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YPS National Salon 2024

Message from Chairman

It gives me immense pleasure to be the chairman for the 7th time continuously, for an International Salon organized by YPS. I thank you for taking part in the YPS international salons and making each one of them successful. Organizing an international salon is our humble attempt to exhibit the beautiful images from authors around the world to the public of the city of Bengaluru.

Friends, it is always a pleasure to see participation from photography enthusiasts from worldwide, with their wonderful images. Every year we are getting some of the best images from very renowned persons. We feel happy and enjoy their pictures and feel proud in exhibiting them to our citizens.

This year, we thought of introducing the Print section and got overwhelming response from our motherland. We anticipated many entries from outside India, but they were very less. The reason could be the PSA recognition, which we did not get this time because we sent the application for recognition with a few days of delay. Despite that, artists from 16 countries participated with their excellent images.

The judges for this International salon are all masters in their own field. Unlike many other salons, we do not mix the judges for the different sections. We have expert judges separately for Color open, Monochrome open, Travel and Nature sections. The judges discussed about each picture that came to the award stage and then decided the various awards.

I must tell you about our state of the art salon judging software that our salon secretary, Mr Murali Santhanam has developed. The jury panel members were awestruck with the convenience and easiness the software provided in scoring, segregating the images for various awards and marking the award winning images. The pictures were projected on to a big screen and not shown on Laptops for judging. Laptops were used only to give marks and check if the same picture is being shown on the screen. This ensured that each participating image is projected using a calibrated projector and all the jury panel members have the same view of the image. By the time the jury members finished their coffee, on the last day of the judging, the results were ready with the images! We also introduced this year, for the first time in the history of Indian salons, a feature - during the uploading of entries, that showed your pictures which were accepted in the previous YPS salons. This ensured that you do not enter the same images. That was a wonderful new idea and ensured that we exhibit only new images.

I feel happy to share with you that all the 7 YPS international salons for which I worked as the committee chairman have been very successful, without any complaint either from the world bodies or the entrants. It’s a very difficult task to see that everything is meticulously done and I must thank my salon committee members for joining hands with me despite their busy schedules and ensuring that the salon is successful. They all have worked hard and I am happy that we at YPS always give importance to every minute detail, whether during judging or in catalogue designing. Each member is given different tasks and they do their jobs to 100% perfection. I am very happy to have them in my team!

I must thank all print partners, co-ordinators, who responded to entrants and made prints for them and submitted. In this way, an entrant could save money on printing and postage. For the exhibition, Technova sponsored their world class Nova Jet Matte papers for printing the award winning images. The images were printed to highest exhibition standards at Prism Giclee printers free of cost. We are very grateful to both these sponsors.

I am thankful to HP Reddington for sponsoring the world class colourful catalogue. With this kind of catalogue our YPS exhibition has been taken to the next level in the international salon arena.

It’s my humble gratitude and thanks to all the esteemed Judges, salon participants, FIAP, FIP, ICS, GPU, and IUP for their continuous support for YPS International salons. We look forward to working with you all next year.


Mr. H Satish

MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon.FICS, Hon.YPS, Hon.ECPA


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COLOR OPEN DIGITAL

MONOCHROME OPEN DIGITAL

NATURE DIGITAL

TRAVEL DIGITAL

COLOR OPEN PRINT

MONOCHROME OPEN PRINT

SALON RESULTS ARE READY

SALON RESULTS - CONGRATULATIONS

Salon Results have been published. Please check the Results Page.

Login and Check your pictures

Use the same Login-ID and Password that you used for uploading pictures, to login. Click on My Results and see how each of your pictures has performed.

Upload Full Resolution JPEG Files for Exhibition Printing no later than Sun, Aug 5, 2018

Next to each picture winning Award or Honorable Mention, you will find an Upload button. Click on it and upload a full resolution JPEG of that picture for printing and exhibiting at the Exhibition. We will be printing the pictures in 12 inches x 18 inches size. We need JPEG files of 5400 pixels on the long side for high quality printing. Please contact us if you are facing any challenges.

Verify and Correct Name and Address no later than Sun, Aug 5, 2018

Salon Certificates and Mementos will bear the name updated by you while registering. Also, in the event you are unable to attend the Award Function on Sun, Aug 19, 2018, the mementos and certificates will be mailed to the address provided by you. Please log in and validate correctness and edit the details if any corrections are required.

Distribution of Prizes

Please plan to attend the Award Function on Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at Chitrakala Parishath. The Salon Exhibition is open from Fri, Aug 17, 2018 to Sun, Aug 19, 2018. Awards/Certificates will be presented to the winners during the Inaugural Function.

