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YPS International Salon 2019

Welcome to YPS International Salon 2019

Youth Photographic Society (YPS) is one of the oldest photo clubs in India with 47 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 International Salon 2019. We aim to make your participation experience seamless and memorable throughout.

- YPS International Salon 2019 Committee



SALON RESULTS

SALON RESULTS - CONGRATULATIONS

Salon Results were published ahead of time on July 25th. Individual results were mailed to each participant with scores for each picture along with links to upload printable files for exhibition printing. In addition, scores are also available on My Page.

Salon Best Practices

Enhance Chances of Winning

YPS used multiple guidelines and actions to ensure that the winning chances of the participants are enhanced:

  • Pictures that do not qualify for any of the following reasons were notified to the participants ahead of the last date, provided the pictures were uploaded early:
    1. Picture content vilating the Salon Rules
    2. Pictures that were already accepted in past YPS Salons
    3. Watermarks and other personal identifications
  • Pictures posted in lower resolutions
  • Pictures posted under wrong sections
  • Duplicate submissions of the same picture under different saections were eliminated from receiving acceptances.

Notifications for Prints

Receipt of Prints were notified as and when the prints were received. Deatils of local pinter was shared on web-site for people who wanted to save postage costs.

Verify and Correct Name and Address no later than Mon, Aug 5, 2019

Salon Certificates, Medals, Pins and Ribbons will bear the name updated by you on the Salon Website. Printed Certificates will be provided to Medal and Ribbon winners. Digital Certificate will be made available for download for other acceptances. These certificates and catalog will be received only after the conclusion of the Exhibition. Also, in the event you are unable to attend the Award Function on Sun, Aug 25, 2019, the mementos and certificates will be mailed to the address provided by you. Prints will no be returned.

Please log in and validate correctness and edit the details if any corrections are required.

Exhibition Function

Please plan to attend the Award Function on Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at Chitrakala Parishath. The Salon Exhibition is open from Sat, Aug 24, 2019 to Sun, Aug 25, 2019. Awards/Certificates will be presented to the winners during the Inaugural Function.

For those who could not attend the Inauguration Function, the Awards/Certificates will be sent through Post. We request all Award winners to Login and Update the NAME and ADDRESS using "Edit Profile" option. The same Login-ID and Password used for uploading pictures should be used for updating the above details.

OPEN JUDGING REPORT

An Enjoyable 3 Days

As in the past YPS managed 3 days of Open Judging for this Salon too. For the first time, YPS also went live during scoring stages for all the sections. Over 50 participants from all over the globe watched the live score sitting at their desk. An equal number of photo lovers, young and experienced, witnessed the scoring as well as the award finalization proceedings at the venue. These people had the opportunity to experience how the judges pick the winning images. They also had the opportunity to interact with the judges and gain knowledge. Results were immediately posted on the live stream for the benefit of remote participants.

Judging is an involved process requiring concentration. The judges spent over 2 hours on each section to assign individual scores and spent another hour or more to finalize images. YPS took every care to make the days of judging enjoyable, right from travel, stay, food and tools available for judging process. YPS used its time tested and unique judging software to help judges identify winning images with ease.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the jury, people who joined at the venue to make the event memorable, people who joined from remote locations, YPS Executive Committee members, Salon Committee members and volunteers who helped during the judging.

How did the Judges Feel

Shri. S R Mandal

In my last 34 year's experience, judging all most 450 salons, contest and competitions, I felt YPS has done a great job to maintain the transparency in selection. As a jury of that salon, I have no doubt that the system implied maintaining the norms of FIAP, and PSA is the best presentation in our country. I am deeply honoured to share my experience with the other juries having no controversy at the time of selection. The entire presentation was excellent. My heartfelt thanks to the webmaster for making this process so clear. With the improvement of new technology, YPS has proved the best in all times. Thanks to the organisers and hope to see more in future.

Shri. A K Raju

From the first International Salon back in the eighties to all the national and International salons till now, YPS has maintained a very high discipline with regard to the calendar schedules, judging, exhibition and all other execution activity. This Salon went a step ahead with live streaming of the judging process enabling distant participants to view the judging process.

With the digital era an entire turn over of the imaging quality could be witnessed. Technology is playing a big part in imaging not only during the shoot but later on the computer as well. However, no digital technology can ever take over ‘Art’. This is where a photo competition plays a big part. It provides an opportunity for the photographer to portray his thought, his idea, his subject, his lighting, technicality and not his gadgets. It is the judge’s part to tare away the technological veil of the picture and see the photographer’s ability in making that image.

I would congratulate the Youth Photographic Society for striving hard to popularize photography through their workshops, group discussions, outings, mentoring and guidance. They keep it simple : If you love photography, we love you.

