Rules & Regulations - Indian Digital Tour International Circuit 2017


The Circuit consists of 3 salons and entry is open to photo friends spread all over the world. Participationg clubs are Photography Association of Kanchrapara [PAK], HAP( Hooghly) and Photography Club of Contai [PCC]. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP [2017/291-292-293], PSA [2017/161] and FIP [11-12-13/2017]



CIRCUIT CALENDAR

CLOSING DATE (Ultimo dia deaceitacao): 19th June 2017
JUDGING DATE (Classificacao): 10th July – 12th July 2017
NOTIFICATION ON WEB & EMAIL (Envio de resultados): 25th July 2017
EXHIBITION DATE ( Exposicao): 25th - 27th August 2017
CATALOGUE/ AWARD DESPATCH (Correspondencia Postal despachada): 25th SEPTEMBER 2017

Jury Panel

Mr. Abhijit Dey (EFIAP) Mr. Santosh Kumar Jana (EFIAP) Mr. Subrata Bysack (EFIAP, MPSA)
Dr. Ashok K.Ghosh (EFIAP) Mr. Sujit Sarkar (AFIAP) Mr. Subrata Das (EFIAP)
Mr. Partha Sarathi Sarkar (EFIAP) Mr. Prabir Chakraborty (EFIAP) Dr. Debdas Bhunia (EFIAP)

Rules and Regulations

The exhibition is open to anyone: however an entry may be rejected when the organization, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.

SECTIONS: There are four sections namely:- A) Monochrome (open) Digital, B) Color (open) Digital, C) Nature Digital, D) Photo travel Digital

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS:
Length for horizontal image longest side must be 1024 pixels. Length for vertical image longest side must be 768 pixels.
The image file must be in JPEG format. Please submit images with 72 dpi resolution & colour space sRGB
File size of the Image should not exceed 1MB.
While filling up the entry form, please write titles in English as you want them to be published in the catalogue. Titles should be max 25 characters.

Entries without appropriate fee shall not be entertained. No Correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Maximum 4 images may be entered in each section. Total 16 Images can be submitted. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

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. 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.

NO ALTERATION FOR NATURE AND PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES.

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.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a FIAP Recognized exhibition.

All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.

The Judging and exhibition presentation of the projected images will made by multimedia projector of 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness and high contrast ratio 2,000:1 with (1,024 x 768) on a screen sized at least 1.8m X 1.8m Results will be sent by E-Mail. A PDF catalogue will be sent to all participants. Catalogue and results shall also be available for download on our website - www.digitaltour.in

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.

All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP [2017/291-292-293], PSA [2017/048] and FIP [11-12-13/2017].

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 if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

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

While every effort is made to ensure safe handling of all entries, organizer 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 circuit implies acceptance of the above regulations.

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: indiandigitaltour@gmail.com

WE THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR JOINING AND WISH YOU SUCCESS.

DEFINATION
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.

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.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches ofnatural 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 maintaininghigh technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elementsare integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adaptedto an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depictingnatural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars onwild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants,feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form ofmanipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add,relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques thatenhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorialcontent, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focusstacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such asdust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. Allallowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscalemonochrome. Infrared images, either direct captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can havelandscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primarysubject 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 totallydependent on man for food.