HISTORY AND ACTIVITIES
East Midnapur Photographic Association or EMPA, established in 2012, is situated in East Midnapur District of West Bengal, INDIA. It is affiliated to Federation of Indian Photography(FIP).
It has already hosted a national and 5 international salons since 2012.
One of its founder member and a well known nature photographer Mr. Santosh Kumar Jana has been honoured with the prestigious EFIAP, AIIPC, Hon. PESGSPC distinctions. Many of its members has won awards across the globe.
It is also involved in various social welfare activities in the district of east midnapur.
8th March, 2021
17th March, 2021
21st March, 2021
11th April, 2021 to 13th April, 2021
CATALOGUE, AWARD POST & ON-LINE POSTING OF GALLERY
25th May, 2021
OPEN COLOR (PIDC)
OPEN MONOCHROME (PIDM)
PHOTO TRAVEL (PTD)
PANEL OF SELECTORS
MR. AMITABHA SIL
Color, Mono, Nature
MR. RUPAK DE
Nature, Color, Travel
MR. R. CHOWDHURI
Color, Mono, Travel
DR. DEBDAS BHUNIA
Mono, Nature, Travel
3 EMPA MERIT MEDAL
2 Chairman Choice Medals
2 FIAP HM
5 FIP RIBBON
BEST AUTHOR – FIAP BLUE BADGE
Entry Fee: Foreign Entrants: 1st Section: 12 $(USD), Each Additional section: 7 $(USD)
For Indian Entrants: 1st Section: Rs. 850/-, Each additional Section Rs 500/-
All Sections:$27 USD, Rs 1800/-
For OVERSEAS Entrants PayPal address is
For INDIAN Entrants Entry fee has to be paid by online bank transfer or NEFT
Account Holder: East Midnapur Photographic Welfare Association
Account Number: 32954810480
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Branch: Heria Bazar
IFSC Code: SBIN0014103
Please inform us after payment by email to with transfer details for updating
MR. SANTOSH JANA
(For All Correspondences)
Mr. Santosh Jana
P.O: Heria, District: East Midnapur
West Bengal, India
Dr. B. K. Sinha
With great pleasure, I note that the East Midnapore Photographic Association is completing 5th year of successful photographic journey under the able leadership of Mr Santosh Kumar Jana. Indeed, it has been a journey in the unchartered waters of the modern photographic world, full of challenges and travails which included several course correction. In the end the results are there for the world to see and enjoy
Anil Risal Singh
Organising International Salons of Photography is a serious business, which requires lot of planning, passionate efforts, finances and resources etc., I happened to associated with their International salon as a member of Jury, few years back and experienced their professional expertise.
I take this opportunity to send my best wishes for the success for the launching of new website and for their future endeavors.
For Vertical Images Max Height 1080px
For Horizontal Images Max Width 1920px
Max file size 2MB at 300dpi
Judging Method – Remote & Equipment – Individual Judge’s Monitor
I have read and understood that the exhibition's Conditions of Entry (also known as Rules), especially the Breach of Conditions clause and the various Definitions, as part of the entry process and agree to accept all such Terms & Conditions including that of PSA.
CONDITION OF ENTRIES
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.
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 shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
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. 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 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 provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted
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.
Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image.
may not 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 in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.
PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be 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 have been completed.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.
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
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
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:
the images are the original work of the entrant and
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
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PDF Catalogue will be available on the website and can be downloaded by the exhibitors after scheduled date
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)
A grayscale 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.
a) 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 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 greyscale monochrome.
Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
b) 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.
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 of 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.