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SECTIONS AND AWARDS

This Salon is conducted in conformity with PSA and RPS. Acceptances and awards from this Salon are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, Who’s Who, and credited towards the PSA Distinctions.

PSA Patronage for all 4 sections PSA 2016/226
RPS Recognition for all 4 sections RPS 2016/61

Section 1: Colour Open

  • 1x PSA Gold Medal
  • 1x RPS Gold Medal
  • 1x Shangbang Gold Medal
  • 1x PSA Silver Medal
  • 1x RPS Silver Medal
  • 2x Shangbang Silver Medal
  • 1x PSA Bronze Medal
  • 1x RPS Bronze Medal
  • 3x Shangbang Bronze Medal
  • 5x PSA Honorary Mention
  • 5x RPS Honorary Mention
  • 5x Shangbang Honorary Mention
  • 60x Shangbang Merit Certificate

Section 2: Monochrome Open

  • 1x PSA Gold Medal
  • 1x RPS Gold Medal
  • 1x Shangbang Gold Medal
  • 1x PSA Silver Medal
  • 1x RPS Silver Medal
  • 2x Shangbang Silver Medal
  • 1x PSA Bronze Medal
  • 1x RPS Bronze Medal
  • 3x Shangbang Bronze Medal
  • 5x PSA Honorary Mention
  • 5x RPS Honorary Mention
  • 5x Shangbang Honorary Mention
  • 60x Shangbang Merit Certificate

Section 3: Travel Colour Open

  • 1x PSA Gold Medal
  • 1x RPS Gold Medal
  • 1x Shangbang Gold Medal
  • 1x PSA Silver Medal
  • 1x RPS Silver Medal
  • 2x Shangbang Silver Medal
  • 1x PSA Bronze Medal
  • 1x RPS Bronze Medal
  • 3x Shangbang Bronze Medal
  • 5x PSA Honorary Mention
  • 5x RPS Honorary Mention
  • 5x Shangbang Honorary Mention
  • 60x Shangbang Merit Certificate

Section 4: Xiapu Colour Landscape Section

(restricted to landscape photos taken in Xiapu)

  • 1x PSA Gold Medal
  • 1x Shangbang Gold Medal
  • 1x PSA Silver Medal
  • 2x Shangbang Silver Medal
  • 1x PSA Bronze Medal
  • 3x Shangbang Bronze Gold Medal
  • 5x PSA Honorary Mention
  • 5x Shangbang Honorary Mention
  • 60x Shangbang Merit Certificate

DEFINITIONS

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions to be validated by all organizations granting recognition or patronage.

PROJECTED IMAGE MONOCHROME OPEN

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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)

A grayscale 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.

PROJECTED IMAGE TRAVEL (COLOUR)

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 objects 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 are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.