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1st International Photo Exhibition Narikala 2019
FIAP № 2019/552  /  PSA № 2019-397  / GPU  L190163-M2G,1S,1B
Photolife Club № 01/2019  /  UPA № 18/2019  /  APG № 05/2019

PROPOSITIONS AND PARTICIPATION:

1. ORGANIZERS
PHOTOLIFE CLUB (Georgia)

2. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The exhibition is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world and conducts according to FIAP/PSA regulations. On Jury’s approval the entrants must send the photographs digitally. Entrants must be authors of the works they submit. Each participant may send maximum of 4 photographs to each section. The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalogue and for promotion without paying any author’s fee.
"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."

3. 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.

4. 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 which 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.
If your salon/circuit does not include a specific question asking if the salon can pass on the entrant's details to other salons, then the following additonal line would be added:
Your email address and contact information will not be made public.

5. SECTIONS
There are four digital sections:
A) DIGITAL: OPEN / color (PID-C)
B) DIGITAL:  OPEN / monochrome (PID-M)
C) DIGITAL: LANDSCAPE (color/monochrome) (PID-C)
D) DIGITAL: PEOPLE (color/monochrome) (PID-C)
Each photo can be presented in only one section.

6. PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos must be in JPG file format, Entries size requirements: for horisontal and vertical images the longest side of an image must be exactly 1024 pixels. maximum file size: 1Mb. the images will be monitored by the Jury on the you have to upload the files online with our entry-form. Each entry-form must be written only in English. No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed. An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all sections.The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.

7. ENTRY FORM
Authors submit photos online. Each entry-form must be written only in English. If any problems while online registration, etrants can download and fulfill Registration Form (doc file) and send it with competitive images via email: narikala.exhibition@gmail.com
Following the instructions on www.photo-forum.eu. Online registration (Entry Form): http://www.photo-forum.eu/menu_id/3/lang/1/Entry_form?project=1

8. ENTRY FEE
Entry fee is mandatory for all participants: 16 Euros – two senction, 18 Euros for all 4 sections. Possible ways of payment – PayPal transfer.
Terms of payment (preferred) – PayPal at the email: internationalphotosalons@gmail.com
The another payment methods like as SKRILL( apggeorgia@gmail.com) and ManeyGram/Western Union are allowed.
Regardless of the results, the fee is non-refundable.
For another way for payment please contact us by email: narikala.exhibition@gmail.com
Payment comments: please write the full name of the author. Checks are not accepted. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

9. REPORT CARD NOTIFICATIONS
All participants will receive report card notifications via e-mail. The  results of the exhibition will also be published on the website www.photo-forum.eu

10. CATALOG
On-line PDF Exhibition Catalog.

11. JURY MEMBERS:
Mzia Lekveishvili, MAPG, EP, (Georgia)
Ilgar Jafarov, AFIAP (Azerbaijan)
Rauf Umudov,  MAPG, EP, (Azerbaijan)
Reserve  member of the jury: George Mindiashvili, APG (Georgia)

12. AWARDS
FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author
Salon Chairman Choice – one Gold Medal
FIAP – Gold medals in each section (4 altogether)  + 2 FIAP honorable mention ribbons in each section  (8 altogether)
PSA - Gold medals in each section (4 altogether)  + 3 PSA honorable mention ribbons in each section  (12 altogether)
PHOTOLIFE - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze medals (12 altogether) + 3 PHOTOLIFE Honorable Mention Ribbon in each section (12 altogether) + 8 Digital Diplomas
SALON – 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze medals (12 altogether), + 12 SALON Honorable Mention Ribbon+ 8 Digital Diplomas
UPA (Union of Photographers of Azerbaijan) - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze medals (12 altogether) + 12 UPA Honorable Mention Ribbon+ 8 Digital Diplomas,
APG (Association of Photographers of Georgia)  - 12 APG Honorable Mention Ribbon+ 8 Digital Diplomas.
The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards. The decision of the jury is final and irrevocable, complaints are not possible.

13. CALENDAR
Closing date: 29.12.2019
Judging: 11-12.01.2020
Notification: 26.01.2020 on www.photo-forum.eu
Exhibition and awards: 02-03.2020
Publishing of catalog: 03.2020

14. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Lamara Beridze – Chairman, e-mail: photolife.ws@gmail.com
Nino Mghebrishvili – secretary, e-mail: ninomgheb@gmail.com

Monochrome defenition
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.

The sponsors of the competition have a right to:
1.Reproduce the entries in any part of the website.
2. Present prints or digital files for judging by the contest jury;
3. Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions.
4. Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the contest and It's results;
5. Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
6. Use winning images for further specialized activities , aimed at the popularization of the contest;
7. Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
8. The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
9. Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the contest will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.