen, FPSA, MPSA (USA)
  • Charles Stricker (USA)

2. Joshua Tree Judging

PID Color Class

Judges to be announced


Judges to be announced

PID Mono Class

Judges to be announced


 Thank you for all your entries into the Coachella International Exhibitions of Photography. 

 For further information, please email infoex@cvdcc.org

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