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CALENDAR

Closing Date: March 29, 2020
Judging Date: April 5, 2020
Notification on Website: April 12, 2020
Date of Exhibition: May 03 & May 10, 2020
Dispatch of Awards: May 15, 2020

ENTRY FEE

All 4 Sections USD $22 / INR 1650/-

For group participants entry fee is discounted as below
Up to 10 participants – 10% Discount
11-20 participants – 20% Discount
More than 20 Participants – 30% Discount

PAYMENT DETAILS

Bank Account: 061410026646
Account Holder: Zoomin Photographers Club De Goa
Bank: Dena Bank
Branch: Vasco
IFS Cose: BKDN0470614

PAYPAL ID paypal.ffpc@gmail.com

FIAP/2020/150-152

PSA 2020-126

GPU L200048

2019/FIP/218-220/2020

ONLY $22 USD / 1650 INR

ENTRY FEE FOR ALL 4 SECTIONS

AWARDS

3 Best Entrant Award: FIAP Blue PIN
3 Best Indian Entrant Award: GPU Gold
Best Club Plaque

OPEN MONOCHROME

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  • 3 PSA GOLD
  • 3 FIAP GOLD
  • 3 FIP GOLD
  • 3 FIP SILVER
  • 3 FIP BRONZE
  • 3 ZOOMIN GOLD
  • 3 PSA HM
  • 6 FIAP HM
  • 9 FIP HM

OPEN COLOUR

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  • 3 PSA GOLD
  • 3 FIAP GOLD
  • 3 FIP GOLD
  • 3 FIP SILVER
  • 3 FIP BRONZE
  • 3 ZOOMIN GOLD
  • 3 PSA HM
  • 6 FIAP HM
  • 9 FIP HM

NATURE

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  • 3 PSA GOLD
  • 3 FIAP GOLD
  • 3 FIP GOLD
  • 3 FIP SILVER
  • 3 FIP BRONZE
  • 3 ZOOMIN GOLD
  • 3 PSA HM
  • 6 FIAP HM
  • 9 FIP HM

PHOTO TRAVEL

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  • 3 PSA GOLD
  • 3 FIAP GOLD
  • 3 FIP GOLD
  • 3 FIP SILVER
  • 3 FIP BRONZE
  • 3 ZOOMIN GOLD
  • 3 PSA HM
  • 6 FIAP HM
  • 9 FIP HM

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

GENERAL CONDITIONS

IMAGE SIZE: Maximum horizontal length for a Landscape format image should be 1920 pixels and Maximum vertical length for a Portrait format image should be 1050 pixels. The image file must be in JPEG format & color space sRGB. File size of the Image should not exceed 1.5 MB.

IMAGE TITLE: Titles should not be more than 35 characters. Only Western/Latin, English Alphabet (a-z; A-Z; 0-9) are allowed.

Maximum 4 images may be entered in each section. Total 16 Images can be submitted.

Results will be sent by E-Mail as well as published on website. PDF CATALOGUE WILL BE SENT TO ALL PAID PARTICIPANTS.

Participants are requested to send their entries, entry fee etc. well in advance. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, photographs will not be considered for judging.

Please read the rules & regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if any, contact us at zoomingoa2@gmail.com


RULES & REGULATION

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. All parts of the image must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. 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 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.

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.


PSA DEFINITIONS

FIAP & PSA Nature Definition:

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.

MONOCHROME Definition:

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.  Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings.


PHOTO TRAVEL Definition:

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.