DISTINCTIONS REGULATION OF ICS & AFFILIATED SOCIETIES

                                                                                                                      
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Image Colleague Society "ICS"
Founded by Tony Le Kim Thuan APSA HonEFIAP HonFICS 

ICS DISTINCTION
General rules for the following distinction titles are governed by the regulation of constitution and by-law of ICS

For photographic portfolio achievement distinction: ASSOCIATESHIP (A.ICS) - FELLOWSHIP (F.ICS) - MASTER (M.ICS) - MASTER LEVELS (M.ICS/B/S/G/) 

For exhibition proficiency distinction: BEST PHOTOGRAPHER (BP.ICS) - GRAND MASTER (GM.ICS) - GRAND WORLD PHOTOGRAPHER (GWP.ICS) - SAFIIRI (ICS.SAFIIRI) 

For exhibitor achievement distinction: HONORARY EXHIBITOR (HON.EICS)

For photographic service distinction: HONORARY PROMOTER INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY (HON.PIPICS) - HONORARY FELLOWSHIP (HON.FICS)

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Photographic work for 
ASSOCIATESHIP and FELLOWSHIP and MASTER and MASTER LEVELS application consisting of 3 divisions:

A. Monochrome Prints - B. Color Prints - C. Digital Image (Color or Mono, NOT a mixture of Color and Mono)

Election of ASSOCIATES and FELLOWS and MASTER twice each year - and MASTER LEVELS sequence levels any time.


 CLOSING DATE: MARCH 1ST, and OCTOBER 1ST, EACH YEAR 


PHOTOGRAPHIC ACHIEVEMENT DISTINCTION
         
ASSOCIATES and FELLOWS and MASTER candidates shall submit their works and application forms and fees to the Honors Committee, and the final decision on all applications by the Board of Directors of the Society of ICS International.

All AICS - FICS - MASTER honors are permanent unless revoked by the Society. Recipients of the AICS, FICS, MASTER honors may use these honors after their names for the indication of the honors.

AICS - ASSOCIATESHIP APPLICATION
Overseas Life Members (US Active Member) who have met their obligation and requirements of this honor may apply the ASSOCIATE (Overseas Regular Members must became life members prior to the application of the Associateship).

ASSOCIATESHIP "AICS" candidate must submit a coherent portfolio topic with a specific introduction about his/her submitted for examination images.
Twelve (12) Monochrome prints, or 12 color prints, size 11 x 14 or 16 x 20 inches, mounting unnecessary, for the application of Associateship; or 
Twelve (12) Color slides, 35mm format, or medium format, or
Twelve (12) images file burned in CD Rom, or
Twelve (12) images  (Color or Mono, NOT a mixture of Color and Mono) digital file size either vertical or horizontal format the longest side length must: 2000 x 1333 - 300 dpi  jpg via email for application of Associateship. Images should be numbered 1 - 12 in the sequence they presented to jury.

FICS - FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
Overseas Life Members (US Active Members) who have elected ASSOCIATES for at least one year and have met their obligation and these honor requirements may apply for the FELLOWSHIP. 

Overseas Regular Members, who have elected ASSOCIATES at least for one years and have met their obligation and these honor requirements may apply for FELLOWSHIP.

FELLOWSHIP "FICS" candidate must submit a coherent portfolio topic with a specific introduction about his/her submitted for examination images.
Eighteen (18) Monochrome prints or 18 Color prints, size 11 x 14 or 16 x 20 inches, mounting unnecessary, for the application of Fellowship; or 
Eighteen (18) Color slides, 35mm format, or medium format, or
Eighteen (18) images file burned in CD Rom, or.
Eighteen (18) images (Color or Mono, NOT a mixture of Color and Mono) digital file size either vertical or horizontal format the longest side length must: 2000 x 1333 - 300 dpi  jpg via email for application of Fellowship. 
Images should be numbered 1 - 18 in the sequence they presented to jury. 

