Please note that we have changed and added new Conditions and Rules this year. Please read and understand all of the conditions of entry, particularly if you are entering images in the Nature class. If you have any query, for clarification please contact email@example.com The SPS Exhibition has patronage from the British Photographic Exhibitions (abbreviated to BPE) and The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (abbreviated to PAGB). Any reference to the ‘Society’ or ‘SPS’ refers to the Southport Photographic Society.
Nature – The PAGB 2018 Definition Applies
DEFINITION OF NATURE TO BE USED IN PAGB COMPETITIONS
(Note that images already meeting the separate FIAP Definition of Nature will satisfy this less restrictive definition.)
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 Nature photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
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.
Processing of the captured image, by cropping, exposure adjustment, colour correction, noise minimisation, dodging/burning, HDR, focus stacking and sharpening, is allowed. Cloning of image defects and minor distractions, including overlapping elements, are permitted when these do not distort the truth of the photographic statement.
Images entered as Nature can have landscape, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
Access to biological subjects may be restricted. By entering a PAGB event, Photographers warrant that they have followed relevant codes of practices and hold any necessary licences.
Monochrome – PAGB Definition
Monochrome images include:
Scapes – Southport Photographic Definition
This is a broad interpretation of ‘Scapes”
PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGES (PDI)
Open Exhibition and Members’ Exhibition
This section of the Exhibition is for Southport P.S. members only. There is no entry fee and entry is online
SPS First Medal and Digital Exhibition Salver
SPS Second Medal
SPS Third Medal
Results Cards, Catalogues and Reproduction
Results Cards and Catalogues
Results will be notified by email. Catalogues will be posted.
Whilst copyright rests with the author, The Society reserves the right to use any entry, without fee for publication and/or display in any media related to the exhibition. The submission of an entry implies acceptance of the above conditions.
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