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18th International Photographic SalonSibiu Romania 2017


ORGANIZER

ORIZONT PHOTOCLUB
34 A Calea Dumbrăvii Street
OP6 – CP 19
550324 Sibiu
ROMANIA
E-mail: orizontfoto@gmail.com.


Regulations

The International Photographic Salon Sibiu 2017 is open to all the amateur and professional photographers from all over the world. The salon will be organized according to regulations and standards concerning the organization of the International Photographic Salons.


1. THEMES:

  • OPEN, color/monochrome digital - FIAP PID Color/Monochrome
  • PHOTO TRAVEL,  color/monochrome digital - FIAP PTD Color/Monochrome

Each photo can be presented in only one section.

ENTRY FORM
All authors must fill out an Online Entry Form on the official website and submit entries online (Preferred method).
Printed entry form and CD/DVD with photos, can be sent to the organizer’s address. CD/DVD will not be returned.
The PDF entry form is available on the website www.orizontfoto.ro and www.sibiuphoto.ro

PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos must be in JPG file format with:

  • Maximum resolution of 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical) pixels
  • Maximal file size of 2 MB
  • JPG compression of 7 to 12

AUTHORS CAN SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE following the instructions on www.sibiuphoto.ro or they can send them on CD or DVD (CD/DVD will not be returned).

FILE NAMING

YourName-YourPhotoName.jpg;

Photo name cannot contain more than 2 digits.

Explanation:

  • YourName = author’s name and surname, only letters, min.5 and max. 25 characters;
  • YourPhotoName = photo’s name, letters min.5 and max. 20 characters;
  • If you need to add digits to photo name, please see the example below
    YourPhotoName01 = photo’s name, letters min.5 and max. 18 characters and max. 2 digits.

The total number of characters for the photo name should not exceed 50 characters.

No spaces are allowed.

ENTRY FEE
Entry fee is mandatory for all participants and it is:
- For all 2 sections: € 20 or $ 20
The only way of payment is PayPal transfer: orizontfoto2010@gmail.com
Entries of authors who didn't pay the entry fee will be disqualified.

The discount for grups is as follows:

  • - from 2 to 5 persons is 20%
  • - from 5 to 10 persons is 30%
  • - more than 10 persons is 40%

CATALOGUE
A five stars catalogue will be send to each participant. On-line PDF Exhibition catalog will be published on website www.orizontfoto.ro / www.sibiuphoto.ro  and link will be sent to all participants.

NOTIFICATION
All participants will receive personal report card notification by e-mail. The results of the exhibition will be also published at www.orizontfoto.ro

JURY MEMBERS

  • Balási Csaba – M. EFIAP/g, Romania
  • Fred Nuss – A. FIAP, Romania
  • Adriana Alejandra Marelli – Argentina
  • Louis Guermond – France / Romania
  • Daniel Baltat – Romania

The jury’s decision is final and irrevocable. Images may not be changed by the exhibition prior to or during judging. Images may not be changed by the exhibition’s equipment prior to or during judging. This includes resizing of images either smaller or larger or changing the aspect ration of the original image to "Fit to screen" or to "Fill screen" by UHDTV equipment.

The image will be viewed at 100% on a large 3840 by 2160 UHD TV Monitor using HDMI connection. The monitor will be calibrated to the sRGB colour space. This configuration will give optimum viewing for the selectors. Please note portrait images must be no larger than 1080 pixels high. Smaller images are acceptable but will be displayed smaller on the screen. Please check all image sizes before submission; images with sizes larger than specified will be rejected. Please note that the image will not be re-sized for viewing.

AWARDS
Winners receive medals diplomas, honorable mentions:

  • 2 FIAP, 2 RPS, 2 ISF, 2 IUP, 2 GPU, 2 AAFR, 2 ORIZONT - GOLD medals
  • 2 FIAP, 2 RPS, 2 ISF, 2 IUP, 2 GPU, 2 AAFR, 2 ORIZONT - SILVER medals
  • 2 FIAP, 2 RPS, 2 ISF, 2 IUP, 2 GPU, 2 AAFR, 2 ORIZONT - BRONZE medals
  • 8 FIAP hon. Mentions
  • 2 set of IUP, GPU, AAFR HM Ribbons
  • 4 RPS Ribbons
  • 4 ISF diplomas
  • 1"LAZAROIU" plaquete
  • 1 FIAP special light blue badge awarded to the best author

CALENDAR:

Closing date: October 10th, 2017
Judging: October 14th -15 th, 2017
Notification: October 25th, 2017
Sending awards till: December 15th, 2017
Catalogues mailing: December 15th, 2017

Notifications will be available at www.orizontfoto.ro and sent to each author personally by email.

EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS
November 12nd, December 2nd 2017
Photo Club, Sibiu – Romania
Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a High resolution Full HD Projector (Epson PowerLite)

ADDRESS FOR SENDING
You can send printed entry forms with CD/DVD and/or entry fee to this address:
ORIZONT PHOTOCLUB
Calea Dumbravii Street, 34 A
OP6 CP 19
550324 Sibiu
ROMANIA
E-mail: orizontfoto@gmail.com
We recommend using the online entry form.


2. REQUIREMENTS:

The salon will be organized according to regulations and standards concerning the organization of the International Photographic Salons. 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. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class.

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.

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 each section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. 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 FIAP Recognized exhibition. Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like "in camera" or a "reproduction" duplicate of that image:

  • May not be re - entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  • Words such as "Untitled" and "No Title" are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to FIAP for further investigation of possible ethics violations. FIAP retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, 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.

DEFINITIONS

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.

Photo 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

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

All acceptances will count for "IUP Honor List" and "IUP Distinctions".

LICENCE AGREEMENT

By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that he is a sole owner of the rights to use sent images, including copyright, patent and/or other applicable rights. All models must be of Legal Age of consent or have guardian permissions issued. The exhibition organizers assume no liability for any copyright misuse conducted by entrants.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Radu Stănese, chairman of the organizing committee
E-mail: info@orizontfoto.ro
www.orizontfoto.ro

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.

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