"7th khayyam international exhibition of photography, 2019"
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Today: Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Closing Date : Monday 14 Oct 2019
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7th KHAYYAM

 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 2019

Last Update: 31 August 2019

 

 

 


Ah, love! Could thou and I with Fate conspire

To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,

Would not we shatter it to bits - and then

Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!”

 

 (A translation of Khayyam poem by Edward FitzGerald)


 

                                                                     

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Omar Khayyám (1048–1131) was a polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, climatology and theology. Out of respect for him, the organizers have named the exhibition, KHAYYAM EXHIBITION.

KHAYYAM exhibition is with the patronage of the Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP), 2019/553 and conducted under the approved rules of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), 2019-453. Acceptances obtained in this salon will be taken into account for FIAP Distinctions, PSA Star Rating listings in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of Photography and credited for PSA Distinctions.


 

Summary:

SECTIONS:

  1. Open Monochrome (PID Monochrome)
  2. Open Color (Only Color) (PID Color)
  3. City (Color/Monochrome) (PID Color)
  4. Creative (Altered Reality) (Color/Monochrome) (PID Color)
  5. Travel (TRAD) (Color/Monochrome) (PTD)
  6. People (Color/Monochrome) (PID)

Each entrant may submit a maximum of four images in each of the 6 sections.


 

Rules & Submission: www.khayyam.Photo

File: Maximum 1400 pixels on the longest side, Maximum 1 MB, JPEG, RGB

As we will be printing a representative selection of the accepted images to a size of 50x70 cm or larger to exhibit, participants who have had their photos selected to be printed must, upon request, submit via the web site a High Definition file with at least 4000 pixels in the greatest dimension or the biggest size captured by their camera. It is responsibility of the author to control if the submitted photo has enough quality to print in 50X70 cm for the print exhibition. Photos that have not such quality may receive only acceptances, not award. The exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void acceptance or award in connection with the exhibition if the author in anyway refuse to submit high quality file for print exhibition.

 

CATALOGUE: High quality printed catalogue, FIAP ***** (FIAP 5 Stars)

 



CALENDAR:
Closing Date: 14 October 2019
Judging: 28 October-4 November 2019
Notification emails sent: 18 November 2019
Exhibitions and slide shows: 20-27 January 2020
Catalogues & awards sent: 20 January 2020

 


 

CORRESPONDENCE & ENQUIRIES TO:
Exhibition Chairman
Ali Samei, MFIAP, EFIAP/s, ESFIAP
Olga Parkaeva, KB 40, Dom 53, Prospect Chui
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Email: Photokhayyam@gmail.com

 


ENTRY FEES

 

For entries received on or before 31 July 2019


1-6 Sections: $USD 26

 

For entries received on or after 1 August 2019


1-6 Sections: $USD 29

 

Group/Club Entries - Discount Rates (% of Total Fee):

5-9 Entrants: 5 %

10-20 Entrants: 10 %

21-40 Entrants: 15%

40+ Entrants: 20 %

 

Entry fee is mandatory for every participant.

Entry fee can be paid with PayPal through our web site.

Where entry fee can only be sent by post, it should be sent as cash (US$ only). Please contact Exhibition Chairman to get a special address for sending entry fee by post. If you send cash, please enclose a note containing the entrant’s name.

 

 

NON PAYMENT OF FEES

Entries for which no fee is received will not be judged.

 


 

 AWARDS

 

Totally $1650 USD cash Prizes and 130 Awards!

 

Best Author Award: FIAP light Blue Badge + Khayyam Gold Medal. Best Author Award will be given to the participant who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all 6 sections of the exhibition.

 

Best Middle Eastern Author Award: Khayyam Gold Medal

Best Club Award: Khayyam Gold Medal

Best creative Award in all sections.

Best Astronomy Awards: Among Astronomy photos in all Sections, a Khayyam Gold Medal and some Honorable mentions will be given to the Best Astronomy photos.

Chairman Awards: 1-Gold, 1-Silver and 1-Bronze Khayyam Medal (2 medals for open subject and 1 as Asiatic Cheetah Award for best photos of  big cats such as Lion, Tiger, Panther or Cheetah, preferably a big cat Roaring.)

Best Drone Award: Among photos taken by drone in all Sections.

 

Awards in each Section:

1-FIAP Gold Medal +$250 USD

1-PSA Gold Medal

1-Silver, 1-Bronze Khayyam Medals

1-Gold, 1-Silver, 1-Bronze Salon Medals

2-FIAP Honorable Mention Ribbons

11-“Honorable Mention Certificates” will be awarded.

 


 

JURY:

 

Leif Alveen, MPSA, EFIAP/p (Sections: All)

Ebrahim BAHRAMI, EFIAP (Sections: All)

Mohammad Reza CHAIFOROOSH (Sections: All)

MohammadReza MOMENI, EFIAP/b (Sections: All)

Amin DEHGHAN, EFIAP (Sections: C E F)

Behzad AZIMI (Sections: A B D)

 

 


 

Public Showings: A representative selection of the accepted images will be projected at public showings using HDTV in 1920X1280 pixels resolution. Also a representative selection of the accepted images will be printed to a size of 50x70 cm or larger & will be exhibited there. There will be Tour of Public showings in several countries.

