3rd BPS International Photography Competition & Exhibition 2016

The salon is organized under the approved rules of The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and Photographic Society of America (PSA).
The Competition is open to anyone worldwide.

Organized by Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS) 


Closing Date: 30 November 2016
Judging Date: 02-06 December 2016
Notification Date: 20 December 2016
Print Exhibition: 03-10 February, 2017
e-Exhibition Date: 11 February – 10 May, 2017
Award and Print catalog Mailing Date: 10 March 2017



1.a: The exhibition 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 exhibition rules and conditions.

1b: Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. For digital imaging section(s) images may be acquired digitally, or scanned from traditional film to create a digital file. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and divisional restrictions.

1c: Each image must have a unique title. One single image can be submit only one section, same works can not be submit different sections.

 1d: 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 owns the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his own. The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to the salon, like catalog and website, unless specifically stated otherwise by the entrant on the entry form.


Sections: 6 sections

A. Open Color (PID Color)

(Free subject any kind of color works)

B. Open Monochrome (PID Monochrome)

(Free subject any kind of Black & White or Monochrome works)

C. Nature

(Nature works must be follow FIAP nature definition)

D. Photo Travel

(Any kind of Travel Photography)

E. People at work

(Generally people’s daily works, works environments show on photograph)

F. My Country

(Photograph represents your country regular activities, people, festival, culture, land, street, building etc.)


4. Each participant can enter up to 4 images per section.


For all section US$30 or EURO 27
BDT. 2000 for Bangladeshi participants
BDT. 1500 for BPS Regular Member
Payment method:
Payment by PayPal to

Bank Transfer:

Account name: Bangladesh Photographic Society
Account Number: 011812100039805
Bank Name: Mercantile Bank Limited






Hand to hand to BPS office


Online entry:
Email: entry can be email to:
CD/DVD by post/mailing address or hand to hand submit

Mailing Address:

Bangladesh Photographic Society
Room # 27
5th Floor
Sahera Tropical Center
218 Elephant Road,
Dhaka 1205

Entries receive without fee will not be judged.

Group entry with than 10 participants will receive 10% discount.


Digital image format: JPEG, sRGB color profile, Maximum 2000 pixels, not less than 1024 pixels on longest side. Maximum file size is 3MB.

Submission file name as follow:

Section name_author name_title
For example you are submitting works in open color section, your name is Adam Smith and title is Joy of life. So file name should be as follow
Open color_Adam Smith_Joy of life


Results will be notified by email and all the judging results are final.
All participant will get one Print catalog by post to his mailing address after exhibition.


Each entrant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his own. The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to the circuit, like catalog and website, unless specifically stated otherwise by the entrant on the entry form.


500 Print (Awarded and accepted images) Exhibition will be display.
All accepted images will be Multimedia projection.
Public showing Print Exhibition and projected images will take place at
National Art Gallery
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
From February 03-10, 2017.
And Awarded and accepted images will be exhibit on the exhibition website
From February 11 – April 10, 2017.


The acceptances from this exhibition are eligible:

  • FIAP distinctions
  • PSA Star Rating

PSA & FIAP Definition of Monochrome image

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 grey scale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grey scale 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.

PSA & FIAP Definition of Travel Photography

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 grey scale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

PSA & FIAP 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey scale 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.

Definition of Wildlife Photography

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.

Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.


For Judgement all images will be displayed on the Macintosh IMac 27” for judging.
Native resolution of screen is 3840 by 2160 pixels