Contact infoexh@cvdcc.org  for more information


(Conditions of Entry: Part A)


Sponsored by Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club


Recognized by the Photographic Society of America


PSA 2023-1

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Exhibition Chair

Stuart Lynn, HonPSA, QPSA, HonS4C, DFS4C



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




Entry Divisions & Sections:

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


US$15:   1 Section

US$20: 2 Sections

US$30: 3 or 4 Sections

US$40: 5 or 6  Sections

US$50: 7 or 8 Sections

No discounts are offered

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Closing Date

November 3, 2023


Judging Completed By

November 24, 2023


Notifications Sent By

November 30, 2023


Awards Mailed By

December 31, 2023

Catalogs & Online Gallery Posted By

December 31, 2023


160 Awards total!

10 in each Section (8 Sections in all; 2 Judgings):

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

and Honorable Mentions according to judges.


PSA medals (Best of Show) will be sent by first-class mail by the date specified in the Calendar at left. At most 2 attempts will be made to deliver the medal at Exhibition expense in the event of failed deliveries. 


All other Awards and Honorable Mentions will be distributed electronically in the form of handsome digital certificates - that may be printed locally or stored electronically. Each certificate contains a reproduction of the accepted image.


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!


Catalogs & Galleries

The official catalog of the Exhibition will be in the form of a PDF downloadable from the Exhibition website. Other catalogs and galleries containing images or with links to images will also be made available.  For examples of catalogs and online galleries from prior year Coachella exhibitions, click here.

When available, the catalogs will be downloadable from this website's Catalog page.

Image Format

(See  Conditions of Entry Part B for more detail).

Digital images must be in JPEG format and not exceed 1920 pixels in width and 1080 pixels in height. Filesize must be not greater than 2mb. .

Target Range

(See  Conditions of Entry Part B for more detail).

 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.

Judgings (Salons) and Judges

There are 2 Judgings (Salons): Palm Springs and Joshua Tree

1. Palm Springs Judging

PID Color

  • John Davis, HonFPSA, MPSA (USA)
  • Diana Magor, APSA, MPSA, EFIAP/b ( England)
  • Viki Gaul, APSA, PPSA (Canada)


  • Nadia Filiaggi, MPSA (Australia)
  • Roy Killen, FPSA, GMPSA/S  EFIAP (Australia)
  • Craig Parker, GMPSA, BPSA, EFIAP/g  (Australia)

PID Mono

  • Michael Jack, QPSA , AFIAP (USA)
  • Sharp Todd, HonPSA, GMPSA/b, BPSA (USA)
  • Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA, EFIAP/b (England)


  • Shirley Bormann, APSA, EPSA (USA)
  • George "Hutch" Hutchison, QPSA (USA)
  • John Larson, FPSA, MPSA2, AFIAP (USA)

2. Joshua Tree Judging

PID Color

  • Cindy Lynch (USA)
  • Nancy Speaker, APSA, PPSA (USA)
  • Anne Sutcliffe, APSA, PPSA, EFIAP (England)


  • Rajdeep Biswas, GMPSA (India)
  • Nan Carder, FPSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/b (USA)
  • Andy Hayes, PPSA, EFIAP/g (Scotland)

PID Mono

  • Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA (USA)
  • Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA (USA)
  • Paul Speaker, PPSA, BPSA (USA)


  • Jennifer Fawkes, EPSA, SPSA (Australia)
  • John Andrew Hughes, FPSA, PPSA (USA)
  • Charles Stricker, MPSA2 , EFIAP (USA)

Mailing Lists

Entrants are also automatically subscribed to the combined S4C/Coachella mailing list. 

This is a required condition of entering this Exhibition.


This list is not shared with anyone other than the management of the S4C and Coachella exhibitions

and is only used for the purposes of these exhibitions.


This mailing list is separate from the limited mailing list that FotoSalons software uses

for emailing entrants about exhibition results and other exhibition purposes of Coachella International 2023.


Coachella also does not participate in the FotoSalons mailing services, so entrants are not automatically added to the FotoSalons mass mailing lists.


 The Sponsor of this Coachella International Exhibition (Circuit) is the Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club (CVDCC).

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.

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