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2021/FIP/131/2021

PATHSHALA 3rd National Salon 2021 Digital

5 SECTIONS (DIGITAL)

MONOCHROME PID OPEN
COLOUR OPEN
NATURE
PHOTO-TRAVEL
PHOTO- JOURNALISM

SALON CALENDAR

CLOSING DATE: 05.09.2021
JUDGING DATE: 11.09.2021-12.09.2021
NOTIFICATION: 19.09.2021
FIP EDAS:  18.10.2021
EXHIBITION: 20-21.11.2021
DISPATCH OF AWARDS & PDF CATALOG WILL BE START FROM: 20.11.2021 ONWARD

IMAGE SIZE

Digital Files – Maximum Horizontal/Vertical size
1920 × 1080 pixels at 300 DPI (within 2 MB Files).

PAYMENT DETAILS

INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FEE
Rs. 300/- for all 5 sections

Please ACKNOWLEDGE Payment receipt via email till before 2 days of judging, after no claim will be
accepted and Entry will not place for judging.

The bank details are given below for Online transfer

Name of the Bank: BANK OF INDIA
Branch Name :- TANGRA
Account holder: PHOTOGRAPHY PATHSHALA
Account no: 403810110004076
IFSC Code: BKID0004038

AWARDS

MONOCHROME

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP HM

8 PP GOLD

10 PP DIPLOMA
(PDF ALL)

COLOUR

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP HM

8 PP GOLD

10 PP DIPLOMA
(PDF ALL)

NATURE

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP HM

8 PP GOLD

10 PP DIPLOMA
(PDF ALL)

P.TRAVEL

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP HM

8 PP GOLD

10 PP DIPLOMA
(PDF ALL)

PHOTO-JOURNALISM

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP HM

8 PP GOLD

10 PP DIPLOMA
(PDF ALL)

1st BEST ENTRANT: LATE SHRI BENU SEN MEMORIAL AWARD: PP SILVER
2nd BEST ENTRANT: LATE SHRI MAHESHWARI MEMORIAL AWARD: PP SILVER
3rd BEST ENTRANT: LATE DR. ARUNANGSHU MUKHERJEE MEMORIAL AWARD: PP SILVER
BEST CLUB AWARD: TROPHY

JURY MEMBER FOR ALL 5 SECTIONS

MS. PIYALI MITRA EFIAP/S, MPSA, EFIP, EFIP GOLD(NATURE), GPU CR2
MS. ANITHA MYSORE EFIAP/B, MPSA, GPU CR-4, EFIP, EFIP/g, EFIP/g,(Nature), EIUP, c**MoL,AAPS
MS. SNIGDHA KAR EFIAP, EFIP GOLD NATURE, EFIP, HON. CPE, GPA. PESGSPC, HON.PESGSPC, HON. APF, HON.FPMP

SALON RULES & REGULATION

  1. SALON IS OPEN TO PHOTO FRIENDS SPREAD ALL OVER THE INDIA. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIP. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIP. All acceptances will count for FIP DISTINCTIONs.
  2. Digital Files – Maximum Horizontal/Vertical size 1920 × 1080 pixels at 300 DPI ( within 2 MB Files).
  3. “Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, i.e 20 total images for 5 Sections
  4. sections. . Images for each section should be uploaded via www.photographypathshala.com website.
  5. Digital files will be projected without any change by the organizer.
  6. P.PATHSHALA reserves the right to reproduce selected entries in the catalogue, press and project publicity.
  1. Submission of entries implies acceptance of all conditions of the Salon.
  2. All the work must be entirely the work of the exhibitor on photographic emulsion or digital file. Images may be altered either digitally or otherwise by the maker and artwork or computer generated graphics by the maker are allowed provided the photographic content is predominant and only in Open
  1. Judges decision is final
  2. All jury members and salon committee members will not participate in the salon.
  3. Untitled or No title images will not be accepted.
  4. All paid up Entrant will received online PDF CATALOGUE
  5. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIP Distinctions.
  6. The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.
  7. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE JUDGE WITHOUT ENTRY FEE and Entry will be disqualify for judging, the Author must accepts the conditions of the salon.
  1. ENTRY FEE

INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FEE

Rs. 300/- for all 5 sections

Please ACKNOWLEDGE Payment receipt via email till before 2 days of judging, after no claim will be accepted and Entry will not place for judging.

