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Regulations 16th French Digital Tour 2021

10th Salon International of Legé (44)

15th International Salon of St Aignan de Cramesnil (14)

8th International Salon of St Martin de Crau (13)

24st International Salon of Bagnols Marcoule (30)

The French Digital Tour 2021 is ...
1 circuit, 4 salons, 4 sections, 4 independent judgments and 5 patronages. The 4 sections are:
libre Couleur (PSA PID color) , libre Monochrome (PSA PID monochrome) , Nature (PSA ND) , Thème : Scène de rue (PSA PID couleur)
More than 500 awards including a prize of € 300 for the best author of the circuit.

1. General

The circuit includes four lounges and is open to photographers from all over the world. It is organized in accordance with the FIAP-PSA-GPU-ISF -FPF regulations. All acceptances are taken into account for the FIAP, PSA, FPF, ISF, GPU distinctions and will be included in the PSA Star Rating and Who's Who.


All images must be original and cannot incorporate material produced by someone else. The original images must be modified by the author; Illustrations or graphic information generated by the participant may be incorporated, if the original photographic content predominates. Images cannot be constructed entirely on a computer. It is necessary that the basic content of the image is identifiable.

Drone Policy

Members must comply with all applicable laws in the country in which they operate a drone.

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One of the principles of drone photography is that the safety and well-being of the subject, photographer and the environment are of paramount importance on capturing the photograph. The aim is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which could disrupt their normal activity or disturb the way an individual or animal interacts with its environment.

1. Cannot fly a drone over people for the purpose of photographing their activity, except with written permission.

2.Can not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat, especially in nesting areas and places where the animal is already under stress (winter survival, migration, feeding, protection of young). Photographing landscapes is permitted.

3. Cannot fly or photograph in a designated wilderness area.

2 - Sections

The Circuit has one division: Projected Images.

There are four sections:

A. OPEN COLOR (color digital) PSA PID Color

All techniques are allowed. Creativity is allowed in this category.

B. OPEN MONOCHROME (monochrome digital) PSA PID Monochrome

Définition FIAP :

A black-white work ranging from very dark gray (black) to very light gray (white) is a monochrome work with different shades of gray. A black-white work transferred entirely in a single color will remain a monochrome work that can appear in the black-white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalog of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand, a black-white work modified by a partial toning or the addition of a color becomes a color work (polychrome) which must appear in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalog of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

Définition PSA :

A monochrome work consists of various tints of no more than one color (variations in tint of that color, from very light to very dark). This can be any single color. Images with multiple tones (tint variations of two or more colors) and gray tinted images with color accent are not permitted.

C. NATURE (color /monochrome digital) PSA ND

Nature photography is limited to the use of the photographic process to represent all branches of natural history except anthropology and archeology, in such a way that a knowledgeable person will be able identify the material of the object and certify its honest presentation. The narrative value of a photograph must be weighed over the pictorial quality while maintaining a high technical quality. Human elements should not be present unless these human elements are an integral part of natural history such as natural subjects, such as the barn owl or storks, adapted to a human-modified environment, or when these Human elements are in situations representing natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves.

Scientific groups, science beacons or radio collars on wild animals are allowed. Photographs of human-created plants, hybrids, cultivated plants, wild animals, domestic animals, or stuffed specimens are not eligible, as are any form of manipulation that alters the veracity of the photographic statement.

No technique that adds, moves, replaces or removes pictorial elements except by cropping is allowed. Techniques which enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature history or pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted, including HDR, focus stacking. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not allowed. All authorized settings should appear natural. Color images can be converted to monochrome grayscale. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

D. THEME (Street Life) PSA PID Color

“Street scene” photography expresses everyday life outdoors, in an urban environment in all conditions of location or time. The representation of at least one human element is mandatory, sports or indoor performance photographs are not allowed. Techniques which add, move or remove an element, except for a simple cropping, are not allowed. All possible corrections must appear natural. These photos may be presented in Color or and in Monochrome.

