PSS Outing: Horses Reces Night Photography Outing


Theme : Night Photography

Date : 2nd October 2015, Friday

Venue : Turf Club Entrance

Time : 7:00pm

Fee : S$70 (PSS members)/ S$80 (non-members)


**Payment to be made in advance.

**Buffer dinner will be provided by Turf Club.



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62nd Singapore International Photography Award 2015

Call For Entries !!!

62nd Singapore International Photography Award (SIPA) 2015.
Total 146 Awards in 6 Sections.


There are 6 Sections, 1 Print and 5 Digital:
Print, Small Print Open (PSA-PPD)

Digital, Monochrome Open (PSA-PID-M)
Digital, Colour Open (PSA-PID-C)

Digital, Experimental (PSA-PID-C)

Digital, Nature (PSA-ND)
Digital, Photo Travel (PSA-PTD)


Submission date: From 08 Jul 2015 to 10-Oct 2015.
Online submission via: online.sipa.org.sg
Paypal is available for payment on-line.

Participants with entry fee will received a high quality printed catalogue.

Please refer to the entry rules at the following:
http://www.sipa.org.sg/docs/62nd%20SIPA%20Conditions%20of%20Entry-en.pdf

We look forward to receive your entries, and we would appreciate if you could distribute the information to other photographers. Thank you!

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62nd Singapore International Photography Award (SIPA) 2015.
This Salon is conducted in accordance with PSA and FIAP regulations. Acceptances and awards will be taken into account for the PSA Star Ratings, Who’s Who in PSA, and credited towards the PSA, FIAP and UPI distinctions.


The coveted Singapore International Photography Award shall be conferred on the entrant who accumulates the highest number of points from the various sections in one Salon. In case of a tie, the exhibitor who wins more awards shall be declared the recipient. Entrants are encouraged to submit entries for all the sections. 

In addition, a FIAP Blue Pin will be awarded to the Best Author who achieved the highest number of total acceptances. will be awarded for the entrant with the highest number of points from the various sections in one Salon. In case of a tie, the exhibitor who wins more awards shall be declared the recipient. Entrants are encouraged to submit entries for all the sections.


The Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS) is pleased to announce the introduction of 3 new Exhibition Distinctions to recognise the achievements attained through active participation of our Singapore International Photography Awards exhibitions (SIPA).


Entry Conditions

The coveted Singapore International Photography Award shall be conferred on the entrant who accumulates the highest number of points from the various sections in one Salon. In case of a tie, the exhibitor who wins more awards shall be declared the recipient. Entrants are encouraged to submit entries for all the sections. 

In addition, a FIAP Blue Pin will be awarded to the Best Author who achieved the highest number of total acceptances. will be awarded for the entrant with the highest number of points from the various sections in one Salon. In case of a tie, the exhibitor who wins more awards shall be declared the recipient. Entrants are encouraged to submit entries for all the sections.

The Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS) is pleased to announce the introduction of 3 new Exhibition Distinctions to recognise the achievements attained through active participation of our Singapore International Photography Awards exhibitions (SIPA).


Awards:

Small Print Open Section (PSA PPD)

Digital Monochrome Open Section (PSA PID-M)

• PSS – Yip Cheong Fun Memorial Gold Medal (Best of Section)

• PSA Gold Medal

• FIAP Gold Medal

• UPI Gold Medal

• PSS Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSA Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• FIAP Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• UPI Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSS - Dr. Gibson Hill Memorial Gold Medal

(Best of Section)

• PSA Gold Medal

• FIAP Gold Medal

• UPI Gold Medal

• PSS Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSA Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• FIAP Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• UPI Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

Digital Colour Open Section (PSA PID-C)

Digital Experimental Section (PSA PID-C)

• PSS - Ang Chwee Chai Memorial Gold Medal

(Best of Section)

• PSA Gold Medal

• FIAP Gold Medal

• UPI Gold Medal

• PSS Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSA Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• FIAP Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• UPI Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSS - Lady Yuen Peng McNeice Memorial Gold Medal

(Best of Section)

• PSA Gold Medal

• FIAP Gold Medal

• UPI Gold Medal

• PSS Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSA Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• FIAP Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• UPI Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

Digital Nature Section (PSA ND)

Digital Travel Section (PSA PTD)

•PSS - Kwek Leng Joo Gold Medal (Best of Section)

• PSA Gold Medal

• FIAP Gold Medal

• UPI Gold Medal

• PSS Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSA Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• FIAP Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

