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The Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of The Photographic Society of America (PSA).

ORGANIZER

The circular exhibition of art photography LOFTMAN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 2020 (DIGITAL) is exhibition of art photography organized by:-
1. Photographic Society of America (PSA)

PARTICIPATION

Conditions Of Entry
The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.
An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. 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.
The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.
No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.
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:
i. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.
An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.
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, 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.
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.
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.

Rules

1.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 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 noncompliance 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.
2. The salon is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP. All acceptances will count for FIAPdistinctions. 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. NO ALTERATION FOR NATUREAND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.
3. 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.
4. The image size must be of maximum 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high including any borders and be a maximum File Size within 1MB. The files must be in JPEG format at 300 dpi resolution.
5. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website - www.loftmansalon.in
6. All paidEntrant will receivea pdf catalogue and a participation certificate.
7. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, PSA Distinctions.
8. The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained
9. Entries will not be judge without entry fees. No extension of closing date. Our computer systems will automatically close the entry system and the payment processes on the closing date. Payment cannot be made after the closing date.
10. Please note that the PAYPAL/RTGS/NEFT details must be e-mailed to us with your name and other entry details in the email ID – loftmansalon@gmail.com as per specification below within 48 hours of payment for us to update payment status swiftly.
1. Registration No.
2. Name.
3. PayPal/Bank details.
In case of non-payment of full Salon Fees as applicable by any entrant, their name will be deleted from the final acceptance list.
11. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, i.e. 16 total images for 4 sections. Images for each section should be uploaded via www.loftmansalon.in.A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed.
12. The jury reserves the right to withhold some awards if the qualities of submitted photos are not satisfactory.
13. Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.
14. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section and Display of the Images:EPSON EH-TW5300 projector with resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels with Color Space: sRGB.
15. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, in a PSA Recognized exhibition.
16. Each image must have a unique title.
i. 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.
17. All entrants in must provide name, personal and country data in case of smooth delivery of awards.
18. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues; however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipping.
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SECTION

1. OPEN COLOUR – PID
2. OPEN MONOCHROME – PID
3. NATURE – ND
4. PHOTO TRAVEL – PTD
5. THEME – PEOPLE (COLOUR OPEN PID)

ENTRY FEE

• Any 1 (one) section – USD($)32 - EURO(29) - (INR 2275 for Indian residents)>
• Any 2 (two) sections – USD($)38 - EURO(34) - (INR 2700 for Indian residents)
• Any 3 (three) sections – USD($)38 - EURO(34) -(INR 2700 for Indian residents)
• All 4 (four) sections – USD($)44 - EURO(40) - (INR 3100 for Indian residents)
• All 5 (Five) sections – USD($)44 - EURO(40) - (INR 3100 for Indian residents)
PAYPAL ID: loftmansalon@gmail.com For Indians (Bank Details) : Bank: STATE BANK OF INDIA BRANCH NAME: HATIBAGAN Account holder: AHIRITOLA LOFTMAN ART SOCIETY Account no: 38129387912 IFSC Code: SBIN0001503 SWIFT CODE: SBININBBFXD • An Early Bird Discount of 10% will be available for first 100 paid entrants. • A group discount of 20%for Club/Group Entries (at least 10 members) and for more than 25 members it is 30%.

CALENDAR

Closing date: 11 MAY 2020 (MONDAY)
Judging date: • ENPRINT SALON (BANGALORE) - 17 MAY 2020 (SUNDAY)
• LOFTMAN SALON (KOLKATA) – 23 MAY 2020 (SATURDAY)
• VIVID SALON (KOLKATA) – 24 MAY 2020 (SUNDAY)
Notification date: 31 MAY 2020
EDAS SUBMISSION30 SEPTEMBER, 2020
DELIVERY OF CATALOGUES AND AWARDS TO AUTHORS: 15 NOVEMBER 2020 onwards
ONLINE SUBMISSION : www.loftmansalon.in

DEFINITION

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 works requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
FIAP DEFINITION OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY:
Entries must originate as photographs (image captured of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. Pictures on any subject including creative or experimental images can be submitted.
FIAP / PSA DEFINITION OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY:
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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale 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.

