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  • 48 Medals & 4 grand Awards!

     

    FOUR one-week complimentary holiday for two (B+B) in the luxurious hotels

    Plus: Four money-awards of €100 each will be offered to photographers with the highest number of acceptances, in all four sections.

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    An economy return ticket (excluding airport taxes), from Larnaca to any Qatar Airways destination offered by Qatar Airways to the Cypriot photographer with the highest number of acceptances in all four sections.

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  • 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. 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.
     

    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 color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category.

  • Street Scenes:

    Photographs of “Street scenes” should show the environment with or without the human element presence that one can see when travelling along streets and public places or spaces, featuring subjects in candid or not situations. Framing and timing are key aspects with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment.
    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. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.

  • Nude definition: 

    Nude photography seeks to show bodies as sculptural abstractions. Nude photography is concerned with aesthetic qualities and creativity; thus any erotic interest, although often present, is secondary. This distinguishes nude photography from both glamour photography, which focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way, and pornographic photography, which has the primary purpose of sexually arousing the viewer. UPI supports nude photography that can be considered “good taste”.
    Extreme close-ups should be avoided. Computer enhancements, filters and turn-key features (i.e. HDR), if used, should be used judiciously.
    Images of children are not allowed.
    All accepted images in Nude section will count for stars and galaxies in PID color also if they are monochrome images.

Group Entries

Here is the process for group registrations:
 
1. All participants register one by one in the website HERE and they upload their photos
2. You send one payment (EUR 10,00 for each participant for groups of 10+ participants) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through paypal
3. You send an excel file to the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the names and emails of the people that you are paying for
4. We mark them as paid in the system and they appear on the status list

In accordance with the rules of FIAP, PSA, UPI and ISF

Important information...

Section Info

  • Open (Color)
  • Open (Monochrome)
  • Street Scenes
  • Nude
  • Only digital photos
  • 4 per section

Calendar

  • Closing Date: 30 Nov 14
  • Judging: 12,13,14 Dec 14
  • Results out: 28 Dec 14
  • Projection / Public Showing: 20 & 21 Jan 15
  • Awards dispatch: 18 Feb '15

Entry & Specs

  • Only online Submission
  • Works must be in .jpg format
  • Minimum file size: 2mb
  • Best quality (compr/n 12)
  • Winning photos will be printed

Entry Fee

  • Mandatory for all
  • For all three sections €20
  • Groups > 20 pay €10 each
  • Through : Visa or Paypal
  • No refunds will be made

Awards (Medals)

  • FIAP (4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze) & 1 blue badge
  • PSA (4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze)
  • 12 ISF Medals (3 per section)
  • 12 UPI Medals (3 per section)

Cards and DVD's

  • Report cards and catalogue in DVD form will be send to all participants

Jury

  • Manolis Metzakis (Crete)
  • Stelios Paphitis (Cyprus)
  • Haris Pelapaissiotis (Cyprus)
  • Alternate:  Koullis Arkatites

Contacts

  • Support: istoselida@gmail.com
  • General:
    info@iopc.photography
  • 00357 7000 8001
  • Limassol, Cyprus

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