SMALL PRINT SALON
- Welcome to the Solway Small Print Salon for
pictures in unmounted print format.
- The maximum print (paper) size is based on A4 and the
standard US letter size.
The maximum print (paper) size including borders
is (30.5cm by 21.6cm)(12 inches by 8.5 inches).
- Prints can be in either landscape or portrait format.
- NOTE: Mounted prints or
Images printed on paper larger than the specified sizes will not be
The Solway Small Print Salon has recognition from PSA
(2018/390) for the Print Division. PSA awards plus Salon
awards will be awarded in each section. The Salon will be run in accordance
with International Exhibition rules and the Chairman's and Judges' decisions
will be final. Exhibition acceptances will count towards PSA photo
- Opening date for entries : - 1 June 2018
- Closing date for entries : - 6
October 2018 NOTE: We will not
extend the closing date
- Judging date : - 28 October 2018
- Notification of results to e-mail address provided by: - 10
- On-line catalogue provided by: 30 November
- Awards posted by: 30 November 2018
- NOTE: Prints must be received by the Salon
by the closing date (6 October 2018). Prints received after the closing date
may be rejected and not shown to the judges.
The judging panel - Elena McTighe, FPSA,MPSA; Christine
Hodgson, EPSA,EFIAP and Helen Herbert, FRPS.
- There is an entry fee of £12 for two sections and
£15 for four sections.
- Fees are to be paid through PayPal using either your own
PayPal account or by utilising any current credit or debit card. Fees will be
charged in Sterling.
- The link to PayPal is provided as part of the on-line entry
NON PAYMENT OF FEES
- The organisers regret that entries for which no fee is
received, or where the entry fee is paid with foreign cheques or money orders,
will not be judged or returned.
- Entry is open to all photographers,
amateur and professional, worldwide.
- Sections: Each entrant may submit a
maximum of four prints in each of the following sections:
- Section 1 : Colour - Open ( PSA - PPD Division)
- Section 2 : Monochrome - Open ( PSA - PPD
- Section 3 : Colour - Landscape (PSA - PPD
- Section 4 : Monochrone - People (PSA - PPD
- Same ImageThe same image must not be
submitted in more than one section.
- Copyright: The original image(s) must have
been taken using a photographic process and all entrants must have the sole
copyright to each image they submit. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are
The PSA and the Solway Small Print Salon assume no
responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.
- Compliance: The judges and organizers
reserve the right, before, during or after judging to determine without
providing a reason that an image or a whole entry is unsuitable to be included
in the exhibition or that the entrant is not in their opinion a suitable person
to be represented in the exhibition. Images which appear to violate the
definitions will not be judged.
- On-Line Entry: Entry to the Salon is made
via the on-line entry form by clicking on this link
FORM. You will need to supply the titles of all of your prints.
NOTE You must use only the Western/Latin alphabet when submitting an
- JPEG Copies: During the on-line entry you
will need to upload a JPEG copy of the prints. (These copies are used when we
produce the catalogue and gallery.) Maximum image size for the copy (including
any borders) is 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels high. Please
note portrait images should be no larger than 1050 pixels high. Smaller images
are acceptable but will not reproduce to the same quality. Image file sizes
should not be bigger than 2Mb. The JPEG copies do not need to be renamed when
submitting an entry, but do NOT use single quote ( ' ) apostrophe ( ' ) hash (
# ) or equals ( = ) in your JPG filenames. These characters can cause your
internet transmission to fail and crash. Please check all JPEG image sizes
before submission; JPEG copies with sizes larger than specified will cause your
submission to be rejected.
The requirement for a JPEG copy applies to all prints including those
produced in a darkroom.
- Labels: You will receive back a
confirmation email containing thumbnails of all of the images you have
submitted. The email will also have a PDF document containing labels. You will
need to print out the labels and attach them to the back of your prints.
