11TH SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL SALON 2015

IN ASSOCIATION WITH SWANSEA CAMERA CLUB

THE ENTRY DATE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED

 

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2015/000 2015 - 230 L150033

 

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Sections
Open Colour PID colour Open Mono PID mono
People PID colour Nature NID
Dates
Closing date 20.09.2015
Judging 29.09.2015
Notification emails 05.10.2015
Catalogue available & awards posted 18.11.2016
Public showing 05.05.2016

 

Section fees
1 Section £9.00
2 Sections £9.50
3 Sections £10.00
4 Sections £10.50

 

Exhibition Chairman
Phil Elias.10 Ffordd y Glowr, Pontardulais. Swansea. SA4 8ED United Kingdom
info@swanseaintsalon.co.uk
ENTRIES MUST BE MADE VIA THE WEB (Prefered method) see rule 3
Digital images should be a maximum of 1400 x 1050 pxs and saved as a .jpg
Titles are required but a maximum of 30 characters. See rule 7.
The 2013 catalogue was awarded a 4 star rating by FIAP

 

AWARDS Colour Mono People Nature
Medal        
PSA Gold Best in show
FIAP Gold Best Creative      
FIAP Gold - Social documentary      
FIAP Gold - Best monochrome      
FIAP Gold - Social Bird      
UPI Gold - Best at work      
UPI Gold - Landscape/Seascape      
UPI Silver - Best Fauna/Flora      
UPI Silver - Best Steam train      
Ribbons        
UPI Judges Ribbon 6 per section
FIAP Blue Badge        
FIAP Judges Ribbon 3 per section
PSA Judges Ribbon 3 per section
Highly Commended 10 per section
Gold Swansea Medals        
Best Nude      
Best Sport      
Best Geological      
Best Insects      
Best Winter scene      
Best Train      
Best Cityscape      
Best Person/Group      
76 Awards & a minimum of 40 HC

The International team is:-

Phil Elias Chairman,Graham Davies EFIAP, UPI CR2, UPI APHRODITE. Catalogue designed by John Pile AFIAP, AWPF, DPAGB

 

Judges
Colour Susan Ashford AFIAP; AWPF Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s; MPSA; LRPS; AWPF Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB
Mono Dennis Russ AFIAP; AWPF; CPAGB; BPE 1* Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s; MPSA; LRPS; AWPF Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB
People Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s; MPSA; LRPS; AWPF Dennis Russ AFIAP; AWPF; CPAGB; BPE 1* Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB
Nature Jan Cawley EFIAP/s Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF Ed Cloutman EFIAP
   

 

Ian Ledgard  
EFIAP/s; MSA; LRPS; AWPF  
I am a retired Chartered Forester having spent my career mainly with a private company in the UK. I live close to the small market town of Llandeilo in South West Wales a scenic area with strong historic connections.
My interest in photography was stimulated by my father who taught me how to develop and print shots taken on a Box Brownie in a makeshift darkroom in our home. Through the years I have progressed through black and white, colour transparency, E6 home processing and Cibachrome printing. I took up digital in 1999 scanning prints, transparancies and negatives for a couple of years before taking the plunge into digital capture and processing. All my my printed work is printed at home using InkJet printers.
I have always been more interested in producing images than in the latest piece of kit and so all my equipment is relatively modest. I firmly believe in taking pictures which I enjoy; if they are also appreciated by others then that is a great bonus. I hold a Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) am an Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation (AWPF)
As an active competitor on the International Circuit I have gained EFIAP/b and MPSA distinctions. I judge regularly in local club competitions in South Wales and have been invited to join judging panels in International Salons in Wales, England and Ireland.
Dennis Russ  
AFIAP; AWPF; CPAGB; BPE 1*  
I became interested in photography whilst in the Armed Forces in Germany, during the late 1960s, but lost interest until about 1995 when I bought myself a Minolta 7000. I then joined Celtic Camera Club in Swansea around 1996 and won my first comp in 1997. I went on to take my first City & Guilds in Film B&W in 1997/98/99 passing all 3 courses. During this period I got interested in LITH photography and got absorbed with seeing the image produce itself quite rapidly in the Dev. What surprised me at the time, was, not one print was the same. (These days I do digital Pseudolith)
Through the years I have progressed through black and white, & colour transparency. I took up digital in 1999 scanning prints, transparencies and negatives for a couple of years before taking the plunge into digital capture and processing. All my printed work is printed at home using Inkjet printers.
In around the year 2000 I joined Morriston Camera Club, then Swansea Camera Club, and won my first comp at Swansea cc in about 2005. It was at Swansea camera club that I was invited to have a go at International Comps. From my first acceptance I was inspired to go further until I gained my afiap. From there I gained my awpf/cpagb/bpe1*. I am now applying for my UPI.
I have been a judge for Swansea International 3 times. 2014 will be my fourth. I have also judged for Port Talbot International once. Have also judged competitions for local camera clubs.
Sue Ashford  
AFIAP; AWPF  

