DigiPic 2022

Seen Shot Society cordially invites all photographers, professional or otherwise, to participate in the Digipic 2022. The contest strictly conforms to the rules and regulations of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).



1. Open Colour – PIDC
2. Open Monochrome – PIDM
3. Nature – ND
4. Photo Travel – PTD


Closing Date 27th September 2022
All judging completed by 16th October 2022
Notifications sent by 30th October 2022
EDAS Submission by 15th November 2022
On-Line Gallery posted by 25th November 2022
PDF Catalogue & awards by 1st January 2023

Image Specification:

Maximum width (Horizontal) 1920 Pixel
Maximum height (Vertical) 1080 Pixel
Resolution 300 DPI
Compression 7-12
Colour profile sRGB/RGB
Image file type JPEG
File size Maximum 1.5 MB

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➢ All images should be the original work of the author in photographic emulsion or digital file. Inclusion of or modification by means of computer-generated graphics are strictly prohibited.
➢ Each image should be uniquely and suitable titled. Untitled images or images captioned “no title” are automatically eligible to elimination.
➢ The title must contain a maximum of 35 characters.
➢ Use of watermarks/logo/name on the images should be strictly avoided.
➢ Uses of special characters in image title are not allowed. The image should be captioned strictly in English alphabets and numerals.
➢ Unless otherwise specified by the author, the organizing authority reserves the right to reproduce any of the photographs submitted in the contest, in its catalogue, website or any other promotional publication related to the current or future contest. However, consent of the author will be adhered to and due credits will be given to the author therein.
➢ Authors are requested to fill out an online entry form on the official website and submit their entries online at www.seenshotsociety.com

Entry Fee:

First Section USD 40 or equivalent
Each additional Section USD 10 or equivalent
Discount: Early bird discount of 30% for everyone till 11th September 2022

Remittance Details:

For Overseas Entrants:
PayPal : info@seenshotsociety.com

For Indian Entrants:
Online Transfer
Account Holder : Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Account No : 919010059317085
Bank Name : AXIS Bank
Branch : Airport
IFSC Code : UTIB0000410
Account Type : Saving A/c
G-Pay : 9831828230
Entry fee is compulsory for all participants and should be cleared prior to the judgment date. The works of the participants who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard. Participants are mandatorily requested to provide a proof of transaction through e-mail for the update of status. The mails should be addressed to info@seenshotsociety.com

Panel of Juries:

First Judging:

J1_1 Achinta Kumar Saha_India

Achinta Kumar Saha (India)


Mr. Subrata Bysack (India)

J1_3 Manasi Roy_India

Mrs. Manasi Roy(India)

Second Judging:

1_Reha Billir_Turkey

Mr. Reha Bilir (Turkey)

J2_2_Mustafa Tor_Turkey

Mr. Mustafa Tor (Turkey)

J2_3 Ahmet Çetintaş_Turkey

Mr. Ahmet Çetintaş (Turkey)

Third Judging:

J3_1 Teodor Radu Pantea_Romania

Dr. Teodor Radu Pantea (Romania)

J3_2 Adela Rusu_Romania

Ms. Adela Lia Rusu (Romania)

J3_3 Razvan Baleanu_Romania

Mr. Razvan Baleanu (Romania)

Fourth Judging:

J4_1_Minh Nguyen_USA

Mr. Minh Nguyen (USA)

J4_2_An Nguyen_USA

Mr. An Nguyen (USA)

J4_3_Shirley Trinh_USA

Mrs. Shirley Trinh (USA)

Fifth Judging:

J5_5 Rajdeep Biswas_india

Mr. Rajdeep Biswas (India)

J5_2 Avikk Sett_India

Mr. Avik Sett (India)

J5_3 Joydeep Deb_India

Mr. Joydeep Deb (India)

Sixth Judging:

J1_4 Suman Bhattacharyya_India

Mr. Suman Bhattacharyya  (India)
MPSA, EFIAP/b, ARPS (Lapsed)

J6_2 Sanjoy Sengupta_India

Mr. Sanjoy Sengupta  (India)

J6_3 Udayan Sankar Pal_India

Mr. Udayan Sankar Pal  (India)
EFIAP, EPSA, GPU/Cr4+VIP3+Aphrodite


289 High Quality Awards

Awards in each section

1 PSA Gold
1 Seen Shot Society Gold
1 Seen Shot Society Silver
1 Seen Shot Society Bronze
1 Seen Shot Society HM Ribbon
3 Judge’s Choice Ribbon
1 Chairman’s Choice (Special Medal)
3 Seen Shot Society Diploma Certificate
•Best Club or Group of Circuit (Special Award Plaque)
Each author can receive only one award in each section of each judging.
DIGITAL AWARD CERTIFICATES to all awarded authors.


A PDF catalogue will be published on the website. A link to download the catalogue from the https://seenshotsociety.com website & will be sent to all participants.

General Conditions:

Image and Entry Requirements:
This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances

PSA Star Ratings:
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. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

Image Creation:
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 image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own. Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed.
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

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; adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer and must be the sole work of the author. Re-use of accepted images: Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class in any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognized exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.

An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.

Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. 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 (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

Color and Monochrome:
Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.


Seen Shot Society
24/2/24 Mondal Para Lane, Near 30A Bus stand, Kolkata – 700050

  • The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA
  • 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 will be in the same round order as submitted
    by the entrant.
  • 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 Target range for acceptances not exceed 35% in any section.

Data Protection:

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

Breaches of Rules:

If, at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may 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 in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers 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 steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries 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 entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation. If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result.

NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm, he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form. If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted

PSA Statement on Subject Matter:
Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.
There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.
Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.
Further details on the PSA’s drone policy may be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone


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 grey 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.
For the purpose of this exhibition, only greyscale images are allowed in monochrome sections. Toned images are not allowed Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these sections.
Nature Definition
PSA/FIAP Nature Definition
Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that has not been made or modified by humans. Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity
that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism is not allowed.

The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural. Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing is not allowed. Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
Controlling live subjects by chilling, an aesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.
No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed. Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.
Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed. Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or conversions are not allowed. Images of the same subject that are combined in-camera or with software by focus stacking or exposure blending are allowed. Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in-camera or with software (image stitching) are allowed. Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
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 geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are the 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 look natural. Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
For the purpose of this exhibition, vignettes are not allowed in Photojournalism Digital images.

Judging Method:

1. Judging will be remote online.
2. The equipment or computer used by the individual judge should have a minimum 1920×1080 px resolution.
3. We are assuring that all judges will be using equipment capable of displaying images at 100% of the submitted
image resolution.
Target range: The target range for acceptances are within 29%-35%.

Disqualification Norms (DQ):

➢ Barred entrants by PSA will not be allowed in this exhibition.
➢ Colour images may not be entered in PID Monochrome section(s).
➢ DQs are for breaches of PSA rules and breaches of definitions.
➢ No border allowed in Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism section.
➢ Toned images are not allowed in monochrome section.
➢ In case a raw file is requested by the organizer, non-compliance within the stipulated time may result in
disqualification of the submitted image.

Circuit Chairman:

Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Chairman of Seen Shot Society
Email: info@seenshotsociety.com

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