YPS Salons

YPS All India Print and Digital Salon 2022

General Terms and Conditions

The web-site enforces a maximum limit on number of pictures per section. The participant can remove a picture and upload a different one any time till the last date for submission.

SALON RULES

What's New

There are a few things different from the previous salon(s). We encourage you to read the remaining terms and conditions and familiarize yourself.

  • This is an All India Salon and is open only to participants from India.
  • There are no Login IDs to remember. You can login using your email. YPS members can also login using Member ID. If you had participated in the previous Salons, your details will already be there. Please do not create multiple IDs.
  • Pictures will continue to be accepted with a maximum resolution of 1920 pixels on the width and 1080 pixels on the height.
  • This Salon has two print sections. Rules applicable for submission of prints can be found later on this page.
  • Rules have been modified to disqualify the following types of pictures for this Salon:
    1. Pictures of women/men in partial or full nudity that may be inappropriate for view by people of all ages.
    2. Pictures of bird nests and other similar pictures that may endanger the lives of the subject.
    3. Pictures of animals and birds in captivity.
    4. Pictures already accepted in earlier YPS National and International Salons or pictures similar to the ones already accepted are not allowed to be uploaded to this Salon. To help participants recall their pictures that have been accepted in the past YPS Salons, we have added a facility to view their pictures accepted in YPS Salons since 2016, where they have participated using the same email ID. The final responsibility of adhering to this Rule is with the participant.
    5. The same picture or similar picture cannot be submitted in multiple sections, either in the same format or in a cropped version or in color converted format.

General Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

  • Photographers only from India - Only Photographers from India are allowed to participate in the Salon. An Indian address is required.
  • Persons in the restricted lists - Persons in the restricted lists, that is, lists like 'Red Lists' restricting persons from reporting acceptance, in whichever name they are called, to the organizations that have extended Patronage to this Salon, cannot participate in this Salon.
  • Jury/Salon Committee excluded - Members of the Jury and members of the Salon Organizing Committee shall not participate in the Salon.
  • Only one registration per person - Each person can participate under only one identification. Creating multiple log-ins under different emails of the same person is prohibited.

Registering & Uploading

  • Register with complete and correct details - At the time of registering please make sure that details entered are complete and correct. YPS will not be responsible for inconveniences caused on account of incorrect details entered while registering.
  • Submission only through web-site - Only pictures submitted through this website will be considered for the contest. Pictures received through emails or other means will not be considered for the contest. This also applies to print sections. All those submitting prints must upload a digital version of it on the website. A code will be generated while uploading. This should be prominently written on the back of the print. Prints received without an upload to the website and pictures that were uploaded under print sections on the website for which prints were not received till the last date for submission will not be judged.
  • Upload under correct sections - It is the responsibility of the participants to upload the photographs under the correct section. Photographs not matching the section under which they are uploaded will be disqualified during judging. Please verify the sections after uploading to make sure that you have uploaded under correct sections. The Salon website offers features to remove an uploaded picture and upload the same under another section any time till the last date for submission. If there is a doubt about whether a picture will qualify under a section, please refer to the definition of the sections available on this web-site.

