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NORTH GEORGIA PRINT CIRCUIT
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2016 NORGA
Small Print Circuit
2016 NORGA Sections  
2016 Exhibition Calendar
Preparing Images
PPD Color - Open/General
PPD Color - Children

PPD Monochrome - Open/General
PPD Monochrome - Portraits



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NORGA Exhibition Closes . . . . . .
Judging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Report Cards Emailed. . . . . . . . . .  
Catalog Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Awards Mailed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


1.    Maximum Size 8.5 x 11 inches or (A-4) size. Minimum Size is 5 x 7 inches.

2.    Prints will not be returned.  They will be destroyed after the final of the 15+ exhibition        showings presented by the NORGA.

3.    Prints may be mounted but only on very lightweight materials!

4.    Images may be color or monochrome in the TRAVEL, NATURE, or                            PHOTOJOURNALISM Divisions.
 1   Section . . . . . . .$   35
 2   Sections . . . . . .$   50
 3   Sections . . . . . .$   65
 4   Sections . . . . . .$   75
 5   Sections . . . . . .$   85
 6   Sections. . . . . . $   95
 7   Sections. . . . . . $ 100
 8   Sections. . . . . . $ 105
 9   Sections. . . . . . $ 110
10 Sections . . . . . . $ 110
Entry Fees 2016
Nature - Open/General
Nature - Flying Things

Travel - Open/General
Travel - Street People

Photojournalism - Open/General
Photojournalism - Sports

Standard Entry Fee
June 1, 2016
September 24, 2016
October 1, 2, & 8, 9, 2016
October 15, 2016
November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016
​October 20, 2016 through February 2017


Conditions of Entry
The 2016 NORGA Small Print Circuit
2017 - Celebrating 26 Years
NORGA is CLOSED
Paypal Address:
bob30177@aol.com

This exhibition, as it is approved by P.S.A.,
is required to post the below statement(s).

A.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 the exhibition rules and conditions.

B.Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. 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 each section.

C.Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

D.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. 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.

E.The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.

F.Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. 

G.All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. 

H.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. 

I.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.
Awards and Judges!

The NORGA print circuit will attempt to accept between 20 to 30% of the images entered per division! WE will also attempt, at the decision of the judges, to present 10% Honorable mentions of those accepted, and 3% of the accepted images will receive medals. Additional there will be at least one medal per divisional section given in honor of the late Wade Clutton of St. Louis, Missouri, and it will be considered the runner-up to the Best of Show!

The judges will be from our pool of 45+ who have judged before in the NORGA, the GASO or the DIGA circuits: The final selections of who judges which show will be posted on the web site about 30 days before the closing! As so many of our judges are teachers they do not have their ‘timeline’ and availability as of today. But all of the print judges will be print makers – no matter what. 


Mail All Entries To:


The CIRCUITS of GEORGIA
c/o Robert Ginn, Circuit Vice-Chairman
Post Office Box 900
Guadalupe CA 93434 USA

PLEASE NOTE

Shiping via DHL, UPS or FedEx Entries MUST go to:

        Nyla James - Circuit Vice-Chairman
        2065 Idyllwild Place
        Arroyo Grande CA 93420
        United States of America
        Phone# - 805-343-9009

(These companies do NOT ship to Post Boxes normally!!!)

​FOR CLUB DISCOUNTS-ENTRIES

YOU MUST contact the Exhibition Chairman, Bob Ginn at (01)404-790-1000
 Or EMAIL beeginn@aol.com

Personal checks from US entrants will be accepted but must be with the entry forms and prints entered, and made on USA Banks and made out to Robert Ginn.   

​Definitions of the Divisions offered – AS required by 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 gray 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

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY 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 to 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. All allowed adjustments must appear natural to the viewer.
• 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 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.

PHOTO TRAVEL DEFINITION
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM DEFINITION
Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. Informative Note: It is not sufficient for people to be in the image. The people engaged in an activity must be the subject of the image and not a supporting element. The people engaged in the activity and the activity itself should be of equal importance. Close-ups of people that do not place them in their cultural environment are discouraged.


Additional NORGA requirements and “THEME” information/definitions:

1.The entrant also permits the NORGA Small Print Circuit to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication or display or publicity or judges training in any and all media related to the exhibitions of the Georgia Circuits.

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. 

3.ANY image, any duplicate of that image, or “near” dupe which was accepted in any previous NORGA Small Print Circuit 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.

4.Maximum Size 8.5 x 12 inches or “A-4” size. Minimum Size may be as small as 6 x 9 inches.

5.Prints will not be returned in any form. They will be destroyed after the final of the 10+ exhibitions/showings presented by the NORGA/Georgia Circuits.

6.Prints may be mounted - but only on very thin lightweight materials, and must be send as “flats” to us, and NOT rolled! This applies to all sections offered. Prints entered may be color or monochrome, or any combinations, in the TRAVEL, NATURE, or PHOTOJOURNALISM Divisions.

7.The PPD’s Color second section theme is “CHILDREN”: The judges will be instructed to consider ONLY human children, and those who appear to be pre-teen (less than 13 years old) and appear older than the ‘baby’ stage (they can walk and talk) to be considered ‘children’ for this contest. The judges will consider this and make their final decisions according to their personal considerations!  

8.The PPD’s Monochrome second sections theme is “PORTRAITS”: The judges will be instructed to consider ‘portraits’ as is the common definition, and can be of humans, animals etc., and is open to creative interpretation of what a portrait is! A thought to ponder: Find an unconventional but pure and intimate form of portraiture, where the viewer becomes more of voyeur.

9.The Nature second sections theme is “FLYING THINGS”: The subject may or may not be flying at the time of the making of the images – Creative interpretation is invited, as so far as it stays within the definition of Nature by the PSA Nature Division.

10.The Travel’s second sections theme is “STREET PEOPLE”: Consider this to be street photography and on the street (or road or such) and the center of the content should be people – all the while considering the standard “travel” definition offered by PSA. Informative Note: It is not sufficient for people to be in the image. The people engaged in an activity must be the subject of the image and not a supporting element. The people engaged in the activity and the activity itself should be of equal importance. Close-ups of people that do not place them in their cultural environment are discouraged.

© the Grayginn
“To be a photographer one must learn to be a listener. For me, it took fifty years to grasp this; Once I learned to listen with patience and care, people began to speak to me honestly in front of my camera. Even a building now speaks to me, inviting me to places which I’ve never known. This is what photography is about.”  © the Grayginn

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