11th Finland International Digital Circuit 2019

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11th Finland International Digital Circuit 2019

FIAP Patronage      2019/383 – 387
PSA Recognition    2019-441
Nordic Society of Photography 2019/12 – 16
GPU License      L190122-M16G,15S,15B,45HM     
 AFCC                        2019/01

FIAP Patronages
2019/383     11th Finland International Digital Circuit –  3rd  Kouvola Salon
2019/384    11th Finland International Digital Circuit –  5th  Kuopio  Salon
2019/385    11th Finland International Digital Circuit –  2nd  Turku    Salon
2019/386    11h Finland International Digital Circuit –   3rd  Oulu  Salon
2019/387    11th Finland International Digital Circuit –  4th  Vihti Salon



A General Colour (PID) (free subject)
B General Monochrome (PID) (free subject)
C Nature  (ND)


                             Upload opening date:              12th  August 2019
                             Closing date:                                09th October 2019
                             Judging:                                         17th – 20th October 2019
                             Notification:                                27th October 2019
                             Awards/Catalogue sent:         31st December 2019

Exhibition Openings:              

3rd  Kouvola Salon                       23.11. 2019 Kuusankoskitalo
5th  Kuopio Salon                         16.11.2019 Kuopio
2nd  Turku Salon                          17.11.2019 Turku
3rd  Oulu  Salon                            30.11.2019 Oulu
4th Vihti  Salon                             02.12.2019  Nummela Bibliotek 18:00


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

Special awards:                          3rd  Kouvola     Salon:   Best Portrait Photo
                                                          5th  Kuopio        Salon:   Best Conceptual work
                                                          2nd  Turku         Salon:   Best Marine image
                                                          3rd  Oulu            Salon:   Best Art image
                                                          4th  Vihti            Salon:   Best Nature 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 –  9th october 2019
Unpaid entries will be disqualified.

Judges of 11th Finland International Digital Circuit 2019

3rd Kouvola Salon:  

Jaana Ahola AFIAP                                                  Finland
Helin Kulla Photographer                                     Estonia
Kalle Salonen EFIAP                                                Finland
Alternate: Reijo Hovilainen AFIAP,                   Finland

5th Kuopio Salon:

                             Petri Damstén EFIAP/s, EPSA, BPSA, NSMiF/s, SKsLE         Finland
                             Jarkko Tiirikainen EFIAP                                                            Finland
                             Marc Sabat AFIAP                                                                      France

2nd Turku Salon:

                             Matti J. Niemi EFIAP/b, Hon SKsLE                   Finland
                             Klaus Koszubatis  Photographer                        Germany
                             Timo Lähtinen EFIAP/b, SKsLSM                        Finland

3rd Oulu Salon

Erik Laureaus  MFIAP                                            Finland
Jarmo Tyyskä, EFIAP, SKsLE                                 Finland
Vesa Vainionpää, photographer                       Finland

4th Vihti Salon

                             Markku Kedrin  EFIAP, SKsLM                            Finland
                             Juha Ahvenharju  EFIAP, SKsLSM                      Finland
                             Pekka Salminen  EFIAP/b, SKsLSM, NSMiF/b Sweden
                             Alternate:  Kari Huhtilainen Photoghrapher, 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/   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.

FIAP and PSA’s Nature Division Definition of Nature Photography

All images used in PSA Nature Division competitions and PSA-recognized Exhibitions must meet the PSA Nature Definition of Nature Photography as follows:

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 grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. 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, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

 Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.  Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.  Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

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