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Summer Circuit, 2022

PSA Recognized International Digital Photography Exhibition.

2022-278

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Circuit Chairman:

Soumesh Roy EPSA, EFIAP, EFIP

Manjushree Housing Complex (Flat- A-2/1),  
38, Indraprastha, P.O.- Hridaypur, Kolkata, West Bengal-700127

Mob: +91 9331075218

Email: [email protected]

Entry into Exhibition:

Online Entry Only at:

https://clicku.in/circuits/summer-22

Sections

5DigitalSections

Each participant can submit up to 4 images per section.

Open Colour (PIDC)

Colour Only

Open Monochrome (PIDM)

Monochrome Only

Nature (ND)

Colour or Monochrome

Photo Travel (PTD)

Colour or Monochrome

Theme- Street (PJD)*

Colour or Monochrome

Submitted images in Reality Sections like - Nature, Photo Travel and Photo Journalism may not have any borders.
*Please refer to the Definition of Theme Section at the end of the Terms & Conditions document.

Participation Fees

For Foreign Entrants: First 2 Sections US $35.00 and each Additional Section at US $5.00 each.

All fees are global.

Payment by PayPal at exhibition website or PayPal to [email protected]
Countries where PayPal is not available can contact at [email protected]
for direct bank transfer only. No other way of payment is allowed.

For Indian Entrants:
(by NEFT / IMPS / Cash in Hand only)
First 2 Sections INR 2450.00 and each Additional Section INR 350.00 each.

Bank Details for NEFT / Net Banking / Cheque:
Name: Jharna Roy
Bank: Axis Bank
Account Number: 920010013501291
Branch: Barasat
IFSC: UTIB0001695

For Indian Entrants sharing payment proof to [email protected] is mandatory for database updating.

For Groups of:
10 people or above: US $28 or INR 1800.00 per head for all sections.
Group members must be within the same Country. For Group Discount Group Leader should approach the Chairman for Discount Reference Code. All awards for groups will be sent to any single address provided by the key person of the group. Entries received without proper fee and beyond closing date will not be judged and fee will not be refunded.

Calendar

Closing On

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May, 2022

Judging Complete

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June, 2022

Notification

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June, 2022

EDAS

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July, 2022

Online Gallery

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August, 2022

Online Catalogue & Awards

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August, 2022

Juries

SWAPAN MUKERJEE (EFIAP, FFIP, HON MFIP-NATURE), INDIA  

SHIBASISH SAHA (EFIAP), INDIA  

MANASH DAS (MPSA, EFIAP/B) INDIA

SUMAN BHATTACHARYYA (MPSA, EFIAP/B, ARPS), INDIA  

ABHIJIT BANERJEE (SPSA, HON.FICS, EFIAP), INDIA  

PARTHA SARATHI SARKAR (EFIAP, ARPS), INDIA

KOSHAL BASU (EFIAP/B, EPSA, FFIP, EFIP/G,), INDIA  

MANASI ROY (MPSA, EFIAP), INDIA  

SUVOJIT BISWAS (MPSA, EFIAP, GPU CR-1), INDIA

ACHINTA KUMAR SAHA (GMPSA, EFIAP/PLATINUM, FFIP, GPU CROWN 4), INDIA

SOUMEN DAS (EFIP, EFIAP, PPSA, BPSA), INDIA  

JOYDEEP DEB (EFIAP/SILVER, EFIP/PLATINUM), INDIA

SUBRATA BYSACK (APSA, GMPSA/P, EFIAP/G, GPU CR5, GPU VIP5), INDIA

ABIR DAS (EFIAP, EFIP), INDIA  

ANIL RISAL SINGH (MFIAP, ARPS), INDIA

SUNIEL MARATHE (GMPSA, ARPS, EFIAP/G, GAIUP, GPU-HERMES, GPU/CR-4, CMOL), INDIA

SHOURJENDRA DATTA (EPSA, EFIAP, GPU-VIP1, GPU-CR3), INDIA

SANJOY SENGUPTA (GMPSA, BPSA, EFIAP/BRONZE, LRPS, GPU CR4), INDIA

PRIYANKAR DUTTAGUPTA ( EFIAP, EFIP), INDIA

KONARK BASU (EFIP, AFIAP), INDIA

Organizing Clubs

Salons

Awards

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All awards will be sent via India Post.
Awards may be lately dispatched due to prevailing Covid-19 restriction across the globe.

All awards for groups will be sent to any single address provided by the key person of the group.

