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Sections:

     

A

General (The subject is free) Monochrome (EID)

   

B

General (The subject is free) Colour (EID)

   

C

Nature (NPD)

   

D

Photojournalism (PJD)

   

   

Awards:

Over 340 awards + Best author of Circuit + Best authors of Salons, Best Creative Image (sections A,B), Best Wildlife image (section C)….etc

   


Special awards:

Best Positive Photo and Best Event Photo (Vantaa Salon),
Best Portrait Photo and Best ”Z” Photo (Carelia Salon),
Best Work Photo and Best Sport Photo (Kouvola Salon),
Best Humour Photo and Best Emotion Photo (Vision Salon).

   

 

2010 Entry fees:

 

Exhibition Committée:

 

1 section 35 euros, 2 sections 45 euros

 

President of circuit: Sakari Mäkelä

 

3 sections 55 euros, 4 sections 60 euros

 

Secretary: Eero Kukkonen

 

by PayPal at the website www.finlandcircuit.fi

 

Treasurer: Kari Tolonen

 

ENTRIES CAN ONLY BE DONE UNDER THE PERIOD

 

E-mail: circuit@finlandcircuit.fi

 

15. September 2010 – 22. October 2010

 

Website: www.finlandcircuit.fi

 


Entries without paying entry fee will be disqualified!

 

Address: The Association of Finnish Camera Clubs, P.O.Box 58,
37501 Lempäälä, FINLAND

 

   
 

Conditions of entry

   
 

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 confirm to exhibition rules and conditions.

   
 

Entries must originate as photographs (images-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 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 misure of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates. Note FIAP- and PSA rules to Nature and Photojournalism pictures.

   
 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DIGITAL FORMAT.

   
 

EACH ENTRANT MAY SUBMIT A MAXIMUM OF FOUR ENTRIES IN EACH SECTION.

   
 

PICTURES TAKEN ON FILM OR SLIDE MUST BE SCANNED INTO DIGITAL FORM.

   
 

THE IMAGES WILL BE SENT IN JPEG FORMAT.

   
  The required maximum horizontal and vertical dimension is 2000 px with a resolution of 300 dpi. The maximum size of the image is 2 Mb.    
 

The entrant certifies that he is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image which he presents.

   
 

The number of entries must be uploaded via website www.finlandcircuit.fi during the period 15. September 2010 – 22. October 2010. Just follow the instructions.

   
 

Entries will not be judged without an entry form together with the full payment of entry fee.

   
 

The entry form must be submitted electronically. It´s available on the website www.finlandcircuit.fi from the 15 of September. Fee can be paid by PayPal.

   
 

Notification will be sent by e-mail. Each entrant will receive a high quality printed Circuit catalogue with hundreds of accepted images.

   
 

An entrant´s four images will be presented to the judges consecutively, and the decision of the judges is final. The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the conditions of entry.

   
       
 

Image file names

   
 

The circuit has four sections:
A / General (a subject is free) Monochrome (EID),
B
/ General (a subject is free) Colour (EID),
C
/ Nature (NPD),
D
/ Photojournalism (PJD).

   
 

Filename is free. Electronic upload system make automatic filename.

   
 

   
 

Photo need you make up name.

   
       
       
 

FIAP Monochrome definiton: 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 & white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black& white category; such a work may be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category. – PSA: A monochrome print is defined as having no more than one colour, but may be any single colour.

   
 

FIAP Nature definition: Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible.
Minimal evidence of humans Is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks. adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature
photographs.

   
 

PSA Nature Definition: The Nature section of the entry form must state the PSA Nature Definition which is as follows: "Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from 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 to certify as to 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 on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, sections that can include both digital and slide mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
No techniques that add to, 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 are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural.

PSA Authentic Wildlife: Definition for the Wildlife Medal: Authentic wildlife is defined as one or more organisms living free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Therefore, landscapes, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or any living subject taken under controlled conditions are not eligible for Wildlife competitions. Exhibitions presenting the PSA Nature Wildlife Gold Medal are to include on their entry forms: The preceding definition of authentic wildlife in addition to the general nature definition. A “box” to the right of the entry title space to be marked "W" by the entrant as certification that the photograph so designated complies with both the general nature and the authentic wildlife definitions.

   
 

PSA Photojournalism definition: Photojournalism entries shall consist of images or sequences of images with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary and spot news. The journalistic value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth and model or staged set-ups are not permitted. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image, without changing the photojournalism content, are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural.

   
 

 

   
       
       
       

 

 



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