THE PHOTO ART CHAMPIONSHIP is an annual event and consists out of three sections: we offer a general section, in which the participants can enter photography of any kind of theme. For example: portrait,
nude, people, landscape, travel photography, architecture, stillife photography, humour, children, experimental, etc. And there are two special themes, for 2013 we have chosen the theme “NATURE” and “WATER”.
This exhibition is open to everyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.
The exhibition will be conducted according to PSA regulations. Subject matter is OPEN (PSA PID color) plus there are the 2013 special sections: “NATURE” (PSA ND) and “WATER (PSA PID color)”. There is a maximum
of 4 digital files in each of the three themes of the contest. To enter this contest please use our upload: www.photocontest.at or send CD/DVD to Mr. Chris. Hinterobermaier, Postfach 364, A-4010 Linz, Austria/Europe.
General section: Any subject, theme or technique is eligible. “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 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 may include low resolution posting on a website. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer
graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions”.
PSA Nature definition: Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a
well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to 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 enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible.
Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No
techniques that add to, 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 are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grayscale monochrome. Infrared images are not allowed.
Water section: The esthetics and enormous importance of water for our daily life is in the center of interest. Show the influence of water on the development of mankind and the environment as well as the meaning of
water as source of electric energy. Let us see your best prints and digital files of waterlandscapes, lakes, rivers, oceans, waterfalls and the underwater world. Show us all around water from dusk to dawn!
USE OUR UPLOAD FOR SENDING YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES!
For all those of you who wish to enter we created an upload possibility: www.photocontest.at
There you can upload your images, fill in the electronical entry forms and pay after that the entry fee via PayPal to email@example.com or cash by registered letter to Mr. Chris. Hinterobermaier, Postfach 364, A-4010
Linz, Austria/Europe. Follow our instructions step by step, fill in all fields, read carefully. Then it will work easily.
DIGITAL FILES: Each author can enter a total of 12 digital files (4 general theme files, 4 nature theme files and 4 water theme files). PLEASE NOTE: We only accept entries through our digital upload or CD/DVD sent
by post to our address. Size of digital files: at least 1600x1200 Pixels, but we prefer larger high resolution files. Reason: the digital files will be used for the reproduction in our top quality catalogue. So the larger the files
we get from you, the better! IMPORTANT: The file names (titles of your image and the number) must be identical to those you fill in in our entry form.
CLUBS: Also clubs can enter their digital files on our upload system and get their special club rate for more than 10 participants. Just follow the instructions for club entries on www.photocontest.at.
All entrants must fill in the entry form for each section entered. Club- and group entries are welcome. Use one entry form for each participant. Each participant pays the appropriate entry fee either cash by registered
letter to Chris. Hinterobermaier, Postfach 364, A-4010 Linz, Austria/Europe or by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org:
one theme: US$ 35 or € 25 Photoclubs with more than 10 entrants: one theme / each entrant US$ 30 or € 20
two themes: US$ 45 or € 30 two themes / each entrant US$ 40 or € 25
three themes: US$ 50 or € 35 two themes / each entrant US$ 45 or € 30
All entries must be entirely the work of the entrant.
Your entry grants the Photo Art Championship to reproduce any entry free of charge for catalogue and/or publicity purposes, including newspapers, magazines, the exhibition calendar and all other kind of publications
of our partners. The participant accepts this when entering digital files in this contest. The participant is responsible for releases from persons shown in his entry.
Maker’s name and address must appear on all items.
Notification cards, showing judges scores in accordance with PSA’s rules will be sent to each entrant immediately after judging. Notification cards for oversea entrants will be sent by air mail.
All acceptances in this salon will be sent to the PSA for credit towards “Star Rating” and “Who’s Who in Photography”.
An marvellous catalogue of excellent printing quality will be published. It will reproduce the outstanding entries of all themes. Each participant, who has paid the entry fee, will receive this catalogue.
Jury members: Chris. Hinterobermaier / Austria Alternate member: Alois Bernkopf / Austria
Markus Lauboeck / Austria
Alfred Zukrigl / Austria
The upload must be finished latest until September 16, 2013, as this is our final closing date, the same goes for CD/DVD-entries sent by post