ICS - MASTER APPLICATION
MASTER "MICS" candidate must submit a portfolio of 25 works in specific subjects required for master level including images category:

*Five Picture (5) of Portraiture - *Five (5) Picture of Documentary - *Five (5) Picture of Sport *Five (5) Picture of Nature - *Five (5) of Cityscape.
As alternative applicant can submit a portfolio of 25 images numbered from 1 to 25 (black and white prints or colour prints). A portfolio-style of presentation is required. 
The collection must be coherent from its conception to its realization and presentation. 

Candidate can be applied sequence distinction MICS LEVELS any time.

ICS LEVELS - MASTER LEVELS APPLICATION 
MASTER "MICSb" - Master ICS/bronze candidate must submit a portfolio of (15) fifteen works in ABSTRACT IMAGES with its realization and presentation.
MASTER "MICSs" - Master ICS/silver candidate must submit a portfolio of (15) fifteen works in PORTRAIT IMAGES with (1) one image obtained (5) five awards of PSA, FIAP, ICS. 
MASTER "MICSg" - Master ICS/gold candidate must submit a portfolio of (15) fifteen works in STREET LIFE IMAGES with (2) two images, per title obtained (5) five awards of PSA
or FIAP or ICS.          

HON.EICS - HONORARY EXHIBITOR APPLICATION
The Hon.EICS, Honorary Exhibitor of The Image Colleague Society International title is highest honor exhibitor achievement distinction of the Society. 
For those who have ten (10) images with per title obtained five (5) awards of either PSA or FIAP or ICS.


PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION PROFICIENCY DISTINCTION

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER  -  
GRAND MASTER - SAFIIRI
 
(application consisting of dossier / listing accepatances
 included salon PSA FIAP ICS patronage number)


BP.ICS - BEST PHOTOGRAPHER APPLICATION
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER "BPICS" candidate must submit a dossier / listing of (2000) *two thousand acceptances including (500) *five hundred difference art-work and (100) *one hundred awards 
under ICS or PSA or FIAP salon patronage.

GM.ICS - GRAND MASTER APPLICATION
GRAND MASTER "GMICS" candidate must submit a dossier / listing of (3000) three thousand acceptances under ICS or PSA or FIAP salon patronage.

ICS.SAFIIRI - SAFIIRI APPLICATION
ICS.SafiiriI candidate must submit a dossier / listing of (6000) six thousand acceptances with (5) five new gold medal within (1) one year under ICS or PSA or FIAP salon patronage.


ONLY TWICE PER YEAR CAN BE APPLIED AND IN THE ABOVE SEQUENCE

Candidate of the GM.ICS and ICS.SAFIIRI must obtain the previous profficiency distinction before apply for next level 
Recipients of the BP.ICS and GM.ICS and GWP.ICS and ICS/Safiiri honors may use these honors with MICS (Master ICS) are acumulative distinctions. 
A successful applicant has to put both after his/hers names for the indication of the honors. 

                                                                                                              GRAND WORLD EXHIBITION PROFICIENCY DISTINCTION
GRAND WORLD PHOTOGRAPHER
(This is is totally independent distinction that can be applied Only Twice Per Year when the below condition is satisfied)


GWP.ICS - GRAND WORLD PHOTOGRAPHER APPLICATION

Grand World Photographer "GWP.ICS" candidate must submit a dossier/listing of (5000) five thousand acceptances including (300) three hundred awards w/minimum (100) one hundred w/different ones. 

It can be applied by any World Photographer not necessary ICS member. It's not necessary to apply before any other distinction or other levels of proficiency distinctions


PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE DISTINCTION

HON.PIPICS - HONORARY PROMOTER INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY APPLICATION
The Hon.PIPICS, Honorary Promoter International Photography of The Image Colleague Society International title is highest honor of the Society for those who have positive great dedicated and promoted and contributed 
all phases for development ICS patronage service
, are *nominated with two endorsers

HON.FICS - HONORARY FELLOW APPLICATION
The Hon.FICS, Honorary Fellow of The Image Colleague Society International title is highest honor of the Society. For those who have great contributed and dedicated ICS, are *nominated with two endorsers
Upon proposition of the directory board, the ICS International can exceptionally nominate as lifelong honorary fellow member ICS” 
certain persons who have positive with great contributed all phases for development of ICS in international levels.
                                                                                                   ATTENTION                                                                                                 

In order to ensure the complete independence of the Honor Committee, the names of its members appointed by the Chairman Board of Directors are not published.

