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New York – The Empire State 2021 ORGANIZER New York –The Empire State 2021 International Exhibition of Art Photography is organized and powered by the Art Bureau USA

IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.

PSA Star Ratings

To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country

Image Creation
 Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. Certification: By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example clip art, images, or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. The entrant 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. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer and must be the sole work of the author

Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near-identical image, may not, in the future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language. Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single Entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once. Titles: Each image must have a unique title. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an Identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers.
Color and Monochrome:                                                                                                              Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title. However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles has been completed.
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. The distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.
DATA PROTECTION                                                                                                                             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 that 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 public.
Breaches of Rules FIAP: The mention that by the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms: – that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these 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. If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final PSA In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that: a) the images are the original work of the entrant and b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter-evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

PSA NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form. If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted

Sections / Themes.                                                                                                                                The Empire State 2021 International Photography Festival is divided into 5 sections all digital: 1.APhotojournalism (PSA PJD)* 2.B Nature (PSA ND)** 3.C Open Color(PSA PID Colour) 4.D Open Monochrome (PSA PID Mono)***
                                                                           5.E Photo Travel(PSA PTD)****
PSA Statement on Subject Matter There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognized exhibitions. The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any PSA exhibitions.  There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography – aircraft, helicopters, and drones. This policy can be found at https://psaphoto.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone.
The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA policies.
The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.

FIAP definition of Monochrome.                                                                                                   A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage PSA Monochrome Definition                                                                                                         An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. 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 color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning, or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work. Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings if accepted.

** PSA/FIAP Nature Definition Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The storytelling 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.                                                                                        Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.                                Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.        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 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.                                                                                               Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

* PSA Photojournalism definition Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. All images must look natural. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
**** PSA Photo Travel Definition A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location. 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 images must look natural. Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
FEE PAYMENT Maximum fee of the USA $ 20 for participation in any number of digital sections and mandatory for all participants. The participation fee may be paid through: PayPal through our website at https://abureau.org click at payment in menu                                                                                                                              Works by authors who do not pay the fee will not be taken into consideration.

Exhibition Calendar

March 20, 2021,/(last date for receipt of entries).

All judging completed by April 07, 2021 


Notifications sent by April 15, 2021

EDAS sent by April 25, 2021

Projections date: May  01-07 2021, at Jalopy Theatre 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA during all working days.


The delivery of awards to the authors will take place by May 15, 2021. Catalogs posted by May 1st The organizer will produce a PDF catalog. A link to download the catalog will be sent to all participants by the first projection day, May 1st, 2021.

NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form. If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted.


NUMBER AND IDENTIFICATION OF PHOTOS To participate in the New York – The Empire State 2021 International Photography Festival, authors may apply with both black and white and color works. Entries are limited to no more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class. The entered works must have the titles only in the English alphabet.

SUBMISSION OF WORKS

Photographs should be submitted in digital form with a maximum horizontal size of 1920× maximum vertical size of 1080 pixels at 300 dpi, JPG. Digital projection with Benq Full HD 1920×1200 px. Authors may submit photographs in one of three ways: uploaded through the web site: https://abureau.org , or here download ENTRY FORM and sent by email, accompanied by the application form>>> to info@abureau.org

1. PID Color Class Open
 Ovi D Pop EFIAP/s Romania Ranjani Perera QPSA, AFIAP Sri Lanka BorislavMilovanovic EPSA ESFIAP EFIAP/p Serbia 2. PID Mono Class Open Manolis Metzakis EFIAP/p ESFIAP Zeus Greece Narendu Ghosh PPSA EFIAP CR2 India Mehmet Masum Suer EFIAP Turkey 3. Natural Digital Nature
 Donald E Brown APSA EPSA – USA The Jury President USA
                                       Jie Fischer Global Citizen Borislav Milovanovic EPSA ESFIAP EFIAP/p Serbia 4. Photojournalism Digital
 Yousuf Tushar EFIAP Bangladesh Aaron Asis Untapped New York the USA Jeenah Moon NY Times Associated Press USA 5. Photo Travel
 Donald E Brown APSA EPSA – USA Manolis Metzakis EFIAP/p ESFIAP Zeus Greece Normante Ribokaite aMOL AFIAP Lithuania JUDGING METHOD•Remote on-line judging will take place with PSA / FIAP Special Permission due to “COVID 19 Health Safety” Local Regulation.•All images will be displayed on the TV/Computer monitor minimum 15” screen for remote on-line judging.•The native resolution of the equipment used to display images to the judges, including individual monitors, must equal or exceed the horizontal and vertical pixel limits specified for submitted images. Equipment and software will not resize any submitted images

