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1st Circular Exhibition of Photography  
"GARAVOGUE CIRCUIT 2022"  
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We will not extend the closing date - please upload your photos on time

1st Circular Exhibition of Photography

GARAVOGUE Circuit 2022

DIGITAL PHOTO ARCHIVE - DIGITALNA FOTO ARHIVA  - PC MONTENEGRO

3 COUNTRIES - 3 Shows - 2  Divisions - 4 Sections Exhibition 

Fully PSA  2022-490 recognized


ORGANISER
Digital Photo Archive, Sligo, Ireland
Digitalna Foto Arhiva, Vukovar, Croatia 
Photo club Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro


ORGANISING COMMITTEE 
Ivy Cecez, Chairman of the organising committee, 4 Rockwood Crescent, Tobergal Lane, Sligo, Ireland office@digitalphotoarchivelimited.com 
http://www.digitalphotoarchivelimited.com

SECTIONS

- There are 4 sections, all digital:

A) OPEN COLOUR (only colour) PSA PID Colour
B) LIFE (only colour) PSA PID Colour
C) OPEN MONOCHROME (only monochrome) PSA PID Monochrome
D) PHOTO TRAVEL (colour/ grayscale monochrome) PSA PTD
- Each photo can be presented in only one section.


ENTRY FEE
25$ USD for any 1 or 2 sections 
35$ USD for any 3 or all 4 sections 

Possible ways of payment:
- PayPal transfer (to office@digitalphotoarchivelimited.com)
- The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
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%
20-50 Entrants: 20%
50+ Entrants: 25%

CALENDAR
Closing date:     20.09.2022.
Judging:            25.09. - 08.10.2022.
Report cards:       20.10.2022.
Gallery of all accepted images will be available on the website www.digitalphotoarchivelimited.com after 20.10.2022.
EDAS submitted by : 06.11.2022.
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue:  20.12.2022.   www.digitalphotoarchivelimited.com
Sending of awards: 20.12.2022

EMAILS SPAM BLOCKING:
Confirmations of entry submittals and Report Cards will be sent to entrants Please be sure that this email address gets included in your “safe” email addresses to assure receipt of these emails instead of having them blocked by your security system. Also, check your Junk E-Mail or Spam folder to see if your email software placed any messages from the exhibition there.


JURY MEMBERS for all 4 sections:

Ireland all sections:
James MAHON, EFIAP, PPSA, Ireland
Danne JOHANSEN, EFIAP/P - PPSA - GPU CR2 - NSMiF/S, Denmark 
Jie FISCHER, EFIAP, MPSA, BPSA, FAPU and FsPSNY, USA  

Croatia all sections:
Wei YE, GMPSA, GMIFIA/5, GMABRP/5, GMCIIO, China
Ramin AMANI, EFIAP, Iran
Dr Chun-woo LEE, EFIAP/b, PSA Liaison Officer, South Korea

Montenegro all sections: 
Klea KYPRIANOU, EFIAP/p, EPSA, GPU Aphrodite, Cyprus
Pietro BUGLI, EFIAP / D2, Italy
Zoran DORDEVIC, EFIAP, MF, ULUPUDS, Serbia

AWARDS
ALTOGETHER 111 AWARDS!!!


Ireland
DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
+5 SALON honourable mention in each section (20 altogether)

Croatia
DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
+5 SALON honourable mention in each section (20 altogether)

Montenegro 
DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
+5 SALON honourable mention in each section (20 altogether)


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

CATALOGUE
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue.

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


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.  Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances

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. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

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. 

Reproduction
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: Any  image that has been  accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class any future instances of this exhibition.  It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.
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

 

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.

 

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.


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.
Oversized images will be rejected and the entrant required to resubmit their entry with properly sized images. Following the instructions on www.digitalphotoarchivelimited.com


JUDGING METHOD
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 will 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. 

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 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.

STATUS LIST
Our status page will be updated periodically. If any issues are noted, please contact Chairman to resolve. 


DEFINITIONS

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

Definition of Life in PID-C


The closest definition of Life photos, pictures of everyday life on which depict people, events, phenomena - Life itself.


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.

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

Vignettes and Borders

For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes are not allowed in Photo Travel Digital  images.  Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.  

PSA RULES


Breaches of Rules
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. 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

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.

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.

 


RULES

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