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5th International Photo Salon GEORGIAN DRAG 2021

FIAP 2021/163 / PSA 2021-1258 / APG 03/2021 / FIP 2020/FIP/288/2021 / Photolife Club 02/2021

PROPOSITIONS AND PARTICIPATION:

1. ORGANIZER:
Association of Photographers of Georgia (FIAP OM Georgia)

Chairman of the salon: Nino Mghebrishvili, AFIAP, EP, MAPG
Liaison officer, apg.contests@gmail.com

RECOGNITIONS:
FIAP 2021/163
PSA 2021-1258
APG 03/2021
FIP 2020/FIP/288/2021
Photolife Club 02/2021

2. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
TThe exhibition is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world and conducts according to FIAP/PSA regulations. On Jury’s approval the entrants must send the photographs digitally. Entrants must be authors of the works they submit. Each participant may send maximum of 4 photographs to each section. The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalogue and for promotion without paying any author’s fee.
"With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations."
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP
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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
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.

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
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.
If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result.

PSA Statement on Subject Matter
There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognized exhibitions.
The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph.
This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any PSA exhibitions.
There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography - aircraft, helicopters and drones. This policy can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone.
The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA policies
The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that - in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers - do not comply are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.

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 which 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.
If your salon/circuit does not include a specific question asking if the salon can pass on the entrant's details to other salons, then the following additonal line would be added:
Your email address and contact information will not be made public.

3. SECTIONS
There are five digital sections:
a) Open Color (PSA PID color)
b) Open Monochrome (PSA PID mono)
c) People (PSA PID Division Color)
d) Photo Travel (PSA Photo Travel Division)
Photojournalism (PSA PJ Division)

Each photo can be presented in only one section.

4. PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos must be in JPG file format, Entries size requirements: for horisontal and vertical images the longest side of an image must be exactly 1024 pixels. Maximum file size: 1Mb. The images will be monitored by the Jury on the Projector InFocus IN2138HD 4500-Lumen Full HD DLP Projector, native Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080). Participants have to uload files online with our entry-form. Each entry-form must be written only in English. No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed. An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all sections.The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.

5. ENTRY FORM
Authors submit photos online. Each entry-form must be written only in English. If any problems while online registration, etrants can download and fulfill Registration Form (doc file) and send it with competitive
images via email: apg.contests@gmail.com
Following the instructions on www.fotosalons.net. Online registration (Entry Form): http://www.fotosalons.net/

6. ENTRY FEE
Entry fee is mandatory for all participants: 20 Euros – for any 3 senction, 25 Euros for all 5 sections. Possible ways of payment – PayPal transfer.
Terms of payment (preferred) – PayPal: paypal.me/photosalons (click and write the sum) PayPal email address: internationalphotosalons@gmail.com

The another payment methods like as SKRILL( apggeorgia@gmail.com Please make a payment only by Visa Card), ManeyGram/Western Union (Send to NINO MGHEBRISHVILI, Georgia) and Yandex Money (please contact Nino Mghebrishvili - apg.contests@gmail.com) are allowed.

For another way for payment please contact us by email: apg.contests@gmail.com
Payment comments: please write the full name of the author. Checks are not accepted. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
Regardless of the results, the fee is non-refundable.

7. REPORT CARD NOTIFICATIONS
All participants will receive report card notifications via e-mail. The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website www.fotosalons.net

8. CATALOG
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalogue.

9. JURY MEMBERS:
Akaki (Kakha) Pkhakadze, AFIAP, MAPG, QEP, (Georgia) Jury Chairman
Mehmet Gokyigit, EFIAP/g, (Cyprus)
Buket Ozatay, EFIAP/d1, (Cyprus)
Reserve member of the jury: George Mindiashvili, APG (Georgia)

10. AWARDS
1 Blue pin, 49 medals, 80 HM ribbons, 40 diplomas. Totally 170 awards
FIAP Blue Badge for the Best Author
Salon Chairman Choice – one Gold Medal

Special DIPLOMAS for clubs - Best Club (1st position), Best Club (2nd position), Best Club (3rd position). Required min. 10 participants from club
Each entrant must indicate a club name while payment and club representative must send the name list of their entrants via email - apg.contests@gmail.com

FIAP – Gold medals in each section (5 altogether) + 2 FIAP honorable mention ribbons in each section (10 altogether)
PSA - Gold medals in each section (5 altogether) + 3 PSA honorable mention ribbons in each section (15 altogether)
GPU – 3 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal, 1 Bronze medal (5 altogether) + 2 GPU honorable mention ribbons in each section (10 altogether)
SALON – 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze medals (15 altogether), + 2 SALON Honorable Mention Ribbon in each section (10 altogether) + 15 Digital Diplomas
APG - 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze medals (15 altogether) + 2 APG honorable mention ribbons in each section (10 altogether) + 10 Digital Diplomas.
FIP – 3 FIP Gold medals + 3 FIP honorable mention ribbons in each section (15 altogether)
PHOTOLIFE – 3 honorable mention ribbons in each section (15 altogether) + 12 Digital Diplomas.
PDF Certificates for all awarded and accepted photos

In one section: 33 awards, Totally 170 awards
The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

11. CALENDAR
Closing date: 28.04.2021
Judging: 11-12.05.2021
Notification: 26.05.2021 on www.fotosalons.net
Exhibition and awards: 07.2021
EDAS- 27.05.2021
PDF catalogue: 27.07.2021

12. Salon Chairman
Nino Mghebrishvili – FIAP OM Liaison officer, Email: photographers.ge@gmail.com

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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale 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.

Photo Travel Definition
Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations.Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to greyscale monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.

Photojournalism Definition
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.

The sponsors of the competition have a right to:
1. Reproduce the entries in any part of the website.
2. Present prints or digital files for judging by the contest jury;
3. Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions.
4. Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the contest and It's results;
5. Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
6. Use winning images for further specialized activities, aimed at the popularization of the contest;
7. Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
8. The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
9. Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the contest will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.

Drone Policy
The Board approved a new policy on the use of drones and it is available here https://psaphoto.org/index.php?psa-policies&a=view&faq_id=1632. The policy has a legal section which
basically requires members to follow whatever laws exist in the country in which they are using a drone. There is also an ethical component to the policy and it states: One of the tenets of photography, is that the safety and well-being of the subject, photographer and surroundings is of paramount importance over the capturing of the photograph. The purpose of this section is to prevent any interference with the individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way an individual or animal interacts with its environment.
1. May not fly a drone above people for the purpose of photographing their activity, unless permission is granted in writing
2. May not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat,especially nesting areas and locations where the animal is already under stress (winter survival, migratory feeding, protecting young). Photographing scenery/landscapes is permissible.
3. May not fly or photograph in any designated wilderness area

Copyright
The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material. By virtue of submitting an entry to the " Georgian Drag 2021" salon, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of the submitted material for any purpose, related to the contest and future exhibitions.
The sponsors of the competition have a right to:
● Reproduce the entries in any part of the “Georgian Drag 2021” website
● Present prints or digital files for judging by the contest jury;
● Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions of the "Georgian Drag 2021" contest;
● Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the contest and It’s results;
● Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
● Use winning images for further specialized activities, aimed at the popularization of the contest;
● Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the “Georgian Drag 2020" contest will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.
Submitting the entry you automatically grant your consent with the contest policy and rules mentioned above.

 

Nino Mghebrishvili, Chairman of the circuit
Association of Photographers of Georgia, FIAP OM, Liaison officer
www.fotosalons.net, apg.contests@gmail.com
+995599028530
Varketili 3, 2 micro-district, 2 building, app.63, Tbilisi, Georgia