Regulation Tuscany Photo Award

INTRODUCTION

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The “TuscanyPhoto Awards” Circuit is a cultural event in the field of artistic photography consists of 4 Contest with 4 themes per contest and is sponsored by the FIAP, ISF, GPU, FIAF and is organized by the Photo Contest Club Association (Italy).

Summary:

Deadline: September 20, 2022
Themes: Free Monochrome, Free Color, Travel Photo, Landscape Photo.
File Format: 1920 pixels on the longest side or/and 1080 pixels on the shortest side, Maximum 4 Mb
Prizes: 409 and $ 2000.00
Fee: € 40,00 0 $ 45,00. Discounts for groups (see below)

PATRONAGE:

  • Gran Prix dei Gigli:
    FIAP 2022/455 – GPU L220241 – ISF 52/2022 – FIAF 2022/M32

  • Gran Prix dei Girasoli:
    FIAP 2022/456 – GPU L220241 – ISF xx – FIAF 2022/M33

  • Gran Prix dei Papaveri:
    FIAP 2022/457 – GPU L220241 – ISF xx – FIAF 2022/M34

  • Gran Prix delle Rose:
    FIAP 2022/458 – GPU L220241 – ISF xx – FIAF 2022/M35

REGULATION

1) The Photo Contest Association, with the Patronage of FIAP-Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique, GPU – Global Photographic Union, ISF-Image Sans Frontiere, FIAF-Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche, is organizing the International Circuit of Digital Photography Contests: “Tuscany Photo Circuit”, which includes the following contests: Gran Prix dei Gigli, Gran Prix dei Girasoli, Gran Prix dei Papaveri, Gran Prix delle Rose. 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 Color (Monochrome Digital)
B) Free/Open Monochrome (Color Digital)
C) Travel (Monochrome/Color Digital)
D) Landscape (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.
Digital images of all themes must be in JPG format; the size must be 1920 pixels on the long side, with a resolution of 300 dpi (maximum 4 Mb), in both formats color or monochrome.
The length of the photo titles must not exceed 25 characters.
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 the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

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
Any entry not accompanied by the subscription fee shall not be admitted and the author of such entry shall not have the right to receive the catalogue of the contest.

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: 30,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 35,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 51 to 100 Participants: 28,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 33,00 (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) Prizes can not be combined in the same section of each competition but can be in different sections of the same competition.
The major awards Best Author of the Circuit, Best work of each competition, if the jury considers it appropriate, can always be combined. 

7) Awards

PRIZES FOR THE CIRCUIT

  • Best Author of the Circuit – Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 400,00 as Amazon Purchase Vuoucher.

PRIZES FOR EVERY CONTEST

  • Best Author – BLU PIN FIAP – Trophy and Amazon voucher by 200 US$
  • Best Work of each Contest – Trophy and US $ 200 Amazon voucher

PRIZE FOR EVERY THEME

Free Color Theme

  • Best Color Photo (FIAP Gold Medal)
  • 1 FIAF Gold Medal
  • 1 FIAF Silver Medal
  • 1 FIAF Bronze Medal
  • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diplome)
  • 12 Honorable Mention (HM Ribbon)
  • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

Free Monochrome Theme

  • Best Monochrome Photo (FIAP Gold Medal)
  • 1 GPU Gold Medal
  • 1 GPU Silver Medal
  • 1 GPU Bronze Medal
  • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diplome)
  • 12 Honorable Mention (HM Ribbon)
  • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

Travel Photo Theme

  • Best Travel Photo (FIAP Gold Medal)
  • 1 Tuscany Gold Medal
  • 1 Tuscany Silver Medal
  • 1 Tuscany Bronze Medal
  • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diplome)
  • 12 Honorable Mention (HM Ribbon)
  • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

Landscape Theme

  • Best Landscape Photo (FIAP Gold Medal)
  • 1 ISF Gold Medals
  • 1 ISF Silver Medal
  • 1 ISF Bronze Medal
  • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diplome)
  • 12 Honorable Mention (HM Ribbon)
  • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

For a total of 409 prizes and US $ 2,000.00

Prizes not collected at the awards ceremony will be sent to the addresses provided with the registration form at the expense of the organizers and will travel with the responsibility of the recipients.

8) Calendar

  • Closing Date: September 20, 2022
  • End Judging: October 2, 2022
  • Submitting Results: October 7, 2022
  • Awards Ceremony: November 12, 2022
  • Catalog and Awards Submission: December 12, 2022

9) Juries

The Jury is made up of the following member:

Gran Prix dei Gigli

  • Rita Baio, AFIAP (Italy)
  • Gottfried Catania, AFIAP (Malta)
  • Romain Nero, EFIAP/g (Luxembourg)

Gran Prix dei Girasoli

  • Gerard Barbier, EFIAP/b (France)
  • Helen Hanafin, EFIAP/g (Ireland)
  • Paolo Mugnai, AFI, EFIAF, EFIAP/p (Italy)

Gran Prix dei Papaveri

  • Lorenzo Di Candia, EFIAP/p (Italy)
  • Leena-Maija Lindqvist, EFIAP/g (Finland)
  • Robert Millin, MFIAP (England)

Gran Prix delle Rose

  • George Baladakis, EFIAP/d2 (Greece)
  • Florentino Molero Gutierrez, EFIAP (Spain)
  • Antonella Tomassi, AFI, EFIAP/d2 (Italy)

President of the Jury: Sabina Broetto, AFI, EFIAP

Address: Via della Vetreria 73, 50063 Figline and Incisa Valdarno (FI)

Executive Chairman: Silvano Monchi, AFI, EFI, EFIAP/p, HonEFIAP, AISF, EPSA

E-mail: silvano.monchi@gmail.com – Phone: +39 3355747028

Address: Via della Vetreria 73, 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.photocontestclub.org 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, which shall not be used for commercial gain.

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 Associazione Photo Contest – 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 Associazione Photo Contest Clubwith 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) 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.

19) 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.

 

Landscape Photo: Landscape photography portrays world spaces that may be in turn either huge and borderless or extremely confined, and may include rural or urban areas, both natural or industrial.

 

Photographing with the drone:

Taking pictures with the drone requires you to follow the laws that exist in the country they are in using a drone. In addition, there is also an ethical component that tends to safeguard the photographed subject, whether they are people, animals or the environment and that does not interrupt the activities of others.

  1. Cannot fly a drone over people for the purpose of photographing their activity, unless they have given you permission in writing.
  2. Cannot fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat. Landscape photography is allowed.
  3. Many countries have their own rules and regulations governing aerial photography, especially the use of drones. It is the pilot photographer’s responsibility to be informed of the policies of the country or region in which he flies and photographs.

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