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47th Westchester International Exhibition 2020

Sponsored by the Color Camera Club of Westchester
 

General                  


Chairperson:                Bunny Solomon

                                        211 Horseshoe Cir

                                        Ossining, NY 10562

                                        4bunnysolomon@gmail.com

 

Forms submission:      Website:  www.colorcameraclub.com

                                        Email:  intlcomp@colorcameraclub.com

                                        Phone:  914-403-2879

 

Calendar:                     
Closing date:                              04/04/2020     

Judging Date:                     04/18/2020

Notification Date:                05/02/2020

Dispatch Awards:                      07/04/2020

Online Catalog Available:        07/04/2020

 

Catalog:                         PDF Downloadable from web site by exhibitors.

 

Public exhibitions:      Gallery of all acceptances on website:  www.colorcameraclub.com, available 7/04/2020.  Slideshow viewing of all acceptances at CCCW club meeting in 12/2020.

 

Judges:                          Lisa Cuchara                 PID Color, PID Monochrome, Nature

                                        Sandy Gennrich           PID Color, PID Monochrome, Nature

                                        Steve Morton              PID Color, PID Monochrome, Nature

 

Sections:

 

1) Projected Image Division (PID) Color General/Open (Note:  Monochrome images will not be accepted in PID COLOR)

2) PID Monochrome Class

3) Nature Division

 

Awards:                        
PID Color                       PSA Gold Medal                         Best of Show

                                                Jerry Spette Honorary Certificate for Best Macro Photo  

        PID Monochrome        PSA Gold Medal                         Best of Show

        Nature                           PSA Gold Medal                         Best of Show

 

Target Range for Acceptances:           20% - 35%



Exhibition Entry Status


To see a list of all exhibition entries to date
CLICK HERE.

 

PID Color General/Open

  • Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.
  • Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.
  • All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.
  • An image that was accepted in a prior CPID or EID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.


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 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.

 

Nature Division

 

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 images 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 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.
  • Monochrome images may be entered for Nature but only the first sentence of the Mono definition applies (see below). Toned images are not permitted for this division.

 

Submitting Entries:


Submitted Digital images must be in JPEG format.  Using sRGB is recommended.  A Canon Realis-WUX 500 projector with a maximum image height (vertical) of 768 pixels and a maximum image width (horizontal) of 1024 pixels will be used for the judging.  Digital images will not be altered, including resizing, by the exhibition before judging.  CDs and email attachments will not be accepted.

Entry fees: 

Fee is USD $8.00 for each section, with a maximum of four images per section.  All payments must be made online, via PayPal.  Cash or checks are not accepted.  UNPAID ENTRIES WILL NOT BE JUDGED.       

 

Entry 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.  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 of any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.


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 Recognized 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:

  1. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
  3. 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.
  4. PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.

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.

 

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY


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:

a)      the images are the original work of the entrant and

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 fails 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 PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.


PSA 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 PSA 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.

 

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. 


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.

 

Entry Form:


Please read all exhibition details above before submitting your entry.  Then t
o submit an entry, CLICK HERE   
 

Last Year's Photos:


To see the winning photos from last year's 46th annual Color Camera Club of Westchester Exhibition,
CLICK HERE  
 

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