18th International Golden Saffron Photo Contest
18th International Golden Saffron Photo Contest
Cultural Heritage and Preservation
Purpose of the Contest:
The aim of the contest is to draw attention world heritage sites which is joint responsibility of whole world and to protect facing extinction intangible cultural heritage.
The organization and executive of the 18th International Golden Saffron Photo Contest is held by Safranbolu Municipality.
The competition has one categorization: Digital (Digital) Color> DC.
Conditions of Entry:
·           Participation to the contest is free.
·          Photographs deemed worthy of a prize, special prize, mention or mention in    previous national or international Golden Saffron Photo Contests, can not participate in  the 18th International Gold Saffron Photo Contest. Rule infringement is applied to the  contrary participant
·           Competition; except Members of the Selection Committee, TFSF representative, the Secretariat of the Competition, staff of Safranbolu Municipality; at least 18 years of age at the application deadline, is open to all professional and amateur photo enthusiasts.
·           Each participant a maximum of 4 (four) digital (digital) can participate with color work. Contestants can use any kind of traditional or modern photographic techniques freely.
·           The photograph submitted to the competition jpg / JPEG format, at 15-300 dpi resolution , compression quality should be recorded in 7-12 ; the size of each photo file should be not little than 2 Mb and not larger than 4 Mb.
·           The competition will be accepted only works downloaded from the following directions from the address or addresses directly to www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.org www.altinsafran.org. Print, CD / DVD or mail (e-mail) with the participation will not be accepted.
·           Participants of the works sent to the contest are taken by itself, is wholly owned and accept the receipt of all permits, and warrants. The photo sent to the competition , although the building itself does not belong to any kind of demonstration and evaluation board intended to deceive as he was about participants who intervened and changes, violation of operation rules apply.
·           The disqualified individuals shall be subject to sanctions further to Article 13 of the Regulations of National/International Competition Organization Standards of the TFSF. The award, title, and any kind of earnings obtained from the contest shall be withdrawn from the competitors who are found to be acting outside of this statement and provisions. The FIAP is also informed of the circumstances.
·           The participants, who are in the list of limitation decision according to TFSF/PAFT (Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey) rules clarified above and are at FIAP’s Red List, cannot participate to this contest
·           By entering your photographs into a competition that has patronage to FIAP, whether you are a FIAP member or not, you are accepting in advance that where it is deems necessary FIAP may evaluate suitability according to its own rules and definitions, FIAP may investigate by using all facilities and techniques available.
·           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.
·           All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.
·           Decision taken by Festival Committee with the instruction of competition regulatory standards will be valid for the situation which is not mentioned in the contract.
·           If participants violate the competition conditions, their awards will be cancelled. The award will not be replaced with a new one and the ranking and award will be left empty.
Copyrights – Use of the Photographs:
·           Awarded (medal & mention) and accepted photographs will be kept at Safranbolu Municipality archives. Safranbolu Municipality will have the right to use these photographs for promoting purposes (uncommercial) with the Photographer’s name and copyright fee will not be paid to owner of the photograph.
·           Organizers accept that necessary permissions are granted by photographers participating to this competition for portrayed people or land. Any disputes arising from use of the photographs (with Photographer’s name) in printed or electronic media (web, e-mails) in this manner will be solely the Participant’s responsibility.
·           Safranbolu Municipality, may request the original file of the photo exhibition of the winners or participants.
·           The people who send their works to the contest represents and agrees that belong to the works themselves. Safranbolu Municipality, allowing their photos of the participants and will not accept any responsibility for the copyright.
·           Architecture which is used as an object in the photo, artwork, copyright liability of things like human faces, etc. belong to the competitors. The people who send their works permit is required in this regard taken by themselves, the responsibility for all disputes that may arise and declare that they undertake on their own. Safranbolu municipality accepts no responsibility in this regard.
·           Awarded (medal & mention) and Accepted photographs will be announced and featured at www.safranbolu-bld.gov.tr, www.altinsafran.orgweb sites and results will be e-mailed to participants. Printed exhibition will also be managed by organizers according to the space criteria’s of exhibition halls. In addition, Awarded photographs will be announced at www.tfsf.org.tr, www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.orgweb site and printed on TFSF (Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey) album “Almanac 2017”.
·           Photos that do not receive awards and exhibits in the competition will be deleted after 90 (ninety) days from the date of the Result Announcement Date.
·           The photographs will be presented to jury on a monitor with a resolution of 3840 pixels by 2160 pixels with a minimum of 1, a screen with a maximum diagonal of 2.5 meters, or on a 42/55 inch LCD monitor with an ultra HD 4K 3840 pixels by 2160 pixels resolution in a fully demolished saloon.
·           All awards will be send to award owners by post in case not to participate in award ceremony. Safranbolu Municipality will not be held responsible for damages occurring during transfer.
·           In cases not mentioned in the charter or in cases that cannot be understood, the decisions of the festival committee and TFSF / PAFT YK and the TFSF / PAFTU / UA Competition Regulation Standards Directive shall apply.
·           Participants; They are deemed to have accepted the competition conditions by subscribing to TFSF / PAFT's http://www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.org/ and uploading their photographs. This specification enters into force by sending the contest photographs of the contestant. With participation, competitors have read and accepted the provisions of this specification. Contestants are not entitled to appeal the provisions of this specification.
·           In the general interest of the event, the reproduction of the remitted works is allowed in the printed or digital catalogue, except when expressly prohibited by the author. In this matter the rules about copyright have to be strictly followed. Under no circumstances the organiser is allowed to use the pictures handed in for other purposes.