Uploading pictures that qualify

  • JPEG files in sRGB color gamut - The pictures uploaded should be in JPEG format. The projection/display equipment used during judging are calibrated to display pictures in sRGB gamut correctly. Please make sure that the color profile of your pictures is sRGB.
  • Maximum width 1920 pixels, Maximum height 1080 pixels - Pictures should not exceed 1920 pixels on the width and should not exceed 1080 pixels on the height. Maximum File Size per picture is limited to 4 MB. The dimensions are checked at the time of uploading. Non-conforming pictures will not be uploaded. Pictures will be projected in their 100% resolution. Pictures in lower resolution will appear smaller.
  • Correct Orientation - Pictures will be displayed in the same orientation in which it was uploaded. Hence please correct the orientation and resize before uploading.
  • No identification marks on the picture - The picture should not contain any added text/image that shows the title, name, logo or other forms of watermark on the face of the picture.
  • Enter Complete and Correct particulars about picture - Please make sure that the Title and other details required while uploading a picture, are entered properly. The system allows you to edit the Title any time till the last date for submission.
  • Title Length - Picture Title cannot exceed 35 characters in length.
  • Using Consistent Titles - Salon Patronage organizations expect participants to use the same title for a picture in all the salons in which they participate so that they can count the number of acceptances for awarding honors. In this connection, please note that most organizations treat a monochrome image and a color image from the same capture are considered the same image and the title also must be the same.
  • Post-processing and subject fitment - Please refer to descriptions of individual sections for understanding subject matter fitment and restrictions on post-processing.
  • DPI does not matter - It does not matter what the DPI setting of your picture is. Any value should be fine.
  • NO NUDES - This Salon does not accept pictures that contain women/men in partial or full nudity that are not appropriate for view by people of all ages.
  • Validate Print-readiness - Award winning pictures will be on display at the Salon Exhibition. If you want your picture to be displayed at the exhibition, you should be in a position to upload pictures with more than 3000 pixels on the long-side when requested.
  • Upload well-ahead of the last date - Please update the pictures well ahead of time. YPS will not be responsible for inability of the participant to upload pictures before the last date for submission. YPS will not entertain any claim for refund of entry fee on the grounds of inability to upload before the last date.
  • Pictures already accepted in YPS Salons are not eligible - Pictures that have already been accepted in the past YPS National and International Salons are not eligible to be submitted again on this Salon. The rule applies irrespective of the title under which it was submitted or the category under which it was submitted. Participants will be required to confirm this while uploading. To help participants recall their pictures that have been accepted in the past YPS Salons, we have added a facility to view their pictures accepted in YPS Salons since 2016, where they have participated using the same email ID. The final responsibility of adhering to this Rule is with the participant.
  • Same picture cannot be submitted under multiple sections - A picture can be submitted only under one section in the salon. A picture cannot be submitted under multiple sections either in its original size and color or in cropped format or in color converted format.
  • Submitting Prints - To submit a print the author should upload a digital version under the print section on the website. After successful upload, a generated code will be displayed. This must be copied on the back of the print in prominent size. No other information, like title and name of the author, should be displayed on the back of the print. Only prints of 12"x 18" dimension will be accepted. The Salon will not be able to display odd sized prints in the exhibition. Prints should not be mounted. The address for mailing the prints can be found on the upload page.
  • Return of Prints - Prints submitted will not be returned.

Publishing Results

  • Jury Panel has the final say - The decision of the Panel of Judges is final and binding with respect to selection of pictures for awards. No further appeal questioning the correctness of decisions will be entertained.
  • Website will display results - This Salon website will be the primary channel for release of results followed by emails to all the winners.
  • Digital Catalog - Youth Photographic Society will issue a Digital Exhibition Catalog to all entrants. The same can be downloaded from the web-site. YPS will not be printing physical catalogs to save paper and the trees.

Legal Requirements & Disclaimers

  • Pictures must originate as Photographs - All entries submitted must have originated as photographs. That is, images of subjects are captured via light sensitivity on photographic emulsion or are captured digitally using a camera equipment. All final work submitted must be on electronic file. None of the sections in this salon accepts pictures entirely created using computer software.
  • Originality & Ownership - By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own (aliases and proxies are not permitted). In the case of composite images created from multiple photographs, all photographic components used in the composite-image must have been photographed by the entrant and the entrant must hold copyright for all the components included in the picture.
  • Right to use - The entrant permits Youth Photographic Society to reproduce all or part of any of the photographs entered for the contest, free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to any activities of Youth Photographic Society.
  • Misuse - While YPS takes all precautions to prevent misuse of pictures submitted to the Salon, YPS assumes no responsibility related to any misuse of pictures in violation of the copyright held by the owner.

Non-Compliance to Salon Terms and Conditions

  • If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the Salon Committee reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.
  • In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to verify:
    1. The images are the original work of the entrant, and
    2. The images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
  • This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, or other information by a set deadline. Failure to produce the required image(s) or information within the deadline may be considered in breach of the Conditions of Entry. Pictures failing to comply with these requirements may be removed from the Salon.
  • Entrants are asked to provide express and specific consent to conform to the Terms and Conditions of the Salon. Lack of knowledge of the Salon Terms and Conditions will not be accepted as an excuse. Participants can write to salon@ypsbengaluru.in for any clarifications on the Terms and Conditions.

