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CLOSING: 15 OCT 2022 (GMT+7)

JUDGING: 20 - 30 OCT 2022

NOTIFICATIONS: 05 NOV 2022

CATALOG POSTED:DEC 2022

SECTIONS

Open Color (PIDC)

Open Monochrome(PIDM)

Travel (PTD)

Portrait (PID)

 

Mr. Doan Hoai Trung

support@hopaphotocontest.com

RECOGNIZED

PSA: 2022-485

FIAP: 2022/451

ISF: Label ISF 46 /2022

VAPA: 31/2022

HOPA: 01/2022

AWARDS

MEDALS

RIBBONS

» RULES

 

PSA Recognition No.: 

FIAP Patronage: 

ISF Label: 

VAPA No: 

 

Ho Chi Minh City International Photo Contest 2022 (HOPA 2nd) is being conducted by the Ho Chi Minh City Photographic Association (HOPA), under the patronages of International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the recognition of Photographic Society of America (PSA), Image Sans Frontiere (ISF) label and Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA).

I. CONTACTS:

Mr. Doan Hoai Trung

President of HOPA/Exhibition Chairman

Email: doantrunghopa@gmail.com

Add: Ho Chi Minh City Photographic Association

122 Suong Nguyet Anh, District 1

Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

http://hopaphotocontest.com/

Email: support@hopaphotocontest.com

II. SECTION: There are four sections, and an entrant may enter any one or all sections and can submit a maximum of four (4) images per section and a total 16 images for all sections.

1. Open Color (PIDC)

2. Open Monochrome (PIDM)

3. Portrait (PID) monochrome or color

4. Travel (PTD) monochrome or color

III. ENTRY FEE:

- 1 or 2 sections: 20 USD,

- 3 or 4 sections: 25 USD,

- Special discount (minus 20%) for group entries with the minimum of 10 entrants.

* Entry without fee will be disqualified

Payment method:

-  Pay Pal: hopacontest21@gmail.com

- Bank account: JOINT STOCK COMMERCIAL BANK FOR FOREIGN TRADE OF VIETNAM (VIETCOMBANK) – Hung Vuong branch

Name: Tran Thi Tuyet Mai

Account number: 0421000410351

* Cheque or money transaction by post will not be accepted.

IV. EXHIBITION CALENDAR:

- Closing date: 15 October 2022

- Judging date: 20 - 30 October 2022

- Notifications: 05 November 2022

- Exhibition: 30 November 2022

- Catalog posted: 30 November 2022

- Awards delivery: December 2022

V. PANEL OF JUDGES:

1. Open Color:

- Doan Thi Tho - EVAPA/G, EFIAP

- Cristina Garzone (Italy) - AFI- EFIAF - MFIAP - EFIAP/d2 - GPU CR3 - VIP3                       

- André Torrès (France) – M FIAP, F APU, F ISF, E FPF

2. Open Monochrome:

- Le Hong Linh – MFIAP, EVAPA/G

- Garik Avanesian (Czech) – M FIAP , EFIAP/b

- Pia Jessen (Australia) EFIAP/g, GMAPS – SAPS

3. Portrait:

- Ly Hoang Long (Vietnam) – E VAPA, Es VAPA, E FIAP, F ISF, R ISF3

- André Torrès (France) – M FIAP, F APU, F ISF, E FPF

- Cristina Garzone (Italy) - AFI- EFIAF - MFIAP - EFIAP/d2 - GPU CR3 - VIP3

4. Travel:

- Nguyen  Hong Nga,  - EVAPA/g, EFIAP

- Garik Avanesian (Chzech) - M FIAP , EFIAP/b

- Pia Jessen (Australia) EFIAP/g, GMAPS – SAPS

VI. AWARDS: Total of 127 Medals and HMs

* FIAP Blue Badge for the best author.

