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“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a
portrait of who they are.”  ~ Paul Caponigro ~

Salon Rules and Conditions of Entry 
download PDF version here

Who can Enter:
The Salon is open to any photographer. 

There are Two sections:
⦁ Portrait (Digital)
⦁ Open (Digital) 

Important Dates:
⦁ Entries Open: 9.00am Sunday 4 September
⦁ Entries Close: 11:59pm Friday 30 September 
⦁ Results: No later than Sunday 23 October 
⦁ Digital Salon Catalogue: Delivered electronically to all entrants by 1 November

Section Guidelines:

Portrait: People are fascinating subjects to photograph. They have the power to shape the world around them. A portrait can symbolise character, importance, power, beauty, weakness, and innocence. The identifying characteristic is the human element and conveying this through the image is what can make a truly incredible portrait. 

The portrait category is broad in scope. It considers a wide variety of portraiture from posed studio photography to environmental portraiture, candid portraits, self-portraits, composite imagery, to abstract portraits that may even be difficult to identify as human.  Entrants are encouraged to submit emotive and original portraiture that captures the essence of their subject. Although we accept imagery that has been entered in other competitions, we would love to see new ideas in original work. 
N.B. In this instance ‘Portrait’ refers to ‘Humans’ only.

⦁ Open:  Anything goes; any subject, any style, in colour or monochrome.  

Prize/Prizes: Champion Portrait Image: The BBCM Award $1,000.00 gift voucher
Champion Open Image: $500 gift voucher redeemable at Carters Photographics

The following certificates are awarded in each category, 
⦁ Silver  Awards (up to 2 per category), 
⦁ Bronze  Awards (up to 3 per category), 
⦁ Honours  Awards( up to 6 per category) 
⦁ Acceptance  Awards 
N.B (No individual entry will be eligible for more than one award)

Tracey Scott FPSNZ AFIAP MNZIPP (Dist.) IV
Catherine Cattanach G.M.NZIPP

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Entry Fees:
⦁ The entry fee is $20 per section. (Maximum fee of $40)
⦁ Fees should be paid by electronic bank deposit into 03 1548 0004925 02 
Please enter your REFERENCE NUMBER in the Reference Field and your Last Name in the Code field.
Fee includes a digital catalogue. 

Digital Images:
⦁ Entries must be in JPEG format with the horizontal side being a maximum of 1920 pixels and the vertical being a maximum of 1200 pixels. Images must be 240ppi, or higher resolution.
⦁ Entries must be submitted through the online entry system.
⦁ The title entered must be identical to the title of the uploaded image.

⦁ Each entrant may submit up to four entries in each section. All Image entries must be submitted through the online entry system.
⦁ Entrants must have appropriate rights and permission relating to the subject matter of their entries.
⦁ Entries must be 100% photographic and all elements must be produced by the entrant, including materials for composite images. 
⦁ All post production must be executed by the photographer.
⦁ An image may be entered into only one category. For the avoidance of doubt, images by the same author that differ only slightly from one another, or differ only by computer treatment (e.g. colour vs. monochrome), or variations of a crop (where the point of interest is the same) will be regarded for these terms and conditions as being the same image.
⦁ Please do not add any watermarks to your entries as the judging is anonymous. All entries with watermarks on will be disqualified.
⦁ The copyright of all images remains with the entrant. The organisers’ reserve the right to reproduce, without payment, any image in connection with the exhibition.
⦁ The Tauranga Photographic Society Inc accepts no responsibility for any claims relating to your copyright or privacy infringement or disputes.
⦁ The organisers’ reserve the right to disqualify an entry that they consider, at their absolute discretion, to be undesirable.
⦁ The judges’ decisions are final. Submission of an entry implies acceptance of the Salon rules.

Entry Secretary:  If you have any questions, please email us at - 
or phone Jenny Whitcombe - 0274 353-669


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