BPA 1st International Digital Salon 2016

BPA 1st International Digital Salon 2016

Salon Registration ID ALL 2016

This exhibition is open to anyone from all over the world but an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agents, in its reasonable discretion, believe that the entry does not conform to the rules of the exhibition.

All Images must be the original work of the participants. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the participant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the participant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). The participant 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 website.

Sections (All Digital) Salon Calendar
A.    Open Monochrome Last date of submission:    02.04.2016, 10.04.2016
B.    Open Color Date of judging:    14.04.2016
C.    Photo Travel Notification:     28.04.2016
D.    Theme: Woman Dates of exhibition:    July 2015
E.    Theme: Street Mailing of catalogues & awards:     31.08.2016
1.    Mr. Susanta Banerjee, FRPS, MFIAP, ESFIAP
2.    Mr. Amitabha Sil, EFIAP, ARPS
3.    Mr. Sudip Roychaudhury, EFIAP
4.    Mr. Pinaki Ranjan Talukdar, EFIAP
5.    Mr. Tapas Basu, ARPS
6.    Mr. Sandeep Kumar Thakurta, EFIAP (Alternate Jury)
Open Monochrome Open Color Photo Travel Woman Street
Mr. Susanta Banerjee Mr. Susanta Banerjee Mr. Amitabha Sil Mr. Amitabha Sil Mr. Sudip Roychaudhury
Mr. Pinaki Ranjan Talukdar Mr. Amitabha Sil Mr. Sudip Roychaudhury Mr. Pinaki Ranjan Talukdar Mr. Pinaki Ranjan Talukdar
Mr. Tapas Basu Mr. Sudip Roychaudhury Mr. Tapas Basu Mr. Tapas Basu Mr. Tapas Basu
Alternate: Mr. Sandeep Kumar Thakurta, EFIAP



  • Images must be in Color space sRGB and in Jpeg format.
  • Maximum horizontal dimension is 1024 pixels.
  • Maximum vertical dimension is 768 pixels.
  • Resolution is 72 dpi.
  • File size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • No special file naming is required.
  • 4 images per section, maximum 20 images.
  • Title should not have any special characters.

Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker. All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.

Submission of Entries to the Salon implies acceptance of the above regulations. Additionally, with 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 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 and 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.

All participants are to submit their entries through online procedure in http://www.bkpphotolovers.in. Entries in CD/DVD will NOT be accepted.

Decision of the judges will be final, no appeal will be entertained.

All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, GPU and FIP. While every effort shall be made to ensure safe handling of all the entries, BPA accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage of images that may occur during submission and assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

Overseas participants: 20 USD or 15 € for the first two sections and for each additional section 5 USD or 4 €. Entry fee shall be paid online through PayPal, the link of which has been given in our website: (http://www.bkpphotolovers.in).

Indian participants: Rs.250/- for the first two sections and for each additional section @ Rs.75/-. For all sections entry fee is Rs.400/-.  Entry fee shall be sent either by multicity cheque/demand draft in favour of Barrackpore Photolovers’ Association, payable at Kolkata or account transfer (preferred) by NEFT as under:

Name: Barrackpore Photolovers’ Association
Bank: United Bank of India
Branch: Chittaranjan Avenue Branch
A/c. no.0667010117685
IFS Code no.: UTBI0CHV199
Indian participant must mail the details of payment to bkp.photolovers@gmail.com for updating the status.

Participants are requested to send their entries, entry fee etc. well in advance. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, photographs will not be considered for selection.

Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail.

One print catalogue will be sent to all the participants.


Open Monochrome Open Colour Photo Travel Woman Street
GPU Gold GPU Gold GPU Gold GPU Gold GPU Gold
BPA Gold BPA Gold BPA Gold BPA Gold BPA Gold
BPA Silver BPA Silver BPA Silver BPA Silver BPA Silver
BPA Bronze BPA Bronze BPA Bronze BPA Bronze BPA Bronze
FIAP Ribbon 2 FIAP Ribbon 2 FIAP Ribbon 2 FIAP Ribbon 2 FIAP Ribbon 2
GPU Ribbon 2 GPU Ribbon 2 GPU Ribbon 2 GPU Ribbon 2 GPU Ribbon 2
Best Portrait Best Portrait Best Cultural Activity Best Figure Study
Best Creative Best Creative
Best Candid Best Candid
Best Entrant
Best Club
Chairman’s Choice
Total  Awards: 86

All images entered MUST comply with the FIAP & GPU definitions below.
Images failing to do so will not be judged.

Monochrome FIAP Definition
A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under
FIAP Patronage.

Please also go through the FIAP and GPU website for any possible latest updates on definition of Monochrome/Color/Photo Travel

Barrackpore Photolovers’ Association
Website: www.bkpphotolovers.in
Email: bkp.photolovers@gmail.com

All correspondence to:
Salon Chairman:
Dinabandhu Bhattacharya, AFIAP
57/2, D. Road, Anandapuri, Barrackpore
Kolkata – 700122
West Bengal, India
Contact no. +91 9007354236
E-mail: dinabandhu.ubi@gmail.com




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