Rules

Shadow Hunter Circuit 2021

PSA 2021-5416  | MoL 2021/67|68|69|70 | IAAP 2021-  | DIPA 2021 -34|35|36|37  


ORGANISER

The Circular Exhibition of Art photography Shadow Hunter Circuit 2021 is organised by:

Photographic club Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia
Photo club Krk, – Krk, Croatia
Photo club Olcinium, Ulcinj, Montenegro.
ZitermediaMalta

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.

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

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. 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:
Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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 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 must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers.

Color and Monochrome:
Color 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.

However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles has been completed.

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.

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

PSA Statement on Subject Matter

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognised exhibitions. 

The welfare of the subject is more important than the 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 PSA exhibitions.

There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography – aircraft, helicopters and drones.  This policy can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone.

The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA 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 are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.


 SECTIONS / THEMES

The Shadowhunter Circular Exhibition of Art Photography is divided into 12 sections, all digital:

1A ShadowhunterPSA PID Colour/Mono 
2B Life of manPJD Colour/Mono  
3C Decisive momentPJD Colour/Mono
4D Photo jurnalismPJD Colour/Mono 
5E Photo travelPTD Colour/Mono
6F PortraitPSA PID Colour/Mono
7G NudePSA PID Colour/Mono
8H ChildPSA PID Colour/Mono
 9I Geometry PSA PID Colour/Mono 
10J NaturePSA ND Colour/Mono
11K Open ColourPSA PID Colour
12L Open MonochromePSA PID Mono

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.

Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings if accepted.    

PSA/FIAP Nature Definition

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, 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.

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 subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

PSA Photojournalism 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. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. All images must look natural. 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 greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

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.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

Shadowhunter

-Show photographs in which you caught the best light and shadow, show works in which the light and shadow does all the talking and creates the atmosphere.

ENTRY FEE

Depending of the number of sections participant applies, the fee cost as follow:
1 – 3 sections = 30 EUR
4 – 6 sections = 35 EUR
7 – 9 sections = 40 EUR
10-12 sections = 45 EUR

For Master of Light distinction holders only and Master of Light PA member card holders:

Master of Light Photographic Associations will pay 20% difference until full price for authors with MoL distinctions and member cards.

Fee is mandatory for all participants.

The fee can be paid via PayPal through our web site: https://www.shadowhunter.me

 Click at  PAYMENT in main menu.

or just send fee to email:
circuit@shadowhunter.me   via PayPal.

Alternatively, the fee may also be paid through:

►   Western Union, using the following information:
Name: Zoran Djordjevic;
Address: N. Pasica 4/52;
City: Kragujevac;
Country: Serbia

For other ways, please contact us at mail.

The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

EXHIBITION CALENDAR
Closing date……………………….. 25 September
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► All judging completed by ….12 October 2021
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Notifications sent by…………17 October 2021
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Awards mailed by………………… December 2021
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On-Line Gallery posted by… 20 November
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Catalogs published by …………20 November


JUDGING DATES
1. Kragujevac – 30 September-12 October  2020.
2. Malta ––  30 September-12 October  2020.
3. KRK ––  30 September-12 October  2020.
4. ULCINJ ––  30 September-12 October  2020.

PUBLIC SHOWINGS
1. KRAGUJEVAC  20. Novembre 2021   Djura Jaksic Gallery  & Lumière`s Beam Photographic Agency Gallery, Kragujevac
2. ULCINJ  20. Novembre 2021 at PCO Gallery of Ulcinj and Gallery Bar
3. KRK 07-14. 12.  2020 at Gallery Krk, during all working days
4. MALTA- Zitermedia Gallery, Triq J. Quintinus, FL20, San Pawl  IL Bahar

CATALOGUE
The organizer will produce a PDF catalogue. A link to download the catalogue will be sent to all participants by the first projection day, 20. Novembre 2021.

NUMBER AND IDENTIFICATION OF PHOTOS
To participate in the Shadow Hunter 2021 Circuit, authors may apply with both black and white and colour works.
Entries are limited to no more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class.

SUBMISSION OF WORKS Photos must be in JPEG format, dimensions: horizontal max 1920 pixels by vertical max 1200 pixels at 300 dpi, JPEG compression value (if Photoshop used for export): 7-12, file size maximum 3 Mb. No file naming is needed. Exhibitions using digital projection is judge the images as received from the photographer at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images can not be altered, including resizing in either direction, by the exhibition or by the exhibition’s equipment before or during judging. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed.   The exhibition is not allowed to resize the pictures sent by the entrants. Images will be judged with Acer H6510BD FHD 1920×1200. The photographs of authors with the application are submitted in these ways:
– by e-mail:circuit@shadowhunter.me
– uploading throw our web site: https://www.shadowhunter.me/

Works must be marked with ordinal numbers corresponding to their specification in the application form. Works submitted without a correctly filled-in application form will not be considered.

