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2012 Welsh International Salon

  36th Welsh International Projected Image Salon 2012

Salon Rhyngwladol Cymru o Ddelweddau Tafluniedig 2012

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ENTRIES NOW CLOSED.

SECTIONS

A. General   (EID)

B. Experimental   (EID)

C. Natural History (Inc. Wildlife)

D. Photo Travel

SELECTORS (All sections)

Barbie Lindsay  EFIAP, MPAGB, FBPE

Russell Lindsay  FBPE, AFIAP, MPAGB

Brian Coleman AWPF

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Closing Date – 21st July 2012

        Judging Dates – 1st-5th August 2012

          Report Cards mailed before – 18th August 2012

               All Returns & Awards mailed before – 21st October 2012

             Catalogues mailed before – 21st October 2012

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SALON SHOWINGS

The selected Images will be exhibited by projection at various venues during 

the months of November 2012. Venues to be announced.

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       The Exhibition, will be conducted according to the standards of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

        The F.I.A.P. (2012/139) and P.S.A. Special Recognition. F.I.A.P Catalogue rating – 4 stars

Fees should be made through PayPal using either your own PayPal account or by using a current credit or debit card.   welshintsalon@btinternet.com

If no entry fee is received, entry will be deemed ineligible and will not be judged or returned.

 

Conditions of Entry

Entry is open to all photographers worldwide, amateur and professional.

Classes: A – General B – Experimental  C – Natural History (inc.Wildlife) D – Photo Travel.

(All classes may be Colour or Monochrome Images )

Experimental must start with a photographic image and not Graphic Art.

All acceptances count towards FIAP and PSA awards.

Entries accepted at a previous Welsh International Exhibition, or so similar as to be almost identical regardless of title, ARE NOT eligible.

Each entrant is limited to 4 images per section, AN IMAGE MUST NOT BE SUBMITTED IN MORE THAN ONE SECTION.

Digital images must no more than 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high (including any borders) at 300ppi saved as a JPG maximum size and not more than 2Mb per image. Please note: Portrait images should be no more than 1050 pixels high. Colour source sRGB. Entries not meeting the specifications may not be displayed correctly.

ALL entries MUST be submitted via the internet. Entries NOT submitted via our entry page will not be judged

Entrants MUST use only the Western/Latin alphabet when submitting an entry.

An entrant’s four images in each round will be judged at random.

Permission to reproduce any image at low resolution in an internet exhibition or in our catalogue of the Salon is assumed.

The organisers may refuse to accept an entry/image at their discretion.

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 exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Copyright of the images accepted for catalogue and support of our Salon is retained by the author.

If no entry fee is received, entry will be deemed ineligible and will not be judged or returned.

This competition is run under FIAP and PSA rules.

All entrants will be sent a catalogue of the Salon.

Submission of an entry signifies acceptance of and compliance with all entry conditions by the entrant.

AWARDS—In recognition of the efficient management of the 2010 Welsh International we will award a number of FIAP and PSA medals plus other awards in each section. Accepted entries will be eligible for FIAP awards and the PSA’s ‘Who’s Who’ and Star Rating.

See last page for more information about awards.

PSA Definitions:

General:

Entries must originate as photographs (image-capture 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/her own and 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 exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. 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.

Creative photography:-  may be defined as “altered reality”.

Nature Photography:-  Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from 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 to certify as to 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 on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.  No techniques that add to, 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 are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural.

Authentic Wildlife:- Is defined as one or more organisms living free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Therefore, landscapes, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or any living subject taken under controlled conditions are not eligible for Wildlife competitions. The entrant must certify that the photograph complies with both the general nature and authentic wildlife definitions by adding ’W’ to the title as indicated on the entry form.

Social documentary:-  is defined as an apposite comment on everyday social life or the environment.

Photo Travel:-  A photo travel image  must express the feeling of a time and place, portray a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state. Photo Travel images have no geographical limitations. Ultra close-ups, which lose their identity and studio-type model shots are unacceptable.  Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image without changing the Photo Travel content are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural.

     
   FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE
   The International Federation of photographic Art

FIAP DEFINITIONS:

Nature Photography:- depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans Is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks, adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.

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.

Patronage: 2012/139

Awards

General Section: Best in Section, Best Mono, Best Pictorial, Best Social Documentary

Experimental: Best in Section, Runner Up

Natural History Section: Best in Section, Best Wildlife, Best Ornithological, Best Botanical

Photo Travel Section: Best in Section, Runner Up, Best Transport, Best Environmental

PSA Ribbons will be awarded in each section.

WPF Special Awards to be awarded in each section.

A number of ‘Highly Commended’ and ‘Commended’ certificates will be awarded in each section.

Accepted images will be eligible for FIAP Awards and The PSA’s ‘Who’s Who’ and Star Ratings.

In order to qualify for the Wildlife Award, exhibitors must certify that the picture is truly wildlife by placing a “W” after the image title in the box provided on the entry form.

All correspondence to

Chairman of the Exhibition Committee:

Mrs Linda Baldwin, 1 Graig Afon, Coytrahen, Bridgend. CF32 0EB Wales, U.K.

Tel: – +44 (0) 1656 721103 E-mail: welshinternational@thewpf.co.uk

information on the web site :- www.thewpf.co.uk welsh international page

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