PSA 2018-478 GPU L180135

1. The salon is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP, PSA, UPI and FIP. All acceptances will count for FIAP, PSA, and FIP and for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who’s Who". 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. NO ALTERATION FOR NATURE , PHOTO-JOURNALISM AND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.


2. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections.


3. "With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under PSA Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by PSA to establish if these obey to PSA regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of PSA; that PSA will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with PSA or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by PSA and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with PSA 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."


4. “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.”


5. 5 Section Digitally :


5. "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).


6. 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.


7. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website.


8. All paid up Entrant will received ONLINE PDF CATALOGUE.


9. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to PSA, GPU Distinctions.


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


12. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE JUDGE WITHOUT ENTRY FEE and entry will be disqualify for judging, the Author must accepts the conditions of the salon.


13. "Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, i.e 16 total images for 4 sections. . Images for each section should be uploaded via website.
A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed


14.The jury reserves the right to withhold some awards if the quality of submitted photos is not satisfactory.


15. Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.


16. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.


17. The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards.


18. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section".


19. Display of the Images : LED HD TV with resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels with Colour Space : sRGB.


20. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, in a PSA Recognized exhibition.


21. "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"


22. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipping.

:: defination as per psa ::
PSA Definition of Black and White Photography (Monochrome)

An Image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color ( i.e. contain 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 images. ( 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, or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a color works.


22. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipping.

  PSA Definition of photo travel  

"A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable”.

  psa defination of nature photography  

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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.
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 the 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.
Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.
Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions