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Deadline: Apr 27, 2020
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: - any 1 and 2 sections = 30 EUR (35$) - any 3 and 4 sections = 35 EUR (40$) - any 5, 6 or 7 sections = 40 EUR (45$) - any 8, 9 or 10 sections = 45 EUR (52$)

1st LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020

1st LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020

LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020
1st International Circular Exhibition of Art Photography

The Circular Exhibition of Art Photography LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 is organised by:
1. 1st LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 – Montenegro,
2. 1st LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 – Ukraine
3. 1st LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chairman of the organizing committee Mr. Darko Krstic
Belgrade, Poenkareova 12- 22
e-mail: [email protected]
www.bluesea-adriatic.com

– The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of The Photographic Society of America (PSA)
– Acceptances received by PSA members in approved sections of this exhibition are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, listing in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of photography, and credited toward the PSA Distinctions PPSA and EPSA

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
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.

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR EXHIBITIONS PSA
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.
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.

LICENCE AGREEMENT By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies legal Age, and own all rights to these images, including copyright or parents or guardians gives permission on his/her behalf if he/she is not of Legal Age. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

SECTIONS
The International exhibition of art photography LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 is divided in 10 sections, all digital:

1. OPEN (color) PSA PID COLOR
2. OPEN (monochrome) PSA PID MONOCHROME
3. LANDSCAPE (monochrome and color) PID color PSA Recognition (Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings.)
4. PORTRAIT (monochrome and color) PID color PSA Recognition (Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings.)
5. NATURE (monochrome and color) PSA ND
6. STREET (monochrome and color) PSA PTD
7. LIFE (monochrome and color) PSA PTD
8.TRAVEL (monochrome and color) PSA PTD
9.PEOPLE (monochrome and color) PSA PTD
10.PHOTOJOURNALISM (monochrome and color) PSA PJD

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.

ENTRY FEE
Depending of the number of sections participant applies, the fee cost as follow:

– any 1 and 2 sections = 30 EUR (35$)
– any 3 and 4 sections = 35 EUR (40$)
– any 5, 6 or 7 sections = 40 EUR (45$)
– any 8, 9 or 10 sections = 45 EUR (52$)

The fee can be paid via PayPal through our web site:
http:// www.bluesea-adriatic.com

Also the participation fee can be paid with Western Union on the following info:
Name: Darko Krstic; Address: Josipa Broza Tita 9/5; City: Podgorica; Country: Montenegro

The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

EVENTS CALENDAR
Closing date: 22.4.2020.
Judging date: 7. 5.2020.
End judging: 12.5. 2020.
Notification date: 26.5. 2020.
Submit EDAS report: 11. 6. 2020.
Delivery of the catalogues and awards to the authors by 25. 7. 2020.

JUDGING DATES
1. MONTENEGRO – 7.5.2020.
2. UKRAINE – 10.5.2020.
3. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – 12.5.2020.

PUBLIC SHOWINGS
1. MONTENEGRO
– 10. 6. 2020. at gallery Podgorica
– 17. 6. 2020. at gallery Podgorica

2. UKRAINE
– 12. 6. 2020. at gallery Rivne
– 19. 6. 2020. at gallery Rivne

3. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
– 14. 6. 2020.. at Culture Center Art Gallery Han Pijesak
– 21. 6. 2020. at Culture Center Art Gallery Han Pijesak

DEFINITIONS
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.

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.
• 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.

PSA ADDITION to the joint FIAP/PSA rules
There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times.
The welfare of the subject is more important than the 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 Nature competitions. Judges are warned not to reward them

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.
Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. All images must appear natural.

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 images must appear natural.

IDENTIFICATION
To participate at LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 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 for that section, minimum 25% acceptance rate is guaranteed.
Photographs must be sent in digital form, as a picture file with dimension 1920×1080 pixels at 300 dpi. The exhibition is not allowed to resize the pictures sent by the entrants. The works will be projected on projector BENQ Full HD resolution 1920×1080. No file naming is needed. Maximum file size is 2 Mb.

SUBMISSION OF WORKS
Photos must be in JPEG format, dimensions 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels max at 300 dpi, JPEG compression value (if Photoshop used for export): 7-12, file size maximum 2 Mb. No file naming is needed. Exhibitions using digital projection is judge the images as received from the photographer at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size.
Digital images can not be altered, including resizing in either direction, by the exhibition or by the exhibition’s equipment before or during judging.

The photographs of authors with the application are submitted in these ways:
– by e-mail: [email protected]
– uploading throw our web site: http:// www.bluesea-adriatic.com

JURY
1. MONTENEGRO
Geza Lenart, EFIAP, MF FSS, Serbia
Jaroslav Gutek, EFIAP, Slovakia
Milijanko Miholjcic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2. UKRAINE
Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/g, Serbia
Anatoliy Volokh, EFIAP, Ukraine
Oleg Kutskiy,  EFIAP, Ukraine

3. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Istvan Kerekes, MFIAP, EFIAP/d3, Hungary
Danilo Cvetanović, EFIAP, MF FSJ, Serbia
Serhii Shchehlevatyh, Ukraine

The works will be projected on projector BENQ Full HD resolution 1920×1080.

AWARDS
At CIRCULAR EXHIBITION LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 there will be awarded these medals:

1. MONTENEGRO
10 x PSA Gold medal and 10 ribbons,
10 x Adriatic Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 30 x Adriatic Diploma,
Jury member HM, 20 HM

2. UKRAINE
10 x PSA Gold medal and 10 ribbons,
10 x Grand Gold medal and 30 ribbons
Jury member HM, 20 HM

3. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
10 x PSA Gold medal and 10 ribbons,
10 x Salon Gold medal and 30 Salon Diplomas
Jury member HM, 20 HM

The organizer reserves the right to award the most successful authors of LIGHT DRAWING CIRCUIT 2020 depend on the total number of the entrants.

NOTIFICATION & CATALOG
Notification cards will be sent by email.
All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will receive download link for online PDF catalogue of the photo salon. 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.

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.

CONTACTS
Contact person: Chairman of the organizing committee Mr. Darko Krstic
www.bluesea-adriatic.com
e-mail: [email protected]

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: 1. MONTENEGRO
10 x PSA Gold medal and 10 ribbons,
10 x Adriatic Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 30 x Adriatic Diploma,
Jury member HM, 20 HM

2. UKRAINE
10 x PSA Gold medal and 10 ribbons,
10 x Grand Gold medal and 30 ribbons
Jury member HM, 20 HM

3. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
10 x PSA Gold medal and 10 ribbons,
10 x Salon Gold medal and 30 Salon Diplomas
Jury member HM, 20 HM Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Licence agreement:
By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies legal Age, and own all rights to these images, including copyright or parents or guardians gives permission on his/her behalf if he/she is not of Legal Age. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. USAGE RIGHTS: 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.

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