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The Maitland International Salon of Photography has been in existence for 84 years and has operated as an international salon for 62 years.  It has built up a strong reputation and now attracts around 5000 entries from 50 countries. Typically around 5000 visitors will view the salon at its two exhibition locations.


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Welcome to the Maitland International Salon of Photography

Recognition: The 2019 salon was conducted in accordance with the recommendations of and approval by:

  • The Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP)           2019/019
  • The Photographic Society of America (PSA)                                   2019-002
  • Global Photographic Union (GPU)                                                     L190001
  • The Australian Photographic Society (APS)                                   2019/001

by MyPhotoClub Colin, April 1, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Maitland International Salon of Photography

Information about the  2019 competition

Recognition: The salon is conducted in accordance with the recommendations of and approval by:

  • The Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP)           2019/019
  • The Photographic Society of America (PSA)                                     2019-002
  • Global Photographic Union (GPU)                                                     L190001
  • The Australian Photographic Society (APS)                                       2019/001

Salon History

Maitland is a regional city (population 80000) located in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales on the east coast of Australia.

The Maitland Salon started in 1934 as the Photography section of the Maitland Agricultural Show. In 1946 Maitland Salon became an Australian National Salon. In 1958 we became an International Salon with approval from the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and finally in 1982 the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) granted its patronage.  Patronage from the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) was granted in 2013 and ceased for all International Salons from end of 2018. From 2019 onwards the Salon will include patronage from The Global Photographic Union (GPU) and all acceptances in future salons may be used for honours with GPU.

The main exhibition venue for the Maitland Salon is the Fine Arts Pavilion at the Maitland Showground. In addition a selection of 75 prints and all the projected image acceptances are displayed at Maitland Regional Art Gallery or another local gallery. Salon entries are processed and judged in rooms at Maitland City Bowling Club. Five sections of photography are contested at each Salon: Monochrome Prints, Colour Prints, Nature Prints, Open Projected Images and Nature Projected Images.

Salon entries are judged in late January each year. Over 162 awards are given. Gold, silver, and bronze medals, certificates of merit, ribbons are awarded. All acceptances in the salon are eligible to be used when exhibitors apply for honours in photography through PSA, FIAP and the Australian Photographic Society (APS).

From small beginnings as an exhibition of postcard size images the Maitland Salon has progressed to the important position we now hold in the photographic world. We now receive over 4500 entries from over 550 entrants coming from some 55 different countries around the world each year.

Maitland is the oldest and largest international salon operating in Australia. Utilising the expertise of Robin D’Ombrain in 1982 we were probably the first salon in the world to use a computer to help manage entries and generate a printed catalogue. (The computer was a home built Z80 Big Board kit with 8 inch floppy disk drives and the CP/M operating system.)

The 2019 exhibition will use the MyPhotoClub competition and club management system. If you entered last year your account is the same.

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SUBMITTING ENTRIES
BOTH PRINTS AND DIGITAL IMAGES MUST BE ENTERED THROUGH THIS SYSTEM.

SUBMITTING ENTRIES
BOTH PRINTS AND DIGITAL IMAGES MUST BE ENTERED THROUGH THIS SYSTEM. You can describe your prints, upload digital images and pay the entry fee from the entry form on the Home Page.
The online entry system does NOT accept group entries. Each entrant must complete a separate ONLINE entry. Print entries may be submitted as a group but the package must contain copies of the individual entry confirmation for each entrant. Each entrant must pay a separate entry fee by PayPal.
If you are making a PayPal payment from an account that is not in the entrant’s name please add a note in the “Special Instructions” sections of the PayPal process to tell us who the payment of for.
PRINTS
The title on the backs of the prints must match the titles on the Entry Form.
Each entrant submitting prints must complete the on-line entry form, including payment by PayPal.
Print sizes: Prints must be no larger than 508 x 406mm (20” x 16”) and no smaller than 254 x 203 mm (10” x 8”) or equivalent area. The size of prints we recommend for Exhibition purposes should be no smaller than 30 x 21cm (A4).
Unmounted prints are preferred. Mounted prints will be accepted provided the total thickness of the print and the mount does not exceed 4 mm. These restrictions are necessary because of the method used to display accepted prints. Black mounts are preferred and images with mounts of any other colour may not be displayed in the public art gallery.
Identification.  Please print the mailing label page and attach the label for each entry to the back of each print.  Attach the label to the top left hand corner of the print. Attach the mailing label portion to your postage packet.
Posting. Entrants are advised to send their entries by airmail and allow adequate time for delivery and a similar time for the return of their entries. Packages arriving after the closing date for entries will not be judged. The postal address for print entries will be made available as part of the entry payment process.

