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:: salon rules & regulations ::

1. The salon is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP, PSA and FIP. All acceptances will count for PSA for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who’s Who". ALL Images must be the original work of the entrant. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered. NO ALTERATION FOR NATURE , AND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.

2. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections.

3. “The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.”

4. "Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures 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 own (aliases are not permitted).

4 Section Digitally :

The image size must be of maximum 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high including any borders and be a maximum File Size within 1MB. The files must be in JPEG format at 72 dpi resolution

5. The entrant 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.

6. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website. www.galaxyartsociety.in

7. All paid up Entrant will received PDF CATALOGUE.

8. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable toPSA Distinctions.

9. The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.


11. "Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, i.e 12 total images for 3 sections. . Images for each section should be uploaded via www.galaxyartsociety.in website.
A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed

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

13. Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.

14. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

15. The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards.

16. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section".

17. Display of the Images : LED HD TV with resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels with Colour Space : sRGB.

18. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

19. "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 or titles consisting of only numbers"

20. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipping.

:: definationa as per psa ::
PSA Definition of Black and White Photography (Monochrome)

An Image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color ( i.e. contain 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 images. ( 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, or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a color works.

PSA Definition of photo travel

"A Photo Travel image must expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original Image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustment are removable of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.”

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