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2014/240 Recognition L140010


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Colour PID Monochrome PID
People PID Transport PID
Closing date 21.09.2014
Judging 29.09.2014
Notification emails 04.10.2014
Catalogue & awards posted 05.01.2015


All 4 Sections
Entry fees UK £12
Entry fees overseas £14


Exhibition Chairman
Phil Elias.10 Ffordd y Glowr, Pontardulais. Swansea. SA4 8ED United Kingdom
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. There is no need for a specific format for file names.
The 2013 catalogue was awarded a 4 star rating by FIAP


AWARDS Colour Mono People Transport
PSA Gold Best in show
FIAP Gold Best Creative      
FIAP Gold - Social documentary      
FIAP Silver - Best pictorial
UPI Gold - Best at work      
UPI Gold - Best nature      
UPI Silver - Best Fauna/Flora      
UPI Silver - Best Steam train      
Judges Awards & Ribbons        
Judges Certificates 6 per section
UPI Judges Ribbon 6 per section
FIAP Blue Badge        
FIAP Ribbon 6 per section
PSA Ribbon 6 per section
Highly Commended 25 per section
Gold Swansea Medals        
Best Still life    
Best Sport      
Best Geological      
Best Insects      
Best Bicycle      
Best Train      
Best Cityscape      
Best Person/Group      
124 Awards & a minimum of 100 HC

The International team is:-

Phil Elias, Phil Davies and Graham Davies. Catalogue designed by John Pile


Colour Graham Davies EFIAP; UPI CR2 Ian Ledgard EFIAP/b; MPSA; LRPS; AWPF Kate Webb AFIAP; AWPF
Mono John Pile AFIAP; DPAGB Graeme Webb EFIAP Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF
People Ed Cloutman EFIAP Dennis Russ AFIAP; AWPF; CPAGB; BPE 1* Graeme Webb AFIAP; AWPF
Transport Ian Ledgard EFIAP/b; MPSA Kate Webb EFIAP Susan Ashford AFIAP; AWPF
Reserves Jan Cawley EFIAP/s Ann Davies EFIAP/b; UPI CR1


Ian Ledgard  
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  
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  

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  
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.
Graeme Webb  
I have had a life-long interest in photography, but it wasn't until about 10 years ago that I met a group of photographers who would nurture my abilities. With support from this group - West Cumbria Photo Group - I began entering international exhibitions and soon gained distinctions from the PSA and FIAP. Currently I hold EPSA and EFIAP/b. 
From 2010 - 2013, I was the UK region director for the PSA, being responsible for the members interests throughout the UK. I am currently a consultant for the PSA.
I was on the founding board for the Great British Small Print Circuit (GBSPC) and helped set up the Solway Salon, and since moving to Wolverhampton, I founded, set up and led the Wrekin Salon on behalf of Wrekin Arts for it's first 3 years. I continue to judge international salons.
Nowadays, I am involved in photographic projects which are taking me in new and exciting directions!
Kate Webb  
Kate Webb was given her first camera for her 9th birthday and has been taking photographs ever since. In 2000 her job as a doctor took her up to West Cumbria where she worked with Tony Potter. Following this, 5 years later and inspired by West Cumbria Photo Groups (WCPG)  photography displayed around the hospital in which she worked, she and her husband Graeme both joined WCPG. With help and encouragement, she started exhibiting internationally and has now gained EFIAP and MPSA. She took over organising the display of  photographs of WCPG around the hospital, knowing that this was a very appreciated and received activity.
In 2011 her job took her to Wolverhampton, where she and her husband initially joined Wrekin Arts and later Tettenhall Wood Photographic Club. She continues to donate photographs to her local hospital to improve the healing environment, as she feels this is a critically important are of her work. in 2012 she became the 2nd vice chair of the newly formed Projected Image Division (PID) of the PSA - in this role she has been responsible for arranging speakers and presentations for the annual PSA conference. She continues to exhibit internationally, and assists in running and judging international exhibitions.
Graham Davies  
I first started my love of photography over 50 years ago as an after school activity. Because of the cost of chemicals and equipment through my teenage years I stayed with Black and White photography, progressing to colour later as age and money improved. I’ve always been involved with various camera clubs and joined Swansea in 2000 on giving up my darkroom work and starting digital photography. I was asked to help with their International Salon in 2006, finally joining the elite team (their words) of organisers in 2010. For the last four years I’ve organised various photographic trips to Europe and the Far East visiting cities like Barcelona, Prague, Budapest and Bangkok. As a small group we are able to pass on our skills to each other, but at the same time enjoying great trips. My love of travel, mountain walking and nature, have given me the inspiration and success in international salon photography, which has helped to attain my EFIAP.

Rules and Conditions of Entry

  1. Entry is open to all photographers worldwide, amateur and professional.
    A - Colour - PID.
    B - Monochrome - PID.
    C - People - PID.
    D - Transport - PID.
  2. All acceptances count towards FIAP, PSA and UPI awards. The FIAP country is Wales.
  3. Entries to be submitted via the internet only.
  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 plasma display screen. 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. 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.
  8. Permission is assumed to reproduce any image (at low resolution) in an internet exhibition and in the salon catalogue.
  9. The organisers may refuse to accept an entry, image or title at their discretion.
  10. The exhibition accepts no liability for any misuse of copyright. Copyright of all images will be retained by the author.
  11. 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.
  12. This competition is run under FIAP, PSA and UPI rules.
  13. All entrants will be sent a printed catalogue. 2013 catalogue received a 4 star rating from FIAP.
  14. By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work is original and their own, 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. For digital imaging section(s) images may be acquired digitally, or scanned from traditional film to create a digital file.
  15. SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
  16. PSA - PID- DEFINITION. An exhibition may elect to exclude images that meet the PID Monochrome definition from being entered in a Color Class section. Any such exclusion must be clearly stated in the Conditions of Entry (Entry Form). The Conditions of Entry (Entry Form) for all PID recognized sections must state one or both of the following depending of the classes sponsored: Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate. In addition to paragraph i. of Section 5 above, if the exhibition sponsored CPID and/or EID recognized sections in prior years, the Conditions of Entry (Entry Form) must state:
    An image that was accepted in a prior CPID or EID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.
  17. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section.

psa statement

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.


PSA Definitions

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.

A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with added an accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.


Salon Definitions

Entries can either be Colour or Monochrome.

Entries can either be Colour or Monochrome. The business or system of transporting goods or people from A to B.




You can return to your entry form and make changes at any time until
23:59 GMT Standard Time on 21st September 2014