PSA: 2021-1016
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GPU: L210007

ICS: 2021-133
Onyx International Exhibition of Photography is open for amateur and professional photographers from all over the world. The exhibition is conformed to the rules of Photographic Society of America (PSA), Global Photographic Union (GPU) and Image Colleague Society (ICS). This exhibition is PSA approved and acceptances received by PSA members are eligible for PSA Star Ratings, listing in the world-wide PSA Who’s Who of Photography and credited towards the PSA Distinctions of QPSA, PPSA, EPSA, MPSA, MPSA2 and GMPSA, GMPSA/B, GMPSA/S, GMPSA/G and GMPSA/P. Acceptances in this exhibition are also eligible for ICS, GPU and Campina Photographic Exhibitions Society (CPE) Distinctions.


Recognitions:

Photographic Society of America, PSA: 2021-1016
Global Photographic Union, GPU: L210007
Image Colleague Society International, ICS: 2021-133


1. SECTIONS

ONYX 2021 has 5 sections, all digital, FULLY PSA APPROVED:

- COLOR OPEN – PSA PID Color
- COLOR PEOPLE – PSA PID Color
- MONOCHROME OPEN – PSA PID Monochrome
- TRAVEL (color or monochrome) – PSA PTD
- NATURE (color or monochrome) – PSA ND

Each entrant may submit a maximum 4 images in one section. The jury will accord a total of 156 High Quality Awards!


2. EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Closing date: 1 March 2021
Judging: 11 – 20 March 2021
Notification (E-mail): 28 March 2021
Result, all accepted images and awards, will be posted on our website:
www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/Results
EDAS PSA reports: 17 April 2021
Online Catalog: 8 May 2021
Public Exhibition: 8 May 2021
Acceptances Certificates sent: 15 May 2021
Awards sent: 18 May 2021


3. ENTRY FEE

1 section 10 $ USD
2 sections 15 $ USD
3 sections 20 $ USD
4 sections 23 $ USD
5 sections 25 $ USD


DISCOUNT 20 % - FOR ENTRIES TILL 1 DECEMBER 2020!

PAYPAL (preferred method)
Entry fee can be paid with PayPal through our web site automatically after upload images or by visiting the Payment Page:
www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/Payment
If you want to pay the fee manually, please pay the correct fee at our exhibition PayPal ID:
campinaexhibitions@yahoo.com
You do not need to have a PayPal account; only a valid credit or debit card.

WESTERN UNION
Alternatively, the fee may also be paid with Western Union on the following info:
Name: Razvan Constantin Baleanu, Country: Romania.

POSTAL MAIL
Alternatively, the fee can be sent by postal mail to following address:
Address: Razvan Baleanu, Str. Republicii, Nr. 32, Bl. 15 F, Sc. A, Ap. 9, Campina, 105600, Romania
The exhibition has no responsibility for loss or damage during postal transport.

Club Discount:
- 5-10 participants club - 10% discount
- 10-20 participants club - 20% discount
- 20+ participants club - 30% discount
For club and group discounts, contact Chairman: razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com

Entry fee is mandatory for every participant. The works of the participants who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
If, for some reason, you can not pay the fee, please e-mail Exhibition Chairman and we will find a solution: razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com


4. SUBMISSION OF WORKS

ONLINE ENTRY FORM (preferred method)
Authors must fill out an Online Entry Form on the official website and submit entries online:
www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/EntryForm

POSTAL MAIL
Burned on CD/DVD, along with the entry form and entry fee, sent to the postal mail. Images should have the same size as the online registration. The exhibition has no responsibility for loss or damage during postal transport.
Address: Razvan Baleanu, Str. Republicii, Nr. 32, Bl. 15 F, Sc. A, Ap. 9, Campina, 105600, Romania
Download Entry Form:www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/EntryForm

If, for some reason, you can not send your pictures, please e-mail Exhibition Chairman and we will find a solution: razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com


5. FYLE DIMENSIONS:

- Photos must be in jpeg format.
Dimensions:
- Maximum image width (horizontal) is 1920 pixels
- Maximum image height (vertical) is 1080 pixels
- File size is maximum 2 MB.
Smaller image are accepted.
Oversized images may not be resized either by the exhibition or the exhibition’s equipment.


