Sections & Definitions

Sections in the Circuit:
There will be five sections in the Circuit and entries in each of these sections will be judged by an independent jury for each of the three salons of the Circuit. Entries in each section will be a max of four digital images of maximum size 1920 (Hor.) x 1080 (Vert.) pixels of max size 2 MB.
The Circuit shall have two PID Color sections for digital images.

  1. Projected Image Division Color- Section-A:

In this open section A, pictures on any subject, including creative or experimental images, color or monochrome, can be submitted.

  1. Projected Image Division- Theme – Flowers - Section-B:

Photographs on flowers in any manner can be submitted in this section. Please show your creativity, colors and composition in the images of this section. The predominant subject of the photograph must be Flowers which may be supported by other elements also.
Acceptances in the above two PID recognized Color sections (A & B) shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images will be acceptable in these two PID sections but acceptances in these two PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.

  1. Monochrome Projected Image Division - Section-C:

Photographs as per Monochrome definition given below, can be submitted in this section.

  1. Nature Division – Section-D:

Photographs as per Nature definition given below can be submitted in this section. Wild life images can also be submitted in this section.

  1. Photo Travel Image Division - Section E:

Photographs as per Photo Travel definition given below, can be submitted in this section.
Definitions
Color and Monochrome 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 gray scale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (for example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A gray scale 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 color and monochrome versions of same image, regardless of title, are not allowed in both Color class and Monochrome class sections of this Circuit. Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections (Color open and Theme sections of this Circuit) shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color  listings. Monochrome images accepted in above two PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome section of this Circuit shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings requirements of PSA. An image that was accepted in a prior CPID recognized section of this Circuit shall not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.
Nature
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 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, enclosures that make the subjects dependent on man for food, and botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
Photo Travel
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable. Images may be acquired on traditional film and scanned to a digital file or acquired with a digital camera.