Section Definitions

Section Definitions and Rules

Maximum Pictures per Entry : 4
  • COLOR refers to pictures in full or partial color covering any subject other than Monochrome, which is covered under the MONOCHROME section.
  • The pictures may be of any genre such as Portraits, Pictorial or Landscape and can be of any subject other than the subjects, like nudity, that are explicitly prohibited. 
  • Digitally created Pictures are allowed under this section provided they conform to the condition that the entry must have one or more elements that have originated as photographs.
Maximum Pictures per Entry : 4
  • The pictures may be of any genre such as Portraits, Pictorial or Landscape and can be on any subject except subjects, like nudity, that have been explicitly prohibited across all sections. 
  • Digitally Created Pictures are allowed under this section provided they conform to the condition that the entry must have one or more elements that have originated as photographs.
  • A MONOCHROME image is a gray scale image with color ranging from pure black to white. Gray scale images toned to a single color across the entire picture is also considered MONOCHROME.
  • MONOCHROME images should not be entered in COLOR section.
  • A gray-scale image, containing toning of part of the image, or toned using multiple colors or with color only in a part of the image, does not meet the definition of MONOCHROME. They can be uploaded under COLOR section.
Maximum Pictures per Entry : 4
  • NATURE 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 matter 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. Images entered in NATURE section meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geological formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter.
  • Pictures taken in controlled environment - This contest does not allow pictures of animals and birds in captivity, such as zoos and game farms. Pictures of other subjects in controlled conditions, such as botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for survival are allowed.
  • What is WILDLIFE - WILDLIFE is not limited to mammals, 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.
  • NO man-made elements - Human or man-made elements shall not be present in the picture, except where those elements are integral parts of the story of the picture. An example would be a picture of barn owls or other birds living in an environment modified by humans after having adapted their life to such an environment. Another exception would be inclusion of humans, human/man-made elements in situations depicting natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves.
  • NO domesticated subjects or subjects in captivity - Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals and mounted specimens are NOT permissible. Photographs showing subjects in captivity are not allowed.
  • Pictures taken in situations that endanger the subject are not allowed ñ e.g. Birds in nest.
  • NO Infrared Pictures - Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
  • NO Digital Creation Pictures - Digital Creation pictures are NOT allowed under this section.
  • MONOCHROME allowed - Nature Color images can be converted to gray-scale monochrome.
  • Post-processing for Natural Presentation permitted - Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph while preserving the nature story, original scene and the pictorial content are permitted. This includes basic post-processing techniques such as Cropping, Burning, Dodging, Exposure correction, hue/saturation adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, and advanced techniques such as spot removal, HDR, Luminosity Masks and Focus Stacking. Final image presented must appear natural. Selective darkening of background is prohibited. 
  • Post-processing that changes the scene are not permitted - Techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements (except by cropping) are NOT permitted. Stitching and making composite images, not falling under the advanced techniques listed above, are NOT permitted.
  • Drone Images - Drone images of Wild animals will be disqualified.
Maximum Pictures per Entry : 4
  • Definition - A travel image depicts features of a culture, place or people as found naturally.
  • Can be from anywhere - There are no geographic limitations. Pictures could have been shot anywhere on earth or in space.
  • No images from organized events - Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are NOT allowed.
  • Portraits must depict features or culture - Portraits of people or objects must depict features that provide information about the land.
  • Only Post-processing for Factual Presentation permitted - Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image (except by cropping) are not permitted. Techniques that result in restoration of the appearance of the original scene are permitted. This includes basic post-processing techniques such as Cropping, Burning, Dodging, Exposure correction, hue/saturation adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, and advanced techniques such as spot removal, HDR, Luminosity Masks and Focus Stacking. Final image presented must present the scene in its natural form.
  • MONOCHROME allowed - Color images can be converted to gray-scale monochrome.
  • NO Infrared Pictures - Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Maximum Pictures per Entry : 4
  • The pictures may be of any genre such as Portraits, Pictorial or Landscape. Please consult the list of awards to select your pictures to submit.
  • Digital Creation Pictures are allowed under this section provided they conform to the condition that the entry must have one or more elements that have originated as photographs.
Maximum Pictures per Entry : 4
  • The pictures may be of any genre such as Portraits, Pictorial or Landscape and can be on any subject except subjects, like nudity, that have been explicitly prohibited across all sections. 
  • Digitally Created Pictures are allowed under this section provided they conform to the condition that the entry must have one or more elements that have originated as photographs.
  • A MONOCHROME image is a gray scale image with color ranging from pure black to white. Gray scale images toned to a single color across the entire picture is also considered MONOCHROME.
  • MONOCHROME images should not be entered in COLOR section.
  • A gray-scale image, containing toning of part of the image, or toned using multiple colors or with color only in a part of the image, does not meet the definition of MONOCHROME. They can be uploaded under COLOR section.