Please include a copy of your confirmation email which includes thumbnails of your entries with your print package.

VIGEX PRINT SEND-ON

You may indicate that your prints should be sent on from Maitland to the VIGEX print salon. There is a button on the Entry Form to indicate that you wish to send on your prints. There is no cost for this transfer but you would need to register with VIGEX and pay their entry fees. Note that Vigex will not offer return of prints and their maximum print size is A3+ (326 x 483mm). You may include prints for additional VIGEX sections not available at Maitland in the one package with your Maitland entries and Maitland will send all your prints on to VIGEX.

DIGITAL IMAGES
The maximum image size is 1920 pixels horizontal and 1200 pixels vertical when the image is viewed with correct orientation. Maximum size of closed file is 2 MB.
Images larger than the permitted size will be rejected. Smaller images are permitted but will be projected smaller on screen.
File format must be JPEG.
Digital files should have the same name as the title of the relevant digital image in the online entry system. For example, an image called “Golden sunset” should have a file name “Golden sunset.jpg”. Titles and file names must use the English alphabet and may include numbers. No other characters are permitted.
Images will be displayed to the judges at the size submitted, using an Epson EB-1985WU projector with a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and operating in sRGB colour space.
The projection background is black.
Any borders should be included within the dimensions shown above. Please keep borders to a minimum, e.g. to separate images from the background if necessary.
BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.
In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure that:
1. the images are the original work of the entrant and
2. the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF 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) 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.

Group payments can be done by one person creating a group and all members joining the group BEFORE they make any payments. You cannot join a group if you make a payment. Once you join a group, payment is managed by the group owner.  You cannot leave a group once you join. 

Each entrant must enter their own images using this website. Print entries may be submitted as a group but each entry must be labeled using the provided labels for each entrant.

PRINTS
Each entrant submitting prints must complete the on-line entry form and include an exact digital copy of the print.  This image must be no larger than1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels tall when viewed in the correct orientation. The file must be JPEG and no larger than 2 megabytes.

Print sizes: Prints must be no larger than 508 x 406mm (20” x 16”) and no smaller than 254 x 203 mm (10” x 8”) or equivalent area. The size of prints we recommend for Exhibition purposes should be no smaller than 30 x 21cm (A4).
Unmounted prints are preferred. Mounted prints will be accepted provided the total thickness of the print and the mount does not exceed 4 mm. These restrictions are necessary because of the method used to display accepted prints. Black mounts are preferred and images with mounts of any other colour may not be displayed in the public art gallery.

Identification. Please print the provided label set and attach the label to each entry to the back of each print in the top left hand corner of the print. Attach the mailing label portion to your postage packet.

Posting. Entrants are advised to send their entries by airmail and allow adequate time for delivery. Packages arriving after the closing date for entries will not be judged. The postal address for print entries will be made available as part of the entry payment process.

Prints will not be returned.

DIGITAL IMAGES
The maximum image size is 1920 pixels horizontal and 1200 pixels vertical when the image is viewed with correct orientation. Maximum size of closed file is 2 MB.
Images larger than the permitted size will be rejected. Smaller images are permitted but will be projected smaller on screen.
File format must be JPEG.
Digital files should have the same name as the title of the relevant digital image in the online entry system. For example, an image called “Golden sunset” should have a file name “Golden sunset.jpg”. Titles and file names must use the English alphabet and may include numbers. No other characters are permitted.
Images will be displayed to the judges at the size submitted, using an Epson EB-1985WU projector with a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and operating in sRGB colour space.
The projection background is black.
Any borders should be included within the dimensions shown above. Please keep borders to a minimum, e.g. to separate images from the background if necessary.

PAYPAL PAYMENTS
All entry and catalogue fees must be paid using the PayPal gateway provided.  You do not need a PayPal account, to use the online payment system as major credit cards are accepted

Unless you join a group, each entrant must submit an individual PayPal payment.

