Rules and Conditions of Entry

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the  sponsors of the exhibition believe that the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.

Entries must originate as photographs (images captured of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

All entries should be related to the theme “Climate Change”. (Images on climate and how world climate changes affects on flora and fauna including human beings and their environment). Entrants should follow the Nature definitions of FIAP.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permits the NAPSL 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. The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.

The entrant certifies that he is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image which he presents. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

 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."

Each entrant may submit a maximum of four (04) color or monochrome entries. Entries without entry fee will not be judged.

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging.

The digital images in JPEG format may be uploaded through the NAPSL website www.napsl.com . sRGB colour space is recommended. The required maximum horizontal dimension is 1400 pixels and the maximum vertical dimension is 1050 pixels with a resolution of 300 dpi. and maximum image file size of 2 MB.

No file naming is necessary.

Each image must have a unique title. 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.

Digital files will not be returned.

All entrants will receive a high quality DVD catalog of the exhibition. Entrants may also request an additional printed catalog by including postage of U$ 5.00 / Euro 5.00 to the entry fee.

 

Nature Definition (FIAP/PSA/RPS)

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 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. Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

Monochrome Definition:

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.