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Rules LensPic 2022

Seen Shot Society cordially invites all photographers, professional or otherwise, to participate in the Digipic 2021. The contest strictly conforms to the rules and regulations of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

Recognitions:

Sections:

1. Open Colour (Colour or Monochrome) PSA PID C
2. Open Monochrome (Monochrome) PSA PID M
3. Nature (Colour or Monochrome) PSA ND
4. Photo Travel (Colour or Monochrome) PSA PTD
5. Photo Journalism (Colour or Monochrome) PSA PJD

Monochrome images are allowed in Colour (PIDC) Section. But if accepted, will be counted towards PIDC.
Each photo can be presented in only one section.

Calendar:

Closing Date 19th September 2021
All judging completed by 5th October 2021
Notifications sent by 19th October 2021
EDAS Submission by 4th November 2021
On-Line Gallery posted by 19th November 2021
PDF Catalogue & awards by 21st December 2021

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 files. 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.
▪ No entrants would be eligible for acceptances and awards if their uploaded picture file is found wanting in exif / meta data.
▪ 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 2 Sections 30 $ or equivalent
Each additional Section 10 $ or equivalent
Group Discount: 20% discount for clubs/groups of 10 or more entrants.

Remittance Details:

For Overseas Entrants

PayPal : info@seenshotsociety.com

Swift Transfer

Account Holder : Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Account No : 919010059317085
Bank Name : AXIS Bank
Branch : Airport
Swift Code : AXISINBB319
Account Type : Saving A/c

For Turkish Entrants

Contact to Mr. Reha Bilir, Director of Sille Sanat Sarayi (SSS), Turkey
Email Id : rehabilir@gmail.com
Phone No. : +905446351279
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/Sillesanat

For Indian Entrants

G-Pay : 9831828230

Online Transfer

Account Holder: Kalyan Chattopadhyay
Account No : 919010059317085
Bank Name: AXIS Bank
Branch : Airport
IFSC Code : UTIB0000410
Account Type : Saving A/c

  • 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.
    ➢ Direct deposit to bank account or M. O. will not be accepted.
    ➢ PayPal for Indian entrants is not permitted.
    ➢ 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 Abir Ghosh_India

Mr. Abir Ghosh (India)
EFIAP, EFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J1_2 Piu Maitra_India

Mrs. Piu Maitra (India)
AFIAP, EFIP, EPSA
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J1_3 Jayatu Das_India

Mr. Jayatu Das (India)
AFIAP, AFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J1_4 S R Mondal_India

Mr. S. R. Mondal (India)
EFIAP
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J1_5 Dr Rashid Un Nabi_Bangladesh

Dr. Rashid Un Nabi (Bangladesh)
EFIAP/B
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J1_6 Koshal Basu_India

Mr. Koshal Basu (India)
EPSA, EFIAP
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

Second Judging:

J2_1 Joydip Deb_India

Mr. Joydeep Deb (India)
EFIAP/B, EFIP G,
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J2_2 Konark Basu_India

Mr. Konark Basu (India)
AFIAP, EFIP, AFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J2_3 Mainak Dey_India

Mr. Mainak Dey (India)
PPSA, AFIP, GPU CR2
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J2_4 Suman Bhattacharyya_India

Mr. Suman Bhattacharyya (India)
MPSA, EFIAP/B
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J2_5 Udayan Sankar Pal_India

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

J2_5 Sanjoy Sengupta_India

Mr. Sanjoy Sengupta (India)
GMPSA/B, BPSA, EFIAP/S, LRPS, GPU CR4
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

Third Judging:

J3_1 Reha Billir_Turkey

Mr. Reha Bilir (Turkey)
ESFIAP, Hon.SSS
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J3_2 Şadiye Yılmaz Bilir_Turkey

Ms. Şadiye Yılmaz Bilir (Turkey)
Hon.SSS, GPU Aphrodite
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J3_3 Mustafa Eser_Turkey

Mr. Mustafa Eser (Turkey)
EFIAP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J3_4 Kwok Kei Daniel Tse_Hong Kong

