38th Greater Lynn International Color Exhibition 2015

Projection Digital Format
Rules and Instructions

  • After 37 years, our 38th 2015 exhibition will be our final year
  • Unique engraved, mounted medals with winning image reproduced on each plaque
  • Cash prizes to top three clubs ($300, $200, $100)
    Exhibition Show will be part of July 2015 NECCC Photographic Conference

Judging Location: GREATER LYNN PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION Headquarters
564 Boston Street, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Mail all entries to:  SUSAN MOSSER, FPSA, HonNEC, Exhibition Chairman
173 Central Street, North Reading, Massachusetts 01864, USA
fax/telephone 978-664-2620     email:  s.jmosser@comcast.net
Additional forms may be obtained from s.jmosser@comcast.net or
Downloaded from www.greaterlynnphoto.org or www.exhibitionforms.com
PAMELA LINTNER, MNEC, Digital Chairman

CALENDAR

Closing Date           extended to Feb. 22, 2015
Judging - 8:30 a.m.    Feb. 28, 2015
Judging - 9:00 a.m.    March 1, 2015
Report Cards           March 13, 2015
Printed Catalogs/Awards Mailed      April 24, 2015

JUDGES

RICHARD CLORAN, FPSA, MPSA, MNEC (Swampscott, Massachusetts)
exhibitor, judge, lecturer
Gal. 9 PID, Gal. 7 Nature, Gal. 3 PJ
   ANTOINETTE GOMBEDA, APSA, HonNEC (Stratford, Connecticut)
exhibitor, judge, lecturer
GERALD HUG, APSA (Des Plaines, Illinois)
exhibitor, judge, lecture, PSA VP-Public Relations

ENTRY FEES

USA  $8
Foreign $15
Gr.Lynn members $5

Foreign multiple entries (3-6 catalogs returned in same packet): $14 per maker.
Foreign Club (7 or more catalogs returned in same packet) $12 per maker
USA Club $7 per maker
PayPal accepted for all entry fees.  Also accepted U.S. checks payable to Greater Lynn International, USA Currency or Euro.   
Foreign entry fees cover the return of catalogs via air mail

PUBLIC SHOWINGS

April 12 & 13, 2015 - Monday 7:30pm at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association,
564 Boston Street, Lynn, Massachusetts. (Donation:  $8 per ticket.)

July 17-19, 2015- as part of the New England Camera Club Council Conference

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

All phases of the exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the recommended practices of the Photographic Society of America, the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique 2015/043, and the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.

There is no restriction on subject matter. You may enter 4 digital images per entrant.  Our acceptance rate is normally 30-35%.  GLPA takes great pride in reproducing a high quality color catalog approximately 60 pages long with over 32 color reproductions, in printed form, to be air mailed to all entrants.  There is no electronic version online.

A PSA Gold Medal will be awarded by the judges for the “Best of Show” and a PSA Silver Medal will be awarded for the “Best Creative” digital image, plus two PSA Bronze Medals, and three PSA Honor awards.  Creative photography may be defined as “altered reality.” In addition, the judges will award three FIAP medals, Gold, Silver and Bronze, and six FIAP Honor Awards.

Entries must originate as photographs (image/captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.  By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). 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. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.  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.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in Greater Lynn, or another PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image: may not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of format, media or title. Nor may it be re-titled for resubmission in Greater Lynn or any other PSA recognized exhibition. Words such as “Untitled” and “No title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.

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 exhibition rules and conditions.

There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition. All entrants must provide their name and country data exactly the same in each PSA recognized exhibition they enter to receive proper credit.

This is a PSA PID-Color exhibition.  Acceptances for PSA star ratings are eligible in the PID-Color.  An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging.  For FIAP: this is an Open color exhibition.

DIGITAL ENTRANTS:  Go the club website http://www.greaterlynnphoto.org and click International Exhibition.  From this page, you will find the correct link to fill out the online individual entry form (and upload your images, and payment options (via PayPal, check or cash)). In addition, we will also accept entries via postal mail on CD. Go the club website http://www.greaterlynnphoto.org and click International Exhibition for the correct link to the Downloadable PDF Entry Form and Address Label. 

