The Georgia Circuits
2018 - Celebrating 28 Years
International Exhibition of Photography
2018 GASO Calendar
A - PID COLOR - OPEN/General 
B - PID COLOR - Theme/Nudes
C - PID Monochrome - OPEN/General
D - PID Monochrome - Theme/Scapes
E - Nature - OPEN/General
F - Nature - Theme/Birds 
GASO Opens - March 1, 2018
Closing Date - May 5, 2018
Judging - Starts May 13 and  Ends May 24
Report Cards -  May 28th
Showings (20+) - June through August 
Online Catalog -  June 26th
EDAS Posted via USPS - June 23, 2018
Standard Entry Fees
The 2018 GASO is fully
 PSA approved in all divisions 
and all sections!!!
2018 - 164
1 Section. . . . . . . .$   40
2 Sections. . . . . . .$   50
3 Sections. . . . . . .$   60
4 Sections. . . . . . .$   65
5 Sections. . . . . . .$   70
6 Sections. . . . . . .$   75
Make all payments to PayPal:   bob30177@aol.com
Save your jpg files using sRGB color space as it will provide better digital projection quality for judging the exhibition.

Maximum image width (horizontal) is 1400 pixels. Maximum image height (vertical) is 1050 pixels.Smaller images are acceptable. Please keep compressed file size to no more than 1MG and a maximum image quality of 12. Even with a maximum image size 1MG. Please adjust the image size accordingly.

You do not need to follow any naming convention for your jpg files when you enter. The entryform software properly renames your files to meet the needs of our exhibition.

After you submit your entry, you will receive an email with your name, address, email, etc. plus the image titles you typed in. Please review and if you made any errors, please contact the Exhibition Chairman, Bob Ginn at:
                                        georgiacircuits@gmail.com to resolve.

The entries are processed periodically and the status report is updated at that time.
If any problems are noted in the status list, please contact the Exhibition Chairman, 
Bob Ginn at georgiacircuits@gmail.com
We are pleased to announce
the 2018 GASO was a huge success.
Thank you to Howie Zetlove for all of our entryforms!
Preparing Images

The judging panels for the 26th annual Georgia Southern Circuit.

You will note that our judges have on average 7 years of experience working as a judge at the GASO, and we try and not use these same people at the NORGA ,and never at the DIGA Circuit in the fall of each year. During the 2016 judging there are 6 judges which this will be their first year with us in this capacity, but all have worked either behind the scenes at our judging, or judged in Georgia at the club level, or have been teaching photography for a good number of years. These new judges names are followed by an “N”.

Our judges never “work” the incoming entries as then they might know the images to some extent! At the same time we encourage everyone associated with the Circuits of Georgia to observe as many judging cycles as is possible if the are, or were, judges, so they can see the trends in photographic works within the scope of the entrants who follow the PSA approved shows and enter their images. 

Our system is a bit different – There are 4 judges listed for each show, and an alternate, whose name is followed by an “A”. During the “pointing” rounds of the exhibitions 3 of the 4 listed judges give points to your images as the 4th judge ‘rests’ out that round. During, and only during the changing of the rounds of judging, will one of the 3 judges will then change positions with the ‘resting’ judge and they will sit out one round as the 3 others will point the images. Every judge “points” 3 rounds of the 4 presented images, and sits out one round. All 4 judges are active in the selection of the medals and the honorable mentions! If an alternate is needed they change between rounds – but the alternate is always in the room during the pointing cycles at all times.

We find this system works well for the judges in such a large exhibition over a number of days. At the same time we feel it is fair and a “level playing field” for the entrants images – our main concern! We have used this system over 10 years and find it seems to overcome the “drifting” of the points given by the panels as the long days and hours go on for up to 5 days of judging. We are considering using a whole new set of judges on the second weekend, but the limited number of qualified people is limited…

        Atlanta Panel: 
                Roberta George, Mike Brawley “N”, Christina Maloof, Carla Holder “N”,
                   and Kathleen Straw “A”.

        Dixie Panel: 
                Thomas North, Jennifer Cohan, Nancy Whyte, Eddy Miles, 
                  and Douglas Castleman “A” ”N”.

        Peachtree Panel: 
                  Joshua Sachs, Rebecca Sachs, James Reynolds, Caitie Talmadge “N”,
                     and Robert Ackerman “A”.

        Rome Panel: 
                 Dorothy Gray, Robert Wilson, Thomas Berryhill, Karen Moore,
                    and William Collins “A”.

        Woodstock Panel: 
                  Kelly Miles, Scotty Parks “N”, Sean Jones, Kathleen Hearst “N”,
                     and David Meadows “A” 

2018 Conditions of Entry For The GASO

This exhibition is open to anyone.  
Entries may be rejected if they don't conform to 
the exhibition rules, conditions or definitions.

1. All entries must originate as photographs made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own. The entrant permits GASO Exhibition to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication or display in media related to the exhibition.

2. Each image must have a unique title not more than 35 characters. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers. No title or identification of the makers shall be written anywhere on the face on an image. ANY image, any duplicate of that image, or “near” dupe which was accepted in any previous GASO Exhibition must not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class. Images may not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA recognized exhibition.

3. For image display during judging we will be using 52 inch Hi Def Back Lit Television Screen.

1.Projected Image Division COLOR -  OPEN/General
Undefined Subject Matter. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.

2.Projected Image COLOR Division - THEME/Nudes
Undefined Subject Matter. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.

3.Projected Image Monochrome Division - OPEN/General
Undefined Subject Matter. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates. A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be in any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with an added accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.

4.     Projected Image Monochrome Division - THEME/Scapes
For all monochrome sections recognized by the PSA Projected Image Division.

5.     Nature Division - OPEN /General
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 grey-scale monochrome. 
  • Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
  • All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

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.

6.     Nature Division - THEME/Birds
Must follow the PSA Nature Photography division definition keeping in mind that BIRDS must be the center of interest.
Definition of Divisions in the GASO
PLEASE NOTE. Breach of Conditions of Entry:  
If the exhibition determines AT ANY TIME before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with the Conditions of Entry, including the definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances. To ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on images to make sure 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. This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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, include the entrant's name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants agree to these terms by the act of entering any of the Georgia Circuits.