7th Salon of photography Čakovec 2017.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
FOTOGRAFIJA, association for photographic culture
Slavka Kolara 29, Čakovec, CROATIA
FOTOMOTIVA, association for photographic and film culture
Luje Bezeredija 57, Čakovec, CROATIA
2. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The salon is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world.
Entrants must be authors of the works they submit.
Members of FOTOGRAFIJA and FOTOMOTIVA association, members of the jury and members of the organizing committee are not allowed to participate.
Photographs in a digital format can be submitted on six sections:
A) SERIES – OPEN (color/monochrome/mix digital)
One thematic series of photos from minimum 3 to maximum 6 works.
B) OPEN – Color(only color digital)
C) BLACK & WHITE SQUARE – Monochrome (only monochrome digital)
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.
Image must be in square format (1:1) !!
D) NATURE (color/monochrome digital)
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict
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
certify 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 where those human elements are
integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or
storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human
elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal
• Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
• Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals,
domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of
manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
• No techniques that add, 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, or without altering the content of the
original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and
• Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots,
digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
• Stitched images are not permitted.
• All images must appear natural.
• Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
• Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
• 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.
E) PHOTOJOURNALISM (color/monochrome digital)
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.
F) WOMAN (color/monochrome digital)
Each photo can be presented in only one section.
Photos submitted to previous Salons will not be taken into consideration.
Each participant may send a maximum of 4 photographs to sections B – F.
In section A each participant can participate with only one thematic series of photos containing minimum 3 and maximum 6 works.
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 four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that
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.
Image alteration and computer generation: Except for the restrictions on Nature and Photojournalism images described in the Nature and Photojournalism definition, images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer and all photographic components must have been photographed by the entrant who holds copyright of the complete works submitted.
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.
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).
Photographs, monochromatic or color, of all kinds, all styles, all processes and manipulation in an exclusively digital format are accepted, unless differently specified by section definition above.
Submitted photos must match the following criteria:
– photos must be in JPG / sRGB file format ONLY,
– photo size must have 2000 -3000 px pixels on larger size, and file size should not exceed 2 Mb, as photos will be judged on iMAC 27” (native resolution 4K)
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 or titles consisting of only numbers.
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.
The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalogue and for Salons promotion without paying any author’s fee.
Photos can be submitted:
a) ONLINE, following instructions on http://salon-cakovec.fotografija.hr
b) by mail, on CD or DVD. A printed entry form must be sent with the media.
Consider posting early so it reaches us before the closing date of the Salon.
c) via e-mail: [email protected]
6. ENTRY FORM
Authors must fill out an online entry form.
They can also send a printed entry form to the organizer’s address together with a CD/DVD.
Please use the English alphabet and numbers only.
7. ENTRY FEE
– for 6 themes: 25,00 € / 35,00 $
– Bank transfer
– PayPal , Skrill, Western Union transfer
– Cash sent to organizer’s address (Checks and IRC are not accepted)
Payment instructions will be automatically generated after upload when registering online,
or sent by e-mail, when registering by e-mail.
The works of the authors who did not pay the entry fee will not be taken into consideration.
8. 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
A printed catalog will be sent by post to each entrant.
10. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ORGANIZER
The organizer will take all possible care when handling the incoming and outgoing mail.
However, we do not accept any responsibility for damage or loss during transit.
11. JURY MEMBERS:
1. Zoran KOLARIĆ, AFIAP,- Croatia
2. Darije PETKOVIĆ, professor at ADU Zagreb – Croatia
3. Petar KOVAČ, AFIAP, chairman of Salon – Croatia
SALON Grand Prix Diploma for the Best Author.
The Best Author is determined with the highest number of accepted works in all sections added together.
FIAP (gold), and 5 Salon medals in each section (Total 6 per Section)
+ honorable mention ribbons in each section (Total 12 per Section)
The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards.
The jury reserves the right to withhold some awards if the quality of submitted photos is not satisfactory.
Each author can receive only one award in each section.
The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.
Closing date: March 22, 2017
Judging: March 22 – April 2, 2016
Notification: April 15, 2017
Sending of catalogs and awards: May 31, 2017
14. EXHIBITION – PUBLIC SHOWINGS
Opening of the print exhibition will take place on April 22, 2017
in Gallery of Museum of Medjimurje, Cakovec.
15. ADDRESS FOR SENDING CD /DVD
You can send printed entry forms and/or entry fee to this address:
(Salon Čakovec 2017)
Ivanovec, V. Nazora 12
FIAP (2017 / 163)
17. FINAL STATEMENT
By sending photos to this contest, author certifies that he/she has read and understood all rules and agrees to all rules and regulations of Organizer.
18. CONTACT INFORMATION
Petar Kovač, chairman of Salon of Photography Čakovec
Phone: +385 98 904 98 43
E-mail: [email protected]
Web : http://salon-cakovec.fotografija.hr
(Salon Čakovec 2017)
Luje Bezeredija 57
CROATIA Čakovec, February 16, 2017