3 - Image format

The dimension of the submitted images must be maximum of 1920 pixels on the horizontal side and/or 1080 pixels on the vertical side (the digital projector HD used for judging has a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels), format jpg quality 8-12, color space sRGB and maximum 2.0 MB. Undersized images will be projected with the smaller dimensions. maximum 35 characters. Please do not use invalid characters such as /\ :?* '' # () !

Larger format files will be automatically rejected by the system.

4 - Similar images

When an entrant submits images which are significantly alike, only one of the images will be accepted, even if the images are entered in different sections. Images previously accepted at one of the salons, or images that are significantly similar, will not be accepted at that salon.

5 - Notification/Results

At the end of the Circuit, each entrant will receive a report card via email, a catalog with the winning and accepted images will be downloaded on our website (FIAP *** Catalogue).

6 - Judgment

Each show is judged by an independent jury. Judging will take place by section, without the judges having the opportunity to influence each other (electronic scoring from 1 to 9, PSA type). The images will appear randomly and mixed by a “Point Base” software (developed by French Digital Tour) which guarantees that the 4 images of the authors are not presented in consecutive order. The jury's decision is final and without appeal. A photo can only receive one prize per section. In the event of a major impediment, the judgment will be made by internet.

7 - Copyrights

The participants grant the organization the right to reproduce, without compensation, the images within the framework of the circuit and the catalog. In addition, the images may be used for promotional purposes of our event.

8 - Club members / jury members

a. Partner clubs

Members of the four partner clubs of the circuit can participate in the circuit, but will not be able to win prizes in the lounge organized by their club. The chairmans of the circuit cannot be rewarded with medals, only ribbons or diplomas.

b. Club members

Members of a club to which a member of the jury is a member may not win a prize in the lounge judged by this judge.

c. Jury

Members of the jury are not allowed to participate in the Circuit.

9 - Exclusions

An entry may be rejected if the organization judges that this entry does not comply with the conditions and rules of the Circuit. By submitting an entry, the participant certifies that he is the author of the works presented. The organizers accept no responsibility for any infringement of copyright, which remains the exclusive property of the participant. The exclusion is final and without appeal.

10 - Declaration of acceptance of the regulations

By the sole act of submitting their photos or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the participant accepts without exception and without objection the following terms:

- that the images submitted can be examined by FIAP to establish whether they comply with FIAP regulations and definitions, even if the participant is not a member of FIAP,

- that FIAP can use all the means at its disposal for this company,

- that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files taken by the camera, or, the failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP,

- that in the event of sanctions following violations of FIAP rules, the name of the participant will be published in any form useful to inform the organizers of these violations.

By their participation, the authors declare that they fully accept these rules. Cases not provided for by the regulations are the sole responsibility of the organizers. In the event of disagreement, only the French version of the regulations is valid.

11 - Data protection

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

12 - Nota PSA

If at any time it is determined, at the reasonable discretion of the organizer or judges, before, during or after judging of an exhibition, that an entrant has submitted entries in which one or more images may not To comply with the entry requirements, including the definitions stated, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to remove the entry to the exhibition and to cancel any acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The participant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final. In order to ensure that images comply with entry requirements and definitions, exhibition organizers may take reasonable steps to verify that:

a) the images are the original work of the participant

b) the images comply with the rules and definitions set out in these entry conditions.

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any Entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted images, confronting the Entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images did not occur. do not comply with the Entry Conditions (also known as Entry Rules), and providing the participant with a reasonable opportunity to provide a counter-proof to refute the testimony of the show organizer within a specified time frame . Entries which are not deleted or which are still questionable after the participant has presented evidence may be considered non-compliant with these entry conditions and refused. These entries can be forwarded to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

PSA reserves the right to investigate all complaints / suspicions of violation of entry requirements, impose penalties if necessary, rescind acceptances of any images found to be contrary to PSA rules, include name of the participant on the sanctions list and share these inquiries with FIAP. Participants automatically accept these conditions upon entering the exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.