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APS National Exhibition – Digital

  • General
  • Calendar
  • Awards
  • Judges
  • Image Format
  • Definitions

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General Rules & Requirements

  • Entries will be accepted from residents of the Commonwealth of Australia and its Territories and from APS member's resident overseas.

  • Unless otherwise specified, permission to reproduce entries in the catalogue for publicity and distribution purposes will be assumed but the author retains the copyright to their images.

  • Each entrant will receive a report and details of acceptance or awards. The report and catalogue as forwarded will be available on the website in PDF format and the report details will be forwarded to the email address supplied on the entry form.

  • A maximum of FOUR IMAGES may be submitted in each section. No Image shall be entered in more than one section of the exhibition.

  • An image accepted in a previous APS National Exhibition may not be entered in the same or a different section of a subsequent APS National Exhibition.

  • All images must have been taken by the Entrant.

  • Images must have a photographic origin and the entrant must hold the copyright for the images.

    Entries and entrant details can only be accepted electronically via the entry form on the website.

  • Entries submitted by email or CD's cannot be accepted.

  • The organising committee reserve the right to call for the original digital image file if any doubt arises to the authenticity of any submitted photograph. Failure to acknowledge the committees request or submit the image may result in the disqualification of that entry.


Entrance Fee

  • Entry is free for current FIN members of the Australian Photographic Society.

  • For non-members of APS an entry fee of $20 applies.


Contact Information:

For any enquiries relating to the exhibition rules or information please contact:
Exhibition Director - Pia Jessen EFIAP/s MAPS Email Pia >>

For any enquiries relating to questions or difficulties with the upload system please contact:Dennis Nolan Email Dennis >>

For any enquiries relating to the entrance fee please contact:
Stella Fava APS Secretary Tel. 02 9890 9795 or Email the Secretary >>
    
The APS wish to thank the co-ordinators of this exhibition:
Exhibition Director - Pia Jessen EFIAP/s GMAPS
Upload System Developer and Data Administrator - Dennis Nolan
DVD Production - Pele Leung
APS Website/Poster Design - Stella Fava

 

Open  12th July 2017
Close  10th August 2017
Judging completed by  31st August 2017
Reports emailed by  30th September 2017
Exhibition  APSCON Forster
 18th - 22nd October 2017
Catalogue & Awards  Gold, Silver, Bronze (Herbert Medallions),  HC, Merit, Overall.

Awards

  • Presented to the Gold, Silver and Bronze placing in each section (Herbert Medallion).

  • APS Silver plaque for the most successful exhibitor.

  • At the discretion of the judges acceptances in each section that have not received a placing, may be awarded a Merit or a Highly Commended.

  • VIRTUAL JUDGING will be used with judges in different locations within Australia.

  • Acceptances gained in this exhibition may be applied towards APS honours.

 

 Section

Judging Panel

 Open

 Nev Male EFIAP FAPS SSAPS

 Ray Shorter AAPS

 Noel Clark EFIAP FAPS


 Nature

 John Newton EFIAP MAPS SSAPS

 Roy Killen EFIAP APSEM GMPSA

 Neville Foster EFIAP/b GMAPS HonFAPS PPSA


 Child

 Lou Marafioti EFIAP FAPS

 Bronwen Casey EFIAP MAPS

 Pia Jessen EFIAP/s GMAPS


 Sport

 Matt Palmer Professional Photographer

 David Rowlands AAPS

 John North EFIAP/s FAPS SSAPS


 Photo Travel

 Pele Leung

 Gary Bradford EFIAP FAPS

 Dennis Nolan


Photo Journalism

 Bob Britcher AFIAP AAPS

 Noel Clark EFIAP FAPS

 Elizabeth Kodela EFIAP FAPS

 Gary Bradford

Image Format

• The filename must not have more than 48 characters including spaces and the .jpg extension. Do not include any other information in the filename or on the image.


• The maximum horizontal dimension is 1920 pixels and the maximum vertical dimension is 1200 pixels for each image, inclusive of any border.


• Each image file should be in the sRGB. JPEG-format and a maximum of 2mb in file size.


• IMAGES should be EITHER 1920 pixels wide (horizontal), OR 1200 pixels high (vertical), OR 1200 pixels high and wide (square), depending upon orientation.


• For judging purposes images will be displayed exactly as submitted and as such the image should be uploaded in the correct orientation. Organisers will not alter, resize or rotate images. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure uploaded images and accompanying data are correct. Images and their accompanying entry details which do not meet the entry criteria may be rejected for judging.

 

Definitions

A photograph is a visible image originating from the action of light or other forms of radiant energy upon a photosensitive medium or device.


Open - Any subject that is treated pictorially, embodying the elements of good design, arrangement or composition, which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer.

Child - A photograph of a child or children that may range from a head study to a full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits. Ensure the child is the focal point in the picture. Must be a live human being (manikins, statues, ornaments will not be accepted). Nudity is not allowed.

Sport - A picture featuring a person or people participating in some form of sporting activity.

Photojournalism (PJ) - Story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news or human interest. In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.  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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Photo Travel (PT) - 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Nature  -   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. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography exhibitions 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.

Wildlife - 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 Exhibition’.

 

FIAP/PSA/RPS/APS

NATURE DEFINITION CHECKLIST

The new Nature definition will be used from 1st January, 2015, and some exhibitions/competitions will have both a Nature and a Wildlife section. While it is permissible to enter Wildlife images in the Nature section, there are additional requirements for images entered in the Wildlife section. When deciding whether or not a particular image meets the requirements of the Nature and/or Wildlife definitions you need to consider the following factors.

 

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER

 

ALLOWED

NOT ALLOWED

NATURE

Anything to do with natural history (the study and description of organisms and natural objects), except anthropology or archaeology.

Subject matter must be identifiable.

Anything that is classified as anthropology (the study of humans) or archaeology (the study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures)

WILDLIFE

Same as Nature.

Same as Nature.

 

SPECIFIC SUBJECT MATTER

 

ALLOWED

NOT ALLOWED

NATURE

All extant (not extinct) organisms (plants, animals, etc); landscapes, geological formations, and weather phenomena.

Human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, mounted specimens of plants and animals.

WILDLIFE

Animals, birds, insects that are free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted environment. Carcasses of extant species.

Landscapes and geological formations. Animals, birds, insects, etc that are in captivity or under controlled conditions. Botanical species under controlled conditions (such as plants growing in a hothouse).

 

HUMAN ELEMENTS

 

ALLOWED

NOT ALLOWED

NATURE

Human elements that are

an integral part of the nature story (such as birds nesting on a man-made structure).

Scientific bands, tags or collars.

Human elements (such as buildings) that are not part of the nature story being told by the image.

WILDLIFE

Same as Nature.

Same as Nature.

 

IMAGE ALTERATIONS

 

ALLOWED

NOT ALLOWED

NATURE

Cropping. HDR techniques. Focus stacking. Removal of dust spots, digital noise or scratches on film.

Subject must be presented honestly.

Anything (such as cloning) that alters the content of the original scene by adding, moving or removing image elements. Stitching together multiple images (e.g. to create a panorama)

WILDLIFE

Same as Nature.

Same as Nature.

 

IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS

 

ALLOWED

NOT ALLOWED

NATURE

Techniques (such as contrast adjustment) that enhance the image without changing the nature story, or altering the pictorial content of the original scene.

Grey-scale monochrome images.

Adjustments that change the nature story, such as turning a daylight scene into a night scene.

Toned monochrome images.

Infrared images.

WILDLIFE

Same as Nature.

Same as Nature.

 

NOTES:


1.    Images are expected to be of high technical quality.
2.    The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality.