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Today: Monday 22 Oct 2018
Closing Date : Friday 05 Oct 2018

Rules of Salon

 

International Nowruz Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/64/253 of 2010, at the initiative of several countries that share this holiday (Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan. Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a cultural tradition observed by numerous peoples, Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. It promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighborliness, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.

NOWRUZ 2018 INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY is the Photo Salon in Tajikistan which is conducted under the approved rules of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), 2018/456. Acceptances obtained in this salon will be taken into account for PSA Star Rating listings in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of Photography and credited for PSA Distinctions.


SECTIONS:

  1. Open Monochrome (PID Monochrome)
  2. Open Color (Only Color) (PID Color)
  3. People (Color/Monochrome) (PID Color)
  4. Landscape (Color/Monochrome) (PID Color)
  5. Nature (Color/Monochrome) (ND)
  6. Travel (TRAD) (Color/Monochrome) (PTD)

                                                                                                   


CALENDAR:


Closing Date: 05 October 2018
Judging: 19-26 October 2018
Notification emails sent: 09 November 2018
Exhibitions and slide shows: 11 January 2019
Catalogues & awards sent: 11 January 2019

CORRESPONDENCE & ENQUIRIES TO:
Salon Chairman
Ali Samei, MFIAP, EFIAP/b, ESFIAP

Soroosh Baynolmelal, filarmonia Palace
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Email:  NowruzPhotoSalon[at]gmail.com



CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

ENTRIES

 

  1. Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide.
  2. Sections: Each entrant may submit a maximum of four images in each of the 6 sections. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country.

AN AUTHOR MAY NOT ENTER IDENTICAL OR SIMILAR PHOTOGRAPHS INTO DIFFERENT SECTIONS.

  1. Copyright: All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are not acceptable. The PSA and organizer assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.
  2. Submission: Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the salon website (www.NowruzSalon.com). Entrants MUST use only the Western/Latin alphabet when submitting an entry.
  3. File size: All images are to be submitted in JPEG It is recommended that images should use RGB Colour Space. Digital Files (including any borders) must not exceed 1980x1980 pixels. Smaller images are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen. Maximum file size is 2 MB. If you submit files larger than 2 MB, you will receive an error message, and your images will be rejected. Please check all image sizes before submission, images with sizes greater than specified will be rejected. The projection background is black, Please DO NOT fill empty space with/or add large borders. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide.
  4. File Naming: Files do not need to be renamed when submitting an entry. However, the titles should appear on the entry form as you wish them to appear in the catalogue.
  5. Image Titles: 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:
  6. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  7. 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.

  1. Judging: Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section. 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. Judging is based on acceptance or rejection. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. Judging will be done using LG HDTV & Judgment® Software (made by Focus Team Software Group, especially to judge Digital exhibitions).
  2. Names: No information about the entrant, title of the image or country will be given to the judges. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.
  3. Public Showings: A representative selection of the accepted images will be projected at public showings.

 


 DISPUTES

In any case of dispute regarding compliance with the Conditions of Entry, payment of fees or matters pertaining to an image (such as receipt, acceptance, compliance, score or award), the decision of the organizers and judges to accept your application (or not) will be final. Violations and perceived violations of the Conditions of Entry may be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in a declination of your application to have your images included in this and other exhibitions.

 


 COMPLIANCE

The salon 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 salon rules and conditions.

Take special note: Nude photography is excluded in this salon.

 


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 Result[at]NowruzSalon.com. Notifications will not be sent by post.

 


 CATALOGUES

All entrants who paid the entry fee will be sent a free copy of the PDF catalogue.

 


 ENTRY FEES

1-3 Section: $20USD

4-6 Sections: $30USD

 

Group/Club Entries - Discount Rates

Number of Entrants

5-9 Entrants

10-20 Entrants

21-40 Entrants

40+ Entrants

Discount

5 % of Total Fee

10 % of Total Fee

15 % of Total Fee

20 % of Total Fee

Entry fee is mandatory for every participant. Entry fee can be paid with PayPal through our web site.

Where entry fee can only be sent by post, it should be sent as cash (US$ only). Please contact Exhibition Chairman to get a special address for sending entry fee by post. If you send cash, please enclose a note containing the entrant’s name.

NON PAYMENT OF FEES

Entries for which no fee is received will not be judged.

 


REPRODUCTIONS

By submitting an entry for NOWRUZ 2018 INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY the entrant permits the organizers 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 NOWRUZ 2018 INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

 


AWARDS

Totally 123 Awards!

Best Club Award: FPC Gold Medal

Nowruz Award: Best photo with Nowruz subject

6 PSA Gold Medals

6 Gold, 6 Silver & 6 Bronze FPC Medals

96 Salon Honorable Mention Certificates

 


 7 DEFINITIONS

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

Monochrome images may not be entered in the Open Color Section.

 


 Nature (FIAP, PSA & RPS):

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 to 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 to the viewer. 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 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.

 


 PSA Definitions

 General:

“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 salon. 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. In all sections of this exhibition images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions”. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

 Monochrome:

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 grayscale 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.

 Photo Travel:

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.

 AGREEMENT

 

SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS