Conditions of Entry

The Nevada Camera Club Worldwide Exhibition is recognized by the Photographic Society of America (PSA2019-436) and is in its 1st year.
Please read these Conditions of Entry carefully before entering!

Notice: During entry, an Entrant will be presented with a feature to affirm that he or she has read and agrees to abide by these Conditions of Entry. Failure to so affirm will mean that the Entrant will not be permitted to enter. 

General Conditions

  1. Sponsor and Exhibition Organizers: The sponsor of this exhibition is the Nevada Camera Club. The Exhibition Organizers refers to the General Chair of the Exhibition, appointed by the Sponsor,  and others delegated by the General Chair to assist with the organization and operation of the Exhibition.
  2. Exhibition Process: This Exhibition will be conducted according to the recommended practices of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).
  3. Eligibility: With the exceptions noted in these Conditions of Entry, the Exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when, in its reasonable discretion, the sponsoring organization of the Exhibition or its agent believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.  Membership in any photographic organization is not required
  4. Sanctioned Entrants: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.
  5. Entrant: To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same* in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted.
    *Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country.
  6. Entry/Sections: An Entry consists of up to and including four (4) images entered by a single Entrant into the same Section.
  7. Entry Presentation: An entrant's images will not be presented consecutively to the judges. The four or fewer images in a Section will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that Section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant
  8. Image Creation: Images entered into this Exhibition 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 image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (aliases are not permitted). Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet, photos by NASA). 
  9. Digital Image Format: Images must be submitted as digital images in JPEG format. The size must not exceed 1,920 pixels in width and 1,200 pixels in height. Images larger than this in either dimension will rejected and not judged.  File sized should be no larger than 5MB.   There is no restrictions on names of files - as distinct from restrictions on titles of images (see below).
  10. Sequences: No sequences are allowed in any Section/Division.
  11. Certification/Posting: By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work in an image as their own and permits the Sponsor to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for display and/or publication in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.
  12. Copyright: The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misuse of copyright by anyone.
  13. Alteration and Computer Generation:  Subject to divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism), 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 in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer.
  14. Titles: Titles will not be read at judging. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg;  any other camera capture filenames); or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles may not consist solely of numbers.
  15. Unique Titles and Re-Entry: 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 entered or 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, including translation into another language.
  16. Title Requirements for Monochrome and Color Images: Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title. However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of Monochrome versions  and Color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles has been completed.
  17. Single Entry: An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path. An image or an identical image -  or a monochrome version of an image -  can only be entered once in this Exhibition.
  18. Acceptance Range: This Exhibition sets as a target that 29% - 35% of all images entered into a given Section will be accepted.
  19. Judge Recusal: Image scores by judges who are close relatives or partners of the entrant will not be counted in the total score of that image. An average of the other two judges’ scores will be used. Such images are also not eligible for medals or honorable mentions, although they may be accepted into the Exhibition. Judges may not enter any Division/Section that they are judging.
  20. Chair Entry: The chair of a Division or of the Exhibition may not enter any Division/Section in the Exhibition for which they are responsible or when they have access to that Division/Section's images. Neither can any other person enter any Division/Section if they have access to the images prior to the judging.
  21. Projection: Images will be projected on computer monitors or projectors with resolution at least 1920W x 1200H pixels that can display the images without re-sizing.
  22. Entry Forms: Digital entries must be entered using the online entry process found at https://worldwide.nevadacc.org/node/add/2019_entry. CDs and email attachments are NOT permitted.
  23. Fees and Payment: The entry fees are US$20 for 2 sections or US$30 for all sections.  All fees must either be paid via PayPal or by Credit Card using the Sponsor's online payment system. Cash or checks are NOT accepted. Any entry without the appropriate fee will not be judged.
  24. Exhibition and Catalog: The catalog of the Exhibition will only be in the form of a PDF downloadable from the Exhibition website, and this will constitute one actual exhibition. A second exhibition will be held at a regular meeting of the Sponsor at a date to be announced. A third exhibition will be held at the Nevada Camera Club's Annual Awards Banquet on December 7, 2019.
  25. Medals & Ribbons: Medals and ribbons will be sent by first-class mail by the date specified in the Overview on the Home Page.
  26. Data Protection: By entering this exhibition, an entrant explicitly consents to their personal data supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the Organizers for purposes associated with this Exhibition. The entrant further acknowledges and accepts that entering this Exhibition means that the status and results of their entries may be made public..
  27. Announcement List: The entrant also consents that  his or her email address may be used in a separate list ("List") for announcement of future PSA-recognized exhibitions sponsored by this Sponsor in accordance with the  NCC Privacy Policy. The entrant may opt out of the List after the Exhibition by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email. 
  28. Breach of Conditions of Entry: If at any time it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the organizers of this Exhibition or the judges before, during, or after the judging of this Exhibition  that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the Exhibition organizers  reserve the right  to delete the entry from the Exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances at the sole discretion of the Exhibition organizer. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the Exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

    To ensure that images comply with these Conditions of Entry and definitions contained herein, the Exhibition may carry out reasonable measures to verify that

    (a) the images are the original work of the entrant; and

    (b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.

    These measures include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files   representing the the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the Exhibition Organizers' evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has provided evidence may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

    PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of conditions of entry, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate PSA rules, include the entrant's name on the list of sanctions provided to exhibitions, and share such investigations with the International Federation of Photographic Arts (FIAP).

    Entrants to this Exhibition automatically agree to all the foregoing terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.
  29. PSA Standard 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 the exhibition rules and conditions.
    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 that section.  Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
    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 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 provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.
    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.
    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 entered or 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, including translation into another language.
    iii.    Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.
    iv.    PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.
    Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.
    An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.

  30.  

    PSA Definition of Nature Photography:

    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 images 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.

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    Definition of Monochrome: 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 greyscale 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. Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings.

PSA Recognition Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSA2019-436