Salon Details


About 2017

The conditions of entry to the Salon are published on this website.   You will be asked to formally agree to the conditions upon entry.

The 2017 North Shore National Salon of Photography has eight categories:

1.Open:Any subject or style of print - in colour or monochrome.
2.Impressionist:A style that conveys the feeling or mood; a general impression, or suggestion of a scene rather than a literal representation; usually lacking in detail, impressionist images may emphasise colour over line and are often soft and dreamy. However, it is important that the image does convey the impression of an actual scene, no matter how imaginary. If you have to ask yourself "what is it?", it is not impressionist, it is abstract.
3.'scapes:Any of the 'scapes - landscape, seascape, cityscape etc. You may emphasise some aspect of your 'scape, but it is important that the 'scape does not become just a background.
4.People:Your main subject should be a person or group of people - not necessarily a portrait, but one or more human beings should be the focus of your picture.
5.Open:Any subject or style of image - in colour or monochrome.
6.Abstract:An abstract photograph seeks to communicate the intangible by means of shape, form, colour, pattern, curves and texture, and does not have an immediate association with the object world. The viewer is often unable to see the whole object and perhaps only knows the essence of the image subject or understand it by what is implied. "Here’s the acid test: If you look at a photo and there’s a voice inside you that says 'What is it?'….Well, there you go. It’s an abstract photograph." (John Suler).
7.Action:Action photography implies not just movement, but some purposeful happening by or between people and/or animals.
8.Street Photography:The sky's the limit - just so long as whatever you photograph is in or on a town road.
The following awards are awarded in each category: Gold Silver and Bronze medals, Honours, Highly Commended and Acceptance. 
In addtion, The Salon Trophy is awarded to the best overall image chosen from the Gold awards.


The major events in the Salon's schedule for 2017 are as follows:

Fri 31 March Entries Open for 2017 Salon
Fri 28 April Closing date for entries
Sat 20 May Salon Judging Day
Sun 21 May Results presented on North Shore Salon Website
Sat 17 to Thu 29 June Exhibition of Salon prints and digital winning entries at Mairangi Bay Arts Centre
Mon 19 June Presentation to gold-medal winners and audio-visual presentation of winning entries at the North Shore Photographic Society's "At Home" evening, Mairangi Bay Arts Centre
Mon 24 July Publication of the Salon's 2017 Catalogue