SERENDIPITY
photo AWARDS
2022 SRI LANKA

TAPROBANA PHOTO
AWARDS CICUIT

Once again, Thank you very much and hope to see you in our next cIRCUIT Details are below.

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Calender

   Closing Date                 :    27 February 2022

Start Judging Date           : 08 March 2022

End Judging Date          : 17 March 2022

Notification                        : 30 April 2022

On-Line Gallery                  : 16 May 2022

Submit EDAS Reports        : 17 April 2022

Catalog & Awards Sending: 30 April 2022

Entry Fee

0 USD

We accept payment in any currency, though during payment, PayPal would convert your currency to the above stated USD fees at its daily exchange rate.

Fees are the same for Foreign and Local (Srilankan) entrants.

Possible ways of payment:

  •         PayPal transfer to anjunband@gmail.com (Preferred method)
  •         Pandula Bandara, Sampath Bank(Delgoda Branch), A/C 120254239823

(Only Srilankan Residents, and need to submit the payment slip via email : sspfoto.lk@gmail.com)

Jury

 

Sections

Name

PIDC/PIDM/PTD

Steven Yee Pui Chung MPSA, GPSA, FRPS ( Singapore)

PIDC/PIDM/PTD

Harjanto Sumawan EFIAP/b, EPSA, ARPS, A.FPSI**** (Indonesia)

PIDC/PIDM/PTD

Sohel Parvez Haque EPSA (Bangladesh)

Awards

0 +

Best Author (FIAP Blue Pin) Best Club Trophy
(Min 10 Entrant)

RULES & SUBMISSION

Image Size: No more than 1920 pixels horizontal by no more than 1080 pixels vertical side,
DPI is 300 and Maximum 2 MB, JPEG, RGB.

Any border added to images in a reality division (PTD) must be a single border of white or grey,
no greater than 3-5 pixels in width

Please check all image sizes before submission; images with sizes larger than specified will be rejected by
the entry form and will inform you to resubmit.

CATALOGUE: Online PDF Catalog (Downloadable from Website)

Online Gallery
Online Gallery, showing the winning and all accepted images from 17 April 2022 at
https://serendipityphotoawards.com

RULES FROM ORGANIZER
Disqualification Norms:
A) Barred entrants from PSA will not be allowed in this exhibition.
B) Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.
C) Color images may not be entered in PID Monochrome sections.
D) Images which do not adhere to a section’s definition shall be liable to disqualification.
E) Any border added to images in a reality division (PTD) must be a single border of white or grey, no
greater than 3-5 pixels in width

GENERAL CONDITIONS
IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the
Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of
Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.
Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.

PSA Star Ratings
To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition.
Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name
differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star
Ratings

Image Creation
Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or
acquired digitally. .

Certification:
By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by
anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. The entrant permits
the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the
exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced
or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the
exhibition sponsors. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright
Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images
may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are
allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely
with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author
Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in this exhibition it may not be entered again in any future instances of
this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA/FIAP recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title.
Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only
enter a specific Section once.

Titles:
Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an
identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges,
and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera
capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words
such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the
image, such as a contestant number in a race.

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.
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP
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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.
An image may be entered in only one section.

JUDGING METHOD
1. Remote on-line judging
2. Judges will use color-calibrated monitors
3. All judges will be using equipment capable for displaying images at 100%

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 that 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.

SUBJECT MATTER AND SECTION DEFINITIONS
Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA
recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of
subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such
photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be
placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of
whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.
There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any
interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or
animals interact with their environment.
Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and
with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition
Organizers – do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other
exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.
Further details on the PSA’s drone policy may be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone

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
Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are
not permitted for these sections.

PSA Photo Travel Definition
A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are
no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects
directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that
provide information about the location.
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 look natural.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections

Vignettes and Borders
For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes are not allowed in Photo Travel Digital images. Any border added must
be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width.

Breaches of Rules
FIAP:
The mention that by the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the
entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms: – that the submitted images can
be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a
member of FIAP, – that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking, – that any refusal to
cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide
sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP, – that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with
FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the
rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual
investigations. If, at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the
judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or
more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition
organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards
in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant
acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final
PSA
If, at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before,
during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images
may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers
reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in
connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant
acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final
In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers
may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:
a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry
These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or
other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with
evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry
Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition
organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the
entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such
entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations
PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions,
impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules,
include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with
FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate
with any investigation.
If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for
adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these
Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an
entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to
all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions

AGREEMENT
SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS
FIAP NOTICE In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organizer must
make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following
text is stated:
“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and
FIAP document 017/2017 « 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.
FIAP documents 018/2017 and 017/2017 must be linked to this paragraph so that participants can consult it
PSA NOTICE: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm
he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form. If the entrant does not so
affirm the entry will not be submitte

CORRESPONDENCE & ENQUIRIES

Exhibition Chairman

Pandula Bandara
GMPSA, GPU CR-5, GPU VIP-5, GPU ZEUS, AFIAP, ARPS, MIUP, BP.ICS,
GM.ICS, GWP.ICS, ICS/SAFIIRI, HON.MICS, MSWAN, c ** MoL, EFIP GOLD
RISF-10, AISF, D.ISF, EH-ISF,

299/F, Udupila, Delgoda(11700), Sri Lanka
Email: sspfoto.lk@gmail.com