SMALL PRINT CIRCUIT
- Welcome to the Great British Small Print Circuit for
pictures in unmounted print format.
- The maximum print (paper) size is based on A4 and the
standard US letter size.
The maximum print (paper) size including borders
is (30.5cm by 21.6cm)(12 inches by 8.5 inches).
- Prints can be in either landscape or portrait format.
- NOTE: Mounted prints or
Images printed on paper larger than the specified sizes will not be
SALONS IN THE CIRCUIT
The Circuit is being judged by the following THREE
The Great British Small Print Circuit has recognition from
FIAP (2017-84, 2017-85, 2017-86) and PSA (2017/091)
for the Divisions listed below. FIAP and PSA awards
plus Circuit awards will be awarded in each section. The Circuit will be run in
accordance with International Exhibition rules and the decisions of the Circuit
Chairmen and Judges will be final. Exhibition acceptances will count towards
FIAP and PSA photo distinctions.
- Opening date for entries : 1 January 2017
- Closing date for entries : 20 March 2017
- Judging dates : 1-2 April 2017
- Notification of results to e-mail address provided : by 16
- On-line Catalogue available : 1 June 2017
- NOTE: Prints must be received by the
Circuit by the closing date (20 March 2017). Prints received after the closing
date may be rejected and not shown to the judges.
The judging panels include :
Keith Snell, Anne Sargeant (France), Libby Smith (Scotland),
Ronnie Gilbert, John Williams, Dieter Boehm (Germany), Neil Smith (Scotland),
Christine Hodgson, Brian Magor, Andrea Harmssen (Germany), Diana Magor, Phil
Thompson, Keith Greggian, David Price
- There is an entry fee of £15 for one section,
£22 for two sections, £27 for three sections and £32 for 4 or
5 sections. The minimum entry is 1 picture in 1 section (i.e. 1 print) and the
maximum entry is 4 pictures in each of 5 sections (i.e. 20 prints).
- Fees are to be paid through PayPal using either your own
PayPal account or by utilising any current credit or debit card. Fees will be
charged in Sterling.
- The link to PayPal is provided as part of the on-line entry
NON PAYMENT OF FEES
- The organisers regret that entries for which no fee is
received, or where the entry fee is paid with foreign cheques or money orders,
will not be judged or returned.
- Entry is open to all photographers,
amateur and professional, worldwide.
- Sections: Each entrant may submit a
maximum of four prints in each of the following sections:
Section 1 :
Colour - Open (PSA - PPD Division)
Section 2 : Monochrome - Open (PSA - PPD
Section 3 : Travel - Open (PSA - Travel Division)
Section 4 :
Nature (PSA - Nature Division)
Section 5 : Monochrome - Landscape (PSA -
- Same ImageThe same image must not be
submitted in more than one section.
- Copyright: The original image(s) must have
been taken using a photographic process and all entrants must have the sole
copyright to each image they submit. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are
The PSA, FIAP and the Great British Small Print Circuit
assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published
- Compliance: The judges and organizers
reserve the right, before, during or after judging to determine without
providing a reason that an image or a whole entry is unsuitable to be included
in the exhibition or that the entrant is not in their opinion a suitable person
to be represented in the exhibition. Images which appear to violate the
definitions will not be judged.
- On-Line Entry: Entry to the Circuit is
made via the on-line entry form by clicking on this link
FORM. You will need to supply the titles of all of your prints.
NOTE You must use only the Western/Latin alphabet when submitting an
- JPEG Copies: During the on-line entry you
will need to upload a JPEG copy of the prints. (These copies are used when we
produce the catalogue and gallery.) Maximum image size for the copy (including
any borders) is 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels high. Please
note portrait images should be no larger than 1050 pixels high. Smaller images
are acceptable but will not reproduce to the same quality. Image file sizes
should not be bigger than 2Mb. The JPEG copies do not need to be renamed when
submitting an entry, but do NOT use single quote ( ' ) apostrophe ( ' ) hash (
# ) or equals ( = ) in your JPG filenames. These characters can cause your
internet transmission to fail and crash. Please check all JPEG image sizes
before submission; JPEG copies with sizes larger than specified will cause your
submission to be rejected.
The requirement for a JPEG copy applies to all prints including those
produced in a darkroom.
- Labels: You will receive back a
confirmation email containing thumbnails of all of the images you have
submitted. The email will also have a PDF document containing labels. You will
need to print out the labels and attach them to the back of your prints.
NOTE: Prints submitted without
the correct labels WILL be rejected and NOT shown to the judges.
- Judging: An entrant's images (in each
Section) will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging.
- Titles: The titles of the prints may be
read out to the judges at the time of judging. Do not put your name in the
- Names: No information about the entrant or
country will be given to the judges. A print showing the name of the entrant
will not be judged.
SENDING YOUR PRINTS
- Please send you prints by post to:
4, Gilgarran Park,
Cumbria, CA14 4RA,
- Please mark your packets - No commercial Value -
Photographs for Exhibition
- Please ensure that you have attached the special labels to
the back of each of your prints.
- NO prints will be returned. All
prints will be destroyed.
- Status: The entry system produces a
regular and frequent status page which can be accessed via the following link.
The status pages shows the status of your entry and includes details of the
receipt of your prints and your payment. Because it shows the status after your
entry has been downloaded to our main processing systems, there can be a delay
between your on-line entry and your entry appearing on the status page.
- Results: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notifications will not be sent by post.
The catalogue in PDF format will be on the West Cumbria Photo
Group web site.
By submitting an entry for the Great British Small Print
Circuit the entrant permits the organisers 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 the Circuit.
Prints entered in the Monochrome, Nature and Photo Travel
Sections MUST comply with the Definitions which are reproduced
below. Images failing to do so, will not be judged.
All parts of the
image must have been photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of
all works submitted.
By the sole act of submitting his/her images to the salon, the
entrant accepts without exception the following -
- That the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP
to establish if they 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
- 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.
All parts of every image must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion
or captured digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate
elements produced by anyone else. Alteration to the original images must
be done by the photographer.
An image is considered to be monochrome only if it gives the
impression of having no colour (ie. 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 colour across the entire image. (for
example by sepia, red, gold etc. ) A greyscale or multi-coloured image modified
or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning,
multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition
of monochrome and shall be classified as a colour work.
A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no
more than one colour (various shades of that colour from very light to very
dark) but it may be any single colour. Multi-toned images (various shades of
two or more colors) and grey scale images with an added colour are not
acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Colour Class
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 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.
Nature photography is restricted to the photographic process
to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology,
in such 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 pictorial content or without altering the content of the
original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and
Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such
as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches are allowed.
images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour
images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either
direct-captures or derivations, are not allowd.
Images entered in Nature
sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscape,
geological formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary
subject matter. This includes images taken with the 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.
If you have any questions or require more information or wish
to make a group entry, please contact the circuit chairman, Tony Potter, APSA,
GMPSA, EFIAP/p, ARPS via the Contact Form displayed in the On-Line Entry
SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY SIGNIFIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE
Click below to enter the Circuit
The Great British Small Print
Circuit is organised by the West Cumbria Photo Group with recognition from the
These rules were revised on 27 January 2017.