10th OLYMPIC PHOTO CIRCUIT 2022
International Photographic Salon
of Fine Art Photography
OPEN COLOR (PID-C) 2022--405
Conditions of Entry
Email address of the Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Circuit consist of 4 salons and entry is open to photographers all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP, PSA, GPU and the Hellenic Photographic Society. All acceptances will count for FIAP, PSA, and GPU and for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who’s Who".
There are four sections, all DIGITAL:
A) Open Color (only color) (PIDC)
B) Open Monochrome (only monochrome) (PIDM)
C) Nature (color/monochrome) ND
D) Travel (color/monochrome) PTD
Each photo can be presented in only one section. When an entrant submits images which are significantly similar to each other, only one of the images will be accepted, even if the images are entered in different sections. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for every section. Entries must originate as photographs made by the entrant. All techniques are allowed in open color PIC and open monochrome PIDM sections.
In Nature and Travel sections the photos could be in color or/and monochrome and must be under the regulations of PSA and FIAP.
4. Entry fee
The entry fee for entries are to be paid by following the instructions on the website when filling out the entry form. Payment should be in accordance with the entry fees stated there. Group discount is also specified. Cheques are not accepted. Entries for which no or insufficient payment has been received will not be judged.
Entrance fee per person for all 4 salons:
- 1 section €30, $30
- 2 sections €35, $35
- 3 sections €40, $40
- 4 sections €45, $45
Group with more than 10 entries discount of 10%.
Possible ways of payment:
- PayPal transfer to email@example.com (Preferred method)
- Wire transfer: Account Name: GREEK ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY, METZAKIS EMMANOUIL, IBAN: GR0701715600006560135950758, SWIFT Address (BIC code): PIRBGRAA Piraeus Bank, Heraklion Crete, Greece
- By cash
- MoneyBookers-Skrill transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Western Union (Metzakis Emmanouil)
Closing date: 16 October 2022
Judging: 29 October-6 November 2022
Notification: 20 November 2022
First public projection: 30 November 2022
Second public projection: 9 December 2022
Online gallery: 10 December 2022
Sending of catalogs and awards: 31 December 2022
6. Members of the jury
1st Salon "Zeus": Guo Jing, EFIAP, LRPS GPU CR3, GPU HERMES, China
Elizabeth Aemmer, EFIAP, Switzerland
Markoglou Mimis EFIAP/p, Greece
Alternate: Papaioannou Maria AFIAP, Greece
2nd Salon "Aphrodite": Virgilio Bardossi, MFIAP, Italy
Chalkiadakis Michalis EFIAP, GPU CR3, GPU HERMES, Greece
Peter Aemmer, EFIAP, Switzerland
Alternate: Markaki Hara EFIAP, Greece
3rd Salon "Hermes": Harry Nakos, Associated Press Photographer, Greece
Sefa Ulukan, Turkey
Goran Zebuhr, Efiap/d1, Esfiap, Ppsa, GPU CR2, Sweden
Alternate: Fragiadakis Manolis Efiap, Greece
4th Salon "Apollo: Amparo Guerreiro, GPU Aphrodide, SPAIN
Papadakis George, EFIAP, Greece
Volker Frenzel, GPU Zeus, GPU Grand Master, Germany
Alternate: Meligounaki Stella, EFIAP, Greece
All Judges will judge all photos in all sections for each salon.
For each salon the available awards are the following:
- It will be ONLINE Judging.
- The judges will be using color-calibrated monitors.
- The monitors will be capable of displaying images at 100% of their resolution
- Award session will be done at the videoconference by a jury viewing the images together.
Medals GPU FIAP PSA HPS HPS GAP
Honorable mentions GPU FIAP PSA HPS GAP
Best entry per salon
Best entry circuit
Here you can find a breakdown of the awards by category and/or salon.
Each partitipant can win one award per section.
8. Catalogue and certificates
Each entrant will receive a free of charge downloadable best quality pdf catalogue of all awarded and accepted works and one pdf certificate for each acceptance and award.
9.Submit of photos
ALL entries MUST be submitted via the internet. Entries NOT submitted via our entry page will not be judged.
The maximum number of works is four (4) per section. (Total 16 photos).
Photos must be in JPG file format. File size of individual image should not exceed 2MB. The dimensions of the photos must be to a maximum of 1920 pixels wide by a maximum of 1080 pixels high. The jury of the photos will be in Full HD TV screens. Authors can submit photos online.
Norice for Group Entries
There is a 10% discount for group entries (more than 10 participations).
Group entries will be accepted in the form of CD/DVD at the following address:
11 Katehaki st.
CRETE, GREECE OR
By sending them via wetranfer.com
The linked form must be filled and attached for each group participant.
10. File name
As the photographer wishes. All information needed will be collected from the online entry system. Maximum of 30 characters.
Please do not use invalid characters such us
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11. Author copyright
Each entrant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his own. The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to the Circuit, like the catalogue, photo CD/DVD and the website, unless specifically stated otherwise by the entrant on the entry form.
12. Notification card
Each entrant will received via e-mail a report card with the results of his/her submitted photos. All results will be uploaded in the website of the circuit.
13. Agree with the conditions
SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
An entry may be rejected by the organizers if it does not conform to Circuit rules and conditions.
15. Jury decision
The jury decision is final.
"With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.”
16. EXHIBITION REQUIREMENTS
IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.
Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.
PSA Star Ratings
To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings
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 image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. 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.
Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author
Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in this exhibition it may not be entered again in any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA/FIAP recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title.
Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.
Titles: Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.
Color and Monochrome: Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP
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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
An image may be entered in only one section.
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.
SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS
Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any 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 any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.
There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.
Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that - in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers - do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.
Further details on the PSA's drone policy may be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone
PSA definition of Monochrome Photography:
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.
Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these sections.
FIAP Definition of the black and white photography (monochrome).
A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey.
A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage
Nature Photography Definition
PSA/FIAP Nature Definition
Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.
Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural. Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing is not allowed.
Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.
No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed. Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.
Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.
Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or conversions are not allowed.
Images of the same subject that are combined in-camera or with software by focus stacking or exposure blending are allowed. Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in-camera or with software (image stitching) are allowed.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
Borders For the purpose of this exhibition any border added to a Nature digital file must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.
PSA Photo Travel Definition
A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.
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, are not permitted. All images must look natural.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
Vignettes and Borders
For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes are not allowed in Photo Travel Digital images. Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.
18. Breaches of Rules
The mention that by the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms: - that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP, - that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking, - that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP, - that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the
submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations. 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
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. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions
FIAP document 033/2021
FIAP NOTICE In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organiser must make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following text is stated:
“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 033/2021« Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”
PSA 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
PSA PID-C (OPEN COLOR), PID-M (OPEN MONOCHROME), ND (NATURE), PTD (TRAVEL) 2022-405
GPU LICENSES L220172
HPS 2022/9 - 12
Chairman: Metzakis Manolis (Emmanouil) GPU ZEUS, GPU CR5, EFIAP/p, ESFIAP, PSA**
Tel.: +30 6945702080
Web site: http://www.olympicphotocircuit.com
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