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Istanbul Suadiye Rotary Club – IFSAK 3rd International Photo Contest will be in Digital category and will consist of 4 (four) sections.


1- Digital: Open Color> DC (PID Color Class)


2- Digital: Open Monochrome> DM (PID Monochrome Class)


3- Digital Theme: Nature (Color or Monochrome)> TH (PID Color Class)


4- Digital Theme: IMAGINE ROTARY (Color or Monochrome)> RF (PID Color Class)







Monochorome and Nature photographs must conform to the definition of FIAP and PSA. Whereas, “Serve to Change Lives” section photographs must be in line with Rotary’s below definition that reflects its volunteer services worldwide. 


FIAP definition of Monochrome


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.

FIAP Nature Definition


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.


The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality


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.

Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

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.


No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping

are permitted.


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.


Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.


Stitched images are not permitted.


Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.


Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.


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 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.





“IMAGINE ROTARY” Section Definition




The theme IMAGINE ROTARY, is encouraging the members of Rotary around the world to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich the lives of the communities in which they serve.


As the participant of this contest, we are requested to withness the moment with your camera while the members of Rotary Clubs in your hometown or in any other place where you can travel, are opening opportunities for the people in need.


All you need to do is to contact one of the 35,000 Rotary clubs located in thousands of towns in the world and ask them to invite you to their community projects. It is so easy to find them by a quick search on the internet.


You will basically help all the people who will have an access to your photo to recognize and see through it the Rotary projects exemplifying how the projects are in Rotary; a sustainable endeavor that aligns with one of Rotary’s areas of focus (see below) and that is designed in cooperation with the community to address a real need. These photos of noteworthy projects will demonstrate how the volunteers of Rotary Clubs in every country can leverage the resources of the “lucky people” to do good in the world.


If/when possible, try and cover a Rotary logo/sign in your photo and always add the name of the Rotary Club in the name of the photo, which was giving the community service in the photo.

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