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  7th Circular Exhibition of Photography  
  "KOTOR CIRCUIT 2021"  
  PROPOSITIONS AND PARTICIPATION    
 

 

The current situation related to COVID-19 makes it impossible for us to ship letters and parcels to some countries (Kuwait, Macau, Myanmar, Sri Lanka) so that delays may occur. We will send all awards for past exhibitions as soon as postal traffic being normal again.

NOTE:
We will not extend closing date - please upload your photos on time


KOTOR CIRCUIT 2021

Montenegro - Ireland - Serbia - Croatia

F
ully PSA approved 2021-1048

4 COUNTRY - 4 Shows - 4 Divisions - 12 Sections Exhibition

 

Photo club Cattaro, Kotor, Montenegro
Photo club Emerald, Bundoran, Republic of Ireland
Photo club Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Digitalna Foto Arhiva, Vukovar, Croatia

- The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of The Photographic Society of America (PSA)
- Acceptances received by PSA members in approved sections of this exhibition are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, listing in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of photography, and credited toward the PSA Distinctions PPSA and EPSA.

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:

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.

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.


CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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 a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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 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 must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles may not consist solely of numbers.

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.

However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles has been completed.

The target acceptance rate will be between 29% and 35% in each section.

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 which 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.
Your email address and contact information will not be made public.

SECTIONS

- There are 12 sections, all digital:

A) OPEN COLOR (color digital) PID-Color
B) WOMAN (
color/monochrome digital) PID-Color
C) CREATIVE (
color/monochrome digital) PID-Color
D) LIFE (color/monochrome digital) PID-Color
E) OPEN MONOCHROME (monochrome digital) PID-M
F) NATURE (color/monochrome digital) ND
G) WILDLIFE (color/monochrome digital)
ND
H) BIRDS (color/monochrome digital)
ND
I) PHOTO TRAVEL (color/monochrome digital)
PTD
J) PHOTOJOURNALISM (color/monochrome digital)
PJD
K) SPORT (color/monochrome digital)
PJD
L) CHILD (color/monochrome digital)
PJD

- Each photo can be presented in only one section.

- Please read the full definition of sections at the end of PDF Downloadable Condition of Entry from our web site: www.photoclubcattaro.com


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 recognised 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.
iii. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.


PHOTOGRAPHS

Photos must be in JPG file format, maximum dimensions: 1920 pix. Horizontal side and 1080 pix. Vertical side in 300 dpi.
AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE,
compression 7-12, max 2Mb.
Following the instructions on
www.photoclubcattaro.com


ENTRY FORM

Authors must fill out online entry form.


FILE NAMING

No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). 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.
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.


ENTRY FEE (for all 4 Countries)

30$
for any 1, 2 or 3 section
45$
for any 4, 5 or 6 section
55$
for any 7, 8 or 9 section
60$
for any 10, 11 or all 12 section

Possible ways of payment:
- PayPal transfer
- Cash, Checks and IRC are not accepted.
- The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.


REPORT CARD NOTIFICATION


All participants will receive report card notifications via e-mail.
The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website www.photoclubcattaro.com

CATALOG

On-line PDF Exhibition Catalog.

JURY MEMBERS

Montenegro (for all 12 sections):

Gunther RIEHLE, APSA, GMPSA/PLATINUM, PSA Diamond (PIDC, ND, PTD), PSA Galaxy (PIDM, PJD),Germany

Hoi Yan FONG, EFIAP/g, APSA, MPSA2, FPSEA, FAPU, APSHK, AUAPA, EPSNY, PSA Galaxy (PPDC, PIDC, ND, PTD), PSA Who's Who Top Ten (Nature Print 2015/2016/2017, Travel Print 2016 No.3) Assistant ROPA Director, PSA, Hong Kong

Alen MUSIC, Montenegro


Ireland (for all 12 sections):  

Brian HOPPER, EFIAP/d2, ARPS, FIPF, Ireland

Phong TRAN, EFIAP/d2, MPSA2, Vietnam

Kwok Kei Daniel TSE, GMPSAMSAPEFIAP/g, GPU CR3, PSA Who's Who Top Ten PJD 2016/2019, PSA GALAXY (PIDC, PIDM, PTD, PJD, ND), Hong Kong


Serbia (for all 12 sections):

Zoran DJORDJEVIC, EFIAP, MF FSS, Serbia

Aleksandar BUDJEVAC EFIAP, ESFIAP, Serbia

Goran KOJADINOVIC, AFIAP, Serbia


Croatia (for all 12 sections):

Graeme WATSON, EFIAP/d2, MPSA2, APSEM, ESAPS, SAPS, Australia

Petar SABOL, MFIAP, EFIAP/d1, EPSA, Croatia

Yanping QIU, FAPPA, China


An entrant’s four images will be distributed through out four rounds of judging for that section.
Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.
Images will be judged with Benq W6000 Full HD projector in 1920x1080 pix.

AWARDS

ALTOGETHER 340 AWARDS !!!

Montenegro
DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medal in each section (12 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 3 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (36 altogether)


Ireland
DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medal in each section (12 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 3 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (36 altogether)

Serbia

DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medal in each section (12 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 3 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (36 altogether)

Croatia
DPA Badge for the best Author
PSA Gold medal in each section (12 altogether)
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 3 SALON honorable mention ribbons in each section (36 altogether)

The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. Each author can receive only one award in each of the section. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

CALENDAR

Closing date:     20.01.2021.
Judging:     01.02.-10.02.2021.
Notification:     20.02.20
21www.photoclubcattaro.com
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalog: 20.04.20
21.
Sending of awards: 20.04.20
21.   

On-Line Gallery:     20.02.2021www.photoclubcattaro.com
EDAS: 14.03.20
21.

JUDGING DATES

Montenegro 01.02.2021.  
Ireland 04.02.20
21.  
Serbia 08.02.20
21.  
Croatia 11.02.20
21.

ADDRESSES
Kotor, Vidikovac BB, Montenegro
Bundoran, Business Retail Park, Republic of Ireland
Novi Sad, Djordje Niksica Johana 17,  Serbia
Vukovar, Vocarska 14, Croatia

EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS
Montenegro: 06.03.2021.

Ireland: 07.03.20
21.
Serbia: 08.03.20
21.
Croatia: 09.03.20
21.

Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a high resolution W6000 Full HD projector in 1920x1080 pix.


LICENCE AGREEMENT

By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies legal Age, and own all rights to these images, including copyright or parents or guardians gives permission on his/her behalf if he/she is not of Legal Age.
The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Vuko Punosevic, Chairman of the organizing committee
office@photoclubcattaro.com


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.

 


RULES

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