5th Circular Exhibition of Photography  
"THREE COUNTRY GRAND CIRCUIT 2017"  
 

PROPOSITIONS AND PARTICIPATION

 

 


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

Three Country Grand Circuit 2017

Ireland - Montenegro - Serbia

Fully PSA 2017-354 approved



ORGANISERS

Photo club Emerald, Ireland
Photo club Cattaro, Montenegro
Photo club Aleksinac, Serbia

- 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.

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.


In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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.

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, 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.
 

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.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. 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 each 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 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.

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

The target acceptance rate will be between 36% and 42% in each section.

SECTIONS

- There are 12 sections, all digital:

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

- Each photo can be presented in only one section.

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 recognized 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

AUTHORS MUST FILL OUT ENTRY FORM AND SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE
- Photos must be in JPG file format, Max. image width (horizontal) is 1920 pix. Max. image height (vertical) is 1080 pix. in 300 dpi. compression 7-12, max 2Mb.

 

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 3 countries)

30$ for any 1, 2, or 3 section

40$ for any 4, 5 or 6 section

50$ 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 NOTIFICATIONS

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

CATALOGUE

On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue.

JURY MEMBERS

Ireland

Hong Wai Victor CHENG,
GMUPHK, MUPHK, MICS, MUSPA, MSWAN, MFMPA, MSAP, FUPHK, FICS, FSWAN, FSAP, FGPC, FUAPA, FNCPA, EUPHK, EPSA, EFIAP, Hong Kong
Eion JOHNSTON
, EFIAP/s, FRPS, DPAGB, Scotland   
Xu JIAN,
China

Montenegro

Gerhard BOEHM,
EFIAP, GMPSA, MDVF, Germany
Dao TIEN DAT,
EVAPA, EFIAP/p, SAWIEP, Hon.FPSBP, Hon. FPI, Hon. EFMPA, Hon PESGSPC, Hon.EPSM, Vietnam
Branko GLISOVIC, Montenegro

Serbia

Cihan KARACA,
EFIAP/g, GPU CR4,GPU VIP5,Hon.FtGM, Turkey
Man-Yu, Alex  FUNG, 
FRPS, GMPSA, EFIAP/s, FPSEA, FNCPA, FMTRMPC, FGPC, FUAPA, APSHK, SAWIEP, Hon.PSEA, Hon.MPC, Hon. FMTRMPC, Hon.UAPA, Hon.FHKYMTPA, PSA Galaxy (PPD Color, PPD Mono, PID Color, PID Mono, ND, PTD), Hong Kong       
Goran IKONOV,
Serbia

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 360 AWARDS!!!

Ireland

PSA Gold medals in each section (12 altogether) 
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honorable mention in each section (72 altogether)


Montenegro

PSA Gold medals in each section (12 altogether) 
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honorable mention in each section (72 altogether)

 
Serbia

PSA Gold medals in each section (12 altogether) 
SALON Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (36 altogether)
+ 6 SALON honorable mention in each section (72 altogether)

- Each author can receive only one award in each section.

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:   15.11.2017.
Judging:            25.11.-10.12.2017.
Report cards:       15.12.2017.
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue:  15.02.2018. www.photoclubemerald.com
Sending of awards: 15.02.2018.

JUDGING DATES

Ireland 25.11.2017. 
Montenegro 01.12.2017. 
Serbia 05.12.2017.

EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS

 
Ireland  22.01.2018. and 29.01.2018.  
Montenegro 22.01.2018. and 29.01.2018.
Serbia  22.01.2018. 29.01.2018.

Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a high resolution Projector.

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.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Eimear Connolly, Chairman of the organising committee

office@photoclubemerald.com