4th BORNEO INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2019

Organized by : SARAWAK PHOTO-ART SOCIETY, MALAYSIA

Recognition:

                                         PSA 2019-261     ICS 2019/316      PSM 001/2019       SPAS 001/2019

This Salon is conducted in conformity with PSA, ICS, PSM and SPAS. All acceptances and awards from this Salon are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, Who’s Who, and credited towards the PSA, ICS and SPAS distinctions.

SALON CALENDAR

Closing date       : 08th July 2019

Judging              : 21st - 22nd July 2019

Notification        : 04th August 2019

Exhibition           : Within 60 days after judging

Catalog               : Within 60 days after judging

Award Mailing    : Within 60 days after judging

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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.

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.

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:

  1. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

  2. 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 file names or titles consisting of only numbers.

Each image and parts of the image must be personal and exclusive work of the entrant. Any modification of the original image must be made by the entrant or under his personal direction.

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 for that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

Nude images are strictly prohibited and not allowed, any submissions having NUDE content will NOT be judged.

The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence shall be entertained.

The submission of entries signifies the entrant’s acceptance of the Conditions of entry.

SECTIONS

There are four (4) digital sections:

a) COLOR OPEN – PSA PIDC

b) MONOCHROME OPEN – PSA PIDM

c) PHOTO TRAVEL (color) – PSA PTD
d) NATURE (color) – PSA ND



SUBMISSION OF WORKS

All participants must submit their entries online at www.spas.com.my (Entry Form)

All final work must be digital file, maximum four (4) images per section.

The same images must NOT be entered in more than one section.

The entrants name and image title must NOT be visible on the image. And should not be watermarked.

All digital images must be submitted via online in JPG file format 300dpi with the following condition:

Dimension:

Longest dimension NOT larger than 2000 pixel
Shortest dimension NOT less than 1080 pixel

Only dimensions within 2000 x 1080 will be accepted by system.

For example : 2000x1328, 1920x1280, 1920x1080, 1620x1080 etc. either Landscape or Portrait.

Size:

Each Image size should not be larger than 5MB.
 

Failing which may result in system rejecting the file.

All images will not be re-sized for the judging.

File naming:

Restriction to use only ENGLISH alphabet (a-z) and limited to 32 characters including spacing, must not

inclusive any special characters such as ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + { } [ ] < > \ | / ? = . , : ; “ ” ‘ in order to be counted for future Distinctions application.


ENTRY FEE

Participant          One (1) Section     Two (2) Sections     Three (3) Sections     Four (4) Sections

Overseas                   USD 10                   USD 15                     USD 20                     USD 25

Malaysian                   RM 20                     RM 30                       RM 35                       RM 40

Payment via Paypal through online submission. Payable to laihf1@hotmail.com

Paypal account not required, which Paypal accepts payment via credit or debit cards.

For Malaysian Participant, may payable through bank transfer to Pertubuhan Seni-Foto Sarawak Maybank Account (A/C no. 511038046684), kindly to provide your name, payment slip and interest section's to Chairman via email.

The works of the entrants who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

GROUP ENTRY DISCOUNT

6-10 Participants = 10%;   11-20 Participants = 20%;   21 Participants+ = 30%

For group entry, kindly to contact Chairman : spasborneosalon@gmail.com


NOTIFICATION

All entrants will receive their individual scores via email.


PDF CATALOG

Digital version: To be sent to entrants via email in a form of a PDF document and also can be downloaded by all entrants via www.spas.com.my

DEFINITIONS

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

PSA MONOCHROME OPEN Definition:

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 grayscale 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.

PSA PHOTO TRAVEL Definition:

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 images must appear natural.

PSA NATURE Definition:

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 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. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.

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.

PANEL OF JUDGES

COLOR OPEN

Eric Chen CF                  FRPS, Hon.SPAS

Edwin Ong Wee Kee       ARPS, FSPM, MPSA2, Hon.FSWAN, PSA GALAXY 6 PIDC, GALAXY 4 PIDM, GALAXY 4 PTD, GALAXY 1 PJD,

                                              WHO'S WHO TOP 1 PTD-P 2015

Harry Woo Hong Sang    FPSM, FRPS, FPSS, FRPST, FSCPS, FPSP, FPSNY, FPVS, FSPS, FFPT, FBPS, FAPAS, APSA, EPSA, 

                                              PPSA, PSA GALAXY 6, EFIAP, ESFIAP, MUSPA, EFMPA, APSC, Hon.FSPAS, Hon.FPSM, Hon.FPSNY,

                                              Hon.FPVS, Hon.FSCPS, Hon.FPSS, Hon.FPSP, Hon.FRPST, Hon.FSCC, Hon.FFIP, Hon.FPSLA,

                                              Hon.FAAPSEA, Hon.FKCC, Hon.FFPT, Hon.FSPM, Hon.FPI, Hon.FPESGSPC, Hon.FPSNJ, Hon.FIGS,

                                              Hon.FAPAS, Hon.FPSNS, Hon.FPASBP

Jonathan Tai Nyik Fui     ARPS, FAPU, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.SPAS, Hon.FPSM, Hon.FPSP, Hon.FMPS

Liew Ted Ghee                APSM, ASPAS, DE.SPAS, FAPU, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.SPAS, Hon.FPSP, Hon.FPSNJ, 

