7th Finland International Digital Circuit 2015



Exhibition Openings:              

7th Carelia Salon        23rd October 2015 at 12.00 Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulu, Skinnarilankatu 36, 53850 Lappeenranta

2nd Helsinki Salon     26th October 2015 at 18.00 Kamera-galleria, Lastenkodinkuja 1, Helsinki 18.

1st Kuopio Salon         22th November 2015 at  15.00 in movie theater Kuvakukko, Vuorikatu 27, Kuopio

2nd Vihti Salon            1st December 2015, Vihdin pääkirjasto, Nummela, Pisteenkaari 9, 03100 Nummela

7th Vision Salon          4th  November 2015 at 18:00 Koulutuskeskus Valo (Education Center Valo), Pallotie 5, Ylöjärvi.


Hemmo Ristimäki get a medal  at the opening in Helsinki Salon.



The judges of the 7th Carelia Salon Ivan Deviatkin, Heikki Pohjolainen and Tatu Kosonen. (photo Ari Nakari)

2015-09-24-Vision Salon Jury

The judges of the 7th Vision Salon have started their work on Thursday 24th September. The jury: Ilkka Valkila  EFIAP, SKsLM (Finland), Marjukka Vähä-Ettala AFIAP (EFIAP still this year) (Finland) and Pekka Salminen EFIAP, SKsLM (Sweden).

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7th Finland International Digital Circuit 2015


PSA patronage      2015-224
UPI License            L150038-M16G15S15BR16
AFCC                        2015/002

7th Finland International Digital Circuit 2015 pdf-file

FIAP Patronages
2015/292 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 7th Carelia Salon
2015/293 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 2nd Helsinki Salon
2015/294 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 1st Kuopio Salon
2015/295 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 2nd Vihti Salon
2015/296 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 7th Vision Salon



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


Upload opening date:            10st August 2015
Closing date:                            21rd September 2015
Judging:                                     24th – 27th September 2015
Notification:                            1st October 2015
Awards/Catalogue sent:       5th December 2015

Exhibition Openings:              

7th Carelia Salon                          25th October 2015
2nd Helsinki Salon                       26th October 2015
1st Kuopio Salon                          22th November 2015
2nd Vihti Salon                             29th November 2015
7th Vision Salon                           4th  November 2015


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

Special awards:
Carelia Salon:   Best Ending Photo
Helsinki Salon: Best Architectural Photo
Kuopio Salon: Best Conceptual work
Vihti Salon: Best nature photo
Vision Salon: Best Macro 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
10th August – 21st September 2015
Unpaid entries will be definitely disqualified

Judges of 7th Finland International Digital Circuit 2015

7th Carelia Salon

Heikki Pohjolainen,                          Photographer,       Finland
Sami Kontto                                        EFIAP,                     Finland
Ivan Deviatkin                                   Photographer        Russia
Alternate: Jukka Kosonen,              AFIAP,                     Finland

2nd Helsinki Salon

Jussi Jyvälahti,                                Photographer           Finland
Kresimir Kopick,                            Photographer           Kroatia
Kristian Frantz,                              EFIAP                         Finland
Alternate: Anders Blomqvist,      EFIAP                         Finland
Alternate: Erik Laureaus,            MFIAP                         Finland
Alternate: Eero Venhola,             EFIAP                           Finland

1st Kuopio Salon

Ilkka Niskanen,                              MFIAP,                        Finland
Petri Damstén,                               AFIAP,                          Finland
Victor Carrasco Navarro,            Photographer             Spain
Alternate: Jan-Peter Palmunen  Photographer            Finland

2nd Vihti Salon

Juha Ahvenharju,                         AFIAP,                         Finland
Arne Bergo,                                   AFIAP, PPSA               Norway
Markku Kedrin,                            AFIAP,                         Finland
Alternate: Raimo Järvinen         Photographer            Finland

7th Vision Salon  

Ilkka Valkila,                                EFIAP,                         Finland
Jan-Thomas Stake                       MFIAP, EFIAP/P        Sweden
Marjukka Vähä-Ettala,               AFIAP,                         Finland
Alternate: Pekka Salminen       EFIAP                          Sweden

President of circuit: Tapio Karjalainen          Treasurer: Kari Tolonen           Secretary: Eero Kukkonen
E-mail: circuit@finlandcircuit.fi                        Website: www.finlandcircuit.fi
Address: The Association of Finnish Camera Clubs, Piipotie 2, 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 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. Images may be altered subject to divisional restrictions, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates. 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 10th August – 21th September 2015. 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.
Images will be judged using a good quality screen monitor, so the true colours are well portrayed. (At least display 23″, 1920 x 1080 FullHD, IPS) 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 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.

Nature Photography definition (ND)
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. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale 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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