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Recognition PSA 2014-256
Patronat FIAP 2015/038



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The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant acquired digitally. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. This is a digital image only exhibition.


- NATURE (Color and Monochrome) FIAP / PSA ND Color
- PHOTO TRAVEL (Color and Monochrome) FIAP / PSA PTD Color


All acceptances will count for FIAP and PSA distinctions and for inclusion in PSA “Star Rating” and “Who’s Who”. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate. Each photo can be presented in only one section.


The images, jpg files, must be uploaded direct per Internet on our Homepage. Each participant may submit a maximum of four (4) photographs to each section.


Maximum horizontal length 1920px and vertical length 1080 pixels.
Judges would use Full HD Projector. Files should not exceed 2 Mb per image.


  • Each image must have a unique title with maximum 35 chars.
  • Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP/PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:
  • 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 or titles consisting of only numbers.
  • No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image.
  • All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.
  • Only Western/Latin, English Alphabet (A-Z; a-z; 0-9) are allowed.


Each participant will receive the Report card per email.


  • Entry fee is mandatory for all participants and is 25 EUR for all Sections.
  • Possible ways of payment is PayPal; ( or Skrill Moneybookers and using credit or debit Card).
  • For Group entries from 10 Authors, fee is 20 EUR per Author. Please contact us per Email.


The judges will Award the Acceptances, Medals and Honorable Mentions of the entered images. The one who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all the sections of the salon added together will be proclaimed “best author“. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.


  • Herbert Gmeiner, EFIAP, ESFIAP, Oesterreich
  • Martin Zurmuehle, EFIAP, Schweiz
  • Slavica Bourgeois, ENCC, Artist, Schweiz


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.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.


The CD/DVD HQ Catalogue, showing mostly of acceptances and all Awarded images, will be mailed to each entrant. Organizer will take all possible care when handling the mail. However, we accept no liability for damage or loss during the transit.


  • …more than 108 Awards!
  • FIAP Best Author: FIAP Blue Badge
  • FIAP: Gold; Silver; Bronze medal; Honorable Mentions
  • PSA: Gold; Silver; Bronze medal; Honorable Mentions
  • SALON: Gold; Silver; Bronze medal; Honorable Mentions
  • Best Author (FIAP Blue Badge Award) – Entrant with the greatest number Acceptances, accros all Contest Sections.
  • Swiss Best Author – Gold medal; Authors who lives in Switzerland, with the greatest number Acceptances, accros all Contest Sections.
  • Chairmans Award for Excellence – Gold medal; This Award is available to everyone who enters the Contest.
  • The jury reserves the right to grant additional awards.
    Each author can receive only one award in each of the section.


  • Entry Closing: December 31, 2014
  • Judging’s: January 14, 2015
  • Report cards with results: January 28, 2015
  • Public presentation: Winter 2015, Davos
  • Catalogue and Awards sending: March 15, 2015


  • New Camera Club
  • Postfach 435
  • 7270 Davos
  • Switzerland
  • Salon Chairman: Jacques Bourgeois
  • Email:
  • Internet:

DEFINITION (Originaltext English)


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.


Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans Is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks. adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.


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 added an accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.


a)Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from 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 to certify as to 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 enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add to, 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 are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grayscale monochrome. Infrared images are not allowed.


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, includinginfrared, areunacceptable.