For those who could not attend the Inauguration Function, the Awards/Certificates will be sent through Post. We request all Award winners to Login and Update the NAME and ADDRESS using "Edit Profile" option. The same Login-ID and Password used for uploading pictures should be used for updating the above details.

SALON STATISTICS

CHARTS

Acceptance

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MONOCHROME OPEN PRINT
Pics: 327, Cut-off: 8
Accepted: 0%
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COLOR OPEN PRINT
Pics: 350, Cut-off: 9
Accepted: 0%
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MONOCHROME OPEN DIGITAL
Pics: 708, Cut-off: 9
Accepted: 0%
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COLOR OPEN DIGITAL
Pics: 732, Cut-off: 9
Accepted: 0%
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NATURE DIGITAL
Pics: 802, Cut-off: 8
Accepted: 0%
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TRAVEL DIGITAL
Pics: 716, Cut-off: 9
Accepted: 0%

Scoring Pattern

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MONOCHROME OPEN PRINT
Pics: 327, Cut-off: 8
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COLOR OPEN PRINT
Pics: 350, Cut-off: 9
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MONOCHROME OPEN DIGITAL
Pics: 708, Cut-off: 9
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COLOR OPEN DIGITAL
Pics: 732, Cut-off: 9
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NATURE DIGITAL
Pics: 802, Cut-off: 8
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TRAVEL DIGITAL
Pics: 716, Cut-off: 9

STATISTICAL TIT-BITS

Statistics Value Participant
Youngest Participant 11

Ms. ANAGHA MOHAN

India

Senior Most Participant 83

Dr. HARINARAYAN S

ARPS, AFIP, HON FIP, FFIP

India

Number of Junior Participants (under 18 years of age) 5 -
Number of Senior Participants (over 60 years of age) 37 -
Number of Super Senior Participants (over 80 years of age) 2 -
Average Age of Participants 43 -

OTHER STATISTICS

About Mr. Ping Chan - Best Overall Entrant

Mr. HW CHAN

GMPSA/S, FRPS, EFIAP/D3

Hong Kong

Mr. Ping Chan is an industrialist and loves photography. He participated in lots of photography related activities and took various offices for the executive committees of PSHK and PSEA for years. He has organized memorable and meaningful exhibitions and events for photography lovers in Hong Kong and compiled the historical works and their achievements in well-illustrated photo albums which he donated to the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and PSA as permanent collections. He has delivered talks to share his passion for photography. He has participated in international salons worldwide and received innumerable medals, honorable mentions and certificates of merit.

HW Ping Chan earned his PPSA in 2011, his EPSA in 2013, his MPSA in 2014, his GMPSA in 2015, and his GMPSA/B in 2018. He was awarded his FPSA honors in 2014.

H W Ping Chan's PSA Gallery

About Mr. Mohammed Arfan Asif - Best YPS Entrant

Mr. Mohammed Arfan Asif

EFIAP/D3, FPSA, FRPS, FICS, MPSA, MICS, MIUP, MAPS, GWP.ICS, HON.YPS

India

Mr. Mohammed Arfan Asif is a Life Member and Honorary Member of YPS. He started his photographic journey under the guidance of legendary photographer Mr. Chakravarthy Rajagopal. He is a great mentor and loves sharing his knowledge. He installed Askary Photo Awards in 1997 to encourage young photographic talent and recognize.

Mohammed Arfan Asif, resident in Dubai since 1994, has been involved in serious photography for the past three decades. His primary forte is pictorial photography with portraits and landscapes as his main subject, though he also dabbles in nature and travel photography.

Arfan was awarded the AFIAP and ARPS in 1994, AICS in 2000, FICS and PPSA in 2012, EFIAP in 2013, EFIAP/b and EPSA in 2015. He has exhibited his photographs in International photography exhibitions spread over 39 countries and won many awards along with 1300 acceptances.

Arfan mentors a small group of 50+ passionate photographers through the "Shutter Bugs Creative Forum" in Dubai, UAE, which he established in 2009. He has given presentations and workshops on various aspects of photography in his hometown Bengaluru in India and his country of residence, the United Arab Emirates; apart from Italy and Spain. Arfan has written articles on pictorialism, portraiture, etc. in various local and international publications. He has judged photo contests and is the Country Representative of ICS. Arfan has done his Masters degree in Pharmacy with pharmacology and is currently employed as Head of Unit in the Pharmacy Department of Dubai Health Authority in the United Arab Emirates.

Arfan aspires to reach out to a wider audience with his images and share his knowledge to photography enthusiasts.

Mr. Md. Arfan Asif's profile on PSA

COLOR OPEN DIGITAL ( 732 pictures from 192 participants )