Online Submission Started - 4th Deep-Focus International Print & Digital Salon 2018.


Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide.

• The maximum entry in each Class per author is 4 (four).

• An entrant's four images will be presented to the judges randomly.

• The same image must NOT be entered in more than one Class - This includes altered and unaltered images.

• Entries must originate as photographs, (image captured of objects via light sensitivity), made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

• All final work must be digital file (.jpeg/.jpg ONLY), photographic or digital print material mounting excepted.

• Digitally manipulated images are ONLY accepted in Creative section.

• By virtue of submitting and entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and 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 a website.

• The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.

• Name, address and title must be shown on each piece of work and numbered, to correspond with the entry form.

• Please limit titles to 35 characters.

• Entries accepted at a previous DEEP FOCUS Salon of Photography, or so similar as to be almost identical regardless or title, are not eligible.

• All imagery MUST be the total and exclusive work of the submitting author and may not include any element that was originated by or is the copyright of other photographers.

• For awarded images, RAW file may be requested. If requested, in case of non-compliance, award will be denied.

• The right of reproduction in relation to the exhibition, including digital representation, will be assumed unless specifically withheld.

• Entries will be treated with care, but no liability is accepted for loss or damage.

• The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions



All About Your Entry: Print Sections

• Prints may be entered in each of the following sections: a)Open Monochrome, b)Open Color.


• All the prints WILL BE DESTROYED after the public exhibition of the event.

• Up to 4 Prints per section, maximum PAPER SIZE of 18 inch x 12 inch and MINIMUM PAPER SIZE of 15inch x 10inch. The image can be any size as long as it fits on these paper sizes; this is to help with framing prints for exhibition purposes. Prints can be in either landscape or portrait format. Please submit the digital format of the PRINTS at the time of registering the entry via our electronic entry system accessible from

• The size should be 1024x768Pixel resolution of 300dpi (Maximum Size 1MB), 8 bit, sRGB and saved as a large jpg file to be titled as per entry form.

• 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 judges.

• 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 title.

• 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.

• Our Catalogue will include a listing of accepted images for the exhibition for all sections and will include all award winning images with statistics.

• After completing the online application form, please send your printed images to:

Mr.Tapas Majumdar , Salon Chairman 109 Mona Dutta Sarani, P.O. Kanchrapara Dist-24PGS (N), West Bengal ,INDIA Pin-743145

• 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.

• NOTE: Prints must be received by the salon by the closing date (19th September, 2018). Prints received after the closing date may be rejected and not shown to the judges.


Digital Sections (PDI)

• Entrants may also enter up to 4 projected images in each of the sections C) Open Monochrome D) Open Colour E) Nature F)Travel

• Maximum size of any image 1024 pixels on the horizontal side 768 pixels vertical resolution of 72dpi, (Maximum Size 1MB), 8 bit, sRGB and saved as a large jpeg file to be titled as per entry form.

• All entries to be made via our electronic entry system accessible from

• For any questions, please E-mail :

Conditions of Entry

• The judges’ decisions are final. No correspondence shall be entertained.

• Images entered in one section cannot be entered in any of the other sections either altered or unaltered.

• As organizers we will take the utmost care of your entry but will not accept liability for any damage or loss howsoever caused. The PSA and the Deep Focus assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.

• Images accepted in our previous International Exhibitions are not acceptable.

• Every image will be marked by 3 judges of each section.

• Concerning digital entries, we recommend that authors should preserve intact, with no alteration, the original metadata of 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.

• Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a recognize salon/exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image :

1) May not be re-entered in any section of the same division Star Rating class (for PSA) in that exhibition regardless of media, format or title.

2) May not be re-titled for entry in any other FIAP/ PSA/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 file names or titles consisting of only numbers.

Payment & Entry Fees
For Foreign Entrants: (ONLY THROGH PAYPAL)
Entry fees for Print sections are unique and it is $10 / €10 for each section.
Entry fees for 1 section is $10 / €10 and for 2-3 Digital sections are $20 / €20 and for 4 sections are $25 / €25. All payments must be made via PAYPAL only to email id: (For Foreign Entrants only).


Entry Fee for PRINT SECTIONS: Rs.350/- for each section.
Entry Fee for DIGITAL SECTIONS: For 1 section is Rs.350/- and for 2-3 sections are Rs.650/- and for 4 sections are Rs.800/-

All payments must be made by NEFT transfer to the following account:

Name of the Bank: PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK || ccount holder Name: DEEP FOCUS
Account no: 6619000100029798 || IFSC Code: PUNB0661900

Entrants are requested to inform the payment/transaction details with Entrant no. to


• 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.


By submitting an entry for the 4th Deep Focus International Print & Digital Salon 2018 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.


The catalogue in PDF format will be on the site A high quality print catalogue will be send with a total of $35 / €35 for Foreign Entrants including section charge and For Indian Entrants Rs 1000 including section charge but each entrants who participate at least in 5 sections need no extra charge.


Prints entered in the Monochrome, Nature and Photo Travel Sections MUST comply with the Definitions which are 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 works submitted. By the sole act of submitting his/her images to the salon, the entrant accepts without exception the following -

• That the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if they obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant 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.

• That in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant 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.

• General

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.

• Monochrome (PSA)

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.

• Monochrome (FIAP)

A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one colour (various shades of that colour from very light to very dark) but it may be any single colour. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and grey scale images with an added colour are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Colour Class sections.

• Photo Travel

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

• Nature

Nature photography is restricted to the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such 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 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. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowd. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscape, geological 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.


If you have any questions or require more information or wish to make a group entry, please contact the salon chairman, Tapas Majumdar