3rd Finland International Digital Circuit 2011


FIAP Patronages
2011/113 3rd Finland International Digital Circuit - 3rd Vantaa Salon
2011/114 3rd Finland International Digital Circuit - 2nd Kouvola Salon
2011/115 3rd Finland International Digital Circuit - 3rd Vision Salon
2011/116 3rd Finland International Digital Circuit - 2nd Imagination Salon
2011/117 3rd Finland International Digital Circuit - 3rd Carelia Salon


A General Monochrome (CPID) (free subject)
B General Colour (EID) (free subject)
C Nature (ND)


Approx 300 awards + Best author of Circuit + Best authors of Salons, Best Creative Image (sections A,B), Best Wildlife image (section C) ... etc.

Special Awards:

Vantaa: AFCC Gold: Best People Photo Salon Silver: Best Still Life Photo
Kouvola: AFCC Gold: Best Emotion Photo Salon Silver: Best Speed Photo
Vision: AFCC Gold: Best Flower Photo Salon Silver: Best Child Photo
Imagination: AFCC Gold: Best Humour Photo Salon Silver: Best Nude Photo
Carelia: AFCC Gold: Best Portrait Photo Salon Silver: Best Lake Photo

AFCC = The Association of Finnish Camera Clubs = Suomen Kameraseurojen Liitto ry

Entry fees
1 section 50 euros, 2-3 sections 60 euros
The fee has to be paid by PayPal at the website www.finlandcircuit.fi
15th August – 19th September 2011

Unpaid entries will be definitely disqualified

Entry conditions
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 (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 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 misuse of copyright. Images may be altered subject to divisional restrictions, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates. Notice the FIAP and PSA definitions below.

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 only.
The required maximum horizontal and vertical dimension is 2000 px with a resolution of 300 dpi. The maximum size of the image file is 2 Mb.
The entrant certifies that he is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image he presents.
The number of entries must be uploaded via the website http://www.finlandcircuit.fi/ during the period 15th August 2011 – 19th September 2011. The fee is paid by PayPal at the same time.
Unpaid entries will not be judged.

Notifications 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 the acceptance of the entry conditions.

Image names:
The PhotoPortal uploading system takes care of naming the files automatically. Naturally, you are also asked to write the names you have given to the individual photos. Just follow the instructions.

FIAP Monochrome definition
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 Monochrome definition
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 archaeology, 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, 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
i. 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:
ii. The preceding definition of authentic wildlife in addition to the general nature definition.
iii. 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.


Exhibition Committée:

President of circuit: Sakari Mäkelä

Secretary: Eero Kukkonen

Treasurer: Kari Tolonen

E-mail: circuit@finlandcircuit.fi

Website: www.finlandcircuit.fi

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


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