JURY

1. KRAGUJEVAC

Dušan Ignac, Slovakia,  EFIAP, c* Master of Light, jury president | judges all sections

Aleksandar Budjevac, Serbia, EFIAP | KMF judges all sections


Janko Jerinic, Canada, president of Master of Light PA | judges all sections


 2. ULCINJ

Tomasz Okoniewski, Poland, Master of Light Artist, EFIAP jury president | judges all sections

Normante Ribokaite, Lithunia, Master of Light Artist, | judges all sections

 Bora Milovanović, Serbia EPSA, EFIAP/p, ESFIAP  | judges all sections


3.KRK

–  Aleksandar Tomulic, Croatia, EFIAP|jury president judges all sections

– Goran Kojadinovic, SerbiaEfiap/s, | judges all sections

Min Li, China  EPSA/FAPAS/FPVS/FAPU/ARPS judges all sections


4.MALTA

Bruno Madedu, Italy, EFIAP/d2

Digwas Bellemane, India, EFIAP/b, EPSA, EFIP, hon MoL

Djordje Vukicevic, Serbia, EFIAP/d3, HonEFIAP


728 AWARDS

SERBIA
12 PSA Gold medals,

12 Master of Light Gold Plaquettes,
12 Master of Light Silver Medals,
12 Master of Light Bronze Medals
12 Master of Light Gold Ribbons,
12 Master of Light Silver Ribbons,
24 Master of Light Bronze Ribbons,

2 DIPA Gold medals,
2 DIPA Silver medals,
2 DIPA bronze medals
12 DIPA Diplomas

IAAP Gold medal

12 Salon Gold medals,
12 Salon Silver medals
12 Salon Bronze medals
36 Salon Ribbons,

Master of Light gold badge for best work according Master of Light standards


MONTENEGRO
12 PSA Gold medals,

12 Master of Light Gold Plaquettes,
12 Master of Light Silver Medals,
12 Master of Light Bronze Medals
12 Master of Light Gold Ribbons,
12 Master of Light Silver Ribbons,
24 Master of Light Bronze Ribbons,

2 DIPA Gold medals,
2 DIPA Silver medals,
2 DIPA bronze medals
12 DIPA Diplomas

IAAP Gold medal,

12 Salon Gold medals,
12 Salon Silver medals
12 Salon Bronze medals
36 Salon Ribbons,

Master of Light gold badge for best work according Master of Light standards


CROATIA
12 PSA Gold medals,

12 Master of Light Gold Plaquettes,
12 Master of Light Silver Medals,
12 Master of Light Bronze Medals
12 Master of Light Gold Ribbons,
12 Master of Light Silver Ribbons,
24 Master of Light Bronze Ribbons,

2 DIPA Gold medals,
2 DIPA Silver medals,
2 DIPA bronze medals
12 DIPA Diplomas

IAAP Gold medal

12 Salon Gold medals,
12 Salon Silver medals
12 Salon Bronze medals
36 Salon Ribbons,

Master of Light gold badge for best work according Master of Light standards


MALTA
12 PSA Gold medals,

12 Master of Light Gold Plaquettes,
12 Master of Light Silver Medals,
12 Master of Light Bronze Medals
12 Master of Light Gold Ribbons,
12 Master of Light Silver Ribbons,
24 Master of Light Bronze Ribbons,

2 DIPA Gold medals,
2 DIPA Silver medals,
2 DIPA bronze medals
12 DIPA Diplomas

IAAP Gold medal,

12 Salon Gold medals,
12 Salon Silver medals
12 Salon Bronze medals
36 Salon Ribbons,

Master of Light gold badge for best work according Master of Light standards


ADDRESSES:

SERBIA
Lumière`s Beam Photographic Agency
Miloja Pavlovica 9, TC Sumadija, lokal 14
34000 Kragujevac, Serbia

MONTENEGRO
Mr. Jovan Zizic
Ul. Ivana Milutinovica br.28,
85360 Ulcinj, Montenegro 
 

CROATIA
Marijana Kirasic Nekic
Photo club Krk
Bodulska bb, 51500 Krk, Croatia

MALTA
Mr. Ivan Eric
Zitermedia Triq J. Quintinus, Windsor FL20,
Qawra, San Pawl IL Bahar,
SPB 1300, Malta


General Chairman

Mr. Zoran Djordjevic, EFIAP, MF FSS, ULUPUDS
TC Sumadija lok 14 / Foto-klub Kragujevac
M. Pavlovica 9
34000 Kragujevac
Serbia
e-mail: circuit@shadowhunter.me  and  shadowhuntercircuit@gmail.com
web: https://www.shadowhunter.me/