3rd Lion City International Salon 2018

A FIAP Blue Badge will be awarded to the author who achieve the highest number of acceptances. will be awarded for the entrant with the highest number of points from the various sections in one Salon. In case of a tie, the exhibitor who wins more awards shall be declared the recipient. Entrants are encouraged to submit entries for all the sections.
The Jury will assign 175 awards + FIAP Blue Badge. The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards.

- There are six sections, all digital:
  1. COLOR OPEN (color digital) FIAP, GPU and PSA PID-C
  2. MONOCHROME OPEN (monochrome digital) FIAP, GPU and PSA PID-M
  3. LIFE (color/monochrome digital) FIAP, GPU and PSA PID-C
  4. ACTION (color/monochrome digital) FIAP, GPU and PSA PID-C
  5. NATURE (color/monochrome digital) FIAP, GPU and PSA ND
  6. TRAVEL (color/monochrome digital) FIAP, GPU and PSA PTD

Entry Fees and Payment Methods
Participating 1, 2, & 3 sections 4, 5 & 6 sections
Singapore Citizen / Permanent Resident S $25.00 S $30.00
Overseas Participant US $20.00 US $25.00
PSS Local Members S $20.00 S $25.00
PSS Overseas Members US $10.00 US $12.50

  • Entries not accompanied by the entry fee will not be judged and will be considered disqualified.
  • Cheque or bank draft will not be accepted. Entrants are encouraged to submit fee by “PAYPAL”, cash payment must be paid in US/Singapore dollars to our club house, the Organizer does not take any responsibility for cash sent by postal services.
  • Any registered photographic society or club which has more than 6 of its members participating, with each member participating in at least TWO sections or more and submitting jointly can apply to the Organizer for a special 10% group discount.

All entries and correspondence are to be addressed to:-
The Photographic Society of Singapore
Mr Jack Goh
Chairman, 3rd LCIS
30 Selegie Road, Selegie Art Centre,
Singapore 188351, Republic of Singapore

For enquiries, please email to : chairman@lcis.sg

Awards for each section:

  • PSS Gold Medal X1
  • FIAP Gold Medal X1
  • PSA Gold Medal X1
  • GPU Gold Medal X1
  • PSS Silver Medal X2
  • PSA Silver Medal X1
  • PSS Bronze Medal X3
  • PSA Bronze Medal X1
  • PSS Honor Mention Ribbon X8
  • FIAP Honor Mention Ribbon X6
  • PSA Honor Mention Ribbon X2
  • GPU Honor Mention Ribbon X2

Conditions of Entry


Lion City International Salon (“LCIS”) is open to all photo enthusiasts; however, an entry may be rejected when The Photographic Society of Singapore (“PSS” or “the Organizer”) in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

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 (aliases are not permitted). The entrant 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. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” 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. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

  1. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.

  • If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.
  • In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:
    1. the images are the original work of the entrant and
    2. the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
  • These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations. PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.
  • With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

Definitions of Travel (Colour/Monochrome)

  • 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Definitions of Nature (Color/Monochrome)

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.

Definitions of black and white photography (Monochrome)

  • 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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale 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
  • A black and white work toned entirely in a single color, will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon held under PSA and FIAP patronage.
  • On the other hand, a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one color becomes a color work (polychrome) and will stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon held under PSA and FIAP patronage.

