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2nd Circular Exhibition of Photography  
"DPW FOUR COUNTRY CIRCUIT 2017"  
 

PROPOSITIONS AND PARTICIPATION

 

 

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We will not extend closing date - please upload your photos on time

DPW FOUR COUNTRY CIRCUIT 2017


4 Country - 4 Show - 3 Division
Serbia - Montenegro - Ireland - Croatia


PSA 2017-134

Digital Photo World, Novi Sad, Serbia
Photo club Cattaro, Kotor, Montenegro
Photo club Emerald, Bundoran, Ireland
Digitalna Foto Arhiva, Vukovar, Croatia

- The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of The Photographic Society of America (PSA)
- Acceptances received by PSA members in approved sections of this exhibition are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, listing in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of photography, and credited toward the PSA Distinctions PPSA and EPSA.

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.
In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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.
This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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, 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.

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.
Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.
There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.
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 if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.
Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions.
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 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.
Words such as "Untitled" and "No Title" are not acceptable as part or all of an image's title, nor are camera capture filenames.

SECTIONS

- There are 4 sections, all digital:

A) NATURE (color/monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA ND
B) PHOTO TRAVEL (color digital) FIAP and PSA PTD
C) OPEN COLOR (color digital) FIAP and PSA PID Color
D) OPEN MONOCHROME (monochrome digital) FIAP and PSA PID Monochrome

- Each photo can be presented in only one section.

i. Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who's Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.
ii. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who's Who Monochrome listings.
iii. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photos must be in JPG file format, maximum dimensions:
1920 pix. Horizontal side and 1080 pix. Vertical side in 300 dpi.
AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE, compression 7-12, max 2Mb.
Following the instructions on www.dpw.rs

ENTRY FORM
Authors must fill out online entry form.

FILE NAMING
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.

ENTRY FEE
35$ (unique) for all 4 section and for all 4 Countries.

Possible ways of payment:
- PayPal transfer
- Cash, Checks and IRC are not accepted.
- The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

REPORT CARD NOTIFICATIONS
All participants will receive report card notifications via e-mail.
The  results of the exhibition will also be published on the website www.dpw.rs

CATALOG
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalog.

JURY MEMBERS
Serbia:
Yonghong Jin, China
Mei Guo, China
Hongbing Ye, China

Montenegro:
Li Sun, China
Slobodan KRSTIC, EFIAP/s, MF FSS, BiH
Milan MARKOVIC, EFIAP, MF FSS, Serbia

Ireland:
Yan Zhang, China
Herbert GMEINER, MFIAP, EFIAP, HonEFIAP, Austria
Ali SAMEI, EFIAP, EsFIAP, Iran  

Croatia:
Xiaoqing Chen, China
Petar SABOL, Croatia
Ozren BOZANOVIC, AFIAP, KMF AUFBiH, BiH

An entrant’s four images will be distributed through out four rounds of judging for that section.
Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.
Images wil be judged with Benq W6000 Full HD projector in 1920x1080 pix.

AWARDS
Serbia
PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

Montenegro
PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

Ireland
PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (24 altogether)

Croatia
PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
+ 6 SALON 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.

CALENDAR
Closing date:     01.05.2017.
Judging:     10.05.-24.05.2017.
Notification:     01.06.2017. www.dpw.rs
Sending of catalogs and awards: 01.08.2017.

JUDGING DATES
Serbia,  10.05.2017.
Montenegro, 13.05.2017.
Ireland,  16.05.2017.
Croatia, 19.05.2017.

EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS
Serbia, Novi Sad, Seljackih buna 37 - 15.06.2017. and 22.06.2017.
Montenegro, Kotor, Vidikovac bb - 17.06.2017. and 24.06.2017.
Ireland, Bundoran, White maple 35 - 19.06.2017. and 26.06.2017.
Croatia, Vukovar, Voćarska 14 - 21.06.2017. and 28.06.2017.

Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a high resolution W6000 Full HD projector in 1920x1080 pix.

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.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Djordje Vukicevic, EFIAP/g, ESFIAP, Chairman of the organizing committee
djordje@fkns.rs

DEFINITIONS

PSA Monochrome Definition

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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)
A grayscale 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.


PSA, FlAP, and RPS 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. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. 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 the 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 Photo Travel Definition

Subject matter must include Photo Travel, and include the following definition: “A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations.
Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired forphotography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.
Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, arenot permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.


 


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