5th BPS International Photograph Competition & Exhibition 2022

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:  2022/416,    GPU: L220133,   BPS 2022/02,     SSS 2022/036

 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.

Salon Calendar:

Closing:  05/09/2022

Judging:  14/09/2022

Notification: 21/09/2022

Exhibition:  26/09/2022

EDAS Report send: 02/10/2022

PDF Catalogue: 10/10/2022

Award Mailed: 15/10/2022

Awards:

TOTAL:  103 Awards.

FIAP Special Light Blue Pin for best author

BPS Trophy – Photographer of the Year Worldwide

BPS Trophy – Photographer of the Year Bangladesh

AWARDS FOR Each SECTION

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

GPU Gold and 2 Honorable Mention White Ribbon

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

SSS Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal & 2 Honorable Mention Ribbon

Photographs:

Digital File:

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

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

Maximum file size 2MB

File Namin & 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 $ 20 or 18 EURO for any or all sections

Group entries: At least 5 authors. USD $ 15 for single or all sections.

Possible way of payment

Pay Pal transfer: phototushar@gmail.com

Possible way of payment

Pay Pal transfer: phototushar@gmail.com

For Bangladesh: bkash/Nagod Number: 01715104840, Taka 1500

For Turkey: 

165 Turkish Lira send to Mr.  Reha Bilir, Director of Sille Sanat Sarayi (SSS), Turkey.

Email: rehabilir@gmail.com

Phone: +905446351279 


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.

JURY:

Juries will meet together on 14th August 2022, Dhaka, Bangladesh for judgment in all sections. No online judgment.

Jury board

  1. Rashid Un Nabi, EFIAP/b, Hon.FBPS
  2. Zakirul Mazed Konok AFIAP
  3. Nafiz Ahmed Nadvi FBPS
  4. Kaiser Alam FBPS
  5. Shankor Sawjal FBPS`
  6. Imtiaz Alam Beg FBPS

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

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. As a new rule of FIAP, only 25% images will be accepted in respective section

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

  1. 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.  The 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.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP Patroaged exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

  • 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 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. 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. The 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 for any misuse of copyright. Images may be 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.

All acceptances will count for “FIAP, GPU, SSS and 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 fail 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 FIAP for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

FIAP 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 FIAP 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 EXIF 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) may be considered in breach of these conditions of entry and declined. Such entries may be referred to FIAP for further investigation of possible ethics violations. FIAP retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree on 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 a notification Card via e-mail on 20/08/2022

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

Exhibition:

The exhibition and awards giving ceremony will be held at National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 26/08/2022 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 15/09/2022

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 033/2021« 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 sufficientevidence, 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.”

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:

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.

FIAP 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 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 greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations including infrared are unacceptable.”

 

INFORMATION AND CONTACT:

Chairman: Chairman: Yousuf Tushar EFIAP, 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:

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

218 Elephant Road, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh.

Web Site: www.bpscontest.com