Entry Rules

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Organizer

VIVID PHOTO CLUB, KOLKATA, WB, INDIA

The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of FIAP & PSA, The Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Federation of Indian Photography (FIP)

Acceptances received by FIAP, PSA,FIP members in approved sections of this exhibition are eligible for FIAP,PSA& FIP distinctions, Star Ratings, listing in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of photography and credited toward the PSA Distinctions QPSA, PPSA, EPSA, MPSA, GMPSA, GMPSA/B, GMPSA/S, GMPSA/G and GMPSA/P.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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. 

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

Target range for acceptances: Maximum 25 %

BREACH OF CONDITION OF ENTRY

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 & PSA. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

If 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.

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. Method of submitting entries and any specific format or title requirements.

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

SALON RULES & REGULATION

  • By the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP & PSA Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP & PSA to establish if these obey to FIAP & PSA regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP & PSA; that FIAP & PSA will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP & PSA or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP & PSA and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP & 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.
  • The salon is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP & PSA. All acceptances will count for FIAP & PSA distinctions. 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 AND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.
  • In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP & PSA, all participants in the event must tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

“I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document FIAP DOC 017 2017 E F ES D   «  Conditions for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events »  and especially to its chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » dealing  under Section II.2 with  the FIAP participation rules and the red list.”

The text FIAP document FIAP DOC 017 2017 E F ES D must be linked to the attached document.
Participants who do not tick the box must be excluded from the contest. If needed, FIAP can request a report showing that specific participants under investigation have de facto ticked that box.

  • 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.
  • Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website – www.vividsalon.co.in
  • All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, PSA and FIP Distinctions.
  • The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained. 
  • Entries will not be judge without entry fees. No extension of closing date. Our computer systems will automatically close the entry system and the payment processes on the closing date. Payment cannot be made after the closing date.
  • 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.
  • The image size must be of maximum 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high including any borders and be a maximum File Size within 2 MB. The files must be in JPEG format at 300 dpi resolution. The title should be in English and the maximum length 35 characters including spaces. No special characters such as !@#$%^&*()+/?<> ‘ ’ “ ” etc. are allowed ; only space, dash (-) and underscore ( _ ) are allowed in file naming besides a-z, A-Z and 0-9. 
  • Display of Images : EPSON EH-TW5300 projector with resolution 1920 X 1080
  • Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website - www.vividsalon.co.in
  • All paid up Entrant will received online PDF CATALOGUE and a downloadable link will be available in the website.  
  • all accepted and awarded images will be displayed in website gallery.
  • All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP/PSA/FIP Distinctions.
  • The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained. 
  • 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 www.vividsalon.co.in
  • Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.
  • An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.
  • No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, 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:
    • May not be 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 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"
  • All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit
  • All digital sections in PSA recognized exhibitions must provide a WEBSITE gallery of all accepted and awarded images separated by sections. All such galleries shall be available or posted no later than 60 days after the last judging and remain on the exhibition’s website for at least 90 days. Pictorial print exhibitions are strongly recommended to ask for digital copies of all entries and produce a similar website gallery.
  • The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues; Exhibitions are required to ship replacement medals when notified an award has not been received. Replacement PSA medals may be ordered by contacting the appropriate Regional Exhibition Standards Director
  • Entries will not be judge without entry fees.

PSA DEFINITION

FIAP DEFINITION OF MONOCHROME:

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 works requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

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

Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.

DEFINITION OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY: 

Entries must originate as photographs (image captured of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. Pictures on any subject including creative or experimental images can be submitted.

PSA ADDITION to the joint FIAP/PSA rules

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times. 

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

This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in Nature competitions. Judges are warned not to reward them.

DEFINITION OF PHOTO TRAVEL

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 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 images must look natural.

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

SECTIONS

  1. OPEN MONOCHROME - PIDM
  2. OPEN COLOUR (NO MONO IMAGE ALLOWED)- PIDC
  3. PHOTO TRAVEL – PTD
  4. THEME – PEOPLE – PIDM

ENTRY FEE

NO. OF SECTIONS

FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL

INDIAN INDIVIDUAL

1 SECTION

USD $20

INR 1500

2 SECTIONS

USD $20

INR 1500

3 SECTIONS

USD $25

INR 1900

4 SECTIONS

USD $25

INR 1900

PAYPALID:v3photoclub.salon@gmail.com

  • There is a Group Discount of minimum 20% - 30% for a group of at least 10 – 30 persons
  • No further discounts will be given other than those specified on the Entry Conditions.
  • The fees can be paid via PayPal through our web site: www.vividsalonco.in after registration and image upload.
    PayPal ID is v3photoclub.salon@gmail.com

For authors from India pay in the following bank account:
Beneficiary Name : SHIBAJI SAMANTA
HDFC BANK LTD , B K PAUL AVENUE Branch,
90, B K PAUL AVENUE, KOLKATA - 700005 (BRANCH ADDRESS)
IFSC Code : HDFC0004339 (Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Character is Zero)
MICR : 700240098
Bank Account No. : 50100296167364

The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration. 

