1st Pandora Digital Circuit 2020

1.Organizer

Cultural Center Belgrade and Photo Club “Serbia PHOTO”

“1st Salon Pandora Belgrade 2020“, Belgrade, Serbia

Photo Center Palilula (PCP) and Photo Club “Serbia PHOTO”

“1st Salon Pandora Guiyang City 2020“, Guiyang City, Guizhou, China

Asian Belt & Road Photography (AB&RP) and Photo Club “Serbia PHOTO”

“1st Salon Pandora Auckland 2020“, Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand Photographic Art Academy (NZPAA) and Photo Club “Serbia PHOTO”

 

2.Participation

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. All parts of the image must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all 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:

  1. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star rating class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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.

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:

  1. a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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 ethic 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.

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.

NOTICE:

When an entrant goes into to 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.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

 

3. Recognitions and Patronages

PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2020-332

GPU (Global Photographic Union) L200109

IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers) 2020/080

MoL (Photo Association Master of Light) 2020-37, 38, 39

AB&RP (Asian Belt & Road Photography Major League) 2020-35

 

4. Themes

Nature (Color or Monochrome) (PSA ND, GPU, IAAP, MoL, AB&RP)

Photo Travel (Color or Monochrome) (PSA PTD Color, GPU, IAAP, MoL, AB&RP)

Open Color (PSA PID Color, GPU, IAAP, MoL, AB&RP) Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.

Open Monochrome (PSA PID Mono, GPU, IAAP, MoL, AB&RP), Color images may not be entered in PID Mono sections.

 

5. Entry fee and payment

Depending on the number of sections participant applies, the fee cost as follow:

Any 1 or 2 Sections = 25€ (30$)

Any 3 or 4 Sections = 35€ (40$)

For the Group participation, we offer a discount of 10% if 10+ and a discount of 20% for the group of 20 + participants.

The participation fee is mandatory for all participants of the exhibition.

PayPal is available for payment on-line. The participants paying the participation fee through PayPal must specify their names and surnames. On the condition that there is an inconsistency between sent photos and PayPal payments, the photos will not be evaluated. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration. The entry fee can be paid via PayPal through our web site: http://srbijafoto.rs/en/  or can be paid directly to the Pay Pal connected email: vrzicl@gmail.com

Other ways of payment

Also the participation fee can be paid with:

Western Union

IN EUROS (€) ONLY, on the following info:

Name: Ljiljana Vrzic
Address: Savska 13a / 7
City: 11000 Beograd
Country: Serbia
Mobile phone: +381638245981

For alternative payment via Unicredit Bank Account, please contact us on the email address srbijafoto2013@gmail.com

The authors from Serbia can contact us via email srbijafoto2013@gmail.com about the conditions of the payment.

 

6. Awards

1st Salon Pandora Belgrade 2020, Belgrade, Serbia

1 MoL Gold Badge

1 Grands Prix Award (for the best photography of the Salon)

4 Special Chairman Choice Awards

a) Nature (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – Gold medal

MoL – Gold medal

IAAP – Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

b) Photo Travel (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – Gold medal

MoL – 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP – Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

c) Open Color

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – 2 HM Ribbons

MoL – 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP – Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

d) Open Monochrome

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – 2 HM Ribbons

MoL – 2 HM Ribbon

IAAP – 3 HM Ribbons

AB&RP – 2 HM Ribbons

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

1st Salon Pandora Guiyang City 2020, Guiyang City, Guizhou, China

1 MoL Gold Badge

1 Grands Prix Award (for the best photography of the Salon)

4 Special Chairman Choice Award

a) Nature (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – Gold medal

MoL – Gold medal

IAAP – Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

b) Photo Travel (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – Gold medal

MoL – 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP – Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

c) Open Color

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – 2 HM Ribbons

MoL – 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP – Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

d) Open Monochrome

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – 2 HM Ribbons

MoL – 2 HM Ribbon

IAAP – 3 HM Ribbons

AB&RP – 2 HM Ribbons

Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

 

1st Salon Pandora Auckland 2020, Auckland, New Zealand

1 MoL Gold Badge

1 Grands Prix Award (for the best photography of the Salon)

4 Special Chairman Choice Award

a) Nature (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – Gold medal

MoL – Gold medal

IAAP – Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon

NZPAA – Gold, Silver, Bronze and 6 HM Ribbons

b) Photo Travel (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – Gold medal

