1ST ARANYAK COOCHBEHAR INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL SALON 2017

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Entry Closed

Judging Date : 15th to 16th April, 2017

Exhibition Date : 13th& 14th May, 2017

Notification of Results : 25th  April, 2017

Catalogue & Award Mailing Date : 15th June, 2017

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SECTIONS

There will be 4 sections in the salon. Previously exhibited works are disqualified to enter in this salon. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections. All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

 

Section A : Monochrome Open Digital Image (PSA PID)

Section B : Color Open Digital Image (PSA PID)

Section C : Nature Digital Image (PSA Nature Division)

Section D : Photo Travel Digital Image (PSA Photo Travel Division)

 

PANEL OF JUDGES

A. Monochrome Section

1. Mr. Anil Risal Singh, MFIAP, ARPS, Hon FIP

2. Mr. Shivji Joshi, AFIAP, Hon FIP

3. Mr.S P Mukherjee, EFIAP,  AIIPC, Hon.PESGSPC

Alt. : Mr. Swapan Mukherjee, EFIAP, FFIP

B. Color Section

1. Mr. Anil Risal Singh, MFIAP, ARPS, Hon FIP

2. Mr.S P Mukherjee, EFIAP,  AIIPC, Hon.PESGSPC,

3. Mr. Himadri Sekhar Dutta, EFIAP. FFIP

Alt.:Mr.Swapan Mukherjee,EFIAP,FFIP

C. Nature Section

1. Mr. Anil Risal Singh, MFIAP, ARPS, Hon. FIP

2. Mr. Swapan Mukherjee, EFIAP, FFIP

3. Mr. Himadri Sekhar Dutta, EFIAP. FFIP

 Alt. Mr. Shivji Joshi, AFIAP, Hon FIP

D. Photo Travel Section

1. Mr. Swapan Mukherjee, EFIAP, FFIP

2. Mr. Shivji Joshi, AFIAP, Hon FIP

3. Mr. Himadri Sekhar Dutta, EFIAP. FFIP

 Alt.:Mr.S.P.Mukherjee, EFIAP, AIIPC, Hon.PESGSPC

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR EXHIBITORS

1) 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.

2) An image previously accepted in any salon hosted by the Aranyak Coochbehar is not eligible for entry in this salon.

3) Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. 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 each section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

4) 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.

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

6) All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.

7) No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image.

8) Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP & 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.

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

10) Images that meet the PID Monochrome definition are excluded to be entered in PID Color section.

11) All entrants must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.

12) By entering in the salon, the author hereby expressly agrees to the FIAP document 2014/317 E « Conditons for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events » and especially to its chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » dealing under Section II.2 with the FIAP participation rules and the red list.”

 

IMAGE SIZE

The image size must be of maximum 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high including any borders and be a maximum of 800 KB. The files must be in JPEG format at 72 dpi resolution in sRGB profile.

SUBMISSION OF DIGITAL IMAGES

1) All digital image files may be uploaded via our website : www.aranyakcoochbehar.org. or may be submitted to our email ID : salonaranyak@gmail.com as an attachment to the completed entry form. Please note that CD/DVD will not be accepted.

2) In case of uploading via website, no renaming of image file is required; system will take care of it.

3) Special characters such as, ; : # & \ / ' which can interfere with processing of your data/entry and will be eliminated from your input; so please avoid use of them. If using these characters in the image titles, the characters do not appear, and this produces some strange title names.

4) For submitting through email, the image file shall be named as follows:

surname -X- #### -YZ.jpg

where: surname is the family name, X is the first character (initial) in the given name, #### is the first 4 letters of the email, Y is the section letter (A, B, …) and Z is the image number within the section (1-4).

 

Example: The following four images were submitted in Section A, by Shantanu Saha, Email : shaan@gmail.com

saha-s-shaa-A1.jpg, saha-s-shaa-A2.jpg, saha-s-shaa-A3.jpg, saha-s-shaa-A4.jpg.

ENTRY FEE

For Overseas Entrants :

US $9 for first section, US $6 for each additional section. Entry fee shall be paid through PayPal (email ID : smritinandideb@gmail.com) or by draft drawn on any bank in India in favour of “Smriti Nandi Deb”.

 

No Personal cheque / IRC will be accepted. Draft drawn on overseas bank will not be accepted. Government of India rules do not permit transfer of cash currency. Please do not send any cash currency otherwise it would be confiscated at customs and would be treated as not received.

