Rules

SECTIONS / THEMES

 

PHOTOEXPO 2022 International Photo Contest is divided into 6 sections, all digital:
  •  A In the Backlight                 (PSA PID Colour) *
  •  B Split of second                  (PJD PID Colour) **
  •  C Geometry (lines, circles, triangles…) (PSA PID Colour) ***
  •  D Nature                                 (PSA ND) ****
  •  E Open Colour                       (PSA PID Colour)
  •  F Open Monochrome          (PSA PID Mono) *****
FEE PAYMENT
A total fee of 20 euros / 25 dollars for the participation in any number of sections is mandatory for all participants.

The participation fee may be paid through:

  PayPal  through our web site at: https://www.photoexpo.me click at PAYMENT in menu

Alternatively, the fee may also be paid through:

  Western Union, using the following information: Name: Zoran Djordjevic; Address: N. Pasica 4/52; City: Kragujevac; Country: Serbia

Works by authors who do not pay the fee will not be taken into consideration.

DISCOUNT

For Master of Light members and distinctions holders, discount is 25%. Difference until full price will pay Master of Light PA.

 

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

 

   Closing date: 26 March 2022

►   All judging completed by: 9 April 2022

►   Notifications sent by: 20 April 2022

  Awards mailed by: May 2022

   On-Line Gallery posted by: 26 May 2022 

  Catalogs posted by 26 May   The organizer will produce a PDF catalogue. A link to download the catalogue will be sent to all participants by the first projection day, 26 April.

 Jury

Aleksandar Buđevac, Serbia, KMF, EFIAP, Master of Light Artist (Jury president, judging all section)
Mario Sikora, Czech Republic,  EFIAP,  s  C ☆☆ Master of Light, AHPS (judging all section)
Goran Kojadinovic, Serbia,  PPS, EFIAP/s  C ☆☆ Master of Light (judging all section)

Awards

The PhotoEXPO 2022 International Photo Contest will award the following:

1 FIAP blue badge for most successful author in Salon

1 Master of Light golden badge for best work according Master of Light standards

6 FIAP Gold medals

6 PSA Gold medals

6 Master of Light Gold plaquettes

6 IAAP Gold medals

1 Gold medal of Photo Association of Serbia

1 Silver medal of Photo Association of Serbia

1 Bronze medal of Photo Association of Serbia

6 DIPA gold medals

6 Salon gold Medals

6 Master of Light Silver plaquettes

6 Salon Silver medals

6 Master of Light bronze plaquettes

6 Salon bronze medals

12 FIAP Ribbons

6 Gold Master of Light Ribbons
6 Silver Master of Light Ribbons
6 Bronze Master of Light Ribbons

12 DIPA diplomas
18 IAAP ribbons

18 Salon Ribbons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATALOGUE

The organizer will produce a PDF catalogue. A link to download
the catalogue will be sent to all participants by the first projection day, 26 April

 

 

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 this exhibition it may not be entered again in 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.

 

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.

“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.”

Authors may submit photographs in one of three ways:

■ uploaded through the web site:
https://www.photoexpo.me
click at REGISTER NOW in menu

•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 or
accompanied by the application form  ►►►

■ sent by e-mail – mail@photoexpo.me
To download application form, please copy this link in your browser https://www.photoexpo.me/documents/EXPOApplicationForm.doc

Works and application form send to the mail: mail@photoexpo.me or
accompanied by the application form   ►►►

■ burned on CD/DVD, and sent to the postal address of:
Zoran Dordevic
TC Sumadija lok 14 / Limijerov snop
M. Pavlovica 9
34000 Kragujevac
Serbia

Works must be marked with ordinal numbers corresponding to their specification in the application form. Works submitted without a correctly filled-in application form will not be considered.

Photographs should be submitted in digital form with a maximum size of 1920pixels for horizontal side and 1200 pixels for vertical side at 300 dpi.

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

Judging method:

Jury will work remote (on-line judging).  Every jury member will work with standard PC (not laptop) with monitors sizes 24”-28”.

Target range: The target range for acceptances is 20%-25%.

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.

THIS SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS APPLIES TO ALL SECTIONS

                           

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

 

PSA Monochrome Definition

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale 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.

Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism but toned images are not permitted for these sections.

PSA/FIAP Nature Definition

Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.

Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was recorded. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.

The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural.

Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.

Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.

Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.

Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement is not allowed.

No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed.  Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.

Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.

Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or derivations are not allowed.

Multiple images of the same subject that are combined in camera or with software by focus stacking, exposure blending or stitching (images taken consecutively and combined by overlapping) are allowed

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

 

Vignetting and Borders

Vignettes are not allowed in Nature Images.  Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.

 

Photojournalism Definition// related to Theme B Split of second

Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to full monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

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

For the purpose of this exhibition, toned images are not allowed in Photojournalism sections.  Any monochrome image entered must be “greyscale monochrome”.

Vignetting and Borders

Vignettes are not allowed in Photojournalism images.  Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.

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:

  1. a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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

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

The organizer will take all possible care handling the emails and awards, however, assumes no liability for damages and loses during shipment.

CONTACTS:

Chairman:

Mr. Zoran Dordevic, EFIAP, MF FSS, ULUPUDS
TC Sumadija lok 14 / Limijerov snop
M. Pavlovica 9
34000 Kragujevac
Serbia
e-mail: mail@photoexpo.me
web: https://www.photoexpo.me