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Picture Awards

For ALL_AGES

COLOR OPEN DIGITAL
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. K A Suryaprakash 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Rajashekar H K 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Rajashekar H K 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Lokanath M 1

FIP Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. K A Suryaprakash 3

Sponsored by Mr. Girish Ananthamurthy 2

YPS Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Girish Ananthamurthy 1

In the Name of Akshaj Kurpad

Sponsored by Nanjunda Sharma H 1

In the name of Adoksh Sharma

Sponsored by Nanjunda Sharma H 1

In the name of Laasya Sastry Veedhuluri

Sponsored by Mrs. Krupa Veedhuluri Sastry 1

In memory of Dr Sandhya Ram

Sponsored by Dr. Shankar Ram Hemmanur 1

COLOR OPEN PRINT
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 1

FIP Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 5

YPS Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 5

MONOCHROME OPEN DIGITAL
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. K S Rajaram 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. K A Suryaprakash 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Rajashekar H K 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Ramesh Hoskote 1

FIP Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Sai Prakash K 5

YPS Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. K A Suryaprakash 1

Sponsored by Mr. Abdul Sadiq Pasha 4

MONOCHROME OPEN PRINT
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Dr. Giridharan Vijay 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Chandrashekar Srinivasamurthy, AFIAP 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Venkatesh B S 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy 1

FIP Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Suryakant Sajjan 4

Sponsored by Dr. Giridharan Vijay 1

YPS Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Dr. Giridharan Vijay 5

NATURE DIGITAL
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. K M B Prasad 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Prasanna Venkatesh G, ARPS, EFIAP 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Dr. Jayadev Basappa 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1000.00/-

Sponsored by Dr. Giridharan Vijay 1

FIP Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Dr. Giridharan Vijay 2

Sponsored by Mr. Sai Prakash K 1

Sponsored by Dr. Jayadev Basappa 2

YPS Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Girish Ananthamurthy 1

Sponsored by Mr. Prasanna Venkatesh G, ARPS, EFIAP 4

TRAVEL DIGITAL
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

FIP Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 5

YPS Honorable Mention
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 5

Individual Awards

Best Entrant Award
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 1

Young Talent Award
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Subbu S D 1

Club Awards

Best Club Award
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Bhagya D 1

Contacts

YPS President: Mr. Satish H, MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon.FICS, Hon.YPS, Hon.ECPA, satishtusker@gmail.com
YPS Secretary: Mr. Manju Vikas Sastry, sastry.vikas@gmail.com

Youth Photographic Society Bengaluru
TT Hall, 3rd Floor,
State Youth Centre of Karnataka,
Nrupathanga Road, Bengaluru - 560001.
Email: salon@ypsbengaluru.in
Phone: +91-9513-YPS-BLR (+91-9513-977-257)

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Youth Photographic Society

Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bengaluru, the hosts for this contest, is a not-for-profit organization started in 1971 to further the Art of Photography. With over 600 members, YPS is among the largest Photography Clubs in India and also boasts of hosting 50 National and International Salons. It has been nurtured by doyens of Indian Photography like Late Mr. T N A Perumal, Late Mr. E Hanumantha Rao and Late Mr. C Rajagopal. The club conducts regular slide-shows on every first and third Saturday of the month, alongside exhibitions and workshops, for the benefit of its members.


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