2th NEW YEAR’S CUP 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:

  1. Open – Color PID Color PSA Recognition
  2. Portrait- Color – (PID Color )
  3. Portrait – Monochrome – ( PID Mono )
  4. Open – Monochrome – PID monochrome PSA Recognition
  5. People – Monochrome ( PID Mono )
  6. Nature  – Open (color or monochrome) (PSA ND

3. ENTRY FEE:

Entry fee is required for all participants and is

  • 1-2 Sections  15 EUR
  • 3-4 Sections  20 EUR
  • 5-6 Sections  25 EUR

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

Group discount: For group of 10 entrants – 10%, 20 entrants 20%, 30 entrants 30%.

4. THE EXHIBITION CALENDAR:

Closing date                                       15.12.2022

Selection                                             17-29.12..2022

Mailing Notification Cards                   08.01.2023

Exhibition                                            01.02.2023 Galerija Muzej Horreum Margi-Ravno Cuprija, Serbia

07.02. 2023 Galerija Muzej Horreum Margi-Ravno Cuprija, Serbia

Mailing of the Awards                        15.02.2023

Catalog posting at website:               15.02.2023.

Online gallery:                                   15.02.2023

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

5. JURY

Each section will be judged by a five-member jury

  • Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/d1,ESFIAP, EPSA, GPU CR3   (Serbia )
  • Hadzi Miodrag Miladinovic, MFFSS, EFIAP/s    (Serbia)
  • Sara Gabriels, EFIAP, MPSA2    (Belgium)
  • Romos Kotsonis  ,EFIAP/d1,EPSA,C***MOL   (Cyprus)
  • Dao Tien Dat, EVAPA/G, ESVAPA, EFIAP/ Diamond 3, MPSA, GM.APS, MEAPU/b, R-ISF 5, FWIEP, FAPU, E.CPE, Hon.FPI, Hon.F NOBEL/GOLD, Hon.FWPAI, Hon.FPSBP, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.EPSM, Hon.CPE (Vietnam)

    Alternative: Aleksandar Manasiev – F1FSS, AFIAP (Serbia)
  • 6. AWARDS 

FIAP Blue badge for best author

A. Open Color

FIAP  gold, PSA gold,  FSS gold medal, DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal, SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 2 FIAP HM,  6 DIPA HM ,6 Salon HM

B.  Portrait – Color

FIAP  gold, PSA gold,  FSS gold medal, DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal, SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 2 FIAP HM,  6 DIPA HM , 6 Salon HM

C. Portrait– Monochrome

FIAP  gold, PSA gold,  FSS gold medal, DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal, SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 2 FIAP HM,  6 DIPA HM , 6 Salon HM,

D. Open – Monochrome

FIAP  gold, PSA gold,  FSS gold medal, DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal, SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 2 FIAP HM,  6 DIPA HM , 6 Salon HM,

E. People Monochrome

FIAP  gold, PSA gold,  FSS gold medal, DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal, SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 2 FIAP HM,  6 DIPA HM , 6 Salon HM

F. Nature – Open

FIAP  gold, PSA gold,  FSS gold medal, DIPA gold medal, DIPA silver medal, DIPA bronze medal, SALON gold medal, SALON silver medal, SALON bronze medal, 2 FIAP HM,  6 DIPA HM , 6 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 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. 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 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 has been completed.

9. SUBMISSION OF WORKS:

On-line entry.

To participate at this contest entrants will apply with black white or color works. Maximum number of photos per section is 4. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image. Photos must be sent in digital form, as a picture file with dimension 1920×1080 pixels at 300 dpi. The contest is not allowed to resize the pictures sent by the entrants. Maximum file size is 2 Mb.

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.

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

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 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 where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path

11. JUDGING METHOD:

It will be remote online judging. Judges will be required to use color-calibrated monitors. Computer monitors will be capable of displaying images at 100% of the image resolution and that images will be displayed at exactly 100% of their resolution (that is, that the images will not be enlarged beyond their native resolution)..

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 mad

13. 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 subjects with living creatures 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

FIAP definition of Monochrome

A black-and-white work fitting from very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with various shades of grey. A black-and-white work toned entirely in a single color 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 catalog 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalog of a salon under FIAP Patronage

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

For the purpose of this exhibition, only greyscale images are allowed in monochrome sections. Toned images are not allowed

PSA 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 has 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, anesthetic, 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 are not allowed in Nature images.

People:

People at home, on the street, at their workplace, at social gatherings, events …

Portrait:

A portrait (image of someone’s character, from the Latin protrahere, which means to bring to light) means in fine art the depiction of a certain man. In addition to purely external similarities, the psychological features of the person being portrayed should also be emphasized. The function of the portrait is to represent a certain person and to preserve his memory of him.

14. BREACHES OF RULES

FIAP:

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

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 fail 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.

15. 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

FIAP NOTICE

“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

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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.

Recognitions and patronages:

FIAP 2022/550
PSA 2022-617
FSS 2022/68
DIPA 2022/033