1st International Salon of Photography

Entry rules

1st International Salon of Photography
“Grand Photo Salon 2016”
Rivne – Ukraine

CASH PRIZE – 500 €

There are four sections, all DIGITAL:

A) Open Color
B) Open Monochrome
C) Travel
D) Creative

The salon is open to amateur and professional photographers from  all over the world.
Each photo can be presented in only one section. When an entrant submits images which are significantly similar to each other, only one of the images will be accepted, even if the images are entered in different sections.
An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for every section. Entries must originate as photographs made by the entrant.
All techniques are permitted. In Travel and Fotoart sections the photos could be in color or/and monochrome.

Submit of photos

ALL entries MUST be submitted via the internet. Entries NOT submitted via our entry page will not be judged.
The maximum number of works is four (4) per section. (Total 16 photos).
Photos must be in JPG file format. File size of individual image should not exceed 3MB.
The dimensions of the photos must be to a maximum of 1920 pixels wide by a maximum of 1080 pixels high. The jury of the photos will be in Full HD TV screens.

File Naming

Each image must have a unique title with maximum of 35 characters.
Only Western/Latin, English Alphabet (a-z; A-Z; 0-9) are allowed. 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.
Once an image has been submitted to a section of this exhibition the same image should not be colour converted and submitted to any other section.

Author copyright

Each entrant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his own.
The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to the Circuit, like the catalogue, photo CD/DVD and the website, unless specifically stated otherwise by the entrant on the entry form.


Notification and Report card will be sent by email.
All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will receive the quality printed catalogue (21 x 21 cm, 96 pages).
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.


special price for participation without catalog – 15€, 20$ – for all 4 sections
1-2 section 20€, 25$
3 sections 25€, 30$
4 sections 30€, 35$

For participants from Ukraine – 200uah!


Club with more than 10 entries discount of 15%.

Possible ways of payment:

MoneyBookers-Skrill transfer to
MoneyBookers-Skrill $ transfer to
PayPal –
After payment of participation through PayPal – please send Transaction ID to official mail photosalon
For participants from Ukraine – payment in UAH!

Members of the jury:

Serhey Buslenko MFIAP, EFIAP/g, ES.FIAP, FRPS, ER.ISF – Ukraine
Gabriel Grund EFIAP – Slovakia
Jaroslav Gutek ЕFIAP – Slovakia
Oleg Kutskiy EFIAP – Ukraine
Anatoliy Volokh AFIAP – Ukraine


1 BEST AUTHOR of the Salon
4 FIAP Gold medals – 4 FIAP Silver medals – 4 FIAP Bronze medals – 24 FIAP HM Ribbons
4 UPI Gold medals – 4 UPI Silver medals – 4 UPI Bronze medals – 12 UPI HM Ribbons
4 IAAP Gold medals – 1 IAAP Silver medals – 1 IAAP Bronze medals – 6 IAAP HM Ribbons
4 Salon Gold medals – 4 Salon Silver medals – 4 Salon Bronze medals – 16 Diplomas
1 Bardaf Gold medal – 1 Bardaf Silver medals – 1 Bardaf Bronze medals – 6 Diplomas
4 NSPAU Gold medals – 12 Diploma
1 Award for the BEST CLUB

Total Awards – 135 Awards (55 medal)


Closing date: 20 January 2016
Judging: 22-23 January 2016
Notification: 30 January 2016
First public projection: April 2016
Sending of catalogs and awards: 25 April 2016

SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
The jury decision is final.


Best author. FlAP will oer to the organisers of salons with FlAP Patronage a special badge (light blue) to be awarded to the best author for each salon number. 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”. In the event of a tie, the organiser will decide irrevocably. The name of the best author must be mentioned in the catalogue.

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.

PT 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.”

The Creative section allows the photographer freedom to explore the possibilities of photographic art through the extensive manipulation of images and the combination of images, but the photographic content must predominate. An entrant may alter images either digitally or otherwise and art work or computer graphics which must have been created by the entrant may be incorporated (the inclusion of stock images is not permitted) and the photographic content should predominate. Additional content or layers must be the original work of the entrant. Images created totally electronically (with no photographic origin) are specifically excluded. Black and White, Split Toning, Monochrome and Color images are acceptable.


FIAP 2016/052


Chairman: Serhii Shchehlevatyh AFIAP, Anatoliy Volokh AFIAP