The photo Salon is open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world.

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), and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in the 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.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered (cropping/light adjustment/ mild color adjustment) subject to divisional restrictions, by the maker either electronically or otherwise. All final work must be on photographic film or in an electronic file, or be photographic or electronic print material, mounting accepted.

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

Bangladesh International Salon, 2018 is divided into 05 sections, all digital:

  1. Open Monochrome (PSA PID-M)
  2. Open Color (PSA PID-C)
  3. Photo Travel (PSA PTD)
  4. Nature (PSA ND)
  5. Wildlife (PSA ND-W)

AWARD NOs
PSA Gold Medal 05
PSA Silver Medal 05
PSA Bronze Medal 05
PSA HM Ribbon 15
FIAP Gold Medal 05
FIAP Silver Medal 05
FIAP Bronze Medal 05
FIAP HM Ribbon 15
PPS Gold Medal 05
PPS Silver Medal 05
PPS Bronze Medal 05
PPS HM Ribbon 15
ICS Gold Medal 01
ICS Silver Medal 01
ICS Bronze Medal 01
ICS HM Ribbon 15
GPU Gold Medal 01
GPU Silver Medal 01
GPU Bronze Medal 01
GPU HM Ribbon 15
BPS Gold Medal 05
BPS Silver Medal 05
BPS Bronze Medal 05
BPS HM Ribbon 15
FIAP Blue Badge (Best Author) 01
FOTORBIT Gold Medal 05
FOTORBIT Silver Medal 05
FOTORBIT Bronze Medal 05
FOTORBIT HM Ribbon 10
FOTORBIT CM (Certificate of Merit) 15
FOTORBIT DC (Diploma Certificate) 45
SPECIAL JURY AWARD 35
BIS Ribbon 40
TOTAL 317

 

Entrants All 5 sections
Bangladesh Citizen / Permanent Resident BDT 1000
Overseas Participant USD 10.00

You can pay section-wise like below:

  • One section:     USD 5 / BDT 300
  • Two section:     USD 10 / BDT 1000
  • Three section:  USD 10 / BDT 1000
  • Four section:    USD 10 / BDT 1000
  • Five Section:    USD 10 / BDT 1000

The participation fee may be paid through:

  1. Entries not accompanied by the entry fee will not be judged and will be considered disqualified.
  2. Entrants are encouraged to submit fees by “PAYPAL” to  payment@ppsbd.org
  3. bKash and direct bank deposit is also accepted for the local payment.
  4. Cheque or bank draft will not be accepted, cash payment must be paid in our Khilkhet Office, the Organizer does not take any responsibility for cash sent by postal services.

All entries and correspondence are to be addressed to:-

Phoenix Photographic Society, Building- 08 (B-2), Road- 02, NAM Village, Banani, Dhaka-1213

For enquiries, please email to: info@ppsbd.org

  1. On-Line Entry: Entrants are to submit their entries through on-line submission at  http://ppsbd.org/contest
  2. All entries must be in JPG file format.
  3. Maximum image width (horizontal) is 3000 pixels; Maximum image height (vertical) is 2000 pixels.
  4. File size Maximum is 2MB.
  5. Images must not have any borders or signatures.
  6. The judging of the photos will be through Full HDTV screens. Images are being judged on black background and exhibited on black/gray background.
  7. File name should be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. File name should be the artwork name. Example: sunrise.jpg
  8. Each photograph should have a caption and rename your picture in the following format: “Serial number_Caption_Photographer’sname_Mobile number”. Example- 01_life is beautiful_Dipu Sarker_01730728269
  9. Each entrant may submit maximum 04 Image per section.
  10. An entrant’s 4 images per section will be distributed throughout five rounds of judging for each section.
  11. The images EXIF details for Nature Section must be intact for the images to be qualified for awards.
  12. Late entries shall not be judged.
  13. Entrant MUST NOT submit the same entry in other sections.
  14. The decision of the Organizer is final. No appeal shall be entertained.
  15. The submission of entries signifies the entrant’s acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.
  16. The Organizer shall not be held responsible for any entry which is lost or damaged.
  17. The Organizer reserves the right to reproduce images for digital/ printed catalogue and any other publicity purposes.
     

This Salon is conducted in accordance with PSA and FIAP regulations. Acceptances and awards will be taken into account for the PSA Star Ratings, Who’s Who in PSA, and credited towards the PSA and FIAP distinctions.

Winning entries will be uploaded in the Website http://ppsbd.org/contest after judging. Notifications and score cards will be sent by email, entrants may download them from PPS website.

