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TSA Photo Salon Rules

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  1. Print

  2. Digital

Entry requirements

Each photographer is limited to 2 entries.

Prints must measure at least 8 x 10 inches, but not larger than 20 x 24 inches. All entries must be mounted, but not framed. They may be matted at the discretion of the entrant. The prints title should appear either on the matte or on the mount directly below the print. The photographer must not be identified on the front of the matte or mount. (Note that if you plan to enter the same print in the NSS Print Salon, they require the title on the left and the photographers name on the right, or on a separate card measuring at least 2 x 3 but no larger than 3 x 4, so you may want to put the title on the left and leave room to add the photographers name later for the NSS salon.) Lettering should not exceed 0.25 inch in height. The photographers name and the entry number (assigned by the entrant see entry form) must be written on or attached to the back of the mount.

Digital files may be submitted in .JPG or .TIF format.  Be sure to include the entry number of each photo in its filename, and reference the filenames on your entry form.

You should bring your files to convention on a USB flash drive.  All entries must be received at the photo salon location by 10 a.m. on the Saturday of convention.  If you cannot bring your digital entries to the convention, e-mail the Photo Salon Coordinator to make other arrangements. Because of file-size limitations, please do not send any entries by e-mail.

NOTE: If you are entering in the print category, please also bring digital copies of your photos if at all possible, a USB flash drive.  We will be showing a digital slide show of photo salon entries during the awards presentation before the auction.

A completed entry form must accompany all entries. (The entry form will be available for download soon on the TSA website.

Entries must be delivered to the photo salon location by 10 a.m. on the Saturday of convention. If you are unable to bring your photos to convention, please e-mail the Photo Salon Coordinator to make arrangements to mail them.

Include a prepaid return mailer if you want your photos returned or pick up your entries before you leave the convention on Sunday.

Judging and prizes

Prize for Best of Show in each category, plus ribbons, awarded by a panel of judges.

There are a lot of people out there taking pictures in caves, and we hope to see an increase in entries for this year's photo salon. We've tried to make the rules as simple and easy as possible. Don't be afraid to enter. Almost everybody has at least one really good shot. Please take the time to let us see yours!