UPI Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons


• PSS - Datok Loke Wan Tho Memorial Gold Medal
(Best of Section)

• PSA Gold Medal

• FIAP Gold Medal

• UPI Gold Medal

• PSS Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• PSA Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• FIAP Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons

• UPI Silver, Bronze, 3x Honorable Mention Ribbons


Points:

PSS, FIAP, PSA, UPI Gold Medal

5 points

All entries and correspondence are to be addressed to:-

PSS, FIAP, PSA, UPI Silver Medal

4 points

The Photographic Society of Singapore

Mr Jack Goh

Chairman, 62nd SIPA

30 Selegie Road, Selegie Art Centre,

Singapore 188351, Republic of Singapore


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PSS, FIAP, PSA, UPI Bronze Medal

3 points

PSS, FIAP, PSA, UPI Honorable Mention

2 points

Acceptance

1 point


Conditions of Entry


Definitions

Singapore International Photography Award (“SIPA”) is open to all photo enthusiasts; however, an entry may be rejected when The Photographic Society of Singapore (“PSS” or “the Organiser”) in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.


●         Entries must be originated 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 and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered materials and other information free of charge for publication, low-resolution posting on websites, and/or display in media related to the exhibition. The Organiser assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.


  • 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.


●         Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker.  Artworks or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel & Photojournalism divisional restrictions.  All final works must be photographic digital files.  Titles of the pictures will not generally be read at the time of judging unless desired by judges.


●         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.


Definitions of Travel (Colour/Monochrome)

●       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.

Definitions of Nature (Colour/Monochrome)

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.

Definitions of black and white photography (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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale 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.


●         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 held under PSA and 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) and will stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon held under PSA and FIAP patronage.


Submission of entries

●          On-Line Entry: Entrants are to submit their entries through on-line submission at online.sipa.org.sg

●          For entry in PRINT sections, each participant has to register online (and upload jpg copies of the

prints) and physically send us the prints.

  • 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 Recognised 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:

i. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.

iii. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.


DIGITAL SECTIONS

●        All entries must be in JPG file format.

●        Maximum image width (horizontal) is 3840 pixels, Maximum image height (vertical) is 2160 pixels.

●        The entry will be displayed on 4K TV - 3840 x 2160 pixels. Smaller images are permitted but will be

projected smaller on screen.

●        File size maximum is 4 MB.

●        Images must not have any borders or signatures; images are being judged on black background and

exhibited on black/gray background.

●        File name should be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. File name should be the

artwork name. Example: sunrise.jpg


SMALL PRINT SECTION (PSA PPD)

●       Small Print pictures in unmounted print format.

●       The maximum print size is based on A4 and the standard US letter size.
The maximum print size including borders is 30cm by 21cm (12 inches by 8.5 inches).

●       Prints can be in either landscape or portrait format.

NOTE: Prints larger than the specified sizes will be disqualified and will not be judged.

●       Prints can be in either landscape or portrait format.

JPG Copies: During the on-line entry you will need to upload a JPG copy of the prints. (These copies are used when we produce the catalogue.)

●       All entries must be in JPG file format.

●       Maximum image width (horizontal) is 3840 pixels, Maximum image height (vertical) is 2160 pixels.

●       File size maximum is 4 MB.


  • · Labels: You will receive back a confirmation email containing thumbnails of all of the images you have submitted.  You will need to print out the labels and attach them to the back of your prints.

    NOTE: Prints submitted without the correct labels WILL be rejected and NOT shown to the judges.
  • Titles: The titles of the prints will be read out to the judges at the time of judging. Do not put your name in the title.


  • Names: No information about the entrant or country will be given to the judges. A print showing the name of the entrant will be disqualified.


  • SENDING YOUR PRINTS

Please send you prints by post to:

The Photographic Society of Singapore

Mr Jack Goh

Salon Chairman, 62nd SIPA

30 Selegie Road, Selegie Art Centre,

Singapore 188351, Republic of Singapore


  • Please mark your packets - No commercial Value - Photographs for Exhibition
  • Please ensure that you have attached the special labels to the back of each of your prints.
  • NO prints will be returned. All prints will be destroyed.

●         Each entrant may submit work in all 6 sections, up to 4 entries per section.

●         An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for each section.

●         The judging of the photos will be through 4K TV screens.

●         The images EXIF details for Nature Section must be intact for the images to be qualified for awards.

