AUTUMN CIRCUIT 2020

AUTUMN CIRCUIT 2020

PSA 2020-378

Entry Rules (pdf)

GENERAL CHAIRMAN

Slavoljub Kostic

Graničarska 3

19320 Kladovo

Serbia

photoclub.kladovo@gmail.com

SUBMISSION OF WORKS:

On line entry.

Conditions of entry and upload are available at the website:

http://photoclub-kladovo.com/

Or at the address:

Slavoljub Kostic

Graničarska 3

19320 Kladovo

Serbia

photoclub.kladovo@gmail.com

SECTIONS

A) OPEN COLOR (color digital) PSA PID Color

B) People (color or monochrome) PSA PID Color (Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings.)

C) OPEN MONOCHROME (monochrome digital) PSA PID Monochrome

D) NATURE (color/monochrome digital) PSA ND

Monochrome images may not be entered in PID color sections

Each photo can be presented in only one section. 

CLOSING DATE01. 11. 2020.

ENTRY FEE

25 euros all 4 sections

Possible ways of payment: PayPal transfer

The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

JURY MEMBERS

Kladovo:

Petar Sabol, MFIAP,EFIAP/D1,EPSA (Croatia)

Adela Rusu, EFIAP/s (Romania)

Krasi Bojanov (Bulgaria) 

Vidin:

Hadzi Miodrag Miladinovic – MFFSS, EFIAP/s (Serbia)

Velicka Todorova, AFIAP, (Bulgaria)

Bojan Ivanov (Bulgaria)

Pazardzhik:

Rasa Milojevic, MFFSS, ESFIAP, EFIAP/p

Aleksandar Ivanov, AFIAP, (Bulgaria)

Zoran Stojiljkovic, EFIAP, (Serbia)

Cuprija:

Ovi D. Pop, EFIAP/s (Romania)

Sasa Blagojevic, EFIAP, (Serbia)

Maja Stosic, KMFFSS, EFIAP (Serbia)

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively.  An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.  Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted).  The entrant permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.  Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image.

i. may not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

ii. may not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

iii. images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

iv. PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path

The target acceptance rate will be between 25% and 35% in each section.

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

If, at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a) the images are the original work of the entrant and

b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations

PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result

DATA PROTECTION

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public. Method of submitting entries and any specific format or title requirements.

SUBMITTING ENTRIES

Authors must fill out entry form and submit photos online.

Photos must be in JPG file format, Max. image width (horizontal) is 1920 pix.

Max. image height (vertical) is 1080 pix. in 300 dpi. compression 7-12, max 2Mb.

Following the instructions on  http://photoclub-kladovo.com/

In order to participate in the “KLADOVO AUTUMN CIRCUIT 2020”, the authors apply with monochrome and color photos.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class. The maximum dimensions 1920 pixels horizontal x 1080 vertical, 300 dpi JPG compressions 7-10. The maximum total size must not exceed 2 megabytes. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

VOX LED 43ADS553B Full HD 43, 1920×1080 will be used to display the images to the judges.

All information about form or submitting entries may be obtained at:

photoclub.kladovo@gmail.com

No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers. Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:
i. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.

CALENDAR

Closing date: 01.11.2020.

Judging: 15.11.2020.

Notification: 25.11.2020. http://photoclub-kladovo.com/

Sending of awards and catalog posting at web site: 25.01.2021.

CATALOG

PDF Downloadable from web site by exhibitors.

EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS

Kladovo: 08.12.2020. and 15.12.2020.

Vidin: 08.12.2020. and 15.12.2020.

Pazardzhik: 08.12.2020. and 15.12.2020.

Cuprija: 08.12.2020. and 15.12.2020. 

ADDRESSES

Kladovo: Graničarska 3, 19320 Kladovo, Serbia

Vidin: Vladikina No4, 3700 Vidin, Bulgaria

Pazardzhik: VI Art Foundation, Bulgaria, 4400 Pazardzhik, 57 Bulgaria str.

Cuprija: 13.Oktobar 7, 35230 Cuprija

Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a high resolution W6000 Full HD projector in 1920×1080 pix.

NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form.  If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted.

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section.

Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.

VOX LED 43ADS553B Full HD 43, 1920×1080 will be used to display the images to the judges.

Images may not be changed by the exhibition prior to or during judging.

Images may not be changed by the exhibition’s equipment prior to or during judging. This includes resizing of images either smaller or larger or changing the aspect ratio of the original image to “Fit to screen” or to “Fill screen” by HDTV equipment.

DEFINITIONS

1. Monochrome Definition for PID monochrome

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)  A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

2. Nature Definition

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation.

The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality

Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.

Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.

Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.

Stitched images are not permitted.

Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.

Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter.  This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

PSA ADDITION to the joint FIAP/PSA rules

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times. 

The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph.

This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in Nature competitions. Judges are warned not to reward them

AWARDS

Kladovo:

PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)

SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

DIPA Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

6 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

6 DIPA honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

Vidin:

PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)

SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

DIPA Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

6 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

6 DIPA honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

Pazardzhik:

PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)

SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

DIPA Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

6 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

6 DIPA honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

Cuprija:

PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)

SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

DIPA Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)

6 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

6 DIPA honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. Each author can receive only one award in each of the section. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

LICENCE AGREEMENT

By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies legal Age, and own all rights to these images, including copyright or parents or guardians gives permission on his/her behalf if he/she is not of Legal Age.

The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

ORGANIZERS:

Photo club Kladovo, Serbia

Photo club Vidin, Bulgaria

Vi Art Foundation, Pazardzhik, Bulgaria Culture Center Cuprija, Serbia 

ndanen administrator