4th International Salon Reflections Serbia 2019

1. Organizer
Serbia PHOTO, Belgrade, 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.

2. Participation

The public showings of projected Exhibition will be held in: Culture Center of Palilula,
Belgade, Serbia.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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.

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 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.

3. Patronage
This competition is under the rules and patronage of:
PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2019-134
GPU (Global Photographic Union) L190043
IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers) 2019/016
MoL (Master of Light) 2019/36

4. Sections

  1. Reflections (color/monochrome) PID color class
  2. Portrait (color/monochrome) PID color class
  3. Street Life (color/monochrome) PID color class
  4. Landscape (color/monochrome) PID color class
  5. Flowers (color/monochrome) ND color class
  6. Open Color PID color class
  7. Open Monochrome PID monochrome class
  8. Nature (color/monochrome) ND color class
  9. Macro (color/monochrome) ND color class
  10. Birds (color/monochrome) ND color class
  11. Photo Travel (color/monochrome) PTD color class
  12. Photojournalism (color/monochrome) PJD color class

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.

5. Entry fee

15€/20$ for any 1, 2, 3 or 4 sections

27€/32$ for any 5, 6, 7 or 8 sections

35€/40$ for any 9, 10,11 or 12 sections

Entry fee is mandatory for all participants.

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 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 fee can be paid via PayPal through our web site: www.srbijafoto.rs page: Ways of Payment or just send fee directly via your Pay Pal account to email address: vrzicl@gmail.com

Other ways of payment

1. Western Union

IN EUROS (€) ONLY, on the following info:
Name: Ljiljana Vrzić
Address: Stanoja Glavaša 13 /48
City: 11000 Beograd
Country: Serbia
Mobile phone: +381638245981

2. UniCredit Bank

INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS IN FOREIGN CURRENCYIN FAVOR OF CLIENTS OF UNICREDIT BANK SERBIA JSC /BACXRSBG/

Please pay per instructions below:
Name of beneficiary: UDRUZENJE SRBIJA FOTO
Beneficiary’s address: STANOJA GLAVASA 13, BEOGRAD
Beneficiary’s acc.number/IBAN: RS35170004000076000187
Beneficiary bank: Unicredit bank Serbia JSC
Beneficiary bank SWIFT address: BACXRSBG

For authors from Serbia paid on the following bank account:

UniCredit Bank, Srbija FOTO, 170-00400007-60000-90
3. CD, along with the participation fee (it is mandatory to fill up the Application Form before). Tracking number is obligatory.

Use the following postal address:

Ljiljana Vrzic

Stanoja Glavasa 13/48

11000, Beograd

Serbia

6. Jury
The works will be judged by the expert jury:

1. Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/G, EPSA, GPU CR3, Serbia
2. Zoran Stojiljkovic, EFIAP, Serbia
3. Normante Ribokaite, cMoL, BEPSS, Lithuania

Alternative:

Nenad Nikolic, AFIAP, GPU Aphrodite, Serbia

7. Awards
The Jury will assign over 220 awards - GRAND PRIX Award for the author with largest number of acceptances + 12 SPECIAL CHAIRMAN CHOICE AWARDS + MoL Golden Badge for the best photography of the Salon as follows:
1) Reflections (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (Gold Medal)
IAAP (Gold Medal)
MoL (Gold Medal)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

2) Portrait (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (Silver medal)
IAAP (Silver Medal)
MoL (Silver Medal)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

3) Street Life (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribbon)
IAAP (Bronze Medal)
MoL (Bronze Medal)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

4) Landscape (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribbon)
IAAP (1 HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

5) Flowers (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribbon)
IAAP (1 HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

6) Open Color
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribbon)
IAAP (1 HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

7) Open Monochrome
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (Gold Medal)
IAAP (1 HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

8) Nature (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

9) Macro (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

10) Birds (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
IAAP (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

11) Photo Travel (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (Bronze Medal)
IAAP (1HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

12) Photojournalism (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 2 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1HM Ribbon)
MoL (1 HM Ribbon)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. Each author can receive only one award in each section. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

8. Submission of Works

Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 48 photographs in 12 themes).

Photographs are accepted in electronic form only.

Format of photographs: JPG
Size of photographs: The image size should be 1920px x 1080 pixels (the horizontal side of the photo must be 1920px), and the resolution should be 300 dpi
JPG File compression should be between 7 and 12
Memory size of the file must not exceed 2 Mb
Projecting device is Samsung 5100 Class Full HD 40″, 1920×1080

9. File naming
File name must be the same as artwork name.
File name must be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. Example: sunrise.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 filenames.

10. Entry form
Authors must fill out online entry form.

11. Upload files

Please send the photographs (digital files upload) directly to the organizers web site:

http://www.srbijafoto.rs

12. Exhibition calendar

Closing date 12. April 2019.
Judging: 22 – 26. April 2019.
Notification: 06. May 2019.

EDAS Sending 24. May 2019
Exhibitions of Prints and Digital Projections: 05 and 07 June 2019.
Sending of catalogs and awards: 12. July 2019.

13. Report and notifications
All participants will receive personal report card notifications via e-mail, showing all acceptances and awarded images. The results of the Exhibition will also be published on organizers website.

14.Delivering PDF Catalog

All entrants will be able to download exclusive prepared PDF catalog. The catalog will be digitally published with awarded photographs and with certain number of photographs chosen by organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author royalties.The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards and catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipment.

15. Information and contact
For further information please contact us by e-mail address: info@srbijafoto.rs

Chairman and contact person:

Vrzic Ljiljana, President of Serbia PHOTO Salon
ljiljana@srbijafoto.rs

PSA Definitions

PSA – Monochrome Photography
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.

PSA 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,cultivatedplants,feral animals,domesticanimals,or mountedspecimens are ineligible,as is any formofmanipulationthataltersthetruthofthephotographicstatement.
  • No techniquesthatadd,relocate,replace,or remove pictorialelements exceptby cropping are permitted.
  • 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.

PSA – Photojournalism Photography

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.

PSA – Photo Travel Photography

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.