Program Schedule

Dates and days as per pre-defined circuit calendar

Circuit Opens

Circuit opened for submission of works on 1st August

Submissions End

Circuit is now closed

Selection of Works

Jury selected the works from 24th September to 8th October

Result Notification

Awards & Acceptance List published on 15th October

Awards & Catalogs

All awards and catalogs will be dispatched by 17th December

Public Showings

6 public showings held between 15th December & 15th January

Awards

202 Awards To Be Won Including 150 FIAP, PSA & Other High Quality Medals

  • RPC

    Raniganj
  • 5 PSA GOLD
  • 5 FIAP GOLD
  • 5 FIP GOLD
  • 15 VC GOLD MEDAL
  • 10 JUDGES' CHOICE MEDAL
  • 10 FIAP RIBBONS
  • 15 VC HONOUR BADGE
  • FIAP BADGE - BEST AUTHOR
  • BEST INDIAN ENTRANT
  • NPM

    Kolkata
  • 5 PSA GOLD
  • 5 FIAP GOLD
  • 5 FIP GOLD
  • 15 VC GOLD MEDAL
  • 10 JUDGES' CHOICE MEDAL
  • 10 FIAP RIBBONS
  • 15 VC HONOUR BADGE
  • FIAP BADGE - BEST AUTHOR
  • BEST INDIAN ENTRANT
  • BEST CLUB AWARD
  • VS

    Burdwan
  • 5 PSA GOLD
  • 5 FIAP GOLD
  • 5 FIP GOLD
  • 15 VC GOLD MEDAL
  • 10 JUDGES' CHOICE MEDAL
  • 10 FIAP RIBBONS
  • 15 VC HONOUR BADGE
  • FIAP BADGE - BEST AUTHOR
  • BEST INDIAN ENTRANT

Recognitions

This circuit has been recognized by 2 apex bodies of photography FIAP & PSA. It also received recognition from the national body FIP.


FIAP/2016/429-430-431


PSA 2016-247


FIP/26-27-28/2016

Conditions of Entry

An entry should not exceed 1024px in width and 768px in height. Resolution should be 72dpi. Maximum filesize allowed is 1.5MB. Images will be presented to the jury at same dimension by digital projection, sRGB colour space

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition

Filename convention: The TITLE of the image should be kept as the filename only e.g. The Bridge At Sunset.jpg

SECTIONS  OVERSEAS FEE   INDIAN FEE
2 SECTIONS   $35   Rs. 1200/-
3 SECTIONS   $45   Rs. 1550/-
4 SECTIONS   $55   Rs. 1900/-
5 SECTIONS   $65   Rs. 2250/-

Please find account details in the Circuit Dossier for Indian Entrants
Paypal address is vibrance.circuit@gmail.com for Overseas Entrants

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 conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of the definitions given below for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage

Notifications will be sent by email and result can be downloaded from website as well

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 (aliases are not permitted). The entrant 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. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image: i. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title. ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.

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.

While filling up the online entry form, full Image Titles and author’s Name and Surname should be entered as the author wants them to appear in the catalogue

All entrants will receive a digital PDF catalogue

Entries without appropriate fee will be disqualified. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard

Decision of judges will be final and binding

It is assumed that all entrants entering the exhibition agrees to all the stated terms and conditions

Sections & Definitions

PSA: An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

FIAP: A black and white image is one with tones from very dark grey (black) to very clear grey (white) A black and white image toned entirely in a single colour will be able to stand in the black & white category and can be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white image modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour to a part of the image becomes a colour image and should be entered in the colour category. This type of image will be reproduced in the colour pages of the catalogue.
1. 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.
2. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. 3. 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.
4. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
5. 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.
6. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.
7. 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.
8. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
9. Stitched images are not permitted.
10. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
11. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
12. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed
13. 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.
Subject matter must portray Photo Travel”, and include the following definition: A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared are unacceptable
Any photograph captured/altered on or after 1st Jan 2014. There is no limitation on the theme. It can also be a straight shot. Even experimental techniques, post-processing or manipulated works are also allowed under this section

Selection Panel

Below is the highly experienced memebers of jury who would select the works

Partha Sarathi Sarkar EFIAP

Swapan Mukherjee EFIAP

Amitabha Sil EFIAP, Hon. FIP, ARPS

Santosh Jana EFIAP

Amarnath Chandra EFIAP

Subrata Das EFIAP, FFIP

Debdas Bhunia EFIAP, FFIP, FIIPC

Abhijit Dey EFIAP

Arnab Chakraborty EFIAP, FFIP, FSoF, Hon. EFMPA

Correspondence

Circuit Chairman: Susanta Kanjilal
Address: 9, P.N. Malia Road, Sishubagan, Raniganj - 713347, W.B., INDIA
Email: vibrancecircuit@gmail.com