NAME OF ENTRANT
PSA requires entrants in all PSA recognized exhibitions to provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered in order that they might receive proper credit for acceptances. Entrants must use the name they have used for membership of PSA, RPS or APS, or the name they intend to use when applying for honours from those or other photographic organisations. Aliases are not permitted.
NAMING IMAGES
In the online entry system, both prints and digital images should be given titles exactly as you want them to appear in the catalogue.

Filenames should be simple using only letters and numbers with no special characters.

Titles must use the English alphabet and can contain no more than 35 characters (including spaces). Image titles may be in a foreign language, but the English alphabet must be used.

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The 6 sections of the salon are:

  1. Monochrome Prints (PSA-PPD)
  2. Colour Prints (PSA-PPD)
  3. Nature Prints (colour or monochrome) (PSA-ND)
  4. Colour Projected Images  (PSA-PID-C)
  5. Nature Projected Images (colour or monochrome) (PSA-ND)
  6. Photo Travel Projected Images (Colour or monochrome) (PSA-PTD)

Each entrant may enter a maximum of four prints or electronic images in each section.
Monochrome images may be entered in the PID colour section. Entrants are reminded that monochrome images entered in a PID colour section only count towards PID Colour Class stars, not Monochrome Class stars.
The same or substantially the same image cannot be entered in more than one section of this exhibition regardless of image titles. Colour and monochrome images produced from the same image capture are considered the same image for this rule.
Images accepted in previous Maitland salons, or images considered by the organising committee to be substantially the same, are ineligible for entry in any of the sections.
There are no restrictions on the subject matter of images except as outlined in the definitions for Nature and Monochrome sections.
Entries in Nature sections must comply with the Nature or Wildlife definitions.
Wildlife Awards: To be eligible for these awards the entry must comply with the Wildlife definition and the entry must be marked with a ‘W’ in the online entry system.
Entries in the Photo Travel section must comply with the Photo Travel definition.

2019 AWARDS
AWARD Monochrome Prints Colour
Prints
Nature
Prints
Colour
Projected 
Image
Nature
Projected Image
Travel
Projected Image
PSA Gold Medal for Best Image X X X X X X
FIAP Gold Medal for Excellence X X X X X X
GPU Gold Medal (selectors Choice) X X X X X X
APS Gold Medal X X X X X X
Salon Gold Medal X X X X X X
Salon Silver Medal X X X X X X
Salon Bronze Medal X X X X X X
FIAP Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
FIAP Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
Salon  Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
Salon  Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
Salon  Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
Salon  Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
Salon  Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
Salon  Honourable Mention Ribbon X X X X X X
Salon Certificate of Merit X X X X X X
Salon Certificate of Merit X X X X X X
Salon Certificate of Merit X X X X X X
Salon Certificate of Merit X X X X X X
Salon Certificate of Merit X X X X X X
Salon Certificate of Merit X X X X X X
FIAP Blue Badge for the Best Author of the Exhibition

FIAP Best Author   –  FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author of the Exhibition.

FIAP will offer organisers of salons with FIAP Patronage a special badge (light blue) to be awarded to the best author of the salon i.e. the one who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all the sections of the salon added together.  In the event of a tie, the salon will irrevocably decide Best Author ” taking into consideration eventual attributed awards”.

PRINT ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE JUDGED – please post early.

President: Ian English  EFIAP

The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the following conditions:

Eligibility: 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. All parts of the image must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.. 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 matt 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 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.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames. 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.

Recognition: The salon is conducted in accordance with the recommendations of and approval by:

The Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP)           2019/019

The Photographic Society of America (PSA)                                     2019/002

The Global Photographic Union (GPU)                                              L190001

The Australian Photographic Society (APS)                                       2019/001

PSA CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
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 parts of the image must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. 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:
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.
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.
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.

