PARTICIPATION RULES 2020
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International Photo Salon
Numismatics Awards 2020
It is RUSSIAN recognized Salon open to all photographers around the world. It is classic international digital Salon that has got FIAP Patronage , PSA Recognition. The only difference is that winner will get the special numismatic award besides the FIAP Blue Badge.
Accreditation of the contest
1.International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Patronage No:2020/536
2.Photographic Society of America (PSA): Projected Image Division, Recognition
No PSA- PSA 2020-492
3.Creative Union Photoart Recognition No N 1/2020
Contest consists of 4 sections:
In each section you can download up to 4 works
A. Open Color - Color (digital)(PSA PID-C)
B. Open Monochrome-Monochrome (digital)(PSA PID-M
C. Portrait- Color and Monochrome (digital)(PSA PID-C)
D. Travel - Color and Monochrome (digital)(PSA PT)
Closing date: 15th December 2020
In an attempt to encourage entrants not to delay submitting their entry until the last minute we have introduced an "Early Bird" system of entry fees. It is much cheaper to enter early! International Single Entrants: For entries received on or before 20th of November 2020:
20 Euro for 4 sections
International Single Entrants: For entries received after 20th of November 2020:
25 Euro for 4 sections
Clubs are eligible for discounts. Minimum number of participants for a club - 5
5-10 participants club = 10% discount
10-20 participants club = 15% discount
20+ participants club = 20% discount
To pay for the club's participation will appeal to Aleksey Zakharov email@example.com
Andrey Suchkov,E-Photoart,EFIAP/b (All section)
Elena Zakharova, A-Photoart AFIAP (All sections)
Dmitry Golubev, Member of the Union of Wildlife photographers of Russia (All sections)
Alternative: Alexander Lebedev, AFIAP — Russia (All sections)
Conditions of Entry
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:
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.
May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.
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 (PSA)
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.
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.
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.
Method of submitting entries
The entrants for the “Numismatics Awards 2020” have to register on our web-site awards.fiap.ru . After registration and authorization the applicant enters his personal account and uploads his images for the contest. The images on CD sent via regular mail are subject to rejection.
Technical requirements for the uploaded images;
JPG format. Size of digital files: maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal side, 768 on the vertical side, 72 ppi.; maximum 1MB.;
Closing date: 15th December2020
Judging: 25st December - 4th January 2021
Notification: 18th January 2021
Exhibition: February 2021
Start of awards delivery: 20th February 2021
Start of catalogues delivery: 20th February 2021
PDF Catalog Downloadable from web site by exhibitors.
Exhibition: Russia, Penza, February 2021
At the contest there will be 54 international awards from FIAP, PSA, and Photoclub Penza
Best Author Award: FIAP light Blue Badge and Numismatics Awards
FIAP: 4 Gold medals, 8 Honorable mention
PSA: 4 Gold medals, 12 Honorable mention
Photo Сlub "Penza": 4 Gold medals, 8 Silver medals, 12 Bronze medals
Payment can be made on the web-site after submitting your application.To make payment you Pay Pal on address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
All participants can use Western Union.
If for some reason you are not able to make payment - please contact us email@example.com and we will find a solution.
Conditions of entry
The contest will be conducted according to FIAP, PSA, and CUP regulations.
There are maximum of 4 digital files in each of 5 sections.
The entrants for the “Numismatics Awards 2020” have to register on our web-site http://awards.fiap.ru . After registration and authorization the applicant enters his personal account and uploads his images for the contest. The images on CD sent via regular mail are subject to rejection.
Technical requirements for the uploaded images;
JPG format. Size of digital files: maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal side, 768 on the vertical side, 72 ppi.;maximum 1MB.;
Important:when uploading the image, its title must be stated!!!
The contest is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the contest rules and conditions. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. All final work must be digital file.
By virtue of submitting an entry, the applicant certifies the work as his own and 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 contest. This may include low resolution posting on a web-site.
The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.
All notifications will be sent by e-mail.
With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.
Entries will be viewed by the judges using Acer X1230 with 1024x768, DLP resolution.
* An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all sections.
* The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.
All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material. By virtue of submitting an entry to the "Numismatics Awards" salon, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of the submitted material for any purpose, related to the contest and future exhibitions.
The sponsors of the competition have a right to:Reproduce the entries in any part of the "Numismatics Awards" website (awards.fiap.ru and www.fiap.ru)
Exhibit of the accepted entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions of the "Numismatics Awards" contest;
Reproduction of the accepted images on any printed or electronic medium to inform the public about the competition and its results;
Reproduce of the accepted images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
Use winning images for further specialized activities , aimed at the popularization of the contest;
Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the "Numismatics Awards" salon will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.
Submitting the entry you automatically grant your consent with the contest policy and rules mentioned above.
a) FIAP Definitions:
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.
b) PSA 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 grayscale 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.
Definition of Nature Photography (PSA and FIAP)
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