13th Finland International Digital Circuit 2021

13th Finland International Digital Circuit 2021
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 2021/357 – 361
Nordic Society of Photography 2020/12-16
GPU License L210129
AFCC 2021/01

FIAP Patronages

2021/357    13th Finland International Digital Circuit – 5th Kouvola Salon           NFFF 2021/12
2021/358    13th Finland International Digital Circuit – 7th Kuopio Salon             NFFF 2021/13
2021/359    13th Finland International Digital Circuit – 2nd Tampere Salon         NFFF 2021/14
2021/360    13th Finland International Digital Circuit – 1st Turku Salon                NFFF 2021/15
2021/361    13th Finland International Digital Circuit – 6th Vihti Salon                 NFFF 2021/16


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


Upload opening date:          13th August 2021
Closing date:                           18th October 2021
Judging:                                    28th October – 31st October 2021
Notification:                            7th November 2021
Awards/Catalogue sent:     31st January 2022

Exhibition Openings

5th Kouvola Salon       21.11. 2021 at 14 Porukkatalo, Savonkatu 23 Kouvola
1th Turku Salon           30.11. 2021 Turku
6th Vihti Salon             02.12. 2021 Vihti
7st Kuopio Salon         16.12. 2021 Kuopio
2nd Tampere Salon    17.12. 2021 Tampere

Awards & Special Awards

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



Special Awards


5th    Kouvola       Salon:      Best Portrait Photo

7th    Kuopio         Salon:      Best Conceptual work

2nd   Tampere      Salon:      Best Music image

1st    Turku            Salon:       Best Art image

5th    Vihti             Salon:       Best Nature photo

Entry Fees

1 section 30 euros, 2 sections 40 euros, 3 sections 50 euros
The fee has to be paid by PayPal at the website: http://foto.finlandcircuit.fi/Photoportal/
13th August – 18th October 2021
Unpaid entries will be disqualified.


Judges of 13th Finland International Digital Circuit 2021


5th Kouvola Salon: 

Jaana Ahola AFIAP, SKsLM                                         Finland

Una Streit Larsen ESDF, EFIAP, NSMiF/g                Denmark

Bente Nedrebø EFIAP/s, PPSA, NSMiF/s                Norway

Alternate Monica Wennblom EFIAP/b, NSMiF/s, ERSF/s       Sweden


7th Kuopio Salon:

Petri Damstén EFIAP/g, HonSKsLE, NSMIF/p,        Finland

Gil Rossell Photographer                                             Andorra

Atle Sveen EFIAP/d1, NSMIF/p                                   Norway

Alternate Jørgen Kristensen EFIAP/p, MSDF/b, NSFiM/g     Denmark


2nd Tampere Salon:

Simo Järvinen EFIAP, NSMIF/g                                   Finland

Mikaela Friberg EFIAP, NSMiF/b, ARSF/b                Sweden

Leif Alveen MPSA2, EFIAP/p, NSMiF/g                    Denmark

Alternate Gaute Frøystein EFIAP, NSMiF/g, ENSFF                 Norway


1st Turku Salon

Kauko Lehtonen, EFIAP/D1, HonSKsLE                   Finland

Bjarne Hyldgaard NSMiF/p, MSDF/s, EFIAP/d3     Denmark

Göran Zebühr EFIAP/p, ESFIAP, PPSA                      Sweden

Alternate Roald Synnevåg MFIAP, EFIAP/d1, GMPSA            Norway


6th Vihti Salon

Juha Ahvenharju EFIAP, SKsLSM                              Finland

Arne Bergo EFIAP/g, ESFIAP, EPSA                          Norway

Tony Clementz EFIAP, NSMIF/s, ERSF/b                  Sweden

Alternate                  Benny Rytter EFIAP, NSMiF/p, MSDF                       Denmark

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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