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 The 2020 Coachella International Exhibition - now in its 13th year - now CLOSED for entries!

Judging Completed March 25th, 2020.

Scorecards emailed March 26th, 2020

HM Certificates emailed April 6th, 2020

Catalogs Posted April 16th, 2020

Interim Medal Certificates* emailed April 20th, 2020

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* Shipping of medals is being postponed until postal services are back to normal worldwide. This may take several months. The Medal Certificates are intended as an interim form of recognition. Click here for more information.


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

and is recognized by the Photographic Society of America (PSA)


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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, APSA, 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 (Patterns)
  • Nature
    • General
    • Wildlife
  • Photojournalism
    • General/Open
    • Human Interest


Closing Date

March 15, 2020


Judging Completed By

March 30, 2020


Notifications Sent By

April 7, 2020


Awards Mailed By

April 21, 2020

Catalogs Posted By

April 28,  2020





US$9 per section

(pay by PayPal, credit or debit card)


PSA 2020-111

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.


PID Color

  • Freddy Van Gilbergen, EPSA, MFIAP, EFIAP/S, HonEFIAP
    (Boutersem, Belgium)
  • J.R. Schnelzer, APSA, EPSA, AFIAP
    (Milliken, Colorado)
  • Joanne Stolte, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP,  ESFIAP, HonS4C, DFSC4
    (Glendora, California )

PID Mono




  • Dan Charbonnet, HonPSA, EPSA
    (Westwood, Massachussetts)
  • Rick Cloran, HonPSA, GMPSA
    (Swampscott, Massachussetts)
  • Roy Killen, EPSA, GMPSA, EFIAP
    (Garden Suburb, NSW, Australia) 


  • Nan Carder,  FPSA, MPSA2, AFIAP, DFS4C
    (Lancaster, California)
  • Keith Gillett, EPSA
    (Belleville, Illinois)
  • John Andrew Hughes, APSA, PPSA
    (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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

 For further information, please email infoex@cvdcc.org

View catalogs of our previous international exhibitions of photography.


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