1st Exhibition Gold Shadow 2022

1. CONTACT-SALON CHAIRMAN: 

Sasa Blagojevic EFIAP , PPSA

Photo club Art 321

35230 Cuprija

Karadjordjeva 36/8

Serbia

E-mail: photoclub.art321@gmail.com

Phone: +381 60 7037309

2. SECTIONS

A. Open – Color – PID color PSA Recognition

B. People- Open (color or monochrome) PID color

C. Portrait – Open (color or monochrome) PID color

D. Street life  – Open (color or monochrome)  PID color

E. Woman (color or monochrome) PID color

F. Open – Monochrome – PID monochrome PSA Recognition

G. Life (Monochrome) PID Monochrome

H. Nature – Open (color or monochrome)  PSA ND

I. Photjournalism(color or monochrome) PSA PJ

3. ENTRY FEE:

Entry fee is required for all participants and is

  • 1-3 Sections  15 EUR
  • 4-6 Sections  20 EUR
  • 7-9 Sections  25 EUR

Registration fee can be paid via PayPal -baron.b@hotmail.com. All instructions can be found at photoclub.art321@gmail.com

4. THE EXHIBITION CALENDAR:

Closing date                                       20.02.2022

Selection                                             04. 03.2022

Mailing Notification Cards                 15.03.2022

Exhibition                                            20.03.2022 Galerija Muzej Horreum Margi-Ravno Cuprija, Serbia

27.03. 2022 Galerija Muzej Horreum Margi-Ravno Cuprija, Serbia

Mailing of the Awards                         30.03.2022

Catalog Mailing                                  30.03.2022 

The results can be viewed at the website:  photoclub-art321.com

5. JURY

  • Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/d1,ESFIAP, EPSA, GPU CR3(Serbia )
  • Adela Rusu, EFIAP/g,EPSA,MAAFR ROMANIA (Romania)
  • Normante Ribokaite, AFIAP,AMOL (Lithuania)
  • Alternative: Aleksandar Manasiev – F1FSS, AFIAP (Serbia)

6. AWARDS 234

BEST AUTHOR – Special Award Plaque

A. Open – Color

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM

B.  People– Open

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM

C. Portrait– Open

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM,

D. Street life – Open

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM,,

E.  Woman – Open

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM,

F. Open – Monochrome

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM,

G. Life – Monochrome

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM

H. Nature – Open

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM

I. Photojournalism – Open

PSA gold,  DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal,GPU gold medal ,SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 6 DIPA HM , 2 GPU HM ,10 Salon HM,

7. CATALOG:

ON-LINE PDF catalog.

The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalog and to promote the exhibition free of charge.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS

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

Image Creation
Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

Certification:

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 for 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. All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted

Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near-identical image, may not, in the future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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 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 must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers.

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.

However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are 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.

9. SUBMISSION OF WORKS:

On-line entry.

Conditions of entry and upload are available at the website: https://photoclub-art321.com/

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

 photoclub.art321@gmail.com

Photos must be in JPG format, maximum dimensions:

1920 pik. Horizontal side and 1080 peaks. Vertical side at 300 pixels/inch. Maximum 2M

Or at the address:

Photo club Art321

35230 Cuprija

Karadjordjeva 36/8

Serbia

Tel: +381607037309           

10. ORGANISATION

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA

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.  The distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

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

11. JUDGING METHOD:

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section. Samsung 5100 Class Full HD 45″, 1920×1028 will be used to display the images to the judges.

12. 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.

13. BREACHES OF RULES

PSA

 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.

14. NOTICES TO ENTRANTS:

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 Statement on Subject Matter

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognized exhibitions. 

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 any PSA exhibitions.

There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography – aircraft, helicopters, and drones.  This policy can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone.

The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA 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 are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.

15. 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 grey 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

PSA 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 storytelling 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 grayscale 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. Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

PSA Photojournalism Definition

 Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. All images must look natural. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

Drone Photography and Aerial Photography

Policies Drones are legally described as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can produce either a single image or multiple images which are shown as video and is controlled by an operator (photographer) on the ground. All UAS operators are responsible for knowing and following all laws and regulations where they operate, whether local, state, national or international, particularly in parks, refuges, recreational, and designated wilderness areas. One of the tenets of photography is that the safety and well-being of the subject, photographer, and surroundings is of paramount importance over the capturing of the photograph. The purpose of this section is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way an individual or animal interacts with its environment. – May not fly a drone above people for the purpose of photographing their activity, unless permission is granted in writing – May not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat, especially nesting areas and locations where the animal is already under stress (winter survival, migratory feeding, protecting young). Photographing scenery/landscapes is permissible. – May not fly or photograph in any designated wilderness area. Many countries have their own rules and regulations governing aerial photography, especially drone, usage. It is the responsibility of the Photographer (pilot) to be informed of the policies of the country or region in which they are flying (photographing). When submitting aerial images that depict a foreign country the photographer must include a statement that all applicable rules and regulations of that country have been observed.

Recognitions and patronages:

PSA  2022-91

DIPA 2022/011

GPU  L220021