6. TITLES

Except for the restriction to use only English alphabet (a-z), no other requirements for file names; file name should be the way authors want it to appear in the catalogue (title name).
Each image must have a unique title. 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 must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles may not consist solely of numbers.


7. JURY

For all 5 sections: Color Open, Color People, Monochrome Open, Travel and Nature.

- Tibor Jakab, EFIAP/gold, FPSA, MPSA, ASIIPC, Hon.FPSG, Hon.FICS, GM.ICS, Hon.PESGSPS. PSA Liaison Officer

- dr. Teodor Radu Pantea, EFIAP/silver, EH.ISF, PSA*(CS), PSA**(PPD), PSA**(PJ), PSA***(CPID), Hon.ICS, F.ICS, AICS, Hon.F.PAD, Hon.F.ICS, E.USPA, F.SWAN, Hon.F.SWAN, E.FMPA, Hon.IPS, Hon.FKSS, M.AAFR, Hon.AAFR, Hon.TAMA, Hon.API, UAPR, Hon.FPSBP, BPICS, GMICS. Vice President ICS Int. Board Director

- Mircea Anghel, A.FIAP, HON.FICS

The jury’s decision is final and irrevocable. Images may not be changed by the exhibition prior to or during judging. Images may not be changed by the exhibition’s equipment prior to or during judging. This includes resizing of images either smaller or larger or changing the aspect ration of the original image to “Fit to screen" or to “Fill screen" by HDTV equipment. Judging will be done with HDTV.


8. EXHIBITION CHAIRMAN

Razvan Baleanu, E.PSA, B.PSA, A.FIAP, GPU CR2, Hon.FICS, ES.USPA, Hon.EFMPA, Hon.WPG, HON.F.WPG, Hon.WPAI, Hon.PESGSPC, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.FSAP, Hon.EUSPA, Hon.FPPS, Hon.FTPAS, Hon.EIUSF, Hon.FSWAN, Hon.FOZIPS, Hon.HKNPS, CMP.PPI, HA.PPI, Hon.FCPA, Hon.FGNG, Hon.AMAP, Hon.APF, Hon.GMGNG, Hon.FPMP, Hon.PIPC, E.AAFR, A.ICS, A.WIEP.
President of Campina Photographic Exhibitions Society of Romania
razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com


9. AWARDS – TOTAL 156 HIGH QUALITY MEDALS AND AWARDS!

For each section:
PSA Gold Medal
2 Campina Exhibitions Gold Medal
2 Campina Exhibitions Silver Medal
2 Campina Exhibitions Bronze Medal
3 PSA Honorable Mentions
3 ICS Certificate of Honorable Mentions
3 Campina Exhibitions Honorable Mentions
14 ONYX Honorable Mentions

Additional for Color Open Section will be awarded:
GPU Gold Medal
ICS Gold Medal
2 GPU Honorable Mentions

BEST AUTHOR - Special Award Plaque
BEST CLUB - Special Award Plaque
Plus more Special Club Awards Plaques!

We will increase the number of individual awards and club awards if we have many participants!

The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards depend on the total number of the entrants. Each author can receive only one award in each section. The decision of the Jury is final and irrevocable.
All participants will receive a report card via e-mail with all his/her scores. The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website of the competition.
On the exhibition website will be published permanent gallery with all accepted and awarded works.
We offer certificates of acceptance to all accepted authors (electronic format).


10. DISTINCTIONS - CAMPINA PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS SOCIETY

The distinctions are granted for the acceptances obtained at the all editions from our exhibitions!
Acceptances from 5th ONYX 2021 count for CPE Distinctions!