§    Digital Catalog

§    PDF Catalog: Download from our web site (http://ppsbd.org)

  • Anwar Hossain AFIAP, ARPS, ASIITC, Hon- FBPS
  • Mr. Sanjoy Sengupta EPSA, AFIAP, Hon. PESGSPC, FUPHK, AICS, AUSPA, EFMPA, FSWAN, GPU, CR3, GPU APHRODITE, RISF6, MERIT-ER-ISF, BEPSS, APSI, FFIP
  • Chanchal Mahmood MSS, LBPS, ABPS, Hon, Fellow
  • Probal Rashid

 

Judging Address:

Phoenix Photographic Society

Building- 08 (B-2), Road- 02,
NAM Village, Banani, Dhaka-1213,
Bangladesh


SALON CHAIRMAN: SYED SHAKHAWAT KAMAL

Public showing Print Exhibition and projected images will take place at

Vanue: Alliance Française de Dhaka

26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka,

Bangladesh.
 
Date: 26, 27 and 28 December 2018


All Awarded and accepted images will be exhibit on the exhibition website http://ppsbd.org/contest/
All Awarded and selective images will be exhibited in the Venue while Public Display.

 

Closing Date: 22 November 2018

Judging Date: 25-30 November 2018

Notification of Result: 01 December 2018

Exhibition Date: 26, 27 and 28 December 2018

Catalogue Posted: 31 January 2019

The distinctions are open for the members for application, when a or member from PPSIS or PIPA (Phoenix International Photography Awards) start with year 2018 has met the rules and conditions as described below-

  1. APPS (Associate of PPS):

The member should have at least (01) year period as member of PPS. The number of acceptance of the image by the member in PPS salon should be not less than (50) irrespective of category, upon application with the proof of membership and acceptances the APPS will be awarded to an individual Photographer.

  1. PPPS (Proficiency of PPS):

The member should have at least (03) year period as member of PPS. The number of acceptance of the image by the member in PPS salon should be not less than (150) irrespective of category, upon application with the proof of membership and acceptances the PPPS will be awarded to an individual Photographer.

  1. EPPS (Efficiency of PPS):

The member should have at least (05) year period as member of PPS. The number of acceptance of the image by the member in PPS salon should be not less than (500) irrespective of category, upon application with the proof of membership and acceptances the EPPS will be awarded to an individual Photographer.

  1. FPPS (Fellowship of PPS):

The member should have at least (07) year period as member of PPS. The number of acceptance of the image by the member in PPS salon should be not less than (1500) irrespective of category, upon application with the proof of membership and acceptances the FPPS will be awarded to an individual Photographer.

  1. HFPPS (Honorable Fellowship PPS):

The member should have at least (10) year period as member of PPS. The number of acceptance of the image by the member in PPS salon should be not less than (3000) irrespective of category, upon application with the proof of membership and acceptances the HFPPS will be awarded to an individual Photographer. This is also be awarded as "life time achieved award" of PPS.

 

Bangladesh International Salon 2018 is open to all photo enthusiasts; however, an entry may be rejected when Phoenix Photographic Society (“PPS” or “the Organiser”) in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

  • Entries must be originated 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 materials and other information free of charge for publication, low-resolution posting on websites, and/or display in media related to the exhibition. The Organiser assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. 
  • 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.
  • Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker, subject to Nature, Photo Travel & Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final works must be photographic digital files. Titles of the pictures will not generally be read at the time of judging unless desired by judges.
  • With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a Salon under PSA /FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by PSA/FIAP to establish if these obey to PSA/FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of PSA/FIAP; that PSA/FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with PSA/FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by PSA/FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the noncompliance with PSA/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.

PROJECTED IMAGE DIVISION - PID

Projected images in separate color and monochrome (see above for Monochrome definition) classes whether they are from digital files or slides.  The subject matter is unrestricted.  There may be a theme specified for some PSA-recognized PID exhibitions and the exhibition’s definition of the theme should be consulted. Each class has its own Star Ratings path.

DEFINITION OF NATURE -ND

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict 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 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 grey-scale 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.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.  Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.  Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

WILDLIFE DEFINITION

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.

• Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.

• Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds or insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

PHOTO TRAVEL DEFINITION - PTD

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 grey scale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

MONOCHROME DEFINITION - PID (M)

(This definition applies and is required for all PID Monochrome Class sections and all PPD Large and Small Monochrome Class sections)

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 grey scale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)

A grey scale 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.

Wildlife Photography

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes (initial capital letter removed), geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant

Zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to mammals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

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