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Rules

1st Biennial of Art Photography – Master of Light

ORGANIZER

1st Biennial of Art Photography – Master of Light, International Exhibition of Art Photography is organized by the Lumière’s Beam Photo Agency from Serbia.

 

PARTICIPATION

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.

“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.”

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SECTIONS / THEMES

The 1st Biennial of Art Photography – Master of Light is divided into 6 sections, all digital:

1. A   Master of Light (PSA PID Colour) *

2. B    Life (PSA PID Colour)

3. C    Composition (in visual art – photography) (PSA PID Colour) **

4. D   Nature (PSA ND) ***

5. E   Open Colour (PSA PID Colour)

6. F   Open Monochrome (PSA PID Mono) ****

 

DEFINITIONS

* Master of Light Show photographs in which you caught the best light, show works in which the light does all the talking and creates the atmosphere.

See examples here >>>  http://lumiere.at/good-light-examples/

 

** Composition (in visual art – photography) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_(visual_arts)

 

*** Nature Photography (new definition, common for FIAP, PSA and RPS)

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, 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 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.

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

 

**** Monochrome Definition

(This definition applies and is required for all PID Monochrome Class sections and all PPD Large and Small Monochrome Class sections)
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.
Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color 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

 

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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.

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.

 

FEE PAYMENT

A total fee of 20 euros / 25 dollars for the participation in any number of sections is mandatory for all participants.

The participation fee may be paid through:

  PayPal:  click at PAYMENT in Menu at ►http://masteroflight.lumiere.at/ ◄

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Alternatively, the fee may also be paid through:

  Western Union and Skrill

For more details about this kind of payment, please send us mail at: masteroflight@lumiere.at

Works by authors who do not pay the fee will not be taken into consideration.

 

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

►   Closing date: 19 October 2018

►   Judging: 25 – 28 October 2018

►   Notification: 2 November 2018

►   Projections date: 15-25 November at the Lumière’s Beam Photo Agency Gallery of Kragujevac, during all working days.

 

CATALOGUE

The organizer will produce a PDF catalogue. A link to download the catalogue will be sent to all participants by the first projection day, 15 Novembre 2018.

 

The delivery of awards to the authors will take place by the end of Decembre 2018.

 

NUMBER AND IDENTIFICATION OF PHOTOS

To participate in the 1st Biennial of Art Photography – Master of Light  International Exhibition of Art Photography, authors may apply with both black and white and colour works.

Entries are limited to no more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA-recognized exhibition, that same image, or a “in camera” like or “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

i. May not be 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.

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 PSA-recognized exhibition.

An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

Entry form and contact information must be written in one of the official PSA languages.

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

iii. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the             Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

 

SUBMISSION OF WORKS

NOTICE: When an entrant goes into to 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.

 

Photographs should be submitted in digital form with a maximum size of 1920×1080 pixels at 300 dpi. Digital projection with Benq Full HD 1920×1200 px.

Authors may submit photographs in one of three ways:

■ uploaded through the web site: http://masteroflight.lumiere.at/    click at ENTRY FORM in MENY
■ sent by e-mail, accompanied by the application form>>>

http://lumiere.at/mol-exhibition/applicationform.doc , to: masteroflight@lumiere.at
■ burned on CD/DVD, accompanied by the application form, and sent to the postal address of:

 

Zoran Djordjevic
TC Sumadija lok 14 / Limijerov snop
M. Pavlovica 9
34000 Kragujevac
Serbia

 

Works must be marked with ordinal numbers corresponding to their specification in the application form. Works submitted without a correctly filled-in application form will not be considered.

 

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.

JURY

Janko Jerinic, Canada, president of Master of Light PA, jury president

Aleksandar Budjevac, Serbia, EFIAP

Dao Tien Dat, VietNam, ESVAPA, EVAPA, EFIAP/d1, EPSA, SAWIEP, Hon. FPI,  Hon. EFMPA, Hon. PESGSPC, etc

Hongbing Ye, China

Replacement: Oliver Vukmirovic, Bosnia and Hercegovina, hMoL

 

(In case of multiple equal results, the jury president will proclaim the winner.)

 

AWARDS

The 1st Biennial of Art Photography – Master of Light International Exhibition of Art Photography will award the following medals:

6 FIAP gold medals and 12 ribbons.

1 FIAP blue badge for best authors of Salon.

6 PSA Gold medals and 18 ribbons,
6 IAAP Gold medals, ,
6 MoL Gold medals, 6 MoL silver medals, 6 MoL Bronze medals, 6 Mol Gold Diplomas,  6 MoL silver diplomas,  6 MoL Bronze diplomas

Master of Light gold badge for best photo under Master of Light standards.

FSS Gold, Silver, Bronze medal,

6 Salon Gold,  6 Salon Silver, 6 Salon Bronze medals and 18 diplomas

 

NOTIFICATION

Notification cards will be sent by email.

The organizer will take all possible care handling the emails and awards, however, assumes no liability for damages and loses during shipment.

 

CONTACTS:

Chairman:

Mr. Zoran Dordevic, EFIAP, MF FSS, ULUPUDS
TC Sumadija lok 14 / Limijerov snop
M. Pavlovica 9
34000 Kragujevac
Serbia
e-mail: masteroflight@lumiere.at
web: http://masteroflight.lumiere.at/