RULES


CHINA CIPA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION 2020



Conditions of Entry Checklist






1. GENERAL


The Contest is open to photographers all over the world. This is a digital image Contest. It will be organized under the approved rules of PSA,GPU as well as WPU. All acceptances will count for PSA,GPU and WPU. 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.



2. EXHIBITION NAME:CHINA CIPA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION 2020



3.ORGANIZERChina International Photographers AssociationCIPA)


The China International Photographers Association was registered in Hong Kong, China in August 2015 and is a relatively influential international photography organization. The image is accepted in the Contests hosted by the China International Photographers Association. It is both your honor and our blessing, and it is the authoritative recognition of your photography achievements.



4.SECTIONS

[A] COLOR Open

[B] MONOCHROME Open

[C] NATURE

[D] PHOTO TRAVEL

[E] PHOTO JOURNALISM

All are digital Sections. An author may submit a maximum of 4 images in each section i.e 20 total images for 5 sections. Images for each section should be uploaded via “http://cipa.sychina.net/org/”website.



5.PHOTOS SIZE


Photos must be in jpg file format.

Maximum horizontal /vertical length 1920 pixels (Recommended 1920×1080).

File size of individual image should not exceed 2MB.

Color:RGB/sRGB.

Resolution72 dpi.



6.ENTRY FEE

1 Section       $ 20

2 Section       $ 25

3 Section       $ 30

4 Section       $ 35

5 Section       $ 40

International payment method, PayPal732710600@qq.com

Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc. well in advance. Late entries will not be entertained and the Entry Fee will be retained. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, Entries may not be considered for selection.

CLUB Admission fees for 10 or more people are subject to a 10% discount.

The fee for a club entry must be paid once , otherwise we cannot allow the discount! Only listed members of a club will count for club scoring.



7. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on http://cipa.sychina.net/org/website. Permission to reproduce images in the catalogue or for publicity is assumed unless otherwise denied by the author.



8. IMAGE FILE NAMING

File name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name).Each image must have a unique title with maximum 35 characters.Please use only English alphabet and numeric ( a-z A-Z 0-9 ).



9.Names and Honors of judges.

Francis King(GMPSAEFIAP)(Canada)

Chin Leong Teo(EPSA, AFIAP, GPU VIP 1, HIUP, SEPSS)(Singapore

Yan Long(1 GCWPU,CPA,CIPA)(China)




10. AWARDS102

Best Club Award 1

Best photographer 1

PSA GOLD 5

GPU GOLD 5

WPU GOLD 5

CIPA GOLD 5

CIPA SILVER 25

CIPA BRONZE 25

PSA HM 10

GPU HM 10

WPU HM 10



11. CALENDAR

CLOSING DATE:Apr.18,20202020/04/18

JUDGING:Apr.23-2820202020/04/23-28

NOTIFICATION:May.05,20202020/05/05

BEGIN ONLINE EXHIBITION:May.15,2020 2020/05/15

EXHIBITION:Jun.10-20,20202020/06/10-20

AWARDS & CATALOG:Jun.20,20202020/06/20



12. Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at cipa-photo@qq.com


Exhibition chairmanchen lee






CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

ENTRIES

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 the exhibition rules and conditions.

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively.  An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.  Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

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).  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.  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.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

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

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 entered or 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, including translation into another language.

iii.  Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

iv.  PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.

If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a)      the images are the original work of the entrant and

b)     the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

Acceptance range is 30% to 35%.



DEFINITIONS

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances and awards to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.



a) Salon Definitions:

In open sections, entrants can enter photos with any kind of theme: for example: portrait, people, nature, wildlife, landscape, architecture, still-life photography, digital imaging, HDR photos, etc. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

Monochrome images may not be entered in the Open Color Section. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings. The color and monochrome versions of same image, regardless of title, cannot entered in different sections of this exhibition.

People Definition: Show us people in all situations, such as daily life, street photography, traditions, portrait, people at work, social events, human relations and etc. The main subject in the photo must be one or more human.


b) PSA Definitions



General:

“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). 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 salon. This may include low resolution posting on a website. 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. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker, subject to Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.


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 greyscale 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. Monochrome images may be entered for Photo Travel but only the first sentence of the Mono definition applies. Toned images are not permitted for these divisions.

Photo Travel:

A Photo Travel image 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 adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.


Nature (FIAP, PSA & RPS):

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 to 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 to the viewer. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

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 matter. 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.


AGREEMENT

SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS

NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form.  If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted.