THE 20TH MACAO INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2019

ENTRY RULES

 

 

GENERAL

·          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.

·          All acceptances will count for FIAP and PSA distinctions and for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and “Who’s Who”.

·          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 the entrant.

·          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.

·          No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

·          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:

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

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

      iii.            Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

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

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.

 

With 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 and 

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

It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

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

 

PARTICIPATION

The Photo Salon is open to all amateur and professional photographers. All images and parts of images must be entirely the work of the Author. Images submitted may be used free of charge for the catalogue and other publicity in connection with the promotion. The Organization assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. This is a digital image only exhibition.

The members of the jury are not allowed to participate in any section of the event.

Salon chairmen, persons closely involved in the organization of the salon and persons in charge of the handling of the salon software are not allowed to participate in the salon, neither as contestants nor as judges.

All participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage must tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”

In events that are not organized online, the above text has to be signed by the participant and handed in together with the participating photographs.

 

ENTRY FEE

Participation fee for all section is 25 USD / 22 Euro (The printed catalogue is not included) . Each printed catalogue could be ordered @15 USD / 13 Euro. PSM Member and EP. PSM is free of charge. All entries will neither be judged nor returned without full payment of fees. The payment can be made through our PayPal account: salon.psm.org@gmail.com.

 

An electronic (pdf) version of the catalogue will be available for free download on our website  http://salon.psm.org.

 

§ THEME (SECTIONS)

The 20th Macao International Salon of Photography 2019 is divided in 4 sections, (all digital):

COLOR (Open)                                FIAP and PSA PID Color]

MONOCHROME (Open)           [FIAP and PSA PID Monochrome]

NATURE                                        [FIAP and PSA ND]

TRAVEL                                 [FIAP and PSA PTD]

 

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

1)        Each entrant can submit up to 16 photographs (4 per each section)

2)        Images previously accepted in our Salon are not eligible.

3)        Each photo can be presented in only one section.

4)        The judges' decisions are irrevocable.

5)        Photographs must be in JEPG format with dimension 2400 x1600 pixels at 300 dpi and maximum size 3MB.

6)        No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image.

7)        Entries are submitted online by the online entry form on our website http://salon.psm.org

8)        Entries can be sent by e-mail to salon.psm.org@gmail.com

9)        The entry will be displayed on digital projector - 2400 x 1600 pixels with sRGB color space.

10)     File name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue. Each image must have a unique title with maximum 35 chars. Only Western/Latin, English Alphabet (A-Z; a-z; 0-9) are allowed. Special characters will be deleted automatically.

 

ACCEPTANCES AND RESULT

Each participant will receive the Report Card by email.

The results of the exhibition will be also published at our website http://www.psm.org.

 

JUDGING

The judges will award the Acceptances, Medals and Honorable Mentions of the entered images. The one who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all the sections of the salon added together will be proclaimed FIAP “Best Author”.

 

JUDGING DATES

JUDGES

o     Mr. Yu Kwok Keung               (Hong Kong)

Hon.FHKNPS, FHKNPS, FCHKFPA, ACFPA, ACAPA

o     Mr. Chung Chi Kai         (Hong Kong)

Hon.FGPC, Hon.FCPA, Hon.FYPAH, Hon.FTPPC, Hon.FSGPA, Hon.FZYPA, FPSK, AGPC, ASCC, A35mmPS, ABSC, ACPA, Hon.ECPA, SE35mmPS, EPBSC, Hon.CPA, MHGPC, MHBSC

o     Mr. Wong Ieng Tac         (Macao)

EPPSM, FPSEA, Hon.FMDPA, Hon.FPSSM, APRS, AHKCC, APSSM, Hon.PSSM, Hon.EPSSM, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EPAS, Hon.EYMCAPC, Hon.ESEAPS, Hon.UAPA

o     Mr. Ma Chi Son              (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, FPSM, FPSSM, FGPC, FHKPA, FHKNPS, LCFPA, AFIAP, EPPSM

o     Mr. Tang Chan Seng      (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, FPSM, FGPC, EFIAP/p, GMPSA, APSSM, EPPSM, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EHKCC, Hon.EHKAPA, SWIEP, PSA Galaxy 9 (PID-C), PSA Galaxy 5 (PID-M), PSA Galaxy 3 (PID-N, PID-PJ), PSA Galaxy 1 (PID-T)

Alternate

o     Mr. Tang Kai Lon           (Macao)
Hon.FPSM, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FGPC, EP.PSM, APSM, SWIEP, PSA Galaxy 10 (PID-C), PSA Galaxy 6 (PID-M), PSA Galaxy 2 (PID-N, PID-PJ), PSA 5 Star Exhibitor (PID-T)

o     Mr. Nam Chi Kwong       (Hong Kong)

Hon.FPSEA, FPSEA, FRPS, FPSA, EPSA, AFIAP, Hon.FPSNY, Hon.EHKCC, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EUAPA, Hon.EPSSM, EPPSM, Hon.EPAS, AWIEP, MHPFR, MHFCA, Hon.Landerneau, PSA 5 Star Exhibitior (PPD-C)

o     Ms. Pang Lai Man  (Hong Kong)

Hon.FPSM, FPSEA, FGPC, FCHKFPA, AFIAP, AWIEP, ACFPA, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EHKCC

o     Mr. Lai Wing Chiu   (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, FPSA, FRPS, FPSNY, FCPA, F35mmPS, FPSEA, FHKCC, Hon.FPSSM, Hon.FPSEA, Hon.FMDPA, Hon.EPSNY, Hon.EHKCC, Hon.ECPA, SE35mmPS, Hon.EPPSM, Hon.EYMCAPS, Hon.EPAS, Hon.ESEAPS, Senior Associate Member of the Wilmington International Exhibition, PSA Diamond Star Exhibitor (PPD-C)

o     Ms. Wong Lai Chu  (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, FPSM, FPSNY, FFCM, FMPC, FGPC, PPSA, ARPS, AWIEP, APSSM, EFIAP/s, EPPSM, EETPPC, Hon.EPSSM, Hon.EUAPA, PSA 5 Star Exhibitor (PPD-C)

o     Mr. Lam Kin Cheong      (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, FPSM, FPSSM, FPSEA, FHKCC, FHKPA, FHKNPS, FGPC, FPSNY, ARPS, LCFPA, Hon.FICS, Hon.FPSBP, EPPSM, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EUAPA, EETPPC, SEKPS, Hon.ESCPS, Hon.PESGSPC, AWIEP, MICS, MFIAP, EFIAP/g, HonEFIAP, PPSA, PSA Diamond Star Exhibitor (PPD-C)

Alternate

o     Mr. Tang Kai Lon    (Macao)
Hon.FPSM, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FGPC, EP.PSM, APSM, SWIEP, PSA Galaxy 10 (PID-C), PSA Galaxy 6 (PID-M), PSA Galaxy 2 (PID-N, PID-PJ), PSA 5 Star Exhibitor (PID-T)

o     Mr. Chan Ping Chung    (Hong Kong)

FPSHK, Hon.FHKCC, FHKCC, FCAPA, Hon.ECPA, EP.PSM, AFIAP, Hon.PSHK, Hon.PSEA

o     Mr. Ho Kan Keung         (Hong Kong)

EPPSM, FRPS, APSA, EPSA, EFIAP, FPSNY, FPSEA, FPSHK, FCPA, FGPC, FHKPA, Hon.FPSEA, SAWIEP, A35mmPS, AMPC, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EHKCC, Hon.EUAPA, Hon.EYMCAPS, SE35mmPS, SEKPS, EETPPC, Hon.EPSSM, Hon.ESPSEA, Hon.HKPA, PSA 5 Star Exhibitor (PPD-C)

o     Mr. Leong Chan Kong    (Macao)

FPSM, FPSNY, FPSEA, Hon.FPSSM, ARPS, PPSA, PSA 5 Star Exhibitor (PPD-M)

o     Mr. Ao Peng           (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, Hon.FBSC, EP.PPSM

o     Mr. Kuok Keng Man       (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, FPSM, FHKNPS

