4 Nations 2019 open for entries

Entries are open for the 4 Nations 2019 Salon from 15th April and close on 30th May 2019.   Please send them to 4nations2019@gmail.com

NB Please do not send any images that you have had an acceptance with in this year’s National Convention as we already have these from the people who ticked the box in the entry form to say you give permission to make these images available for selection in the 4 Nations Salon.

There are four Categories (Category, Short Code):

  • Monochrome, MO
  • Nature, NT
  • Open, OP
  • Our Country, OC

If you have any questions please contact Ann Bastion FPSNZ EFIAP
PSNZ Councillor for International Salons


  • You may send up to 4 images in any category.
  • Only digital projected images are accepted.
  • File size to be no more than 1920 pixels on the horizontal side and a maximum of 1080 pixels on the vertical side (1920 x 1080).
  • The maximum file size is 2 MB.
  • File format must be jpg. It is suggested that images be saved with the colour profile of sRGB IEC61966-2.1
  • File name format is: Category-Society-Title-Authors name. ie: Our Country from PSNZ named Otago Sunset would be: OC-PSNZ-Otago Sunset-Joe Bloggs NB title to be no more than 35 characters
  • Images that have been accepted for this competition before are not eligible. Current work is encouraged.
  • Each Society will submit 80 images.
  • No image previously entered in this competition is permitted to be entered again. Current work should be encouraged.
  • Only one image per Society member – that is eighty individual images
  • Images may be acquired on traditional film and scanned to an electronic file or acquired electronically with a digital camera. All processing procedures performed on the digital image must be done by the photographer.
  • As photographers, all elements must be photographic – if graphic elements are included, they should enhance the photographic image, not take over from it.
  • Entrants must hold the copyright for their image.
  • By entering an image in this competition, the entrant agrees to the use of their image for publicity and promotional purposes of the 4 Nations Inter Society Digital Image Competition in publications, websites and exhibitions of all four participating Societies.

The accepted definitions for this competition are:

Nature is defined by FIAP (Federation Internationale de I’Art Photographique) and PSA Photographic Society of America as follows:

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 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 the 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. Color images can be converted to grey scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct- captures or derivations are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic 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.

Monochrome is defined by FIAP (Federation Internationale de I’Art Photographique) and PSA Photographic Society of America as follows:

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

Open are to be the definitions endorsed by FIAP (Federation Internationale de I’Art Photographique) and PSA Photographic Society of America as follows:

Any pictorial treatment of a subject which contains the element of good arrangement of composition and reflects the interpretation of the photographer.

Our Country (for the purposes of this competition) is open to the member’s discretion. However, wild animals/birds can only be included in this category provided that the animal/bird does not occupy more than 25% of the total picture area.

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