1ST INTERNATIONAL CONTEST PAINTING LIGHT - DIGITAL & PRINT

 

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.Patronages

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2017/123

PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2017-117

GPU (Global Photographic Union) L170061

IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers) 2017/030

4. Themes

a) Nature (color/monochrome) ND color class

b) Photo Travel (color/monochrome) PTD color class

c) Portrait (color/monochrome) PID color class

d) Open Color PRINT PPD color class

e) Open Monochrome PRINT PPD monochrome class

5. Entry fee

Entry fee for both sections (DIGITAL & PRINT)
Entry fee for both sections is unique, no matter how many themes the entrant is participate for - 30 € or 35$

Entry fee only for DIGITAL section (3 Themes)
Entry fee for Digital section is mandatory for all participants and is 15or 20$
The entry fee for Digital section is unique, no matter how many themes the entrant is participate for.

Entry fee only for PRINT section (2 Themes)
Entry fee for PRINT section is mandatory for all participants and is 20or 25$
The entry fee for PRINT section is unique, no matter how many themes the entrant is participate for.

6. Awards

The Jury will assign 102 awards + FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author (highest number of acceptances in all themes) + UNLIMITED CHAIRMAN CHOICE DIPLOMA + 5 SPECIAL CHAIRMAN CHOICE MENTIONS as follows:
a) Nature (color/monochrome)

FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons


PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)


IAAP - Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

b) 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

IAAP - Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

c) Portrait (color/monochrome)
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP - 2 HM Ribbons

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

d) Open Color PRINT
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP - Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

e) Open Monochrome PRINT

FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - 2 HM Ribbons

IAAP - Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

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 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.

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, including translation into another language. 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
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. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate. If the exhibition sponsored CPID recognized sections in prior years, the Conditions of Entry must state: “An image that was accepted in a prior CPID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.”

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE / FIAP REGULATIONS:

„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”.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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

7. Submission of Works

Format of photographs in digital sections
Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 16 photographs in 4 themes). Photographs are accepted in electronic form only. Format of photographs: JPG. Photographs are sent in digital form, as a picture file with maximum dimensions of 2500x1400pixels at 300 dpi, no more than 2Mb. Judges will use projector Sony SRX-R515P (4096 x 2160pixels) resolution.

Format of photographs in print sections
There are two print sections, Open Monochrome and Open Color.

NOTICE:

Upload digital file format of prints to the site application form is also required.

Please notice thatonly pressure sensitive (self-adhesive) labels may be used on the backs of unmounted prints

The printed photographs must be unmounted.

Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 8 photographs in 2 themes).
Authors can send self-made prints with maximum size 30cm x 40cm or 11,8" x 15,7". Minimum size is 20cm x 30cm or 7,8" x 11,8".

Prints exceeding these sizes will be neither judged nor returned.

Packages should be clearly marked on the outside:

"Photographs for exhibition only : no commercial value".

An image converted to Monochrome can not be considered a different image. Each image must have a unique title. Images entered must be entirely the work of the photographer. The back of each photo must have the following info: first and last name, artist’s address, title of photo, progressive number and total number of photos presented by the same artist (example;”1/4”, “2/4”, ... ) in each section. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image. The orientation of these details will indicate the orientation of the print. The title written at the back of the photos should match the title mentioned at the application form. In case of nonconformities, application form will be taken into account.

8. 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)

9. Entry form

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

10. Uploading files and sending packages

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

Prints sending
Notice: Upload digital file format of prints to the site application form is also required.

Packages with prints must be sent to the mailing address:
 

Nenad Nikolić

Stanoja Glavaša 13/48

11000 Beograd

Serbia
 

not later than 22th April, 2016.
 

Only entries sent to this address will be accepted.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted) and 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. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

If several persons wish to share one package to economise on postage, that is fine, but the collective entry must be overseen by one person, who collates all the other entries in that package.This person's email address is the one to which reports will be sent.

11. Return postage
If prints needs to be returned, return postage in addition to the entry fees must be paid as follows:
€20 per package plus €0.50 per print or US$25 per package plus US$1 per print.

Important notice:
The original packing will be used to return entries, and entrants must ensure that their packaging is adequate to be used for their return. If the packaging is not usable, we have no obligation of returning package to sender.

12. Damage or loss
While the greatest care will be taken of entries, the Salon cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage during transport.

13. Possible ways of payment

PayPal transfer
The participants paying the participation fee through PayPal must specify their names and surnames. On the condition that there is inconsistency between sent photos and PayPal payments, the photos will not be evaluated. Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be taken into consideration.

Other ways of payment - Western Union

WU Payment information and details will be submitted on entrants request

14. Exhibition calendar

Closing date:     22. April 2017.
Judging:            01 – 05. May 2017.
Notification:     16. May 2017.
Dig. Projections: 15. and 17. June 2017.
Sending of catalogs and awards: 15.July 2017.

15. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:

Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP, Serbia

Volodimir Norba, AFIAP, Ukraine

Aleksandar Cvijanovic, Academy Master of Scenography Art, Serbia

Alternative: Nenad Nikolic, AFIAP, Aphrodite GPU, Serbia

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. Information and contact

For further information please contact us by e-mail address: unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

Chairman of Painting Light Contest:

Branko Lazarevic

Podgorica, Montenegro

unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

 

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.

FIAP & PSA Deffinitions of Nature

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 images 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 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 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 eventsor 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 images must appear natural.

Monochrome

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 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.