Twenty-Fourth Cascade International Exhibition Online Entry Form


PSA 2022-465

For a printable copy of this information, please refer to Cascade International Exhibition of Stereo Photography.

To begin registration, please enter your name and a valid email address, check the box to acknowledge the Conditions of Entry, then scroll down and click the Submit button below the Conditions of Entry. We will then email you a link that you can use to complete your registration.

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Conditions of Entry
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24th Cascade International Exhibition of Stereo Photography 2022

Exhibition Chair
Gary Weiss
1702 SE Solomon Loop
Vancouver, Washington 98683 USA
garyrw2@centurylink.net

How to Enter

This entry form is available in electronic form, in PDF format and can be downloaded from https://www.3dpdx.org/entry.pdf. Online entry is encouraged at https://www.3dpdx.org/entry.html.

The sponsor of this Exhibition is Cascade Stereoscopic Club (CSC), a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Organization Incorporated in the State of Oregon, USA.

Sections

Accepted entries will be credited towards PSA 3DD Star Ratings and PSA 3DD Who's Who. There are three Digital 3D Sections:

Fees

$7.00 USD per section entered, payable to Cascade Stereoscopic Club. Online payment is preferred. Only checks drawn on a US bank are acceptable if paying by mail. Send cash at your own risk!

Entering

An entrant may enter a maximum of four images in each of the sections. You may NOT enter the same image in more than one section, even if the images have different titles. We will not accept images that were previously accepted at any Cascade Exhibition, even if the images were presented in the past in a different format. Both new and experienced stereographers are encouraged to enter this Exhibition. There is no restriction as to subject matter.

An entry consists of three elements:

Each of these three elements may be submitted in either of the following ways:

We encourage all contestants to submit all three elements online, but recognize that some contestants may prefer to submit one, two, or all three elements via postal mail. For example, a contestant may submit the first two elements online, and then mail a paper check. Or, a contestant with a slow Internet connection may submit the first and third element online, and then mail a CD-ROM containing his or her MPO images. Material submitted by mail will not be returned.

Any questions about entry requirements or problems with online entry may be emailed to herbw@wiskit.com. However, please do not send entry forms or images via email (please use the web instead).

Calendar

Judges

Awards

Catalog

A catalog in PDF format will be posted on website, and a link to the catalog will be emailed to all entrants. Last year's catalog is available as an example at https://www.3dpdx.org/Catalog-2021.pdf.

Images will be shown in the catalog exactly as submitted. Image titles and contestant names will be shown in the catalog exactly as submitted.

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. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances.

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. Using one's name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

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.

Reproduction: 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.

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: Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognized exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.

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 is a description of the image. 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 may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as "untitled” or "no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

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.

Specifications for Electronic Images

Conduct of the Exhibition:

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. Distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

Judging:

All three sections will be judged by the same three experienced judges viewing the same images on the same device at the same time. Electronic images will be displayed on an LG 65” passive UHD OLED 3D-TV with 3840 horizontal x 2160 vertical native resolution (model OLED65C6P).

Between 37 and 43% of the entries in each section will be Accepted.

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.

SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS

Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections

The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any 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 exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.

There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.

Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these 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, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.

Breaches of Rules:

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:

  1. the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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.

If another party is submitting images on the entrant's behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA's Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant's behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.

Notice to entrants:

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.

Returns:

Report cards and Catalogues in PDF format will be sent by email only. All digital images that were not accepted will be deleted. Winning and accepted images will be shown on our web site https://www.3dpdx.org/psa2022.html. Neither digital files nor files on CDs will be returned.

Liability:

All possible care will be taken in exhibiting the entries, but no responsibility is assumed for any loss of the entries at any time. All winning images will be displayed on the Club's website at https://www.3dpdx.org/psa2022.html for at least six months. CSC takes no responsibility for infringement of copyright by entrants or for illegal duplication of any submitted material.