A digital album containing awarded photographs, mentions and acceptances will be prepared and be available for download at www.altinsafran.org and www.safranbolu-bld.gov.tr web sites by November 2017. In addition, a printed album with awarded photographs, mentions and acceptances will be prepared and be sent to award, mention and acceptance owners, jury members, TFSF/PAFT (Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey), Photography Clubs in Turkey, FIAP Head Office and to M. Emin Tan Photography Library at Balikesir, Turkey.
Naming and Sending Photos:
a.     Online submission of the contest photographs is possible only by using the web pages below and following the membership and the photograph submission procedures.
Turkish >http://www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.org/
English >http://www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.org/en/
b.    Registration is necessary in order to load photographs on the given page. Activation of the account can be done by clicking the activation link sent to your e-mail address after your registration. Those who already have an account can use their old usernames and passwords.
c.      Size of the photographs and their titles must be determined beforehand and be kept ready to be loaded on the web page at one single session.
d.     Photographs should be sent without mat and\or canvas. Photographs containing Photographer’s name, mark, logo, date or signature will be rejected.
e.     The titles of each photograph files must not exceed 31 letters. Turkish characters ( ç, ı, ğ, ö, ş, ü) cannot be used in the title. English letters and underscore (_) can be used.
f.   All letters, except the ones in “country code” and “section (theme)”, must be in lower case.
File Naming:
1. Step: The participant’s country code must be written to the first two characters of the file name(“TR” for Turkey). For the country codes please check:
2. Step: The Author’s name must be written maximum in 5 characters (Example: For “Omer Eril Yilmaz” it can be “omery” or “oeril” or “erily”).
3. Step: Next character must be initial letter of section. For “Digital: Color” > DC.
4. Step: The sequence number of the photograph (1 to 4) must be typed in numbers. After this number an “underscore” (_) must be added.
5. Step: After the underscore, the title of the photograph must be typed, not exceeding total number of character limitation. Example; The Author from Turkey, “Omer Eril Yilmaz”s work for “Digital: Color” section, title as “City and cultural heritage” with sequence number “1” will be titled as; “TRoeyilDC1_city_and_cultural_heritage”
g)    The photographs must be in jpg/jpeg format at 150-300 dpi resolution, saved in 7-12 compression quality. Each file should not be less than 1 Mb and should not exceed 4 Mb in size. Original photographs of the exhibitions (included degree mention ) will be requested before the exhibition
h)    Any problem experienced during online registration or uploading process due to system or due to participants, while participation to competition should be reported directly to onlineyarismalar@tfsf.org.tr. Responsible authorities will return back to claim owners with information related to problem in due time. Please keep in mind that it is not possible to participate to competition by sending photographs to the said address.
I)             Safranbolu Municipality cannot be held responsible for possible problems during registration or upload processes
Starting Date                                                : As soon as FIAP’s approval comes
Deadline for Participation                           : 18.09.2017 local Turkish time
Jury Meeting                                               : 23.09.2017
Results                                                         : 25.09.2017
Award Ceremony and Exhibition Date      : 30.09.2017
Jury (Alphabetical):
1.      Bahadır ACAR                          Safranbolu Municipality Directorate of Cultural and Social Affairs
2.      Adnan ATAÇ                           Prof. Dr.   Photograph Artist,FSK honarary member- TR
3.      Ömer GEMİCİ                         Ass.Prof. Dr. Photograph Artist, BASAF, TR
4.      İzzet KERİBAR                       (AFIAP) Photograph Artist, TR
5.      İlker ŞAHİN                              (AFIAP) Photograph Artist, TR
The jury meets at least with 3 people.
TFSF Representative:Hüseyin SARI
First                                    FIAP Gold Medal   + 5000 TL + Golden Saffron Prize Statuette
Second                                  FIAP Silver Medal + 3000 TL + Golden Saffron Prize Statuette
Third                                      FIAP Bronze Medal + 2000 TL + GoldenSaffron Prize Statuette
Safranbolu Special Award                                    1000 TL + Golden Saffron Prize Statuette(photograph only  taken in Safranbolu)
FIAP Mention (6)
Exhibition (maximum 30)
FIAP Best Author (overall best score in terms of awards, mentions and acceptances)
Zülfü Yunus ERASLAN
Safranbolu Municipality Directorate of Cultural and Social Affairs
E-mail        : kulturmudurlugu@hotmail.com
Phone       : +90370 725 52 52 – +90370 725 52 65
Fax            : +90370 725 52 66
Çeşme Mah. Şekerci Sok. No: 6 Tarihi Belediye Binası
Çarşı-Safranbolu /KARABÜK- TURKEY
Our contest is approved by TFSF (Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey),FIAP (Federation of International Art Photograph).TFSF/PAFT Patronage No: (TFSF/PAFT 2017-071), FIAP Patronage No: (FIAP 2017-432).
Award (Medal & Mention) and Acceptance points can be used during FIAP title applications.

During the competition, TFSF Representative will be available
Safranbolu Municipality Cultural and Social Affairs
Address:Çeşme Mah. Şekerci Sok. No:6 Tarihi Belediye Binası Çarşı -Safranbolu/KARABÜK
Phone Number :(+90) 370 725 52 52 - 725 52 65 | Fax Number : (+90) 370 725 52 66
Web: www.altinsafran.org | E-mail Address : kulturmudurlugu@hotmail.com