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BALKAN FRAME 2021 "BALKAN FRAME 2021" - Photo Club "PERASTO" - Kotor, Montenegro
BALKAN FRAME 2021 "CACAK" - Photo Club "CACAK" - Cacak, Serbia
BALKAN FRAME 2021 "MLADOST" - Photo Club "MLADOST" - Tivat, Montenegro


CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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.

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
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.

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.


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) PEOPLE, color/monochrome digital - FIAP and PSA PID Color/Monochrome


ENTRY FORM

All authors must fill out an Online Entry Form on the official website and submit entries online (Preferred method).

Printed entry form and CD/DVD with photos can be sent to the organizer’s address. CD/DVD will not be returned. The PDF entry form is available on the website http://gradacfoto.com



PHOTOGRAPHS

Photos must be in JPG file format with:
  • Maximum resolution of 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical) pixels
  • Maximal file size of 2MB
  • JPG compression of 7 to 12
AUTHORS CAN SUBMIT PHOTOS ONLINE following the instructions on http://gradacfoto.com or they can send them on CD or DVD (CD/DVD will not be returned).



FILE NAMING

No requirements for image names, image 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: _



ENTRY FEE

Entry fee is mandatory for all participants and it is:
- For 1-2 sections: €29 or $36
- For 3-4 sections: €37 or $45


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.


CATALOG

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


NOTIFICATION

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



RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ORGANIZER

Organizer will take care about every kind of correspondence with all participants by mail.
However, we do not accept any responsibility for damage or loss during transit.



JURY MEMBERS

5th BALKAN FRAME "PERASTO" – Kotor
Vojislav – Vojo Pesterac, EFIAP/d2, MF FSS - Serbia
Watson Graeme, EFIAP/d2, MPSA - Australia
Cedomir Biukovic EFIAP, KMF FSS - Serbia

Reserve member:
Radenko Radovanovic, - Serbia

5th BALKAN FRAME "CACAK" – Cacak
HENG Zee Kek, EFIAP/g, GMPSA/b, GPU CR5 - Singapore
Zoran Milosevic, EFIAP, MF FSS - Serbia
Bojan Petrovic – EFIAP/b, KMF FSS – Serbia

Reserve member:
Toni Markovic - Montenegro

5th BALKAN FRAME "MLADOST" – Tivat
Branka Vucicevic Vuckovic – EFIAP – Serbia
Cufar Aleksander, EFIAP/d3, MPSA - Slovenia
Dragan Babovic – MF FSS – Serbia

Reserve member:
Maja Stosic - Serbia


AWARDS

TOTAL OF - 519 AWARDS !!!


5th SPRING CLICKS "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)



5th SPRING CLICKS "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)



5th SPRING CLICKS "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)



CALENDAR

Closing date: 16.05.2021 (May 16th, 2021)
Judging: 20.05. till 27.05.2021 (May 20th till May 27th, 2021)
Notification: 02.06.2021 (June 2nd, 2021)
Online gallery posted: 02.06.2021 (June 2nd, 2021)
Sending awards till: 11.08.2021 (August 11th, 2021)
Catalogues mailing: 11.08.2021 (August 11th, 2021)



EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS

06.08. and 07.08.2021. - Photo Club "MLADOST" – Seljanovo BB, Tivat, Montenegro
13.08. and 20.08.2021. - Photo Cinema Club "CACAK" – Trg Ustanka 2-6, Cacak, Serbia
27.08. and 28.08.2021. - Photo Club "PERASTO" – Zgrada Bujkovica bb, Kotor, 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.



RECOGNITIONS

FIAP 2021/273-275
PSA 2021-1336
GRADAC PGI 2021/013-15
VICTORY P.W. 2021-13-15
PC PERASTO 2021/5
FSS 2021/38
FKK CACAK
FK MLADOST


DEFINITIONS

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


FIAP definition of Monochrome

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage

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.

Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.

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

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.



LICENCE AGREEMENT

By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that he is a sole owner of the rights to use sent images, including copyright, patent and/or other applicable rights. All models must be of Legal Age of consent or have guardian permissions issued

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.



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.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Damir Stanovcic, chairman of the organizing committee
Bozidar Rapovac

gradacfoto@gmail.com


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

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.


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