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BRISTOL SALON 2018

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

ENTRIES

Entry: 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 the exhibition rules and conditions or that the entrant is considered unsuitable. The judges and organizers reserve the right, before, during or after the judging to determine without providing a reason that an image or a whole entry is unsuitable to be included in the exhibition or that the entrant is not in their opinion a suitable person to be represented in the exhibition. If the whole entry is declined, any entry fee paid will be returned.

 

Sections: A person may submit up to a maximum of four images in each of the following four sections:

A - Open (Counts towards PSA PID Colour awards)

B - Monochrome (Counts towards PSA PID Mono awards)

C - Photo Travel

D – Nature

Monochrome images may be entered in PID Colour sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Colour Star Ratings.

 

THE SAME IMAGE MUST NOT BE SUBMITTED IN MORE THAN ONE SECTION.

An image that was accepted in a prior (PSA) CPID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Colour section of this exhibition.

 

Monochrome/Colour: Monochrome and colour versions of the same image are not both permitted to be submitted in either the same or different sections of the Salon, only one may be submitted.

 

Previous Acceptances: Images accepted in a previous Bristol Salon or which, in the opinion of the organisers, are too similar to those accepted in a previous Bristol Salon, will not be judged. This includes monochrome versions of colour images or colour versions of monochrome images accepted in a previous Bristol Salon.

 

Copyright:The original image(s) must have been taken using a photographic process and all entrants must have the sole copyright to each image they submit. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are not acceptable. The PSA, FIAP, IUP, GPU and Bristol Photographic Society assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.

 

Submission: Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the Bristol Photographic Society website (www.bristolphoto.org.uk) and then following the links through the Bristol Salon tab. Entries will not be accepted on CD or by email. Entrants MUST use only the Western/Latin alphabet when submitting an entry.

 

Image size:All images are to be submitted in JPEG format. Maximum image size (including any borders) is 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels high. This is the native resolution of the projector so these dimensions will give optimum viewing. Please note, portrait images must be no larger than 1050 pixels high. Smaller images are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen. Image file sizes must not be bigger than 1.95Mb. The projection background is black, DO NOT fill empty space with/or add large borders. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide and must be incorporated within the 1400 x 1050 pixels image size.

Please check all image sizes before submission; images with sizes larger than specified will be rejected.

 

Colour Space:The judging and display software assumes that the images are in sRGB colour space. Images will be displayed on a Canon SX80, SX60 projector or 42” HD calibrated monitor/TV screen using the sRGB colour space. The projector only displays colours which are visible in sRGB. If you use a larger colour space (such as Adobe 1998 or ProPhoto), the colours will be interpreted to fit the sRGB colour space. This means your image may not display the way you intended; it may lose colour or detail or both. To ensure that we see what you want us to see, make a copy of your image, convert the colour space in the copy to sRGB, save it and send us the sRGB copy. We will not convert the image for you.

 

File Naming:Files do not need to be renamed when submitting an entry; the titles must appear on the entry form as they are to appear in the catalogue.

 

Image Titles:Image titles must be a maximum of 35 characters including spaces.

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:

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

b)    May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

Nature entries should not have "cute titles" but should have descriptive titles that properly identify the subject.

 

Judging:An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by theentrant.

 

Names:No information about the entrant or country will be given to the selectors. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition and will not be judged.

 

COMPLIANCE

The organisers before, during or after the Salon, may decline any image or entry application at their discretion. An image or entry application may be declined if it does not conform to the published Conditions of Entry or Definitions (see below) or if that image, or entry application, or the applicant is deemed unsuitable. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and Definitions, the organisers may carry out checks on images to make sure that:

1.The images are the original work of the entrant

2.The images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in this document.

This may involve the entrant being asked to provide the original image(s). In the event of any submitted image being found to contravene the published Conditions of Entry or Definitions, or not to be wholly the work of the entrant, that entrant's complete entry may be declined. An entrant failing to provide a requested image file may, at the organisers' discretion, be considered to be in contravention of the above rules and may also have their entry declined.

Specialist software has been developed and will be used for examining and checking images for manipulation.

 

PSA REQUIREMENTS

We are required, as a condition of the PSA Recognition granted to this exhibition, to publish the following PSA condition of entry:

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure that:

a)    the images are the original work of the entrant and

b)    the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations. PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition.

 

FIAP REQUIREMENTS

We are required, as a condition of the FIAP Patronage granted to this exhibition, to publish the following FIAP condition of entry:

 

The mention that by the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms:

- that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP,

- that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking,

- that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP,

- that in case of sanctions following the noncompliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules.

 

DISPUTES

In any case of dispute regarding compliance with the Conditions of Entry, payment of fees or matters pertaining to an image (such as receipt, acceptance, compliance, score or award), the decision of the organisers and judges to accept an entrant’s application (or not) will be final. Violations and perceived violations of the Conditions of Entry may be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in your application to have your images included in this and other exhibitions being declined.

 

PUBLIC SHOWINGS

A representative selection of the accepted images (approx. 30%) will be projected at public showings.

 

NOTIFICATIONS

Notification of results will be sent by email. Entrants must ensure that they provide an active email address and that spam filters are set to accept emails from salon@bristolphoto.org.uk. Notifications will not be sent by post.

 

CATALOGUES - PRINTED

All entrants will receive a FIAP 4* colour printed catalogue. Medals will be sent with the catalogues where possible. Catalogues will be posted 2nd Class for UK entrants and surface mail for overseas entrants. The Salon cannot be held responsible for failure of the postal authorities to deliver.

 

REPRODUCTIONS

By submitting an entry for the Bristol Salon the entrant permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication in a catalogue, on an internet site and/or in other media related to the Bristol Salon.

