SRİ LANKA ULUSAL FOTOĞRAF TOPLULUĞU 18. ULUSLARARASI FOTOĞRAF YARIŞMASI

The National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka is pleased to invite photographers (amateur and professional) from all over the world to participate in their 18th. International Exhibition of Photography - Sri Lanka.

Salon Calendar

Closing date - 25th. August 2017 Judging - 28th. August 2017 Notifications sent - 30th. August 2017

Exhibition - 16th., & 17th. September 2017 Catalogues & Awards sent - 25th. September 2017

Entry Rules

HOW TO ENTER

Sections: Each entrant can submit a maximum of four images in each of the following four sections:

Open Color - FIAP, PSA (PID) Monochrome - FIAP, PSA (PID) Nature - FIAP, PSA

Travel - GPU

(Travel section does not cover PSA recognition)

THE SAME IMAGE MUST NOT BE SUBMITTED IN MORE THAN ONE SECTION.

Previous Acceptances: Images accepted in previous International Salons of the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka, (or too similar to those accepted) will not be submitted for judging.

Copyright: The original image(s) must have been taken using a photographic process and all entrants must have the sole copyright to each image they submit. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are not acceptable. The FIAP, PSA, GPU and the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.

Colour Space: The judging and display software operates in and assumes that the images are in sRGB colour space. Images will be displayed on a projector using the sRGB colour space. The projector only displays colours which are visible in sRGB.

File Naming: Files should be renamed as follows: Category-Sequence No:as per Entry Form-Title

Example:  If it is a Color section entry No.2 titled "Homeward Bound"

C-2-Homeward Bound.jpg

Categories: Color: C Monochrome: M Nature: N Travel: T

The titles should appear on the entry form as they are to appear in the Catalogue.

Image Titles: Image titles should be a maximum of 25 characters including spaces. All images must have a unique title; Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” will not be accepted. Nature entries should not have "cute titles" but should have descriptive titles that properly identify the subject. Images without an acceptable title will not be judged.

Judging: An entrant's images (in each Section) will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging.

Names: No information about the entrant or country will be given to the selectors. An image showing the name of the entrant on screen will be disqualified.

SUBMISSION

Properly renamed image files should be sent by email to npas.fiap.acct@gmail.com together with entrant's               name and country to be mentioned in the same email. Only local entries will be accepted on CD or DVD.

Image size: All images must be submitted in JPEG format. Maximum image size (including any borders) is 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels high at 300p.p.i. which is the native resolution of the projector so these dimensions will give optimum viewing when judging. Please note, portrait/vertical format images should be no larger than 1050 pixels high. Smaller images are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen. Image file sizes should not be larger than 2 MB. The projection background is black. DO NOT fill empty space with/or add large borders. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide and should be incorporated within the 1400 x 1050

pixels image size.

Images with sizes larger than the above specifications will be rejected.

COMPLIANCE

The organisers before, during or after the Salon, may decline any image or entry application at their discretion. An image or entry application may be declined if it does

not conform to the published Conditions of Entry or Definitions (see below) or if that image or entry application is deemed unsuitable. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and Definitions, the organisers may carry out checks on images to make sure that:                                                                       

1.The images are the original work of the entrant

2.The images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in the entry rules. This may involve the entrant being asked to provide the original image(s). In the event of any submitted image being found to breach the published Conditions of Entry or Definitions, or not to be wholly the work of the entrant, that entrant's complete entry may

be rejected. An entrant failing to provide a requested image file may, at the organisers' discretion, be considered to be in contravention of the above rules and may also have their entry declined.The decision of the organisers and judges to accept an application and entries will be final. Violations and observed violations of the Conditions of Entry will be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in a declination of your application to have your images included in the above and other exhibitions.

EXHIBITION

A representative selection of the accepted images (approx. 30%) will be printed and exhibited at the J.D.A.Perera Gallery, Colombo. The participants / authors of these selected images including winners will be requested to submit hi-res image files ( 10" x 15" @300p.p.i) to the organisers soon after the judging process.

NOTIFICATIONS

Notification of results will be sent by email. Entrants should ensure that they provide an active email address and that spam filters are set to accept emails from npas.fiap.acct@gmail.com

Notifications will not be sent by post.