All applications for distinction are examined and evaluated to acceptable service standard and award applicable service certificate to successful elected candidates by 
ICS Honors Committee consisting of members of the directory board, or of eminent personalities designated by the Board. Simple majority take without appeal, and decisions.

All ICS distinctions are awarded for life. In case where the holder of a ICS distinction commits a serious offence against ICS, that distinction can be revoked or cancelled by the Directory Board. 
No appeal is the possible. 
In special cases of honors the ICS founder and/or president will make final decision.

Applicants make all bank check payable to the ICS or paypal acceptable. Application fee is not refundable whether the application is successful or not.
Candidates may mail all prints, color slides or digital images, together with application form toHon Life Chairman ICS & AFFILIATED Societies Honors Committee: Koh Kok Hwa 
E-mail: <koh45@hotmail.com>     



Federation of Multicultural Photographic Art "FMPA"
Founded by Hon Patron Wellington Lee HonFPSA HonFRPS HonEFIAP and Tony Le Kim Thuan HonEFIAP HonFICS APSA
 

FMPA DISTINCTION
(Candidate May Apply Sequence FMPA Distinction Any Time - No Limited Time)
For all affiliated societies of USPA SWAN FMPA applicant must follow the sequence apply for the next level on approval of the previous level 

PHOTOGRAPHIC DISTINCTION AWARD
FMPA awards the following distinction titles to the successful photographic artists who have met obligation and requirements of the distinction titles.

Excellence Federation Multi-Cultural Photographic Art (EFMPA)
Applicant who has 100 images accepted with 50 different titles, within a maximum of two years, in at least 50 different international salons of 15 different countries 
under ICS or PSA or FIAP salon patronageincluding 10 AWARDS in 10 countries with 10 images.

Master Federation Multi-Cultural Photographic Art (MFMPA)
Applicant must submit a portfolio of 25 works consist of 5 portrait, 5 documentary, 5 sport, 5 photo daily life in city and in village, 5 nature. 
Applicant may submit a mixed color and black-and-white portfolio. A portfolio-style of presentation is required and must coherent from its conception to its realization and presentation. 
Image 
digital file size either vertical or horizontal format the longest side length must: 2000 x 1333 - 300 dpi  jpg

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES AWARD
Honorary Excellence Federation Multicultural Photographic Art (Hon.E.FMPA)

Hon.EFMPA is the highest service distinction of FMPA. FMPA awards the distinction title to those whose have judged international salon at least:

  • 10 times at the same club, or
  • five times at different clubs by invitation, or
  • chairman of international exhibition at least five times

The salons must be recognized by Photographic Society of America and/or Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique and/or Image Colleague Society, International. 
Potential c
andidates must submit the application outlined the photographic services record or judging service must note the name of salon, year, and patronage number. 
Personal photographic achievement is not the weight of such title.

APPLICATION
Candidate for FMPA distinction application, please email to: info@icsphoto.us or chairman of distinction service: koh45@hotmail.com for further instruction. FMPA distinction is as in ICS distinction.

FEE
See fee table attach below.

