International Photographic Salon
Sibiu Romania

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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 2018 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 digital - FIAP and PSA PID Color
  • NATURE, color/monochrome digital - FIAP and PSA ND
  • CREATIVE, color digital - FIAP and PSA PID Color
  • 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).

PHOTOGRAPHS

    Photos must be in JPG file format with:

  • Maximum resolution of 3840 (horizontal) x 2160 (vertical) pixels
  • Maximal file size of 8 MB
  • JPG compression of 10 to 12
  • AUTHORS CAN SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE following the instructions on www.sibiuphoto.ro

ENTRY FEE

Entry fee is mandatory for all participants, and it is € 20 or $ 20 for 1 section, € 25 or $ 25 for 2 sections, € 30 or $ 30 for 3 sections.

The only way of payment is PayPal transfer: sibiuphoto@gmail.com

Entries of authors who didn't pay the entry fee will be disqualified.

CATALOGUE

A five stars catalogue will be send to each participant. On-line PDF Exhibition catalog will be published on website 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.sibiuphoto.ro

JURY MEMBERS

  • Kerekes Istvan EFIAP/diamond2 – Hungary
  • Balási Csaba – M.FIAP, Romania
  • Fred Nuss – A. FIAP, Romania
  • Louis Guermond – France – Reserve

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:

  • 3 FIAP, 3 PSA, 3 ISF, 3 IUP, 3 AAFR, 3 ORIZONT - GOLD medals
  • 3 FIAP, 3 PSA, 3 ISF, 3 IUP, 3 AAFR, 3 ORIZONT - SILVER medals
  • 3 FIAP, 3 PSA, 3 ISF, 3 IUP, 3 AAFR, 3 ORIZONT - BRONZE medals
  • 6 FIAP hon. Mentions
  • 2 PSA HM Ribbons/section
  • 3 set of IUP, GPU, AAFR HM Ribbons
  • 6 ISF diplomas
  • 1”LAZAROIU” plaquette
  • 1 FIAP special light blue badge awarded to the best author

CALENDAR:

Closing date:September 1st, 2018
Judging:September 8th-9th, 2018
Notification:September 17th, 2018 
Sending awards till:November 24th, 2018
Catalogues mailing:November 24th, 2018

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

EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS

October 7th –19th, 2018

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

We recommend using the online entry form.

2. REQUIREMENTS:

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

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:

  1. 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.
  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
  3. 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.

    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 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.

    3. 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.

    NATURE

    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 its honest presentation.

    • The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
    • Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
    • Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
    • Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
    • No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.
    • Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.
    • Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
    • Stitched images are not permitted.
    • All images must appear natural.
    • Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
    • Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
    • Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

    CREATIVE

    The PSA definition of Creative is “Altered Reality.” The image may be of any subject matter and must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated if the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer.

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered “Altered Reality.”

    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”.

    Acceptances in salons with labels ISF are doubled for relevant ISF distinctions.

    4. 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.

    Re-titling previously accepted images. Sanctions for “re-titling” will be imposed for instances where a previously accepted image or print has been given a different title and/or where a Color version and a Monochrome version and/or a Print version and a Projected Digital Image version of the same image have been given different titles

    5. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

    Radu Stănese, chairman of the organizing committee

    Liliana Popescu, manager of the International Photographic Salon Sibiu

    E-mail: info@orizontfoto.ro

    Official website: www.sibiuphoto.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.