Mr. Kwok Kei Daniel Tse (Hong Kong)
GMPSA, EFIAP/g
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J3_5 Wolfgang Lin_Hong Kong

Mr. Wolfgang Lin (Hong Kong)
GMPSA, EFIAP/s
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J3_6 Yuk Fung Garius Hung_Hong Kong

Mrs. Yuk Fung Garius Hung (Hong Kong)
EPSA, AFIAP, GPU-CR2
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

Fourth Judging:

J4_1 Ratnajit Chaudhury_India

Mr. Ratnajit Choudhury (India)
MPSA, EFIAP, GPU Aphrodite+CR3+VIP1
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J4_2 Sadiqur Rahman_India

Mr. Sadiqur Rahman (India)
AFIAP, AFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J4_3 Anurag Badoliya_India

Mr. Anurag Badoliya (India)
AFIAP, AFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J4_4 Teodor Radu Pantea_Romania

Dr. Teodor Radu Pantea (Romania)
EFIAP/silver, EH.ISF
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J4_5 Adela Rusu_Romania

Ms. Adela Lia Rusu (Romania)
EFIAP/g, EPSA, GPU CR2
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J4_6 Razvan Baleanu_Romania

Mr. Razvan Baleanu (Romania)
EPSA, BPSA, AFIAP, GPU CR2
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

Fifth Judging:

J5_2 Nilanjan Ghosh_India

Mr. Nilanjan Ghosh (India)
AFIAP, EFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J5_1 Indranil Bhaduri_India

Mr. Indranil Bhaduri(India)
EFIAP, cMoL, HIUP, EFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J5_3 Rajat Dawn_India

Mr. Rajat Dawn (India)
PPSA, EFIAP, EFIP
Open Colour, Open Monochrome

J5_5 Pandula Bandara_Sri Lanka

Mr. Pandula Bandara (Sri Lanka)
MPSA 2, AFIAP, LRPS,GPU Cr 5
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J5_4 Subrata Bysack_India

Mr. Subrata Bysack (India)
GMPSA/p, EFIAP/s, VIP5
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

J5_6 Sudip Roychoudhury_India

Mr. Sudip Roychoudhury (India)
EFIAP
Nature, Photo Travel, Photojournalism

AWARDS

406 High Quality Awards

Awards each section

1 PSA Gold
1 Seen Shot Society Gold
1 Seen Shot Society Silver
1 Seen Shot Society Bronze
3 Seen Shot Society HM
3 Judge’s Choice
1 Chairman’s Choice
5 Seen Shot Society Diploma Certificate
• Best author per salon (Sille Sanat Sarayı Gold Medal)
• Best Club or Group of Circuit (Special Award Plaque)
Each author can receive only one Award in each section each judging. DIGITAL ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATES for to all accepted authors.

CATALOGUE

A PDF catalogue will be published on the website. A link to download the catalogue from
https://www.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.
Sanctions:

Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.
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
Image Creation:

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the
entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.
Certification:

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: Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or
near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class
in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized
exhibition, including translation into another language.
Entry:

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.
Titles: Each image must have a unique title. 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 must not include file extensions such as .jpg or
.jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of
numbers.
Colour and Monochrome:

Colour 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.
However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are allowed to continue using different titles of
monochrome versions and colour versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required
number of acceptances for those titles has been completed.

ORGANISATION

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:
There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognised exhibitions. The welfare of the subject is more important than the 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 PSA exhibitions.
There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography – aircraft, helicopters and drones. This policy can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone.
The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA 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 are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.

DEFINITION:

PSA Monochrome Definition

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (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 colour across the entire image. (For example, by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-coloured
image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Colour Work.
Monochrome images may be entered in PID Colour sections but will only be eligible towards PID Colour Star Ratings if accepted.

PSA Nature Definition

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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.
➢ Colour 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. Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

PSA Photojournalism Definition

Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are
not permitted. All images must look natural. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. 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 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

CIRCUIT CHAIRMAN:

Kalyan Chattopadhyay

EFIAP, AFIAP, EFIP, AFIP, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.AVTVISO
Chairman of Seen Shot Society
Email: info@seenshotsociety.com

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