Rules

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1. ALL Images must be the original work of the entrant. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered.
2. Sections: (A) Open Monochrome (B) Open Color (C) Nature and (D) Photo Travel (E) Photo Journalism All are digital Sections. An author may submit a maximum of 4 images in each section. Images for each section should be UPLOADED our website – www.globalgrandcircuit.in
3. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail
4. A PDF catalogue will be email to all participants who paid entry fees. The Electronic catalogue will also be downloaded from website
5. Each image must have unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA recognized exhibition, that same image or similar or like image may not be entered in any section of the same division star rating class of the exhibitions regardless of the media, format and title and it must not be re titled for entry of any other PSA recognized exhibitions. Words such as NO TITLE, UNTITLED or titles consisting of ONLY NUMBERS will not be allowed in any case. Identification marks or title visible in the photographs will be rejected.
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.
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:
i. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title. ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.
6. Permission to reproduce images in the catalogue or for publicity is assumed unless otherwise denied by the author.
7. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, PSA and FIP.
8. An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.
9. 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 exhibition rules and conditions.
10. Entry Fee: Foreign Entrants: 20 $(USD)-FOR FIRST SECTION. 8 $ (USD) –FOR ADDITIONAL SECTION
For Indian Entrants: Rs.700/- FOR FIRST SECTION, 300/- FOR ADDITIONAL SECTION
11. Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc well in advance. Late entries will not be entertained and the Entry Fee will be retained. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, photographs may not be considered for selection.
For Foreign Entrants PAYPAL ID IS : deyabhij@gmail.com
For Indian entrants pay to :
Account Holder's Name: Digi Focus Photographic Welfare Association
Account Number: 3716101003564
Bank Name: CANARA BANK, Branch: BARRACKPORE, IFSC Code: CNRB0003716
12. 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."
13. All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. Organizers are not responsible for any misuse of copyright. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of object via light sensitivity). Images may be altered digitally or otherwise by the entrant.Artwork or computer graphics may be incorporated if the photographic contents predominate subject to NATURE, PHOTO TRAVEL divisional restrictions.
14. MONOCHROME IMAGES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN OPEN COLOUR SECTION [PIDC] ONLY.
15. MONOCHROME IMAGES ARE ACCEPTABLE IN NATURE, PHOTO TRAVEL AND PHOTO-JOURNALISM
16. Submission of Entries to the Salon implies acceptance of the above regulations.
17. However judges’ decision will be final
18. Projection with Power Lite 1761W WXGA widescreen projector with 1024x768 300 dpi resolution
19. All the images will be displayed with multimedia projector. Media type JPEG, Resolution is 1024 / 768 pixel 300 & color space is Srgb.
20. Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences.
21. Salon Entries
The digital/digitized photographs can be uploaded – www.globalgrandcircuit.in
A. Open Monochrome
B. Open Color
C. Nature
D. Photo Travel
E. Photo Journalism
Notes for Salon Entries
1. An author may submit a maximum of 4 images in each section.
2. Specifications to be maintained for all Image:
Image file must be in JPEG format. Submit images with 300 dpi resolution and a maximum size of 1024 Pixels horizontal and 768 pixels vertical. Image File Size must not exceed more than 1 MB. Please verify image specification to match with mentioned specification. That will help you upload images smoothly.
PSA Definitions
General: Entries must originate as photographs (image-capture 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/her 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 exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.
Travel
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 images must appear natural.
Monochrome
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 grayscale image that has been toned in one colour across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold etc.)
A grayscale or multicolored 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 Color work.
Journalism
Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.
PSA, FIAP, and RPS Nature Definition
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches ofnatural 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 maintaininghigh technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elementsare integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adaptedto an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depictingnatural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars onwild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants,feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form ofmanipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add,relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques thatenhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorialcontent, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focusstacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such asdust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. Allallowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscalemonochrome. Infrared images, either direct captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Registration No of FIP:2018/FIP/07-08-09/2018, PSA:2018-206 and FIAP:
Club INNER EYE: 2018/313, Club DIGIFOCUS: 2018/314 And Club ANGLE oF VIEW: 2018/315