Exhibition of films and videos
DESCRIPTION: The Video Salon is a competition among producers of moving-image depictions related to caves, cavers, caving, and cave conservation/ restoration. Time permitting, all entries will be shown at the NSS Convention.
ENTRIES: This competition is open to anyone, amateur or professional, regardless of affiliation with caving organizations or attendance at the NSS Convention. Entries that have been exhibited in past Video Salons cannot be entered again. All entries must be entirely the work of the entrant, unless credit is included for any/all work of others that is used, indicating that permission has been obtained. All entries must be mailed to
CATEGORIES: Films and videos will be judged in a single category; the former Amateur and Professional. categories have been shelved due to the advances made in consumer camera and editing equipment. Entrants will compete for any number of Honorable Mentions (Green Ribbons) and Merit Awards (Blue Ribbons), and for a single "Best of Show" award (The Tom Zannes Award). Judging will occur prior to convention.
ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $5.00 for each entry. Please make checks payable to "David Socky" or by PayPal to "firstname.lastname@example.org." The entry fee is used to defray the cost of preparing the salon. If you wish your entry returned by mail, provide postage cost.
JUDGING: All entries will be judged prior to the NSS Convention by a panel of jurors who are cavers and experts in the field of videography. Entries will be judged on artistic merit, technical merit, impact, and appeal to cavers.RIGHTS AND CONDITIONS:
All entrants retain copyright and all moral and intellectual rights to their work. The NSS request(s) the following rights, which are optional. Indicate your agreement with any or all by marking the box(es) on the entry form.
The NSS may publish still images of this work on Web sites and in periodicals to announce the winners of this competition, for not more than one year.
The NSS may use the low-resolution excerpts (not to exceed 3 minutes) of this work shown during the NSS awards presentation on Web sites to announce the winners of this competition, for not more than four years.
The NSS may retain DVD copies of this work in its Audio-Visual Library for an indefinite period. These DVDs will be lent to NSS members for viewing at no charge.