The Photo Society of Avila
Avila International Exhibition
 SMALL Monochrome Print Exhibition
Robert W. Ginn
Call: 404-790-1000

The 2017 Conditions of Entry For
Avila Exhibition Of Photography

This exhibition is open to anyone.  
Entries may be rejected if they don't conform to 
the exhibition rules, conditions, themes, or definitions.

1. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, in any Division.   An Entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.   There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific theme sections.

1. All entries must originate as photographs made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.   By submitting an entry the entrant certifies the work as his own.   The entrant permits Avila Exhibition to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication or display in media related to the exhibition.   This may include low resolution posting on a website.   Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced
or used “will not be eligible for medals” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.   The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be at least 5 x 7 inches but no larger than 8 1/2 x 12 inches.   Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant.   Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to PPD.

2. Each image must have a unique title no more than 35 characters. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames, or titles consisting of only numbers.   No title or identification of the makers shall be written anywhere on the face of an print.   ANY image, any duplicate of that image, or “near” dupe which was accepted in any previous Avila Exhibition must not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class.   Images may not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA recognized exhibition.

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, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

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. 

Awards and Judges!

The AVILA MONOCHROME Exhibition will attempt to accept between 25 and 30% of the prints entered per division! WE will also attempt, at the decision of the judges, to present 10% Honorable mentions of those accepted, and 3% of the accepted images will receive medals.   Additional there will be at least one medal per divisional section given in honor of the late Wade Clutton of St. Louis, Missouri, and it will be considered the runner-up to the Best of Show!

The final selections of who judges will be posted on the web site about 30 days before the closing!   As our judges are teachers they do not have their ‘timelines’ and availability as of today.   But all of the judges will be print makers. 

      Definition of themed sections in the Avila MONOCHROME Exhibition.

1.    Pictorial Print Division -  OPEN
              Undefined Subject Matter. 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. A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than                 one color  (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be in any color. 
2.     Pictorial Print Division -  'SCAPES.
               For subjects within the scope of what is considered to be a 'scape = Landscape, Seascape, City OR                any related "scapes" as you decide...
3.     Pictorial Print Division - NUDES  - -   The Dominant subject matter should be human subjects.
4.     Photojournalism - OPEN/GENERAL - - Any 'PJ' subject matter must be the dominate element!
​5.     Photojournalism - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - - Any image presenting the "issues" of the                 environments of man and his life, and the problems caused by mankind on our planet!
6.     Photojournalism - SPORTS - - All aspects of the 'sporting' worlds competitive contests where man is                 shown as the  active center of interest of the image. 

        If you have questions in the matters above you can always contact 
       the director for further information at
Entry Fees
$ 25 for one DIVISION
$ 35 for both DIVISIONS
You may enter any combination
 of sections, but the fees are at the above rates via DIVIASION!


Print Sizes

Maximum 8 1/2 x 12 inches
Minimum 5 x 7 inches

May be mounted on 
light weight board...
not to exceed 9 x 12 inches
2017 Judges

Our judges are experienced B/W Exhibitors and Printers,
and will be announced prior to the judging which will take place in Berkeley,  California.

Each section will award:

One PSA Best of Show
Three Judges Choice Medals
One Chairman's Choice Medal
HM Ribbons