Submission of entries

  • On-Line Entry: Entrants are to submit their entries through on-line submission at www.lcis.sg
  • All entries must be in JPG file format.
  • Maximum image width (horizontal) is 1920 pixels, Maximum image height (vertical) is 1080 pixels.
  • The entry will be displayed on Sony Bravia HDTV - 1920 x 1080 pixels. Smaller images are permitted but will be projected smaller on screen.
  • File size maximum is 3 MB.
  • Images must not have any borders or signatures; images are being judged on black background and exhibited on black/gray background.
  • File name should be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. File name should be the artwork name. Example: sunrise.jpg
  • Each entrant may submit work in all 6 sections, up to 4 entries per section.
  • An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for each section.
  • The judging of the photos will be through Full HDTV screens.
  • The images EXIF details for Nature Section must be intact for the images to be qualified for awards.
  • Late entries shall not be judged.
  • Entrant MUST NOT submit the same entry in other sections.
  • The decision of the Organizer is final. No appeal shall be entertained.
  • The submission of entries signifies the entrant’s acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.
  • The Organizer shall not be held responsible for any entry which is lost or damaged.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to reproduce images for digital catalogue and any other publicity purposes.
  • There are SIX separate Sections - ALL PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE - Monochrome Open (PID-M), Color Open (PID-C), Theme: Life (PID-C), Theme: Action (PID-C), Nature (ND) and Photo Travel (PTD).

File Name

  • File name should be in English, as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). Only English letters (a-z) are allowed.

Awards and Acceptances

  • This Salon is conducted in accordance with FIAP, PSA and GPU regulations. Acceptances and awards will be taken into account for the PSA Star Ratings, Who’s who in PSA, Honor list and credited towards the PSS, FIAP, PSA and GPU distinctions.
  • Winning entries will be uploaded in the LCIS Website www.lcis.sg after judging. Notifications and score cards will be sent by email, entrants may download them from LCIS website.


  • On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue.
  • Further details and Conditions of Entry will be posted and can be downloaded from www.lcis.sg

Exhibition Distinctions

The distinctions are open for application when an Exhibitor from LCIS or SIPA (Singapore International Photography Awards) start with year 2014 has met the rules and conditions as described below:-

  1. Bronze Exhibitor level - BEPSS
    Beginning from 2014, any Exhibitor(s) who had accumulated a total of 10 acceptances from LCIS/SIPA exhibitions are eligible to apply for the BRONZE level BEPSS distinction. Exhibitors may use acceptances obtained from any sections in SIPA. In other words, combine acceptances achieved from PPD, PID-C, PIDM, ND, PTD and/or PJD. Any previously accepted image(s) from former SIPA exhibitions must not be used.
  2. Silver Exhibitor level - SEPSS
    Any BEPSS title holder(s) may apply for the SEPSS distinction when the Exhibitor(s) have accumulated another 20 acceptances in LCIS/SIPA exhibitions. A total of 30 LCIS/SIPA acceptances are required for the SILVER level. The rules and conditions for application for Bronze level shall apply and Exhibitors must hold the BEPSS for a period of 1 year before they may apply.
  3. Gold Exhibitor level - GEPSS
    Holders of SEPSS may apply for the GEPSS distinction when the Exhibitor(s) have accumulated another 30 acceptances from LCIS/SIPA exhibitions. A total of 60 acceptances are required for GOLD level. The GEPSS is our highest order of recognition given to Exhibitors.

The general rules and conditions for application of Bronze and Silver levels shall apply and Exhibitors must hold the SEPSS for a period of 1 year before the Exhibitor(s) may apply for the GEPSS.

When an Exhibitor is qualified to apply, he/she is required to prepare a spreadsheet using MS Excel indicating the (a) Year, (b) Section and (c) Title of the acceptances. The spreadsheet should be submitted together with an application form to PSS along with an application fee of SGD40. The applicant should be an active member of PSS at the time of application.

All successful applications will received a formal certificate along with a high quality medal accompanying the distinction.

For more details, kindly email the Salon Chairman at chairman@lcis.sg.

The complete Conditions of Entry can be found here.


Calender of Events

Closing Date 3 April 2018
Judging 14 - 15 April 2018
Mailing Notification Cards 25 April 2018
Exhibition Date (Slides Show) 9 - 12 June 2018
On-Line PDF Exhibition Catalogue and Awards Send Out 25 June 2018

Exhibition will be held at The Photographic Society of Singapore at 30 Selegie Road, Selegie Art Centre, Singapore 188351 from 9 June 2018 to 12 June 2018.