PSA 2016-100
2016 PSA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
3D DIGITAL
INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Deadline for Receipt of Entries - Monday, July 25, 2016
(Midnight American Samoa Time)

 
CHAIRMAN

 
  John Ballou, PPSA Email: 3ddinternational@psa-photo.org
  231 Orchard Road
 
  Orinda, CA 94563
 
  USA

 
  SECTIONS
 
  The PSA 3D Division offers two digital sections for the 2016 PSA International:

 
  (1) Open
(2) Creative

All entries in the Creative section must conform to the Creative Definition given below.

 
  All acceptances in each section are eligible for 3D Star Ratings subject to the requirements of the 3D Division, and for listing in PSA Who's Who in Photography.

 
  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 be distributed throughout 4 rounds in each section and will be judged using a 15 point scoring system (2-5 points/judge).

 
  ENTRY FEES
 
  An entry consists of 1 through 4 images in the same section by a single person.

 
      World Wide    
    One 3D Digital Section  $ 5 US Total    
    Both 3D Digital Sections  $ 7 US Total    
           
  PayPal is available for payment online. Please note that you do not need a personal PayPal account to pay using our PayPal, just a valid debit or credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover Card, American Express). Please do not combine payments for the 3D Digital sections with payments for the 3D Film sections or for other Divisions in this Exhibition. Do not submit payments for other people on the same transaction. If you do have your own personal PayPal account you must still use the Exhibition's PayPal form to submit your payment to receive proper credit.

Entrants may pay in US Dollars by cash or check . All checks must be made payable to “PSA” and must be drawn on a US bank. Entrants are requested to notify the 3D Digital Chairman if they intend to pay by cash or check. IRC's are not an acceptable form of payment.

Any entry without paid entry fees at the time of judging will not be judged.

 
  CREATIVE DEFINITION
 
  Creative is defined as “Altered Reality”. Judges will be asked to judge the photographs for overall photographic quality and interest, not the amount of manipulation required to achieve the effect.

 
  CALENDAR
    Closing Date: July 25, 2016
   On-Line entry of images cannot be submitted after Midnight on this date.
    Judging Date: July 30, 2016
 
    Notification Date: August 13, 2016
 
    On-Line Catalog Availability Date: October 23, 2016
 
    Ship Awards Date: October 23, 2016

 
  JUDGES
    Barrie Bieler, FPSA, PPSA - Walnut Creek, CA
 
    Joan Field, APSA - Danville, CA
 
    Bill Stone - Walnut Creek, CA
 
   
  MAKER'S NAME
 
  The maker’s name and/or the image title must not be in the image area or in any other area visible to the judges of any digital files, slides or prints. This includes copyrights.

 
  PREVIOUSLY ACCEPTED IMAGES
 
  An image (or a nearly identical in-camera duplicate) previously accepted in any PSA International 3D or Stereo Division section, regardless of media, is not eligible for entry in any 3D Division section of the 2016 PSA International.

An image previously accepted in any PSA Recognized Exhibition may not be retitled and resubmitted in any PSA Recognized Exhibition or in the PSA International with a new title.

 
  Informative Note: PSA Recognized Exhibitions are not "THE" PSA International Exhibition. Images accepted in PSA Recognized Exhibitions but not in a past 3D or stereo section of the PSA International Exhibition may be submitted in the 3D sections of the 2016 PSA International provided they meet the 3D requirements.

 
  DUPLICATE IMAGES
 
  An image may be entered in only one section of the 2016 PSA International regardless of Division or Media.
All acceptances of that image will be revoked if multiple acceptances of the same image are discovered after judging.

 
  QUALIFIED IMAGE STATEMENT
 
  Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of object 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/her own and 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 will include the Exhibition (audio-visual program) of the accepted images to be shown at the 2016 PSA Conference, low resolution posting of accepted images on a web site, one DVD of all 2016 3D acceptances to the 3D Exhibition Standards Director for exhibition records, and may include use in the PSA Journal. Images where entrants do not give this permission will be declined and entry fees forfeited.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be on photographic film, or in an electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the entrant. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates, subject to divisional restrictions.

