Youth Photographic Society (YPS) is one of the oldest photo clubs in India with 48 successful years behind it. Over the last few years, YPS has gone through a digital transformation modernizing its services. Visit YPS Website to know more. We are pleased to welcome you to YPS All India Digital Salon 2020. We aim to make your participation experience seamless and memorable throughout.
- YPS All India Digital Salon 2020 Committee
Salon Results have been published. Please check the Results Page.
Use the same Login-ID and Password that you used for uploading pictures, to login. Click on My Results and see how each of your pictures has performed.
We have introduced a Summary Poster on your My Results page that you can download and share on Facebook. Check it.
Next to each picture winning Award or Honorable Mention, you will find an Upload button. Click on it and upload a full resolution JPEG of that picture for catalog and Exhibition. We need JPEG files of 5400 pixels on the long side at 300 DPI. Please contact us if you are facing any challenges.
Please note that given the impact of Covid pandemic, we are uncertain at this point whether a location based exhibition is possible to be held. We will keep the Website updated on the status.
Salon Certificates and Mementos will bear the name updated by you while registering. Also the mementos and certificates will be mailed to the address provided by you. Please log in and validate correctness and edit the details if any corrections are required.
The following are the cut-off scores used to provide acceptance after eliminating rejected entries:
Year 2020 has been a year of "No Contact". All the participants submitted their pictures from the comfort of their homes. The members of jury scored and selected winning images from the safety of their abodes. And then, the Salon Committee debated whether to wait for the no-contact-period to end or to host the Award Ceremony as originally planned. Being conscious of completing things as planned, the YPS Salon Committee decided in favour of a Remote Award Ceremony and Salon Exhibition. We will, sadly, be missing the pleasure of seeing such wonderful images in print and frame and the pleasure of meeting the authors this year.
There is always a blessing in disguise behind every disappointment. Now the Exhibition can be visited by all participants and their families and friends, wherever they are, without compromising their health. Also the Exhibition will be kept open for a longer time. So let's enjoy the positivity behind the Virtual world.
The YPS All India Digital Salon 2020 Virtual Exhibition will be open to everyone after the Award Ceremony on Sun, Jul 26, 2020 and will remain open for over a month till Mon, Aug 31, 2020.
And, there will be no restrictions on Visiting Hours for the Exhibition !
The whole Award Ceremony will be webcast through YPS Facebook Live page, just as we webcast the judging.
Join us without Fail ! Enjoy the excitement in Full !
The conduct of a salon is incomplete without an exhibition of the photographs. Due to the prevailing situation, brought about by the pandemic, a physical exhibition was ruled out. The salon committee, encouraged by the overwhelming response for the online judging session, decided to go live once again to inaugurate the Salon Exhibition.
On 26th July, 2020 at 10.30 am the live session started off with a beautifully rendered invocation song by Mrs. Sunitha Rani Girish. This was followed by the presidential address and introduction of Guest of Honour, Padma Shri awardee Shri Anup Sah. Salon Chairman gave a brief on the salon and introduced the salon committee members. Mr. Anup Sah recalled how it was prestigious to take part in YPS Salons and how he coveted the awards he won in YPS Salons. Next up, release of the catalog saw a deluge of messages by viewers wanting to know how they could get a copy of the beautifully designed and printed catalog.
Salon Secretary then presented the statistics of the salon. This included some very interesting tit-bits like the youngest and oldest participants, top 5 performers, club wise statistics and much more. All these statistics are available on the website.
At this juncture there was a surprise waiting for the viewers. The answer to their question, how will the photographs be exhibited, was answered. A digital virtual exhibition was inaugurated by Shri. Anup Sah and the Web Master walked the audience through the virtual exhibitio. After signing a Visitor Book, the person visiting the Exhibition is taken to the Main Lobby with boards that will take you to any of the 6 halls exhibiting pictures of the Best Participant, the Best Club and a hall each for the four sections Monochrome, Colour, Nature and Travel. The Webmaster took the Guest of Honor and along with him the participants of the Award Ceremony through several halls. Each hall had a 3-D visual of pictures framed and hung on walls along with tent cards. The audience were shown the overall layout of the hall with 3 walls having pictures. They were taken closer to the picture to have close look in a free form navigation mode called "Room" mode. The Webmaster also showed another way of walking along the walls to look at each picture on the ball through simpler navigation in what is called the "Picture" mode.
To complete the user experience, many of the pictures had video presentation of the picture by the author of the picture. In a 30 second recorded video, the author explained how and why a picture was clicked. As a demonstration, the Webmaster showed the video of a Youth Participant explaining her picture of Elephant herd with a new-born calf.
The Webmaster also took time to demonstrate the other features of the Salon, like, "Full House Masters", "Portfolio Display" and how to access all Salon data since 2016. He then demonstrated the long history of YPS by showing a section containing all the past catalogs extending all the way to the first Salon held in 1977.
This was followed by acknowledgment of all award winning pictures and their authors. This was led by Girish Mayachari.
The Award Ceremony closed with vote of thanks by YPS Secretary. The 2 hour program ended on a high note with excellent feedback from visitors, Salon participants and YPS Members and with wide media coverage with news shared in 5+ magazines and 2 TV channels.
All participants were subsequently provided with links to view/download Salon Catalog, to download certificates in PDF Format and also to order catalogs. It is time to complete sending of medals and certificates and take the Salon to a closure.
Wonderful Virtual Exhibition !!! Very unique experience. So nice to see such dedicated team of organising committee, leaving no stone unturned to make the salon the most memorable one in these troubled times. Kudos to all the YPS members too.
The concept of virtual exhibition is wonderful. It feels like we are in the hall. Congratulations to all the organisers.
Woow!! Wonderful virtual Exhibition....Uniquely done...kudos to Mr Murli and entire YPS team under the great guidance of Satish Sir.
Virtual exhibition is really amazing. Congratulations for such a wonderful show.
Excellent presentation of virtual exhibition. This should be a role model for other organizers to do this kind of virtual exhibition throughout the world.
Wonderful virtual tour experience, Team YPS!
Congratulations to YPS & Salon team for this unique & wonderful award ceremony & virtual exhibition !!
The standard of salons has well and truly raised by a couple of notches. Other salons will have to strive hard to match this new standard.
Thanks for this awesome experience. From KALEIDOSCOPE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, I congrats to all our Club members. Great experience.
This is a fantastic and futuristic exhibition. I was expecting a Slideshow of photos. But this simulation of real exhibition is simply amazing. Kudos to Murali sir and entire team for this amazing user experience.
|Last Date for Registration||Jun 25, 2020||Registration will automatically cease at midnight India time.|
|Last Date(s) for Upload||
Jun 25, 2020 for:
|Upload will automatically cease at midnight India time for the respective sections. Please check the information on Section for last date for Upload. Submissions through email, CDs etc. will not be judged.|
|Judging Date||June 27 - 28, 2020||Venue: Online Judging,
Scoring schedule will be announced later
|Announcement of Results||Tue, Jun 30, 2020||The results will be posted on the salon website. Each entrant would also receive an email intimation of the same.|
|Exhibition||July 26 - August 31, 2020||Venue: Facebook Live,
|Catalog Release||Sun, Jul 26, 2020||A digital catalog will be hosted on the website.|
The YPS All India Digital Salon 2020 Catalog was released on Sun, Jul 26, 2020. You can download the high resolution Salon Catalog as personal souvenir or flip through the catalog like a physical book by clicking on View button.