APS CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
By submitting images to this exhibition in either print or digital form,I agree to accept without exception or objection the following terms:
To ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry, including all relevant definitions, the exhibition organisers may ask me to provide originally captured images, with EXIF data intact, by a specified deadline.
If I do not supply the requested image(s) in the specified time those images will be deemed to be in breach of the Conditions of Entry.
Images that are submitted as requested may be investigated by any means determined appropriate by the exhibition organisers to establish if the image(s) comply with the conditions of entry.
Images that are deemed by the exhibition organisers to breach the Conditions of Entry will be removed from the exhibition. Any acceptances or awards allocated to those images will become void.
The exhibition organizers will provide APS with details of all breaches of the Conditions of Entry. APS retains the right to impose sanctions on entrants deemed to have repeatedly breached the Conditions of Entry of any APS Approved 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.
NAME OF ENTRANT
PSA requires entrants in all PSA recognized exhibitions to provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered in order that they might receive proper credit for acceptances. Entrants must use the name they have used for membership of PSA, GPU or APS, or the name they intend to use when applying for honours from those or other photographic organisations. Aliases are not permitted.
NAMING IMAGES
In the online entry system, both prints and digital images should be given titles exactly as you want them to appear in the catalogue. Image titles should be no more than 35 characters, including spaces.
Subject to the rules of the relevant organisations, acceptances in this exhibition are eligible for inclusion in applications for FIAP honours, APS honours, PSA Star/Galaxy Ratings and PSA ‘Who’s Who’  and GPU honours.

In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, all participants in the 2019 International Salon must tick the box when entering the Salon which states:

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For more information contact FIAP

“I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document 2014/317 E  <Conditions for application and regulations for organization if international photographic events> and especially to chapter II  <Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage>  dealing under Section II.2 with the FIAP participation rules and the red list.”

Please refer to the PSA terms in our Conditions of Entry.

Participants who do not tick the box during the entry process will be excluded from the 2019 Salon.

Image creation and reproduction: Entries must originate as photographs (image captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

All final work must be on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her 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 may not be eligible for awards or inclusion in audiovisuals of the exhibition and could be subject to disqualification by the exhibition sponsor.

By submitting an entry the entrant certifies that in the process of capturing the image the entrant did not violate any of the standards of ethical practice of FIAP, PSA, RPS or APS.

Authenticity: With 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 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 sufficient evidence, 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.

Copyright: The copyright of each image entered always remains with the author of the image. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

Note: The salon committee reserves the right to check all accepted images for copyright violation.

Image alteration and computer generation: Except for the restrictions on Nature images described in the Nature definition and Travel images as described in the Travel definition, images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant.  Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer and all photographic components must have been photographed by the entrant who holds copyright of the complete works submitted.

Image titles: Each image must have a unique title. Images without a title will not be judged.

1) Re-titling previously accepted images.

In all FIAP Recognised exhibitions sanctions for “re-titling” will be imposed for instances where a previously accepted image or print has been given a different title and/or where a Colour version and a Monochrome version and/or a Print version and a Projected Digital Image version of the same image have been given different titles.

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 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.

Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg. (or any other camera capture filenames). Words such as “untitled” or “no title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.

Titles must use the English alphabet and can contain no more than 35 characters (including spaces). Image titles may be in a foreign language, but the English alphabet must be used.

The titles of prints and digital images should be exactly as you want them to appear in the catalogue.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image or print mount.

Titles will not be announced at judging.

Email List 

By virtue of submitting an entry, the Entrant accepts that his/her email address will be used for communicating information about this salon and future Maitland salons. The Entrant may opt out of this email list by notifying enquiries@maitlandsalon.org.  Warning: opting out of this email list before the salon catalogs are posted may result in the entrant not receiving important information about the salon.

Monochrome images may be entered in the PID colour section. Entrants are reminded that monochrome images entered in a PID colour section only count towards PID Colour Class stars, not Monochrome Class stars.

Definitions

Maitland International Salon of Photography has patronage from the following organisations:
The Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP)
The Photographic Society of America (PSA)
Global Photographic Union (GPU)       
The Australian Photographic Society (APS)
All entries shall conform to the stricter of the following definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

MONOCHROME

PSA: 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.

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

NATURE

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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.
  • Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome.
  • Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

WILDLIFE

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as:

  • One or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.
  • Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.
  • Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

PHOTO TRAVEL

PSA: 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 images must appear natural.

PID COLOUR

Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings.

1 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.

2 Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings.

3 All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

4   If the exhibition sponsored CPID recognized sections or EID  recognized sections in prior years. 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.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her 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 may not be eligible for awards or inclusion in audiovisuals of the exhibition and could be subject to disqualification by the exhibition sponsor.

By submitting an entry the entrant certifies that in the process of capturing the image the entrant did not violate any of the standards of ethical practice of FIAP, PSA, GPU or APS.

Authenticity: With 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 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 sufficient evidence, 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.

Copyright: The copyright of each image entered always remains with the author of the image. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

Note: The salon committee reserves the right to check all accepted images for copyright violation.

Titles must use the English alphabet and can contain no more than 35 characters (including spaces). 