AWARDS: New York – Brooklyn International Photography Festival will award the following medals:

1. PID Color Class Open

1 FIAP gold, 1 FIAP Silver, 1 FIAP Bronze, and 2 ribbons..1 PSA Gold 1 PSA Silver 1 PSA Bronze 2 PSA Ribbons, 2 MoL Gold medals, 3 MoL silver medals, 6 MoL Bronze medals, 10 Ribbons 2 Art Bureau Gold, 3 Art Bureau Silver, 6 Art Bureau Bronze medals, and 10 Ribbons 1 GPU Gold 1 GPU Silver 1 GPU Bronze 6 GPU Ribbons 1DIPA Gold, 1DIPA Silver, 1 DIPA Bronze 2. PID Mono Class Open 1 FIAP gold, 1 FIAP Silver, 1 FIAP Bronze, and 2 ribbons..1 PSA Gold 1 PSA Silver 1 PSA Bronze 2 PSA Ribbons, 2 MoL Gold medals, 3 MoL silver medals, 6 MoL Bronze medals, 10 Ribbons 2 Art Bureau Gold, 3 Art Bureau Silver, 6 Art Bureau Bronze medals, and 10 Ribbons 1 GPU Gold 1 GPU Silver 1 GPU Bronze 6 GPU Ribbons 1DIPA Gold, 1DIPA Silver, 1 DIPA Bronze 3. Natural Digital Nature 1 FIAP gold, 1 FIAP Silver, 1 FIAP Bronze, and 2 ribbons..1 PSA Gold 1 PSA Silver 1 PSA Bronze 2 PSA Ribbons, 2 MoL Gold medals, 3 MoL silver medals, 6 MoL Bronze medals, 10 Ribbons 2 Art Bureau Gold, 3 Art Bureau Silver, 6 Art Bureau Bronze medals, and 10 Ribbons 1 GPU Gold 1 GPU Silver 1 GPU Bronze 6 GPU Ribbons 1DIPA Gold, 1DIPA Silver, 1 DIPA Bronze 4. Photojournalism Digital 1 FIAP gold, 1 FIAP Silver, 1 FIAP Bronze, and 2 ribbons..1 PSA Gold 1 PSA Silver 1 PSA Bronze 2 PSA Ribbons, 2 MoL Gold medals, 3 MoL silver medals, 6 MoL Bronze medals, 10 Ribbons 2 Art Bureau Gold, 3 Art Bureau Silver, 6 Art Bureau Bronze medals, and 10 Ribbons 1 GPU Gold 1 GPU Silver 1 GPU Bronze 6 GPU Ribbons 1DIPA Gold, 1DIPA Silver, 1 DIPA Bronze 5. Photo Travel 1 FIAP gold, 1 FIAP Silver, 1 FIAP Bronze, and 2 ribbons..1 PSA Gold 1 PSA Silver 1 PSA Bronze 2 PSA Ribbons, 2 MoL Gold medals, 3 MoL silver medals, 6 MoL Bronze medals, 10 Ribbons 2 Art Bureau Gold, 3 Art Bureau Silver, 6 Art Bureau Bronze medals, and 10 Ribbons 1 GPU Gold 1 GPU Silver 1 GPU Bronze 6 GPU Ribbons 1DIPA Gold, 1DIPA Silver, 1 DIPA Bronze

1 FIAP blue badge for best authors of Salon. The special light blue badge is awarded to the best author for each salon, which was attributed a patronage number. The participant who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all the sections of the salon added together, will be proclaimed, “best author”. In the event of a tie, the organizer will decide irrevocably taking into consideration eventual attributed awards                                                                      1 MOL Gold badge for best works according to Master of Light standards

The organizer will take all possible care handling the emails and awards, however, assumes no liability for damages and loss during shipment. All medals will be mailed by USPS with the tracking info until May 15th, 2021. The ribbons and diplomas will be mailed by regular mail.

Catalog: The organizer will produce a PDF catalog. A link to download the catalog https://abureau.org will be sent to all participants by May 1st, 2021.
General Chairman: Mr. Goran Veljic, 447 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 USA.                                email: info@abureau.org. web: https://abureau.org