The International exhibiton of art photography - MOF 2014 is exhibition of art photography *organised
by MOF-Mersin Olba Photographic Association; MOF from Mersin- Turkey
*This contest is organised by Mersin Olba Photographic Economic Administrator-Operation.
MOF 2014 “İbrahim Zaman” salon is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over
the world.
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 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.An
entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion,
believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.
The Int. exhibiton of art photography - MOF 2014 is divided in 6 sections, (print and digital):
1- PRINT: OPEN (Color & Monochrome) // FIAP TRAD
2- DIGITAL: NATURE (Monochrome & Color) // FIAP, PSA ND
3- DIGITAL: OPEN (Monochrome & Color)// FIAP TRAD, PSA PID/
4- DIGITAL: CREATIVE (Monochrome &Color) // FIAP, PSA PID/
5- DIGITAL: FRUIT & VEGETABLE (COLOR & Monochrome) // FIAP TRAD, PSA PID/ (all kinds of fruits
and vegetables photo. Production, harvesting, packing, sales) There is a special award in this section
for citrus. The judges will decide a citrus photo from all citrus photos.
GENERAL: Participation fee is mandatory for all participants and it is 30 euros / 40 dollars for all
sections. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
Entry fee is included V.A.T.
• PRINTS: Participants can printed the photographs on photo paper can be sent by post or courier. You
must connect to our web address then upload your print categories photos
or you can upload to directly then send by post or corruier. Your package must include
your 4 prints photos. Authors that request their printed photographs returned an additional return fee
of 10 euros is mandatory. Prints will not be returned if return fee is not paid.
• The competition has a total of 6 (six) separate categories. Competitors can participate up to 4 (four)
photos in each category.
The fee can be paid via PayPal through our web site:
our paypal account is [email protected]
For Turkish authors the participation fee is 75 TL all section.
You can participate the contest by group-photography club or group members. if you contact the salon
chairman you will take discount 10% (for 10 person).
Mersin Olba Photographic Association
Mersin Olba Photographic Economic Administrator-Operation
Türkiye İş Bankası Eğriçam Şubesi
IBAN No: TR79 0006 4000 0016 6130 053604
Paypal: [email protected]
The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
Closing date
: 29.03.2015 Turkey’ time 11:00 PM
: 18-19.04.2015
: 02.05.2015
• For Print category: If you upload to our system your printing photos until 29th March 2015 you can
send your package. Of course we must take your package until 10th April 2015. Otherwise Olba
Photography Association will not accept to the responsibility.
Exhibition date: 20.06.2015 at MOF Gallery-OLBA EVİ
Delivery of the catalogues and awards to the authors by July 2015.
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 & white work toned entirely in a single
color will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black & white category; such a work may be
reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white work modified by
partial toning or by the addition of one color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the colour
A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades
of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various
shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with an added accent color are not acceptable in
Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.
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.
A monochrome print is defined as having no more than two colors, monochrome (various shades of
grey from black to white) plus one other color. A monochrome print toned in a single color will remain
a monochrome work.
Definition of “Traditional Photo”TRAD
A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments which should
not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or
removing any part of the original image except by cropping is stricly forbidden.
All entries shall conform to the sticker of this definition for acceptances to be validated by all the
International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
PSA, FIAP and RPS Nature 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 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.
Monochrome images accepted in COLOR CLASS sections may only be used for COLOR CLASS star
ratings (PSA Star ratings).
PRINT SECTIONS: Authors can send self-made prints with long size maximum can be 50 cms. (no need
frame or free space). Short Size can be maximum 40 cms. The back of each photo must have the
following info: first and last name, artist’s address, photo club, title of photo, progressive number and
total number of photos presented by the same artist (example;”1/4”, “2/4”, ... ) in each section. The
title written at the back of the photos should match the title mentioned at the application form. In
case of nonconformities, application form will be taken into account.
If your print photos can damaged the package, Mersin Olba do not accept liability for problems.
DIGITAL SECTIONS: Photographs are sent in digital form, as a picture file with dimension shorter side
Maksimum 1920 pixels horizontal in dimension and maksimum 1080 piksel vertical in JPEG format at
300 dpi resolution, 7-12 quality and photo size not lower than 1 Mb, greater than 4 Mb. We will use
Epson Full HD high resulation projektor for the presentation of judge.
• All participants must enter the and join the contest. They
must accept the Conditions of Participation (entry rules). Participants must to check the accept box.
Then check the accept box,Participants are deemed to have accepted all the terms.
• If you have any problem when upload\submit the Photos (over the Internet or user-induced errors
occur in the system in the event) pls contact the [email protected] address the problem
will be fixed as soon as possible. This address is only used if the photo upload problems experienced
moments will ocur.You must not send the photographs this e-mail. If you send your photos to this email, we do not accept.
