4th BPS International Photograph Competition & Exhibition 2019

Organized by  Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS)

In collaboration with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy,

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

The Exhibition will be held National Art Gallery, Bangladesh.

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

PATRONAGE 

FIAP  2020/033    PSA 2020- 032 ,       BPS 2020-01,     NYPA 2020-01

 Section/Themes: Digital

  1. Open Color (color digital) FIAP and PSA PID color
  2. Open Monochrome (monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA PID Monochrome
  3. Nature(color/monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA ND
  4. Photo Travel (color/monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA PTD

Each entrant may submit maximum 4 images to each category or section.

Section/Themes: Print

  1. Open Color Print (Large Color Print) FIAP and PSA PPD Color
  2. Open Monochrome Print (Large Monochrome Print) FIAP and PSA Print monochrome

Each entrant may submit maximum 4 images to each category or section.

Salon Calendar:

Closing:  31/01/2020

Judging:  07/02/2020

Notification: 10/02/2020

Exhibition:  28/02/2020

EDAS Report send: 02/03/2020

PDF Catalogue: 05/03/2020

Award Mailed: 10/03/2020

 

Awards:

TOTAL  215 Awards

One Grand Award: BPS Trophy and USD 1000

FIAP Special Light Blue Pin for best author

BPS Salon Trophy for best local entry

 

AWARDS FOR Each DIGITAL SECTION

FIAP Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 FIAP Honorable Mention Blue Ribbon

PSA Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 5 PSA Honorable Mention Red Ribbon

BPS Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 10 BPS Honorable Mention e-certificate.

NYPA Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 5 Honorable Mention e-certificate.

 

AWARDS FOR EACH PRINT SECTION

FIAP Gold and 2 FIAP Honorable Mention Blue Ribbon

PSA Gold and 5 PSA Honorable Mention Red Ribbon

BPS Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 10 BPS Honorable Mention e-certificate.

NYPA Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 5 Honorable Mention e-certificate.

 

Photographs:

For Digital:

The authors must submit photos online. Photos must be in JPG file format, maximum dimensions:

1920 pixels in horizontal side and 1080 pixel in the vertical side in 300 dpi

 Maximum file size 2MB

For Print:

Entrant will have to register himself at our website. Only registered entrants will be allowed to upload print details along with a similar version (1920 X 1080 at 300 DPI)    of print image for final verification and publication of selected images in salon PDF Catalogue. No specific file name is required but a valid file name must be given it can be the title of the image. Please do not use special character like as   / & % # @ * !

The final print size should not less than 8 x 12 inches and should not be larger than 12 x 18 Inches including border if any.  Please write your name, category or section and image title to each print.

Address to send  Print:

Bangladesh Photographic Society

Suite # 24, 5th Floor, Sahera Tropical Center,

218 Elephant Road, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh.

Mobile Phone:  +880 1754393430

Follow the instructions on www.bpscontest.com

If any problem during uploading than you can send all of your photos with the appropriate file name, file size and address through e-mail:  info@bpscontest.com

FILE NAMING & TITLE:

No need Specific file naming, the only title can be a file name for the image.

All images must have a title.

Entry form

The authors must fill out the online entry form.

Entry fee:

USD $ 30 or 25 EURO for any or all sections (Digital and Print) for foreign and as well as Bangladeshi entrant.

For group entry (Minimum 5 participants): USD 25 or EURO 20 for any or all sections (Digital and Print) for foreign and as well as Bangladeshi entrant.

Possible way of payment

Pay Pal transfer: phototushar@gmail.com

For Bangladesh: bkash Number:  01715104840   and   01943555777, Taka 2500

By Bank Transfer

Mercantile Bank Ltd.
Branch: Elephant road
Account Name: Bangladesh photographic society
Account no: 011812100039805
Swift code: MBLBBDDH014

-the works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

Catalogue:

A small printed catalogue (FIAP 2 star) will be published and distribute among the winners only

On-line PDF Exhibition catalog will be published on 05/03/2020 in www.bpscontest.com

JURY:

Juries will meet together on 7th February 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh for judgment in all sections. No online judgment.

Honorable Jury Members:

  1. Md. Tanveer Hassan Rohan EFIAP (Bangladesh)
  2. Kaiser Alam Hon. FBPS (Bangladesh)
  3. Nafiz Ahmed Nadvi Hon.FBPS (Bangladesh)
  4. Akhlas Uddin EFIAP (Bangladesh)
  5. Golam Mustafa Hon. FBPS (Bangladesh)
  6. Devabrata Chowdhury Hon. FBPS (Bangladesh)
  7. Rashid un Nabi EFIAP (Bangladesh)
  8. Shoeb Faruquee Hon. FBPS (Bangladesh)
  9. Imtiaz Alam Beg Hon. FBPS (Bangladesh)

Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.

