Terms & Conditions

CIRCUIT CALENDAR


Closing Date : 28th - JANUARY - 2019       ||       Judging Date : 05th - FEBRUARY - 2019       ||       Result Date : 18th - FEBRUARY - 2019
Catalogue & Award : 10th – APRIL - 2019       ||       Exhibition Date : END of APRIL - 2019

PANEL OF JURY

Salon 1 : NadiaSalon 2 : KolkataSalon 3 : 24 PGS
Mr. Partha Sarathi Sarkar - EFIAP
Mr. Tapas Bhowmick - AFIAP
Mr. Indranil Bhaduri - AISF , EFIP , Hon. PESGSPC , GPA. PESGSPC
Mr. Sudip Roychowdhury - EFIAP
Mr. Monojit Basu - AFIAP
Mr. Sourav Shit - AFIAP , AISF , EFIP , Hon.PESGSPC , GPA.PESGSPC
Mr. Pinku Dey - EFIAP
Mr. Abir Das - AFIAP
Mr. Supritam Basu - EFIP , AISF , GPA PESGSPC , HON PESGSPC

CIRCUIT RULES


1. ALL Images must be the original work of the entrant. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content SOLELY predominates & the entire components of the picture are entirely from the entrant.

2. Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide.

3. Sections: (A) Open Monochrome - PIDM (B) Open Colour - PIDC (C) Nature - ND (D) Photo Travel - PTD (E) Photo Journalism - PJD (F) WOMAN - PIDC (G) NUDE - PIDC and (I) STREET - PJD. All are digital Sections. An author may submit a maximum of 4 images in each section i.e. total 32 images from 8 sections. Images for each section should be uploaded via www.ccclub.in website.

4. Result will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on www.ccclub.in website Download section.

5. Permission to reproduce images in the Web-catalogue or for publicity is assumed.

6. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable towords PSA [2019-043] ROPA distinctions.

7. The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.

8. Entry Fee: Foreign Entrants: 1 Section - $25 [USD]. 2 & 3 Sections - $45 [USD]. 4& 5 Sections - $65 [USD]. 6,7 & 8 sections - $85 [USD].
For Indian Entrants: 1st Section : Rs. 1720/-. 2 & 3 Sections - Rs. 3090/-. 4 & 5 Sections - Rs. 4460/-. 6,7 & 8 Sections - Rs. 5840/-.

9. Submission of Entries to the Salon implies acceptance of the above rules & regulations.

10. All Foreign participants must submit their entries through online submission procedure in http://www.ccclub.in. Entry fees have to be sent online through the PAYPAL at : ccclubdotin@gmail.com the link of which has been given in our website (http://www.ccclub.in). However Indian entrants should send online payment by bank transfer (NEFT/RTGS). The bank details are given below for online transfer.

Name of the Bank: BANK OF BARODA
Account holder Name: JAGANNATH CHAKRABORTY
Account no: 37170100007397
IFSC Code: BARB0CHAKDA



Please be noted that the relevant documents of online transfer must be mailed to us for the Database updation on an urgent basis otherwise no claims will be entertained in future.

11. Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc. well in advance. Late entries will not be entertained and the Entry Fee will be retained. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, Entries may not be considered for selection.

Specifications to be maintained for all Images :: Maximum File size : 1 MB, Resolution : 72 dpi. Longest side : 1024 pixels / Vertical side : 768 pixels Colour mode : RGB/sRGB. Image format : JPG/JPEG. Image Title must be within 35 characters.

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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.

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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, 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.

Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc well in advance. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, photographs may not be considered for selection.

Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at: ccclubdotin@gmail.com

All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.

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.

12. While every effort is made to ensure safe handling of all entries, Chakdaha Camera Club accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may occur. It is a condition of entering that you acknowledge that your entry has no commercial value. Submission of Entries to the Salon implies acceptance of the above regulations.

13. Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at ccclubdotin@gmail.com

14. WE THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR JOINING AND WISH YOU SUCCESS.



PSA MONOCHROME

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 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.

PSA 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.

PSA JOURNALISM

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 over pictorial 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 NATURE

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. 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 the 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.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.