BPA 2nd International Digital Salon 2017

BPA 2nd International Digital Salon 2017

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BPA IDS 2017 Patronages

The exhibition is open to anyone from all over the world but an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, in its reasonable discretion, believes that the entry does not conform to the rules of the exhibition.
Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures via light sensitivity) made by the participant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the entrant if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions.
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.

A. Open Monochrome Last date of submission: 06.08.2017
B. Open Color Date of judging: 20.08.2017
C. Nature Notification: 03.09.2017
D. Photo Travel Dates of exhibition: 24-26.11.2017
E. Theme: People Mailing of catalogues & awards: 30.11.2017


1. Mr. Sambhu Das, MFIAP, FFIP
2. Mr. Subrata Bysack, EFIAP, MPSA, GPU CROWN 4, FFIP, BEPSS, Hon. PESGSPC
3. Mr. Amitabha Sil, ARPS, Hon. FICS, Hon. FPSBP, Hon. FCOS, Hon. PESGSPC, EFIAP, Hon. FIP
4. Mr. Tapas Basu,  ARPS, FFIP,Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGSPC
5. Mr. Pinaki Ranjan Talukder, EFIAP


Open Monochrome Open Color Nature Photo Travel People
Sambhu Das Subrata Bysack Sambhu Das Sambhu Das Subrata Bysack
Pinaki Ranjan Talukder Amitabha Sil Amitabha Sil Subrata Bysack Amitabha Sil
Tapas Basu Tapas Basu Tapas Basu Pinaki Ranjan Talukder Pinaki Ranjan Talukder



  • Images must be in Color space sRGB and in Jpeg format.
  • Maximum horizontal dimension is 1024 px. & maximum vertical dimension is 768 px.
  • Resolution is 150–300 dpi. File size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • 4 images per section, maximum 20 images.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP/GPU/ICS/ISF/FIP recognized salon/exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:
i) May not be re-entered in any section in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
ii) May not be re-titled for entry in any other FIAP/GPU/ICS/ISF/FIP recognized salon/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 or titles consisting of only numbers.
Submission of Entries to the Salon implies acceptance of the above regulations. By the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the participant 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 participant 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 participant 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 entries online in website http://www.bkpphotolovers.in. Entries in CD/DVD will NOT be accepted.
Decision of judges will be final, no appeal will be entertained.
All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, GPU, ICS, ISF 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: US$ 15 for the first section and for each additional section US$ 5. 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.200/- for the first section and for each additional section @ Rs.100/-. 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 participants 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.
A downloadable PDF catalog will be available in the website on following links. BPA 2nd International Digital Salon 2017 rule in PDF.


Open Monochrome Open Colour Nature Photo Travel People
GPU Gold GPU Gold GPU Gold GPU Gold GPU Gold
ICS Gold ICS Gold ICS Gold ICS Gold ICS Gold
ISF Gold ISF Gold ISF Gold ISF Gold ISF Gold
FIP Gold FIP Gold FIP Gold FIP Gold FIP Gold
BPA Gold BPA Gold BPA Gold BPA Gold BPA Gold
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
ICS Honourable Mention 1 ICS Honourable Mention 1 ICS Honourable Mention 1 ICS Honourable Mention 1 ICS Honourable Mention 1
ISF Honourable Mention 4 ISF Honourable Mention 4 ISF Honourable Mention 4 ISF Honourable Mention 4 ISF Honourable Mention 4
FIAP Best Author Award
ICS Best Author
Chairman’s choice
Best Club Award
Total  Awards: 79


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

Monochrome Photography

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 color 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 catalog 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalog of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
Nature Photography

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 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 are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. 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.

No techniques that add, 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, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, 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.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay, EFIAP, FFIP
Contact no. +91 9831308737
Barrackpore Photolovers’ Association
(Regd. under Govt. of West Bengal)
20/61A, Central Road, Anandapuri, Barrackpore
Kolkata 700122, India
Website: www.bkpphotolovers.in
Email: bkp.photolovers@gmail.com
All correspondence to:
Salon Chairman:
Dinabandhu Bhattacharya, AFIAP, Hon. PESGSPC
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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