I first became interested in photography in the 1980’s when I received a camera as a gift, it then became an enthusiastic hobby which progressed to a darkroom for developing and printing my work.
Then my career as a nurse saw my photography mainly used for family and holidays snapshots, until a few years ago when more leisure time enabled me to join my local camera club.
I have and still do participate in the International Salons from where I attained my AFIAP, I am also a member of the Welsh Photographic Federation (AWPF)>
Last year I was invited to be one of the judges at Swansea’s International Salon which gave me great pleasure as I enjoy looking at photographs/images as much as taking them. Nowadays my interest in Black and White photography has resumed, so I recently became a member of Cymru Monochrome.

Rob Owens  
AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB  
I have been involved in photography for more than 60 years concentrating almost entirely on darkroom monochrome until about 5 years ago. Since embracing digital I have maintained my darkroom but in the main my work is now in colour and monochrome conversions. I am a member of three camera clubs , including the Cotswold Monochrome Group and also the Royal Photographic Society. In recent years I have regularly attended international and other exhibitions and have also sat-in as an observer at the judging of previous Swansea and Port Talbot Internationals. I am looking forward to my first experience as a selector.
John Pile  
AFIAP; LRPS; DPAGB  
I started my photographic wanderings through life with the use of my parents camera at age 10. Many years and many different cameras later I was acknowledged as the "family photographer", my pictures being revered by all family members! This illusion was well and truly shattered when I became a member of Swansea Camera Club some 25 years ago, where all my photographic faults were unveiled in rapid succession, each monthly competition night! Having said that, it was not difficult to improve, as the club boasted a healthy number of L, A and FRPS holders. Gradually my photographic endeavers were recognised; firstly I attained my LRPS, followed some time later by the DPAGB and my latest award being the AFIAP. Some 55 years on, I still have the old camera but one of my latest cameras is ...... a mobile phone, how times have changed!
Ed Cloutman  
EFIAP  
I'm self-taught and was given my first camera at the age of five and has worked in 35mm, medium and 5x4 formats, colour and B &W. I ran an archaeological darkroom in Winchester supporting 4 full-time photographers, producing prints for publication, and for a short period later on, Cardiff University Botany Department's darkroom. I photograph anything from technical to pleasure, ranging from microscopt, macro to telephoto and lately I've taken up astrophotography.

Rules and Conditions of Entry

  1. Entry is open to all photographers worldwide, amateur and professional.
    A - Colour - PID colour.
    B - Monochrome - PID mono.
    C - People - PID colour.
    D - Nature - NID.
  2. All acceptances count towards FIAP, PSA and UPI awards.
  3. Entries to be submitted via the internet (prefered). Entry by CD should include the entry fee in £, $, €.
  4. The digital image must be a maximum of 1400 pixels wide x 1050 pixels high (including any borders) and saved as a  large JPEG.
  5. Each entrant is limited to 4 images per section. THE SAME IMAGE MUST NOT BE SUBMITTED IN MORE THAN ONE SECTION. Images will be judged using a large High Definition TV display screen 1920 x 1080. No information about the entrant or country will be given to the selectors.
  6. Titles of images will be used in the catalogue and must have NO MORE THAN 30 CHARACTERS. All other information will be collected from the online entry system.
  7. 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:
    i. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings
    class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
    ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.
    Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.
  8. Images  accepted in a previous Swansea Salon, or which, in the opinion of the organisers, are too similar to those accepted in a previous Swansea Salons are not eligible.
  9. The FIAP special light blue pin (SLBP), will be awarded to the "best author" who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances over all the sections combined.
  10. The organisers may refuse to accept an entry, image or title at their discretion.
  11. The exhibition accepts no liability for any misuse of copyright. Copyright of all images will be retained by the author.
  12. PayPal is the preferred payment method. As an alternative, cash (£, €, $)or cheque made payable to Swansea International Salon. PLEASE NOTE, ONLY STERLING CHEQUES DRAWN ON UK BANKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Entries without fees will be rejected.
  13. This competition is run under FIAP, PSA and UPI rules.
  14. The catalogue will be available as a download on our web page, a printable version will also be made available at the time of entering the salon. 2014 catalogue received a 4 star rating from FIAP.
  15. By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that all parts of the image have been photographed by the author who holds the copyright, and permits the Salon organisers 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. An image may be acquired digitally, or scanned from traditional film to create a digital file. 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.
  16. SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
  17. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section.
  18. By submitting images to the salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms:
    (1) - 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,
    (2) - that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking,
    (3) - 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,
    (4) - 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.
  19. The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards or withhold some awards if the quality of submitted photos is not satisfactory.
    Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

