1.Organizer

Unlimited Photo Club, Podgorica, Montenegro

2.Participation

The photo Contest is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world.

3.Patronage

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2017-007
PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2017-009
GPU (Global Photographic Union) L170036-M2G1S1B

4. Themes

a) Photo Travel (color/monochrome) PTD color class
b) Nature (color/monochrome) ND color class
c) Water (color/monochrome) PID color class
d) Lines (color/monochrome) PID color class
e) Open Color PID color class
f) Open Monochrome PID monochrome class

5. Entry fee

Entry fee is 25€ or 30$
Entry fee is mandatory for all participants and unique for all themes, no matter how many themes the entrant's participating for.

6. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:
Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP, Serbia
Volodimir Norba, AFIAP, Ukraine
Dusica Kalezic, Professor of Art History, Montenegro
Alternative: Radica Matic, Academic Painter, Montenegro

7. Awards

The Jury will assign 111 awards + FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author (highest number of acceptances in all themes) + UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX (for the best photography on the Contest) + UNLIMITED CHAIRMAN CHOICE  as follows:

a) Photo Travel (color/monochrome)
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons
GPU - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

b) Nature (color/monochrome)
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons
GPU - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

c) Water (color/monochrome)
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons
GPU - Silver medal and 2 HM Ribbons
Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

d) Lines (color/monochrome)
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons
GPU - Bronze medal and 2 HM Ribbons
Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

e) Open Color
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons
GPU - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

f) Open Monochrome
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons
GPU - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

8. Submission of Works

To participate at Unlimited Photo International Contest authors will apply with black & white or color works. Maximum number of photographs per theme is 4. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Photographs are accepted in electronic form only.
Format of photographs: JPG
Size of photographs: The image longer size must be 1920px, and the resolution should be 300 dpi
JPG File compression should be between 7 and 12
Memory size of the file must not exceed 2 Mb
Judges will use projector Sony SRX-R515P.

9. File naming

File name must be the same as artwork name.
File name must be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. Example: morning.jpg. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filename (DSC_00134)

10. Entry form

Authors must fill out online entry form. Entry form and contact info must be written in one of the official FIAP languages.

11. Uploading files

Upload digital photograph files directly to the organizers web site: www.unlimitedphoto.org

12. Possible ways of payment

PayPal transfer
The participants paying the participation fee through PayPal must specify their names and surnames. Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be taken into consideration.
Other ways of payment - Western Union
 

13. Exhibition calendar

Closing date: 30. January 2017.
Judging: 09 – 13. February 2017.
Notification: 23. Februar 2017.
Dig. Projections: 29 and 31 March 2017.
Sending of catalogs and awards: 30. April 2017.
 

14. Report and notifications

Notification cards will be sent by email.
All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will receive printed catalogue of the photo Contest. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards and catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipment.

15. Delivering Catalog

In the case of 200 & More participants, to all the entrants will be sent exclusive printed catalog, which will be posted by surface mail. The catalog will be published with awarded photographs and with certain number of photographs chosen by organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author royalties. Additional catalogs are also available at an extra fee of 15 euros.

In the case of less than 200 participants, all entrants will be able to download exclusive prepared PDF catalog. The catalog will be digitally published with awarded photographs and with certain number of photographs chosen by organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author royalties.

16. Information and contact

For further information please contact us by e-mail address:
unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com
Chairman of Unlimited Photo Contest:
Branko Lazarevic
Podgorica, Montenegro
unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

The location of projected Exhibition: Cultural Center Podgorica, Montenegro

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. Each author can receive only one award in each section. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

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.

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 web site.

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.

PSA Acceptances

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.

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:

  1. the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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.

PSA Deffinitions

Photo Travel

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 for photography 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, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Nature

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. 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.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

Monochrome

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.

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

FIAP Deffinitions

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 Contest 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 Contest under FIAP Patronage.