Natural World Regulation

INTRODUCTION
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The “Natural World” Circuit consists of 4 Contest and 4 Themes and is sponsored by the FIAP, GPU, and FIAF and is organized by the Photo Contest Club Association (Italy)

PATRONAGE:

  • Gran Prix d’Autunno: FIAP 2022/575, GPU L220164, FIAF 2022M37
  • Gran Prix d’Inverno: FIAP 2022/576, GPU L220164, FIAF 2022M38
  • Gran Prix di Primavera: FIAP 2022/577, GPU L220164, FIAF 2022M39
  • Gran Prix d’Estate: FIAP 2022/578, GPU L220164, FIAF 2022M40

SUMMARY

  • Deadline: November 15, 2022
  • Themes: Free Monochrome, Free Color, Travel Photo and Environment Photo.
  • File Format: 1920 pixels longest side or 1080 on the short side, Maximum 4 Mb.
  • Prizes: 409 and 2000.00 Dollars.
  • Fee: € 40.00 or US$ 45,00.

RULES

1) The Photo Contest Club Association, with the Patronage of FIAP-Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique, GPU– Global Photographic Union and FIAF-Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche, is organizing the International Circuit of Digital Photography Contests: “8° NATURAL WORLD”, which includes the following events: Gran Prix d’Autunno, Gran Prix d’Inverno, Gran Prix di Primavera and Gran Prix d’Estate. Natural World is a cultural event in the field of artistic photography. The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers worldwide. Entrants must own the copyright to all submitted photographs. The images must have been photographed in every part (even the smallest) by the entrant himself/herself.

2) The contest has three themes for digital images, referred to as:

A) Free/Open Monochrome (Monochrome Digital)
B) Free/Open Color (Color Digital)
C) Travel Photo (Monochrome/Color Digital)
D) Environment Photo (Monochrome/Color Digital)

You can submit up to 4 works for theme. For a maximum total of 16 Photos.
The same photo can’t be showed in different themes.
The color images can’t be presented as monochromatic photos. Photos that have participated in previous editions will not be accepted.
The images, of all themes, must be sent in JPG format with a size of 1920 pixels on the longest side, or 1080 pixels on the shortest side with a resolution of 300 dpi for a maximum of 4MB, both in black and white and in color. Files must be saved in RGB color space.
The length of the photo titles must not exceed 25 characters.
A contestant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. The distribution of the images will take place in the same order sent by the participant.

3) All entries must be submitted through the specific form available on the www.photocontestclub.org website.

4) The subscription fee amounts to € 40 (for the Eurozone) or 45 US$ (for the area not subject to Eur) per entrant, regardless of the category and is valid for all 4 contests.
The amount can be forwarded through PayPal to the following e-mail: pagamenti@photocontestclub.org .
The works not accompanied by the participation fee will not be accepted and will not have the right to participate.

The subscription fees for groups are as follows :

  • From 10 to 20 Participants: 36,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 41,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 21 to 30 Participants: 34,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 39,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 31 to 50 Participants: 31,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 36,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 51 to 100 Participants: 29,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 34,00 (Other Areas)

5) The jury’s final decision is unquestionable and incontestable. The organizers shall send the unclaimed prizes at their own expenses but at the recipient risk.

6) Awards

Awards for the Circuit:

The Best Author award will be awarded to the author who has obtained the highest number of accepted works. In the event of a tie, the total score obtained by the accepted works is valid. In case of further equality, the number of prizes obtained by the accepted works will be valid.

  • Absolute Best Author of the Circuit: Trophy and reimbursement of US$ 400,00 in Amazon vouchers

Prizes for each Contest:

  • Best Author of the Contest: FIAP PIN and reimbursement of US $ 200,00 in Amazon vouchers
  • Best Photo of the Contest: FIAP Gold Medal and reimbursement of US $ 200,00 in Amazon vouchers.
  • Best Photo of each Theme: FIAP Gold Medal

Prizes for each Theme of each Contest:

  • Free Monochrome Theme
    • 1 Gold Medals (FIAF)
    • 1 Silver Medal (FIAF)
    • 1 Bronze Medal (FIAF)
    • 3 Special Jury Prizes (NW Diploma)
    • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
    • 6 Special Mentions (Natural World Diploma)
  • Free Color Theme
    • 1 Gold Medals (GPU)
    • 1 Silver Medal (GPU)
    • 1 Bronze Medal (GPU)
    • 3 Special Jury Prizes (NW Diploma)
    • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
    • 6 Special Mentions (Natural World Diploma)
  • Travel Theme (Color / Black and White)
    • 1 Gold Medals (NW)
    • 1 Silver Medal (NW)
    • 1 Bronze Medal (NW)
    • 3 Special Jury Prizes (NW Diploma)
    • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
    • 6 Special Mentions (Natural World Diploma)
  • Environment in the World Theme (Color / Black and White)
    • 1 Gold Medals (NW)
    • 1 Silver Medal (NW)
    • 1 Bronze Medal (NW)
    • 3 Special Jury Prizes (NW Diploma)
    • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
    • 6 Special Mentions (Natural World Diploma)
    • For a total of 409 Rewards and $ 2,000.00 in Amazon Coupons

7) Prizes can not be combined in the same section of each contest but can be in different sections of the same contest. The only exception is the Best Author who can also receive awards for individual photos.

