New York – Brooklyn International Photography Festival

 Conditions of  Entry


New York –  Brooklyn 2020 International Exhibition of Art Photography is organized and powered by the Art Bureau United States of America.




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The exhibition is open to anyone, however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent in its reasonable discretion, believes that entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. 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 of photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue submitting an entry certifies the works 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 the 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 for any misuse of copywriting. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All parts of the image must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. 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:
1) May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star rating class in the exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

2) May not be re-titled for entry in any other  PSA recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

3) Images meeting Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

Words such as “Untitled and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filename.

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 anytime, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer of 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 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’s organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a) The images are original work of the entrant and

b) 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 submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fail 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 organizers 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 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.

“An image that was accepted in a prior CPID or EID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition”




SECTIONS / THEMES Brooklyn 2020 International Photography Festival is divided into 5 sections all digital:

1.A Photojournalism (PSA PJD)**

2.B Nature (PSA ND)****

3.C Open Color  (PSA PID Colour)

4.D Open Monochrome (PSA PID Mono)*****

5.E Photo Travel  (PSA PTD)***



** Photojournalism Division – PJD Definition: Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

*** Photo Travel Division – PTD

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 grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

**** Nature Photography

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 storytelling value of a photograph must ve 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 situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.

– Scientific bands, scientific tags, or radio collars in the wild are permissible.

– Photographs of human created hybrids plants, cultivated plants. feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth 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 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 images must appear natural.

-Color images can be converted to grayscale monochrome.

-Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

-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.

***** Monochrome

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 been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sephia, red, gold, etc). A greyscale 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. Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible for PID Color Star Rating

FEE PAYMENT Maximum fee of $USA 20 for the participation in any number of digital sections and mandatory for all participants.

The participation fee may be paid through:

PayPal through our website at https://www.nycexhibition.com click at payment in menu

Works by authors who do not pay the fee will not be taken into consideration.



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.



Exhibition Calendar

Closing Date on December 31st, 2020 

Judging Until January 19th, 2021

Notification until January 25, 2021

Submit EADS report until February 10th, 2021

Projections date: 10 5-12 2020, at Jalopy Theatre 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA during all working days.

The delivery of awards to the authors will take place by February  15, 2021.

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.

To participate in the Brooklyn 2020 International Photography Festival, authors may apply with both black and white and color works. Entries are limited to no more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class. The entered works must have the titles only in the English alphabet.


Photographs should be submitted in digital form with a maximum size of 1920×1080 pixels at 300 dpi. Digital projection with Benq Full HD 1920×1200 px.

Authors may submit photographs in one of three ways: uploaded through the web site: https://www.nycexhibition.com , or here download ENTRY FORM and sent by email, accompanied by the application form>>> to info@nycexhibition.com



  •  Joe D. McClung – PSA Exhibition Standards Director Region 5 USA  and Region 12 Africa
    Randy Carr APSA GMPSA AFIAP, PSA Standards Director Region 9 USA
  • Jan Lee FPSA, EPSA
    Will judge: Photojournalism, Open Colour & Nature

● Inge Vautrin, PPSA
● Nikola Veljic QPSA AFIAP
● Wally Lee FPSA, PPSA

Will judge: Open Monochrome and Photo Travel


AWARDS: New York – Brooklyn International Photography Festival will award the following medals:

5 PSA Gold 5 PSA Silver 5 PSA Bronze 5 Ribbons
5 MoL Gold medals, 5 MoL silver medals, 5 MoL Bronze medals, 25 Ribbons 1 MOL badge
5 Art Bureau Gold, 5 Art Bureau Silver, 5 Art Bureau Bronze medals, and 25 Ribbons   1 GPU Gold Medal, 2 GPU HM Ribbons

Notification cards will be sent by email.

The organizer will take all possible care handling the emails and awards, however, assumes no liability for damages and lost during shipment. All medals will be mailed by USPS with the tracking info until February 15th, 2021. The ribbons and diplomas will be mailed by regular mail.

Catalog: The organizer will produce a PDF catalog. A link to download the catalog https://www.nycexhibition.com will be sent to all participants by February 15th, 2021.

General Chairman:
Mr. Goran Veljic, email: info@nycexhibition.com WhatsApp 1.212.792.0066