1st May 2012 Entries open.
30th June 2012 Entries close.
31st July 2012 Judging completed.
15th Aug 2012 Reports emailed.
15th Oct 2012 DVD (AV and Catalogue).
Presented to the first and Second place in each section(Herbert Medallion).
APS Silver plaque for the most successful exhibitor.
At the discretion of the judges up to 10% of acceptances in each section that have not received a placing, may be awarded Merits.
VIRTUAL JUDGING will be used with judges in different locations within Australia.
Acceptances gained in this exhibition may be applied towards APS honours.
The filename must not have more than 48 characters including spaces and the .jpg extension. Do not include any other information in the filename or on the image.
The maximum horizontal dimension is 1600 pixels and the maximum vertical dimension is 1200 pixels for each image, inclusive of any border.
Each image file should be in the sRGB. JPEG-format for IBM-PC and a maximum of 1500 kilobytes in file size
IMAGES LARGER THAN 1600 PIXELS in the horizontal and 1200 PIXELS in the vertical and greater than 1.5 MB IN FILE SIZE WILL BE REJECTED BY THE UPLOAD SYSTEM.
For judging purposes images will be displayed exactly as submitted and as such the image should be uploaded in the correct orientation. Organizers will not alter, resize or rotate images. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure uploaded images and accompanying data are correct. Images and their accompanying entry details which do not meet the entry criteria may be rejected for judging.
A photograph is a visible image originating from the action of light or other forms of radiant energy upon a photosensitive medium or device.
Any subject that is treated pictorially, embodying the elements of good design, arrangement or composition, which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer.
Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals that are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks, adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to ensure the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.
Creative (Altered Reality)
Creative covers photographs that display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and /or viewpoint. They are images that have been modified during or after exposure. The image must have a photographic base with the original work being exposed by the entrant.
Any photograph containing shades of only one colour. If toning is carried out, it must be over the total photograph - partial toning and/or the addition of one extra colour is not acceptable as a monochrome section.
Story telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary contemporary life ,illustrative , spot news or human interest . In the interests of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations that alter the truth are not acceptable . The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.
The personal details contained in your profile will be used as is. The organisers are unable to correct spelling mistakes or to change the case of letters. It is your responsibility to ensure that all personal information is correct. You must update your profile when you change your phone number, email address and postal address.
Conditions of Entry
By entering this exhibition I, the entrant, declare the following.
- I have read and agree to the rules of the exhibition as published on this web site.
- All my entries are photographs as defined in Appendix A of the APS document titled "Schedule of information and Requirements for Approved Exhibitions".
- All photographs, including modifications, are entirely my own work.
- I grant the right of reproduction of any of my images, free of charge, for catalogue or publicity purposes, to the organiser of the exhibition and/or any authorised officer of the Australian Photographic Society.
- The organisers of the exhibition have no liability for the misuse of copyright.