3RD INTERNATIONAL CONTEST UNLIMITED PHOTO 2019

 

1.Organizer

Unlimited Photo Club, Podgorica, Montenegro

2.Participation

The photo Contest is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world. The public showings of projected Exhibition will be held in: Culture Center of Podgorica, Podgorica, Montenegro. 

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.

iii.            Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

iv.             PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

3.Patronage

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2019/013
PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2019 018
GPU (Global Photographic Union) L190027

IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers) 2019 018

 

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:

Tomasz Okoniewski, EFIAP, AFRP, AFF, cMoL**, Poland

Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/g, PPSA, GPU CR3, Serbia

Aleksandar Cvijanovic, Academy Master of Scenography Art, Serbia

7. Awards

The Jury will assign over 100 awards + FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author (highest number of acceptances in all themes) + 6 UNLIMITED CHAIRMAN CHOICE Awards  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 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP - Gold Medal
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 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP - Silver Medal
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

IAAP - Bronze Medal
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

IAAP - 2 HM Ribbon
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 - 2 HM Ribbons

IAAP - 2 HM Ribbon
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 - 2 HM Ribbons

IAAP - 2 HM Ribbon
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 size should be 1920 x 1080 pixels (the horizontal side 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

Projecting device is Samsung 5100 Class Full HD 40", 1920x1080

 

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

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

Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be taken into consideration.

Other ways of payment:

1.     Western Union Payment - information and details will be submitted on entrants request

2.     CD along with the participation fee, using the following postal address with obligatory tracking number:

 

Nenad Nikolic

Stanoja Glavasa 13/48

11000, Beograd

Serbia

 

13. Exhibition calendar

Closing date: 30. January 2019.

Judging: 09 – 13. February 2019.

Notification: 23. Februar 2019.

Dig. Projections: 29 and 31 March 2019.

Sending of catalogs and awards: 30. April 2019.

 

14. 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.

 

15. Delivering Catalog

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. 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.

 

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

 

PSA Definitions

 
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.

 
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