Sections and Awards

Projected Image Color Open
彩色数码公开组

Entrant could submit up to a maximum of 4 color digital images.
Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings.
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.

  • One (1) ICS award for Best of Section
    Awarded to photographer who garnered most points in this section
  • One (1) PSA Gold Medal
    Awarded to best photograph in this section
  • One (1) FIAP Gold Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Gold Medal
  • One (1) SPM Gold Medal
  • One (1) PSA Silver Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Silver Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Silver Medal
  • One (1) SPM Silver Medal
  • One (1) PSA Bronze Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Bronze Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Bronze Medal
  • One (1) SPM Bronze Medal
  • Ten (10) SPM Merit Award
  • Three (3) PSA HM Ribbons
  • Three (3) FIAP Ribbons
  • One (1) Sponsor Local Award (Local Best)

Photo Travel
旅游数码组

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 greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

  • One (1) ICS award for Best of Section
    Awarded to photographer who garnered most points in this section
  • One (1) PSA Gold Medal
    Awarded to best photograph in this section
  • One (1) FIAP Gold Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Gold Medal
  • One (1) SPM Gold Medal
  • One (1) PSA Silver Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Silver Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Silver Medal
  • One (1) SPM Silver Medal
  • One (1) PSA Bronze Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Bronze Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Bronze Medal
  • One (1) SPM Bronze Medal
  • Ten (10) SPM Merit Award
  • Three (3) PSA HM Ribbons
  • Three (3) FIAP Ribbons
  • One (1) Sponsor Local Award (Local Best)

Projected Image Monochrome Open
黑白数码公开组

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 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 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 in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
  • Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
  • Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the 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 the 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 greyscale 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.
  • One (1) ICS award for Best of Section
    Awarded to photographer who garnered most points in this section
  • One (1) PSA Gold Medal
    Awarded to best photograph in this section
  • One (1) FIAP Gold Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Gold Medal
  • One (1) SPM Gold Medal
  • One (1) PSA Silver Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Silver Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Silver Medal
  • One (1) SPM Silver Medal
  • One (1) PSA Bronze Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Bronze Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Bronze Medal
  • One (1) SPM Bronze Medal
  • Ten (10) SPM Merit Award
  • Three (3) PSA HM Ribbons
  • Three (3) FIAP Ribbons
  • One (1) Sponsor Local Award (Local Best)

Nature
彩色自然数码公开组

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 greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multitoning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

  • One (1) ICS award for Best of Section
    Awarded to photographer who garnered most points in this section
  • One (1) PSA Gold Medal
    Awarded to best photograph in this section
  • One (1) FIAP Gold Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Gold Medal
  • One (1) SPM Gold Medal
  • One (1) PSA Silver Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Silver Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Silver Medal
  • One (1) SPM Silver Medal
  • One (1) PSA Bronze Medal
  • One (1) FIAP Bronze Medal
  • Once (1) ICS Bronze Medal
  • One (1) SPM Bronze Medal
  • Ten (10) SPM Merit Award
  • Three (3) PSA HM Ribbons
  • Three (3) FIAP Ribbons
  • One (1) Sponsor Local Award (Local Best)