Rules

Conditions of Entry

  • Authors can submit photos online and fill online entry form, following the instructions on http://victoriacircuit.co/
  • Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide.
  • An entrant is allowed to enter a maximum of 4 images in each Class.
  • We will distribute your 4 images (in each class) through 4 rounds of judging. You may not enter identical or very similar images in more than one Class.
  • No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.
  • You must fill up your name and other details in the website while submitting your digital entries.
  • Image titles must not exceed 35 characters.
  • 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:
    1. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
    2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.
  • Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. All aspects of every image MUST be your total and exclusive work as the submitting author. You may not include any element that was originated by or is the copyright of other photographers. You may not use clip-art or elements from stock photography.
  • 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.
  • Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.
  • The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. 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 entrant.
  • VICTORIA CIRCUIT is organised and run by BELGHORIA PHOTOLOVERS club, a not-for-profit amateur photographic unit. We depend on the goodwill and enthusiasm of our members to administer the Exhibitions. We therefore must make it a condition of entering the Exhibition that you acknowledge that the value of your materials do not exceed the entry fee paid by you, and therefore our liability to you, should your materials be damaged, or go missing, even if we have been careless, will not extend beyond returning the entry fee. Should you believe that the value of your materials may be significantly greater than that, please contact us to agree the cost of additional insurance.
  • ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT SUFFICIENT FEES, OR PAID FOR WITH FOREIGN CHEQUES OR MONEY ORDERS, WILL NOT BE JUDGED OR RETURNED. ONLY PAYPAL OR NEFT PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED.
  • All entry details will be stored on computer. We may share personal data such as your name and address with other FIP, PSA & FIAP Approved INDIAN Exhibitions.
  • The decision of the Exhibition jury on whether images comply with these rules is final. They need not give reasons for their decision. The judges may decide to exclude from the exhibition any images which, in their opinion, appear not to comply with these rules.
  • As a legal formality required to provide certainty in an International exhibition, please note that the definitive version of these entry terms is the English language version. INDIAN law applies and the INDIAN courts have jurisdiction ONLY.

Digital

  • The image must not exceed 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high.
  • The files must be in JPEG format. The print resolution should be set to 300 ppi for catalogue purposes. Please note that this print resolution setting has no effect on the quality of your projected image.
  • Embedding a source ICC colour profile is recommended (usually sRGB or Adobe RGB 1998).
  • Please do not add any unnecessary borders to your images. Black borders serve no purpose for digital projection, while white borders distract the eye from the image.
  • For entrants uploading to our website, the filename must be the same as the title. Do not include a 'Class + Entrynumber' prefix if entering online. It is added automatically. We suggest you project and review your images at 100% magnification before submission. Your digital images are presented for assessment by our judges using a colour calibrated digital projector (Epson EB-X24 business projector with 1024X768 resolution Projector) with a native resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • If your entries do not meet the specifications they may not display correctly and we may not be able to judge them.
  • There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.
  • All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

DOCUMENTATION, PROMOTION AND ARCHIVES

Selected and winning WORKS will be reproduced in the catalogue, without paying compensation to the authors. Every author who has paid the registration fee will receive a ONLINE PDF LINK of the exhibition catalogue to the mail address stated in the online registration form.

FIAP Monochrome Definition

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

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 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.

PSA Photo Journalism Definition

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority overpictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

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 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 images must appear natural.

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.
  • All images must appear natural.
  • Color images can be converted to grayscale 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.