Usage of a Visual Pursuits website for your organization and the Image Competition Manager program are provided under a subscription license. Different subscription plans are available including a FREE plan.
When you initially create a website, you will have a 60 day free standard subscription so you can evaluate the service. If you do not subscribe at that time it will convert to a FREE subscription described bellow. Inactive accounts are automatically deleted after 90 days. Premium trial subscriptions are available by sending a Support Request via the Help menu on your website.
A FREE subscription will provide a website that will display some advertisements on certain pages and will have other limitations. The table below compares the features available for the different subscription plans.
|Feature||FREE Plan||Standard Subscription||Premium Subscription|
|Use of the Image Competition Manager (ICM) Program|
|Use of Website|
|Ads appear on Website|
|Upload and Download Images|
|Manage Membership and Roles|
|Display Competition Results|
|Manage Events and Website Calendar|
|Display Photo Galleries|
|Website Document Storage|
|Website and Images Backed Up|
|Custom Web Pages|
|Payments for Events|
|Payments for Competition Entries|
|Voting in Discussion Forums|
|Voting and Rating Competition Images|
|Custom Roles and Groups|
You may change your subscription plan at any time. A purchased subscription plan will be needed if you need additional storage, need the more advanced features, do not want ads displayed, or if you have more than 30 organization members. Prepaid fees will not be refunded if you downgrade your plan. If you upgrade your plan, you will receive a pro-rated charge for the plan differences to your next plan renewal date.
Note that inactive FREE subscriptions are automatically deleted if there are no user logins for 90 days.
A discount is available for organizations that are members of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). Please visit the PSA Website for information on becoming a member organization.
If you are interested in subscribing or need to change your subscription status, please contact us at CustomerService@SoftwarePursuits.com or use the Support Request form accessed via the Help menu of your website or from this website.
Subscription Plan Charges
The cost of your subscription is based on the number of competing members in your organization. Competing members can submit images to competitions and galleries. There is no charge for non-competing members.
If your organization is not membership based, such as a camera club council, inter-club competition website, or holds public competitions, an image based subscription is available.
A subscription consists of a base fee plus a charge related to the number of members in your organization or the number of new images uploaded to your website. The Premium Subscription has slightly higher fees. All subscriptions include allowances for the typical number of images uploaded and judged each year. If you exceed those allowances, there are additional charges for the additional images uploaded or judged with website judging.
Subscriptions are available in increments of 25 members.
Plan Charge Formula
All fees are in US Dollars.
- All plans have a base fee of $53/year. If you are a PSA member organization, your base fee is discounted to $23.
- Member based subscription fees are $2.18/member/year for a standard subscription and $3.28/member/year for a premium subscription.
- Image based subscriptions include a base number of new images instead of a member count. These subscriptions have a minimum subscription level of 2000 new images/year.
- All subscriptions include a number of new image uploads each year. This allocation should accommodate the needs of nearly all organizations. If you exceed your allocation, an additional per image charge will be invoiced of $0.06 per new image uploaded for a standard subscription and $0.09 per new image uploaded for a premium subscription.
- Premium subscriptions include website judging and an allocation for the number of images judged each year. If you exceed your allocation, there is an additional charge of $0.08/image for the additional judged images.
Subscription Fee Chart
The table below does not reflect a $30/year discount available for PSA member clubs. Website judging requires a premium subscription.
|Max Members||New Images/Year||Website Judged
|Max Storage||Standard Fee
You can view your current usage and billing status using your website menu "Administration", "Subscription Status". Payments can be made in US Dollars by sending a check to the address on our invoice or by using a credit card by clicking "Make a Payment" on the "Subscription Status" page.
Please contact us at Support@SoftwarePursuits.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding our pricing structure.