1st Istanbul Suadiye Rotary Club – IFSAK International Photo Contest will be in Digital category and will consist of 4 (four) sections (prints will not be accepted):


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


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


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


4- Digital Theme: Rotary Opens Opportunities (Color or Monochrome)> RF (PID Color Class)




Monochorome and Nature photographs must conform to the definition of FIAP and PSA and "Rotary Opens Opportunities” 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.



PSA 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 grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)  A greyscale 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 or Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings if accepted.


Color and Monochrome:


Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

However, PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings are 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 has been completed.



FIAP/PSA 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.


Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

“Rotary Opens Opportunities” Section Definition

The theme 'Rotary Opens Opportunitiesis encouraging the members of Rotary around the world to seize many opportunities that Rotary offers to enrich the lives of the communities in which the Rotarians serve.


As a participant of this contest, in your hometown or anywhere else you can travel, you are being requested to witness with your camera, the opportunities that are open or should be open for those in need.


f you have the chance to do this by contacting any of the 35,000 Rotary clubs in hundreds of cities around the world and personally accompanying the community services of the members of a Rotary Club, this is our preferred choice. It is also our preference to have a Rotary logo/sign is seen inside your photo. If you know the name of the Rotary Club that provides the service that is the subject of your photo, add the name of the Rotary club in your photo's name.


However, if you have no chance to take a photo of an actual Rotary project, we kindly ask you to visualize how one person could reach out to help to another one, for his/her health, basic education, access to clean water, economic activity/productivity, and to live in peace.

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