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6th International Exhibition of Photography
WSP HUNGARY 2024
PSA approved - PSA 2024-1025
ALLTOGETHER 132 AWARDS!!!
6th International Exhibition of Photography WSP HUNGARY 2024 - Budapest, Hungary
Berényiné Barna Erika, Chairman of the organizing committee
Szolohegy Utca 5/b
Exhibition Software Provider: WSP
- There are 6 sections, all digital:
A) NATURE (color/greyscale monochrome) PSA ND-Digital
B) LANDSCAPE (only color) PID-Color Pictorial Image
C) PORTRAIT (only color) PID-Color Pictorial Image
D) WOMAN MAN CHILD (only color) PID-Color Pictorial Image
E) OPEN COLOR (only color) PID-Color Pictorial Image
F) OPEN MONOCHROME (only monochrome) PID-Monochrome Pictorial Image
AUTHORS MUST FILL OUT ENTRY FORM AND SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE
- Photos must be in JPG file format, Max. image width (horizontal) is 1920 pix. Max. image height (vertical) is 1080 pix. in 300 dpi. compression 7-12, max 2Mb.
- No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name).
10Eur. for any 1, 2 or 3 sections
15Eur. for any 4, 5 or all 6 sections
For the group entry with more of 10 participants is provided discount of 10%.
Possible ways of payment:
- PayPal transfer
- Cash, Checks and IRC are not accepted.
- The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
Closing date: 15.02.2024.
Notification: 12.03.2024. www.wspexhibition.com
Gallery of all accepted images will be available on the website: 04.05.2024.
Sending of awards: 04.05.2024.
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue: 04.05.2024.
Istvan KEREKES, EFIAP/d3, Hungary (all sections)
Xiong TIANYI, China (all sections)
Maja STOSIC, EFIAP, MF FSS, Serbia (all sections)
PSA Rules for the Judging Process
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.
At no stage will a judge be able to view all the entrant’s images together.
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA.
ALLTOGETHER 132 AWARDS
PSA Gold medal in each section (6 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (18 altogether)
+ 18 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (108 altogether)
PDF Downloadable from web site by exhibitors on our web site: www.wspexhibition.com
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 ES-COE. Membership in any photographic organization is not required. Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is
on the PSA Penalties List for Ethics Violation. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances
Image creation and ownership
In all sections of the exhibition, images must originate as photographs made by the entrant. They may not incorporate identifiable images produced by anyone else (for example:
clip art, replacement skies, or stock images). Images created in whole or in part by image creation software (frequently called 'AI' images) are not allowed. Editing or alteration of images
is permitted within the limits specified in the relevant section definitions that are available here https://psa-photo.org/page/division-definitions
Any person submitting or attempting to submit a totally AI generated image that does not begin with a light capture from the maker, from any Photographic Society of America exhibition, social media, event, or publication, other than for editorial purposes, shall be prohibited from PSA for a period of from 3 years to life.
PSA Star Ratings: To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same way 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.
Reproduction: 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. The Photographic Society of America (PSA) may request specific permission from entrants to reproduce entered images in its educational materials. The terms of that permission will be mutually agreed between the entrant and PSA except in the circumstances where the entered image is found to breach the PSA Ethics Policy. In those circumstances the image may be reproduced by PSA, without the entrant’s further permission,
for educational purposes to illustrate serious exhibition rule violations. For those reproductions, the entrant’s name will be withheld.
Entries will not be accepted from entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced in materials related to the exhibition. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright
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 in 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.
Entry: 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. Entrants may not enter identical or similar images into the same section or different sections of the same exhibition. Similar is defined as almost identical in subject, composition, props, lighting or technique so that a reasonable person viewing the entries together would decide the entrant has duplicated the previous image except for minor changes.
Titles: Each image must have a unique title that relates to the content 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 entrant. 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.
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. At no stage will a judge be able to view all the entrant’s images together.
An entrant’s four images will be distributed through out four rounds of judging for that section.
Remote on-line judging of images will be with Color calibrated computer monitors or high definition TV screens, Judges will be using equipment capable of displaying images a 100% of the image resolution. Images may not be changed by the exhibition prior to or during judging.
The online judgements will be finalized in a common online meetings in order to designate the awards.
Equipment will not resize any submitted images or change the aspect ratio of the original image to “Fit to screen” or to “Fill screen” by monitors or HDTV equipment.
All information, including image file names, provided to the judges for remote judging must retain complete anonymity of the entrants and not provide the judges with any means of determining any entrant’s personal details, such as name, email address, or country.
The target acceptance will be no higher than 30%.
By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have
supplied, including physical addresses, 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, agree and accept that by entering this exhibition, your participation status which includes your first and last name, name of the country used during registration at the exhibition, number of sections entered and number of photos entered in those sections will be made public in a published status list and that the results of
your entry shall be made public in exhibition gallery, exhibition catalog. You also agree and
accept the policy regarding non- compliance to the rules of PSA.
SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS
Statement on Subject Matter - applicable to all sections
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with 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 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. Images that show live creatures being fed to captive animals, birds or reptiles are not permitted under any circumstances.
There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entrants in PSA recognized exhibitions should comply with all relevant laws and regulations, associated with aerial photography, in the country in which the image was taken.
Entry into PSA recognized exhibitions is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with the General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that - in the sole opinion of the judges- do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with PSA recognition.
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.
Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these sections. Monochrome images may not be entered in color sections of PPD or PID.
Editing Guidelines for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel
These 3 sections require images to be truthful records, so there are limits on the amount of manipulation allowed. Exhibitors are reminded that the PSA Statement on Subject Matter
above applies to all sections and to the Editing Guidelines for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel.
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
PSA/FIAP Nature Definition
• 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.
• 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.
Landscape Definition in PID-C (only color)
This category is typically a photograph that captures the presence of nature and may include sea/oceans/water/underwater.
It can have man-made features (e.g. city skylines) or disturbances of landscapes, with or without people on photography.
Representational landscapes (more natural and realistic), an impressionistic landscape or abstract
landscape photographs are allowed.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
Definition of Portrait PID-C (only color)
Our definition of the Portrait section; a photograph of a person or group of people who are aware they are being photographed.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
Definition of Woman Man Child PID-C (only color)
The closest definition of Woman Man Child section, photography where the only condition is that the subject is female, male or child.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
See the PSA Ethics Policy at https://psa-photo.org/page/ethical-practices
See the PSA statement on Subject Matter at https://psa-photo.org/page/division-definitions
If, in the discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges, an entrant has submitted that may
fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, they are allowed to request unedited or raw files of the submitted image. For composite images all files are required.
Exhibition organizers may 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 ES-COE
Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.
PSA retains the right to investigate all complaints, impose penalties 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 processing and/or submitting images on the entrant's behalf, the entrant will
still be held responsible for adhering to the entry rules and will be subject to penalties for any violations to these Conditions of Entry or to PSA's Statement of Ethics
NOTICE: When entrants fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry they will see the following feature to affirm they have read these Conditions of Entry
“I hereby confirm that I have read, understood and agree to the Conditions of Entry of this exhibition. I have read the PSA document to be found at
I am aware that PSA may apply penalties for breaches of these Conditions of Entry”
Failure to agree will mean that the application will not proceed.