Conditions of Entry

CLOSING DATE: Midnight Sunday 2nd August 2020


APS Approval No. 2020/12


1This exhibition is conducted according the the recommended practices of the Australian Photographic Society Incorporated.
2Entries will be accepted only from residents of the COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA and its TERRITORIES, and also financial APS members residing overseas.
3Images previously accepted in the Sutherland Shire National shall not be re-entered in the same or different format in any section.
4Substantially similar images may not be entered in more than one section in any one year.
5Please make all payments via the online link of the Entry Form.
Method of payment is PayPal
6Submission of an entry form implies acceptance of all the Conditions of Entry and the decisions of the Exhibition Committee.
7Enquiries can be made to email:
8.This Exhibition is conducted in accordance with the rules and recommendations of the Australian Photographic Society.
9.Accepted entries will count towards A.P.S. honours (LAPS & AAPS).
10.All images must be the original photographic work of the entrant. i.e. The entrant holds copyright.
11.Permission to reproduce entries for publication to promote the Exhibition and the use in an Audio visual of the exhibition will be assumed unless expressly denied.
12.The Committee reserves the right to reject any entry that, in the opinion of the Committee, does not meet the Conditions of Entry or is unsuitable for public display.
13.The best possible care will be taken but no responsibility will be accepted for damaged or loss of entries.
14.By submitting images to this exhibition in digital form, I agree to accept without exception or objection the following terms:
14a.To ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry, including all relevant definitions, the exhibition organisers may ask me to provide originally captured images, with EXIF data intact, by a specified deadline.
14b.If I do not supply the requested image(s) in the specified time those images will be deemed to be in breach of the Conditions of Entry.
14c.Images that are submitted as requested may be investigated by any means determined appropriate by the exhibition organisers to establish if the image(s) comply with the conditions of entry.
14d.Images that are deemed by the exhibition organisers to breach the Conditions of Entry will be removed from the exhibition. Any acceptances or awards allocated to those images will become void.
14e.The exhibition organizers will provide APS with details of all breaches of the Conditions of Entry. APS retains the right to impose sanctions on entrants deemed to have repeatedly breached the Conditions of Entry of any APS Approved exhibition.
1.Images to be in JPEG format and sized ready for viewing on screen or by projection shall be 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Maximum width is 1920 pixels
Maximum height is 1080 pixels
Maximum File Size 3Mb jpeg
2.An ICC Colour profile of sRGB should be used. Images will be judged and displayed using an sRGB device.
3.Maximum of 4 images per section.
4.File Names must be the Title of the image.
5.Total character length maximum: 36 characters
ENTRY FEE (Number of Sections entered, not Number of images entered)
1 Section: $6
2 Sections: $9
3 Sections: $12
4 Sections: $15
Note: You must have paid your Entry Fee to be eligible to participate in the exhibition. Any unfinancial entry prior to judging will be removed.
All details provided when registering are kept in strict confidence and not sold or given to any organisation. We are required to provide the APS (Australian Photographic Society) entrants names, suburb, honours and list of images entered for their records.
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images entered in Nature sections can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the 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.
Further details are available from link below. APS Nature Division: APS Nature Definition
This is intended to allow the entrants to apply any artistic creativity or manipulation that they wish to an image. The original image must be a photograph taken by the entrant and the creative work or manipulation must be performed by the entrant.
Judging will take into account the creative and artistic ideas displayed in the image and the technical skills employed in the creative process.
Any image that is not monochrome. It includes a monochrome photograph that has been partially toned or had colour added.
Any photography 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 in a monochrome section.
Computer altered/manipulated images will only be accepted in the Open Colour, Creative and Open Monochrome Sections and must include only the photographic work of the entrant.
Computer altered / manipulated images will not be accepted in Nature although minor retouching is acceptable.
A PDF Catalogue will show all accepted images and will be available to download from SSNEP website.
A copy of the Proshow presentation will be available to download. The format of the presentation will be MP4 (video format) so you can watch it on your pc, laptop or TV (if you video player can play MP4).