CATALOGUE
PDF downloadable by exhibitors from web site https://clicku.in/circuits/summer-22

EXHIBITION
All Awarded images will be exhibit on the exhibition website https://clicku.in/circuits/summer-22

CONDITION OF ENTRY
Image and Entry Requirements:
This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.
Sanctions:
Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances
PSA Star Ratings:
To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.
Image Creation:
Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.
Certification:
By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own. Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed.
Reproduction:
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.
Alteration and Computer Generation:
Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker; adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author
Re-Use of Accepted Images:
Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.
Entry:
An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single Entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.
Titles:
Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.
Colour and Monochrome:
Colour and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

WORK SIZE
Images must be submitted in JPEG file format following instruction at exhibition website https://clicku.in/circuits/summer-22
Digital image Format: PEG, sRGB Colour Profile, Maximum Image Width (Horizontal ) is 1920 pixels and Maximum Image Height ( Vertical ) is 1080 pixels in 300dpi. File size of the Image should not exceed 2MB.
Titles should not be more than 35 characters. Only Western/Latin, English Alphabet (a-z; A-Z; 0-9) are allowed. 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. Exhibition software shall not resize image and that over-sized image shall be rejected by the system.
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA.
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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

JUDGING
Judging Method:
Judging is to take place remotely (online) by each jury member. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant, but they shall not appear to the judges’ consecutively. Remote judging will take place and all judges shall use their own Colour calibrated equipment capable of displaying submitted images at 100% as per PSA Exhibition Standards 2022.
Target Range of Acceptances:
All Acceptances (28% – 34%) are eligible for statistics applicable towards PSA Star Rating and Who’s Who, and PSA distinctions.

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

SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS
Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections:
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.
There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.
Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.
Further details on the PSA’s drone policy may be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone

PSA SECTION DEFINITIONS
PSA Monochrome Definition:
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey 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.
For the purpose of this exhibition, only greyscale images are allowed in monochrome sections. Toned images are not allowed.
Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.
Nature Definition:
FIAP/PSA Nature Definition
Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.
Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural. Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing is not allowed.
Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.
No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed. Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.
Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.
Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or conversions are not allowed.
Images of the same subject that are combined in-camera or with software by focus stacking or exposure blending are allowed. Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in-camera or with software (image stitching) are allowed.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
Vignettes and Borders
For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes and borders are not allowed in Nature Digital images.
PSA Photo Travel Definition:
A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.
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 images must look natural.
Vignettes and Borders
For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes and borders are not allowed in Photo Travel Digital images.
Please read these important references regarding the ethics of travel photography:-
https://www.picsofasia.com/the-library-of-fake-travel-photos-in-asia/
https://www.picsofasia.com/stage-in-travel-photography/
https://psa-photo.org/index.php?staged-travel-images
Photo Travel Division Educational Resources can also be available from the below link:- https://psa-photo.org/index.php?ptd-educational-resources
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
Photo Journalism Definition:
Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.
Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to full monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.
For the purpose of this exhibition, toned images are not allowed in Photojournalism sections. Any monochrome image entered must be “greyscale monochrome”.
Human Interest images depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, or unusual situation, excluding sports action.
Vignettes and Borders
For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes and borders are not allowed in Photojournalism Digital images.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections
Further guidance can be found on the following link
https://psa-photo.org/index.php?divisions-photojournalism-photojournalism
*Street :
Street photography is photography conducted for art or enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places. It should be candid and depict the daily life of people activity on street. Street photography does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. Though people usually feature directly, street photography might be absent of people and can be of an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.
Street Photography section is a part of Photojournalism, images with informative content, emotional impact and reflecting daily life of human activity which deliver a story will be a part of this section, story-telling value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Both Colour and Monochrome images may be entered in this section (subject to confirmation of PSA Photo Journalism Definition as stated above). All PSA divisional restriction of Photo Journalism Division shall apply in this section.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

BREACHES OF RULES
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:

    • the images are the original work of the entrant and
    • 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.
If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.
NOTICE:
When an entrant fills in 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.

    • Monochrome image should not be submitted in Colour section.
    • Any Image (either Colour / Monochrome Version) should not be submitted in more than one section. If such Duplicate / Identical submissions are found, both the images will be cancelled from exhibition.
    • Acceptances in PID recognized Colour sections shall be credited towards PID Colour Star Ratings and Who’s Who Colour listings. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings.
    • An image that was accepted in a prior CPID or EID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Colour section of this exhibition.

DISQUALIFICATION NORMS

    • Barred entrants by PSA will not be allowed in this exhibition.
    • Colour images may not be entered in PID Monochrome section(s).
    • Images which do not adhere to PSA section definition(s)/restriction(s)are liable to be disqualified.
    • Submitted images in Reality Sections like Nature, Photo Travel and Photo Journalism may not have any border.
    • In case Raw file is requested by the Organiser, non-compliance with stipulated time may result in disqualification of submitted image.

AUTHOR COPYRIGHT
Each entrant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his/her own. The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to the contest, like use in catalogue and website.

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Recognition

Photographic Society of America Recognition No.: 2022-278

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