1.Organizer

Unlimited Photo Club, Podgorica, Montenegro

2.Patronage

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2018/475

PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2018-450

GPU (Global Photographic Union) L180120

IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers) 2018/078

3.Participation

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

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. 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 shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

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. 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 provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. 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 entered or 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.

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.

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. The public showings of projected Exhibition will be held in: Culture Center of Podgorica, Montenegro.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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.

4. Themes

a) Open Color PRINT (PPD color class)
b) Open Monochrome PRINT (PPD monochrome class)

5. Entry fee

Entry fee is 20€ or 25$
Entry fee is mandatory for all participants and unique for all themes, no matter how many themes the entrant's participating for.

Entries for which no or insufficient payment has been received will not be judged.

6. Awards

The Jury will assign over 70 awards, FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author as highest number of acceptances in all themes and 2 Special Chairman Choice Awards as follows:
 

a) Open Color
FIAP - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 4 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold, Silver Medal and 4 HM Ribbons

IAAP - Gold, Bronze Medal and 2 HM Ribbons

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

b) Open Monochrome
FIAP - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 4 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold, Bronze Medal and 4 HM Ribbons

IAAP - Silver Medal and 4 HM Ribbons

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

7. Submission of Works

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

Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 8 photographs in 2 themes)

All prints must be printed on A4 paper (29,7 x 21 cm / 30 x 20 cm / 11 x 8,5 inches), NOT bigger size! Any prints which is above A4 size will be rejected.

Prints must be UNMOUNTED, and sent FLAT, NOT as a roll!

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.

Labeling the PRINTS

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

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.

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 of the files uploaded in the Application Form. In case of nonconformities, Application Form will be taken into account. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image.

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 (ex. DSC_00123)

9. Entry form

Authors must fill out online entry form.

10. Uploading files and sending packages

Uploading digital version of PRINTS

Uploading digital files of sent prints to the site Application Form is required.

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

Format of photographs: JPG
Size of photographs: The horizontal image side size of the photo 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

Sending PRINTS

Packages with prints must be sent to the mailing address:

Nenad Nikolić

Stanoja Glavaša 13/48

11000 Beograd

Serbia

Only entries sent strictly to this address will be accepted!

Receiving of the prints - not later than 14. December, 2018.

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.

In the case that two or more persons wish to share one package to economise on postage, the collective entry must be overseen by one person, who collates all the other entries in that package. This person's email and post address is the one to which reports, Catalogs and potential awards will be sent.

11. Return postage
If prints needs to be returned, return postage in addition to the entry fees must be paid €20 or US$25 per package. Price for the returning of the collective package will be  arranged separately.

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, but we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage during transport.

13. Possible ways of payment

Pay Pal transfer
The participants paying the participation fee through Pay Pal must specify their names and surnames.

Pay Pal email address is: unlimitedphoto.paypal@gmail.com

On the condition that there is inconsistency between sent photos and Pay Pal 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

1. Western Union

The participation fee can be paid only in Euros with Western Union.

Ask for the payment information if you want to pay via Western Union on following email address: unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

The participation fee can be paid ONLY IN EUROS with Western Union on the following info:

Payment information details:
Name: Nenad Nikolic
Address: Stanoja Glavaša 13 /48
City: 11 000 Beograd
Country: Serbia
Mobile phone: +381691108048

2. CD, along with the participation fee (it is obligatory to fill up the Application Form before). Tracking number is also obligatory.

3. The participants from Serbia and Montenegro can pay participation fee - 2000,00 RSD. The information of the Bank Account for that payment can be requested on following email address: unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

14. Exhibition calendar

Closing date: 14. December 2018.
Judging: 24. – 27. December 2018.
Notification: 06. January 2019.
Submit EDAS Reports and FIAP Salon file: 24. January 2019.
Exhibition of Prints: 06. February 2019.

Sending of catalogs and awards: 14. March 2019.

15. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:
1. Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/g, EPSA, GPU CR3, Serbia

2. Zoran Stojiljkovic, EFIAP, Serbia

3. Aleksandar Cvijanovic, Academy Master of Scenography Art, Serbia

16. Report and notifications

All participants will receive personal report card notifications via e-mail, showing all acceptances and awarded images. Also, Acceptance Certificates (as PDF file) will be posted on personal email addresses. The results of the Exhibition will also be published on organizers website.

17. Delivering Catalog

All 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. 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.

18. Information and contact

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

Chairman of Capodimonte Contest:

Branko Lazarevic, Podgorica, Montenegro

unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

PSA Definitions

PSA - 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 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.