ENPRINT 3RD INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 2020 (DIGITAL)

ENTRY RULES

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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 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. 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.

      iii. Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

      iv. PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be 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 have been completed.

    • 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.

    • 1. 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.

      2. 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. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

      3. 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.

      4. 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:

      5. 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.

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

      7. Words such as "Untitled" and "No Title" are not acceptable as part or all of an image's title, nor are camera capture filenames.

      8. 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.

      9. Target range for acceptances: 25 % to 35 %

      10. 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 PSA. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

      11.This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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 PSA. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition.


      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.


      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.

      12. The circuit is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of PSA All acceptances will count for PSA for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who's Who". ALL Images must be the original work of the entrant. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered. NO ALTERATION FOR NATURE, PHOTO-JOURNALISM AND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.

      13. 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.

      14. The image size must be of maximum 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high including any borders and be a maximum File Size within 1MB. The files must be in JPEG format at minimum 72dpi resolution. The title should be in English and the maximum length 35 characters including spaces. No special characters such as !@#$%^&*()+-/?<> ' ' " " etc. are allowed ; only space and underscore ( _ ) are allowed in file naming besides a-z, A-Z and 0-9.

      15. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website - www.enprintsalon.com

      16. All paid up Entrant will received online PDF CATALOGUE and a downloadable link will be available in the website.

      17. A Gallery of all awarded images will be postedin the Gallery Menu of the respective website.

      18. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to PSA Distinctions.

      19. The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.

      20. Entries will not be judge without entry fees.

      21. ENTRY FEE

      NO. OF SECTIONS

      FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL

      INDIAN INDIVIDUAL

      ANY/ALL SECTION(S)

      USD 30

      INR 2,100

      PAYPAL ID: chairperson@enprintsalon.com

      10% discount for first 100 paid individual entrants.

      A group discount for Club/Group Entries:

      • 20% (at least a group of 10 or more people),
      • 30%(at least a group of 25 or more people).

      22. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, i.e. 20 total images for 5 sections. Images for each section should be uploaded via www.enprintsalon.com.a mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed.

      23. Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.

      24. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section and the works will be judged online by judges communicating with the exhibition chairman via the Internet with individual monitors must be no smaller than 23 inches (58 cm).

      25. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

      26. "Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in aPSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a“reproduction” duplicate of that image:

      27. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratingsclass in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

      28. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition. 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"

      29. All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.

      30. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues; however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipping.

      31. 2 Public showings and the same in digital form will be visible in official website www.enprintsalon.com


    • PSA DEFINITION

      PSA DEFINITION OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY (MONOCHROME)

      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 not be entered in PID Color sections.


      PSA DEFINITION OF PHOTO TRAVEL

      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.


      PSA DEFINITION OF PHOTO JOURNALISM

      Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

      Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. All images must appear natural.


      PSA DEFINITION OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

      Naturephotographyis restrictedtotheuse ofthephotographicprocess to depictall branches ofnaturalhistory,exceptanthropologyand archeology, in such a fashionthata well-informedperson will be able toidentifythe subjectmaterialand certifyitshonestpresentation.

      Thestorytellingvalue ofa photographmustbe weighed more thanthepictorialqualitywhile maintaininghigh technicalquality.

      Human elementsshall notbe present, exceptwhere thosehuman elementsare integralpartsofthenaturestory such as naturesubjects,like barn owls or storks,adapted toan environmentmodifiedby humans,or where thosehuman elementsare in situationsdepictingnaturalforces,like hurricanes or tidalwaves.

      Scientific bands,scientifictagsor radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

      Photographsofhuman createdhybrid plants, cultivated plants,feral animals,domesticanimals,or mountedspecimens are ineligible,as is any formofmanipulationthataltersthetruthofthephotographicstatement.

      No techniquesthatadd,relocate,replace,or remove pictorialelements exceptby cropping are

      Techniquesthatenhance the presentationofthephotographwithoutchanging thenaturestoryor the pictorialcontent,or without alteringthecontentoftheoriginal scene,are permittedincluding HDR,focusstackingand dodging/burning.

      Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.

      Stitched images are notpermitted.

      All imagesmustappear natural.

      Color images can be convertedtogreyscale monochrome.

      Infrared images,eitherdirect-capturesor derivations,are notallowed.

      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.