 

 

For Indian Entrants :

INR 300 for first section, INR 200 for each additional section. Entry fee shall be paid by NEFT transfer or by multicity bank cheque or by demand draft drawn in favour of “Smriti Nandi Deb” payable on any bank at Coochbehar. Details of NEFT transfer must be mailed to salonaranyak@gmail.com

 

Beneficiary Name : Smriti Nandi Deb

Account Number : 11323991367  IFS Code : SBIN0000058

Bank Name : State Bank of India

Branch : Coochbehar

 

No Money Order will be accepted. PayPal for Indian entrants is not permitted.

Entries without appropriate entry fee will not be judged. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

LIST OF AWARDS

A. Monochrome Section

1. FIAP Gold Medal

2. PSA Gold Medal

3. RPS Gold Medal

4. IUP Gold Medal

5. FIP Gold Medal

6. Aranyak Medal for Best Portrait, Best Still Life and Best Rural Life (3 nos.)

7. 2 nos. FIAP Blue Ribbon

8. 3 nos. PSA Red Ribbon

9.  3 nos. IUP Green Ribbon

10. 2 nos. RPS ribbon

11. 3 nos. Certificate of Merit

12. Chairman’s Choice Award

13. K G Maheswari Foundation Award of Rs. 2500/-, Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1000/- (3 nos.)

B. Color Section

1. FIAP Gold Medal

2. PSA Gold Medal

3. RPS Gold Medal

4. IUP Gold Medal

5. FIP Gold Medal

6. Aranyak Medal for Best Creative, Best Candid and Best Story Telling (3 nos.)

7. 2 nos. FIAP Blue Ribbon

8. 3 nos. PSA Red Ribbon

9.  3 nos. IUP Green Ribbon

10. 2 nos. RPS ribbon

11. 3 nos. Certificate of Merit

12. Chairman’s Choice Award

C. Nature Section

1. FIAP Gold Medal

2. PSA Gold Medal

3. RPS Gold Medal

4. IUP Gold Medal

5. FIP Gold Medal

6. Aranyak Medal for Best Insect, Best Bird and Best Mammal (3 nos.)

7. 2 nos. FIAP Blue Ribbon

8. 3 nos. PSA Red Ribbon

9.  3 nos. IUP Green Ribbon

10. 2 nos. RPS ribbon

11. 3 nos. Certificate of Merit

12. Chairman’s Choice Award

D. Photo Travel Section

1. FIAP Gold Medal

2. PSA Gold Medal

3. RPS Gold Medal

4. IUP Gold Medal

5. FIP Gold Medal

6. Aranyak Medal for Best Mountain, Best Landscape and Best Festival (3 nos.)

7. 2 nos. FIAP Blue Ribbon

8. 3 nos. PSA Red Ribbon

9.  3 nos. IUP Green Ribbon

10. 2 nos. RPS ribbon

11. 3 nos. Certificate of Merit

12. Chairman’s Choice Award

Titir Chakraborty  Memorial Cash Award Rs 5000/- for “Best Indian Entrant” in the salon

FIAP Special Light Blue Badge for Best Author in the salon

JUDGING & NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

1) An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section.

2) Projection on a white matt screen will be made using Digital projector having Resolution : XGA (or higher) 1024 x 768 pixels or higher with the native projector resolution matching or exceeding the maximum pixels specified for image submission, Brightness: 1000 lumens (minimum) & Contrast Ratio: 400:1 (minimum).

3) Decision of the judges shall be final. Salon organizer reserves the right to withdraw any award if it thinks fit and proper by the judges.

4) All acceptances are eligible for PSA who’s who rating and star rating, FIAP Honors as well as FIP Honors, RPS honor and acceptance list and ““All acceptances will count for “IUP Honor List” and “IUP Distinctions.

5) Notification of results will be published over the club’s website www.aranyakcoochbehar.org.

6) Individual notification of results will be made through email only.

7) An illustrated digital catalogue in pdf format will be sent to all paid up entrant.

 

 

For any queries, please contact

 

Salon Chairman

Mr. Bibhuti  Bhusan Nandi, EFIAP, FFIP

Venus Square Kalika Das Road

PO & DT Coochbehar, WB, India 736101

Mobile : +91 94341 97877

Salon Secretary

Mr. Shantanu Saha, AFIAP

Near Bodhoday School, West Khagrabari Road,

PO & DT Coochbehar, W. B.,  India 736101

Mobile : +91 94748 28420