Please note that the PAYPAL/RTGS/NEFT details must be e-mailed to us with your name & other entry details in mail ID – v3photoclub.salon@gmail.com as per specification below within 48 hours of payment for us to update payment status swiftly.

1. Registration No.

2. Name

3. PayPal/Bank details.

In case of non-payment of full Salon Fees as applicable by any entrant, their name will be deleted from the final acceptance list.

Never Extend Date

As a policy, exhibitions run by Vivid Photography and associates will NEVER extend the closing date. Our computer systems will automatically close the entry system and the payment processes on the closing date. Payment cannot be made after the closing date.

SALON CALENDAR

CLOSING DATE

:

07 JUNE 2021

JUDGING DATE

:

21 JUNE 2021

NOTIFICATION

:

05 JULY 2021

FIAP,PSA,FIP EDAS

:

21 JULY 2021

EXHIBITION

:

05 OCTOBER 2021

DISPATCH OF CATALOGUES PDF & AWARD

:

05 SEPTEMBER 2021 ONWARDS

ONLINE SUBMISSION: www.vividsalon.co.in

  • MR. AMITABHA SIL, EFIAP, ARPS, HON. FPSBP, HON. FCOS, HON. FIP
  • MR. TAPAN KUMAR DAS, EFIAP
  • MR. S R MANDAL, EFIAP, ARPS, AIIPC, ABPS
  • SALON CHAIRMAN - MR. BIJAN KUMAR MANDAL, EFIAP

JURY

MONO

COLOUR

THEME

PT

MR. AMITABHA SIL

MR. TAPAN KUMAR DAS

MR. S R MANDAL

    Awards

  • 4 X FIAP GOLD,
  • 4 X PSA GOLD,
  • 4 X FIP GOLD,
  • 8X VIVID GOLD (2 x each section), 
  • 8 X FIAP RIBBON (2 x each section),
  • 20 X FIP RIBBONS (5 x each section),
  • 12 X VIVID HONOUR CERTIFICATES (3 x each section),
  • Best Entrant of the Salon :FIAP BLUE BADGE, 
  • Best Indian Entrant of the Salon : PLAQUE,
  • Best Club of the Salon : PLAQUE

TOTAL NUMBER OF AWARDS - 63

The works will be judged online by judges communicating with the exhibition chairman via the Internet with individual monitors must be no smaller than 23 inches (58 cm).

Notification & Catalog

  • Notification cards will be sent by email.
  • All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will receive download link for online PDF catalogue of the photo salon. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards and catalogues; however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipment.
  • Contact person: President of Vivid Photography and Salon Secretary MR. SHIBAJI SAMANTA.  
  • E-mail: v3photoclub.salon@gmail.com

Webmaster of the Salon : Mr. Siddhartha De (Email: siddharthade2001@gmail.com)

FIAP RECOGNITION NO.: 2021/250

PSA – 2021-1357

FIP RECOGNITION NO. 2021/FIP/013/2021 

FEDERATION OF INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY 

www.fip.org.in 

The Central National body of Photography in India Affiliated to 

FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL DEL'ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE 

By joining the FIP, 

you are indirectly a member of FIAP, getting all the advantages and facilities FIP Photographer of the Year Contest, FIP Youth Photographer of the Year Contest Colour& Monochrome Print Contest, Colour PI Contest • Inter Club Competitions • Photographic Education, Nature & Pictorial Divisions • Who's Who and Star Rating Division Photographic Workshops and Demos, National &International Salon Recognition About 201 Salons were recognised by FIP in 2017 till December31st. And more than this, only access to the FIAP's International Photographic Honours such as: AFIAP, EFIAP, EFIAP Levels, MFIAP, ESFIAP and Hon. EFIAP National Honours like AFIP, EFIP, EFIP Gold, EFIP Platinum, MFIP, ESFIP, ESFIPC 

Write to 

DR. B.K. SINHA, MFIAP, ESFIAP, ARPS, Hon FIP 

9A, ARYA KUMAR ROAD, RAJENDRA NAGAR, PATNA-800 016 

barunks@hotmail.com; federationofindianphotography@gmail.com 

Cell No. : 9835021092 

Website : www.fip.org.in