YPS All India Salon 2017  

General Terms and Conditions

The web-site enforces a maximum limit of 4 pictures per section. The participant can remove a picture and upload a different one any time till the last date for submission.

Eligibility

  • Photographers from India - The Contest is open to all photographers from India.
  • Jury/Salon Committee excluded - Members of the Jury and members of the Salon Organizing Committee shall not participate in the Salon.
  • YOUTH to be less than 18 years - To register under "YOUTH" category, the participant must be less than 18 years of age. Age Proof will be required for all participants in YOUTH category.
  • Only one registration per person - Each person can participate under only one identification. Creating multiple log-ins under different emails of the same person is prohibited.

Registering and Uploading

  • Register with complete and correct details - At the time of registering please make sure that details entered are complete and correct. YPS will not be responsible for inconveniences caused on account of incorrect details entered while registering.
  • Fees must be paid upfront - Participants will be able to upload pictures only after payment of required fees.
  • Submission only through web-site - Only pictures submitted through this website will be considered for the salon. Pictures received through emails or other means will not be considered for the salon.
  • Upload under correct sections - It is the responsibility of the participants to upload the photographs under the correct section. Photographs not matching the section under which they are uploaded will be disqualified during judging. Please verify the sections after uploading to make sure that you have uploaded under correct sections. You can remove an uploaded picture and re-upload again under the correct section any time till the last date for submission. If there is a doubt about whether a picture will qualify under a section, please refer to the definition of the sections available on this web-site.

Uploading pictures that qualify

  • JPEG files in sRGB color gamut - The pictures uploaded should be in JPEG format. The projection equipment used during judging are calibrated to display pictures in sRGB gamut correctly. Please make sure that the color profile of your pictures is sRGB.
  • Maximum width 1920 pixels, Maximum height 1200 pixels - Pictures should not exceed 1920 pixels on the width and should not exceed 1200 pixels on the height. The dimensions are checked at the time of uploading. Non-conforming pictures will not be uploaded. Pictures will be projected in their 100% resolution. Pictures in lower resolution will appear smaller.
  • Correct Orientation - Pictures will be displayed in the same orientation in which it was uploaded. Hence please correct orientation and resize before uploading.
  • No identification marks on the picture - The picture should not contain any added text/image that shows the title, name, logo or other forms of watermark when displayed.
  • Enter Complete and Correct particulars about picture - Please make sure that the Title and other details required while uploading a picture, are entered properly. If a mistake has been made, please delete the picture and upload again before the last date for submission.
  • Post-processing and subject fitment - Please refer to descriptions of individual sections for understanding subject matter fitment and restrictions on post-processing.
  • DPI does not matter - It does not matter what the DPI setting is. Any value should be fine.
  • Validate Print-readiness - Award winning pictures will be on display at the Salon Exhibition. If you want your picture to be displayed at the exhibition, you should be in a position to upload pictures with more than 3000 pixels on the long-side when requested. Pictures less than this resolution will not be printed.
  • Upload well-ahead of the last date - Please update the pictures well ahead of time. YPS will not be responsible for inability of the participant to upload pictures before the last date for submission. YPS will not entertain any claim for refund of entry fee on the grounds of inability to upload before the last date.

Publishing Results

  • Jury Panel has the final say - The decision of the Panel of Judges is final and binding with respect to selection of pictures for awards. No further appeal questioning the correctness of decisions will be entertained.
  • Web-site will display results - This Salon website will be the primary channel for release of results followed by emails to all the winners.
  • Digital Catalog - Youth Photographic Society will issue a Digital Exhibition Catalog to all entrants. The same can be downloaded from the web-site. YPS will not be printing physical catalogs to save paper and the trees.

Legal Requirements and Disclaimers

  • Pictures must originate as Photographs - All entries submitted must have originated as photographs. That is, images of subjects are captured via light sensitive on photographic emulsion or are captured digitally using a camera equipment. All final work submitted must be on electronic file.
  • Originality and Ownership - By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own (aliases and proxies are not permitted). In the case of composite images created from multiple photographs, all photographic components used in the composite-image must have been photographed by the entrant and the entrant must hold copyright for all the components included in the picture.
  • Right to use - The entrant permits Youth Photographic Society to reproduce all or part of any of the photographs entered for the contest, free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to any activities of Youth Photographic Society.
  • Misuse - YPS assumes no responsibility related to any misuse of pictures in violation of the copyright held by the author.

Non-Compliance to Salon Terms and Conditions

  • If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the Salon Committee reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.
  • In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to verify:
    1. The images are the original work of the entrant, and
    2. The images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
  • This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, or other information by a set deadline. Failure to produce the required image(s) or information within the deadline may be considered in breach of the Conditions of Entry. Pictures failing to comply with these requirements may be removed from the Salon.

Section Definitions

Section Definitions and Rules

Definition

COLOR refers to pictures in full or partial color covering any subject.

Rules
  • The pictures may be of any genre such as Portraits, Pictorial or Landscape. Please consult the list of awards to select your pictures to submit.
  • Digital Creation Pictures are allowed under this section provided they conform to the condition that the entry must have one or more elements that have originated as photographs.
Definition

An image is considered to be MONOCHROME only if it gives the impression of having only two colors, white and shades of gray, optionally toned to any one color like Sepia, Red, Gold etc.