Shri. Dinesh Kumble

Firstly, it was an honour and a privilege to have shared jury services with eminent photographers & personalities from the field. Images submitted from over 30 countries is in itself a fantastic response to the Salon. Each of the entries were of very good quality and the criteria of “essence of a good wildlife photograph” was certainly met In most of the images, if not all; making it hard for us to arrive at the final list. The transparency, maturity and selection process were of the highest standards, and it consistently reflected in the scoring.

After the first round of selections, it really got tight to finalise the Medal winners; and I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion and debate we had amongst ourselves. In the end it worked out alright and it was heartening to note that Indian wildlife photographers are now standing shoulder-to-shoulder along with their international peers. Kudos to the organisers to have provided professional technology & logistics support, without which the entire process would not have been this seamless and enjoyable.

Mr. Mohd. Arfan Asif

In the world of salon/exhibition Photography, where there are many factors that encourage as well as discourage participation, where factors affect the conduct or misconduct of its organisation; the YPS International Salon has been most exemplary, a jewel among a diverse crowd of salons, proving time and again over the years, that not only does it maintain an exemplary standard but strives to improve the quality with innovative use of technology and ideas. For me it is the Gold Standard in Salons. This can happen only when there is leadership and teamwork. For that YPS has a leader in H.Satish, with a remarkable experience and commitment. I am always impressed with the way he has achieved to harness and in years build a team which would be the envy of any other Photographic entity. Each aspect of the YPS International Salon reflects careful planning and implementation. I need to emphasize the salon website and the software for judging, which are professionally created in-house. The website is most user-friendly and importantly retains a database for participants. The judging process with the IT maverick Murali Santhanam at the helm of affairs ensured that the record number of entrants and entries spread over 6 sections was a seamless process. I am sure my esteemed colleagues in the panel of jury would agree that we had a great time judging the entries in the presence of the public. The innovative use of live broadcast of the judging in its trial version and a first of its kind in the world is most impressive. These and many more aspects of YPS International Salon are benchmarks for other salons to emulate. Thank you for having me and for the opportunity to be part of this most exciting and memorable event.

JUDGING EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS

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DATES

Contest Dates

Last Date for Registration Jul 16, 2019 Registration will automatically cease at midnight Alaska time.
Last Date(s) for Upload

Jul 16, 2019 for:

  • COLOR OPEN DIGITAL
  • MONOCHROME OPEN DIGITAL
  • NATURE DIGITAL
  • TRAVEL DIGITAL

Jul 8, 2019 for:

  • COLOR OPEN PRINT
  • MONOCHROME OPEN PRINT
Upload will automatically cease at midnight Alaska 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 July 19 - 21, 2019 Venue: JP Nagar Cultural Association,
No. 43, P-1, 3rd Cross, 19th A Main,
J.P Nagar 2nd Phase,
R.K Colony, Marenahalli, 2nd Phase,
JP Nagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560078.
Announcement of Results Thu, Jul 25, 2019 The results will be posted on the salon website. Each entrant would also receive an email intimation of the same.
Exhibition August 24 - 25, 2019 Venue: Chitrakala Parishath,
No.1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Catalog Release Sun, Aug 25, 2019 A digital catalog will be hosted on the website.

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Print Partners

Please place all print orders directly with the partners. YPS Salon Committee will not be involved in getting any pictures printed.

Prism Giclee Prints

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Catalog

The YPS International Salon 2019 Catalog was released on Sun, Aug 25, 2019. You can download the high resolution Salon Catalog as personal souvenir or flip through the catalog like a physical book by clicking on View Catalog button.

Picture Awards

Awards for ALL_AGES

COLOR OPEN DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
COLOR OPEN PRINT
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MOL Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
MONOCHROME OPEN DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
MONOCHROME OPEN PRINT
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MOL Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
NATURE DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
TRAVEL DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6

Individual Awards

For ALL_AGES
FIAP Blue Pin - Best Entrant
1

Club Awards

For CLUBS
Best Participating Club
1

Contacts

YPS President: Mr. Satish H, MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon.FICS, Hon.YPS, Hon.ECPA, satishtusker@gmail.com, 94486-87595
YPS Secretary: Mr. Manju Vikas Sastry, sastry.vikas@gmail.com, 99452-44055

Youth Photographic Society Bengaluru
TT Hall, 3rd Floor,
State Youth Centre of Karnataka,
Nrupathanga Road, Bengaluru - 560001.
Email: salon@ypsbengaluru.com

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Youth Photographic Society

Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bengaluru, the hosts for this contest, is a not-for-profit organization started in 1971 to further the Art of Photography. With over 400 members, YPS is among the largest Photography Clubs in India and also boasts of hosting 44 National and International Salons. It has been nurtured by doyens of Indian Photography like Late Mr. T N A Perumal, Late Mr. E Hanumantha Rao and Late Mr. C Rajagopal. The club conducts regular slide-shows on every first and third Saturday of the month, alongside exhibitions and workshops, for the benefit of its members.


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