Conditions & General Rules

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 exhibition rules and conditions. 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.
The Circuit shall follow the Standards and Sectional definitions of PSA and FIAP.
Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used may not be eligible for awards or inclusion in audiovisuals of the exhibition and could be subject to disqualification.  
The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be on electronic file. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature and Photo Travel divisional restrictions.
All final work must be photographic digital file. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section. There can be no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules of specific sections. Entries must be limited to not more than four digital images. 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 may not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title and 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 written anywhere on the face of an image.
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. 
Judging scores shall not be intimated to the entrants. Same image or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image shall not be re-entered in any section of this Circuit regardless of format or title.

Please send your new photographs; the jury always looks for new works. An image that was accepted in a prior CPID or EID recognized section of this exhibition may not be re entered in this Circuit.
Judging will be done using High Definition TV of min size 32 inches and having a min display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Requirement for Digital Files:
The image files must be in jpeg format. Please submit images with 300 dpi resolution and maximum size of 1920 (Hor.) x 1080 (Vert.) pixels. Individual images must not be more than two MB in size. Digital images can be submitted online, directly through our web site:  www.photolovers.org. Entries will not be accepted on CD. There is no need of giving any particular file name to the images but it would be better if the file names are kept same as the Titles of the images. Please give full titles of the images in the space provided for giving titles in the online submission form, as you want them to be printed in the CD catalogue and not the file names. Please DO NOT give serial numbers or any other numbers etc in the title space, unless you want these numbers to be included with the titles in the list of Acceptances.
Important Conditions of Entry:
1.       The Circuit is open for everyone.
2.       PSA and FIAP procedures shall be followed. Entry has to be submitted online through our web site: www.photolovers.org.  Entry fees by foreign entrants can be paid by PayPal. Indian entrants can pay fees by multicity cheque or by online Bank transfer (preferred), as per details given in the Entry Fees section of this form. Please DO NOT send any cash currency, this is prohibited and will be confiscated by customs.
3.       The Circuit consists of 5 digital sections, namely A- Color Projected Images-open, B- Color Projected Images- Theme – ‘Flowers’, C- Monochrome Projected Images, D - Nature and E - Photo Travel, all as per PSA and FIAP definitions.
4.       A max of four digital files may only be submitted for each of the five sections of the Circuit. These should be in 300 dpi and max. 1920 Hor. x max. 1080 Vert. pixel size, any individual image not to exceed Two MBs.
5.       Images may be Color or Monochrome in all the sections, except in section C, which is only for Monochrome images. Please send us your new images, images accepted in any of the earlier Photolovers Circuits will be ineligible.
6.       11th Photolovers Circuit, 2015 has received recognition from the FIP, PSA and the FIAP for all the five sections.
7.       Office bearers of the Circuit, persons closely involved in the organisation of the salon and persons in charge of the handling of the salon software are not allowed to participate in the salon, neither as contestants nor as judges.
8.       The Circuit shall only have CD catalogue which will be sent to all the entrants.
9.       Titles should not be unduly long.
10.     Decision of judges shall be final, binding and with no appeal.
11.     Results shall be declared on our web site and a complete pdf file of all the results will also be sent to the entrants by email.
12.     Entries without appropriate fees shall not be entertained and no correspondence will be made in this regard.
13.     Discount in entry fees shall be given for Club/group entries, 10% discount with minimum of five entrants and 20% discount for Clubs/Groups with 11 or more entrants shall be given. All CDs and awards of club members will only be sent to one address of the Club.
14.     Submission of entry implies the acceptance of the Circuit conditions.