 
  CATALOG
 
  An online 3D Division PDF Catalog listing all acceptances in all four 3D Division Sections of the 2016 PSA International Exhibition is included with your entry fee. You can download the catalog using a link on the Exhibition Web Site www.psa-photo.org/psa-international. You can save the Catalog as an electronic file and/or print it out. This Catalog will contain the same information that will be provided to the 3D Division Star Ratings Director. It includes color reproductions of the medal winning images. Printed hard copies of the Catalog will not be mailed to the entrants.

 
  AWARDS
 
  Each Section
PSA Awards
1-PSA Gold Medal; 1-PSA Silver Medal; 1-PSA Bronze Medal, 6-PSA Honorable Mention Ribbons

Open Section
3D Division Awards
Harold Lloyd "Humor" Award (Best Depiction of Humor)

 
  Additional PSA Silver Medals, Bronze Medals and Honorable Mention Ribbons will be awarded depending on the number of entries received.

 
  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 will 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:
    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.
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, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition.

WARNING An entry received from an exhibitor under sanction by PSA at the time of entry will not be included in the judging and the entry fees will be forfeited.

 
  TITLES
 
  Each Image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in any PSA Recognized Exhibition, regardless of section or Division, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image may not be retitled if used in any other PSA Recognized Exhibition. Words such as "Untitled" and "No Title" are not acceptable as part or all of an image's title, nor are camera capture filenames.

Titles will not be read aloud during judging.

Please limit titles to 35 characters including spaces and punctuation. The Entry Form software will clip any excess characters resulting in an incomplete title for inclusion in the Acceptance Records. This will cause problems when applying for Star Ratings.

Titles used for a 3D image in one media (Slide, Print or Digital) must be used for that same image in all other 3D media.

 
  COLOR SPACE
 
  Convert image files to sRGB color space to provide the best image quality under the projection conditions used for judging the exhibition and producing the exhibition show. Other color spaces or undefined color spaces can degrade your images and result in lower scores. Do not use CMYK color space. CMYK images will not be accepted or shown to the judges.

 
  3D DIGITAL PAIRS
 
  Each 3D image should consist of two (2) individual images submitted as a single digital file composed of a Left image on the left and a Right image on the right.

Maximum image width (horizontal) of each individual image should not exceed 1920 pixels and the maximum height (vertical) should not exceed 1080 pixels, resulting in a maximum combined image file width (horizontal) of 3840 pixels and a maximum image height (vertical) of 1080 pixels. Images larger in either dimension will be rejected.

 
 

 
  Use the maximum quality for each of your .jpg images that does not result in a file size larger than 2Mb (2000k).

 
  FILE NAMES
 
  You are not required to follow any naming convention for your .jpg files. The online entry form software will properly rename your files to meet the needs of our exhibition software.

 
  PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS
 
  Accepted Digital Images, including award winners, will be on display at www.psa-photo.org/psa-international. Selected digital images* and all award winners will also be shown at the 2016 PSA International Conference in San Antonio, Texas between September 10, 2016 and September 17, 2016.

 
  EMAIL SPAM BLOCKING
 
  Confirmations of entry submittals and Report Cards will be sent to entrants via email from 3ddinternational@psa-photo.org. Please be sure that this email address has been included in your “safe” email addresses to assure receipt of these emails instead of having them blocked by your security system. Also check your Junk E-Mail or spam folder to see if your email software placed any messages from the exhibition there.

Confirmations of entry submittals and Report Cards will be computer-generated emails. Computer-generated emails are automatically blocked by some internet email servers so please contact them in accordance with their instructions to allow any computer generated emails from the email address above if they do not show up in either your Inbox or your Junk E-Mail folder.

PayPal confirmation for online payments will come directly from PayPal using the sender name via PayPal as the sender name and member@paypal.com as the sender email. It will be addressed to you using your name as entered on the PayPal page.

 
  SUBMITTING IMAGES
 
  All digital files must be submitted On-Line using the 3D Digital Entry Form. After you have carefully read these “Information and Conditions of Entry”, and after double checking to make sure each 3D pair has both images in one file no larger than 3840 pixels wide, with the left image on the left and the right image on the right, go to the bottom of these "Information and Conditions of Entry" and click on the 3D Digital Entry Form button to be taken to the 3D Digital Image Entry Form. When the Entry Form comes up, fill it out completely, attach your image files and submit them.

Digital entries on CD via postal mail will not be accepted.

If you have trouble submitting your digital images on-line please contact the 3D Digital Chairman by going to the 3D Menu on the Exhibition Web Site and clicking on Send Email to Section Chairman to resolve.