Salon Sections

MONOCHROME

Definition

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (that is, contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a gray-scale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)

Rules

• The pictures may be of any genre such as Portraits, Pictorial or Landscape. Please consult the list of awards to select your pictures to submit.
• Digital Creation Pictures are allowed under this section provided they conform to the condition that the entry must have one or more elements that have    originated as photographs.
• MONOCHROME images should not be entered in COLOR section.
• A gray-scale or a 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.


WILD LIFE

Rules

• NATURE section accommodates controlled environment - Images entered in NATURE section meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geological formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This contest does not allow pictures of animals and birds in captivity, such as zoos and game farms. Pictures of other subjects in controlled conditions, such as botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects, other than animals and birds, are totally dependent on man for food.

• WILDLIFE under NATURE should be presented in uncontrolled free environment - WILDLIFE Images entered under NATURE 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. Photographs of zoo animals or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible for WILDLIFE awards in NATURE section.

• What is WILDLIFE - WILDLIFE is not limited to mammals, 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.

• NO man-made elements - Human or man-made elements shall not be present in the picture, except where those elements are integral parts of the story of the picture. An example would be a picture of barn owls or other birds living in an environment modified by humans after having adapted their life to such an environment. Another exception would be inclusion of humans, human/man-made elements in situations depicting natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves.

• NO tags or chains - Pictures of animals/birds with scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars or other restraints such as chain are NOT permissible.

• NO domesticated subjects or subjects in captivity - Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals and mounted specimens are NOT permissible. Photographs showing subjects in captivity are not allowed.

• Pictures taken in situations that endanger the subject are not allowed - e.g. Birds in nest.

• NO Infrared Pictures - Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

• NO Digital Creation Pictures - Digital Creation pictures are NOT allowed under this section.

• MONOCHROME allowed - Nature Colour images can be converted to gray-scale monochrome.

• Post-processing for Natural Presentation permitted - Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph while preserving the nature story, original scene and the pictorial content are permitted. This includes basic post-processing techniques such as Cropping, Burning, Dodging, Exposure correction, hue/saturation adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, and advanced techniques such as spot removal, HDR, Luminosity Masks and Focus Stacking. Final image presented must appear natural.

• Post-processing that changes the scene are not permitted - Techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements (except by cropping) are NOT permitted. Stitching and making composite images, not falling under the advanced techniques listed above, are NOT permitted.


RURAL LIFE

Definition

The pictures which should depict the originality life of rural India. The organisers are expecting a see the new possibilities in rural life.

Rules

• Should be from India- There is geographic limitations. Pictures could have been shot anywhere In India.

• No images from organized events - Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are NOT allowed.

• Portraits must depict features or culture - Portraits of people or objects must depict features that provide information about the land.

• Only Post-processing for Factual Presentation permitted - Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image (except by cropping) are not permitted. Techniques that result in restoration of the appearance of the original scene are permitted. This includes basic post-processing techniques such as Cropping, Burning, Dodging, Exposure correction, hue/saturation adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, and advanced techniques such as spot removal, HDR, Luminosity Masks and Focus Stacking. Final image presented must present the scene in its natural form.

• MONOCHROME allowed - Colour images can be converted to gray-scale monochrome.

• NO Infrared Pictures - Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.



MY COLOURFULL INDIA

Definition

My Colourful Indiaimage expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally in those places.

Rules

• Should be from India- There is geographic limitations. Pictures could have been shot anywhere In India.

• No images from organized events - Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are NOT allowed.

• Portraits must depict features or culture - Portraits of people or objects must depict features that provide information about the land.

• Only Post-processing for Factual Presentation permitted - Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image (except by cropping) are not permitted. Techniques that result in restoration of the appearance of the original scene are permitted. This includes basic post-processing techniques such as Cropping, Burning, Dodging, Exposure correction, hue/saturation adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, and advanced techniques such as spot removal, HDR, Luminosity Masks and Focus Stacking. Final image presented must present the scene in its natural form.

• MONOCHROME allowed - Colour images can be converted to gray-scale monochrome.

• NO Infrared Pictures - Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.