Create a Membership Account

This page is used to create a new Visual Pursuits account and to request membership in this organization. Do not use this page if you only need a Guest account. Create your account by filling out the information below. Highlighted fields are required. You will be able to update your account information after your account is created by using the website menu "My Account".

If you already have an account with any organization using the Visual Pursuits service, please login with your existing account instead of trying to create a new account. Please do not create duplicate accounts or share accounts. You can request membership in this organization with your existing account by logging into this website and using the menu "My Account", "Organizations".

Once your membership request has been approved and any required dues have been paid, you will be able to access pages reserved for organization members.

Your privacy is important. Please read our License and Usage Agreement and our Privacy Policy. Creating an account and using this website constitutes your agreement. You can access these agreements at any time from the Help menu.

Login Name

Your Login Name can be any name you choose, as long as it is has not been selected by another user. You use this name to login to the organization website. Your Login Name must be at least six characters long and may only contain alphabetic or numeric characters, or the characters "@_.-". An email address is acceptable. Your Login Name is not case sensitive.


Your password must be at least 8 characters long, although we recommend 12. It should contain a mixture of alphabetic and numeric characters and should not contain any real words. Punctuation characters are allowed and encouraged. The most secure and easily remembered passwords will use the first letters of each word in a phrase, while inserting numeric or punctuation characters in meaningful locations.

Consider using a password management product for your browsers. These products can generate and save complex passwords for you.

Confirm Password:
First Name
Last Name
Name Suffix
Nickname or Greeting Name

This is a nickname for your first name. This might be used in addressing correspondence to you.

Email Address

It is highly recommended that you enter an email address so you can receive communications from your organization. This also helps to prevent the creation of duplicate accounts and allows passwords to be reset. You cannot enter an email address that is used by another account so if you share an email account with another person, only one of you can enter an email address. You cannot share login accounts.

Free email accounts are available at,, and other organizations. You can even forward mail from these accounts to another email account. If you refuse to have your own email account please leave the email address field blank.

Confirm Email Address
[Not specified]
Phone Number
Alternate Phone Number

Honors are acronyms added to your formal name, such as FPSA, HPSA.

Member Id

If your organization maintains its own external member list and you have been assigned a member number, please enter that number below. Your number will be verified so that access to this website can be immediately granted.

Membership Type

Indicate the type of membership desired. A "competing" membership is required if you will be submitting images to a competition or creating galleries.

When you click "Continue", your account will be created and some additional questions will be displayed.

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