●         Any image previously won any award in the past Singapore International Photography Award is not eligible for submission.

●         Late entries shall not be judged.

●         Entrant MUST NOT submit the same entry in other sections.

●         The decision of the Organiser is final. No appeal shall be entertained.

●         The submission of entries signifies the entrant’s acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.

●         The Organiser shall not be held responsible for any entry which is lost or damaged.

●         The Organiser reserves the right to reproduce images for catalogue and any other publicity                purposes.


There are SIX separate Sections - ONE PRINT – Small Print Open (PPD) AND FIVE PROJECTED DIGITAL

IMAGE - Open Monochrome (PID-M), Open Colour (PID-C), Experimental (PID-C), Nature (ND) and

Photo Travel (PTD).

File Name

●         File name should be in English, as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name).

Only English letters (a-z) are allowed.



Sections

Small Print Open

Digital Monochrome

Digital Colour

Digital Experimental

Digital Nature

Digital Travel


Colour/Mono

Mono Only

Colour Only

Colour/Mono

Colour/Mono

Colour/Mono


Entry Fees and Payment Methods

Participating

1 section

2 sections

3 sections

4 sections

5&6 sections

PSS Member

(Local/Overseas)

S$10.00/

US$10.00

S$15.00/

US$15.00

S$19.00/

US$19.00

S$22.50/

US$22.50

S$25.00/

US$25.00

Singapore Citizen/

Permanent Resident

S$20.00

S$30.00

S$38.00

S$45.00

S$50.00

Overseas Participant

US$20.00

US$30.00

US$38.00

US$45.00

US$50.00

●             Entries not accompanied by the entry fee will not be judged and will be considered disqualified.

●             Entrants are encouraged to submit fees by “PAYPAL” to

Salon Chairman, THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE

●             Cheque or bank draft will not be accepted, cash payment must be paid in US/Singapore dollars to our club house, the Organiser does not take any responsibility for cash sent by postal services.

●             Any registered photographic society or club which has more than 10 of its members participating, with each member participating in at least TWO sections or more and submitting jointly can apply to the Organiser for a special 10% group discount.


Awards and Acceptances

●             This Salon is conducted in accordance with PSA and FIAP regulations. Acceptances and awards will be taken into account for the PSA Star Ratings, Who’s Who in PSA, and credited towards the PSA and FIAP distinctions.

●             Winning entries will be uploaded in the SIPA Website www.sipa.org.sg after judging. Notifications and score cards will be sent by email, entrants may download them from SIPA website.

●             A certificate for each Accepted or Awarded image will be issued to entrants by downloading from our SIPA website.

Catalogue

●             A high quality Printed catalogue presenting the award winning works and list of accepted entries will be sent to each overseas entrant by ordinary post.   Additional copy of the SIPA catalogue will be charged at US$20.00 per copy.

●             Entrants may request the SIPA catalogue to be sent by Air Courier Services, however the courier charges of US$50.00 must be paid together with the entry fees in advance.

●             The Organiser shall not be held responsible for any catalogue or awards which are lost or damaged during transit.

●             Local Entrants will have to collect the catalogue and or awards from PSS Clubhouse personally.

●          Further details and Conditions of Entry will be posted and can be downloaded from www.sipa.org.sg


CALENDER OF EVENTS

Closing Date

10th October 2015

Judging

24th – 25th October 2015

Notification

08th November 2015

Exhibition Opening

19th December 2015

Catalogues sent out

10th January 2016


Exhibition will be held at The Photographic Society of Singapore at 30 Selegie Road, Selegie Art Centre, Singapore 188351 from 20th December 2015 to 19th January 2016.









PANEL OF JUDGES


Small Print Open Section (PPD)

Judging Date & Time: 24-Oct-2015

Goh Koon Peng

FPSS, ARPS

Eric Goh Wee Seng

Hon FPSS, Hon FSCPS, Hon FPSP, Hon FSAFRAPC, Hon FSCC, Hon FPSJ, Hon FPSM, Hon FPSK, EPSNY, FSCPS, FPSNY, FBLCC, Hon FVivio, FPST, FPSP, APSA, ARPS, EFIAP, APSS, ASAFRAFC, ADCC, APSC, ESFIAP, SESCPS, AEPSP, PSA 5*, PPSA

Tay Puay Koon

Hon FPAS, AFIAP


Digital Monochrome Section (PID-M)

Judging Date & Time: 25-Oct-2015

Foo Tee Jun

Hon FPSS, Hon FSCPS, ESFIAP, EFIAP, ARPS

Desmond Teo

Hon FSAFRAPC

Heng Zee Kek

AFIAP, APAS, MPSA, PSA Who’s Who Top 10 in PID C (2013, 2014), PID M 2014, PTD Digital 2014, PTD Prints (2013, 2014), PJD Digital 2014, PJD Prints (2013, 2014), PPD SCP & SMP 2013.

Digital Colour Section (PID-C)

Judging Date & Time: 24-Oct-2015

Raymond Chua Seng Chye

ESFIAP, EFIAP, PPSA, PSA 5 Star (PPD), Hon FSCPS, Hon FSAFRAPC, Hon FPSM, Hon FPSP, Hon FSCC, Hon FPSJ, Hon FPSBP, ARPS

Lim Chu Teik

Hon FPSS, ARPS, APSS

Danny Wong Yen Sin

MPSA, MICS, PSA PID-C Galaxy 3, PTD Galaxy 1, PID-M 5 Star, PJD 5 Star, ND 5 Star, UPI CR4, EFMPA, EP.PSBP, FPSM, EUSPA, ARPS, Hon FSWAN, ASWAN, APSM x2


Digital Experimental Section (PID-C)

Judging Date & Time: 24-Oct-2015

Goh Kim Hui

Hon EFIAP, AFIAP, ARPS

Goh Koon Peng

FPSS, ARPS

Yeo Yeow Kwang

PPSA, PSA Galaxy , FRPS, Hon FPAS, Hon SFAPA, FSCPS, Hon S.FAPA


Digital Nature Section (ND)

Judging Date & Time: 24-Oct-2015

Michael Ee

FPSS, EFIAP, PSA ND Galaxy, PPSA

Vincent Eu

FCTPC, APSS, ARPS

Lee Tiah Khee

APSS, Photojournalist


Digital Travel Section (PTD)

Judging Date & Time: 25-Oct-2015

Larry Lim

EFIAP, FPSM, APAS, AWIEP, MEPSP, PPSA, PSA Galaxy 2 Star (CS)

Lee Hin Mun

Hon FPSS, Hon FPSM, FRPS

Gho Lay Tin

GMPSA, PSA Galaxy 8, EFIAP, ARPS, APSS, FPSEA, APAS, ASCPS


New Exhibition Distinctions



The distinctions are open for application when an Exhibitor has met the rules and conditions as described below:-


1.             Exhibitor Bronze level - EBPSS

Beginning from 2014, any Exhibitor(s) who had accumulated a total of 10 acceptances from SIPA exhibitions are eligible to apply for the BRONZE level EBPSS distinction. Exhibitors may use acceptances obtained from any sections in SIPA. In other words, combine acceptances achieved from PPD, PID-C, PID-M, ND and/or PTD. Any previously accepted image(s) from former SIPA exhibitions must not be used.




2.             Exhibitor Silver level - ESPSS

Any EBPSS title holder(s) may apply for the ESPSS distinction when the Exhibitor(s) have accumulated another 20 acceptances in SIPA exhibitions. A total of 30 SIPA acceptances are required for the SILVER level. The rules and conditions for application for Bronze level shall apply and Exhibitors must hold the EBPSS for a period of 1 year before they may apply.


3.             Exhibitor Gold level - EGPSS

Holders of ESPSS may apply for the EGPSS distinction when the Exhibitor(s) have accumulated another 30 acceptances from SIPA exhibitions. A total of 60 SIPA acceptances are required for GOLD level. The EGPSS is our highest order of recognition given to Exhibitors of SIPA.


The general rules and conditions for application of Bronze and Silver levels shall apply and Exhibitors must hold the ESPSS for a period of 1 year before the Exhibitor(s) may apply for the EGPSS.


When an Exhibitor is qualified to apply, he/she is required to prepare a spreadsheet using MS Excel indicating the (a) Year, (b) Section and (c) Title of the acceptances. The spreadsheet should be submitted together with an application form to PSS along with an application fee of SGD40 (local) or USD40 (overseas). The applicant should be an active member of PSS at the time of application.


All successful applications will received a formal certificate along with a high quality medal accompanying the distinction.  For more details, kindly email the Salon Chairman at sipa@pss1950 org


















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