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BALKAN FRAME 2022 "PERASTO" - Photo Club "PERASTO" - Kotor, Montenegro
BALKAN FRAME 2022 "CACAK" - Photo Club "CACAK" - Cacak, Serbia
BALKAN FRAME 2022 "MLADOST" - Photo Club "MLADOST" - Tivat, Montenegro


ADDRESS FOR SENDING

You can send printed entry forms and/or entry fee to this address:

Stanovcic Damir
Spanskih boraca 36a
11070 Belgrade, Serbia
Europe

We recommend using the online entry form.



SECTIONS

A) OPEN COLOR, color digital - FIAP and PSA PID Color
B) OPEN MONOCHROME, monochrome digital - FIAP and PSA PID Monochrome
C) NATURE, color/monochrome digital - FIAP and PSA ND Color/Monochrome
D) PHOTO TRAVEL, color/monochrome digital - FIAP and PSA PTD Color/Monochrome


ENTRY FEE

Entry fee is mandatory for all participants and it is:
- For 1-2 sections: €30 or $38
- For 3-4 sections: €40 or $49


Possible ways of payment:
  1. PayPal transfer (Preferred method)
  2. Cash sent to organizer’s address (Checks and IRC are not accepted)

Entries of authors who didn't pay the entry fee will be disqualified.


CALENDAR

Closing date: 22.05.2022 (May 22nd, 2022)
Judging: 25.05. till 31.05.2022 (May 25th till May 31st, 2022)
Notification: 07.06.2022 (June 7th, 2022)
Online gallery posted: 07.06.2022 (June 7th, 2022)
Sending awards till: 15.08.2022 (August 15th, 2022)
Catalogues mailing: 15.08.2022 (August 15th, 2022)



JURY MEMBERS

6th BALKAN FRAME "PERASTO" – Kotor
Zoran Milosevic - EFIAP, MF FSS - Serbia
Slobodan Krstic – ESFIAP, EFIAP/d2, MF FSS – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Roko Stjepcevic, - Photo Artist - Montenegro

6th BALKAN FRAME "CACAK" – Cacak
Vojislav Pesterac – EFIAP/d2, MF FSS - Serbia
Milorad Kascelan, EFIAP/s, MF AUFBiH – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Debevec Igor, EFIAP/d1, MPSA 2, GPU CR5 - Slovenia

6th BALKAN FRAME "MLADOST" – Tivat
Franke Luis Alberto, MFIAP, ESFIAP, EFIAP/d2, GMPSA/b - Argentina
Jovanovski Vladimir, EPSA, GPU CR3 – North Macedonia
Anton Toni Markovic- Photo Artist - Montenegro



AWARDS

TOTAL OF - 519 AWARDS !!!


6th BALKAN FRAME "PERASTO" – Kotor - 169 AWARDS !

FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author of Salon

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)
3 PSA honorable mention ribbons in each section (12 altogether)

GRADAC PGI Gold, Silver, Bronze medal in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)


VICTORY P.W. Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)

PC PERASTO Gold, Silver, Bronze medal in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)

SPECIAL DIPLOMA OF JURY MEMBER 6 in each section (24 altogether)
HONORABLE MENTION OF SALON CHAIRMAN 2 in each section (8 altogether)



6th BALKAN FRAME "CACAK" – Cacak - 181 AWARDS !

FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author of Salon

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)
3 PSA honorable mention ribbons in each section (12 altogether)

FSS Gold medal in each section (4 altogether)
2 FSS honorable mention ribbons in each section (8 altogether)

GRADAC PGI Gold, Silver, Bronze medal in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)


VICTORY P.W. Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)

FKK CACAK Gold, Silver, Bronze medal in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)

SPECIAL DIPLOMA OF JURY MEMBER 6 in each section (24 altogether)
HONORABLE MENTION OF SALON CHAIRMAN 2 in each section (8 altogether)



6th BALKAN FRAME "MLADOST" – Tivat - 169 AWARDS !

FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author of Salon

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)
3 PSA honorable mention ribbons in each section (12 altogether)

GRADAC PGI Gold, Silver, Bronze medal in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)


VICTORY P.W. Gold, Silver, Bronze medals in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)

FK MLADOST
Gold, Silver, Bronze medal in each section (12 altogether)
6 SALON honorable mention in each section (24 altogether)

SPECIAL DIPLOMA OF JURY MEMBER 6 in each section (24 altogether)
HONORABLE MENTION OF SALON CHAIRMAN 2 in each section (8 altogether)



CATALOG

On-line PDF Exhibition catalog will be publishing on website http://gradacfoto.com and link will be sent to all participants.


IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.




PHOTOS AND FILE NAMING

Photos must be in JPG file format, maximum dimensions:
1920 pix. Horizontal side and 1080 pix. Vertical side in 300 dpi.
AUTHORS CAN SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE, compression 7-12, max 3Mb. Photos larger than allowed will be rejected and appropriate photos will be required.
Following the instructions on www.gradacfoto.com or they can send them on
CD or DVD.
CD/DVD will not be returned.

No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). Images without valid titles shall be rejected and the entrant notified to resubmit the entry with valid titles. Exhibitions shall not create titles for the entrant.
For naming you can use only:
- English alphabet: A-z
- Digits: 0-9
- Apostrophe: \'
- Dash (or a hyphen): -
- Underscore: _


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.


REPORT CARD NOTIFICATIONS

All participants will receive personal report card notification by e-mail.
The results of the exhibition will be also published at http://gradacfoto.com



NOTICE TO ENTRANTS

FIAP NOTICE:
In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organiser must make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.

FIAP documents 018/2017 and 017/2017 must be linked to this paragraph so that participants can consult it

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



BREACHES OF RULES

FIAP:
The mention that by 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 the following terms: - 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, - 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. 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.

PSA
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.
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. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions


EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS

22.07. and 23.07.2022. - Photo Club "MLADOST" – Seljanovo BB, Tivat, Montenegro
15.07. and 16.07.2022.- Photo Cinema Club "CACAK" – Trg Ustanka 2-6, Cacak, Serbia
29.07. and 30.07.2022.- Photo Club "PERASTO" – Zgrada Bujkovica bb, Kotor, Montenegro


RECOGNITIONS

FIAP 2022/357-359
PSA 2022-297
GRADAC PGI 2022/013-015
VICTORY P.W. 2022-13-15
PC PERASTO 2022-05
FSS 2022/36
FKK CACAK
FK MLADOST


SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS

Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any 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 exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.

There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.
Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these 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, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.
Further details on the PSA's drone policy may be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone


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.
For the purpose of this exhibition, only greyscale images are allowed in monochrome sections. Toned images are not allowed


PSA/FIAP Nature Definition
Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.
Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was recorded. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural.
Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement is not allowed.
No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed. Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.
Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.
Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or derivations are not allowed.
Multiple images of the same subject that are combined in camera or with software by focus stacking, exposure blending or stitching (images taken consecutively and combined by overlapping) are allowed
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

PSA Photo Travel Definition
A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found
naturally. There are no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for
photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of
people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.
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 look natural.

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

Vignettes and Borders
Vignettes are not allowed in Nature Images. Any border added must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width. Single black borders of the same dimensions are allowed in Prints.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Damir Stanovcic, chairman of the organizing committee
Bozidar Rapovac

gradacfoto@gmail.com



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