NOTE
  • For ICS distinctions - Follow the ONE year period for each level cause this is the main body
  • For all affiliated societies of USPASWANFMPA, applicant can apply for the next level on approval of the previous level (follow the sequence)
CONTACT
  • Hon Life Chairman ICS & AFFILIATED Societies Honors Committee: <Koh Kok Hwa <koh45@hotmail.com>


United States Photographic Alliance
Founded by Hon Patron Herb Gustafson HonPSA FPSA and Tony Le Kim Thuan HonEFIAP HonFICS

USPA DISTINCTION
(Candidate May Apply Sequence USPA Distinction Any Time - No Limited Time)

For all affiliated societies of USPA SWAN FMPA applicant must follow the sequence apply for the next level on approval of the previous level 

USPA AWARDS PROGRAMS
For those who, by their artistic work, by their photographic achievements know as photographic artists; have contributed and dedicated to USPA or for exceptional and valued service to international photography in general. 
The United States Photographic Alliance has created high standards of photography principally through the awards of its own recognize and prestige photographic distinctions to those who success it.

PHOTOGRAPHIC DISTINCTION 

L.USPA - Licentiateship USPA        =          50 different acceptances in international photo contest patronage by FIAP or PSA or ICS from at least (10) different countries including 
                                                                    3 AWARDS in 3 countries with 3 different images.

A.USPA - Artist USPA                      =          Portfolio of 12 images with coherence and unity in digital file size either vertical or horizontal format the longest side length must: 
                                                                     2000 x 1333 - 300 dpi  jpg via email.
  

E.USPA - Excellence
  USPA
            =          Portfolio 18 images with coherence and unity in digital file size either vertical or horizontal format the longest side length must: 
                                                                     2000 x 1333 - 300 dpi jpg via email.

M.USPA - Master USPA  
                 =          Portfolio  25 images with coherence and unity in digital file size either vertical or horizontal format the longest side length must: 
                                                                     2000 x 1333 - 300 dpi  jpg via email.

Images should be numbered 1-12 or 1-18 or 1-25 as appropriate distinction, in the sequence they presented to jury.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants for L.USPA must submit a list of acceptances indicated salons and ICS or FIAP or PSA patronage number. One distinction can be applied any timer following the above sequence.

DISTINCTION AWARDS
Certificates designating appropriate USPA photographic distinction levels shall be awarded to successful candidates and international salon exhibitors. Recipients of the Master USPA distinction may secure “Crystal Plaque” 
if candidate place in order at additional cost. 
Distinction recipients may append after their names the initials of the applicable honor.

SERVICE DISTINCTION

ES.USPA – Excellence Service USPA

The ESUSPAExcellence Service United States Photographic Alliance title is the federation honor level, choice for the exceptional excellence services rendered to USPA, certain person who have positive with 
great contributed to develop USPA are nominated with two endorsers.

Hon.E.USPA – Honorary Excellence USPA 

The Hon.EUSPAHonorary Excellence of United States Photographic Alliance title is highest honor of federation. For those who have great contributed and dedicated USPA, are nominated with two endorsers.

Upon proposition of the directory board, the USPA can exceptionally nominate as lifelong “honorary excellence member USPA” certain persons who have positive with great contributed 
all phases for development of USPA in international levels.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Only photographic organization and individual member affiliated USPA can propose their members, or by himself as candidates for distinctions. 
A copy of the service honor certificates by candidates holding service honors in FIAP, PSA, ICS; or national; or regional photographic organizations in other countries awarding service distinctions is mandatory with the pplication. 
Un-honored members must submit a complete record of service provided to the photographic art covering: offices and post held, judging, lecturing, writing, and editing, plus elements of community services, and especially of a photographic nature has performed the development of FIAP activities in applicant’s country is mandatory.

Endorsement signature only required.

In order to qualify the high honor ESUSPA title, applicant must obtained photographic service rendered for at least TEN YEARS minimum and current active in the photo arts.
For the highest honor Hon.EUSPA title of federation, applicant must obtained at least FIFTEEN YEARS exceptional service plus photographic achievements and currently active in 
the international photo arts community. 

Distinction recipients may append after their names the initials of the applicable honor. All application should be made on forms conforming to the models indicated by USPA. 
No discrimination is made between the candidates, amateurs or professional photographers. No ages limit is imposed. The final decision whether or not a USPA distinction is awarded belongs to USPA. 

