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1st International photo salon MOLDOVA ART FEST 2021
FIAP 2021/169  /  PSA 2021-1177  /  GPU L210041-M2G1S1B  /  FIP 2020/FIP/289/2021  /  APG 01/2021

PROPOSITIONS AND PARTICIPATION:

ORGANIZER
Photolife Club (Georgia)

1. GENERAL
1st International photo salon Moldova Art Fest 2021 is recognized by “Union of Photo Artists of Moldova” (Moldova ILFIAP 2162). Entry is open to photographers all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP, PSA, GPU, APG (Association of Photographers of Georgia).  All acceptances will count for FIAP, PSA, GPU, APG and for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who’s Who".

2. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The exhibition is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world and conducts according to FIAP/PSA regulations. On Jury’s approval the entrants must send the photographs digitally. Entrants must be authors of the works they submit. Each participant may send maximum of 4 photographs to each section. The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalogue and for promotion without paying any author’s fee.

"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."

3. BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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.

4. DATA PROTECTION
BBy 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 which 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.
If your salon/circuit does not include a specific question asking if the salon can pass on the entrant's details to other salons, then the following additonal line would be added: Your email address and contact information will not be made public.

5. SECTIONS

There are 4 digital sections:

A) DIGITAL: OPEN / COLOR (PSA PID color)
B) DIGITAL: OPEN / MONOCHROME (PSA PID mono)
C) DIGITAL: PEOPLE (Color/Monochrome) (PSA PID-C)
D) DIGITAL: LANDSCAPE (Color/Monochrome) (PSA PID-C)

Each photo can be presented in only one section.

6. PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos must be in JPG file format, Entries size requirements: for horisontal and vertical images the longest side of an image must be exactly 1024 pixels. Maximum file size: 1Mb. The images will be monitored by the Jury on the Projector InFocus IN2138HD 4500-Lumen Full HD DLP Projector, native Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080). Participants have to uload files online with our entry-form. Each entry-form must be written only in English. No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed. An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all sections.The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.

7. ENTRY FORM
AAuthors submit photos online. Each entry-form must be written only in English. If any problems while online registration, etrants can download and fulfill Registration Form (doc file) and send it with competitive images via email: apg.contests@gmail.com
Following the instructions on www.photo-forum.eu. Online registration (Entry Form): http://www.photo-forum.eu/

8. ENTRY FEE
Entry fee is mandatory for all participants: 15 euro for one section, 17 Euros – for any 2 sections, 22 Euros for 3,4 sections. Possible ways of payment – PayPal transfer.
10% discount for group entries (more than 10 participations).
Terms of payment (preferred) – PayPal at the email: internationalphotosalons@gmail.com (paypal.me/photosalons)
For another way of payment please visit the page: www.photo-forum.eu or contact us by email: apg.contests@gmail.com
Payment comments: please write the full name of the author. Checks are not accepted. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
Regardless of the results, the fee is non-refundable.

9. 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 www.photo-forum.eu

10. CATALOG
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalog.

11. JURY MEMBERS:
Anatolie Poiata, AFIAP (Moldova)
Akaki (Kakha) Pkhakadze AFIAP, QEP, MAPG (Georgia)
Nikolai Miniuc AFIAP (Moldova)
Reserve member of the jury: George Mindiashvili, (Georgia)

12. AWARDS

Special DIPLOMAS for clubs - Best Club (1st position), Best Club (2nd position), Best Club (3rd position). Required min. 10 participants from club
Each entrant must indicate a club name while payment and club representative must send the name list of their entrants via email - apg.contests@gmail.com

FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author
Salon Chairman Choice – one Gold Medal
FIAP – Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)  + 2 FIAP honorable mention ribbons in each section  (8 altogether)
PSA - Gold medal in each section (4 altogether) + 2 PSA honorable mention ribbons in each section  (8 altogether)
GPU – 2 Silver medal, 2 Bronze medal (4 altogether) + 2 GPU honorable mention ribbons in each section  (8 altogether)
Moldova Art Fest medals - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze medals (12 altogether), +25 Salon Honorable Mention ribbons + 8 Digital Diplomas
Moldova Art Fest SALON medals – 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze medals (12 altogether), +25 Salon Honorable Mention ribbons + 8 Digital Diplomas
APG (Association of Photographers of Georgia) - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze medals (12 altogether) + 2 APG honorable mention ribbons in each section (8 altogether) + 8 Digital Diplomas.
FIP - 3 FIP Gold medals+ 4 FIP honorable mention ribbons in each section (16 altogether)
Totally 178 awards.

PDF Certificates for all awarded and accepted photos

The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

13. CALENDAR
Closing date: 14.03.2021
Judging: 27-28.03.2021
Notification: 11.04.2021 on www.photo-forum.eu
Exhibition and awards: 07.08.2021
EDAS report 26.04.2021
PDF catalogue: 12.06.2021

14. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Nino Mghebrishvili – Chairman, e-mail: ninomgheb@gmail.com

Monochrome defenition
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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale 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.

The sponsors of the competition have a right to:

1.Reproduce the entries in any part of the website.
2. Present prints or digital files for judging by the contest jury;
3. Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions.
4. Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the contest and It's results;
5. Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
6. Use winning images for further specialized activities , aimed at the popularization of the contest;
7. Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
8. The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
9. Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the contest will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.

Drone Policy
The Board approved a new policy on the use of drones and it is available here https://psaphoto.org/index.php?psa-policies&a=view&faq_id=1632. The policy has a legal section which basically requires members to follow whatever laws exist in the country in which they are using a drone. There is also an ethical component to the policy and it states: One of the tenets of photography, is that the safety and well-being of the subject, photographer and surroundings is of paramount importance over the capturing of the photograph. The purpose of this section is to prevent any interference with ther individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way an individual or animal interacts with its environment.
1. May not fly a drone above people for the purpose of photographing their activity, unless permission is granted in writing
2. May not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat,especially nesting areas and locations where the animal is already under stress (winter survival,migratory feeding, protecting young). Photographing scenery/landscapes is permissible.
3. May not fly or photograph in any designated wilderness area 

Copyright
The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material.  By virtue of submitting an entry to the " Narikala 2020" salon, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of the submitted material for any purpose, related to the contest and future exhibitions.

 The sponsors of the competition have a right to:
● Reproduce the entries in any part of the "Narikala 2020" website;
● Present prints or digital files for judging by the contest jury;
● Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions of the "Narikala 2020" contest;
● Reproduce winning images in any  printed or electronic media in order to inform  public about the contest and It’s results;
● Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
● Use winning images for further specialized activities, aimed at the popularization of the contest;
● Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the "Narikala 2020" contest will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.
Submitting the entry you automatically grant your consent with the contest policy and rules mentioned   above.

ORGANIZER

Nino Mgebrishvili