Image titles may be in a foreign language, but the English alphabet must be used.

The titles of prints and digital images should be exactly as you want them to appear in the catalogue.

The title on the backs of the prints must match the titles on the Entry Form.

Only pressure sensitive (self-adhesive) labels may be used on the backs of unmounted prints.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image or print mount.

Titles will not be announced at judging.

Email List 

By virtue of submitting an entry, the Entrant accepts that his/her email address will be used for communicating information about this salon and future Maitland salons. The Entrant may opt out of this email list by notifying enquiries@maitlandsalon.org.  Warning: opting out of this email list before the salon catalogs are posted may result in the entrant not receiving important information about the salon.

All fees are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Four images can be entered in each section.

Entry Fee for:

1 section:     $15

2 sections    $25

3 sections    $30

4 sections    $34

5 sections    $38

6 sections    $40

Group Entries

Group of 10 Entrants receive a 10% Discount in Entry Fees

Group of 20 or more Entrants receive a 15% Discount in Entry Fees

VIGEX PRINT SEND-ON

You may indicate that your prints should be sent on from Maitland to the VIGEX print salon. There is no cost for this transfer but you would need to register with VIGEX and pay their entry fees.  Note that Vigex will not offer return of prints and their maximum print size is A3+ (326 x 483mm).  You may include prints for additional VIGEX sections not available at Maitland in the one package with your Maitland entries and Maitland will send all your prints on to VIGEX.

Non-Return Of Prints
Due to changes in exhibition dates at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery for 2019, PRINTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

Catalogue

A printed 48 page catalogue with all award winners reproduced will be available at an additional price.  All entrants who do not want a printed catalogue may download a PDF version of the catalogue from the website.

Cost of 48 page printed catalogue:

Australian entrants:          $25

Non Australian entrants   $35

The only method for paying ALL ENTRY AND POSTAGE FEES is PAYPAL using the Salon’s online payment system that appears at the end of the entry process. You do not need a PayPal account.

You can make your PayPal payment at any time before the competition closes.

Each entrant must complete a separate ONLINE entry and pay for their entry with PayPal.

Print entries may be bundled together and sent in a single package.  Please ensure the provided mailing labels are used and each entry is labelled.

ANY ENTRY THAT HAS NOT BEEN PAID FOR BY THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE JUDGED OR RETURNED

Exhibition Venue for 2019

 Exhibition at Maitland Showground

Fine Art Pavilion

11th to 17th February 2019

Exhibition at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

High Street Maitland

23rd February – 28th April 2019

A printed 48 page catalogue with all award winners reproduced will be available at an additional price.  All entrants who do not want a printed catalogue may download a PDF version of the catalogue from the website.

Cost of 48 page printed catalogue:

Australian entrants:          $25

Non Australian entrants   $35

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2019 JUDGES
Judge Monochrome

 Prints

Colour

 Prints

Nature

Prints

Colour

Projected

 Images

Nature

Projected

 Images

Travel

Projected

 Images

Elizabeth Kodela EFIAP/b MAPS PSQA GPUCR2     X     X                             X 
Tina Dial EFIAP/b MAPS         X     X        X
Joseph Tam GMPSA EFIAP/d1 APSEM     X         X      X
Noel Clark EFIAP MAPS     X     X
Pia Jessen EFIAP/s GMAPS      X     X       X
Craig Parker MPSA EFIAP/b BPSA GMAPS        X         X  
Scott Fowler EFIAP FPSNZ SPSA PPSA          X     X

Judging: Each section will be judged by a panel of three judges who will each allocate the image a score between 1 and 5. The decisions of the judging panel with regard to acceptances and awards are final and without appeal.

Judging reports. Each entrant will receive an individual judging report, which will be sent by email. Where e-mail is not available, reports are sent Air Mail.

Catalogue: A printed catalogue contained all award winning images, a selection of accepted images and a full listing of awards and acceptances will be available entrants at an additional cost.

A PDF downloadable version of the catalogue will be available on the Salon website.

