1st GREEK PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCUIT 2013
International Photographic salon of fine art photography
Conditions of Entry
The Circuit consist of 4 salons and entry is open to photographers all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP, PSA, UPI and the Hellenic Photographic Society. All acceptances will count for FIAP, PSA, and UPI and for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who’s Who".
There are four sections, all DIGITAL all in color or/and monochrome:
Each photo can be presented in only one section. When an entrant submits images which are significantly similar to each other, only one of the images will be accepted, even if the images are entered in different sections. Entries must originate as photographs made by the entrant. All techniques are permitted.
3.Submit of photos
ALL entries MUST be submitted via the internet. Entries NOT submitted via our entry page will not be judged.
The maximum number of works is four (4) per section. (Total 16 photos).
Photos must be in JPG file format. File size of individual image should not exceed 2MB. The longer side must be at least 2000 pixels (horizontal or vertical). Authors can submit photos online.
Norice for Group Entries
There is a 10% discount for group entries (more than 10 participations).
Group entries will be accepted in the form of CD/DVD at the following address:
11 Katehaki st.
The linked form must be filled and attached for each group participant.
4. File name
As the photographer wishes. All information needed will be collected from the online entry system. Maximum of 30 characters.
5. Author copyright
Each entrant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his own. The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to the Circuit, like the catalogue, photo CD/DVD and the website, unless specifically stated otherwise by the entrant on the entry form.
Each entrant will receive free of charge a best quality digital catalogue of all awarded works on a CD.
7. Notification card
Each entrant will received via e-mail a report card with the results of his/her submitted photos. All results will be uploaded in the website of the circuit.
8. Entry fee
The entry fee for entries are to be paid by following the instructions on the website when filling out the entry form, after the upload of the photos will be finished. Payment should be in accordance with the entry fees stated there. Club discount is also specified. Cheques are not accepted. Entries for which no or insufficient payment has been received will not be judged.
Entrance fee per person for 4 salons:
- 1 section €25, $33
- 2 sections €30, $40
- 3 sections €35, $47
- 4 sections €40, $54
Possible ways of payment:
- PayPal transfer to email@example.com (Preferred method)
- Wire transfer: Account Name: METZAKIS EMMANOUIL, IBAN: GR3207300100000000003744119, SWIFT Address (BIC code): BCYPGRAA Bank of Cyprus, Heraklion Crete, Greece
9. Members of the jury
1st Salon "Crete": SAEED AL SHAMSI, NIKIFORAKIS POLICHRONIS UPI ZEUS, UPICR3, EFIAP/b, ESFIAP, PSA*** Secretary General of UPI, MARKOGLOU DIMITRIOS EFIAP,PSA*** Alternate : FRAGIADAKIS MANOLIS AFIAP
2nd Salon "Santorini": POKORN PETER EFIAP/b, ESFIAP, HonEFIAP, MF FZS , PAPADAKIS MANOLIS EFIAP/s, PSA**, MELIGOUNAKI STELLA EFIAP, Alternate: ALMPANIS FANIS AFIAP
3rd Salon "Mykonos": SILVANO MONCHI ESFIAP, PSILAKI EFI EFIAP, CHALKIADAKIS KOSTAS UPI CR3, AFIAP, PPSA, Alternate: KANAKI SMARAGDI
4th Salon "Rhodos": BRKIC BRANISLAV EFIAP, ESFIAP,UPI CR3, LYKOURIS IOANNIS EFIAP, ESFIAP, Secretary General of FIAP, NIKIFORAKIS MICHAEL EFIAP, Alternate: MARKAKI HARA AFIAP
|Medals UPI FIAP PSA HPS HPSC||128|
|Honorable mentions UPI FIAP PSA HPSC||160|
|Best entry per salon||4|
|Best entry circuit||1|
|Total Awards||501 Awards|
Here you can find a breakdown of the awards by category and/or salon.
Each partitipant can win one award per section.
Closing date: 3 February 2013
Judging: 8-10 February 2013
Notification: 15 February 2013
First public projection: 6 March 2013
Second public projection: 3 April 2013
Sending of catalogs and awards: 26 April 2013
12. Agree with the conditions
SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
An entry may be rejected by the organizers if it does not conform to Circuit rules and conditions .
14. Jury decision
The jury decision is final.
FIAP definition of Nature Photography: Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owl or storks, adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.
PSA definition of Nature Photography: Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches on natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that an informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality. Human elements shall not be present, except on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands on wild animals is acceptable. Photographs of artistically produced plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged or combined. No manipulation or modification is permitted except resizing, sharpening, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration of original color of the scene. No special effect filters can be applied. Any adjustments must appear natural.
PT Definition:"A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, andportray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state.There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations including infrared are unacceptable."
PSA PID (OPEN), PID (EXPERIMENTAL), ND (NATURE), PTD (TRAVEL)
HPS 2013/01, 02,03,04
HPSC 2013/01, 02,03,04
Chairman: Metzakis Manolis (Emmanouil) UPI ZEUS, UPI CR3, EFIAP/p, ESFIAP, PSA**
Tel.: +30 6945702080
Web site: http://www.greekcircuit.com