MoL – 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP – Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Silver medal and 1 HM Ribbon

NZPAA – Gold, Silver, Bronze and 6 HM Ribbons

c) Open Color

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – 2 HM Ribbons

MoL – 1 HM Ribbon

IAAP – Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

AB&RP – Bronze medal and 1 HM Ribbon

NZPAA – Gold, Silver, Bronze and 6 HM Ribbons

d) Open Monochrome

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU – 2 HM Ribbons

MoL – 2 HM Ribbon

IAAP – 3 HM Ribbons

AB&RP – 2 HM Ribbons

NZPAA – Gold, Silver, Bronze and 6 HM Ribbons

 

7. Submission of Works

In order to participate in the 1st International Circuit Pandora 2020, the authors apply with monochrome and color photos. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section. The maximum dimensions 1920 pixels horizontal x 1080 vertical, 300 dpi JPG compressions 7-10. The maximum total size must not exceed 2 megabytes.

Projecting device is Samsung Class Full HD 43″ Flat TV K5002 Series 5, 1920×1080 will be used to display the images to the judges.

 

8. File naming

Filename must be the same as the artwork name.
Filename must be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. Example: morning.jpg. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filename (ex. DSC_00123)

 

9. Entry form

Authors must fill out an online entry form in the English language.

 

10. Uploading files

Upload digital photograph files directly to the organizer’s web site: http://srbijafoto.rs/en/

 

11. Exhibition calendar

Closing date:               12. September 2020

Judging                        26. September 2020 PC Belgrade, Savska 13, Belgrade, Serbia

Judging                        26. September 2020 Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Ln, Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand

Judging                        26. September 2020 76 Huansha Road, Yunyan, Guiyang City, Guizhou, China

Notification                  06. October 2020

EDAS Sending                24. October 2020

Exhibitions and Digital Projections

Exhibition                     07 November 2020 PC Podgorica, Podgorica, Buda Tomovica 8, Montenegro

Exhibition                     07 November 2020 Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Ln, Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand

Exhibition                     07 November 2020 76 Huansha Road, Yunyan, Guiyang City, Guizhou, China

Sending awards:            10 December 2020

The results will be published at the website www.srbijafoto.rs

 

12. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:

“1st Salon Pandora Belgrade 2020″, Belgrade, Serbia

  1. Sara Gabriels, EPSA, AFIAP, Hon.CPE, Belgium
  2. Zoran Stojiljkovic, EFIAP, Serbia
  3. Sasa Blagojevic, EFIAP, Serbia

“1st Salon Pandora Guiyang City 2020“, Guiyang City, Guizhou, China

  1. Eng Chuen Fui, ARPS, ARPST, APVS, FPSM, FPSNY, Hon. PSM, Malaysia
  2. Bingyu Liang, CFPAMP, ABRPGP, Hong Kong
  3. Nenad Nikolic, AFIAP, Aphrodite GPU, Serbia

“1st Salon Pandora Auckland 2020, Auckland, New Zealand

  1. Jiongxin Peng, SPSA, PPSA, AFAPA, FPSNY New Zealand
  2. Yongzhi Li Simon, EFIAP, SPSA, FAPS, FADPA, Australia
  3. Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/g, EPSA, GPU CR3, Serbia

The acceptance rate in any single section may not exceed 35%

 

13. Report and notifications

All participants will receive personal report card notifications via e-mail, showing all acceptances and awarded images. Also, Acceptance Certificates (as PDF file) will be posted on personal email addresses. The results of the Exhibition will also be published on the organizer’s website.

 

14. Delivering Catalog

The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalog and promote the exhibition free of charge. All entrants will be able to download an exclusive prepared PDF catalog. The catalog will be digitally published with awarded photographs and with a certain number of photographs chosen by organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author royalties.

 

15. Information and contact

Ljiljana Vrzic, Chairman of 1st Pandora Digital Circuit 2020

email address: srbijafoto2013@gmail.com

 

PSA DEFINITIONS

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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Nature

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict 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 certify its honest presentation. The storytelling 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 waves. 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 dodging/burning. 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. 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 the 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.

PSA ADDITION to the joint FIAP/PSA rules

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times. 

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 Nature competitions. Judges are warned not to reward them

Monochrome

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey 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.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.