The bank details are given below for  Online transfer

Name of the Bank: BANK OF INDIA

Branch Name :- TANGRA

Account holder: PHOTOGRAPHY PATHSHALA

Account no: 403810110004076

IFSC Code: BKID0004038

  1. A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed.

18.The jury reserves the right to withhold some awards if the quality of submitted photos is not  satisfactory.

  1. Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.
  2. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section”.
  3. 5. Awards will be mailed by registered post with proper reasonable care but PATHSHALA will not be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft.

OPEN (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. Creative is defined as “altered reality”.

FIP DEFINITION OF DIVISIONS AND SECTIONS

PID Colour

The subject matter is unrestricted for PID images in separate colour and monochrome section. There may be a theme specified for some PID Salons and the exhibition’s definition of the theme should be consulted with the organizer.

Use of major computer generated graphics is totally restricted except in Creative thematic section.

All elements of the image must have been shot by the author. No part of the image should have been taken from Net or other person’s image. Use of some filters available on net is permissible.

Same images either colour or mono in two different section of the same Salon will result in disqualification for both the images.

Monochrome Definition:

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR itgives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one colour across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)

Nature Photography definition:

Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict 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 certify its honest presentation. (Suggested*: An example will be helpful to the New Jury). The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.

  1. Human elements must not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
  1. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
  2. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible.
  1. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Conversion to infrared, either by digital technique or by original technique is not allowed. Stitching of two or more image is not permitted.
  1. Complete conversion to grey scale Monochrome is allowed but without partial or complete toning.
  1. It is perfectly legal to remove dust, flares or digital noise. Minor global colour / tone correction is OK as long as it is not selective and the final image looks natural but not dramatic. Dodge and Burn tool is for you only but use it judiciously. Selective darkening of background is prohibited. Techniques like panning, slow shutter speed or in-exposure zooming are part of your creativity. Use of filters like Polarizers and NDs are ok.
  1. Drone Photography in the National Parks of India is illegal except with prior written permission from the concerned authorities. Drone images of Wild animals will be disqualified.
  1. Welfare of the subject is extremely important. Use of live bait is totally prohibited. Relocated nest is a big NO NO and jury members should not award Nest images. Images entered in Nature section meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic 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

Where exhibitions or competitions have a Wildlife Section or are giving a Wildlife Medal the following applies:

Images entered in Wildlife 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. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. 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.

Photo Travel guide line for FIP:

  1. A travel image depicts features of a culture, place or people as found naturally, anywhere in the world.
  1. Images of individuals or group must show their environment or location.
  2. The image should not be a SET UP image and it should not be a directed image.
  3. It should not be from a PHOTO WORKSHOP where a troupe dances for the workshop organizer or HORSES are made to run in dust or water or an individual shows his acrobatics on payment of a fee.
  1. Many monasteries have religious festivals with dances etc and it is perfectly legal to submit such images though you may have paid an entry fee. Same is true for balletand other stage shows.
  1. Images shot at fairs where the subject is obviously posing for you, with or without payment, is only good for pictorial section. On the other hand a candid image is good for PT section.
  1. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Conversion to infrared, either by digital technique or by original technique is not allowed. Stitching of two or more image is not permitted.
  1. Complete conversion to grey scale Monochrome is allowed but without partial or complete toning.
  1. Sir, perhaps the PSA condition that it will be in order to submit an Image initially got distorted due to use of extreme wide angle after removal of the distortion.
  1. It is perfectly legal to remove dust, flares or digital noise. Minor global colour / tone correction is OK as long as it is not selective and the final image looks natural but not dramatic. Dodge and Burn tool is for you only but use it judiciously. Correction of perspective is perfectly legal. Techniques like panning, slow shutter speed or inexposure zooming are part of your creativity. Filters like Polarizers and NDs are ok but star effect or rainbow filters are illegal.
  1. Drone photography is OK as long it is legally permissible in that part of the world. In India use of DJI Mavic Mini model of Drone is perfectly legal, except in areas where Drone Photography is prohibited by the authorities like National Parks etc.
  1. Finally, be sensitive to the community or people whom you are shooting. Care for your subjects and care for your fellow photographers as well. If someone doesn’t wish to be photographed, please respect the person’s feelings and greet her or him with a sweet smile before parting ways.

Photojournalism Definition:

  1. Photojournalism entries should be images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.
  1. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to grey scale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. All images must look natural.

Human Interest Definition:

Human Interest images depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, or unusual situation, excluding recreational or sports action.

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