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  9th Circular Exhibition of Photography  
  "Three Country Grand Circuit 2021"  
  PROPOSITIONS AND PARTICIPATION    
 

 

The current situation related to COVID-19 makes it impossible for us to ship letters and parcels to some countries (Argentina, Kuwait, Macau) so that delays may occur. We will send all awards for past exhibitions as soon as postal traffic being normal again.


NOTE:
We will not extend closing date - please upload your photos on time

Three Country Grand Circuit 2021

Ireland - Montenegro - Serbia

Fully PSA 2021-1597 recognised 



ORGANISERS

Photo club Emerald, Bundoran, Ireland
Photo club Cattaro, Kotor, Montenegro
Photo club Aleksinac, Aleksinac, Serbia

• The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA
• 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 where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path

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.
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.



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 a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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 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 must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles may not consist solely of numbers.

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.
However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are 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 has been completed. 

The target acceptance rate will be between 29% and 35% in each 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 which 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.

Your email address and contact information will not be made public.


SECTIONS

 - There are 9 sections, all digital:

A) OPEN COLOUR (colour digital) PSA PID Colour
B) WOMAN colour/monochrome digital) PSA PID Colour
C) LANDSCAPE  (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PID Colour
D) OPEN MONOCHROME  (monochrome digital) PSA PID Monochrome
E) NATURE (colour/monochrome digital) PSA ND
F) WILDLIFE (colour/monochrome digital) PSA ND
G) BIRDS (colour/monochrome digital) PSA ND
H) PHOTO TRAVEL (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PTD
I) PHOTOJOURNALISM (colour/monochrome digital) PSA PJD

- Each photo can be presented in only one section.

 Monochrome images may be entered in PID Colour section except in OPEN COLOUR (PID Colour section) but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Colour Star Ratings.

i. Acceptances in PID recognized Colour sections shall be credited towards PID Colour Star Ratings and Who's Who Colour listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Colour sections shall only be credited towards PID Colour 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.

PHOTOGRAPHS

AUTHORS MUST FILL OUT ENTRY FORM AND SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE
- Photos must be in JPG file format, Max. image width (horizontal) is 1920 pix. Max. image height (vertical) is 1080 pix. in 300 dpi. compression 7-12, max 2Mb.

ENTRY FORM

Authors must fill out online entry form.

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.

FILE NAMING

No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.

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.

ENTRY FEE (for ALL 3 countries)

30$ for any 1, 2, or 3 sections

40$ for any 4, 5 or 6 sections

50$ for any 7, 8 or all 9 sections


Possible ways of payment:

- PayPal transfer

- Cash, Checks and IRC are not accepted


GROUP/CLUB ENTRIES

• The group must consist of at least 5 entrants. 

• Each person must enter separately 

• A discount of will be given to all group/club entries: 

5-9 Entrants: 10%

10 -19 Entrant: 15%

20+ Entrants: 20%.

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

REPORT CARD NOTIFICATION

All participants will receive report card notifications via e-mail. The results of the exhibition will also be published on our website www.photoclubemerald.com

CATALOGUE

On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue.

JURY MEMBERS

Ireland
Jennifer Margaret WEBSTER, MPSA. SPSA. ARPS DPAGB. BPE3* EFIAP/B, England
Guo JING, AFIAP, China
Almando REGGIO, Italy

Montenegro
Dr Roy KILLEN. APSA, GMPSA/B, EFIAP, Australia
Phong TRAN, GMPSA, EFIAP/d2, EVAPA/g, Vietnam
Ali SAMEI, MFIAP, EsFIAP, EFIAP/s, Iran

Serbia
Herdis HALVA-NIELSEN, MPSA2, AFIAP, GPU CR4, Germany
Yanping QIU, EPSA, China
Pedro Luis AJURIAGUERRA SAIZ, EFIAP /g , MCEF/o, PSA PJD***Spain 

An entrant’s four images will be distributed through out four rounds of judging for that section.
Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.
Remote judging of images will be with calibrated computer monitors (minimum 19 inches) or high definition TV screens at 100% of the submitted pixel size (1920x1080 pix).
Equipment will not resize any submitted images or change the aspect ratio of the original image to “Fit to screen” or to “Fill screen” by monitors or HDTV equipment.
All information, including image file names, provided to the judges for remote judging must retain complete anonymity of the entrants and not provide the judges with any means of determining any entrant’s personal details, such as name, email address, or country. 

AWARDS

ALTOGETHER 273 AWARDS!!!

Ireland

DPA Badge for the best Author

PSA Gold medals in each section (9 altogether) 
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (27 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honourable mention in each section (54 altogether)


Montenegro

DPA Badge for the best Author

PSA Gold medals in each section (9 altogether) 
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (27 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honourable mention in each section (54 altogether)

Serbia

DPA Badge for the best Author

PSA Gold medals in each section (9 altogether) 
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (27 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honourable mention in each section (54 altogether)

- Each author can receive only one award in each section.

The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. Each author can receive only one award in each of the section. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

CALENDAR

Closing date:   15.11.2021.
Judging:            25.11.-06.12.2021.
Report cards:       15.12.2021.
Gallery of all accepted images:    15.12.2021 www.photoclubemerald.com
EDAS:    08.01.2022.
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue:  15.02.2022. www.photoclubemerald.com
Sending of awards:    15.02.2022.

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.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Aleksandar Sasic, Chairman of the organising committee

office@photoclubemerald.com


 


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