3rd International Salon Shadow 2016

1. Organizer
Serbia PHOTO, Belgrade, Serbia

2. Participation
The Contest is open to all photographers from Serbia and worldwide.

3. Patronage
This competition is under the rules and patronage of:
FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2016/235
PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2016-187 PID – PPD Recognition
RPS (Royal Photographic Society) 2016/56
GPU (Global Photographic Union) L160020-M6G

4. Themes
a) Shadow (color/monochrome) PID color class
b) Macro (color/monochrome) PID color class
c) Landscape (color/monochrome) PID color class
d) Portrait (color/monochrome) PID color class
e) Open Color (PRINT) PPD color class
f) Open Monochrome (PRINT) PPD monochrome class

5. Entry fee

Entry fee for both sections (DIGITAL & PRINT)
Entry fee for both sections is unique, no matter how many themes the entrant is participate for – 35 Euros or 40$

Entry fee only for DIGITAL section (4 Themes)
Entry fee for Digital section is mandatory for all participants and is 25 Euros (30$).
The entry fee for Digital section is unique, no matter how many themes the entrant is participate for.

Entry fee only for PRINT section (2 Themes)
Entry fee for PRINT section is mandatory for all participants and is 25 Euros (30$).

6. Jury
The works will be judged by the expert jury:
Nenad Nikolic, AFIAP, AGPU, Serbia
Vladimir Jovanovski – RISF1, UPI CR3, Macedonia
Ljiljana Vrzic, AGPU, Serbia

7. Awards
The Jury will assign 108 awards + FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author (highest number of acceptances in all themes) + Grand Prix Award for the best photography on the Salon) as follows:

a) Shadow (color/monochrome)
FIAP (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
PSA (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
RPS (Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon)
GPU (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons)
Altogether 18 awards in this section

b) Macro (color/monochrome)
FIAP (Gold medal and 2 Ribbons)
PSA (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
RPS (Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbon)
GPU (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons)
Altogether 18 awards in this section

c) Landscape (color/monochrome)
FIAP (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
PSA (Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbons)
RPS (Gold Medal and 1 HM Ribbon)
GPU (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons)
Altogether 17 awards in this section

d) Portrait (color/monochrome)
FIAP (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
PSA (Gold medal and 1 HM Ribbons)
RPS (Gold Medal and 1 HM Ribbon)
GPU (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons)
Altogether 17 awards in this section

e) Open Color
FIAP (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
PSA (Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
RPS (Gold Medal and 1 HM Ribbon)
GPU (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons)
Altogether 19 awards in this section

f) Open Monochrome
FIAP (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
PSA (Gold medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
RPS (Gold Medal and 1 HM Ribbon)
GPU (Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons)
Altogether 19 awards in this section

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.

Exhibitions of Prints and Digital Projections: 14 and 16 November 2016. 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 section.
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 if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.
Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions.
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.

8. Submission of Works

Format of photographs in digital sections
Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 16 photographs in 4 themes). Photographs are accepted in electronic form only.
Format of photographs: JPG
Size of photographs: the longer image size should be 1920px, and the resolution should be 300 dpi.
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

IMPORTANT NOTICE / FIAP REGULATIONS:

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”.

Format of photographs in print sections
There are two print sections, Open Monochrome and Open Color.

NOTICE:
Upload digital file format of prints to the site application form is also required.
Please notice thatonly pressure sensitive (self-adhesive) labels may be used on the backs of unmounted prints
The printed photographs must be unmounted.
Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 8 photographs in 2 themes).
Authors can send self-made prints with maximum size 30cm x 40cm or 11,8″ x 15,7″. Minimum size is 20cm x 30cm or 7,8″ x 11,8″. Prints exceeding these sizes will be neither judged nor returned.
Packages should be clearly marked on the outside:
“Photographs for exhibition only : no commercial value”.

An image converted to Monochrome can not be considered a different image. Each image must have a unique title. Images entered must be entirely the work of the photographer.
The back of each photo must have the following info: first and last name, artist’s address, title of photo, progressive number and total number of photos presented by the same artist (example;”1/4”, “2/4”, … ) in each section. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image. The orientation of these details will indicate the orientation of the print. The title written at the back of the photos should match the title mentioned at the application form. In case of nonconformities, application form will be taken into account.

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 and sending packages

Upload digital files
Please send the photographs directly to the organizers web site:
www.srbijafoto.rs

Prints sending
Notice: Upload digital file format of prints to the site application form is also required.

Packages with prints must be sent to the mailing address:
LJILJANA VRZIĆ, Stanoja Glavasa 13/48, 11000 Beograd, Serbia
not later than 14th September, 2016.

Only entries sent to this address will be accepted.
By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted) and 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. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.
If several persons wish to share one package to economise on postage, that is fine, but the collective entry must be overseen by one person, who collates all the other entries in that package.This person’s email address is the one to which reports will be sent.

12. Return postage
If prints needs to be returned, return postage in addition to the entry fees must be paid as follows:
€20 per package plus €0.50 per print or US$25 per package plus US$1 per print.
Important notice:
The original packing will be used to return entries, and entrants must ensure that their packaging is adequate to be used for their return. If the packaging is not usable, we have no obligation of returning package to sender. Group package will be priced by the weight of the package.

13. Damage or loss
While the greatest care will be taken of entries, the Salon cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage during transport.

14. Possible ways of payment
PayPal transfer
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.
Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be taken into consideration.

Other ways of payment

Western Union or Bank transfer

All fees (unless paying by Pay Pal, Western Union or Bank transfer) and any other printouts must be enclosed with the prints, which must be adequately packed.
Entries received without the appropriate fee, or paid with foreign cheques or money orders, or prints exceeding the maximum size, will be neither judged nor returned and no catalog will be sent.
The organizers takes responsibility at the moment of uptaking the package. We do not have responsibility for money loss during postal transport.

15. Exhibition calendar

Closing date 14. September 2016.
Judging: 24 – 28. September 2016.
Notification: 08. October 2016.
Exhibitions of Prints and Digital Projections: 14 and 16 November 2016.
Sending of catalogs, awards and returning prints: 12. December 2016.

16. 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

17. Delivering catalogs
All entrants will be sent exclusive printed catalog, which will be posted by surface mail. The catalog will be published with awarded photographs and with certain number of photographs chosen by organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author royalties.

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