Open (including Monchrome and Creative)
PSA recognised by PID
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 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. For digital imaging section(s) images may be acquired digitally, or scanned from traditional film to create a digital file.
A monochrome image is defined as having no more than two colours: monochrome plus one other colour.
Photo Travel - PSA recognised by PTD
Subject matter must portray Photo Travel
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.
Nature (including Wildlife) - PSA recognised by ND
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from 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 to certify as to 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 on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add to, 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 are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. The removal, or manipulation, of colours contained within the original image to enhance the production of monochrome images is permitted
PSA Authentic Wildlife: Authentic wildlife is defined as one or more organisms living free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Therefore, landscapes, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or any living subject taken under controlled conditions are not eligible for Wildlife competitions. To be eligible for a PSA wildlife medal, the entrant must certify that the photograph complies with both the general nature and authentic wildlife definitions by ticking the “W” box provided on the entry form.
Colin Harrison FRPS MPAGB EFIAP/b MFIAP
Chris Palmer ARPS DPAGB APAGB AFIAP
Margaret Salisbury FRPS APAGB EFIAP
Barry Mead FRPS, MPAGB EFIAP/s