Organizer

MAHFUZ ULLAH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Chairman: Dr. Rashid Un Nabi EFIAP, Hon.FBPS, APSG, ABPS, Hon.EFMPA

Address: Arcadia Plaza, House 65/A, Road 7A, Apt 4A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, BANGLADESH

Email address of chairman: docnabi64@hotmail.com

Salon Secretary: Adnan Bin Rashid

E-mail: adnanbinrashid@gmail.com

Website: www.mmsalon.net

PATRONAGE: FIAP (2020/042), PSA (2020-063), BPS (2020-02)

Section/Themes: All digital

  1. Open Color (color digital) FIAP and PSA PID color
  2. Open Monochrome (monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA PID Monochrome
  3. Nature (color/monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA ND
  4. Photo Travel (color/monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA PTD

Salon Calendar:

Closing: 29/02/2020

Judging: 06/03/2020

Notification: 13/03/2020

Exhibition: 20/04/2020

PDF Catalogue: 05/05/2020

Award Mailed: 05/05/2020

EDAS File Sent: 04/04/2020

AWARDS IN EACH SECTION

TOTAL:  100 awards. 25 awards in each section

FIAP Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 FIAP Honorable Mention Blue Ribbon

PSA Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 2 PSA Honorable Mention Red Ribbon

MM Salon Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals and 5 Certificate of Merit

BPS Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal

FIAP Special Light Blue Pin for best author

MM Salon Gold Medal for best local entry

Photographs

The authors must submit photos online. Photos must be in JPG file format, maximum dimensions:
1920 pixel in the horizontal side and 1080 pixel in the vertical side in 300 dpi
Compression 7-12, maximum file size 2Mb
Follow the instructions on www.mmsalon.net
If any problem during uploading than you can send all of your photos with an appropriate photo title, file size and address through e-mail: docnabi64@hotmail.com

Entry form

The authors must fill out the online entry form.

Entry fee

USD $ 20 for single or all sections for foreign entrant

Bangladeshi Entrant Taka 1700

Group entries: At least 5 authors. US $ 15 for single or all sections

Possible way of payment

Pay Pal transfer: ics.mhrana@gmail.com

For Bangladesh: bKash  01914001376, Taka 1700

-the works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

Catalogue

A small printed catalogue (FIAP 2 star) will be published and distribute among the winners only
On-line PDF Exhibition catalog will be published on 02/09/2019 in www.mmsalon.net

Jury

Juries will meet together on 6th March 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh for judgment in all sections. No online judgment system provided.

  1. S. R. Mandal , EFIAP, ARPS, FFIP, AIIPC, Hon.FBPS (INDIA)
  2. Hasan Saifuddin Chandan, EFIAP, Hon. FBPS (BANGLADESH)
  3. Yousuf Tushar, AFIAP, Hon.FBPS (BANGLADESH) FIAP Liaison Officer in Bangladesh

 

Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.
Jury decision is final. Everyone should respect jury decision. No bad correspondence will be entertained and this type of correspondence will send directly to FIAP and PSA. As a new rule of FIAP, only 25% images will be accepted in respective section
Brand and model of judging equipment: digital monitor VIEW SONIC, Retina 4K full HD resolution 1920/1080

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. 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.
  • 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.

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.

The exhibition is open toanyone; however an entry maybe 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 are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. 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 each section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round 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 inaudio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images maybe altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on the photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material.

 No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the front of an image, print material 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 re-entered in any section of that 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 exhibition. Words such as “untitled” and “no title” are not acceptable as part or all of an images title nor are camera capture file names. 

 

All acceptances will count for “FIAP, PSA, BPS Honor List” and Distinctions”

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:

  1. a) The images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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.

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with WXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) maybe considered in breach of these conditions of entry, and declined. Such entries maybe refereed 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, include the entrants name on the list of sanctions provided to exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree these terms by the act of entering the exhibition.

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

Notifications

All participants will receive notifications via e-mail on 13/03/2020

The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website www.mmsalon.net

Exhibition

Exhibition and awards giving ceremony will be held at Bisho Sahitto Kendra, 17 Mymensingh Road, Banglamotor, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 20/04/2020 at 4PM

 

Catalog and Awards mailed

PDF exhibition catalog will be sent to every author’s mail and to website www.mmsalon.net on 05/05/2020 and awards by airmail on 05/05/2020

The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards; however, we assume no liability for damages and loss during shipment.

SPECIAL NOTE

I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP
Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the
red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic
events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3
with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list”.

“By 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 sufficientevidence, 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.”     

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.

 

Definitions

PSA definition of 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 grey scale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)  A grey scale 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.

 

FIAP definition of Monochrome

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

 

 

FIAP Definition of Nature Photography

 

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, 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 picture quality while maintain 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 animas, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as in any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove 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 camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches are allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions maybe divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in weather phenomena and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (includingfungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images maybe entered in Nature sections of exhibitions. All entries shall confirm to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

PSA Definitionof Nature Photography

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashionthata well-informedperson will be able toidentifythe subjectmaterialand certifyitshonestpresentation.

  • 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.
  • Photograph 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 photo graphics 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 natures 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 notpermitted.
  • All imagesmustappear natural.
  • Color images can be converted to grey scale 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

 

PSA Definition of Photo Travel

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 subjects 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 areremoval of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

INFORMATION AND CONTACT:

Chairman: 

Dr Rashid Un Nabi EFIAP,Hon.FBPS, Hon.EFMPA, ABPS, Hon. APSG

E-mail: docnabi64@hotmail.com

Mobile: +8801914001376 and +8801711174137

or

Secretary: Adnan Bin Rashid

E-mail: adnanbinrashid@gmail.com

Mobile:  +880 1835381055

ADDRESS:

ARCADIA PLAZA, HOUSE 65/A, ROAD 7A, APT 4A

DHANMONDI, DHAKA 1209

BANGLADESH

Web Site: www.mmsalon.net