Entry Rules

1 - 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.

 

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:

 

  1. 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.

  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

  3. 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.

  4. PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color 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.

 

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.

 

Breaches of Rules

 

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

 

PSA: 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.

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.

 

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.

 

IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

 

Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.

 

PSA Star Ratings

To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country

 

Image Creation

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

 

Certification: By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. 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

 

Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author. All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted

 

Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or 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 into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

 

Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single Entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.

 

Titles: Each image must have a unique title. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an Identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles may not consist solely of numbers.

 

Color and Monochrome: Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title. However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles has been completed.

PSA Statement on Subject Matter

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognized exhibitions.

 

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 any PSA exhibitions.

 

There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography - aircraft, helicopters and drones. This policy can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone.

 

The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA policies.

 

The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that - in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers - do not comply are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.

 

2 - COMPETITION DIVISION:

 

FAF Patronage Nº 2021/15

FIAP Patronage Nº 2021/381

PSA Recognition 2021 - Nº 1376

 

3 - SECTIONS:

 

A - OPEN COLOR (Pictorial and/or Creative) PID color PSA

B - OPEN MONOCHROME (Pictorial and/or Creative) PID monochrome PSA

C - PHOTO TRAVEL (Color/Monochrome) PTD PSA / TRAD FIAP

D - NATURE (Color/Monochrome) ND PSA

E - PHOTOJOURNALISM (Color and/or Monochrome) PJD PSA / TRAD FIAP

F - PEOPLE (Color/Monochrome) PID color PSA

 

The subject is free. The same image cannot be displayed in the Color (A) and Monochrome (B) sections simultaneously.

 

Conditions of Entry for all PID recognized sections:

  1. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

  2. An image that was accepted in a prior CPID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.

 

Definition of "Traditional Photo" (TRAD)

A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing any part of the original image except by cropping is stricly forbidden.

 

Monochrome FIAP Definition

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 color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

 

Monochrome 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.

 

Photo Travel Photography Definition (Color or Monochrome)

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 images must appear natural.

People Definition (Color or Monochrome)

People in all situations, such as daily life, street photography, traditions, portrait, people al work, social events, human relations and etc.

The main subject in the photo must be one or more human.

Nature Definition (Color or Monochrome)

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 images must appear natural.

• Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.

• Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

• 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 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.

 

By submitting works in this section, I certify that they meet the general definition of nature.

 

Photojournalism Definition (Color or Monochrome)

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

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

 

4 - ENTRY FORM AND SENDING PICTURES:

 

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class (24 photographs maximum).

Can be sent, with the personal information to the online entry form (www.salonpfr.com)

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

A list of all the files we received will be published in our web site for controlling purposes, with the notification of entry fee received and conditions of opening files. The list will be kept updated.

The sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms:

» That the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP,

» That FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking, - that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, Will be sanctioned by FIAP,

» That in case of sanctions following the non-compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. As mentioned in II.2) it is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

 

5 - DIMENSIONS OF PHOTOS (FORMAT):

 

The images must be saved in JPG format, without frames, in 72dpi resolution and not exceed 2MB.

Maximum image size is 1920 pixels (wide) x 1080 pixels (high).

 

6 - JUDGING DISPLAY:

 

The pictures will be judge in a high definition Led TV (LG 42LS5700), in 1920x1080px resolution, the color space used is RGB (16.7 million colors, 24-bit).

Images of each participant are distributed through four rounds, NO views consecutively.

 

Judging method:

1. Identify exactly how the judging is to take place, whether it is by a jury viewing the images together, or by remote on-line judging. (Exhibitions must check with FIAP whether they permit on line judging - the recent COVID-19 pandemic has allowed some relaxation of FIAP rules).

2. The nature and details of the equipment used to display images must be specified, and the native resolution must equal or exceed the horizontal and vertical pixel limits specified for the submitted images.

