Visual Pursuits

It's all about time: Time to manage your club and its competitions. We have found a way to make these tasks fast, easy, and reliable. At the same time we will make your club look modern and professional by providing a handsome website to showcase your club and images.

This was not a small or simple project for us. There are over 350,000 lines of code in this project with over 4 man-years of effort. We have done this to make your life easier. Over 5000 people in over 100 clubs are using our service.

Visual Pursuits provides a website that you can easily customize for your club. Your website is used to manage your membership, calendar of events, news, documents, and competitions. Your membership and competition information are shared with our Image Competition Manager program.

The Image Competition Manager is used at your club meetings to show images for critiquing, judging, and then to display the competition winners. Images may be submitted via your website or during a competition. When you have an Internet connection you may synchronize the data with your website, uploading and downloading images.

When your competitions are complete, the winning images are instantly displayed on your website. It takes only a single button click to make this happen.

We expect you to save hours of labor associated with each of your competitions by handling your membership roster, competition bookkeeping, judging, and shows. If you have annual competitions using your winners throughout the year, all of the competition entries can be made automatically. If you forward images to a council or regional group for an interclub competition, the process is quick, simple, and error free.

Benefits

Saves Time
Manage all of your competitions and users in under one hour per month.
Last Minute Submissions
Competition images can be accepted up to the last moment or any amount of time in advance.
Simplifies Recordkeeping
There is no need for paper records of competitions or members. It is all available instantly and securely from your website.
Eliminates Errors
There is no copying of information or trying to read a member's handwriting. Members enter in and spell check their own titles and images.
Simple Website Creation and Maintenance
You can quickly create an organization website and select various themes to create a variety of presentations. With a Premium Subscription you can customize and add web pages to your site.
Website Judging
With a Premium Subscription, competitions can be judged using the organization's website using one or more judges. The Standard Subscription requires judging to be performed with the supplied Image Competition Manager program.
Low Cost
A FREE subscription will provide all the basic needs for a small club. A Standard Subscription provides the major features for a photo or art club for under $3 per member per year. A Premium Subscription adds more website customizations and Website Judging. Web hosting costs alone will often exceed our charges.

Subscriptions

Various affordable subscription plans are available including a FREE plan for small clubs. Trial subscriptions are available to give you a chance to evaluate the service. Review the details on our subscription plans.

The Visual Pursuits project is a serious effort with over four man-years of effort in its development. Provided mostly as a community service since 2005, we rely on subscriptions to help pay for support and future development. There are nearly 5000 users using our services in over 70 organizations.

Discounts for PSA Member Clubs

Clubs that are members of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) get special discounts that can completely offset the cost of membership in that organization.

Learn More

Please use the links on the left and at the top of each page to learn more about our products and services. We strongly encourage your to watch the video presentations on our services. We recommend you also view the websites of some existing clubs.


Software Pursuits is a Microsoft Certified Partner