In recognition and to reward our participants we offer a system of Photographic Distinctions!
Campina Photographic Exhibitions Society Distinctions are: ARTIST Title, EXCELLENCE Title, MASTER Title and GRAND MASTER Title.
The holders of the CPE distinctions receive a printed certificate, the badge and a presentation gallery on the CPE website! Additional for Grand Master Distinction, author will receive a Special Award Plaque!
Application for distinctions is free of charge; also there are no costs for postage.
For all information’s please visit:www.campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-application


11. TOP 25 BEST AUTHORS - CAMPINA PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS SOCIETY

This ranking is based on the acceptances and awards from our 2 annual exhibitions CAMPINA and ONYX, from all sections. This top is made annually after the end of the exhibitions season.
The classification calculation is made after judge’s scores from all sections in our 2 exhibitions. In case of equality between 2 or more authors, they will be classified by our international judges (Tibor Jakab, Teodor Radu Pantea and Mircea Anghel).
For all information’s please visit: www.campinaexhibitions.net/top-25/


12. NOTIFICATION AND RESULTS

Notification cards will be sent by email, Report Card with individual judge's scores for each participant.
The results, all the images accepted and awards will be posted on our web site in a permanent gallery: www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/Results


13. CATALOG

Online PDF Exhibition Catalog will be sent to all authors.
Also the online catalog will be available for download on our web site:
www.campinaexhibitions.net/onyx/catalog


14. PUBLIC EXHIBITION:

Awards Ceremony, Public Projection and Print Exhibition
8 May 2021
Campina House of Culture, Romania
Digital Slide Show program will be displayed using a Full HD Projector.
The exhibition will be open to the public in the period 8 May 2021 - 8 June 2021


15. PARTICIPATION

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.
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 a PSA Recognized exhibition, any identical image, or near identical image, may not, in future, be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title; may not be re-titled for entry into any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
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 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 must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames), or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles may not consist solely of numbers.
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. Organization
The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA
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 where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.
Breaches of Rules
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.
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 submitted.
PSA Statement on Subject Matter
There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognised exhibitions.
The welfare of the subject is more important than the 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 PSA exhibitions.
There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography - aircraft, helicopters and drones. This policy can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone
The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA 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 are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.
The works accepted and awarded in previous editions cannot be re-introduced.


16. DEFINITIONS

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.

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.

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.
Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings if accepted.
Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these divisions.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

Drone Photography and Aerial Photography Policies
Drones are legally described as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) which can produce either a single image or multiple images which are shown as video and is controlled by an operator (photographer) on the ground. All UAS operators are responsible for knowing and following all laws and regulations where they operate, whether local, state, national or international, particularly in parks, refuges, recreational and designated wilderness areas.
One of the tenets of photography, is that the safety and well-being of the subject, photographer and surroundings is of paramount importance over the capturing of the photograph. The purpose of this section is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way an individual or animal interacts with its environment.
- May not fly a drone above people for the purpose of photographing their activity, unless permission is granted in writing
- May not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat, especially nesting areas and locations where the animal is already under stress (winter survival, migratory feeding, protecting young). Photographing scenery/landscapes is permissible.
- May not fly or photograph in any designated wilderness area
Many countries have their own rules and regulations governing aerial photography, especially drone, usage. It is the responsibility of the Photographer (pilot) to be informed of the polices of the country or region in which they are flying (photographing). When submitting aerial images that depict a foreign country the photographer must include a statement that all applicable rules and regulations of that country have been observed.


17. LICENCE AGREMENT

By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that he is a sole owner of the rights to use sent images, including copyright, patent and/or other applicable rights. All models must be of Legal Age of consent or have guardian permissions issued. The exhibition organizers assume no liability for any copyright misuse conducted by entrants


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 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.


19. CONTACT

Exhibition Chairman:
Razvan Baleanu, E.PSA, B.PSA, A.FIAP, GPU CR2, Hon.FICS, ES.USPA, Hon.EFMPA, Hon.WPG, HON.F.WPG, Hon.WPAI, Hon.PESGSPC, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.FSAP, Hon.EUSPA, Hon.FPPS, Hon.FTPAS, Hon.EIUSF, Hon.FSWAN, Hon.FOZIPS, Hon.HKNPS, CMP.PPI, HA.PPI, Hon.FCPA, Hon.FGNG, Hon.AMAP, Hon.APF, Hon.GMGNG, Hon.FPMP, Hon.PIPC, E.AAFR, A.ICS, A.WIEP.
President of Campina Photographic Exhibitions Society of Romania
razvanbaleanu@yahoo.com
www.razvanbaleanu.ro
Address: Str. Republicii, Nr. 32, Bl. 15 F, Sc. A, Ap. 9, Campina, 105600, Romania

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