9th Finland International Digital Circuit 2017

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FIAP Patronage      2017/368 – 372
PSA Recognition    PSA 2017-280
Nordic Society of Photography NFFF
GPU License           L170109-M16G15S15B
AFCC                        2017/002

FIAP Patronages
2017/368 9th Finland International Digital Circuit – 9th Carelia Salon
2017/369 9th Finland International Digital Circuit – 3rd Kuopio Salon
2017/370 9h Finland International Digital Circuit  – 1st Oulu Salon
2017/371 9th Finland International Digital Circuit – 3rd Vihti Salon
2017/372 9th Finland International Digital Circuit – 9th  Vision Salon



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


Upload opening date:              14th  August 2017
Closing date:                                25th September 2017
Judging:                                         28st September – 1th October 2017
Notification:                                7th October 2017
Awards/Catalogue sent:         15th December 2017

Exhibition Openings:              

Carelia Salon   29th October 2017 Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta
Kuopio Salon   12th November 2017
Oulu Salon       05th November 2017, Rajakylän kirjasto, Oulu
Vihti Salon        1st December  2017
Vision Salon    1st November  2017  18:00 Education center VALO, Pallotie 5, 33470 Ylöjärvi


460 awards + Best author of Circuit + Best authors of Salons.
Special awards:                           Carelia Salon:   Best Nude Portrait
Kuopio Salon:   Best Conceptual work
Oulu Salon:       Best Landscape Photo
Vihti Salon:       Best Nature Photo
Vision Salon:    Best Friendship 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
15th  August –  26st September 2016
Unpaid entries will be definitely disqualified

Judges of 9th Finland International Digital Circuit 2016

Carelia  Salon

Tommi Joutjärvi, EFIAP, SKsLM                          Finland
Sakari Salo, Photographer                                   Finland
Sergei Elgazin, Photographer                              Russia

Alternate:   Jukka Kosonen AFIAP, SKsLM     Finland

Kuopio Salon

Petri Damstén, EFIAP/b SKsLM                          Finland
Victor Carrasco Navarro, Photographer             Spain
Juhani Valtola, EFIAP/s, SKsLM                          Finland

Alternate:  Merja Martikainen, AFIAP             Finland

Oulu Salon

Pekka Salminen EFIAP,                                          Sweden
Timo Pulkkinen, Photographer                          Finland
Seppo Rintala, EFIAP/g, SKsLSM                        Finland

Alternate:  Anu Vihavainen, Photographer   Finland


Vihti Salon
Reha  Bilir,  ESFIAP, AFIAP                                   Turkey
Juha Ahvenharju, AFIAP                                       Finland
Markku Kedrin, EFIAP                                            Finland

Alternate:  Tapio Karjalainen, EFIAP/b            Finland


Vision  Salon

Elisa Putti, EFIAP/b                                                 Finland
Matti J. Niemi, EFIAP SKsLE                                 Finland
Kari Tolonen AFIAP SKsLE                                    Finland

Alternate: Leena-Maija Lindqvist, EFIAP/b SKsLM  Finland



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, 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.”

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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