• Awarded and the acceptances photos are exhibit in will be exhibited in the
area to be determined. Also awarded the prize, honorable mentions and special awards of the photos
will be published on the site and TFSF broadcast and will take place on the pages in
the book of Almanac 2015.
• In case of detection of the works does not conform to the specification at the end of the contest,the
prize is withdrawn degree, does not matter other than works, degrees and awards is left blank.
• Participators sent a photo, on the work not belong to him even though as his show and evaluation
board intended to deceive any intervention and changes to the participants infraction process is
applied, and this person contest participation TFSF/PAFT Competition Policy in accordance with the
one-year period is restricted, rule violation again if the competitor TFSF/PAFT approved will be banned
indefinitely from competition. This situation is also reported to FIAP.
• TFSF/PAFT and FIAP red list of participants in ongoing or participate in this contest.
• Author of allowed senders to this issue is taken by themselves, conflicts arising declare that all
responsibilities and commit to their own. In disputes that may arise in this regard Mersin Olba
Photographic Association (MOF) will not be responsible.
The photographs of authors with the application are submitted in these ways:
Go to address then upload your print categories photos to
or you can upload to directly
- Send your print only print photos by post or corruier:
Fatma Demirkol
Mersin Olba Photographic Association
Eğriçam Mahallesi 2206 Sokak Argun Marina Evleri A Blok kat: 6 Daire: 11
Yenişehir - 33160 Mersin/TURKEY
Printing of photographs (digital) files in JPEG format at 300 dpi resolution, the shorter side Maximum
1920 pixels horizontal and maximum 1080 pixels vertical in size, photo size is NOT to be more than
4 Mb, also Print photos will upload (Print)> P section code. Quality can be 7-12.
For upload
Directly or follow this link than
connect to
Former users will be used their old user name and password.
Name of the file must be maximum 31 characters. English letters and underscore ( _ ) can be used.
Turkish characters ı, ö, ü, ç, ğ, ş must not be used.
All the characters except the ones define section must be lower case.
Country code must be written in the first two characters of the file. (“tr” for Turkey).
The first two characters of the file name should be written to the country code (for Turkey "tr"). For
other countries, see
After that the name of photograph owner must be written in maximum 5 characters.
(Example: alid or alide or dali for Ali Dereoğlu etc.)
Next character must be the initial of section the first letter of the section (Print > P, Nature> N, Open
> O, Creative > E, Fruits > V, Traditions and Shopping > T).
The ordinal of photograph must be written with numbers (From 1 to 4) and after that an underscore
must be added ( _ ).
Name of the photograph after the underscore must be written in such a way that the total number of
the characters not to exceed.
Examples: tralideO1_ucanadam.jpg, tralideO2_ucamayanadam.jpg, …
*If you have any problem for uploading the photos please
Contact with [email protected]
JURY (Jury have listed by surname)
Jozef Aerts
Prof. Dr. Ali M. Bayraktaroğlu
MFIAP, FPSA, GMPSA, PID Diamond 2,PSA IR Belgium and RD WEurope - Belgium
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Photography
Section- Photography Main Art Branch - Turkey
Erol Doğaner
AFIAP-UPI CR2-Hon. SSS - Turkey
Mustafa Eser
EFIAP - Turkey
Murat Gür
(PhotoWorld Magazine Editor in Chief) – Turkey
Reserve Juror
A. Hikmet Avcı
AFIAP-UPI CR1- UPI Aphrodite - Turkey
*Jury will be on work with at least three jury members.
TFSF/PAFT Representative: Firdevs Sayılan
At Int. exhibiton of art photography - MOF 2014 there will be awarded these medals:
6 x FIAP Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 36 blue ribbons,
6 x IAAP Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 36 ribbons,
5 x PSA Gold Medal and 15 ribbons,
6 x UPI Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 36 ribbons,
6 x MOF Gold Medal, 18 ribbons.
1 Special award for Nature Section from TFSF/PAFT
1 Special award for Shopping and Traditions Section from FORUM AVM.
1 Special award for Fruit & Vegetable Section from ELGINGROUP - This award is for a Citrus Photo.
Acceptances will be determined more than 25% in each category.
Notification cards will be sent by e-mail.
All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee)
will receive CD catalogue and certificate of the photo salon. Extra catalogues are also available at an
extra fee of 10 euro. The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards and
catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipment.
Salon Chairman : Mr. Hulki Muradi,
: [email protected]
[email protected]
: 00 90 532 411 4783
Our Contest is approved by Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey (TFSF/PAFT) with the number of
TFSF/PAFT 2015/003 and International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) with the number of FIAP
TFSF Representative will be present during contest.
* “İbrahim Zaman is a Famous photographer in Turkey.”
* The CD/DVD catalogue of our previous exhibition under FIAP Patronage number 2014/009 has been
awarded 3 stars.
IAAP 2014/025