ONYX

PSA 2018-011
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L180006

ICS 2018 - 103

Onyx International Exhibition of Photography is open for amateur and professional photographers from all over the world. The exhibition is conformed with the rules of Photographic Society of America (PSA), Image Colleague Society International (ICS) and Global Photographic Union (GPU). This exhibition is PSA approved and acceptances received by PSA members are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, listing in the word-wide PSA Who’s Who of Photography and credited towards the PSA Distinctions of PPSA, EPSA, MPSA and GMPSA. Acceptances in this exhibition are also eligible for ICS, GPU and Campina Photographic Exhibitions Society (CPE) Distinctions.

Recognitions:
Photographic Society of America, PSA 2018 - 011
Global Photographic Union, GPU L180006
Image Colleague Society International, ICS 2018 - 103

1. SECTIONS

ONYX 2018 has 5 section, all digital, FULLY PSA APPROVED:

COLOR OPEN – PSA PID Color
COLOR PEOPLE – PSA PID Color
MONOCHROME OPEN – PSA PID Monochrome
TRAVEL (color or monochrome) – PSA PTD
NATURE (color or monochrome) – PSA ND

Each entrant may submit maximum 4 images in one section. The target acceptance rate will be between 25% and 45% in each section. The jury will accord a total of 123 Awards.
For PID Color, there is no restriction regarding the theme of photos. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant, may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates. For Travel, Nature and Monochrome sections please see PSA Definitions on chapter 14 of entry rules.


2. ENTRY FEE

1 section – 10 $
2 sections - 15 $
3 sections - 20 $
4 sections - 23 $
5 sections - 25 $

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - 20% - till 15th of November 2017.

PAYPAL (preferred method)
Entry fee can be paid with PayPal through our web site automatically after upload images:
www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/Payment
Or manually by sending e-mail via PayPal: campinaexhibitions@yahoo.com

WESTERN UNION
Alternatively, the fee may also be paid with Western Union on the following info:
Name: Razvan Baleanu, Country: Romania.

POSTAL MAIL Alternatively, the fee can be sent by postal mail to following address:
Address: Razvan Baleanu, Str. Republicii, Nr. 32, Bl. 15 F, Sc. A, Ap. 9, Campina, 105600, Romania
The exhibition has no responsibility for loss or damage during postal transport.

Club Discount:
- 5-10 participants club - 10% discount
- 10-20 participants club - 20% discount
- 20+ participants club - 30% discount
For club discounts, contact Chairman: razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com

Entry fee is mandatory for every participant. The works of the participants who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
If, for some reason, you can not pay the fee, please e-mail Exhibition Chairman and we will find a solution:
razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com


3. SUBMISSION OF WORKS

ONLINE ENTRY FORM (preferred method)
Authors must fill out an Online Entry Form on the official website and submit entries online:
www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/EntryForm

POSTAL MAIL Burned on CD/DVD, along with the entry form and entry fee, sent to the postal mail. Images should have the same size as the online registration. The exhibition has no responsibility for loss or damage during postal transport.

Address: Razvan Baleanu, Str. Republicii, Nr. 32, Bl. 15 F, Sc. A, Ap. 9, Campina, 105600, Romania Download Entry Form: www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/EntryForm

If, for some reason, you can not send your pictures, please e-mail Exhibition Chairman and we will find a solution: razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com


4. FYLE DIMENSIONS:

  • Photos must be in jpeg format.
  • Dimensions:
    • maximum image width (horizontal) is 1920 pixels
    • maximum image heith (vertical) is 1080 pixels
  • File size is maximum 2 MB.
  • Smaller image are accepted.


5. FILE NAMING

Except for the restriction to use only English alphabet (a-z), no other requirements for file names; file name should be the way authors want it to appear in the catalogue (title name).
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. 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.


6. JURY

- Tibor Jakab, EFIAP/gold, FPSA, EPSA, ASIIPC, Hon.FPSG, Hon.FICS, GM.ICS, Hon.PESGSPS.
PSA Liaison Officer.

