Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art

Arctic vista with Arctic Exhibition logo

Digital Sections

Snow and Ice
Search and Rescue
Open Color
Open Monochrome

Monochrome definition

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black & white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monocrome work able to stand in the black & white category; such a work may be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue.On the other hand a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polycrome) to stand in the colour category.
A monochrome print is defined as having no more than one colour, but may be one single colour.

Nature definition

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from 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 to certify as to 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 enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add to, 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 are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Color images may be converted to grayscale monochrome. Infrared images are not allowed.

PSA journalistic guidelines

Photojournalism images shall consist of pictures or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary and spot news. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be considered over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photographs which misrepresent the truth, such as manipulation to alter the subject matter, or situations which are set up for the purpose of photography, are unacceptable in Photojournalism. Human Interest images depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, or unusual situation, excluding sports ACTION.

Conditions of entry

The exhibition is open to all photographers worldwide, amateur and professional, with the exception of members of the Exhibition Committee and members of the jury. However, an entry may be rejected if the sponsoring organisation or its agents, in its reasonable discretion, believes that the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

A maximum of four images may be entered per section. The same image must NOT be entered in more than one section. An entrant's images will be presented to the jury consecutively.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion, scanned to create a digital file, or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own and 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. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.

Images may be altered, electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates, subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be delivered as a digital file.

The subject matter for images entered in the general sections is unrestricted. Images entered in the monochrome section must satisfy the FIAP definition of monochrome photography and photos entered in the Nature section MUST satisfy the PSA Nature definition.

Decisions of the jury are final.

All entrants will receive a high quality CD-ROM catalogue.


Please note that this year we upgrade the exhibition catalogue from CD to printed

Image file names and payment

Images must be uploaded via the exhibition website no later than 16 May 2014 at 23:59 GMT.

The entry form must be submitted electronically (follow the instructions on screen). Entries submitted on CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, mail etc. will NOT be accepted.

Images must be in JPEG format. Maximum dimension is 1920 by 1080 pixels. Resolution 300 ppi. File naming is not necessary. The system will take care of that.

Payment of the entry fee can only be made using Pay Pal via the entry form. Payment in cash, by bank transfer or other means is NOT accepted.

Entries not complying with the conditions of entry will be disqualified.

Entries received without full payment of the entry fee will be disqualified.

Entries that fail to follow these instructions will be disqualified without refund of fees!

Entry fees

Main sections, Color and Mono
USD 35
One or two extra sections
USD 5 each


Common awards based on overall results in the competition

Best Norwegian author
Weekend for two persons at Thon Hotels in Norway. Value NOK 2000
Best author in competition
FIAP pin

The following awards (1 medal unless otherwise noted) will be given for each section:

1 PSA Gold Medal (Best in Show)
1 FIAP Gold Medal
1 UPI Gold Medal
1 Arctic Exhibition Gold Medal
1 PSA Silver Medal
1 FIAP Silver Medal
1 UPI Silver Medal
1 Arctic Exhibition Silver Medal
1 PSA Bronze Medal
1 FIAP Bronze Medal
1 UPI Bronze Medal
1 Arctic Exhibition Bronze Medal
1 BOFK medal for Chairmans choice
3 Artic Exhibition Silver Plaque
3 Artic Exhibition Bronze Plaque
1 NSFFgold medal to “best travel"
1 NSFF gold medal to “best action”
1 NSFFgold medal to “best landscape"
1 NSFF gold medal to “best nude”
1 NSFF cup to best Norwegian club
1 NSFF cup to best Norwegian photographer
3 PSA HM ribbons
3 FIAP HM ribbons
3 UPI HM ribbons

Please note that an image can receive only one of the above awards. NSFF medals may be awarded to previously awarded photos.

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