Salons

 

2013 Salon Results

The Projected Image Salon results may be downloaded here. NFRCC Salon Results 2013

The Print Salon results may be downloaded here.  NFRCC Salon Results 2013

2012 Salon Results

The Print Salon results may be downloaded here.  NFRCC Print Salon Results 2012

The Projected Image Salon results may be downloaded here. NFRCC Salon Results 2012

2013 Salon Information

Participation

Entrants may submit digital entries through email (salons@nfrcc.org)  prior to the convention or may bring their entries on a USB Flash Drive or CD ROM to the convention.  Entrants competing in the Print Salon will need to bring their images to the convention.   There is a $5 fee for each Salon (Print or Digital Image Salon) that covers all images in that salon and is payable at the convention.

General Salon Rules– Photographs must be the work of the maker and not the product of a workshop, class or set-up, with or without an instructor’s assistance. Competitions are open to images that have been computer enhanced or computer manipulated.  Images  must be based on or composed from original optically or photographically generated images. Images are not to be totally computer-generated. All components of an image must be created by the photographer-no clip art or purchased software images.

Entries – You cannot re-enter an image that has won an award or honorable mention ribbon at a previous NFRCC convention salon.

NFRCC rules on Plagiarism

Print Salon

PRINT SALON GUIDELINES: Bring your prints with you when you come to the convention.

  • ENTRIES– You cannot re-enter an image that has won an award or honorable mention ribbon at a previous NFRCC convention salon.
  • # OF IMAGES-Attendees may enter up to 4 images in the Color Division and up to 4 images in the Monochrome Division for a total of 8 Prints. A monochrome print that has part of it in color would be entered in the Color Division.
  • AWARDS- A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place is awarded in each Division. A Best of Show is also awarded.
  • MOUNTING-A print must be mounted on something stiff, such as foamcore, so it will stand independently in a print-viewing box.
  • MATTING– A prints may be matted but it is not required. Finished mat size may not exceed 320 sq inches.
  • NOTE– No frames or glass or anything on the back of a print that may damage another print will be permitted.
  • PRINT SIZE
    • Minimum is 80 square inches, (8×10), not including a mat.
    • Maximum size is 320 square inches, which would include the mat. (16×20)
    • Image may not be more than 30 inches wide or more than 24 inches high.
    • Prints must be the work of the maker and not the product of an instructional workshop, class or set-up. Digital enhancement is allowed but no clip-art or purchased images and the maker must photograph all components.
  • REVERSE SIDE: On the reverse side of the image, put an arrow of orientation, the image title, the submission division and your name and address. Be absolutely sure that this information is attached securely but not in any way that would scratch or damage another print when all the images are placed in a stack.
  • Special circumstances for attendees who are members of a NFRCC Club.
  • The George Butt Competition in Color and Monochrome Images.   For a Convention attendee who is a member of a NFRCC club, please include the name of your club on the reverse side of your image. In that way, your image will be included in the interclub competition of the George Butt Award. If you are a member of more than one NFRCC club, you need not assign all entries to the same Club.
  • HOW THE GEORGE BUTT TROPHY IS AWARDED:   The ten highest scoring prints by at least five different club members will be the official Club entry. The club with the highest scoring monochrome entries and the highest scoring color entries will each be awarded a 1st place George Butt trophy.

Digital Slide Salons

Photographs must be the work of the maker and not the product of a workshop or class or set up, with or without an instructor’s assistance. Competitions are open to projected images or prints that have been computer enhanced or computer manipulated (digital). Digital photos must be based on or composed from original optically or photographically generated images. Projected images or prints are not to be totally computer-generated. All components (photobased) must be created by the photographer – no clip art or purchased software images.

  • Attendees may enter the three divisions of  Projected Images as follows:
    • Pictorial Division 2 images  Usually, but not limited to, images that do not fit into the Nature or Wildlife Divisions.
    • Nature Division 2 images   Must follow the basic rules of the NFRCC for Nature entries.  (See below)
    • Wildlife Division 1 (one) image of pure wildlife.  Wildlife Division is open only to NFRCC members. The first place winner will be awarded the Diane Peyton-Majumdar Trophy.
      • Images of captive animals may not be submitted.  This division shall follow PSA Guidelines for Nature and Wildlife photography, and be limited to the following:
        i. Mammals
        ii. Birds
        iii. Fish
        iv. Reptiles
        v. Amphibians (Revised 2011)
  • Submission guidelines for all digital images:
    • Image format – .JPG files only
    • Maximum pixel dimensions – 1024 Pixels wide by 768 Pixels high including digital mats and borders.
    • Color space – should be sRGB
  • File naming: Each image file will be named as follows: Letter of Division (P, N, or W)… followed by an underscore Number of entry (1 or 2)… followed by an underscore Last name … followed by an underscore First name… followed by an underscore Title   Example: P_1_Thyme_Justin_End of the Day.jpg     Note: The jpg file extension may or may not show up on your finished image, but if you have saved it in that format, it is there.
  • Check your files carefully to be sure they match the requirements. The committee will not be responsible for making corrections.
  • You may submit by e-mail in advance, or bring your images to the convention on a flash (jump, thumb) drive. We encourage advance e-mail submission.
  • If you e-mail your images, please list: Your full name and address, and the NFRCC club, (if any) to which you belong

Send entries to the following address: salons@nfrcc.org. Payment will need to be made at the Salon Registration to ensure your images are included in the competitions.

Digital Images – Nature and Wildlife Slide Salons

No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged, combined, or changed in any way that affects the integrity of the image content. No manipulation or modification is permitted except resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration to the original color of the scene. No special effects filters can be added or applied, and any sharpening must appear natural.

Wildlife Division     Open only to NFRCC members

Slides entered into this category must feature animals. They can represent:

  • Non-captive animals in their native habitat, however, images in which a man made object has become part of the creature’s natural habitat, such as a stork in a roof nest or a barn swallow in its nest in a barn, as well as tagged animals in the wild, are acceptable.
  • Images of captive animals may not be submitted.
  • The first place winner will be awarded the Diane Peyton-Majumdar Trophy. This division shall follow PSA Guidelines for Nature and Wildlife photography, and be limited to the following:
    i. Mammals
    ii. Birds
    iii. Fish
    iv. Reptiles
    v. Amphibians (Revised 2011)

Nature Division

Slides entered in the nature competition must conform to PSA’s definition of a nature slide.

Eligible subjects include trees, wild flowers, weeds, grasses, fungi, ferns, mosses, animals or birds (except domesticated), reptiles, insects, fossils, weather, land/seascapes (without boats or other human evidence), geological formations, etc.

Ineligible subjects include cultivated plants or flowers, domestic animals (dogs, cows, etc.) scenic’s which show human artefacts (fences, buildings, telephone wires, etc.), mounted specimens, museum habitats or groups, or subjects no longer alive.