CLUB ENTRANTS (7 or more entries):

  • Digital Club entries may be submitted online or via postal on CD. If submitting by CD, go the club website http://www.greaterlynnphoto.org and click International Exhibition for the correct link to the Downloadable PDF Entry Form and Address Labels. Individual CDs are not necessary; all digital entries for the club may be submitted on the same CD.  CDs will NOT be returned. 
  • For digital club online entries, go to the club website; click International Exhibition for the correct link to Club Entry - USA or Foreign.
  • For foreign club entrants, choose your club from the pulldown menu. You may pay your individual entry fees via PayPal ($12) or you may give your entry fees to your club coordinator who will then pay the club's total entry fees to Greater Lynn in one payment via PayPal or cash.  All catalogs will be mailed to your club coordinator.
  • For USA club entrants, $7 choose your club from the pulldown menu, and your club coordinator name and email address will automatically be displayed. All entrants must pay individual entry fees on their own, via PayPal, or check/cash mailed to the Exhibition Chairman. All USA club entrants will have the catalogs mailed directly to them.  Your coordinator will still receive an email when you enter and will receive the club report, CDs and club information.

    Follow these instructions on preparing and naming images. The projector is set for 1024 x 768 pixels. Your image dimensions should be within these numbers but does not necessarily need to match this ratio. Normally, you will set the width at 1024 for horizontal images, and set the height at 768 for vertical images. By using the "Constrain Proportions" option, you only need to set one dimension, and your image editing software will make the appropriate setting for the other dimension, and it may not be the number indicated here. For example, you may set your width to 1024, and using "Constrain Proportions," the height dimension may be set at 681. This will project correctly. Resolution should be set at 200 for purposes of reproduction in our color catalog. Your files should be saved as a JPEG file. Do not use further compression. File size cannot exceed 2M, per file. 

    For CD entries (CDs will not be returned), Naming your images: Please use your name in the file names, as well as the projection sequence number (surname_firstname_seq#). For example, your four submissions on a CD may look like this: Mosser_Susan_1.jpg .

    The corresponding number on the entry form should contain the title of the image—not the file name (your name).

36 AWARDS

1 PSA GOLD MEDAL
Best of Show
FIAP GOLD MEDAL
FIAP SILVER MEDAL
FIAP BRONZE MEDAL

(GLPA members not eligible for FIAP medals)
FIAP BEST AUTHOR BADGE
Highest number total acceptances/awards
1 PSA SILVER MEDAL

Best Creative
2 PSA BRONZE MEDALS
1 CAPA GOLD MEDAL
Highest Aggregate Score
1 YANKEE GOLD MEDAL
Highest Scoring Image
1 ALFRED JENDROSZEK MEDAL
Highest Scoring Foreign Image
1 GERMAN MEGA CIRCUIT MEDAL
Donated by Exhibition Chairman Gunther Riehle
for Best Wildlife Nature Image
1 YANKEE GOLD MEDAL
Awarded by Digital Chairman to a top scoring image
1 NECCC GOLD MEDAL
Best Image by a New England Entrant
1 SPRINGFIELD GOLD MEDAL
Best Female Portrait
1 CHARLES WOOLNOUGH MEMORIAL AWARD
Best Seascape
1 MICHAEL VIDETTA MEMORIAL AWARD
Highest aggregate score by New England Entrant
1 CHARLES MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD
Organizing Committee member
1 JEAN BURKE MEMORIAL AWARD
Children of the World
1 BEST CLUB MEDAL
Highest aggregate score of a club.  The club’s top seven
entrants’ total scores will be counted toward the
club’s total score. 
1 LARGEST CLUB ENTRY MEDAL

Awarded to the club with the highest number of entrants
3 JUDGES CHOICE GLPA GOLD MEDALS
1 CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE GLPA GOLD MEDAL

12 GLPA GOLD MEDALS (GLPA members not eligible)

Best Action Sports Best Humor Best Night Scene
Best Candid Person Best Landscape Best Photojournalism
Best Child (under 12) Best Male Portrait Best Photo Travel
Best Domestic Animal Best Nature Best Still Life

New for 2015, all Medals will be mounted on a thick black wood block
with a gold colored plate inscribed with the medal category, year,
winner’s name and image title and the winning image reproduced on the medal.

Thank you. We hope to see your images in the
Greater Lynn International Exhibition in 2015.