The 5th Shenzhen International Photography Exhibition will be held in Shenzhen Art Museum at 1st December 2022, The international competition is open to amateurs and professional around the world, has the support of Photographic Society of America(PSA / 2022-480), Global Photographic Union(GPU / 220129-M3G,4S,6B). Global Chinese photography Association（GCPA / 2022-256） and the International Photographers Federation(IPF / KE1946-2022), it is governed by its regulations and procedures, winners will count towards the obtaining of PSA distinctions. Acceptances of PSA members will be included in the “Star distinctions” and “Who’s who in world photography”
The exhibition is divided into two divisions
- Monochrome Digital Images(PIDM)
- Color Digital Images(PIDC)
- One section for 40RMB or US$5 ;
- Two sections for 80RMB or US$10
Contest Calendar Deadline: 10th September, 2022
Judging time: 17th September, 2022
Results announcement: 25th September, 2022
On-line gallery date: 15th, November, 2022
Prizes & catalogs sending: Dec.1, 2022
Public Exhibition: Dec.1, 2022
Monochrome Digital Images
Mr. Wang Chen(China)
Co-Chairman at China Photographers Association
Mr. CHEUNG Kwan-leung(Hong Kong)
EFIAP, FPSEA, FGPC, FWIEP, APSHK, ACPA, AYMCAPC, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EYMCAPS, Hon.EHKCC, Hon.EUAPA, EPPSM, Hon.EPSSM, PPSA, PSA5* (PPD Color)
Mr. Zhong Guohua(China)
Co-chairman at Guangdong Province Photographers Association
Mr He Jianhua(China)
Committee member of Shenzhen Luohu Literature and Art Association Vice president of commercial photographers association of Guangdong Photographers Association
Mr Adam Wong(Hong Kong)
Vice president of China Overseas Chinese Photography SocietySenior fellow of the Royal Society of photography (FRPS)American Photography Society certifies the top ten photographers in the world
Color Digital Images(PIDC)
Mr. HO Kan-Keung (Hong Kong)
EFIAP, FRPS, EPSA, FPSNY, FPSEA, FPSHK, FCPA, FHKPA, FGPC, Hon.FPSEA, Hon.ESPSEA, A35mmPS, AMPC, Hon.ECPA, Hon.EHKCC, Hon.EUAPA, Hon.EYMCAPS, SE35mmPS, SEKPS, EETPPC, EPPSM, Hon.EPSSM, Hon.HKPA, APSA,PSA5* (PPD-Color), SAWIEP
Liu Weixiong (China)
Co-chairman at Shenzhen Luohu Photographic Society
Ms Guo Jing (China)
International representative of Global photographic Union (GPU) in China Chairman of China Shangtuf chapter of Royal Photographic Society International representative of Photographic Society of New York in Zhejiang
Mr. Yue Hongjun(China)
Senior fellow of the Royal Society of photography (FRPS)Committee member of Shenzhen Luohu Literature and Art AssociationVice chairman of Shenzhen Photographers AssociationExecutive Committee Chairman of Global Chinese photography Association(GCPA)
Ms Chloe LJ Huang (Canada)
President of Toronto International Photography FestivalExecutive Chairman of IPF International Photographers Federation
The 5th Shenzhen International Photography Exhibition will be held in Shenzhen Art Museum at 12nd December 2022, The international competition is open to amateurs and professional around the world, has the support of Photographic Society of America(PSA), Global Photographic Union(GPU). Global Chinese photography Association(GCPA) and the International Photographers Federation(IPF), it is governed by its regulations and procedures, winners will count towards the obtaining of PSA distinctions. Acceptances of PSA members will be included in the “Star distinctions” and “Who’s who in world photography”
Special Awards(This exhibition is certified by)
- PSA is presenting 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals and 12 PSA Honorable Mention Ribbons which are to be awarded to the winner of excellent achievement of each section in the exhibition.
- GPU is presenting 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals and 12 GPU Honorable Mention Ribbons which are to be awarded to the winner of excellent achievement of each section in the exhibition.
- IPF is presenting 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals and 12 IPF Honorable Mention Ribbons which are to be awarded to the winner of excellent achievement of each section in the exhibition.
- GCPA is presenting 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals and 12 GCPA Honorable Mention Ribbons which are to be awarded to the winner of excellent achievement of each section in the exhibition.The acceptance rate will not exceed 35% in any section under PSA rules.
- Pengcheng Cup Grand Prize: “Pengcheng Cup” and 30000 yuan.
- Each group has an one SZIPE Gold Medal. Two SZIPE Silver Medal. Three SZIPE Bronze Medal . Twenty SZIPE Award Of Excellence Ribbon.
- A digital catalogue will be published on www.szipe.org and the prize winners can receive a print catalogue.
IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
This exhibition is open to anyone;
however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.
Sanctions Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances
PSA Star Ratings
To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.
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 image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own. Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed.
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
Alteration and Computer Generation
Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker; adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author
Re-use of accepted images
Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.
An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.
Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized 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 may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.
Color and Monochrome
Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.
Participants should visit the website of Shenzhen International Exhibition of Photography at (www.szipe.org) to submit their participating works, filling relevant information online, and submit their works according to the prompts. Participants can do online payment (via Alipay or bank transfer)
Images must be submitted in JPEG format, sRGB, maximum image size 2400 pixels on horizontal or vertical side, with resolution 72dpi or above and do not exceed 4Mb. Entry software can’t or will not resize oversized images. Oversized images must be rejected and the entrant is required to resubmit their entry with properly sized images.
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA
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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
Entries for this exhibition are judged with an online judging system with judges use color-calibrated monitors. Computer monitors are capable of displaying images at 100% of the image resolution and that images will be displayed at exactly 100% of their resolution.
The target range for acceptances at 6 point is 28% to 34%.
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.
Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sectionsThe fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.
PSA Monochrome Definition
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey 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.
Breaches of Rules
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 finalIn 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
- b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of EntryThese 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 violationsPSA 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.
If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.
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.