All applications for distinction are examined and evaluated to acceptable service standard and award applicable service certificate 
to successful elected candidates by USPA Honors Committee consisting of members of the directory board, or of eminent personalities designated by the Board. Simple majority take without appeal, and decisions.

In order to ensure the complete independence of the Honor Committee, the names of its members appointed by the Chairman Board of Directors are not published. 
Recipients of the Hon.EUSPA distinction may procure a “Crystal Plaque” at additional cost. 

All USPA distinctions are awarded for life. 
In case where the holder of a USPA distinction commits a serious offence against USPA, that distinction can be revoked or cancelled by the Directory Board. 
No appeal is the possible. In special cases of honors the USPA founder and/or president will make final decision.

APPLICANT
USPA application is as in ICS distinctionCandidate for the USPA distinction application, please email or write to:   United States Photographic Alliance

CONTACT

  • Hon Life Chairman ICS & AFFILIATED Societies Honors Committee: <Koh Kok Hwa <koh45@hotmail.com>


 
Swan Photo Club International
 Founded by Hon Patron Tony Le Kim Thuan APSA HonEFIAP

SWAN

(Candidate May Apply Sequence SWAN Distinction Any Time - No Limited Time)
For all affiliated societies of USPA SWAN FMPA applicant must follow the sequence apply for the next level on approval of the previous level 

DISTINCTION AWARDS PROGRAM

PHOTOGRAPHIC DISTINCTION APPLICATION 

Applicants for SWAN distinction waive membership fee.

SWAN distinctions are awarded upon verification and approval by the SWAN Honors Committee on successful applications containing specific outlined material applicable to 
*photographic achievement and/or photographic records of the applicants.

ASSOCIATESHIP (ASWAN)
Candidates must obtained at least (50) *fifty acceptances with (25) *twenty five different titles in international photo contests patronaged by FIAP or PSA or ICS from at least (10) 
*ten different countries within *one-year period; and have met their obligation and these honor requirements, may apply for the ASSOCIATE.

FELLOWSHIP (FSWAN)
The holder of ASWAN *only eligible to apply for FSWAN. Candidates must obtained at least (100) *one hundred acceptances with (50) *fifty different titles in international photo contests recognized by 
FIAP PSA ICS, at least (20) 
*twenty different countries within *two-year period, and have met their obligation and these honor requirements, may apply for the FELLOW.

MASTER (MSWAN)
Candidate must submit a *portfolio of 25 images numbered from 1 to 25 - black and white prints or colour prints or 
digital file size either vertical or horizontal format the longest side length must: 2000 x 1333 - 300 dpi  jpg. 

A portfolio-style of presentation is required. This collection must be coherent from its conception to its realization and presentation.

*Distinction fee: Contact ICS for advise as application below.

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP OF SWAN PHOTO CLUB (HON.F.SWAN)

Hon.FSWAN is the highest covet service distinction. Honorary founder’s award to those whose have judged international salon at least:

  • five times at different clubs by invitation, 
    or
  • chairman committee of international exhibition at least five times; 
    or
  • For those who have great contributed and dedicated SWAN, are *nominated with two endorsersUpon proposition of the directory board, the SWAN International 
    can exceptionally nominate as lifelong
     honorary fellow member SWAN” certain persons who have positive with great contributed all phases for development of SWAN in international levels.

Recipients of the A.SWAN and F.SWAN and M.SWAN Hon.F.SWAN honors may use these honors after their names for the indication of the honors. 

APPLICATION
All information submitted by applicant will be verified by SWAN Honors Committee. All dossiers application must note:

·         the NAME of SALON.
·         YEAR, and
·         FIAP PSA patronage number for SWAN administrative verification. 

Contact SWAN for instruction and service fee: info@icsphoto.us  or chairman of distinction service koh45@hotmail.com

SWAN application is as in ICS distinction

CONTACT
  • Hon Life Chairman ICS & AFFILIATED Societies Honors Committee: <Koh Kok Hwa <koh45@hotmail.com>
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