3rd International Contest Capodimonte Small Prints 2020

 

 

1. Organizer

 

Unlimited Photo Club, Podgorica, Montenegro

 

2. Participation

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:

I.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.

II.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.

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 fail 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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

i.    Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.

ii.   Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings.

 

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.

 

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.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

FIAP Important Notice

By 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.

 

3. Recognition and Patronage

 

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2020/315
PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2020-259
GPU (Global Photographic Union) L200068

IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers) 2020/084

MoL (Photo Association Master of Light) 2020/41

 

4. Themes

 

a) Open Color PRINT (PPD color class)
b) Open Monochrome PRINT (PPD monochrome class)

 

5. Entry fee

 

The entry fee is 25€ or 30$
The entry fee is mandatory for all participants and unique for all themes, no matter how many themes the entrant's participating for.

Entries for which no or insufficient payment has been received will not be judged.

6. Awards

The Jury will assign over 90 awards, FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author as the highest number of acceptances in all themes, and 2 Special Chairman Choice Awards as follows:
 

a) Open Color
FIAP - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 HM Ribbons
 

PSA - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 4 HM Ribbons
 

GPU - Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons

IAAP - Gold, Bronze Medal and 3 HM Ribbons

MoL - Gold Medal, Bronze Medal and 1 HM Ribbon

NZPAA - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 HM Ribbons

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

b) Open Monochrome
FIAP - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 4 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons

IAAP - Silver Medal and 3 HM Ribbons

MoL - Silver Medal and 2 HM Ribbons

NZPAA - Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal and 6 HM Ribbons

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

7. Submission of Works

Upload the digital file format of prints to the site application form is also required.

Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 8 photographs in 2 themes)

All prints must be printed on A4 paper (29,7 x 21 cm / 30 x 20 cm / 11 x 8,5 inches), NOT bigger size! Any prints which is above A4 size will be rejected.

Prints must be UNMOUNTED, and sent FLAT, NOT as a roll!

 

Packages should be clearly marked on the outside:

"Photographs for exhibition only: no commercial value".

An image converted to Monochrome can not be considered a different image. Each image must have a unique title. Images entered must be entirely the work of the photographer.

Labeling the PRINTS

Please notice that only pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) labels may be used on the backs of unmounted prints”.

The back of each photo must have the following info: first and last name, artist’s address, the title of the photo, progressive number, and a total number of photos presented by the same artist (example;”1/4”, “2/4”, ... ) in each section.

The orientation of these details will indicate the orientation of the print. The title written at the back of the photos should match the title of the files uploaded in the Application Form. In the case of nonconformities, the Application Form will be taken into account. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image.

 

8. File naming

Filename must be the same as the artwork names.
Filename must be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. Example: morning.jpg. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filename (ex. DSC_00123)

 

9. Entry form

The authors must fill out an online entry form.

 

10. Uploading files and sending packages

Uploading digital version of PRINTS

Uploading digital files of sent prints to the site Application Form is required.

Upload directly to the organizer web site: www.unlimitedphoto.org

Format of photographs: JPG
Size of photographs: The horizontal image side size of the photo must be 1920px and the resolution should be 300 dpi
JPG File compression should be between 7 and 12
Memory size of the file must not exceed 2 Mb

 

Sending PRINTS

Packages with prints must be sent to the mailing address:

 

Nenad Nikolić

Savska 13a / 7

11000 Beograd

Serbia

 

Only entries sent strictly to this address will be accepted!

 

Receiving of the prints - not later than 10. December, 2020.

 

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted) 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. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

In the case that two or more persons wish to share one package to economize on postage, the collective entry must be overseen by one person, who collates all the other entries in that package. This person's email and post address are the one to which reports, Catalogs, and potential awards will be sent.

The entrant must sign the entry submittal form in the space provided to verify authorization for the exhibition to destroy the exhibitor’s prints in lieu of returning them otherwise the full entry fee shall apply if the exhibition does have separate fees for the return of prints and non-return of prints.

 

11. Return Postage
 

If prints need to be returned, return postage in addition to the entry fees must be paid €20 or US$25 per package. The price for the returning of the collective package will be arranged separately.

Important notice:
The original packing will be used to return entries, and entrants must ensure that their packaging is adequate to be used for their return. If the packaging is not usable, we have no obligation of returning the package to the sender.

 

12. Damage or loss

While the greatest care will be taken of entries, but we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage during transport.

 

13. Possible ways of payment

Pay Pal transfer
The participants paying the participation fee through Pay Pal must specify their names and surnames.

Pay Pal email address is: vrzicl@gmail.com

On the condition that there is an inconsistency between sent photos and Pay Pal payments, the photos will not be evaluated. Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be taken into consideration.

Other ways of payment

1. Western Union

The participation fee can be paid only in Euros with Western Union.

Ask for the payment information if you want to pay via Western Union on following email address: unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

The participation fee can be paid ONLY IN EUROS with Western Union on the following info:

 

14. Exhibition Calendar

 

Closing date: 10. December 2020.
Judging: 20. – 23. December 2020.
Notification: 02. January 2021.
Submit EDAS Reports and FIAP Salon file: 20. January 2021.
Exhibition of Prints: 02. February 2021.

Sending of catalogs and awards: 05. March 2021.

 

15. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:
1. Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/g, EPSA, GPU CR3, Serbia

2. Zoran Stojiljkovic, EFIAP, Serbia

3. Aleksandar Cvijanovic, Academy Master of Scenography Art, Serbia

 

16. Report and notifications

All participants will receive personal report card notifications via e-mail, showing all acceptances and awarded images. Also, Acceptance Certificates (as PDF file) will be posted on personal email addresses. The results of the Exhibition will also be published on the organizers website.

 

17. Delivering Catalogs

 

All entrants will be sent Exclusive Printed Catalog, which will be posted by surface mail. The catalog will be published with awarded photographs and with a certain number of photographs chosen by the organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author royalties. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards, and catalogs, however, we assume no liability for damages and losses during shipment.

 

18. Information and contact

For further information please contact us by e-mail address:
unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

Chairman of Capodimonte Contest:

Boris Tomic, Podgorica, Montenegro

unlimitedphoto.mne@gmail.com

 

PSA Definitions

PSA - 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 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.

FIAP Definitions

FIAP Definition of black and white photography (monochrome):

This definition supersedes Document 223 and the INFO 1991/12.

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 color 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 catalog 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalog of a salon under FIAP Patronage.