Entry Condition  

Welcome to the " RAINBOW 2ND INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT - 2019 " The circuit consists of three salons and is open to all photographers from all round the world.The "RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT " will be conducted in accordance with patronages, rules and requirements approved by FIAP, PSA, FIP, ICS, ISF, IUP

    There are four sections, all DIGITAL:      


    Submit of photos      

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable distraction, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

Entries are limited to note more than 4 images per section.

An entrant's 4 images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for each section. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definition of specific sections.

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. 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.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be on JPG file Entries must originate as photographs made by the entrant. To be up loaded as digital files through the Circuit's website. All images will be judge through 4 salons individually.

4 images per section, total of 16 images. All images must be in JPG file format, the file size must be 1920 pixels horizontal and 1080 pixels vertical and should not exceed 2MB.Entry submission signifies acceptant of all rules and conditions of the Circuit.

The Judging of the submitted photos will be through Full HD TV Screens.

    Rules And Conditions      

NOTE: TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: By participating you should agree as follows: I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document 2014/317 E «Conditons for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events» and especially to its chapter II «Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage» dealing under Section II.2 with the FIAP participation rules and the red list.


In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, all participants in our event must tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

The new applicable document now is FIAP DOC 018/2017.

I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”

The text FIAP document FIAP DOC 018/2017 must be linked to the attached document.

Participants who do not tick the box must be excluded from the contest. If needed, FIAP can request a report showing that specific participants under investigation, have de facto ticked that box.



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:

  • May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  • 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. All information needed will be collected from the online entry system. Maximum of 30 characters. Please do not use invalid characters such as: / \ : ? * " <> | ' #

Each entrant will receive free of charge a best quality digital catalogue of all awarded works on a CD/DVD.
    Notification Card      
Each entrant will received via e-mail a report card with the results of the submitted photos. All results will be uploaded in the Circuit's website.
    Entry Fee      
Foreign Individual Entry Fee
1 Section 12$ (USD)
2 Section 18$ (USD)
3 Section 28$ (USD)
4 Section 38$ (USD)
5 Section 48$ (USD)
PAYPAL ID : photographypathshala99@gmail.com
    Indian Individual Entry Fee      
1 Section Rs. 900
2 Section Rs. 1350
3 Section Rs. 2100
4 Section Rs. 2850
5 Section Rs. 3600


INDIAN ENTRANTS should send their Entry Fees by Money Order, Bank Transfer, Multicity Cheque or D.Draft in favor of: “PHOTOGRAPHY PATHSHALA” payable at Kolkata. The bank details are given below for Online transfer
Name of the Bank : BANK OF INDIA
Branch Name : TANGRA
Account no. : 403810110004076
IFSC Code : BKID0004038
    Agree with the conditions      

With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.

REJECTION, an entry may be rejected by the organizers if it does not conform to Circuit rules and conditions.




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


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 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 grey scale monochrome. Infrared Images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.

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.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

PSA definition of Monochrome Photography: 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.

FIAP Definition of the black and white photography (monochrome).

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

Photo Travel 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."

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