Entry Rules

Entry Rules

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Closing Date: April 18, 2019                                           

Judging Date: April 25, 2019

Results Posted On Website: May 02, 2019

Report Cards Emailed: May 02, 2019

Catalog On Line: May 20, 2019

PSA Recognition: 2019-059

E-mail: cloudphoto4@gmail.com

Website: https://cloudcameraclub.org/

Awards:

PSA Gold Medal Open/General Color – Best Of Show

PSA Gold Medal Open/General Monochrome – Best Of Show

Cloud Honorable Mentions (9) in Open/General Color (Virtual Diploma PDF)

Cloud Honorable Mentions (9) in Open/General Monochrome (Virtual Diploma PDF)

Chairman:

Sebastian Lanfranchini, Argentina

Judges:

Mario Eriksen, Argentina

María Elena Rios, Argentina

Roberto Vercellino, Argentina

1. CONDITION OF ENTRY

2019 Cloud International Exhibition is open to all photographers around the world. However, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibitions rules and conditions.

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in same round order as submitted by the entrant.

Images will be judged using a 15 point scoring system 2-5 points/judge.

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 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. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

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.

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 entered or 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, including translation into another language.

iii.  Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image           and must be given the same title.

iv.  PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.

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

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.

PREVIOUSLY ACCEPTED IMAGES                                                                        

An image (or a nearly identical in-camera duplicate) previously accepted in any Cloud International Exhibition PID Color Class section is not eligible for entry in the PID Color Class Section of the 2019 Cloud International Exhibition.

An image (or a nearly identical in-camera duplicate) previously accepted in any Cloud International Exhibition PID Monochrome Class section is not eligible for entry in the PID Monochrome Class Section of the 2019 Cloud International Exhibition.

An image previously accepted in any Cloud International Exhibition may not be retitled and resubmitted in the 2019 Cloud International Exhibition or any PSA Recognized Exhibition with a new title.

DUPLICATE IMAGES                                                                                          

An image may be entered in only one section of the 2019 Cloud International Exhibition regardless of Division or Media.

All acceptances of that image will be revoked if multiple acceptances of the same image are discovered after judging.

While PSA considers a color version and a monochrome version of the same image capture different images, color versions and monochrome versions from the same capture may not be submitted to both Projected Image sections in the same year.

The target acceptance rate will be between 27% and 33% in each Class.

2. DATA PROTECTION

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition.

You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

3. BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition.

Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a)       the images are the original work of the entrant and

b)       the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these conditions of Entry.

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline.

Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

4. SECTIONS

There will be two Sections:

A. Open/General – Color Class (PID-C)

B. Open/General – Monochrome Class (PID-M)

MONOCHROME DEFINITION

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.

Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.

5. SHIP AWARDS

The Medals will be sent to the winners by simple international mail. Cloud Camera Club is not responsible for lost or damaged shipments.

6. ENTRY FORM

The Entry Form must be submitted electronically. The Entry Form is available on the Website: https://cloudcameraclub.org/

NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form.  If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted.

7. ENTRY IMAGE FILES

The Images must be sent together with the Entry Form. The images must be in JPG format.  A maximum of 4 images may be submitted per Section.

The image should be named with the title.

8. TITLES

Each Image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in any PSA Recognized Exhibition, regardless of section or Division, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image may not be retitled if used 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.

9. ENTRY FILE DIMENSIONS AND SIZE

Maximum image size is 1400 pixels (wide) x 1050 pixels (high)

The images must be saved in JPG format, in 72dpi resolution and not exceed 1500kb.

10. JUDGING DISPLAY

The pictures will be judge in a HDTV, 55″ 1080P with native resolutions of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels. The color space used is RGB (16.7 million colors, 24-bit).

11. ENTRY FEE

World Wide:

18 USD for all sections

Fee can be paid by PayPal in USD

PayPal:  cloudphoto4@gmail.com

Entries received without fee will not be judged and will not be sent any results. Fee must be received by closing date.

12. ACCEPTANCE RESULTS

A listing and images of acceptances and awards will be posted at the website: https://cloudcameraclub.org/

for a minimum of three months.

13. ONLINE CATALOG

Online catalog in PDF availability date: May 20, 2019

14. STATUS LIST

The Entry Status List may be reviewed at the website:
http://cloudcameraclub.org/
Entries are processed periodically and the status reported on the Exhibition Web Site. Please be patient. Updates are not automatic. Do not expect an immediate update.

If any problems are noted in the status list, please contact the Chairman,
cloudphoto4@gmail.com to resolve.

15. EMAIL SPAM BLOCKIN

Report Cards will be sent to entrants via email from: cloudphoto4@gmail.com

Please be sure that this email address has been included in your “safe” email addresses to assure receipt of these emails instead of having them blocked by your security system. Also check your Junk E-Mail or spam folder to see if your email software placed any messages from the exhibition there.

Report Cards will be computer-generated emails. Computer-generated emails are automatically blocked by some internet email servers so please contact them in accordance with their instructions to allow any computer generated emails from the email address above if they do not show up in either your Inbox or your Junk E-Mail folder.

16. EXHIBITION PUBLIC SHOWINGS

Expo YPF, Bahia Blanca, Jun 2019

17. ADDRESS

Av. Parchappe 1565

8000 Bahia Blanca

Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA