5th Fall ISFA Photo Awards, 2023

International Salon of Photography

Canada


2023-05
2023-P106
2023/xxx
Calendar
Closing: 15 Nov, 2023
Judging: 05 Dec, 2023
Publish Results: 25 Dec, 2023
Publish PDF Catalog: 15 Feb, 2024
Delivery Award: 20 Feb, 2024
About
Our seasonal photography contests are held to improve the quality of art. In each season, we choose different genres and you can participate in them.
Creating a work of art has at least two purposes. One is to satisfy the inner sense of the creator of the work and the other is to be seen. Every year, many exhibitions and competitions are held all over the world, and as photographers, every time we participate in one of these events, we present our inner sense and also compete with others. To know if we are close to our mental goal or not. The value of a work is not ultimately about winning, but it can guide us to be better.

Organizer:

International Society of Fine Art (ISFA)
Canada

1. Open Color (Only Color)
2. Macro (Color/Grayscale Monochrome)
3. Nature (Color/Grayscale Monochrome)
4. Portrait (Color/Grayscale Monochrome)
5. Fall (Color/Grayscale Monochrome)
6. Fine Art (Color/Grayscale Monochrome)
Each entrant may submit a maximum of (8) images in each of the (6) sections.

Totally $775 USD cash Prizes and 130 Awards!

Best Author Award: + $175 USD

21 Awards in Each Section:

ISFA Gold Medal (+ $100 USD)

Salon Gold Medal

ISFA Silver Medal

Salon Silver Medal

ISFA Bronze Medal

Salon Bronze Medal

2 ISFA Ribbon

IAAP Ribbon

12 e-HM

Section 2:

IAAP Silver Medal

Section 5:

IAAP Bronze Medal

Section 6:

IAAP Gold Medal

e-HM is Honorable Mention Certificates (PDF certificate). e-certificates will not be posted. Entrants are responsible for downloading and printing their e-certificates.


All awards include a free online gallery for 3 months on www.IsOfArt.com (medals up to 25 photos, others 15 photos)
Certificate of Acceptance: PDF Catalogue & Certificate of Acceptance/Award is downloadable from the site.

Entry fee is mandatory for every participant.

Single Entrants:

  • 1-3 Photos: $14 USD
  • 4-6 Photos: $15 USD
  • 7-9 Photos: $16 USD
  • 10-14 Photos: $19 USD
  • 15-20 Photos: $21 USD
  • 20+ Photos: $23 USD

Group/Club Entries - Discount Rates (% of Total Fee)

  • 4-8 Entrants: 5%
  • 9-12 Entrants: 10%
  • 13+ Entrants: 15%

Entry fee can be paid with PayPal through our web site. Login and go to “Pay Entry Fee” in the menu.

After registration, it is not possible to cancel participation in the contest or return the registration fee.

non payment of fees Entries for which no fee is received will not be judged.
Number: Maximum (8) photos per section - Maximum (24) photos in all sections
Size: Maximum Size: 2 Mb (2048 Kb)
Dimensions: maximum vertical side: 1080 px and Maximum Horizontal side: 1920 px
Border: DO NOT fill empty space with/or add large borders. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide.
File Format: All files must be submitted in JPEG format. It is recommended to use the RGB color space. Smaller photos are acceptable but will appear smaller on the screen and may take less score. Please check the size and dimensionsof all files before sending, files that do not match the rules will not be uploaded.
File Naming: Files must be renamed to the photo title when submitting an entry. However, the titles should appear on the entry form as you wish them to appear in the catalogue.
Photo Title: Each image must have a unique title. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an Identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized and all our exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as DSC_025), or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles can not consist solely of numbers.
All sections:
- Mr. Djordje Vukicevic (EFIAP/d3, HonEFIAP ), Serbia
- Mr. Aleksandar Sasic (EFIAP/b ), Ireland
- Mr. Asghar Sameti (EFIAP/b), USA
Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional.
Submission: Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the exhibition website. Entrants MUST use only the English alphabet A-Z when submitting an entry. Don’t use special characters such as - _ ! ? & @ ....
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.
Disputes: In any case of dispute regarding compliance with the Conditions of Entry, payment of fees or matters pertaining to an image (such as receipt, acceptance, compliance, score or award), the decision of the organizers and judges to accept your application (or not) will be final. Violations and perceived violations of the Conditions of Entry may be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in a declination of your application to have your images included in this and other exhibitions.
Entry Requirements: This event is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Event Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to event rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization or other is not required.

PICTURES CREATED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS SALON!

It is reminded that all parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. Offenders will be sanctioned for life!


SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS
Online PDF Catalog downloadable from the result page. 15 Feb, 2024

PSA

Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.

Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.

The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural. Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing is not allowed.

Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.

Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.

Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.

Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.

No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed. Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.

Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or conversions are not allowed. Images of the same subject that are combined in-camera or with software by focus stacking or exposure blending are allowed. Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in-camera or with software (image stitching) are allowed.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections and to the Editing Guidelines for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel


 

Editing Guidelines for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel

These sections require images to be truthful records, so there are limits on the amount of manipulation allowed.

Editing Guidelines

Processing or editing must be limited to making the image look as close to the original scene as possible, except that conversion to grayscale monochrome is allowed.

 

Allowed editing techniques:

  • Cropping, straightening and perspective correction.
  • Removal or correction of elements added by the camera or lens, such as dust spots, noise, chromatic aberration and lens distortion.
  • Global and selective adjustments such as brightness, hue, saturation and contrast to restore the appearance of the original scene.
  • Complete conversion of color images to grayscale monochrome.
  • Blending of multiple images of the same subject and combining them in camera or with software (exposure blending or focus stacking);
  • Image stitching – combining multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively (panoramas);

 

Editing techniques that are not allowed:

  • Removing, adding to, moving or changing any part of an image, except for cropping and straightening.
  • Adding a vignette during processing.
  • Blurring parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
  • Darkening parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
  • All conversions other than to complete grayscale monochrome.
  • Conversion of parts of an image to monochrome, or partial toning, desaturation or over-saturation of color

For the purpose of this exhibition any border added to a digital file must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3-5 pixels in width.

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Last Update:20 Sep, 2023