3. If remote online judging is taking place then assure entrants that all judges will be using equipment capable of displaying images at 100%

4. FIAP rules DO NOT PERMIT exhibitions to publish acceptance target ranges. However, if exhibitions wish, they may publish the fact that FIAP does not permit acceptance rates higher than 25%

 

7 - IDENTIFICATION:

 

It is not necessary to encode the file.

The only limitation is that names cannot be longer than 35 characters.

 

8 - ENTRY FEE:

 

Entry fee is:

» USD 10 / 1 (one) section

» USD 13 / 2 (two) sections

» USD 16 / 3 (three) sections

» USD 18 / 4 (four) sections

» USD 20 / 5 (five) sections or 6 (six) sections

 

La Peña Fotográfica Rosarina provides for a 15% discount for group entries (10 or more authors) consult pfrosarina@gmail.com

 

Modes of payment:

» PAYPAL (Prefer)

» E-mail for payment: pfrosarina@gmail.com

 

Send the fee before the closing date (July 27th 2021)

The Works of the authors who do not pay participation fee will not be taken into consideration.

 

9 – JURY

 

COLOR GENERAL/PEOPLE

» Lidia Lopez (Argentina) EFAF/p-EFIAP-PPSA

» Josep M Casanoves Dolcet (España) AFIAP-ESFIAP

» Sandra Garip (Rep. Dominicana) PPSA-EFIAP/s

 

MONOCROMO GENERAL/PHOTOJOURNALISM

» Sandra Garip (Rep. Dominicana) PPSA-EFIAP/s

» Jean Saleilles (Francia) AFIAP-ESFIAP

» José Luis Urbaitel (Argentina) EFAF/d1-EFIAP/d1-GMPSA

 

TRAVEL/NATURE

» José Luis Urbaitel (Argentina) EFAF/d1-EFIAP/d1-GMPSA

» Jean Saleilles (Francia) AFIAP-ESFIAP

» Luis José Vigil (España)

 

10 - AWARDS:

 

WORK’S AWARDS (per section)

» 1 FIAP Golden Medal

» 1 PSA Golden Medal

» 1 “El Gaucho” Gold Medal

» 3 “El Gaucho” Silver Medal

» 4 “El Gaucho” Bronze Medal

» FIAP HM (4)

» PSA HM (4)

» PFR HM (4)

 

AUTHOR’S AWARDS (per section)

(1) PFR Special Medal for the Best author of each section.

 

SPECIAL PHOTO AWARDS (per section)

(1) “Rosario City” Medal to the best photo of an Argentinian author for each section.

(1) Honorable PFR Chairman Mention (Jorge Scilipoti) for each photo chosen for section.

(1) Blue Badge FIAP (Author with more acceptance in the whole exhibition).

Total Prizes: 151

 

A maximum of 25% of the presented works will be accepted (Condition imposed by the FIAP).

 

11 - RETURN AND NOTIFICATION CARD:

 

The files will not be sent back. They will be put into archives until next year's competition for controlling purposes. The results will be published on our web site (www.salonpfrosarina.com) and report cards will be sent to the participants email (as a pdf attachment).

 

12 - CATALOGUE:

 

A catalog will be published in PDF with the winning works and accepted works on the website of the institution. Every participant can download the catalog for free from our link.

 

13 - EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:

 

Closing Date: July 27th 2021

Judging Date: August 7th 2021

Report Date: August 22th 2021

Catalogue Published and Awards Posted: October 24th 2021

Exhibition Dates: November, 2021 (Subject to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic)

 

14 - CHAIRMAN:

 

Mr. Jorge Scilipoti

Mail: elkoly@gmail.com

Cell Phone: +54 9 341 5141764

 

15 - ADDRESS:

 

Peña Fotográfica Rosarina

Urquiza 2124

(2000) Rosario – Santa Fe

Argentina

 

www.salonpfr.com

 

www.facebook.com/salonpfrosarina