CATALOGUES

All entrants will be sent a colour printed FIAP 4Star catalogue. (For overseas addresses they will be sent by surface mail). Awarded medals will be sent separately.

REPRODUCTIONS

By submitting an entry for the 18th. International Exhibition of Photography - Sri Lanka the entrant permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication in a catalogue, on an internet site and/or in other media related to the above Salon.

AWARDS

In recognition of the efficient management of the 18th. International Exhibition of Photography - Sri Lanka a number of FIAP, PSA & GPU Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded together with FIAP, PSA & GPU Ribbons. A number of "Honorable Mention" NPAS ribbons will be awarded in each section. The entrant with the highest overall acceptance total will receive the FIAP Blue Badge for Best Author.

OPEN

MONOCHROME

NATURE                       

TRAVEL

FIAP PSA

Gold Gold

Medal Medal

FIAP PSA

Gold Gold

Medal Medal

FIAP Gold Medal PSA Gold Medal

GPU NPAS

Gold Gold

Medal Medal

FIAP

Silver

Medal

FIAP

Silver

Medal

 

IAP

Silver

Medal

GPU NPAS

Silver Silver

Medal Medal

PSA

Silver

Medal

PSA

Silver

Medal

PSA Silver  Medal

FIAP PSA

Bronz Bronz

Medal Medal

FIAP PSA

Bronz Bronz

Medal Medal

FIAP      Bronz     Medal PSA Bronz  Medal

GPU NPAS

Bronz Bronz

Medal Medal

FIAP      Ribbon Judges Selection

x     6

FIAP      Ribbon Judges Selection

x

6

FIAP     Ribbon Judges Selection

x

6

GPU      Ribbon Judges Selection

x

6

NPAS Ribbons (HM) x 6

NPAS Ribbons (HM) x 6

NPAS Ribbons (HM) x 6

NPAS Ribbons (HM) x 6

 

 

 

 

                               

If, in the opinion of the judges and/or the organisers, no image meets the required standard for a designated medal, that medal may be either withdrawn or allocated to another classification. There is no specific Wildlife award in the Nature Section.

JURY

Bandu Gunaratne  EFIAP, LRPS, LBPPA, AIIPC, Hon. FNPAS, FISLP (Chairman - Jury)

Henry Rajakaruna MFIAP, FNPAS, Hon. FNPAS, Hon. FISLP

Reha Bilir ESFIAP, Hon.SSS, Hon.FBPS, Hon.FBSPA, Hon.GIFSAD, Hon.FICS, Hon.SWAN, Hon.E.FMPA, Hon.SUPC, AOK.

Wilson T.S.Teo  BA, AICS, ASPM, BEPSS

Mithra S. Weerakone ANPAS

Alternate: S.Ratnamalala

 

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.

 

FIAP Conditions

According to FIAP Document 2014/317 art.II.7F (new regulations), all applicants must adhere to the condition below : "With 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 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 and 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."

 

FIAP Definitions - 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 work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

 

PSA & FIAP Nature Definition

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 grey-scale 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.

ENTRY FEES

Option 1: Via                     using email address   naradaganga@gmail.com   and mention “NPAS - Your name & country” in description. Option 2: Pay entry fees thru Current Account No. 000460002133 at Sampath Bank PLC, Borella, Sri Lanka (Swift - BSAMLKLX)

 

Local entrants please submit bank receipt together with Application Form.

 

1 Section

2 Sections

3 Sections

4 Sections

Overseas Entries

US$20/Euro19

US$25/Euro24

US$30/Euro28

US$35/Euro33

Sri Lankan Entries

LKR 1600

LKR 2000

LKR 2400

LKR 2800

 

Entries should be sent on or before 25th. August 2017

NON PAYMENT OF FEES

The organisers regret that entries for which no fee is received will not be judged. Submitting of entries will comply that the entrant is bound to the above rules & regulations.

 

CONTACT

Canvassing on this Salon will be a disqualification. However, those who want to make any email  enquiries please write to the Salon Chairman on:   npaslanka@gmail.com None of the persons involved in organizing of this Salon and their family members will be allowed to participate in this competition in any section. If found such occasions, his or her awards and / or acceptances will be confiscated.

 

The National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka                                                                                                                                                                     

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