Rules and Regulations with Other Information

Here you can find the Exhibition Calendar, Panel of Jury, Sections, Entry Fee, Terms and Conditions, Award List & DEFINATION.

Exhibition Calendar

Closing Extended : 28th August 2017 Judging Date : 09th-11th September 2017
Notification Date : 22nd September 2017 Exhibition Date : Middle of November 2017

Panel of Jury Members

MR. PINKU DEY [EFIAP, Hon.FICS, AFIP, Hon.PESGSPC, ESoF] DR. DEBDAS BHUNIA [EFIAP]
MR. MRINAL BASU [EFIAP] MR. GOBINDA CHAKRABORTY [EFIAP, RISF3, AISF, AICS, ASWAN, Hon.FICS, Hon.EUSPA, Hon.FSWAN, Hon.EFMPA, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.IUP]
MR. ANIKET PAUL [EFIAP, Hon.PESGSPC] MR. CHINMOY DUTTA [AFIAP, AICS, Hon.PESGSPC]
MR. PARTHA SARATHI SARKAR [EFIAP, ARPS] MR. BASU DEB AICH [EFIAP]
MR. PRADIP KUMAR DAS [EFIAP]

Sections

(A) Open Monochrome (B) Open Colour
(C) Nature (D) Photo Travel

Entry Fee

Foreign Entrants: One Section: 30 USD, Two Sections: 30 USD, Three Sections: 40 USD, Four Sections: 45 USD. Entry fees have to be sent online through the PAYPAL : saps.salon@gmail.com

Indian Entrants: One Section: Rs.1000/-, Two Sections: Rs.1000/-, Three Sections: Rs.1250/-, Four Sections: Rs.1500/-. Indian entrants must send their entry fees through account transfer (NEFT), Cheque or DD in favour of : Deepanjan De.

Details of NEFT transfer must be mail to : saps.salon2017@gmail.com

Beneficiary Name : Deepanjan De
Beneficiary A/c No. : 36063486319
Bank Name : STATE BANK OF INDIA
IFS CODE : SBIN0014521

Send your DD or Cheque to the following address
MR. Deepanjan De
27 BHUBAN MOHAN ROAD, P.O. BARISHA, KOLKATA - 700008, WEST BENGAL, INDIA

Terms and Conditions

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

SECTIONS: There are four sections namely : A) Monochrome Digital (PID-M), B) Color Digital (PID-C), C) Nature Digital (ND) & D) Photo Travel Digital (PTD)

• 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.

• Maximum 4 images may be entered in each section. Total 16 Images can be submitted. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

• 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. 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.

• NO ALTERATION FOR NATURE AND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.

• All final work must be photographic, digital file. 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.

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

• The Judging and exhibition presentation of the projected images will made by multimedia projector of 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness and high contrast ratio 2,000:1 with (1,024 x 768) on a screen sized at least 1.8m X 1.8m Results will be sent by E-Mail. A PDF catalogue will be sent to all participants. Catalogue and results shall also be available for download on our website - www.sapsart.in

• 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. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to PSA.

• The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

• The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.

• While every effort is made to ensure safe handling of all entries, organizer 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, photographs may not be considered for selection.

• PSA Procedures shall be followed in Judging.

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, 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

• Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at: saps.salon2017@gmail.com

• WE THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR JOINING AND WISH YOU SUCCESS.

IMAGE SPECIFICATION:
Length for horizontal image longest side must be 1024 pixels. Length for vertical image longest side must be 768 pixels. The image file must be in JPEG format. Please submit images with 72 dpi resolution & colour space sRGB File size of the Image should not exceed 1MB. While filling up the entry form, please write titles in English as you want them to be published in the catalogue. Titles should not be unduly long max 30 characters.

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

SAPS CIRCUIT AWARD LIST 2017

OPEN MONOCHROME OPEN COLOUR NATURE PHOTO TRAVEL
1. PSA GOLD - 3
2. SAPS GOLD - 3
3. SAPS SILVER - 3
4. SAPS BRONZE - 3
5. CHAIRMAN CHOICE - 6
6. SAPS MERIT - 9
1. PSA GOLD - 3
2. SAPS GOLD - 3
3. SAPS SILVER - 3
4. SAPS BRONZE - 3
5. CHAIRMAN CHOICE - 6
6. SAPS MERIT - 9
1. PSA GOLD - 3
2. SAPS GOLD - 3
3. SAPS SILVER - 3
4. SAPS BRONZE - 3
5. CHAIRMAN CHOICE - 6
6. SAPS MERIT - 9
1. PSA GOLD - 3
2. SAPS GOLD - 3
3. SAPS SILVER - 3
4. SAPS BRONZE - 3
5. CHAIRMAN CHOICE - 6
6. SAPS MERIT - 9
****Overall Best Entrant (FOR EACH SALON) ****
*** Indian Entrant (at least from three sections) (FOR EACH SALON) ***
*** Circuit Best Club Award ***

SAPS CIRCUIT 2017 - DEFINATION

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.

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.