                                               Hon.FSWAN, PPSA, PP.SPAS, PSA 3*ND, PSA 4*PIDC, PSA 3*PIDM, PSA 4*PTD

MONOCHROME OPEN

Chan Hua Chiang                      FRPS, FSPM, Hon.FSPAS, Hon.FSPM

Claymond Leong Yung Nyee      AFIAP, ARPS, DE.SPAS, FAPU, FPSM, FPSNY, FMPC, FSCPS, FSWAN, EFMPA, PPSA, EPSA,

                                                           Hon.FPSNJ, Hon.FSWAN, Hon.FPSM, Hon.SPAS, Hon.PESGSPC, PSA 5* PIDC, PSA 5*PIDM,

                                                           PSA 4*PT

Harry Woo Hong Sang               FPSM, FRPS, FPSS, FRPST, FSCPS, FPSP, FPSNY, FPVS, FSPS, FFPT, FBPS, FAPAS, APSA,

                                                           EPSA, PPSA, PSA GALAXY 6, EFIAP, ESFIAP, MUSPA, EFMPA, APSC, Hon.FSPAS, Hon.FPSM, 

                                                           Hon.FPSNY, Hon.FPVS, Hon.FSCPS, Hon.FPSS, Hon.FPSP, Hon.FRPST, Hon.FSCC, Hon.FFIP,

                                                           Hon.FPSLA, Hon.FAAPSEA, Hon.FKCC, Hon.FFPT, Hon.FSPM, Hon.FPI, Hon.FPESGSPC,

                                                           Hon.FPSNJ, Hon.FIGS, Hon.FAPAS, Hon.FPSNS, Hon.FPASBP

Stephen Wong Tze Kim             CWIEP, EPSA, PSA 5*PIDC, PSA 4*PTD, PSA 4*PIDM, PSA 4*PJD, WHO'S WHO TOP 13 PJD 2015

Steve Chong                              ARPS, Hon.FSPAS, Hon.FPSNS, Hon.FPSM, Hon.FICS

PHOTO TRAVEL (color)

Edwin Ong Wee Kee     ARPS, FSPM, MPSA2, Hon.FSWAN, PSA GALAXY 6 PIDC, GALAXY 4 PIDM, GALAXY 4 PTD, GALAXY 1 PJD,

                                           WHO'S WHO TOP 1 PTD-P 2015

Heng Ching Chuan        ARPS, Hon.SPAS

Jonathan Tai Nyik Fui   ARPS, FAPU, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.SPAS, Hon.FPSM, Hon.FPSP, Hon.FMPS

Liew Ted Ghee              APSM, ASPAS, DE.SPAS, FAPU, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.SPAS, Hon.FPSP, Hon.FPSNJ,

                                            Hon.FSWAN, PPSA, PP.SPAS, PSA 3*ND, PSA 4*PIDC, PSA 3*PIDM, PSA 4*PTD

Steve Chong                  ARPS, Hon.FSPAS, Hon.FPSNS, Hon.FPSM, Hon.FICS

 

 

NATURE (color)

Chan Hua Chiang                      FRPS, FSPM, Hon.FSPAS, Hon.FSPM

Claymond Leong Yung Nyee      AFIAP, ARPS, DE.SPAS, FAPU, FPSM, FPSNY, FMPC, FSCPS, FSWAN, EFMPA, PPSA, EPSA,

                                                           Hon.FPSNJ, Hon.FSWAN, Hon.FPSM, Hon.SPAS, Hon.PESGSPC, PSA 5* PIDC, PSA 5*PIDM,

                                                           PSA 4*PTD

Eric Chen CF                             FRPS, Hon.SPAS

Heng Ching Chuan                     ARPS, Hon.SPAS

Stephen Wong Tze Kim             CWIEP, EPSA, PSA 5*PIDC, PSA 4*PTD, PSA 4*PIDM, PSA 4*PJD, WHO'S WHO TOP 13 PJD 2015

AWARDS

Total 260 awards to be won!

Awards for each Section:
 

One (1) PSA Gold Medal

One (1) ICS Gold Medal

One (1) PSM Gold Medal

One (1) SPAS Gold Medal

One (1) SALON Gold Medal
 

One (1) PSA Silver Medal

One (1) PSM Silver Medal

One (1) SPAS Silver Medal

One (1) SALON Silver Medal

One (1) PSA Bronze Medal

One (1) PSM Bronze Medal

One (1) SPAS Bronze Medal

One (1) SALON Bronze Medal

Six (6) PSA HM Ribbons

Six (6) ICS HM Certificates

Twelve (12) SPAS HM Ribbons

Twelve (12) SALON HM Ribbons

Fifteen (15) Certificates of Merit

One (1) Local Best Award


 

CONTACT

Salon Chairman :

Lai Hon Foo

AICS, AIVAF, APSM, ASPAS, ASPM, ASWAN, AUSPA, DE.SPAS, EFMPA, EUSPA, FAPU, FICS, FIVAF, FSAP, FSWAN,

Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.SPAS, Hon.FICS, Hon.FPSNJ, Hon.FSWAN, PPSA, PP.SPAS, PSA 5*ND, PSA 4*PIDC, SE.PSBP


 

E-mail : spasborneosalon@gmail.com