12th NBPC INTERNATIONAL SALON of PHOTOGRAPHY 2019

SALON INFORMATION

SALON CALENDAR
Closing: 17th January, 2019

Judging: 25th to 27th January, 2019

Notification: 5th February, 2019

Exhibition: 9th-11thFebruary, 2019

EDAS/Salon File: 11th February, 2019

Awards & Catalogues to be mailed:14th April, 2019

SECTIONS (DIGITAL)

OPEN MONOCHROME (Monochrome) – FIAP PIM, PSA PIDM
OPEN COLOUR (Colour) – FIAP PIC, PSA PIDC
NATURE (Colour/Monochrome) – FIAP, PSA ND
TRAVEL (Colour/Monochrome) – FIAP, PSA PTD
THEME: MOTION (Colour) FIAP PIC, PSA PIDC

SALON ENTRY FEE

ONE and UNIQUE Participation fee for all FIVE sections
FOREIGNINDIAN
$ 10.00 USDRs. 675.00

Unpaid entries will not be judged.

PANEL OF JURY

MR. SUSANTA BANERJEE

MFIAP, FRPS, ESFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. FPAD, Hon. FBPS, Hon. FCOS, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FSAP, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGPC

PROF. SHIVJI JOSHI

AFIAP, Hon. FIP, Hon. ECPA, FPAC

MR. ANIL RISAL SINGH

MFIAP, ARPS, Hon. FIP, Hon. LCC, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FPAC, Hon. TPAS, Hon. FSAP, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGPC, Hon. FPSNJ

MR. SWAPAN MUKHERJEE

EFIAP, FFIP, Hon. PESGPC

MR.  H.  SATISH

MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon. YPS, Hon. ECPA, Hon. FICS

MR. M N JAYAKUMAR

MFIAP, FRPS 

Panel of Jury (Section wise)

MONOCHROMEMR. SUSANTA BANERJEE, PROF. SHIVJI JOSHI, MR. ANIL RISAL SINGH
COLOURMR. SUSANTA BANERJEE, MR. ANIL RISAL SINGH, MR. SWAPAN MUKHERJEE
NATUREMR. SWAPAN MUKHERJEE, MR. M N JAYAKUMAR, MR.  H.  SATISH
TRAVELPROF. SHIVJI JOSHI, MR. M N JAYAKUMAR, MR.  H.  SATISH
THEME: MOTIONMR. SUSANTA BANERJEE, PROF. SHIVJI JOSHI, MR. ANIL RISAL SINGH 

 

Alternate Jury members

Mr.  Ratan Chandra Karmakar, AFIAP, FFIP, LIIPC

Mr. Basudeb Chakraborty, EFIAP, FFIP, LIIPC, IIPC (GOLD), PSA 4 STAR (NATURE)

Mr. Amitava Das, AFIP

AWARDS DETAILS

179 Awards
Cash Award – Rs. 25000.00

30 Gold Medals

5 FIAP Gold medal ( 1 per section )
5 PSA Gold medal ( 1 per section )
5 GPU Gold medal ( 1 per section )
5 FIP Gold medal ( 1 per section )
5 NBPC Gold medal ( 1 per section )
5 SGIPL Gold medal ( 1 per section )

10 Siver Medals
5 NBPC Silver medal ( 1 per section )
5 SGIPL Silver medal ( 1 per section )

10 Bronze Medals
5 NBPC Bronze medal ( 1 per section )
5 SGIPL Bronze medal ( 1 per section )

15 Judge’s Choice Medals (3 per section)

70 Ribbons
15 FIAP Ribbons (3 per section), 10 PSA Robbons ( 2 per section), 15 GPU Ribbons (3 per section), 15 FIP Ribbons (3 per section), 15 NBPC Ribbons (3 per section)

30 HM/CMs
15 ICS HM (3 per section), 15 NBPC CM (3 per section)

**BEST ENTRANT: FIAP special light blue pin (SLBP)
**BEST FEMALE AUTHOR: ICS Best Author Medal
**NBPC APPRECIATION AWARD for INDIAN ENTRANT: NBPC Plaque
**BEST CLUB TROPHY: NBPC Trophy

CASH AWARD

**K G MAHESHWARI CASH AWARD in MONOCHROME SECTION
Best Overseas Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
Best Indian Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
**BASANTI MEMORIAL CASH AWARD in PHOTO-TRAVEL SECTION
Best Overseas Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
Best Indian Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
**P K DUTTA MEMORIAL CASH AWARD in NATURE SECTION
Best Overseas Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
Best Indian Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
**SH. AMIN CHAND CHAUHAN CASH AWARD in COLOUR SECTION
Best Overseas Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
Best Indian Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
**SH. AMIN CHAND CHAUHAN CASH AWARD in THEME SECTION: MOTION
Best Overseas Entrant: ₹ 2500.00
Best Indian Entrant: ₹ 2500.00

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

Foreign Entrants

Pay through PayPal at [email protected].

No Personal Cheque/IRC/Draft will be accepted. Government of India rules do not permit transfer of cash currency. Please do not send any cash currency otherwise it would be confiscated at customs and would be treated as not received.

Indian Entrants

  1. By NEFT TRANSFER to NORTH BENGAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, A/C No – 40110100000534, Bank of Baroda, RAIGANJ Branch, IFSC Code:- BARB0RAIGAN (Read ‘0’ as numeric ‘ZERO’). Please note down UTR or Unique Transaction Reference Number of your transaction from the bank counter which you need to quote.
  2. By Demand Draft or Multi-city Cheque drawn in favour of ‘NORTH BENGAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB’ payable at Raiganj. Please write down (preferably in pencil) Participant’s NAME, E-mail and Mobile number at back of Cheque/DD. All Bank Charges are to be carried by the entrant/s.
  3. Please upload the receipt of the transaction details, as we need it to track your payment in our bank office.
  4. Mailing address for sending Draft/Multicity cheque:

NORTH BENGAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
C/O MOTIVE, S. P. SARANI (BIDHROHI MORE)
RAIGANJ, UTTAR DINAJPUR, WEST BENGAL, PIN 733134
INDIA. Contact: 9434144713, 9434043433, 9733399920, 9434204882.

