2019 GPIC International Photo Contest

International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and Photographic Society of America (PSA) are the two world-famous photography organizations that enjoy a high international reputation. Recognized by both FIAP and PSA, this contest is organized according to international contest standards and procedures. All acceptances will count for FIAP and PSA and GPU distinctions. Acceptances shall be credited towards Star Ratings for each division and Who’s Who Listings.
Organizer
G-photography.net International Club

Method of Submission
Participants must log in to the submission area Global Photography (click to enter) http://en.g-photography.net/contest/allcontests/contest_57.html, fill in the relevant information online and submit entries according to the prompts.

Participation

The contest is open to all photographers in the world.An entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the contest rules and conditions. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. 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 contest. 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 contest “and could be subject to disqualification” by the contest sponsors. The contest assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. “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.” 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 contest. Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized contest, 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 contest regardless of media, format, or title.
● May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized contest. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

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.


Entry Fee
Ordinary members: 5 USD for one section; 10 USD for two sections; 15 USD for three sections
VIP members: Free

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY If the contest determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the contest reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the contest and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the contest may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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. This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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 contests, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the contest.

Data Protection
By entering this contest, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the contest organizers for purposes associated with this contest. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this contest. You acknowledge and accept that entering this contest means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

Sections
(A)Open Monochrome
(B)Open Color
(C)Nature

Definitions
COMPETITION DEFINITIONS-FIAP
OPEN
Any pictorial treatment of a subject which contains the element of good arrangement of composition and reflects the interpretation of the photographer.

MONOCHROME–F.I.A.P Definition
A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey.  A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category.  On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.

COLOUR–F.I.A.P. Definition
Any photograph that is not monochrome. It includes a monochrome
photograph that has been partially toned or had colour added.

COMPETITION DEFINITIONS–PSA
MONOCHROME–PSA Definition
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, multitoning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.


NATURE DIVISION-ND
The portrayal of the many aspects of nature -plant and animal life, natural features of land and seas or natural phenomena. 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. See also, Definition of Nature-all images used in PSA Nature Division competitions and PSA-recognized exhibitions must meet the PSA Nature Definition of Nature Photography.

Calender
Submission: 18 April 2019 - 30 November 2019
Judging: 18-20 December 2019
Issue Notification: From 01 January 2020
Catalogue downloading: 10 Feburary 2020
Award sending: From 01 March 2020

Submission of Works
- There is no limitation on the content or theme.
- All images must be submitted in JPG format, in RGB color space, with 1200-3840 px on the horizontal, no more than 2160 px on the vertical, and with 300dpi resolution.
- Each author can participate in all sections, with not more than 4 (four) photos in each section.
- Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title.
- Entries must not have any marks, borders or characters.
- Entries that are purely synthesized and collaged by computer without any photographic elements will not be accepted.
- Each participant should own the copyright of the submitted images. Works submitted by participants should not violate any rights of third parties, such as copyright, portrait rights, reputation rights and privacy rights.
- Organizers have rights to use all the entries and the right of use is permanent once entries are submitted. Entrants permit the organizers to use any of their works for promotion. This may include low resolution posting on a website.
- Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the contest. Participates are fully responsible for any legal consequences due to the violation of the above terms.

Jury
Liu Fusheng, Huang Weiyi (EFIAP), Valentina Sinsis (Italy).
Equipment for judge: High-definition TV over 43 inches.

Awards

1 FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author
Open Color:
FIAP: 1x Gold medal, 1x Silver medal, 1x Bronze medal, 30x Honorable Mentions
PSA: 1x Gold medal, 1x Silver medal, 15x Honorable Mentions
Open Monochrome:
FIAP: 1x Gold medal, 1x Silver medal, 1x Bronze medal, 30x Honorable Mentions
PSA: 1x Gold medal, 1x Silver medal, 15x Honorable Mentions
Nature:
FIAP: 1x Gold medal, 1x Silver medal, 1x Bronze medal, 30x Honorable Mentions
PSA: 1x Gold medal, 1x Silver medal, 30x Honorable Mentions

Catalogue
The organizer will produce a PDF catalogue. A link to download the catalogue http://www.g-photography.net will be sent to all participants by the first projection day, 31 December 2019.

Exhibition

Date: Feb. 28, 2020
Place of the exhibition: Exhibition hall of G-photography.net International Club.
Form of the exhibition: High-definition TV for two rounds.
Online exhibition: English website of Global Photography to the world.


Contacts
Chairman of the contest: Li Zhihui
Address: No.1 Yurong Huayuan, Sente Office Building, Jinzhonghe Street, Hebei District, Tianjin, China
Email: contact@g-photography.net