12th Finland International Digital Circuit 2020

12th Finland International Digital Circuit 2020
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
License Information

FIAP Patronage 2020/432 – 436
Nordic Society of Photography 2020/12-16
GPU License L200145-M16G
AFCC 2020/01

FIAP Patronages

2020/432 12th Finland International Digital Circuit – 4th Kouvola Salon NFFF 2020/12
2020/433 12th Finland International Digital Circuit – 6th Kuopio Salon NFFF 2020/13
2020/434 12th Finland International Digital Circuit – 1st Tampere Salon NFFF 2020/14
2020/435 12th Finland International Digital Circuit – 1st Ylivieska Salon NFFF 2020/15
2020/436 12th Finland International Digital Circuit – 5th Vihti Salon NFFF 2020/16


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


Upload opening date: 12th August 2020
Closing date: 19th October 2020
Judging: 29th October – 1st November 2020
Notification: 5th November 2020
Awards/Catalogue sent: 31th January 2021

Exhibition Openings

4th Kouvola Salon      21.11. 2020 at 14 Porukkatalo, Savonkatu 23 Kouvola
6th Kuopio Salon        16.12. 2020 Kuopio
1st Tampere Salon     17.12. 2020 Tampere
1st Ylivieska Salon     14.11. 2020 Ylivieska
5th Vihti Salon             02.12. 2020 Nummela Bibliotek 18:00

Awards & Special Awards

400 awards + Best author of Circuit + Best authors of Salons


Special Awards


4th Kouvola Salon:     Best Portrait Photo

6th Kuopio Salon:       Best Conceptual work

1st Tampere Salon:    Best Music image

1st Ylivieska Salon:    Best Art image

5th Vihti Salon:            Best Nature photo

Entry Fees

1 section 30 euros, 2 sections 35 euros, 3 sections 40 euros
The fee has to be paid by PayPal at the website www.finlandcircuit.fi
12th August – 19th october 2020
Unpaid entries will be disqualified.


Judges of 12th Finland International Digital Circuit 2020


4th Kouvola Salon:


Jaana Ahola, AFIAP, SKsLM Finland
Jukka Mankki, EFIAP Finland
Leena Asikainen, EFIAP, SKsLE Finland
Alternate: Federica Falzolgher Italy

6th Kuopio Salon:

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


1st Tampere Salon:


Juha Jokinen, SKsLSM, EFIAP Finland
Simo Järvinen, NSMiF/b, EFIAP Finland
Irina Kolomijets, Photographer Estonia
Alternate: Pertti Ylinen, SKsLM, EFIAP, PPSA, GPU CR2, Finland


1st Ylivieska Salon


Liisa Hautamäki, EFIAP Finland
Vilho Kallio, photographer Finland
Olavi Kurki, SKsLE Finland
Alternate: Jarmo Tyyskä, EFIAP, SKsLE Finland


5th Vihti Salon


Juha Ahvenharju EFIAP, SKsLSM Finland
Arne Bergo, EFIAP/g, ESFIAP, EPSA Norway
Ari Lindholm, AFIAP Finland
Alternate: Kari Huhtilainen Photoghrapher, Finland

Entry conditions & Rules

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
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 pdf-file catalogue with hundreds of accepted
images. The decision of the judges is final. The submission of entries signifies the acceptance of the entry
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.”


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


FIAP Nature Division Definition of Nature Photography

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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