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Section

1. Open Colour – PSA PID C

2. Open Monochrome – PSA PID M

3. Nature – PSA ND

4. Photo Travel – PSA PTD

5. Photo Journalism – PSA PJD

6. Portrait – PSA PID C

Monochrome images are allowed in Colour (PIDC) Section. But if accepted, will be counted towards PIDC

Salon Calendar

Closing Date                             22nd November 2021

All judging completed by       11th December 2021

Notifications sent by                25th December 2021

EDAS Submission by               10th January 2022

On-Line Gallery posted by      28th January 2022

PDF Catalogue & awards by   26th February 2022

Entry Fee

No. of Sections                      Entry Fee

Any 3 Sections                  $ 10 or equivalent
All Sections                        $ 15 or equivalent
20% discount for clubs/groups of 5 or more entrants.

Modes Of Payment

FOR FOREIGN ENTRANTS:  Entry fee have to be sent online through Paypal,

ID: info@ipcsclub.com

FOR INDIAN ENTRANTS: Entry fee have to be sent online bank transfer

  Bank Details:

Bank Name: HDFC

Bank Branch: Santipur

Account Holder’s Name: Animesh Ghosh

Account Number: 50100427595003

Account type: Savings Account

IFSC Code: HDFC0009415

Please inform us after payment by email to info@ipcsclub.com with transfer details. Send the fee before the closing date. The Works of the authors who do not pay participation fee will not be taken into consideration.

Image Size

Maximum image size is 1920 pixels (Horizontal) x 1080 pixels (Vertical).

File Type must be in JPEG format

Resolution 300 dpi

File size should not exceed 2MB

Image titles should not be more than 35 characters. Only English Alphabet (a-z; A-Z; 0-9) are allowed. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title.

Panel Of Jury

rajdeep-300x300

Mr. Rajdeep Biswas(India)
GMPSA, EFIAP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome,
Photo Travel, Portrait

SUBRATA BYSACK copy

Mr. Subrata Bysack (India)
GMPSA/p, EFIAP/s, VIP5
Open Colour, Open Monochrome,
Nature, Photo Travel

SUDIP ROY CHOUDHURY

Mr. Sudip Roychoudhury(India)
EFIAP
Open Colour, Nature,
Photojournalism, Portrait

SUMAN BHATTACHARYYA

Mr. Suman Bhattacharyya(India)
MPSA, EFIAP/B
Open Monochrome, Nature,
Photojournalism

UDAYAN SHANKAR PAL

Mr. Udayan Sankar Pal (India)
EFIAP, EPSA, GPU/Cr4, VIP3, Aphrodite
Photo Travel, Photojournalism, Portrait

Award List

Open Monochrome – PSA PID M

PSA Gold

IPCS Gold

IPCS Silver

IPCS Bronze

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

Open Colour – PSA PID C

PSA Gold

IPCS Gold

IPCS Silver

IPCS Bronze

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

Nature – PSA ND

PSA Gold

IPCS Gold

IPCS Silver

IPCS Bronze

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

Photo Travel – PSA PTD

PSA Gold

IPCS Gold

IPCS Silver

IPCS Bronze

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

Photo Journalism – PSA PJD

PSA Gold

IPCS Gold

IPCS Silver

IPCS Bronze

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

Portrait – PSA

PID C

PSA Gold

IPCS Gold

IPCS Silver

IPCS Bronze

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

IPCS HM

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

Judge’s Choice

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

IPCS Diploma

Best author

Best Club or Group

Each author can receive only one Award in each section.

Disqualification Norms

A)Barred entrants by PSA will not be allowed in this exhibition.

B) Color images may not be entered in PID Monochrome section(s).

C) DQs are for breaches of PSA rules and breaches of definitions – e.g. cruelty to animals definitely DQd, clear manipulation in ND, PT, PJ definitely DQd.

D) Submitted images in Nature, Photo Travel and Photo Journalism may have borders within 5 pixels.

E) In case a raw file is requested by the organizer, non-compliance within the stipulated time may result in disqualification of the submitted image.

F) If two judges DQ then the DQ stands. If only one judge DQs then it must be discussed

G) Preferably on the scorecard DQ should be stated with a reason for the DQ.

Judging Method

Judging of electronic still images will be done by individual monitor size is minimum 19”.

Catalog

A PDF catalogue will be published on the website. A link to download the catalogue from https://ipcsclub.com/ website & will be sent to all participants.

General Conditions

Image and Entry Requirements: This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.

PSA Star Ratings: To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country

Image Creation: Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

Certification: By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. 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.

Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author

Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or 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 into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single Entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.

Titles: Each image must have a unique title. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an Identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers.

Colour and Monochrome: Colour and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title. However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and colour versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles has been completed.

All Exhibitions Accepting Digital Entries

Photos must be in JPG file format, Max. image width (horizontal) is 1920 pix. Max. image height (vertical) is 1080 pix. in 300 dpi. compression 7-12, max 2 Mb. No entrants would be eligible for acceptances and awards if their uploaded picture file is found wanting in exif / meta data.

Organisation

Imagix Photo Club of Santipur

Sutragarh Chunari Para Street, Santipur, Nadia, West Bengal 741404

Contact: info@ipcsclub.com

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA.

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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

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

Target range for acceptances        not exceed 35% in any section

Data Protection

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

Breaches of 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.

f another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result.

Notice: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm, he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form. If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted

PSA Statement on Subject Matter

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognised exhibitions.

The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph.

The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph. There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography – aircraft, helicopters and drones. This policy can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone.

The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA policies.

The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.

PSA Monochrome Definition

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

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

PSA 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.

➢ 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.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

PSA Photojournalism definition

Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. All images must look natural. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

PSA Photo Travel Definition

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.

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 look natural.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

Links for awareness of the latest changes in PSA subject matter:

PSA Photo Travel staged images: https://psa-photo.org/index.php?staged-travel

Nature: https://psa-photo.org/useruploads/files/nature/Nature-Photography-Judges-Guide.pdf

PJ: https://psa-photo.org/useruploads/files/photojournalism_-_pjd/pj-illustrated-guide.pdf

PT: https://psa-photo.org/useruploads/files/ptd_-_photo_travel/guide-for-photo-travel-judges-and-chairs.pdf