Jury decision is final. Everyone should respect jury decision. No bad correspondence will be entertained and this correspondence will send directly to FIAP and PSA. As a new rule of FIAP, only 25% of images will be accepted in the respective section

Brand and model of judging equipment: Apple iMac 27 inches, Retina 5K full HD Resolution 5100/2880

Rules

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 for any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. 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:

  1. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star rating 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.
  • 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.

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.

The exhibition is open to anyone; however an entry maybe rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. 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 each section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round 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 sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images maybe altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on the photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material.

 No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the front of an image, print material 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 1. May not be re-entered in any section of that 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 exhibition. Words such as “untitled” and “no title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image title nor are camera capture file names. 

All acceptances will count for “FIAP,PSA,BPS Honor List” and Distinctions”

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:

  1. a) The images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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.

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with WXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) maybe considered in breach of these conditions of entry, and declined. Such entries maybe refereed 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, include the entrants name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree with these terms by the act of entering the exhibition.

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

Notifications:

All participants will receive notification Card via e-mail on 10/02/2020

The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website http://www.bpscontest.com/

Exhibition:

Exhibition and awards giving ceremony will be held at National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 28/02/2020 at 4 PM

Catalog and Awards mail:

PDF Exhibition catalog will be sent to every author’s mail and to website http://www.bpscontest.com/ on 05/03/2020 and awards by airmail on 10/03/2020

The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards; however, we assume no liability for damages and loss during shipment.

SPECIAL NOTE:

I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP
Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the
red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic
events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3
with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list”.

 “By 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 noncompliance 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.”     

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.

Definitions:

PSA 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.

FIAP definition of Monochrome:

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 color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a works requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

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 picture quality while maintain 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 animas, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as in any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove 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 camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches are allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions maybe divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in weather phenomena and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (includingfungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images maybe entered in Nature sections of exhibitions. All entries shall confirm to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

PSA Definition of Nature Photography:

Naturephotographyis restrictedtotheuse ofthephotographicprocess to depictall branches ofnaturalhistory,exceptanthropologyand archeology, in such a fashionthata well-informedperson will be able toidentifythe subjectmaterialand certifyitshonestpresentation.

  • Thestorytellingvalue ofa photographmustbe weighed more thanthepictorialqualitywhile maintaininghigh technicalquality.
  • Human elementsshall notbe present, exceptwhere thosehuman elementsare integralpartsofthenaturestory such as naturesubjects,like barn owls or storks,adapted toan environmentmodifiedby humans,or where thosehuman elementsare in situationsdepictingnaturalforces,like hurricanes or tidalwaves.
  • Scientific bands,scientifictagsor radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
  • Photographsofhuman createdhybrid plants, cultivated plants,feral animals,domesticanimals,or mountedspecimens are ineligible,as is any formofmanipulationthataltersthetruthofthephotographicstatement.
  • No techniquesthatadd,relocate,replace,or remove pictorialelements exceptby cropping are permitted.
  • Techniquesthatenhance the presentationofthephotographwithoutchanging thenaturestoryor the pictorialcontent,or without alteringthecontentoftheoriginal scene,are permittedincluding HDR,focusstackingand dodging/burning.
  • Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
  • Stitched images are notpermitted.
  • All imagesmustappear natural.
  • Color images can be convertedtogreyscale monochrome.
  • Infrared images,eitherdirect-capturesor derivations,are notallowed.
  • 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.

Nature Sequence:

Sequences shall be 2 to 10 separate images meeting the Nature Definition that combine to tell a nature story.

  • Each accepted Nature sequence shall count as 2 acceptances with 1 title regardless the number of images in the sequence.
  • Nature sequences will be judged separately from individual images

PSA Definition of WILD LIFE Photography:

Imagesenteredin Wildlife sectionsmeeting theNaturePhotography Definitionabove are furtherdefinedas one or more extantzoological or botanicalorganisms freeand unrestrainedin a naturalor adoptedhabitat.

  • Landscapes,geologic formations,photographsofzoo or game farm animals,or ofany extant zoological or botanicalspecies takenunder controlledconditionsare noteligible in Wildlife sections.
  • Wildlifeis not limited tomammals,birds and insects.Marine subjectsand botanical subjects(including fungiand algae) takenin thewild are suitablewildlife subjects,as are carcasses ofextantspecies.

PSA Definition of Photo Travel:

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 subjects 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 areremoval of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

INFORMATION AND CONTACT:

Chairman: Chairman: Yousuf Tushar AFIAP, Hon. FBPS

E-mail: info@bpscontest.com

Mobile: +8801720311811

Salon Secretary: K M Jahangir Alam

E-mail: info@bpscontest.com

 Mobile:  +880 711538757

Office Secretary: Rashed Kabir

E-mail: info@bpscontest.com

 Mobile:  +880 754393430

ADDRESS:

Bangladesh Photographic Society

Suite # 24, 5th Floor, Sahera Tropical Center,

218 Elephant Road, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh.

Web Site: www.bpscontest.com