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  • FIAP Gold Medals in all three Sections (Total 3 Gold Medals )
  • FIAP Silver Medals in all three Sections (Total 3 Silver Medals)
  • FIAP Bronze Medal in all three Sections (Total 3 Bronze Medals)
  • Six FIAP HM Ribbons in each Section (Total 18 HM Ribbons)
  • FIAP Best Entrant Award
  • PSA Best of Show Gold Medal in all three Sections (Total 3 Gold Medals)
  • PSA Three HM Ribbons in each Section (Total 9 HM Ribbons)
  • Three Tepantar Certificates of Merit in each Section ( Total 9 CM)
  • Tepantar Special Medals in Color Projected Image Division - Open (Section A - 3 Medals)
    1. Best Photo Journalism Entry
    2. Best Human Interest
    3. Best Candid Moment
  • Tepantar Special Medals in Photo Travel Projected Image Section (Section B - 2 Medals)
    1. Best Festive Moment
    2. Best Landscape
  • Tepantar Special Medals in Nature Open (Section C - 2 Medals)
    1. Best Action
    2. Bond of Love and Affection.

Total of 56 Awards to be won.


    1. Mr. Amitabha Sil - EFIAP, ARPS, Hon FIP, Hon FCOS, Hon FPSBP
    2. Mr. Joydip Mitra
    3. Mr. Sudip Roy Chowdhury - EFIAP
    1. Mr. Joydip Mitra
    2. Mr. Ashis Sanyal
    3. Mr. Sudip Roy Chowdhury - EFIAP
    1. Mr. Amitabha Sil - EFIAP, ARPS, Hon FIP, Hon FCOS, Hon FPSBP
    2. Mr. Swapan Mukherjee - EFIAP
    3. Dr. Debdas Bhuinya - EFIAP

Alternative Judge:   Mr. Barun Kumar Dutta


  • Submission of Entry Starts: 20th October,2013
  • Last Date of Submission: 3rd February,2014
  • Dates of Judging: 15th & 16th February,2014
  • Notification: 1st March,2014
  • Date of Online Exhibition: 24th March,2014 onward for 90 Days
  • Mailing of Catalogues & Awards : 18th April,2014
  • Date of Digital Exhibition : 10th & 11th May,2014


General: The exhibition is open to anyone, however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent , in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions. Minimum acceptances shall be 25%.
Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity)made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his 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 for any misuse of copyright.
Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and 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 photographic digital file.
Entries must be limited to not more than four digital images per section. An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging. Each image must have a unique title. The same image or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image may not be re- entered in any section of the same division of this salon regardless of format or title. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image.

Sections/Divisions: There will be three sections in the salon and entries in each of these sections will be judged by three separate panels of judges.

1. Color Projected Image Division-Open (Section A): The salon shall have open section for color digital images. Image files on any subject including creative or experimental can be submitted in this section.

2. Photo Travel Projected Image Section (Section B): A photo travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land ,its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.

3. Nature Open (Section C): 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 can be converted to grayscale monochrome. Infrared images are not allowed.

Digital Image Specification: Image file must be in JPEG format. Submit images with 72 dpi resolution and size 1024 Pixels on Larger side (Horizontal or Vertical). Image File Size must not exceed more than 1 MB. Please verify image specification to match with mentioned specification. That will help you upload images smoothly.

File Name Specification: File Name: Use block letter only. Mention section code (A, B, C) – Serial No. (1, 2, 3, 4) – First word of the title of the image.
For Example - If Mr. John Skim wishes to submit an image in section A, he will name the image file in the following manner; A – 1 – MAGIC (Suppose the title of the image is Magic Mountain)

Images Per Section : 04 maximum.

Digital Image Submissions: Digital images can be submitted online directly through our web site or as an attachment along with completed entry form to our email ID: salon2014@tepantar.org .The entry form is available on our website: www.tepantar.org/salon2014 from where it can be downloaded, filled up and can be submitted on our above mentioned email ID along with digital images. Entries will not be accepted on CD. Please make section-wise digital folders and put all 4 images of one section in that particular folder. Please use full title of the image in the Entry Form, as you want them to be printed in the catalogue.

Submission of the filled in entry form is mandatory if you send your images by email.


  1. Tepantar 1st International Salon has received recognition and patronage from both and for all the three sections of the Salon. FIAP & Procedures shall be followed in the matter of any dispute.
  2. Entry fees by foreign entrants must be paid by Pay Pal. Indian entrants can pay fees by multicity account payee cheque drawn in favour of Tepantar ( Salon Account). Please DO NOT send any cash currency, this is prohibited and will be confiscated by customs.
  3. Decision of judges shall be final.
  4. Titles of the images should not be unduly long. It should be within 30 Characters.
  5. Results shall be declared on our website and the notification will be sent to the entrants by email.
  6. Entries without appropriate entry fees shall not be judged and no correspondence will be made in this regard.
  7. Submission of entry implies the acceptance of the terms and conditions of the salon.

  9. For all overseas entrants: US $ 15 for the first section and additional US $ 10 for the second section & US $ 5 for the third section. (No cash currency).
    Euro € 12 for the first section and additional Euro € 7 for the second section & Euro € 4 for the third section. (No cash currency).
    Payment to be made by PayPal Account ID: annadamallick2@gmail.com.
    For Indian entrants: First section: Rs 200/- and Rs 100/- for each additional section. Payment to be made by multicity cheque drawn in favour of Tepantar (Salon Account)
  10. For the payment of the entry fee multicity account payee Cheque or the Bank Draft is to be issued in favour of Tepantar (Salon Account). Kindly Send the Cheque/Bank Draft by post to Mr. Annada Mallick, Salon Secretary, Benepukur, Bagbazar, P.O. - Chandannagar, Dist - Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA, PIN - 712136.
    For Bank Transfer through NEFT; Tepantar (Salon Account), Bank of Baroda, 1041 Chandannagar Branch, A/c No. 10410100020934, IFSC Code: BARB0CHAHOO.
    Details regarding NEFT Transfer must be mailed to Salon Chairman at salon2014@tepantar.org

If the participants are in need of any further clarifications regarding the rules and regulations of this salon, they are requested to e-mail their questions to the Salon Chairman: salon2014@tepantar.org


  • Salon Chairman: Mr. Subrata Roy Chowdhury , AFIAP

    Address : Bamunpara, P.O. - Khalisani, Dist - Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA, PIN : 712138.

    Phone : (+91) 94333 46434 | E-mail: salon2014@tepantar.org

  • Salon Secretary: Mr. Annada Mallick

    Address: Benepukur, Bagbazar, P.O. - Chandannagar, Dist - Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA, PIN - 712136.

    Phone : (+91)94328 02545 | Email : salon2014@tepantar.org

  • Salon Co-ordinator: Dr. Bhaskar Das

    Address: Gopalbag, P.O. - Chandannagar, Dist - Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA, PIN - 712136.

    Email : salon2014@tepantar.org

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