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VNUSPA

The 6th VNUSPA INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL SALON 2018

DIGITAL SECTIONS:

1. MONOCHROME: OPEN; 2. COLOR: OPEN; 3. TRAVEL: OPEN

GREETINGS

The Vietnamese American Photographic Association (VNUSPA) is pleased to invite all photographers, amateur and professional worldwide to participate in the 6th VNUSPA International Digital Salon, which will start from September 21st, 2018 to October 11th, 2018. The public exhibition will be held in Fall Church, Virginia, USA. The VNUSPA international exhibition intention is to award in excess of 50 awards at the discretion of the judges. These will include PSA FIAP. Great success to the 6th VNUSPA International Digital Salon 2018!

CALENDAR

  1. Closing Date: (October 11, 2018) November 07, 2018.
  2. Judging Date: (October 13, 2018) November 17, 2018.
  3. Notification Date (email): (October 19 to November 1, 2018) November 30, 2018 – December 22, 2018
  4. Online catalog Availability (PDF): (November 9, 2018) January 5, 2019.
  5. Public Exhibition Date: (November 22, 2018) January 5, 2019

JURY IN ALL SECTIONS: An entrant's four images will be presented to the judges consecutively

  1. Joseph Hoa Pham, HonFICS FICS HonMARGUS AFIAP ANAPSL PSAstar etc.  Falls Church, Virginia, USA.
  2. James R. Roy: FPSA, PPSA.  Falls Church, Virginia, USA.
  3. Vuong Nien, E. FIAP, FICS, FVNUSPA.  Anaheim, California, USA.

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Online Entry: online digital entries must be submitted HERE.
  2. Postal Entry: Non-online digital files must be stored in a DVD/CD containing the works. Files naming must follow the format: lastname-firstname-section-entry#-ImageTitle; for example: Lee-Susan-Color-2-CatchAFish.jpg. In addition, the Image titles on CD/DVD have to match with image titles on the entry form.

Note:

  • Entries not complying with Conditions of Entry and Rules will be disqualified.
  • Entries received without full payment of entry fee will be disqualified.

Acceptances: From this salon, exhibitors are eligible apply for PID PSA star rating and FIAP distinction.

ENTRY FEE

  1. Online submission: PAYPAL ONLY, $15/entry
  2. Postal submission: CASH ONLY, North America $16.00/entry, elsewhere $18.00 / entry.
  3. GROUP ENTRY: There is a US$50.00 group discount for entries consisting of 10 separate entrants or more.

AWARDS

  1. VNUSPA intends to award more than 50 awards at the discretion of the judges. These include PSA FIAP VNUSPA.
  2. Each section will include 1 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze awards, in addition to other honorable mentions.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  1. General Organizing: Phu Vo – VNUSPA – External President
  2. Member: VNUSPA members

ENQUIRIES

  1. Website: http://www.vnuspa.com
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Postal: 7407 Jayhawk Street. Annadale, VA 22003-5740, USA

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND RULES

    1. The exhibition is open to anyone, except members of the Exhibition Committee and members of the jury. 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.
    2. The original image(s) must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired with a digital camera. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. 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 any medium related to the exhibition. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.
    3. 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.²
    4. By checking this box. I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document 2014/317E « Conditions for application and regulations for an organization of international photographic events » and especially to its chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » dealing under Section II.2 with the FIAP participation rules and the red list.²
    5. This salon accepts new images only.
    6. The same image may not be submitted in more than one section. This means that the same image that is submitted in the Travel Section cannot be submitted in Color Section.
    7. Entries receive without the fee will not be judged; entries won’t be returned.
    8. There will be three gold medals, six silver medals, nine bronze medals, and five honorable mentions in each section will be awarded.
    9. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section.
    10. A maximum of four images may be entered per section.
    11. Report cards will be sent to email only.
    12. Decisions of the jury are final.
    13. The winning images will be projected for the public show at the community gallery. The entries – online and/or postal – will not be returned.
    14. By entering the contest, you grant VNUSPA the permission to use these images at will.
    15. Please be aware that we will only contact you via email; therefore, provide your working email address.
    16. 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 “may not be eligible” for awards or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification by the exhibition sponsors.
    17. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Rating requirements as appropriate.
    18. An image that was accepted in a prior CPID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.
    19. All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
    20. Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.
    21. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings.
    22. 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 for any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker.
      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:
  • May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star rating class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  • May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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. 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:
  • the images are the original work of the entrant and
  • 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 acceptance 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.

  1. Images will be judged using a Samsung Smart TV 60 inches 1080p with HDMI Connection to laptops with 1900 x 1200 pixels resolution set up.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  1. All entries must be in JPEG.
  2. Maximum image width (horizontal) is 1024 pixels, and maximum image height (vertical) is 768 pixels.
  3. Please use dpi 72
  4. An image must not exceed 850 KBs.
  5. The maker’s name and/or image title must not be in the image.

DEFINITIONS

  1. MONOCHROME (FIAP definition): 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): A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with added an accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.
  2. TRAVEL (PSA definition): A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable”.
  3. COLOR: Any color digital images.

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