situation related to COVID-19 makes it impossible for us to ship letters
and parcels to many countries so that delays may occur. We will send
all awards for past exhibitions as soon as postal traffic being normal
again, when An Post Office permits us to undertake the bulk mailing.
We will not extend closing date - please upload your photos on time
Fully PSA 2020-344 recognised
Photo club Emerald, Bundoran, Ireland
- The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of The Photographic Society of America (PSA)
- Acceptances received by PSA members in approved sections of this exhibition are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, listing in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of photography, and credited toward the PSA Distinctions PPSA and EPSA.
BREACH OF CONDITIONS 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. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.
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. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. 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 colour images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.
iv. PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be 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 have been completed.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.
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.
The target acceptance rate will be between 29% and 35% in each section.
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 which 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.
Your email address and contact information will not be made public.
- There are 12 sections, all digital:
A) PORTRAIT (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PID Colour
B) OPEN COLOUR (colour digital) PSA PID Colour
C) OPEN MONOCHROME (monochrome digital) PSA PID Monochrome
D) NATURE (colour/monochrome digital) PSA ND
E) WILDLIFE (colour/monochrome digital) PSA ND
F) BIRDS (colour/monochrome digital) PSA ND
G) PHOTO TRAVEL (colour/monochrome
digital) PSA PTD
H) PEOPLE (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PTD
I) CITY LIFE (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PTD
J) PHOTOJOURNALISM (colour/monochrome
digital) PSA PJD
K) SPORT (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PJD
L) CHILD (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PJD
- Each photo can be presented in only
Monochrome images may be entered in PORTRAIT (PSA PID Colour) but not on OPEN COLOUR (PSA PID Colour) but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Colour Star Ratings.
Monochrome images may be entered for Nature and Photo Travel. An
image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having
no colour (PSA Monochrome Definition).
i. Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be
credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who's Who Color listings.
Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be
credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.
ii. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections
shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who's Who Monochrome
iii. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance
with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as
AUTHORS MUST FILL OUT ENTRY FORM AND SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE
- 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 2Mb.
Authors must fill out online entry form.
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.
No requirements for file names, file name should be as
you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). 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.
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
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.
20$ USD for any 1, 2, or 3 sections
30$ USD for any 4, 5 or 6 sections
35$ USD for any 7, 8, or 9 sections
40$ USD for any 10, 11 or all 12 sections
Possible ways of payment:
- PayPal transfer
- Cash, Checks and IRC are not accepted.
The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
All participants will receive report card notification via e-mail. The results of the exhibition will also be published on our website www.photoclubemerald.com
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue.
JURY MEMBERS (for all 12 sections)
Malcolm JENKIN, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, England
Almando REGGIO, Italy
Tianyi XIONG, China
An entrant’s four images will be distributed through out four rounds of judging for that section.
Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.
Judging of electronic still images will be done by on calibrated monitors of Sony Bravia KDL49WE HDTV in 1920x1080 pix.
Images may not be changed by the exhibition prior to or during judging.
Images may not be changed by the exhibition’s equipment prior to or during judging. This includes resizing of images either smaller or larger or changing the aspect ratio of the original image to “Fit to screen” or to “Fill screen” by HDTV equipment.
ALTOGETHER 121 AWARD !!!
DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medals in each section (12 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honourable mention ribbons in each section (72 altogether)
- Each author can receive only one award in each section.
Closing date: 15.08.2020.
Judging: 25.08. - 09.09.2020.
Report cards: 15.09.2020.
EDAS report: 08.10.2020
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue: 15.11.2020. www.photoclubemerald.com
Sending of awards: 15.11.2020.
Public showings: 22.10.2020. and 29.10.2020. Bundoran, Business Retail Park, Ireland
Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a high resolution W6000 Full HD projector in 1920x1080 pix.
By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies legal Age, and own all rights to these images, including copyright or parents or guardians gives permission on his/her behalf if he/she is not of Legal Age.
The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.
Eimear Connolly, email@example.com