- dr. Teodor Radu Pantea, EFIAP/silver, EH.ISF, PSA*(CS), PSA**(PPD), PSA**(PJ), PSA***(CPID), Hon.ICS, F.ICS, AICS, Hon.F.PAD, Hon.F.ICS, E.USPA, F.SWAN, Hon.F.SWAN, E.FMPA, Hon.IPS, Hon.FKSS, M.AAFR, Hon.AAFR, Hon.TAMA, Hon.API, UAPR, Hon.FPSBP, BPICS, GMICS.
Vice President ICS Int. Board Director.

- Mircea Anghel, AFIAP, HON.FICS

he jury’s decision is final and irrevocable. Images may not be changed by the exhibition prior to or during judging. Images may not be changed by the exhibition’s equipment prior to or during judging. This includes resizing of images either smaller or larger or changing the aspect ratio of the original image to “Fit to screen” or to “Fill screen” by HDTV equipment.
Judging will be done with HDTV on a secure private website.


7. EXHIBITION CHAIRMAN

Razvan Baleanu, P.PSA, A.FIAP, HON.FICS, ES.USPA, A.ICS, GPU CR2, Hon.PESGSPC, E.AAFR, A.WIEP
razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com


8. AWARDS – TOTAL 123

For each section:
PSA Gold Medal
ICS Gold Medal
Campina Exhibitions Gold Medal
Campina Exhibitions Silver Medal
Campina Exhibitions Bronze Medal
3 PSA Honorable Mentions
1 ICS Certificate of Honorable Mention
5 Campina Exhibitions Honorable Mentions
10 ONYX Honorable Mentions


Additional for Color Open Section will be awarded:
GPU Gold Medal
2 GPU Honorable Mentions

The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards depend on the total number of the entrants. Each author can receive only one award in each section. The decision of the Jury is final and irrevocable.
All participants will receive a report card via e-mail with all his/her scores. The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website of the competition.


9. EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Closing date: 1 March 2018
Judging: 11 – 20 March 2018
Notification (E-mail): 28 March 2018
Result, all accepted images and awards, will be posted on our website: www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/Results
EDAS reports: 17 April 2018
Public Exhibition: 28 April 2018
Online Catalog: 8 May 2018
Awards sent: 8 May 2018


10. NOTIFICATION AND RESULTS

Notification cards will be sent by email.
The results, all accepted images and awards will be posted on our web site:
www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/Results


11. CATALOG

Online PDF Exhibition Catalog will be sent to all authors.
Also the online catalog will be available for download on our web site www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/catalog


12. EXHIBITION:

Awarded and all accepted images will be exhibit on ONYX website.
Public Exhibition:
22.04.2018
Campina House of Culture, Romania
Video projection of award-winning and accepted photographs will be presented.
Digital Slide Show program will be displayed using a Full HD Projector.
There will also be an exhibition that will consist of a selection of award-winning photographs. The exhibition will be open during the period 28.04.2018 - 28.05.2018.


13. PARTICIPATION

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 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.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.

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 if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions.


14. DEFINITION

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.
  • 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 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.

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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

PSA Monochrome 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 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.


15. LICENCE AGREMENT

By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that he is a sole owner of the rights to use sent images, including copyright, patent and/or other applicable rights. All models must be of Legal Age of consent or have guardian permissions issued. The exhibition organizers assume no liability for any copyright misuse conducted by entrants


16. CONTACT

Exhibition Chairman:
Razvan Baleanu, P.PSA, A.FIAP, HON.FICS, ES.USPA, A.ICS, GPU CR2, Hon.PESGSPC, E.AAFR, A.WIEP
razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com
www.razvanbaleanu.ro
Address: Str. Republicii, Nr. 32, Bl. 15 F, Sc. A, Ap. 9, Campina, 105600, Romania

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