Dragon International Digital Circuit 2019 - 6 Judging

Sections - Monochrome - PIDM, Colour - PIDC, Nature - ND, Travel - PTD and Journalism - PJD. Recognised by PSA [2019-273].

Image Specifications

Length for horizontal image longest side must be 1024 pixels. Length for vertical image longest side must be 768 pixels. The image file must be in JPG format. Please submit images with 72 dpi OR 300 DPI resolution & colour space sRGB. File size of the Image should not exceed 1MB. While filling up the entry form, Please give full titles as you want them to be in the catalogue. Titles should not be unduly long max 35 characters.

Exhibition Calendar

Closing Date11th July 2019 Judging Date25th July 2019
Result Date05th August 2019 Catalogue Publish25th September 2019

Exhibition Jury Panel

Judging 1 Zhihong ZhaoPeisheng Xu Yan Liews
Judging 2 Yizhan ChuengXiufang Wu Huanxiao Peng
Judging 3 Xiuying LiangHankun Zhong Binghui Li
Judging 4 Weibin ShenXiuzhi Ma Ying Lu
Judging 5 Jia SiNaibin Mu Liyun Lin
Judging 6 Ruilan LiLinxian Chen Chongbao Zhong

Entry Fee of the Exhibition

1 Section - $25 [USD]. Each additional Sections - $15 [USD]. We accept PayPal Only.

PSA Definitions

General: Entries must originate as photographs (image-capture 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/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 for any misuse of copyright.

Photo Travel : 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.

Monochrome : 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

PSA, FIAP, RPS NATURE DEFINITION : 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.
• All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
• Color images can be converted to grayscale 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

PSA PHOTO JOURNALISM: 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.