Rules

Conditions of Entry

  • Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide.
  • The maximum entry in each Class per author is four.
  • An entrant’s four images will be presented to the judges randomly.
  • The same image must NOT be entered in more than one Class – This includes altered and unaltered images.
  • Entries must originate as photographs, (image captured of objects via light sensitivity), made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.
  • By virtue of submitting and entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and 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.
  • The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.
  • Name, address and title must be shown on each piece of work and numbered, to correspond with the entry form.
  • Please limit titles to 25 characters.
  • Entries accepted at a previous TPS Salon of Photography, or so similar as to be almost identical regardless or title, are not eligible.
  • All imagery MUST be the total and exclusive work of the submitting author and may not include any element that was originated by or is the copyright of other photographers.
  • The right of reproduction in relation to the exhibition, including digital representation, will be assumed unless specifically withheld.
  • Entries will be treated with care, but no liability is accepted for loss or damage.
  • An illustrated catalogue will be sent to each entrant and a label for each acceptance.
  • 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 RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES WILL NOT BE JUDGED – ONLY ENTRIES WITH RETURN POSTAGE WILL BE RETURNED.
  • THE SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES & CONDITIONS.

All About Your Entry

Print Sections

    • UNMOUNTED PRINTS ONLY and these will only be returned where return postage has been paid.
    • Overseas return by surface mail only.
    • Up to 4 Prints, with PAPER SIZE of A3 (420mm x 297mm) or A4 (297mmx210mm). The image can be any size as long as it fits on these paper sizes, this is to help with framing prints for exhibition purposes. Prints may be entered in each of the following sections: Open Monochrome, Open Colour, and Landscape Colour.
    • Entrants may also enter upto 4 projected images in each of the Open digital section, Photo Travel and the Nature digital section.
    • Each print must have entrant’s Name, Address and Title (as per the entry form) on the back of the print.
    • Our Catalogue will include a listing of accepted images for the exhibition for all sections and will include all award winning images with statistics, PSA approval.
    • After completing the online application form, please send your printed images to:

Paul Power (Tallaght Salon)
3 Glenvara Park
Knocklyon
Dublin 16
Ireland
D16 K159

Digital Sections (PDI)

  • The Open PDI section is a PSA PID color class section.
  • Maximum size  of any image 1440 pixels on the horizontal side x 1080 pixels vertical resolution of 300dpi and saved as a large jpg file to be titled as per entry form.
  • PDI Images will be displayed with a calibrated projector with a resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels
  • All entries to be made via our electronic entry system accesible from www.tpssalon.com
  • Any questions, please email info@tpssalon.com

Additional Rules

  • The judges’ decisions are final.
  • Images entered in one section cannot be entered in any of the other sections either altered or unaltered.
  • As organisers we will take the utmost care of your entry but will not accept liability for any damage or loss howsoever caused.
  • Images will only be returned where the correct return postage has been received. Tallaght Photographic Society will not accept responsibility for returning images where incorrect return postage has been received.
  • Images of a pornographic nature are not acceptable.
  • Images accepted in our previous International Exhibitions are not acceptable.
  • Every image will be marked by 3 judges awarding from 1 to 5.
  • The highest mark achievable is 15.

FIAP and PSA Requirements

  • Monochrome and Nature entries must meet the definitions of  FIAP to be eligible for FIAP awards which are posted below.
  • Travel and Nature entries must meet the PSA definitions set out below to be eligible for PSA awards

Section Definitions

Monochrome – FIAP

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

Monochrome – PSA

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.

Photo Travel – PTD

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. Closeup 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.

Nature – PSA ND, FIAP, RPS (as of 1st of January 2015)

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.
  • All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
  • Color 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 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.

Payment & Entry Fees

All payments to be made via PAYPAL

Entry Fee EUR €

€13 One Section
€21 Any Two Sections
€28 Any Three Sections
€35 Any Four Sections
€42 Any Five Sections
€45 Any Six Sections

All payments must be made via PAYPAL