Elizabeth Kodela has been a successful entrant and exhibitor in National and International photographic competitions since year 2000. She is a Photographic Society of Queensland Accredited Judge and has adjudicated photographic competitions extensively throughout Queensland & NSW camera clubs as well as National and International events for many years including SIEP for last two years and booked again for 2018. Her photographic strengths include, Nature, Macro, Portraits, Land and Seascapes, Social Documentary, Photo Journalism and Abstract. In 2011 Elizabeth represented Australia as guest judge at the German Mega Circuit in Wurtzberg, Germany, and in 2013 she was invited to judge for Narava International Salon in Kocevje, Slovenia. In 2015 she was guest judge for DVF German International Cup in Stuttgart and again in March 2017. She is booked again for 2019.

Pia Jessen is passionate about adventure, people and culture, discovering new places and creating exciting travel itineraries for both cultural experiences and photographic opportunities. Over the years she has held roles with the Australian Photographic Society and Redlands Camera Club, wearing the hat of Program Director for the past five years. In her various roles Pia champions International Exhibitions, believing participating in exhibitions and competitions pushes photographers of all levels to develop, stretch and learn, as well as keeping abreast of current photographic trends. She has judged numerous National and International Salons in Australia and has attained top photographic honours, currently holding International and Australian honours EFIAP/s GMAPS

Joseph Tam started to enter into photographic exhibitions worldwide in 2010 and is now an accomplished international exhibitor.  To date, he has collected over 11,000 international acceptances and won more than 1,500 awards from exhibitions over 70 countries.
Joe has consistently ranked top 3 positions in the PSA World Top-10 Exhibitors for three consecutive years between 2012 and 2014.  He has received 32 FIAP Blue Badges for Best Exhibitors from numerous international exhibitions. Joe is the PSA Star Ratings Director of Photo Travel Division and Country Representative of ICS in Australia.

Noel Clark has great interest in encouraging photographers in their pursuit of attaining their photographic goals. He has held the role of Competition Director of his local camera club for the past six years and runs an International Group for its members. His vision saw him broadening the local camera club exhibition to an annual National, then expanded it further to become an International Exhibition of Print and Digital. He has earned his FAPS honours with the Australian Photographic Society, EFIAP with FIAP, and APSA with the Photographic Society of America. Noel has judged numerous local, National and International Exhibitions. “I am particularly thankful that photography has provided me with opportunities to develop skills, offer constructive feedback, and deliver presentations where I can hopefully encourage and inspire others”

Tina Dial is a member of the Ipswich Photographic Society, serving on the committee most years. She joined the Australian Photographic Society in 2007 and is currently a verifying officer. She judges at a state, national and international level. Tina is a keen bird, nature and sports photographer. She was an official photographer at the Brisbane International Tennis in 2012.

Craig Parker’s interest in photography became more serious when he joined Wollongong Camera Club in 2008 and where he was a member until 2014. As well as competing with success he served in roles as Secretary and President and ran a number of workshops . Encouraged by club members Craig began entering National Salons in 2009 and International Salons in 2010. To date Craig has over 1900 acceptances and over 100 awards in International Salons. A member of APS since 2009 Craig has received the skill honour of GMAPS in 2017 and the EFIAP. Craig is a member of the PSA and has gained the honour of MPSA in 2016 and the Bronze Portfolio Honour in 2018. Craig is currently serving in two roles with PSA as Photojournalism Star Ratings Director and Star Ratings Committee Chair. Craig retired from full time work in 2015 and is enjoying doing a range of photographic activities. His current personal interest is fine art, intimate landscapes and seascapes

Scott Fowler is a hard working professional photographer, who goes the extra distance to get the results.He is passionate about photography and one of his greatest joys is seeing his students do well in photography. He is an accredited judge for PSNZ and teaches an online course for PSA. When he is not running workshops he is photographing commercial projects or capturing a couple for their special wedding day photographs.
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by MyPhotoClub Colin, May 21, 2018

Official Opening and Presentation of Awards

Dear Maitland Salon Entrants

You are cordially invited to the Official Opening and Presentation of Awards on Monday 11th February 2019
Arts and Crafts Pavilion
Maitland Showground
Evans Street
South Maitland

Viewing of prints from 6pm with opening at 7.30pm.
AV presentation of accepted and awarded digital images from 7.45pm.

Drinks and Nibblies provided.

Hope we will see you there.

If you are an award winner, please RSVP to me at ian@bbsol.com so we can have your awards ready for presentation on the night.

Thank you once again for taking part in our 62nd Maitland Salon

Best wishes

Ian English
President Maitland International Salon of Photography
ian@bbsol.com
0411 136 571

by MyPhotoClub Colin, February 9, 2018