1st Fortuna 2021

1. Organizer

Cultural Center Belgrade and Photo Club “Serbia PHOTO”

1st Salon Fortuna Belgrade 2021, Belgrade, Serbia

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

1st  Salon Fortuna Podgorica 2021, Podgorica, Montenegro

Camera Lucuda Club and Photo Club “Serbia PHOTO”

1st Salon Fortuna Auckland 2021, Auckland, New Zealand

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

2. Participation

IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.

 PSA Star Ratings

To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country

Image Creation
Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. .

Certification:

By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. 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

Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer.  Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author. All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted

 Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single Entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.

Titles

Each image must have a unique title. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an Identical Image  into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers.

Color and Monochrome:

Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are 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 has been completed.

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

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.

Breaches of Rules

PSA

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 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 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.

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 recognised 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. The exhibition will be held in Cultural Center of Podgorica.

3. Recognitions and Patronages

PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2021-1374
GPU (Global Photographic Union) L210116
MoL (Photo Association Master of Light) 2021-75,76,77
DIPA (Danube International Photo Association) 2021/038-040

4. Themes

Nature (Color or Monochrome) (PSA ND, GPU, MoL, DIPA)
Travel (Color or Monochrome) (PSA PTD, GPU, MoL, DIPA)
Open Color (PSA PID Color, GPU, MoL, DIPA) Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.
Open Monochrome (PSA PID Mono, GPU, MoL, DIPA), 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 = 20€ (25$)
Any 3 or 4 Sections = 30€ (35$)

Group discount:
For 5-10 persons =   10% discount
For 10-20 persons = 20% discount
20+  persons = 25% discount

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: https://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: Nenad Nikolic
Address: Savska 13a / 7
City: 11000 Beograd
Country: Serbia
Mobile phone: +381691108048

6. Nagrade
1st Salon Fortuna Belgrade 2021, Belgrade, Serbia

1 MoL Gold Badge
1 Grand 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
DIPA – Gold and 1 HM Ribbon
Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

b) Travel (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
GPU – Gold medal
MoL – 1 HM Ribbon
DIPA – Silver 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
DIPA – Bronze 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 – 1 HM Ribbon
DIPA – 3 HM Ribbons
Serbia Photo – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

1st Salon Fortuna Podgorica 2021, Podgorica, Montenegro

1 MoL Gold Badge
1 Grand 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 – Silver medal
DIPA – Gold and 1 HM Ribbon
Camera Lucida – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

b) Travel (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
GPU – Gold medal
MoL – 1 HM Ribbon
DIPA – Silver and 1 HM Ribbon
Camera Lucida – 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
DIPA – Bronze and 1 HM Ribbon
Camera Lucida – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

d) Open Monochrome

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
GPU – 2 HM Ribbons
MoL – 1 HM Ribbon
DIPA – 3 HM Ribbons
Camera Lucida – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

1st Salon Fortuna Auckland 2021, Auckland, New Zealand

1 MoL Gold Badge
1 Grand 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 – Bronze medal
DIPA – Gold and 1 HM Ribbon
NZPAA – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

b) Travel (color/monochrome)

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
GPU – Gold medal
MoL – 1 HM Ribbon
DIPA – Silver and 1 HM Ribbon
NZPAA – 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
DIPA – Bronze and 1 HM Ribbon
NZPAA – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

d) Open Monochrome

PSA – Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons
GPU – 2 HM Ribbons
MoL – 1 HM Ribbon
DIPA – 3 HM Ribbons
NZPAA – Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons

7. Submission of Works

In order to participate in the 1st International Salon Fortuna Circuit 2021, 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 online entry form in English language.

10. Uploading files

Upload digital photograph files directly to the organizers web site: https://srbijafoto.rs/en/

11. Exhibition calendar

Closing date: 05. July 2021
Judging  20. July 2021 SF Club Belgrade, Savska 13a, Belgrade, Serbia
Judging  20. July 2021 Camera Lucida, Bul. Ivana Crnojevica 6, Podgorica, Montenegro
Judging  20. July 2021 NZPAA, Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Ln, Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand
Notification  31. July 2021
EDAS Sending  19. August 2021
Exhibitions and Digital Projections
Exhibition  03. September 2021 PCP Belgrade, Dalmatinska 67, Belgrade, Serbia
Exhibition  03. September 2021 Camera Lucida, Bul. Ivana Crnojevica 6, Podgorica, Montenegro
Exhibition  03. September 2021 NZPAA, Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Ln, Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand
Sending awards: 03. October 2021
The results will be published at the website https://srbijafoto.rs/en/

12. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:

1st Salon Fortuna Belgrade 2021, Belgrade, Serbia
  1. Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/D1, ESFIAP, EPSA, GPU CR3
  2. Goran Kojadinovic, EFIAP/b, Serbia
  3. Ivan Stojanovic, AFIAP

Alternative: Branko Cvijic, Serbia

1st  Salon Fortuna Podgorica 2021, Podgorica, Montenegro
  1. Sasa Blagojevic, EFIAP, Serbia
  2. Aleksandar Buđevac, EFIAP, KMFFSS, Serbia
  3. Slavoljub Radojevic, EFIAP, C*MoL, FA1FSS, Serbia

Alternative: Jelica Milentijevic, EFIAP, cMoL, FA1, Serbia

1st Salon Fortuna Auckland 2021, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Jiongxin Peng, MPSA, GPSA, GPU CR3, GPU VIP3, FPSNY, GMABRP, AFAPA, APSS, New Zealand
  2. David Smith, FPSNZ, New Zealand
  3. Yan Zhang, MPSA, China

Alternative: Lisa Wu, New Zealand

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

Alternative: Lisa Wu, New Zealand

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 the organizer’s website.

14. Delivering Catalog

The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalog and to promote the exhibition free of charge. 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.

15. Information and contact

Ljiljana Vrzic, Chairman of 1st Fortuna Circuit 2021, email address: srbijafoto2013@gmail.com

website: https://srbijafoto.rs/en/  mob +38162255135

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.

FIAP/PSA  Nature Definition

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 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. 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.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

 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

PSA 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 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.