RULES & REGULATION

The exhibition is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions

SECTIONS: There are FIVE sections namely:-
A) Monochrome B) Color C) Nature D) Photo travel E) Photo Journalism .
Maximum 4 images may be entered in each section. Total 20 Images can be submitted.

IMAGE SIZE :
Length for horizontal image longest side must be 1024 pixels. Length for vertical image longest side must be 768 pixels. Max File Size Should be upto 1MB(strictly). The image file must be in JPEG format. Please submit images with 72 dpi resolution Digital images. Titles should not be unduly long max 30 characters.

Judging results shall be available on our website. We send PDF catalogue link to each entrant

Decision of Judges shall be final & binding and with no appeal.

ALL Images must be the original work of the entrant. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content SOLELY predominates & the entire components of the picture are entirely from the entrant.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames. Image titles must not exceed 30 characters.

Permission to reproduce images in the catalogue or for publicity is assumed unless otherwise denied by the author in writing.

All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, PSA and FIP.

The same image may not be converted color into mono or vice versa and submitted in another section. If found against the rule both will be rejected and the entry fee is not refundable; the same author is not allowed repeat entries, if found it will be rejected all.

While every effort is made to ensure safe handling of all entries, we accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may occur. It is a condition of entering that you acknowledge that your entry has no commercial value. Submission of Entries to the Salon implies acceptance of the above regulations.

Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc well in advance. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, photographers work may not be considered for selection.

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.

Photography Club of Contai reserves the right to reproduce any image for publication, in a catalogue, on an Internet website and/or displayed in media related to the Salon without payment of any fee to the exhibitor.

This Salon is conducted in conformity with PSA and ICS regulations. Acceptances and awards will be taken into account for the ICS distinctions and PSA Star Ratings, Who's Who, Distinctions. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at : PHOTOFESTCLUB@YAHOO.IN

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions to be validated by all organizations granting recognition or patronage.

DEFINATION

General

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. For digital imaging section(s) images may be acquired digitally, or scanned from traditional film to create a digital file.

PSA MONOCHROME

A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with added an accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.

PSA PHOTO TRAVEL

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

FIAP & PSA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches ofnatural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaininghigh technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elementsare integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adaptedto an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depictingnatural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars onwild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants,feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form ofmanipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add,relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques thatenhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorialcontent, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focusstacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such asdust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. Allallowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscalemonochrome. Infrared images, either direct captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can havelandscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primarysubject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos,game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totallydependent on man for food.

PSA Photo-Journalism

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.