SUBMISSION OF WORKS

TThe exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions. An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. 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. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.
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:
i. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames. An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.
JURIES
1. LOFTMAN SALON
a. MR. A.K.RAJU (AFIAP)
b. MR. KRISHNA BHAT(EFIAP/B PPSA EFIP CMOL)
c. DR. SAIKAT MAITY(PPSA, AICS, EFIAP)
d. MR. ARUP BHATTACHARYA(MPSA)
2. ENPRINT SALON
a. MR. H. SATISH(MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, CMOL, GPA.PESGSPC, HON.FICS, HON.PESGSPC, HON.YPS, HON. ECPA)
b. MR. SANTOSH KUMAR JANA(EFIAP, AIIPC)
c. MR. SUVOJIT BISWAS(EFIAP ,MPSA)
d. MR. S. R. MANDAL(EFIAP, ARPS, AIIPC, ABPS)
3. VIVID SALON
a. MR. ACHINTA KR SAHA(EFIAP/SILVER, MPSA)
b. MR A.G.GANGADHAR (FRPS, AFIAP)
c. MR DIGWAS BELLEMANE(PPSA, AFIAP, EFIP, EIUP, H.MOL, HON.CPE, HON.WPG)
d. MR. INDRANIL BHADURI(EFIAP,HIUP,EFIP)

Salon Chairperson -MRS. PRIYANKA MUKHERJEE KAPOOR


CLUB JUDGE MONOCHROME COLOUR NATURE PHOTO TRAVEL THEME - PEOPLE
ENPRINT S. R. MANDAL
LOFTMAN ARUP BHATTACHARYA
LOFTMAN SAIKAT MAITY
ENPRINT SANTOSH KUMAR JANA
ENPRINT H. SATISH
LOFTMAN KRISHNA BHAT
VIVID DIGWAS BELLEMANE
LOFTMAN A.K.RAJU
VIVID A.G.GANGADHAR
ENPRINT SUVOJIT BISWAS
VIVID ACHINTA KR SAHA
VIVID INDRANIL BHADURI

AWARDS

MONOCHROME COLOUR NATURE PHOTO TRAVEL THEME - PEOPLE
3 FIAP GOLD 3 FIAP GOLD 3 FIAP GOLD 3 FIAP GOLD 3 FIAP GOLD
3 PSA GOLD 3 PSA GOLD 3 PSA GOLD 3 PSA GOLD 3 PSA GOLD
3 FIP GOLD 3 FIP GOLD 3 FIP GOLD 3 FIP GOLD 3 FIP GOLD
3 FIP SILVER 3 FIP SILVER 3 FIP SILVER 3 FIP SILVER 3 FIP SILVER
3 FIP BRONZE 3 FIP BRONZE 3 FIP BRONZE 3 FIP BRONZE 3 FIP BRONZE
6 FIAP HM 6 FIAP HM 6 FIAP HM 6 FIAP HM 6 FIAP HM
9 FIP HM 9 FIP HM 9 FIP HM 9 FIP HM 9 FIP HM
15 LM MERIT CERTIFICATE 15 LM MERIT CERTIFICATE 15 LM MERIT CERTIFICATE 15 LM MERIT CERTIFICATE 15 LM MERIT CERTIFICATE
5 CHAIRMAN CHOICE 5 CHAIRMAN CHOICE 5 CHAIRMAN CHOICE 5 CHAIRMAN CHOICE 5 CHAIRMAN CHOICE
AWARD NAME POINT(S)
GOLD MEDAL 5 POINTS
OTHER MEDAL 4 POINTS
CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE CERTIFICATE & CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 2 POINTS
ACCEPTANCE 1 POINT

Note: awarded images will get the points for awards only; acceptance point will not be given to awarded images. For example, an image awarded “CERTIFICATE OF MERIT” will get 2 points only not 3 points (2 points for CM and not additional 1 point for acceptance) and so on.

BEST AUTHOR OF THE SALON (IN ALL SECTIONS): FIAP BLUE BADGE

2 BEST INDIAN AUTHORS OF THE SALON (IN ALL SECTIONS) :2 CASH AWARDS OF   2,000 AND 1,000

3 BEST CLUB AWARD (2 Foreign and 1 Indian Club) :LOFTMAN GOLD MEDAL / (PLAQUE &   2,000)

* Please note, all CASH awards are for Indians only.

DIGITAL PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE TO ALL PAID ENTRANTS

NOTIFICATION & CATALOGUE

• Notification cards will be sent by email.
• All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will receive download link for online PDF catalogue of the photo salon. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards and catalogues; however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipment.

The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards and catalogues;