UPI licence

FIAP Definitions

Black and white photography (monochrome)
This definition supersedes the Document 223 and the INFO 1991/12. A 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; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. 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; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

La photographie noir-blanc (monochrome)
Cette définition remplace le Document 223 et l'INFO 1991/12. Une oeuvre noir-blanc allant du gris très foncé (noir) au gris très clair (blanc) est une oeuvre monochrome aux différentes nuances de gris. Une oeuvre noir-blanc virée intégralement dans une seule couleur restera une oeuvre monochrome pouvant figurer dans la catégorie noir-blanc; une telle oeuvre peut être reproduite en noir et blanc dans le catalogue d'un salon sous Patronage FIAP. Par contre une oeuvre noir-blanc modifiée par un virage partiel ou l'ajout d'une couleur devient une oeuvre couleur (polychrome) devant figurer dans la catégorie couleur; une telle oeuvre nécessite la reproduction en couleur dans le catalogue d'un salon sous Patronage FIAP.

Der Schwarzweißfotografie (monochrom)
Diese Definition ersetzt das Dokument 223 und INFO 1991/12. Ein Schwarzweißfoto, das von einem sehr dunklen Grauton (schwarz) in einen sehr hellen Grauton (weiß) übergeht, ist ein monochromes Werk, bestehend aus verschiedenen Grautönen. Ein Schwarzweißfoto, das gänzlich in einer einzigen Farbe getont wird, bleibt ein monochromes Werk und gehört zur Kategorie Schwarzweiß; ein solches Werk kann in dem Katalog eines Salons mit FIAP-Patronat in schwarzweiß reproduziert werden. Dagegen wird ein Schwarzweißfoto, das man teilweise mit einer Tonung oder durch die Hinzufügung einer Farbe abändert, zu einem Farbfoto (Polychrom) und gehört zur Kategorie Farbe; ein solches Werk muss in dem Katalog eines Salons mit FIAPPatronat in Farbe reproduziert werden.

La fotografía negro y blanco (monocromo)
Esta definición reemplaza el Documento 223 y el INFO 1991/12. Una obra negro y blanco yendo del gris mas oscuro (negro) al gris muy claro (blanco) es una obra monocromo a los diferentes matices de grises. Una obra negro y blanco virada íntegramente en un solo color quedará una obra monocromo pudiendo figurar en la categoría negro y blanco; una tal obra puede ser reproducida en negro y blanco en el catalogo de un salón bajo Patrocinio FIAP. Por contra una obra negro y blanco modificada por un viraje parcial o el añadido de un color deviene una obra color (policromo) debiendo figurar en la categoría color; una tal obra necesita la reproducción en color en el catalogo de un salón bajo Patrocinio FIAP.

 

Nature
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. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except w here 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 t idal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulat ion that alters the truth of the photographic statement 11 No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, a re allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct - captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography c ompetitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matte r. This includes images taken with the 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.

PSA Definitions

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 and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.

Monochrome:
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale or 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 and shall be classified as a Color Work.

Nature:

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.
• The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
• Human elements shall 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.
• Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
• Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
• No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.
• Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.
• Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
• Stitched images are not permitted.
• All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
• Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
• Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

People:

Human Interest is defined as an image depicting a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation, excluding recreational and sports action.

Miscellaneous:

All entries shall conform to the stricter of PSA, FIAP and UPI definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

 

Salon Definitions

People:
Entries can either be Colour or Monochrome.

 

 
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You can return to your entry form and make changes at any time until
23:59 GMT Standard Time on 20th September 2015