DIGITAL GEORGIA CIRCUIT
2017 - Celebrating 25 Years
International Exhibition of Photography
Welcome to 2017 DIGA
Digital Circuit of North Georgia
The General Conditions of Entry For
2017 DIGA Digital Circuit of North Georgia
This exhibition is open to anyone.
Entries may be and will be rejected (“DQ”ed) if they don't conform to the exhibition rules, conditions or definitions.
1. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.
2. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections.
3. 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 exhibition, which includes promotion of the exhibitions public presentations. This does 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.
4. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to Photojournalism divisional restrictions.
2017 Conditions of Entry For The DIGA
A - PID - Color Open/General
B - PID - Color Theme - Best Friends
C - PID - Monochrome Open/General
D - PID - Monochrome Theme - Scapes
E - Nature - Open
F - Nature Theme - Two of a Kind
G - Photojournalism - Open
H - Photo Travel - Open
DIGA Opens - August 1, 2017
Closing Date - December 1
Judging - December 9
Report Cards - December 20
1 Section. . . . . . . . .$ 35
2 Sections. . . . . . . .$ 50
3 Sections. . . . . . . .$ 60
4 Sections. . . . . . . .$ 70
5 Sections. . . . . . . .$ 80
6 Sections. . . . . . . .$ 85
7 Sections. . . . . . . .$ 90
8 Sections. . . . . . . .$ 90
Awards Mailed - January 20, 2018
EDAS - January 15, 2018
Online Catalog - January 20, 2018
The 2017 DIGA is a fully
PSA approved 6 show circuit in all divisions
and all 8 sections!!!
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 10. 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:
email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Each image must have a unique title. 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:
i. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.
6. For image display during judging we will be using Visio UHDTVs, with 4x imaging, but we ask that no image be over 1400 x 1050 pixels resolution.
Image dimensions may not be more than 1400 dpi (horizontal pixel limit) x 1050 dpi (vertical pixel limit).
Entries will be submitted via mail-in CD or DVD in conjunction with Electronic Entry Form.
Definition of Divisions
1. PSA Definition of Projected Image Division - Color OPEN for all color sections recognized by the PSA
Projected Image Division.
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. PSA Definition of Projected Image Division - Color BEST FRIENDS for all color sections recognized by
the PSA Projected Image Division.
3. PSA Definition of Projected Image Division - Monochrome OPEN for all monochrome sections recognized by the PSA Projected Image Division.
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 grayscale 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.
4. PSA Definition of Projected Image Division - Monochrome SCAPES for all monochrome sections recognized by the PSA Projected Image Division.
5. PSA Definition of Nature Photography - OPEN for any sections recognized by the PSA Nature Division.
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. PSA Definition of Nature Photography - Theme TWO OF A KIND for any sections recognized by the PSA Nature Division.
7. PSA Definition of Photo Travel Photography - OPEN for all sections recognized by the PSA Photo Travel Division.
8. PSA Definition of Photojournalism Photography - OPEN for all sections recognized by the PSA Photojournalism Division.
Photojournalism entries shall consist of images or sequences of images with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary and spot news. The journalistic value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth and model or staged set-ups are not permitted. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image, without changing the photojournalism content, are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.