 


 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 

ENTRIES

 

  1. Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide.
  2. Sections: There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country.
  3. AN AUTHOR MAY NOT ENTER IDENTICAL OR SIMILAR PHOTOGRAPHS INTO DIFFERENT SECTIONS.
  4. Previous Acceptances: Images accepted in a previous edition of this salon or which, in the opinion of the organizers, are too similar to those accepted in any previous edition of this salon, will not be judged.
  5. Copyright: All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are not acceptable. The PSA, FIAP and Focus Photo Club assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.
  6. Submission: Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the exhibition website. Entrants MUST use only the English alphabet when submitting an entry.
  7. File size: All images are to be submitted in JPEG It is recommended that images should use RGB Colour Space. Smaller images are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen. Please check all image sizes before submission, images with sizes greater than specified will be rejected. The projection background is black, Please DO NOT fill empty space with/or add large borders. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide.
  8. File Naming: Files must be renamed to the photo title when submitting an entry. However, the titles should appear on the entry form as you wish them to appear in the catalogue.
  9. Image Titles: Each image must have a unique title, no more than 35 characters. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:
    1. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
    2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.
    3. Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

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.

 

  1. Judging: Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section. 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 shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. Judging will be done using LG HDTV & Judgment® Software (made by Focus Team Software Group, especially to judge Digital exhibitions).
  2. Names: No information about the entrant, title of the image or country will be given to the judges. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

 

ETHICAL INVESTIGATIONS

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.

IMPORTANT: Concerning digital entries, FIAP recommends that authors should preserve intact, with no alteration, the original metadata of images. In case of contestation for incompliance with FIAP regulations the fact of not being able to access this important data could mean that the author could be sanctioned.

Each author whose image shows any suspicions about the compliance with FIAP regulations or definitions can be requested by the organizer or by FIAP, to submit the original file (file containing the data recorded by the sensor, if so, the RAW file) plus the file of the image immediately before and immediately following the questionable image. If he/she failed to provide what is required, he can be sanctioned.

Persons who are found guilty of plagiarism are excluded lifelong from FIAP activities.

 

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:

  1. a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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.

 


 

DISPUTES

In any case of dispute regarding compliance with the Conditions of Entry, payment of fees or matters pertaining to an image (such as receipt, acceptance, compliance, score or award), the decision of the organizers and judges to accept your application (or not) will be final. Violations and perceived violations of the Conditions of Entry may be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in a declination of your application to have your images included in this and other exhibitions.

 


 

 COMPLIANCE

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.

Take special note: - In addition, like other cultures, our country has some subjects that are not acceptable.  In the case of our country, our culture does not allow images of nudity or of women showing bare breasts, arms and legs.  As such images of nudes and insufficiently dressed women will not be accepted. Nude photography and photographs of the naked body of women (including breasts, arms and legs) are excluded from this contest; therefore any entries, adjudged by the organizers to fall into these categories, will be disqualified.

 


 

NOTIFICATIONS

Notification of results will be sent by email. Entrants should ensure that they provide an active email address and that spam filters are set to accept emails from Result@khayyam.photo. Notifications will not be sent by post. Also you may login to the site using your username and send your result to your personal email using “Result” Key.

 


 

 

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. 

 

 


 

CATALOGUES

All entrants who paid the entry fee will be sent a free copy of catalogue. Catalogues will be sent by surface mail for overseas addresses.

 

 


 

 

REPRODUCTIONS

By submitting an entry for this salon the entrant permits the organizers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication in a catalogue, on an internet site and/or in other media related to this salon.

 


 

 

7 DEFINITIONS

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

 

 

1. Salon Definitions:

 

In open sections, entrants can enter photos with any kind of theme: for example: portrait, people, nature, wildlife, landscape, architecture, still-life photography, digital imaging, HDR photos, etc. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

In addition, because “Omar Khayyam” was a famous Astronomer, we have included the special theme of “Astronomy” in all Sections.

Monochrome images may not be entered in the Open Color Section. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings. The color and monochrome versions of same image, regardless of title, cannot entered in different sections of this exhibition.

Astronomy Definition: We mean photos of Landscapes at night in which the main subject is any subject relating to Astronomy like, stars, Moon & etc.

City Definition: Show us any city, its people & culture, city life & Cityscape. By cityscape photograph (urban landscape) we mean a landscape photograph showing the physical aspects of a city or urban area.

People Definition: Show us people in all situations, such as daily life, street photography, traditions, portrait, people at work, social events, human relations and etc. The main subject in the photo must be one or more human.

 

 

2. FIAP Definitions:

 

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 color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

 

Traditional Photo

A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing any part of the original image except by cropping is strictly forbidden.

 

 

3. PSA Definitions

 

General:

“Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). 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 salon. 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. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker, subject to Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

 

Monochrome:

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale 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 be entered for Photo Travel but only the first sentence of the Mono definition applies. Toned images are not permitted for these divisions.

 

Photo Travel:

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.

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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

 

 


 

AGREEMENT

 

SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS

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.