10th Finland International Digital Circuit 2018

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FIAP Patronage      2018/384 -388
PSA Recognition    PSA 2018-383
Nordic Society of Photography NFFF  2018/14-18
GPU License           L180114-M17G,16S,16B,45HM
AFCC                        2018/01

FIAP Patronages
2018/384     10th Finland International Digital Circuit – 10th Carelia    Salon
2018/385     10th Finland International Digital Circuit – 4th  Kuopio  Salon
2018/386     10th Finland International Digital Circuit – 1st  Turku    Salon
2018/387     10th Finland International Digital Circuit – 4th  Hyvinkää      Salon
2018/388     10th Finland International Digital Circuit – 2th Oulu Salon



A General Colour (PID) (free subject)
B General Monochrome (PID) (free subject)
C Photojournalism  (PJD)


Upload opening date:              13th  August 2018
Closing date:                                24th September 2018
Judging:                                         28th – 30th September 2018
Notification:                                7th October 2018
Awards/Catalogue sent:         14th December 2018

Exhibition Openings:              

10th Carelia   Salon                     24.11.2018        Lappeenranta
4th  Kuopio  Salon                       011.11.2018     Kuopio
1st  Turku    Salon                        08.12.2018        Turku
4th  Hyvinkää   Salon                  15.12.2018        Hyvinkää
2th Oulu Salon                              08.01.2019        Oulu



460 awards + Best author of Circuit + Best authors of Salons.

Special awards:                          10th Carelia       Salon:   Best Ending picture
4th  Kuopio        Salon:   Best Conceptual work
1st  Turku          Salon:   Best Photojournal photo
4th  Hyvinkää   Salon:   Best Street photo
2th  Oulu            Salon:   Best Weather photo

AFCC = The Association of Finnish Camera Clubs = Suomen Kameraseurojen Liitto ry = SKsL

Entry fees
1 section 40 euros, 2 sections  50 euros, 3 sections 60 euros
The fee has to be paid by PayPal at the website www.finlandcircuit.fi
13th  August –  24st September 2018
Unpaid entries will be definitely disqualified

Judges of 10th Finland International Digital Circuit 2018

10th Carelia  Salon judges

Tatu Kosonen                              EFIAP, SKsLSM                             Finland

Matti Rego                                    Film and TV professional         Canada

Mikko Joona                                 Photographer                              Finland

Marko Seppälä                            Photographer                              Finland


4th  Kuopio  Salon judges

Petri Damstén    BPSA, EPSA, EFIAP/b, NSMiF/b, SKsLE         Finland


Seppo Hynninen                         EFIAP, SKsLE                                 Finland


Victor Carrasco Navarro          Photographer                              Spain



Merja Martikainen                    EFIAP, NSMiF/b, SKsLM           Finland



1st  Turku   Salon  judges

Matti J. Niemi                              EFIAP, HonSKSLE                        Finland

Kauko Lehtonen                         EFIAP/g, SKSLSE                          Finland

Timo Lähtinen                             EFIAP/b, SKSLSM                        Finland

Pertti Leino                                   EFIAP                                              Finland


4th  Hyvinkää    Salon  judges

Jari J. Heino                                  AFIAP                                              Finland

Timo Ahonpää                             EFIAP, SKSLM                               Finland

Peter Christiansen                     Photoghrapher                           Sweden

Eero Kukkonen                           AFIAP, SKSLM                              Finland


2th Oulu Salon  judges

Jouko Eskelinen                          EFIAP/b, SKsLE, NSMiF/b      Finland

Mauri Alarova                    Photoghrapher, VAT              Finland

Ilkka Niskanen                             MFIAP, SKsLE                               Finland

Tuomo Tapanila                       Photographer                              Finland



President of circuit:  Jukka Kosonen AFIAP, SKsLM
Treasurer: Kari Tolonen AFIP, HonSKsLE
Secretary: Eero Kukkonen AFIAP, SKsLM
E-mail: circuit@finlandcircuit.fi
Website: www.finlandcircuit.fi
Address: The Association of Finnish Camera Clubs, Piiponraitti 1, 37500 Lempäälä, FINLAND

Entry conditions
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 confirm 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/her own and 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 exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Notice the FIAP and PSA definitions below.

All entries must be submitted in digital format. Each entrant may submit a maximum of four entries in each section. Pictures taken on film or slide must be scanned into digital form. The images will be sent in jpeg format only. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in each section in each stop in the circuit.
The required maximum horizontal 1920 px and vertical dimension is 1080  px with a resolution of 300 dpi. The maximum size of the image file is 2 Mb.
The entrant certifies that he is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image he presents.
The number of entries must be uploaded via the website http://www.finlandcircuit.fi/ during the period 15th August – 26th September 2016. The fee is paid by PayPal at the same time.
Unpaid entries will not be judged.

Notifications will be sent by e-mail. Each entrant will receive a high quality printed Circuit catalogue with hundreds of accepted images. The decision of the judges is final. The submission of entries signifies the acceptance of the entry conditions.
No information about the entrant, her/his country or image must  be visible in the picture. The same image (monochrome or Color version) can not be enter different sections of exhibitions.

FIAP Document 2014/317 art.II.7.F “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.”


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.

Image names:
The PhotoPortal uploading system takes care of naming the files automatically. Naturally, you are also asked to write the names you have given to the individual photos. Just follow the instructions.

FIAP Monochrome 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 & white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black& white category; such a work may be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.

PSA Monochrome definition

A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than

one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may

be any single color. Images that appear to be tones of a single color will be

considered a monochrome. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or

more colors) and greyscale images with an added accent color are not

acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.

The exhibition not accept  the color and monochrome versions of same image.



Photojournalism definition – PJD

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall 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 any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.




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