 

JUDGES

Open & Monochrome

Li Wang EPSA

China

 

Ross McKelvey EFIAP/s MPAGB FBPE

Northern Ireland

 

Peter Smith EFIAP  

England

     

Nature

Greg Duncan ARPS DPAGB CPAGB/AV BPE3* EFIAP/b MPSA

England

 

Mary Cantrille FRPS EFIAP MPAGB

England

 

Ann McDonald EFIAP DPAGB ARPS

England

     

Photo Travel

Val Duncan ARPS DPAGB FBPE EFIAP MPSA

England

 

Barry Mead EFIAP/d1 FRPS MPAGB APAGB

England

 

Tom Dodd DPAGB FIPF

Wales

 

AWARDS

In recognition of the efficient management of the 2017 Bristol Salon a number of PSA, IUP, GPU and FIAP Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded together with PSA, IUP, GPU and FIAP Ribbons. A number of "Honourable Mention" Bristol Salon Ribbons will be awarded in each section. The entrant with the highest overall acceptance total will receive the FIAP Blue Badge for Best Author. Accepted entries will be eligible for FIAP & GPU distinctions and the PSA's "Who's Who" and Star Ratings (PID Colour, PID Monochrome, Photo Travel & Nature). Ribbons will be posted with the catalogues, medals will be posted 1st Class for UK entrants and Airmail for overseas entrants. The Salon cannot be held responsible for failure of the postal authorities to deliver.

OPEN

MONOCHROME

PHOTO TRAVEL

NATURE

PSA Gold Medal

Best in Section

IUP Gold Medal

Best in Section

GPU Gold Medal

Best in Section

FIAP Gold Medal

Best in Section

IUP Gold Medal

Best Traditional

GPU Gold Medal

Best Traditional

FIAP Gold Medal

Best People

PSA Gold Medal

Best Plant life

GPU Gold Medal

Best Creative

FIAP Gold Medal

Best Creative

PSA Gold Medal

Best Environmental

IUP Gold Medal

Best Marine

FIAP Gold Medal

Best Land/Seascape

PSA Gold Medal

Best Lands/Seascape

IUP Gold Medal

Best Transport

GPU Gold Medal

Best Mammal

IUP Silver Medal

GPU Silver Medal

FIAP Silver Medal

PSA Silver Medal

GPU Silver Medal

FIAP Silver Medal

PSA Silver Medal

IUP Silver Medal

FIAP Silver Medal

PSA Silver Medal

IUP Silver Medal

GPU Silver Medal

PSA Silver Medal

IUP Silver Medal

GPU Silver Medal

FIAP Silver Medal

GPU Bronze Medal

FIAP Bronze Medal

PSA Bronze Medal

IUP Bronze Medal

FIAP Bronze Medal

PSA Bronze Medal

IUP Bronze Medal

GPU Bronze Medal

PSA Bronze Medal

IUP Bronze Medal

GPU Bronze Medal

FIAP Bronze Medal

IUP Bronze Medal

GPU Bronze Medal

FIAP Bronze Medal

PSA Bronze Medal

GPU Ribbon x 3

Judges Selection

FIAP Ribbon x 3

Judges Selection

PSA Ribbon x 3

Judges Selection

IUP Ribbon x 3

Judges Selection

Bristol Salon Ribbons (HM) – A number of HMs will be awarded. This is usually between 200 and 250

FIAP Blue Pin to be awarded to the author with the highest total number of acceptances. In the event of a tie, the organisers will decide irrevocably
 

If, in the opinion of the judges and/or the organisers, no image meets the required standard for a designated medal, that medal may be either withdrawn or allocated to another classification. There is NO specific Wildlife award in the Nature Section.

 

DEFINITIONS

Definitions: Images MUST comply with the relevant PSA & FIAP Definitions, these are reproduced below. Images failing to do so, will not be judged. Images being considered for an (Open or Monochrome) Traditional award MUST comply with the FIAP definition for Traditional Images.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.

 

PSA Definitions

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 (aliases are not permitted). The entrant 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. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

 

Monochrome

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example, by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

 

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 images must appear natural.

 

FIAP Definitions

Monochrome

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey.

A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

On the other hand, a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage

 

Traditional

A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing any part of the original image except by cropping is strictly forbidden.

 

PSA & FIAP Nature Definition

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 maintaining high technical quality.

·         Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.

·         Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

·         Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

·         No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.

·         Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.

·         Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.

·         Stitched images are not permitted.

·         All images must appear natural.

·         Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.

·         Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

·         Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

 

ENTRY FEES

 

FULL FEE 1 Section 2 Sections 3 Sections 4 Sections
UK Entries £11 £14 £17 £20
*UK Group Entries £8.80 £11.20 £13.60 £16
Non-UK Entries £14  £17  £20  £23 
*Non-UK Group Entries £11.20 £13.60 £16 £18.40

 

Fees are to be made through PayPal using either your own PayPal account or by utilising any current credit or debit card. All payments will be charged in Sterling.

 

*GROUP/CLUB ENTRIES

A discount of 20% will be given to all group/club entries. Please note, the following conditions will apply:

·         The group must comprise a minimum 10 entrants.

·         The fees shown are per entrant

·         Before entering, the group organiser must obtain a Group Entry Reference from the Salon Chairman, this must be used by all entrants in the group.

·         Catalogues & awards will be posted to a single address provided by the group at the time of entry.

·         Entrants will provide individual email addresses for the sending of results notification.

 

NON-PAYMENT OF FEES

Entries for which no fee is received will not be judged.

 

CONTACT

Please email all enquiries to: Pete Howell (Salon Chairman) – chairman@bristolsalon.co.uk

 

SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS

 

The Salon has the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and IUP and the Recognition of PSA

Bristol Salon of Photography is organised by Bristol Photographic Society.

 

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and is

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