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Organizer

The circular exhibition of art photography 4TH KUPA INTERNATIONAL SALON 2020 (DIGITAL) is exhibition of art photography organised by:
KOTRUNG UTTARPARA PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATION, INDIA

- The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE andThe Photographic Society of America (PSA)

 

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. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. 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 PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image.

i. 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.

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

iii. 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.

iv. 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.

 

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. Method of submitting entries and any specific format or title requirements.

 

 

The target range for Maximum 25%



BREACH OF CONDITION 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.

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.

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.

 

 

FIAP documents 018/2017 and 017/2017 is linked to this paragraph so that participants can consult it. Please tick this in the Registration Form.

 


Definition

FIAP / PSA DEFINITION

FIAP / PSA DEFINITION OF 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 works requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

FIAP / PSA DEFINITION 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 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 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color 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.

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, 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 animals, 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.

Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

FIAP / PSA DEFINITION OF 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 images must appear natural.

RULES & REGULATION

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 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.

The salon is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP. All acceptances will count for FIAP distinctions. ALL Images must be the original work of the entrant. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered. NO ALTERATION FOR NATUREAND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.

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.

The image size must be of maximum 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high including any borders and be a maximum File Size within 1MB. The files must be in JPEG format at 300 dpi resolution.

Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website - www. kupasalon.in

All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, PSA and FIP Distinctions.

The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.

Entries will not be judge without entry fees. No extension of closing date. Our computer systems will automatically close the entry system and the payment processes on the closing date. Payment cannot be made after the closing date.

Please note that the PAYPAL/RTGS/NEFT details must be e-mailed to us with your name and other entry details in the email ID – kupasalon@gmail.com  or chairman@kupasalon.in as per specification below within 48 hours of payment for us to update payment status quickly.

Registration No-

Name-

PayPal/Bank details-

In case of non-payment of full Salon Fees as applicable by any entrant, their name will be deleted from the final acceptance list.

 


Section

1. MONOCHROME – PID OPEN MONOCHROME,
2. COLOR – PID OPEN COLOR,
3. NATURE – ND,
4.PHOTO TRAVEL

 


ENTRY FEE

NO. OF SECTIONS

FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL

INDIAN INDIVIDUAL

1

18$ (US DOLLER)

INR 1300

2

18$ (US DOLLER)

INR 1300

3

18$ (US DOLLER)

INR 1300

4

18$ (US DOLLER)

INR 1300

 

PAYPAL ID:   rinabasu31@gmail.com

For Indians (Bank Details)

Bank:  STATE BANK OF INDIA

Branch Name : UTTARPARA BRANCH

Account holder:  Shampa  Bhowmick

Account no:  30375119993

IFSC Code:  SBIN0001403

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section that is 16 total images for 4 sections. Images for each section should be uploaded via www. kupasalon.in . A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed.

The jury reserves the right to withhold some awards if the qualities of submitted photos are not satisfactory.

Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section and Display of the Images: Epson EB-1485Fi projector with resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels with Color Space: sRGB.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

Each image must have a unique 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 or titles consisting of only numbers.

All entrants in must provide name, personal and country data in case of smooth delivery of awards.

The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues; however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipping.

 


Calendar


CLOSING DATE

:

18/08/2020

JUDGING DATE

:

23/08/2020

NOTIFICATION

:

28/08/2020

FIAP, PSA & FIP EDAS

:

12/09/2020

EXHIBITION

:

10/10/2020

DISPATCH OF CATALOGUE& AWARD

:

05/11/2020


ONLINE SUBMISSION: www.kupasalon.in


Juries

 

  • MR. ABANI PAL, EFIAP
  • DR. AVIK SETT, EFIAP, FFIP, GPA.PESGSPC, HON.PESGSPC.
  • MR. MANOJIT BASU, EFIAP, EFIP
  • MR. BASUDEV MAITY, EFIAP, AFIP

 

JURY NAME

MONO

COLOUR

NATURE

PHOTO TRAVEL

ABANI PAUL

ü

ü

ü

 

AVIK SETT

ü

ü

 

ü

MANOJIT BASU

ü

 

ü

ü

BASUDEV MAITY

 

ü

ü

ü

 

SALON CHAIRMAN :  MR. TAPAS BHOWMICK. EFIAP, EFIP


Awards

TOTAL NUMBER OF AWARDS – 53

MONOCHROME

COLOUR

NATURE

PHOTO TRAVEL

1 FIAP GOLD

1 FIAP GOLD

1 FIAP GOLD

1 FIAP GOLD

1 PSA GOLD

1 PSA GOLD

1 PSA GOLD

1 PSA GOLD

1 FIP GOLD

1 FIP GOLD

1 FIP GOLD

1 FIP GOLD

1 KUPA GOLD

1 KUPA GOLD

1 KUPA GOLD

1 KUPA GOLD

1 KUPA SILVER

1 KUPA SILVER

1 KUPA SILVER

1 KUPA SILVER

1 KUPA BRONZE

1 KUPA BRONZE

1 KUPA BRONZE

1 KUPA BRONZE

3 KUPA C.M.

3 KUPA C.M.

3 KUPA C.M.

3 KUPA C.M.

2 FIAP HON. MENTION

2 FIAP HON. MENTION

2 FIAP HON. MENTION

2 FIAP HON. MENTION

2 FIP HON. MENTION

2 FIP HON. MENTION

2 FIP HON. MENTION

2 FIP HON. MENTION

BEST ENTRANT OF THE SALON : FIAP BLUE BADGE

The works will be judged online by judges communicating with the exhibition chairman via the Internet with individual monitors must be no smaller than 23 inches (58 cm).


Notification & Catalog

Notification cards will be sent by email. 

∙ All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will receive download link for online PDF catalogue of the photo salon. 

∙ Contact person: Salon Chairman MRS. SUSAN COWLES,+1 623-755-0364

E-mail: exploringlightcc@gmail.com