8) Calendar

  • Expiry date: November 15, 2022
  • Juries deadline: November 27, 2022
  • Submission of Results: December 4, 2022
  • Award ceremony: January 29, 2023
  • Catalog and Awards Submission: February 28, 2023

9) Juries

  • Gran Prix d’Autunno
    • Angela Poggioni, EFIAP/p (USA)
    • Claudio Mammucari, EFIAP/p (Italy)
    • Juan Francisco Palmer Picornel, MFIAP (Spain)
  • Gran Prix d’Inverno
    • Ana Šišak, EFIAP (Slovenia)
    • Marco Bartolini, AFI, EFIAP (Italy)
    • Angelo Di Tommaso, MFIAP (France)
  • Gran Prix di Primavera
    • Francesca Salice, EFIAP/p (Italy)
    • Manuel Lopez Cepero Mateos, EFIAP/b (Spain)
    • Dominique Gastaldi (France)
      Gran Prix d’Estate
    • Valentina D’Alia, AFIAP (Italy)
    • Gottfried Catania, AFIAP (Malta)
    • Carlo Diana, MFIAP (Belgium)

President of the Jury: Sabina Broetto, EFIAP – President of Photo Contest Club

General Chairman: Silvano Monchi, AFI, EFI, EFIAP/g, HonEFIAP
E-mail: silvano.monchi@gmail.com  Telefono: 3355747028
Indirizzo: Via Roma 2, 50063 Figline e Incisa Valdarno (Italy)

10) The catalog will be produced in pdf, with all the winning works, the jury’s report and the list of admissible works and participants. And sent to all participants by email or for Wetransfer.

11) Statistics, minutes of the juries and both winning and admitted photographs will be published in the www.photocontestclun website and left there until the next edition. All entrants shall receive the results via email

12) The entrant shall be held responsible in handling any image rights or liberties of the subject matter of the photograph and shall irrevocably consent to the Promoters publishing the photographs.

By participating in the Circuit, the author authorizes the non-profit publication of his images (full or partial) on catalogs, screenings, websites, magazines and whatever else the organizers deem necessary for the promotion of the Circuit itself.

13) The jury decides exclusively on the admittance of photographs and prize – awarding.

14) Though the organizers will attempt to treat all submitted work with the utmost care, they are not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during the sending of entries, whatever the cause.

15) We inform you, according to the article. 13 and 14 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 of 04/27/2016, hereinafter referred to as GDPR (General Regulation for the Protection of Personal Data), that the personal data provided as part of the international Natural World, photography contest will be collected and recorded by the Photo Contest Club – on paper, electronic and / or computerized and / or telematics media- protected and treated in ways that ensure security and confidentiality in accordance with GDPR regulations. We inform you that the data provided to us will only be used for strictly related and instrumental purposes to the event. To this end, as part of the Initiative, your data may be published online on the competition website (www.photocontestclub.org) or / and in the competition catalog. The data is required in order to be able to participate in the competition. We inform you that you may exercise in your capacity as an interested person, you have the rights referred to in art. 15 RGPD (including, by way of example, the rights to obtain confirmation of the existence of data concerning it and their intelligibly communication, the indication of the methods of processing, updating, rectification or integration of data, cancellation) by request without formalities to the Data Controller.
The owner of the data processing is the Photo Contest Club with legal headquarters in Via Della Vetreria 73 in Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Florence, through its own president, temporary, Sabina Broetto.

16) By participating in the Circuit, the author authorizes the non-profit publication of his images (full or partial) on catalogs, screenings, websites, magazines and whatever else the organizers deem necessary for the promotion of the Circuit itself.

17) Provisions

I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 «Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage» and FIAP document 033/2021« Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.
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Https://Www.Myfiap.Net/Documents/DOC_033_2021_RedList_EN.Pdf

18) Participation in the competition, with the mere fact of sending the photographs to the organizers, constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these regulations, as well as of the FIAF Competition Regulations, and in particular, but not limited to, the full and unconditional acceptance of the chapters 4 (Presentable photographs) and 5 (Sanctions) with all their paragraphs. Participants are emphasized that participation in the Nature and / or “Traditional” (TRAD) sections presupposes the availability of the RAW files of the photographs presented and compliance with the rules governing their possible supply to the Competition Control Commission, in the event that the submitted photos are subject to verification of compliance with the FIAF Competition Regulations. The full text of the FIAF Competition Regulations, which it is the responsibility of the participating author to know, is available on the FIAF website and can also be requested via email from the FIAF itself at the address: “. Participants in the Competition, both FIAF Members and non-Members, grant the FIAF the possibility of managing their participation data and images presented, both for the purpose of managing the FIAF Statistics and the FIAF Sites responsible for collecting and disseminating the results of the Competitions. sponsored and recommended by it and related images awarded and admitted.

19) 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 which 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.
Your email address and contact information will not be made public.

20) Definition

Monochrome FIAP: 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 and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

Travel Photo: A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

Environment Photo: Environment photography means all those images taken in any environment in the world, in any situation, with or without the presence of human beings. The photos can be taken both in small and large spaces, both in the open countryside and in urban centers.

21) Participation in the Contest implies the entrants’ total, unconditional acceptance and the acknowledgment of their entire understanding of these Regulations.