Alternate

o     Mr. Fong Sio Hong         (Macao)
Hon.FPSM, EFIAP/s, FPSEA, FGPC, APSM, APSSM, APSNY, Hon.FTGM, LCFPA

o     Mr. Leung Chi Hang       (Hong Kong)

FPSM, FCPA, FPSEA, FPSNY, FHKPA, FUAPA, FWKLOBPA, APSHK, EP.PSM, Hon.EBSC, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EHKCC, Hon.EPSSM, Hon.EUAPA, Hon.EHKPA, Hon.EYMCAPS, SE35mmPS, SEKPS, AWIEP

o     Mr. Fung Man Yu   (Hong Kong)

Hon.FPSM, FRPS, GMPSA, EFIAP/g, FPSEA, FNCPA, FMTRMPC, FGPC, FUAPA, APSHK, SAWIEP, Hon.PSEA, Hon.MPC, Hon. FMTRMPC, Hon.UAPA, Hon.FHKYMTPA, PSA Galaxy (PPD Color, PPD Mono, PID Color, PID Mono, ND, PTD)

o     Mr. Kok Heng Sun (Macao)

FPSM, Hon.PSA, FPSA, FRPS, FPSNY, FPST, FPSC, FPSEA, FCPAJXB, Hon.FPSNY, Hon.FCKCPA, Hon.FMPC, Hon.FFCM, Hon.FMCLA, Hon.FKSPS, Hon.FPSP, Hon.FSPPS, Hon.FSAPS, Hon.FPAJS, ABIPP, AFIAP, AWIEP, ASIIPC, SE35mmPS, Hon.EFAPA, Hon.EPSNY, Hon.EFCM, Hon.MPC, Hon.PSNY, Hon.OCPS, Hon.FCM, PSA 3 Star Exhibitor (PPD-M)

o     Mr. Carlos A. Dias (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, MHFCBA, Hon.EYMCAPC, PSA 5 Star Exhibitor (PPD-M)

o     Mr. Mak Heng Kin  (Macao)

Hon.FPSM, FPSM, FPSSM, F35mmPS, FRPS, EFIAP, AWIEP, EPPSM, Hon.PSM, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EHKCC, SE35mmPS

Alternate

o     Mr. Fong Sio Hong         (Macao)
Hon.FPSM, EFIAP/s, FPSEA, FGPC, APSM, APSSM, APSNY, Hon.FTGM, LCFPA

 

AWARDS

FIAP: 4 Gold; 4 Silver; 4 Bronze medals; 24 Honorable Mentions and 1 FIAP Blue Badge for Best Author

PSA: 4 Gold, 4 Silver; 4 Bronze medals; 12 Honorable Mentions

PSM (ORGANIZER): 

4 Gold; 4 Silver; 4 Bronze medals; 24 Honorable Mentions

4 Trophies for Best Entry of PSM Member

4 Trophies for Best Set of Entries

1 Trophy for Best Scenery and Festival of Macau in Travel Section (PTD).

 

CALENDAR

Entry Closing: 25 March 2019

Judging’s:       30-31 March 2019

Report cards with results:         05 April 2019

Public presentation:       18-30 May 2019

Electronic Catalogue (PDF) available. Printed Catalogue and Awards sending: 15 June 2019

 

ORGANIZER, RECOGNITION & PATRONAGE

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The Photographic Society of Macao (PSM)

PSA No. PSA 2019-131

FIAP No. 2019/066

 

 

ORGANIZER

The Photographic Society of Macao

Website: http://www.psm.org

 

SALON CHAIRMAN

Mr. Chao Kin Hong  Hon.FPSM, APSM

Email: salon.psm.org@gmail.com

Mail Box: P. O. Box No.876 Macau S.A.R., China


DEFINITION

 

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

PSA MONOCHROME DEFINITION

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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)  A grayscale 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.

 

FIAP MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY DEFINITION

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.

 

PSA and FIAP NATURE DEFINITION

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural 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 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.

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. Color images can be converted to grey scale 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.

 

PSA TRAVEL DEFINITION

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 grey scale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

 

ACTIONS FOR NOT FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OF ENTRY OR ENTRY RULES

 

If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

 

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify 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.

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence 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 and agree to cooperate with any investigation.