N.B: Please note that your payment status would be updated in our records once the entry fee is credited in our a/c. This may take a couple of days.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  1. A Participant can take part in all FIVE sections and submit a maximum of FOUR digital images per section (total 20 images in this contest):

INPORTANT: Same or similar image already entered in one section must not be submitted in any other section. Images that have been converted between Mono and Colour are considered to be the same image for this rule. Any mono image submitted in the Colour Section will not be judged.

  1. Each Participant MUST have to REGISTER online by clicking ‘New Registraion’ link/button at https://www.nbpcraiganj.org and then follow the instructions to come. If a preview of all your images appear, upload is completed and successful.

IMPORTANT: Each entrant can participate under only one identification. Creating multiple log-ins under different emails of the same person is strictly prohibited.

  1. Please note that CD/DVD will not be accepted.
  2. File size– Not exceeding 2 MB.
  3. Accepted file Format– *.jpeg or *.jpg in the correct orientation.
  4. Dimension – Maximum image width (horizontal) is 1920 pixels, Maximum image height (vertical) is 1080 pixels. The entry will be displayed on Samsung UA40K5000ARLXL (40) Full HD Flat TV K5000 with native resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels. Images will be displayed in the same orientation in which it was uploaded. Hence please correct the orientation and resize before uploading.
  5. Resolution – 300 dpi (Max).
  6. Compression – 10, 11 or 12.
  7. File naming – File name should be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols and NOT more than 50 characters long. Image file name must be the Title of your Image/Artwork which will be taken automatically by our uploading software, so rename the image file according to your artwork name! For example: – If your image title is KULIK RIVER; your file name should be KULIK RIVER.jpg. Images showing the name of the entrant or anything else that carries any hint about identity of the entrant on screen (including camera generated date/time) will be disqualified. Images should not be watermarked. 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.
  8. Colour Space – sRGB. If you use a larger colour space (such as Adobe 1998 or ProPhoto), the colours will be reduced to fit the sRGB colour space. This means your image may not display the way you intended; it may lose colour or detail or both. To ensure that we see what you want us to see, make a copy of your image, convert the colour space in the copy to sRGB, save it and send us the sRGB copy. We will not convert the image for you.
  9. 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 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 FIAP, PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

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

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.

  1. All parts of the image must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.
  2. Entrants MUST use only the English alphabet when submitting an entry.
  3. Previous Acceptances: Images accepted in a previous NBPC International Salon or which, in the opinion of the organizers, are too similar to those accepted in a previous NBPC International Salon, will not be judged.
  4. Acceptances are eligible for FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS, FIP distinctions as well as PSA Star Rating and PSA Who’s who rating.
  5. Each author can receive only one AWARD in each of the sections.
  6. The organizer will take utmost care of the entered work.
  7. If virus is found in any incoming file/s or attachment/s, organizers are reserving the right of cancellation the same entry or entries. The organizers will take reasonable care of all entries; however, in no case will they be held responsible for any loss, damage or unauthorized use.
  8. PUBLIC EXHIBITION: A representative selection of the accepted images will be printed after receiving high resolution (300 dpi) image files from the authors and exhibited in a renowned venue of our town. Accepted Photographs may also be shown on the Gallery page of NBPC website.
  9. CATALOGUES: All paid entrants will receive a DIGITAL catalogue.
  10. The Organizer decides which of the accepted images would be included in the Catalogue and in the Exhibition.
  11. NOTIFICATIONS: Notification of results will be sent by email as a digital report card to all paid entrants. Entrants should ensure that they provide an active email address and Notifications will not be sent by post.
  12. CAUTIONS: 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:

  1. a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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, 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 FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS and FIP for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS and FIP retain 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 FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS and FIP rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with other patronizing bodies. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

Persons in the restricted lists – Persons in the restricted lists, that is, lists restricting persons from reporting acceptance, in whichever name they are called, to the organizations that have extended Patronage to this Salon, cannot participate in this Salon.

  1. 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.
  2. NOTICE: When an entrant goes into to 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.
  3. 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. AGREEMENT: Submission of an entry signifies acceptance of these conditions.

DEFINITIONS

FIAP, GPU, ICS and FIP definitions of Monochrome Photography:  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. 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.

PSA definition of Monochrome Photography: An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (i.e. contains only shades of grey 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-coloured image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS & FIP definitions 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.

FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS & FIP definition of Nature Photography:  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. colour images can be converted to greyscale 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.

Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.  Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. landscapes (initial capital letter removed), geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to mammals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS & FIP Definitions of Photo Travel Photography:
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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

MOTION: The world around us is in motion. Some things move slowly while some move faster. Any Image that renders motion or captures mood depicting motion is acceptable in this category. Only colour images are welcomed in this section.

Please also go through the FIAP & PSA website for any possible latest updates on definitions.

For any queries, please contact   

Salon Chairman: Mr. Jhulan Mahanta, AFIAP, FFIP

E-mail: [email protected]

Address: C/O Motive, S. P. Sarani (Bidhrohi More)
Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, Pin 733134, India.

Contact: 9434043433, 9733399920, 9434204882, 9434144713.

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