For the purposes of competitions, salons and specialist honours applications all images are divided into three categories i.e. Nature and Open and Photojournalism in each division (Prints, Projected Digital Images and Audio Visual).
The original image and all elements therein must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used. All actions in reaching the final presentation must be made by the photographer with the exclusion of film processing, unmanipulated commercial scanning and printing.
No images or parts of images downloaded from the internet or copied from any source whatsoever, may be used in work entered in any PSSA event, including any salon or honours application
Members are also reminded that when entering salons each image must have a unique name i.e. the name of an image must not be changed at any time as acceptances are based on the image name.
ANY EVENT CHOOSING TO RUN WITH ANY OF THE DEFINED CATEGORIES IN THIS DOCUMENT
MUST ABIDE BY THESE PSSA DEFINITIONS
• Salons and competitions may choose to have other sections as well and for these they may make their own definitions. However, the definitions must be clear and precise and disqualifications may not be made by subjective interpretation of the definitions.
• Disqualifications, in all instances, should only be made when the salon director or judges are 100% sure of their facts. In the case of sections such as Visual Art, Abstract etc., where the definitions themselves are subject to interpretation, no image should be disqualified.
• PSSA reserves the right to withhold or disqualify any image which is considered to infringe the common laws of decency and copyright. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
• Members are to be reminded that they should read the rules of all events very carefully as the rules may differ. This is more so on the international scene.