FAQ

Photographic Proficiency Distinction______________________________________________________________________________

1. What is requirement for A.SWAN - Associate SWAN?    
  • Applicant must obtained at least various (18) eighteen acceptances from at least (5)  five countries in which per country from per (4) four or (5) five continental: America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, within (1) one year period and count by calender year.
2. What is requirement for F.SWAN - Fellow SWAN?
  • Applicant must obtained at least various (50) fifty acceptances from at least (10) countries in which per country from per (4) four or five (5) continental: America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, within (2) years period and count by calender year.                                   
3. What is requirement for E.FMPA - Excellence Federation Multi-Cultural Photographic Art?
  • Applicant must obtained at least same category (50) fifty acceptances with (50) fifty different work/title from at least (5) five countries in which per country from per four (4) or five (5) continental: America, Asia, Europe, Africa, within (5) years or less time period and count by calender year.
4. What is requirement for L.USPA - Licentiate United States Photographic Alliance?
  • Applicant must submit a copy of *One Star PSA certificate for approval this L.USPA distinction. 
5. What is requirement for A.USPA - Artist United States Photographic Alliance? 
  • Applicant must submit an art work portfolio consisting of 12 works of color, or monochrome, or digital files to the independent honors committee appointed by board directors for evaluation.
6. What is requirement for E.USPA - Excelence United States Photographic Alliance?
  • Applicant must submit an art work portfolio consisting of 18 works of color, or monochrome, or digital files to the independent honors committee appointed by board directors for evaluation.
7. What is requirement for M.USPA - Master United States Photographic Alliance?
  • Applicant must submit an art work portfolio consisting of 25 works same category of color, or monochrome, or digital files to the independent honors committee appointed by founder and/or board directors for evaluation.
8. What is the routing of evaluation and examination for A.ICS and F.ICS and Master ICS photographic proficiency distinction?
  • Applicant for such distinction: A.ICS and F.ICS and Master ICS are examined and evaluated to acceptable award standard successful elected candidate by the (7) seven group independent ICS international honors committee consisting of Romania, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore/Malaysia, India, Pakistan and US, and others, or of eminent personalities designated annually by the board and/or founder.
9. What is distinction process flow during evaluation?
  • Applicant submitted portfolio shall be examined and evaluated as flow process by electronic filing or CD shall be transited to (7) seven overseas committee as same as time. 
10. How many member in per honors committee?
  • Per honors committee consisting of five members.
11. How many vote of (7) seven committee will be approval for A.ICS and F.ICS distinction?
  • Five (5) of Seven vote for approval title: A.ICS
  • Six (6) of Seven vote for approval title: F.ICS
12. What award if an applicant A.ICS successful seven (7) vote?
  • Absolutely, the founder and board directors will honor he/she a F.ICS distinction, instead of A.ICS.
13. Does applicant able to know about each committee member's name in per country appointed?
  • No, To ensure the complete independence of the seven (7) honor committees, the names of its members from seven (7) countries appointed by founder-chairman board of directors are not published.
14. How successful candidate duly elected title receive his/hers certificate?
  • Candidate will receive honor certificate either by post or by electronic filing.
15. Who will signature on the certificate?
  • The founder signature on certificate, and/or the head of per seven (7) honor committee members will signature on certificate.
16. How about the seal of the society on certificate?
  • Per title of distinction level will be patched a seal of the society in different color to indicate its distinction level for Associate ICS or Fellow ICS.
17. Is the candidate able to download print his/hers own honor certificate?
  • No, There is the one and only one of overseas ICS honorary life representative or country representative ICS is authorized to download and print certificate in order to present to the recipient. In the case of country there is no ICS CR, the certificate will mail from ICS US office to recipient.
18. What is the portfolio ICS distinction award standard?
  • Standard based on candidate's knowledge present a photograph.
  • Per realistic photograph with dynamic range of color and so on... with high degree of pictorial quality.
  • The story telling great value in per photograph based on aesthetic theories of the imitationalism, formalism and emotionalism.
  • Lighting technique for interpretation to identify the expressive qualities per photograph.
19. Can candidate submit a mixed art work portfolio of color and monochrome together?
  • No. Applicant submits the art works portfolio only one color or monochrome section.
20. Can candidate submit the art works portfolio in series of a story?
  • Yes.
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