International salons - Almaty photo awards 19
Almaty Photo Awards Conditions
FIAP(2019/545) & PSA(2019-382) recognized Salon open to all photographers around the world. There are different themes is the contest: Photo Travel,Man and/or Woman, Children, "Images with red". There are also two Open sections: Open Color and Open Monochrome.
What is salon country?
Salon country for Almaty Photo Awards is Kazakhstan .
Where I can find Patronage number?
Almaty Photo Awards 2019 is patronaged by International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Patronage No: 2019/545 and Photographic Society of America Recognition No: 2019-382
What are the dates?
Closing date
13th of September 2019
17th of September 2019
20th of September 2019
Start of awards delivery
20th of November 2019
Start of catalogues delivery
20th of November 2019

Who are going to judge my images?
All judges are highly qualified photographers with years of practice:

Valery Korenchuk, EFIAP/d
Vladislav Elagin, AFIAP
Anna Petrakova

What awards I can win?
At the contest there will be 85 international awards from FIAP, PSA and International Salons club:

- FIAP AWARDS: 6 FIAP Gold medals, 12 FIAP ribbons, 1 FIAP Blue Pin for the Best Author
- SALON AWARDS: 18 Special Salon medals(Gold, Silver & Bronze), 24 Special Salon ribbons
- PSA AWARDS: 6 PSA Gold medals + 18 PSA ribbons
What are the sections?
There are 6 sections fully recognized by FIAP/PSA:

Open Color(PID-C)
Open Monochrome(PID-M)
Photo Travel(PTD)
Man and/ or Woman(PID-C)
Images with red( PID-C)
Judging will be done according to regulations listed in FIAP document 018/2017
1. The contest will be conducted according to FIAP/PSA regulations.

2. There are maximum of 4 digital files in each of 4 sections of FIAP/PSA.

3. The contest is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the contest 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. All final work must be digital file.

4. By virtue of submitting an entry, the applicant certifies the work as his own and 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 contest. This may include low resolution posting on a web-site.

5. The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.

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Entry fees
Entry fee is 25-27-30 EUR for 4-5-6 sections.

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Technical requirements
JPG format;
Size of digital files: max 1920 pixels on the longest side,
maximum 3MB. 72 DPI;
Important:when uploading the image, its title must be stated!!!
- With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with 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.

- Entries will be viewed by the judges using projector with resolution 1920x1080 px.

- * An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all sections.

- * The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.
Photo Travel defenition
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.
Monochrome defenition
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.
Submitting the entry you automatically grant your consent with the contest policy and rules mentioned above.
The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material. By virtue of submitting an entry to the salon, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of the submitted material for any purpose, related to the contest and future exhibitions.

The sponsors of the competition have a right to:

1.Reproduce the entries in any part of the website.

2. Present prints or digital files for judging by the contest jury;

3. Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions.

4. Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the contest and It's results;

5. Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;

6. Use winning images for further specialized activities , aimed at the popularization of the contest;

7. Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.

8. The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.

9. Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the contest will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.

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