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The Salon will consist of Six (6) Projected Digital Image sections:
– Open Colour (PSA PID Colour)*
– Creative (PSA PID Colour)*
– Land, Sea & Cityscapes (PSA PID Colour)*
– People in Action, Movement & Sport (PSA PID Colour)*
– Open Monochrome (PSA PID Monochrome)
– Nature (PSA ND)
*Monochrome images may be entered in these sections, but if accepted will only be eligible towards PSA PID Colour Star Ratings.
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP. All acceptances will count towards PSA, GPU and FIAP Distinctions.
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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
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
A maximum of four entries may be submitted into any one Section. The same photograph may not be entered into more than one Section. All entries must have a unique title and that title must not have been changed if the entry has previously been accepted in ANY other International Exhibition or Salon. 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.
Payment of Entry Fees is to be made through PayPal using either your own PayPal account or by utilising any current credit or debit card. All payments will be charged in Sterling. Please note, the additional fees for Non-UK entrants are to cover the additional costs incurred when posting the catalogues. The appropriate fees are set out below, for details of Group Entries, please see Group/Club Entries paragraph
A discount of 20% will be given to all group/club entries. Please note, the following conditions will apply:
– The group must comprise a minimum 10 entrants.
– The fees shown are per entrant
– Before entering, the group organiser must obtain a Group Entry Reference from the Salon Chairman, this must be used by all entrants in the group.
– Catalogues & awards will be posted to a single address. provided by the group organiser at the time of entry.
– Entrants must provide individual email addresses for the sending of results notification.
Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature) 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
An image previously accepted in the Bristol Salon may not be entered again in any section at Bristol, either under its original title or a new title. Nor can that same image be entered in another format, eg changing it from colour to monochrome
An image that has previously been accepted in any PSA or FIAP approved exhibition may not be retitled and be entered in any other PSA or FIAP approved exhibition.
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.
Monochrome and colour versions of the same image are not both permitted to be submitted in either the same or different sections of the Salon, only one may be submitted.
Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on-line using the Bristol Photographic Society website (www.bristolphoto.org.uk) and then following the links through the Bristol Salon tab. Entries will not be accepted on CD or by email.
You MUST use only the Western/Latin alphabet when submitting an entry.
a) The Entry Forms must be completed fully.
b) It is your responsibility to ensure that the Entry Forms are CLEARLY and CORRECTLY completed in ALL respects. Where the Exhibition Organisers consider that this is not the case, they will not accept any responsibility for the safe delivery of Report Cards, Catalogues or Awards.
c) Where you are submitting an entry as part of a group entry, you must ensure that you tick the relevant box on the entry form and enter the Group Reference provided by the Salon. Failure to do this will mean that you will not be eligible for any group discount – please refer to relevant paragraph.
d) Entry Fees will be paid via PAYPAL. Please refer to the Entry Fees Panel for details of Entry Fees. In the specific cases where your own country’s regulations prevent the use of PayPal, you should contact the Salon Chairman to make alternative arrangements. Please note that entries without the correct fee or without any fee will not be judged.
e) Entries must be received by the published closing date, 23 January 2021
Images should be in JPEG format. Maximum image size (including any borders) is 1400 pixels horizontally and 1050 pixels vertically. Please note, portrait orientated images must be no larger than 1050 pixels vertically. Smaller images are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen. Image file sizes must not be bigger than 3MB. Your images will be judged on computer monitors and/or TV screens at 100% of the submitted pixel size. The equipment will not resize your images. The equipment assumes that the image is in sRGB. If you use a different colour space, you should convert to sRGB before submitting.
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 must be incorporated within the 1400 x 1050 pixels image size. Please check all image sizes before submission; images with sizes larger than specified will be rejected.
An entrant’s images will not be presented to the selectors consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
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
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.
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.
There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognised 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 selectors 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.
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (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-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 be entered in PID Color sections but will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings if accepted.
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.
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.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
Images in this section include Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes. Images can include people, animals and birds BUT these must NOT be the main object of the image – the image must be about the environment.
A creative image is one that can be defined by one of the following:
Abstract – An exercise in composition for the sake of art. The real identity of the abstractionist’s subject is not important, and the result is not intended to be anything.
Altered Reality – An image created by altering reality in an obvious manner, created digitally or in camera. The intention is the creation of an image that conveys a feeling or message or tells a story.
Creative or Visual Art – Creative photography is a means of expression and a way for the author to make a personal photographic statement. These images should go beyond the straightforward pictorial rendering of a scene. The image does not have to employ derivative or manipulative techniques to be Creative or Visual Art.
It is important to note that ALL work should be that of the author and not copied or derived from elsewhere.
The Salon has the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PAGB and the Recognition of PSA
Bristol Salon of Photography is organised by Bristol Photographic Society.
Bristol Photographic Society is a Registered Charity – No. 297259
Limited by Guarantee – Registered in England No. 2004478
Registered Office: Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Rd, Bristol, BS6 5EE, England.
In recognition of the efficient management of the 2020 Bristol Salon, the 2021 Bristol Salon of Photography has been awarded Patronage of Recognition from the following organisations:
PSA – Recognition No: 2021-1184
FIAP – Approval No: 2021-088
PAGB – Approval No:
GPU – Approval No: L210047