The 19th Macao International Salon of Photography 2017

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 exhibition rules and conditions.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be photographic film, digital file, photographic or digital print material, mounting excepted. Subject to divisional restrictions, Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker.

All entrants in PSA Recognized Exhibitions must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.

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 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.

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

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.

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 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.

 

Copyright

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 “may not be eligible” for awards or inclusion in audiovisuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification by the exhibition sponsors.”

For digital section(s) images may be acquired digitally, or scanned from film by the entrant, or a third party, to create a digital file. Adjustments and cleaning maybe performed to make the digital file match the original film image.

 

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.

Salon chairmen, persons closely involved in the organisation 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.

 

ENTRY FEE

Participation fee is for all section are 25 USD / 23 Euro (The printed catalogue is not included ) . Additional printed catalogue could be ordered is 10 USD / 10 Euro. PSM Member and EP. PSM is free of charge. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration. Possible ways of payment is PayPal.

PayPal send fee to salon.psm.org@gmail.com

 

An electronic (pdf) version of the catalogue will be available for free download on our website.

 

 

THEME (SECTIONS)

The 19th Macao International Salon of Photography 2017 is divided in 4 sections, (all digital):

COLOR (Open)                   [FIAP and PSA PID Color]

MONOCHROME (Open)           [FIAP and PSA PID Monochrome]

TRAVEL (Color and Monochrome)  [FIAP and PSA PTD]

NATURE (Color and Monochrome)  [FIAP and PSA ND]

 

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 frames & NO Signatures

(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)  An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging.

(11)  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 per email.

 

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”.

 

JUDGES

JUDGES

 

 

 

 

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  

ORGANIZER (PSM):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 : 21 May, 2017

Judging’s:  27-28 May and 3-4 Jun, 2017

Report cards with results : 10 Jun, 2017

Public presentation :  16 - 28 Jul 2017

Electronic Catalogue (PDF) available, Printed Catalogue and Awards sending : 31 Jul, 2017

 

RECOGNITIONS

FIAP  2017/239

PSA   2017-145

 

ORGANIZER

The Photographic Society of Macao

Web site : www.psm.org

 

SALON CHAIRMAN

Mr. Fong Sio Hong    EFIAP/s

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. 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 Color category.

 

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.

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. 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.

 

FIAP Regulation and Definition

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 that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions eve n 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.