Lofoten Exhibition of Photographic Art

Arctic vista with Arctic Exhibition logo


Arctic Exhibition cordially invites photographers from all over the world, amateurs as well as professionals, to participate in;

1st Lofoten Exhibition of Photographic Art 2014

The exhibition will be conducted in accordance with FIAP, UPI and PSA regulations in Photo Travel division.

Conditions of entry

Monochrome definition
A black and white work using tones from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) with various shades of grey is a monochrome work. A black & white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work, valid within the black & white category; such a work may be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand, any black & white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of any other colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) and must be submitted in the colour category.
A monochrome print is defined as having no more than one colour, but may be one single colour.
PSA PTD definition
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.

The exhibition is open to all photographers worldwide, amateur and professional, with the exception of members of the Exhibition Committee and members of the jury. However, an entry may be rejected if the sponsoring organisation or its agents, in its reasonable discretion, believes that the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

A maximum of four images may be entered per section. The same image must NOT be entered in more than one section. An entrant’s images will be presented to the jury consecutively.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion, scanned to create a digital file, or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own and 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. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.

Images may be altered, electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates, subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be delivered as a digital file.

The subject matter for images entered in the general sections is unrestricted. Images entered in the monochrome section must satisfy the FIAP definition of monochrome photography and photos entered in the PTD section MUST satisfy the PSA definition.

Decisions of the jury are final.

All entrants will receive a printed catalogue.

Image file names and payment

Images must be uploaded via the exhibition website www.Lofotenexhibition.no no later than March 5th 2014 at 23:59 GMT. The entry form must be submitted electronically (follow the instructions on screen).

Entries submitted on CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, mail etc. will NOT be accepted.

mages must be in JPEG format. Minimum dimension on the longest side is 1920 pixels. Resolution 300 ppi. For details of file naming, please follow the instructions on screen.

Payment of the entry fee can only be made using Pay Pal via the entry form.

Payment in cash, by bank transfer or other means is NOT accepted.

Entries not complying with the conditions of entry will be disqualified.

Entries received without full payment of the entry fee will be disqualified.

Entries that fail to follow these instructions will be
disqualified without refund of fees!

Entry fees

Entry fee for all participants, regardless of country and section: USD 40

Common awards based on overall results in the competition

Best overall author in competition
Invitation to hold a personal exhibition at Lofoten International photo festival 2015.
Travel, accommodation and print cost for the exhibition will be paid by Lofoten International .
Best Norwegian author in competition
Invitation to hold a personal exhibition at Lofoten International photo festival 2015.
Travel, accommodation and print cost for the exhibition will be paid by Lofoten International .
Best author in competition
FIAP pin

The following awards will be made in each section:

The following awards (1 medal unless otherwise noted) will be given for each section:

1 PSA Gold Medal (Best in Show)
1 FIAP Gold Medal
1 UPI Gold Medal
1 Lofoten Exhibition Gold Medal
1 PSA Silver Medal
1 FIAP Silver Medal
1 UPI Silver Medal
2 Lofoten Exhibition Silver Medal
1 PSA Bronze Medal
1 FIAP Bronze Medal
1 UPI Bronze Medal
2 Lofoten Exhibition Bronze Medal
2 Special prize for Chairmans choise
1 NSFFgold medal to “best on land"
1 NSFF gold medal to “best on sea”
1 NSFF cup to best Norwegian club
1 NSFF cup to best Norwegian photographer
6 PSA Honerable Mention
6 FIAP Honerable Mention
6 UPI Honerable Mention

Please note that an image can receive only one of the above awards. NSFF medals may be awarded to previously awarded photos.

Exhibition committee

Olav Inge Alfheim, EFIAP, EsNSFF
Bjørn Hagerupsen
Eivind Nilsen
John Stenersen
IT, web and Catalogue
Øyvind Hansen
IT, web and Catalogue
Geir-Arne Jørgensen

We look forward to receiving your entries for the 1st Lofoten Exhibition of Photographic Art 2014

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