NOTE: Prints submitted without
the correct labels WILL be rejected and NOT shown to the
- Judging: An entrant's images (in each
Section) will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging.
- Titles: The titles of the prints may be
read out to the judges at the time of judging. Do not put your name in the
- Names: No information about the entrant or
country will be given to the judges. A print showing the name of the entrant
will not be judged.
SENDING YOUR PRINTS
- Please send you prints by post to:
4, Gilgarran Park,
Cumbria, CA14 4RA,
- Please mark your packets - No commercial Value -
Photographs for Exhibition
- Please ensure that you have attached the special labels to
the back of each of your prints.
- NO prints will be returned. All
prints will be destroyed.
- Status: The entry system produces a
regular and frequent status page which can be accessed via the following link.
The status pages shows the status of your entry and includes details of the
receipt of your prints and your payment. Because it shows the status after your
entry has been downloaded to our main processing systems, there can be a delay
between your on-line entry and your entry appearing on the status page.
- Results: Notification of results will be
sent by email. Entrants should ensure that they provide an active email address
and that spam filters are set to accept emails from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notifications will not be sent by post.
The catalogue in PDF format will be on the West Cumbria Photo
Group web site.
By submitting an entry for the Solway Small Print Salon the
entrant permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material
free of charge for publication in a catalogue, on an internet site and/or in
other media related to the Salon.
By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to
the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held,
processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with
this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to
organizations which have accorded official recognition, patronage or
accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this
exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made
reserve the right at any time before, during or after judging to investigate
any of your images to confirm that it complies with the terms specified in
these Conditions Of Entry. This includes, but is not limited to, adherence to
the relevant definitions and ensuring that you are the sole photographer and
producer of the image. At the discretion of the organizers, this investigation
may entail asking you to justify how your image meets the requirements. If in
the opinion of the organizers an image fails in such an investigation, the
organizers reserve the right either to judge it as not being suitable for the
exhibition or to decline your full application and refund your entry fee. Under
either situation, the full circumstances may be reported to the PSA who may
undertake their own investigation and follow on action. Any image regarded as
not suitable will lose any acceptance or award it might previously have been
PSA INVESTIGATION By choosing to apply to
have your images included in an exhibition which has been officially recognized
by the Photographic Society of America (the PSA), you hereby acknowledge that
the PSA has a right to investigate your completed application and the images
for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Conditions of Entry and any
sanctions that the PSA may have imposed on you. You confirm that you will
co-operate with any such investigation. This right to investigate arises from
the submission of the application and will persist even if after the closing
date you withdraw your application or any of the images or if the application
or images are declined at any time by the organizers. If upon investigation and
after giving you a reasonable opportunity to justify your application, the PSA
is of the opinion that the application is not in accordance with the
requirements, you acknowledge that the PSA has the right to impose sanctions
including banning you from entering future PSA recognized exhibitions. If any
sanctions are imposed, the PSA reserves the right to publicize the details and
Prints entered in the Monochrome Sections
MUST comply with the Definition which is reproduced below.
Images failing to do so, will not be judged.
All parts of the image
must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all
All parts of every image must be made by the entrant on
photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All images must be original and
may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Alteration to the
original images must be done by the photographer.
An image is considered to be monochrome only if it gives the
impression of having no colour (ie. Contains only shades of grey which can
include pure black and pure white ) OR it gives the impression of being a
greyscale image that has been toned in one colour across the entire image. (for
example by sepia, red, gold etc. ) A greyscale or multi-coloured image modified
or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning,
multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition
of monochrome and shall be classified as a colour work.
If you have any questions or require more information or wish
to make a group entry, please contact the Salon chairman, Tony Potter, APSA,
GMPSA, EFIAP/p, ARPS via the Contact Form displayed in the On-Line Entry
SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE
Click below to enter the Salon
The Solway Small Print Salon is
organised by the West Cumbria Photo Group with recognition from the PSA
These rules were revised on 17 May 2018.