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 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
Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the
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.
Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or
class. 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 each 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
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.
The target acceptance rate will be between 37% and 43% in each section.
- There are 12 sections, all digital:
A) PORTRAIT (color/monochrome digital) PSA PID Color
B) OPEN COLOR (color digital) PID Color
C) OPEN MONOCHROME (monochrome digital) PSA PID Monochrome
D) NATURE (color/monochrome digital) PSA ND
E) WILDLIFE (color/monochrome digital) PSA ND
F) BIRDS (color/monochrome digital) PSA ND
G) PHOTO TRAVEL (color/monochrome digital) PSA PTD
H) PEOPLE (color/monochrome digital) PSA PTD
I) CITY LIFE (color/monochrome digital) PSA PTD
J) PHOTOJOURNALISM (color/monochrome digital) PSA PJD
K) SPORT (color/monochrome digital)
L) CHILD (color/monochrome digital) PSA PJD
- Each photo can be presented in only one section.
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
Photos must be in JPG file format, maximum dimensions:
1920 pix. Horizontal side and 1080 pix. Vertical side in
AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE,
compression 7-12, max 2Mb.
Following the instructions on www.
Authors must fill out online entry form.
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$ for any 1, 2 or 3
30$ for any 4, 5 or 6
35$ for any 7, 8
40$ 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 notifications via e-mail.
The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website www.photoclubemerald.com
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue.
JURY MEMBERSJoseph TAM
, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, APSEM, GPU VIP-5, ICS/Safiiri, FPSEA, FWIEP, AustraliaIan LEDGARD
, MPSA, EFIAP/g, AWPF, GPU-Cr4, WalesYi WAN
, MPSA, 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.
Images will be judged with Benq W6000 Full HD projector in 1920x1080 pix.
ALTOGETHER 120 AWARDS!!!
PSA Gold medal
in each section (12 altogether)
Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honorable
mention ribbons in each section (72 altogether)
The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. Each
author can receive only one award in each of the section. The decision of the
jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.
Closing date: 10.02.2018.
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue: 10.05.2018.
Sending of awards: 10.05.2018.
Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a high
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
Eimear Connolly, Chairman of the organising committee