1.Organizer

Unlimited Photo Club, Podgorica, Montenegro

 

2.Conditions of Entry

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

Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in this exhibition it may not be entered again in any future instances of this exhibition.  It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA/FIAP recognized exhibitions but must always have the same title.

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 is a description of the image. 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 may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number, or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

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.

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.

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.

SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION 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 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 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

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.

FIAP NOTICE In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organizer must make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « 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.

FIAP documents 018/2017 and 017/2017 must be linked to this paragraph so that participants can consult it.

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.

PSA

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 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. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.

 

3.Patronage/Recognition

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2021/363

PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2021-1452

GPU (Global Photographic Union) L210118

DIPA (Danube International Photo Association) 2021/044

MoL (Photo Association Master of Light) 2021-74

 

4. Themes

a) Nature (color/monochrome) ND color class

b) Portrait (color/monochrome) PID color class

c) Street (color/monochrome) PID color class

d) Woman (color/monochrome) PID color class

e) Open Color (only color) PID color class Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.

f)  Open Monochrome (only monochrome) PID monochrome class Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings if accepted.

 

5. Entry fee

The 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. For the Group participation, we offer a discount of 10% if 10+ and a discount of 20% for the group of 20 + participants.

For participants from Serbia, the entry fee is 2000 RSD.

 

6. Awards

The Jury will assign over 120 awards  - (FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author as the highest number of acceptances in all themes) + MoL Gold Badge and 6 SPECIAL CHAIRMAN CHOICE Awards as follows:

a) Nature (color/monochrome)
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

DIPA - Gold medal

IAAP - Gold Medal

MoL - Gold Medal

Unlimited Photo - 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, 2 Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

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

PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

DIPA - Silver medal

IAAP - Silver Medal

MoL - Silver Medal

Unlimited Photo - 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, 2 Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

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

PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - Silver Medal and 1 HM Ribbon

DIPA - Bronze medal

IAAP - Bronze Medal

MoL - Bronze Medal

Unlimited Photo - 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, 2 Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

d) Woman (color/monochrome)
FIAP - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons

GPU - Bronze Medal and 1 HM Ribbon

DIPA - 2 HM Ribbons

IAAP - 2 HM Ribbons

MoL - 2 HM Ribbons

Unlimited Photo - 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, 2 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

DIPA - 2 HM Ribbons

IAAP - 2 HM Ribbons

MoL - 2 HM Ribbons

Unlimited Photo - 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, 2 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

DIPA - 2 HM Ribbons

IAAP - 2 HM Ribbons

MoL - 2 HM Ribbons

Unlimited Photo - 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, 2 Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

7. Submission of Works

To participate in the 3rd Monteverdi International Contest 2021 authors will apply with black & white or color works. The 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
The memory size of the file must not exceed 2 Mb
The projecting device is Samsung Class Full HD 43" Flat TV K5002 Series 5, 1920x1080 will be used to display the images to the judges.

Format of photographs: JPG

 

8. File naming

The filename must be the same as the artwork name.
Filename 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 an online entry form. The entry form and contact info must be written in one of the official FIAP languages.

 

10. Uploading files

Upload digital photograph files directly to the organizer's website: www.unlimitedphoto.org

 

11. 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: vrzicl@gmail.com

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

 

Other ways of payment:

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

 

12. Exhibition calendar

Closing date: 30. September 2021.

Judging: 10 – 14. October 2021.
Notification: 24. October 2021.

Online Gallery: 24. October 2021.

EDAS Report: 14. November 2021.
Digital Projections: 25. and 27. November 2021.
Sending of catalogs and awards: 28. December 2021.

The acceptance rate in any single section may not exceed 25%

 

13. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:

1. Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/D1, ESFIAP, EPSA, GPU CR3, Serbia

2. Pandula Bandara, GMPSA, GPU CR-5, GPU VIP-5, GPU ZEUS, AFIAP, ARPS, Sri Lanka

3. Nenad Nikolic, AFIAP, GPU Aphrodite, Serbia

 

Alternative:

Ljiljana Vrzic, GPU Hermes, Aphrodite, Serbia

 

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 the organizer's website.

 

15. Delivering Catalog

All entrants will be able to download an exclusively prepared PDF catalog. The catalog will be digitally published with awarded photographs and with a certain number of photographs chosen by the organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author's royalties. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards, and catalogs, however, we assume no liability for damages and losses during shipment.

 

16. Information and contact

For further information please contact us by e-mail address:
unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com
Chairman of the Photo Contest:
Boris Tomic
unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

 

PSA Definitions

 

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.

Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these sections.

Monochrome images may not be entered in Pictorial Prints or PID Color Sections.  Separate sections must be offered for Color Pictorial Prints, Monochrome Pictorial Prints, PIDC and PIDM.

 

FIAP Monochrome Definition

Definition of the black and white photography (monochrome)

A black and white work fitting from the 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 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 salon 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 salon under FIAP Patronage.

 

PSA/FIAP 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 have not been made or modified by humans.

Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was recorded. 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.

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, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement 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 derivations are not allowed.

Multiple images of the same subject that are combined in-camera or with software by focus stacking, exposure blending or stitching (images taken consecutively and combined by overlapping) are allowed

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

Vignettes and Borders

Vignettes are not allowed in Nature Images.  Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.  Single black borders of the same dimensions are allowed in Prints.

For the purpose of this exhibition, toned images are not allowed in the Nature sections. Any monochrome image entered must be "greyscale monochrome".

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

 

PSA Photojournalism Definition

Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to full monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

Vignettes and Borders

Vignettes are not allowed in Photojournalism Images.  Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.  Single black borders of the same dimensions are allowed in Prints.

For the purpose of this exhibition, toned images are not allowed in Photojournalism sections. Any monochrome image entered must be "greyscale monochrome".

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

 

PSA Photo Travel Definition

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally.  There are no geographical limitations.  Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.

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 look natural.

Vignettes are not allowed in Photo Travel Images.  Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.  Single black borders of the same dimensions are allowed in Prints.

For the purpose of this exhibition, toned images are not allowed in Photo Travel sections. Any monochrome image entered must be "greyscale monochrome".

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections