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5th GREEK PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCUIT 2017

International Photographic salon of fine art photography


G.P.U., Global Photographic Union
fiap psa Hellenic Photographic Society Greek Artistic Photography Club
GPU LICENCES
L 170043
2017/064
2017/065
2017/066
2017/067
PSA 2017-039
OPEN COLOR (PID-C)
OPEN MONOCHROME (PID-M)
NATURE(ND)
TRAVEL(PTD)
2017/01
2017/02
2017/03
2017/04
2017/01
2017/02
2017/03
2017/04

Conditions of Entry

 

1. General

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, GPU Hellenic Photographic Society and the Greek Artistic Photography. All acceptances will count for FIAP, PSA, and GPU and for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who’s Who".

 

2. Sections

There are four sections, all DIGITAL all in color or/and monochrome:
A) Open Color
B) Open Monochrome
C) Nature
D) Travel
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 (except nature). An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for each section.

 

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 horizontal side must be 1920 pixels (for horizontal photos) and the vertical side must be 1080 pixels (for vertical photos). The jury of the photos will be in Full HD TV screens.  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:
Metzakis Manolis 
11 Katehaki st. 
Heraklion 71201
CRETE, GREECE

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.
Please do not use invalid characters such us 
/ \ : ? * " < > | ' #

 

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.

 

6. Catalogue

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, $30
  • 2 sections €30, $35
  • 3 sections €35, $41
  • 4 sections €40, $47

Discount:
Club with more than 10 entries discount of 10%.

Possible ways of payment:

  • PayPal transfer to info@greekcircuit.com (Preferred method)
  • Wire transfer: Account Name: GREEK ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY, METZAKIS EMMANOUIL, IBAN: GR0701715600006560135950758, SWIFT Address (BIC code): PIRBGRAA   Piraeus Bank, Heraklion Crete, Greece
  • By cash
  • MoneyBookers-Skrill transfer to info@greekcircuit.com
  • Western Union

 

9. Members of the jury

1st Salon "Crete":  AMPARO GVERRETRO,  SPAIN GPU CR2 , VARDAKIS GEORGE, GREECE  AFIAP , TRIKALI MINA, GREECE Alternate : FRAGIADAKIS MANOLIS/AFIAP


2nd  Salon "Santorini":
 GUO JING, CHINA, PAPADAKIS MANOLIS, GREECE, EFIAP/g, PSA**,GPU CR3  , PAPAIOANNOU MARIA, GREECE, AFIAP ,  Alternate: MARKAKI HARA/AFIAP

3rd Salon "Mykonos":
  , CONSTANTIKOS CHARALAMBOUS, CYPRUS, EFIAP, VOGIATZAKI MARIA, GREECE, EFIAP, GPU CR3, GPU HERMES, VASSILOPOULOU KONSTANTINA, GREECE, AFIAP, Alternate: CHALKIADAKIS COSTAS GPU GR4, GPU ZEUS, EFIAP/s, MPSA

4th Salon "Rhodos": 
SAEED AL SHAMSI UAE, KOUTSAKIS MANOLIS, GREECE, EFIAP, GPU  CR2, , MARKOGLOU MIMIS EFIAP/b, PSA***  Alternate: MANOUSAKIS MANOS

 

10. Awards

Medals GPU FIAP PSA HPS GAP

 

128

Honorable mentions GPU FIAP PSA GAP

 

160

Diplomas

 

160

Judges choice

 

48

Best entry per salon

 

4

Best entry circuit

 

1

Money prices 

 

 4

Total Awards

 

500+4+1 Awards

Here you can find a breakdown of the awards by category and/or salon.
Each partitipant can win one award per section.

 

11. Calendar

Closing date: 5 February 2017
Judging: 10-12 February 2017
Notification: 19 February 2017
First public projection: 10 March 2017
Second public projection: 6 April 2017
Third public projection: 14 April 2017
Fourth public projection: 5 May 2017
Sending of catalogs and awards: 28 April 2017

 

12. Agree with the conditions

SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.

 

13. Rejection

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.

 

15. Definitions

Nature Photography Definition
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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.
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 the 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.
Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. 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. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.
Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

PSA definition of Monochrome Photography:
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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image.
(For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)
A grayscale 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.

FIAP 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 the 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.

The Photo Travel definition:
“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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.“

 

16. FIAP document 2014/317 E 

“I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document 2014/317 E  «Conditons for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events»  and especially to its chapter II «Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage» dealing  under Section II.2 with  the FIAP participation rules and the red list.”

 

17. RECOGNITIONS

FIAP 2017/64,65,66,67
PSA 2017-039 PID-C (OPEN COLOR),  PID-M (OPEN MONOCHROME), ND (NATURE), PTD (TRAVEL)
GPU LICENSES  L 170043
HPS 2017/01,02,03,04
GAP 2017/01,02,03,04

 

18. Organization

Chairman: Metzakis Manolis (Emmanouil) GPU CR5, GPU ZEUS, EFIAP/p, ESFIAP, PSA**
Tel.: +30 6945702080

 

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A photographic salon opens its doors to all photographers all over the world. Every photographer amateur or not can participate in this photographic contest.

A photographic exhibition, in one photographic circuit with four salons and four categories each. Open Color, Open Monochrome, Nature and Travel, up to 16 photos per entrant.

In this photographic competition 500 awards wait the best photos of the photographers to be given to.

A Grand prize of 1 week accomodation in Greece and $300 for each best category participation!

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