The following awards will be given in each section:

  • 4 x FIAP Gold - Silver - Bronze Medals - 06 HMs
  • 4 x PSA Gold - Silver - Bronze Medals - 2 HMs
  • 4 x ISF Gold - Gold - Silver - Bronze Medals – 4  HMs
  • 2 x VAPA Gold - Silver - Bronze Medals - 2 Certificates of Merit (Open Color, Portrait)
  • 4 x HOPA Gold - Silver - Bronze Medals - 5 Certificates of Merit

The Decisions of the jury are final.

VII. CATALOG:

Digital catalog in PDF format will be downloaded from www.hopaphotocontest.com after the Opening ceremony.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.

PSA Star Ratings:

To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

Image Creation:

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

Certification:

By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. 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

Alteration and Computer Generation: Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer.  Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author

Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in this exhibition it may not be entered again in any future instances of this exhibition.  It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA/FIAP recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title.

Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.

Titles: 

Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image  into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

Color and Monochrome:

Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

Submission of Works

Entries are limited to no more than 4 images (digital files) per section.

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section.

The dimensions are: 1920 pixels horizontal x 1080 vertical, 300 dpi.

Oversized images must be rejected and the entrant required to resubmit their entry with properly sized images.

File naming

Filename must be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols.

Only English letters (a-z) are allowed.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filename (ex. DSC_00123)

Entry form

Authors must fill out online entry form in English language.

Upload digital files directly to the organizers web site: http://hopaphotocontest.com/

 

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP

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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

An image may be entered in only one section.

Judging method

It will be ONLINE Judging and the Chairman will be responsible for all setups.

Judging equipment will be color-calibrated by Spyder X Pro

Judging equipment used will be capable of displaying images at 100% of the image resolution.

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.

SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS

Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections

The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition.  Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.

There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any  individuals or animals interact with their environment.

Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies.  The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that - in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers - do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.

Further details on the PSA's drone policy may be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone

PSA Monochrome Definition

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

For the purpose of this exhibition, only greyscale images are allowed in monochrome sections. Toned images are not allowed.

Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these sections.

PSA Photo Travel Definition

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally.  There are no geographical limitations.  Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.

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 look natural.

Vignettes and Borders: For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes are not allowed in Photo Travel Digital  images.  Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.

Portrait Definition

Center of interest is the human portrait in all its forms and manifestations.

Portraits of people of all colors, races, religions, the whole range of human feelings. Live photography, outdoor photography as well as studio portraits. Men, women, children. The human face as a reflection on emotion and life experience.

RULES

Breaches of Rules

FIAP:

The mention that by 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 the following terms: - that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to 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, - 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. 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.

PSA:

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.

If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.

FIAP NOTICE: In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organiser must make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 033/2021« Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”

 FIAP documents 018/2017 and 017/2017 must be linked to this paragraph so that participants can consult it

PSA NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form.  If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted

CONDITIONS of Entries

- Entries will be accepted only in digital format as per specifications given herein, and received on-line via the website www.hopaphotocontest.com

- All details in the on-line entry form must be filled in English (Alphabet) only.

- Please follow the instructions for submission at the above website.

- There is no specific convention to be followed in file naming. Please provide a title for each image in the appropriate cage when uploading images.

- Images will not be accepted in Print, CD/DVD or via email.

- Images must be in JPEG format with the horizontal or vertical sides at 1920 pixels minimum, resolution 300 dpi.

- All eligible entries in each section will be presented to the judges simultaneously and judged using a on line marking system. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

- Entrants whose images that are selected for printed display will be requested (by email immediately after judging) to provide higher resolution images for printing.

- Failure to do so may result in such images not being displayed at the exhibition however, any awards/prizes won for such image will be valid.

REPRODUCTION:

By submitting an entry for the Ho Chi Minh City International Photo Contest 2022 (HOPA 2nd) the entrant permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication in the exhibition catalogue, on an internet site and/or in other media related to the Ho Chi Minh City International Photo Contest 2022 (HOPA 2nd).

Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used may not be

eligible for awards or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition and could be subject to disqualification by the organizers.

Technical support:

- Mai Vinh (+84) 02633700292

- Nguyen Thu Trang (+84) 243 943 5885

Email: support@hopaphotocontest.com