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Entry Rules 2015 OPS/ASCRS•ASOA Photographic Exhibit

 

ONLINE PREPARATION and SUBMISSION

• Online submission is open from August 13, 2014, to January 9, 2015. SUBMISSIONS CLOSED FOR 2015

• Go to https://ascrs.confex.com/ascrs/15am/cfp.cgi to submit a photograph entry. It is important to use a valid e-mail as all correspondence regarding the entry will be sent to this e-mail address. Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting. All information must be provided or the submission will not be considered for judging.


CATEGORIES

• Clinical Setting Photography

• Composite

• Corneal Endothelial Photography

• Cross Categories

• External Photography

• Fluorescein Angiography

• Fundus Photography, High Magnification, 20°

• Fundus Photography, Normal, 30°– 40°

• Fundus Photography, Wide Angle, 45°1

• Gonio Photography

• Gross Specimen Photography

• ICG Angiogram

• Instrumentation Photography

• Monochromatic Photography

• Optical Coherence Tomography

• Photo/Electron Micrography

• Slitlamp Photography

• Special Effects Photography

• Surgical Photography

• The Eye as Art

• Ultra-Widefield Imaging

 

Note: If you wish to submit an iris angiogram, please submit it in the "Fluorescein Angiography” category. Images of anterior segment lesions stained with fluorescein dye (HSV, abrasions, etc.) should be submitted in "Slitlamp Photography” category.  If you have a single retinal image with a field of view greater than 60 degrees, including color imaging, IVFA, ICG, FAF, etc., please use the "Ultra-Widefield Imaging" category.

JUDGING PANEL

A panel of judges will review entries. The judges panel will be composed of ASCRS ophthalmologists and OPS member photographers. Judges may not submit entries. The judges reserve the right to reassign images to different categories.

WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS

Winners will be listed in the final program and displayed in the OPS exhibit at the annual meeting. First, second, third, and honorable mention photographs will be selected in each category. Additionally, an overall Best in Show winner will be selected.
Note: You do not have to be an OPS member to submit photo entries. Meeting registration is not required.

ELIGIBILITY

Photographs that have not been displayed in previous OPS exhibits are eligible for entry.

RELEASES

Photographs revealing patient identity must be accompanied by a typewritten, signed, and witnessed photographic release. Photographs received without a release will be rendered ineligible.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

Individuals can submit up to 3 entries per category. A single entry can consist of more than 1 photograph (e.g., 4 photographs from the same angiogram, progression studies). Extra photographs will be arbitrarily eliminated.

QUALITY OF ENTRIES

Images which have obvious defects (poor focus, color imbalance, improper exposure, or significant artifacts) will not be accepted for judging. Stereo images which cannot be aligned to provide stereopsis will be rejected. If masking reduces artifacts, it is recommended that it be used. Recent work is encouraged.

FORMAT

8" x 10" (20 cm x 25.5 cm) or 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm) is encouraged. Prints in other sizes will be accepted if they can be mounted on an 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm) or 16" x 18" (40.5 cm x 46 cm) display board and still maintain an aesthetic appearance.

Multiple photographic print entries are acceptable in the following size combinations only:

two                8" x 10"     (20.0 cm x 25.5 cm)

two–four         5" x 7"       (12.5 cm x 17.5 cm)

two–six          4” x 5”       (10.0 cm x 12.5 cm)

Photomontages (multiple photographs affixed to each other) will not be accepted. A montage must be re-photographed/digitized, printed and submitted as a single photograph.

MOUNTING

Mounted photographs will not be accepted. Photographs accepted for display will be mounted at ASCRS’ expense. Mounting will be determined by ASCRS. All photographs will be trimmed slightly.

IDENTIFICATION

Make sure you label your submissions carefully. (Please, no labels on the backs of prints). Please do not use correction fluid. Photographs should be identified on the back, top-center, with a felt-tipped pen. Please print legibly and label the back, top-center, of each photograph with the following information exactly as it appears on the submission.

EXAMPLE

Full Name:   Chris J. Barry, FOPS
Practice or Institution:   Lions Eye Institute
City, State, Country:    Perth, WA, Australia
Print Title or Diagnosis:   Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Division Category:   Fluorescein Angiography

• Clinical photographs must be titled with diagnosis. The terms normal, probable, or unknown are
   acceptable.
• Entries will not be judged on the basis of an accurate diagnosis.
• Monochromatic photographs should be labeled with the wavelength used.
• Multiple photograph entries should indicate the intended order.
• Gross specimen photos should include final magnification with identification or contain a metric-scale.
• Photomicrographs must contain information on lighting or type of micrography (polarized, phase
   contrast, scanning electron, etc.) and the final photograph magnification.

MAILING

All photographs should be mailed to:

ASCRS OPS Submissions
4000 Legato Road, Suite 700
Fairfax, VA 22033, USA

Please package your entries carefully. All photographs must be entered online and received at the ASCRS office by January 9, 2015. Photographs received after this date run the risk of not being processed in time for judging.


RETURN OF ENTRIES and LIABILITY

Photographs will not be returned unless this is specifically requested. The request must accompany your printed photograph when you ship it to ASCRS. For requested returns: Photographs will be returned within 3 months of the annual meeting.  Every attempt will be made to protect the entries. ASCRS, OPS and the judging panel do not accept responsibility for loss or damage to entries.


QUESTIONS

Contact Jay A. Rostvold at ops@ascrs.org


CHECKLIST

Include full name, degrees (limit 2), address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address on submission.


Download an electronic copy of the OPS/ASCRS•ASOA 2015 Guide to Online Submissions HERE.

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