Rules
  • The pictures may be of any genre such as Portraits, Pictorial or Landscape. Please consult the list of awards to select your pictures to submit.
  • Digital Creation Pictures are allowed under this section provided they conform to the condition that the entry must have one or more elements that have originated as photographs.
  • MONOCHROME images should not be entered in COLOR section.
  • A grayscale or a multi-colored image, modified or giving the impression of having been modified, by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of MONOCHROME
Definition

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.

Rules
  • NATURE section accommodates controlled environment - Images entered in NATURE section meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geological formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with 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.
  • WILDLIFE under NATURE should be presented in uncontrolled free environment - WILDLIFE Images entered under NATURE 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. Photographs of zoo animals or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible for WILDLIFE awards in NATURE section.
  • What is WILDLIFE - WILDLIFE is not limited to mammals, 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.
  • NO man-made elements - Human or man-made elements shall not be present in the picture, except where those elements are integral parts of the story of the picture. An example would be a picture of barn owls or other birds living in an environment modified by humans after having adapted their life to such an environment. Another exception would be inclusion of humans, human/man-made elements in situations depicting natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves.
  • NO tags or chains - Pictures of animals/birds with scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars or other restraints such as chain are NOT permissible.
  • NO domesticated subjects - Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals and mounted specimens are NOT permissible.
  • NO Infrared - Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
  • NO Digital Creation Pictures - Digital Creation pictures are NOT allowed under this section.
  • MONOCHROME allowed - Color images can be converted to grayscale monochrome.
  • Post-processing for Natural Presentation permitted - Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph while preserving the nature story, original scene and the pictorial content are permitted. This includes basic post-processing techniques such as Cropping, Burning, Dodging, Exposure correction, hue/saturation adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, and advanced techniques such as spot removal, HDR, Luminosity Masks and Focus Stacking. Final image presented must appear natural.
  • Post-processing that changes the scene are not permitted - Techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements (except by cropping) are NOT permitted. Stitching and making composite images, not falling under the advanced techniques listed above, are NOT permitted
Definition

A TRAVEL image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally.

Rules
  • Can be from anywhere - There are no geographic limitations. Pictures could have been shot anywhere on earth or in space.
  • No images from organized events - Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are NOT allowed.
  • Portraits must depict features or culture - Portraits of people or objects must depict features that provide information about the land.
  • Only Post-processing for Factual Presentation permitted - Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image (except by cropping) are not permitted. Techniques that result in restoration of the appearance of the original scene are permitted. This includes basic post-processing techniques such as Cropping, Burning, Dodging, Exposure correction, hue/saturation adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, and advanced techniques such as spot removal, HDR, Luminosity Masks and Focus Stacking. Final image presented must appear natural.
  • MONOCHROME allowed - Color images can be converted to grayscale monochrome.
  • NO Infrared - Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Slideshows

Awards

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General Awards

FIP Gold - COLOR Best Award 1
COLOR Second Award 1
COLOR Third Award 1
Honorable Mention - Rajalakshmi Hegde Best Still Life 1
Honorable Mention - Rural Life in Color 1
Honorable Mention - Color Abstract / Pattern / Blur 1
Honorable Mention - Best Landscape 1
Honorable Mention - TIGER Murali Memorial Color Digital Creation 1
Honorable Mention - Savithramma Memorial Color Portrait 1
Honorable Mention - Sunrise/Sunset 1
FIP Gold - MONOCHROME Best Award by Vista 1
MONOCHROME Second Award 1
Rs.3000
MONOCHROME Third Award 1
Rs.2000
Honorable Mention - Kilar Subbarao Hegde Monochrome Portait 1
Honorable Mention - Bokehs & Flares in B + W 1
Honorable Mention - Light & Shade 1
Honorable Mention - Streetlife 1
Honorable Mention - Rural Life in B+W 1
Honorable Mention - Back-lit Magic 1
Honorable Mention - Digital Creation 1
FIP Gold - NATURE Best Award - TNA Memorial Best Butterfly 1
BookMyLens - NATURE Second Award 1
BookMyLens - NATURE Third Award 1
Honorable Mention - Best Animal in Habitat 1
Honorable Mention - Best Bird Portrait 1
Honorable Mention - Best Bird Behavior 1
Honorable Mention - Best Bird in Action 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Flora 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Nature in Action 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Nature Under Water 1
Honorable Mention - Nature Conservation Award 1
FIP Gold - TRAVEL Best Award - In memory of Eminent Travel Photographer 1
TRAVEL Second Award 1
TRAVEL Third Award 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Street Photography 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Cityscape 1
Honorable Mention - Culture and Festivals 1
Honorable Mention - Beaches 1
Honorable Mention - Artisans & Performers 1

Youth Awards

MONOCHROME
MONOCHROME Youth Award 3

COLOR
COLOR Youth Award 3

NATURE
NATURE Youth Award 3

TRAVEL
TRAVEL Youth Award 3

Overall Awards

Best Participant Award 1

Best Participating Club Award 1