MP Circuit Delhi 2020
Wildlife Photography Association of India (WPAI) organised MP Circuit 2020 in association with the Photographic Society of America (PSA), Global Photographic Union (GPU), and Image Sans Frontiere (ISF). The international digital circuit had five sections with three different exhibitions with single online judging. Entries were open for the different sections – Mono Open, Color Open, Nature incl. Wildlife, Photojournalism & Photo Travel till 27 August 2020. A total number of 356 entries were recorded till the deadline. The entrants were from different countries like India, Canada, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Malta, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Germany, England, Sri Lanka, USA, Vietnam, Myanmar, Algeria, Belgium, France, Singapore, Walse, Turkey, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Macau, Thailand, Greece, etc.
The entry fee for the individual was USD 15 for one or two sections and USD 25 a maximum of five sections. For Indians, it was Rs 1000 and Rs 1700 respectively. The judging was done on 8th-9th August 2020. EDAS will be sent to PSA on 8th September 2020 and the awards will be sent via emails on 25th October 2020. The notification for awards and acceptances was done on 23 August 2020. Apart from individual awards, there were three special awards for best club, best entrant, and best Indian entrant.
In the wildlife section, the several segments of nature photography got the place like landscape photography, photography of zoo or farm animals, photography of zoological and botanical species, etc. The wildlife photography section was not limited to the photography of mammals only, marine, botanical and microbes were also taken together as the objects of photography. In the section of photojournalism, the images with informative contents and emotional impacts got places. In the photo travel section, the culture of land remained the main focus beyoind any geographical boundary.
Many renowned photography experts were in the judgment panel. Three judgment panels were formed: CCI Indore, LCC Ratnam, and KKPC Diwas. In CCI, Indore, the judgment was done by Amitabha Sil (EPSA, Hon. FWPAI, EFIAP, ARPS, Hon.FPSBP, Hon. FICS, Hon. FCOS, GPA. PESGSPC, Hon. FAPA, Hon. FIP), Rajdeep Biswas (Dip.Photo [FU,FIP], MPSA, FFIP, EFIAP, SSS/r, Hon. FICS, Hon. FWPAI), and Manasi Roy (EPSA, EFIP, EFIAP, cMOL).In LCC, Ratnam, the judges were Akhil Hardia (GPA. PESGSPC, Hon.PESGSPC, AFIAP, FIP 4 Star), Udayan Sankar Pal (PPSA, EFIAP, EFIP, GPU/Cr2, C*MOL, SSS/b, B.WPAI, ACPE, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.MBAF, Hon. CPE, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon. WPAI, Hon.FAPG), and Munindra Trivedi (QPSA, AFIP).
MP Circuit Delhi 2020 followed an online judging system in the platform of Pixelclash Photography Salon Software. Pixelclash is very proud to provide them online and technical support for organising this circuit.
Result of MP Circuit Delhi 2020
In CCCI Indore Panel, LAJOS NAGY from Romanis received the PSA Gold Award in the Open Monochrome section. ARNALDO PAULO CHE from Hong Kong received PSA Gold in the Open Colour section. HEINZ PEKS from Germany received PSA Gold in Photo Travel Section. GERHARD BOEHM from Germany received PSA Gold in the Photo Journalism section. ABHIJEET KUMAR BANERJEE from India received PSA Gold in Nature Including Wildlife section. In LCC Ratlam, the PSA Gold medal winners in the five sections are RONG XU from China (Open Monochrome), YAN WONG from China (Open Colour), AIZHEN JIANG from China (Photo Travel), JOSEF KASTNER from Austria (Photo Journalism), and MAHESHWARAIAH M from India (Nature incl. Wildlife). In KKPC Diwas, the five winners of the PSA Gold Medal are: SURESH BANGERA from India (Open Monochrome), ARNALDO PAULO CHE from Hong Kong (Open Colour), STANE GORTNAR from Slovenia (Photo Travel) SUJIT SARKAR from India (Photo Journalism), and WEI FU from Thailand (Nature incl Wildlife), This circuit announced three special awards in three categories. The winners are SURESH BANGERA from India (Best Entrant Award and Best Indian Entrant Award), and ABRP Asia Club (Best Club Award). The complete list of the awards and the acceptances are attached below.
Source of the Cover Photo: BALLET MOTION 3 – WOLFGANG LIN – Hong Kong (taken from MP Circuit Catalogue)