CLOSING DATE – 15th Jun 2016

The salon will be conducted under the approved rules of

All acceptances will count for FIAP, PSA, GPU and for inclusion in PSA Star Rating and "Who's Who".
9 th International Photographic Salon Varna is divided in 6 sections
OPEN (color digital) - FIAP (C), PSA PID color
OPEN (monochrome digital) - FIAP (M), PSA PID mono
NATURE (color/mono digital) - FIAP, PSA PND
CREATIVE (color/mono digital) - FIAP PI M & C, PSA PID color
PEOPLE (color/mono digital) - FIAP PI M & C, PSA PID color
LIFE (color/mono digital) - FIAP PI M & C, PSA PID color

  • Accepted entries will be eligible for the following FIAP Honors - AFIAP, EFIAP, EFIAP/b, EFIAP/s, EFIAP/g, EFIAP/p, as well as RPS and GPU honours.
  • Acceptances shall be credited towards Star Ratings for the each division and Who's Who Listings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate,credited toward the PSA Distinctions PPSA and EPSA.
24 Gold medals - FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS
19 Silver medals - FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS
19 Bronze medals - FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS
36 FIAP Honourable Mention Ribbons
18 PSA Honourable Mention Ribbons
36 GPU Honourable Mention Ribbons
6 RPS Honourable Mention Ribbons
6 Special Category Salon Medals
1 Special Club Cup Award
1 FIAP Award of “Best Author”

The Special Category Salon Medals - 6 prizes, for the authors gaining the most acceptancies in each of the six categories
The FIAP Award of “Best Author” will be awarded to the Entrant who gains the highest number of Acceptances across all 6 categories.
Special CLUB CUP award would be given to the photographic club with the most members, accepted in the final selection.

On-Line Entry: Entry to the salon is made via the on-line entry form by clicking on this link ENTRY FORM.
You will be receiving emails from info@fotosalonvarna.org.
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Image requirements:
  • Accepted file types *.jpg, *.jpeg
  • Maximum image width (horizontal) is 3840 pix, Maximum image height (vertical) is 2160 pix. The entry will be displayed on 4K TV - 3840 x 2160 pixels.
  • File size maximum is 5 MB
  • Images must not have any borders or signatures; images are being judged on black background and exhibited on black/gray background
  • Embedding a source ICC profile is recommended
  • File name should be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. File name should be the artwork name. Example: sunrise.jpg. 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.
  • Each author can participate with not more than 4 (four) photos in each category (total 24 photos);each photo can be presented in one category only.
  • All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.
  • Images must be in digital format and must be submitted online after registration at Salon's website: www.fotosalonvarna.org
  • The Salon would be conducted under the approved rules of FIAP, PSA, RPS and GPU. See Categories Definitions below.
  • Notification of results will be sent via email and uploaded on participant's profile account on our website. Each participant will receive an individual notification of his results.
  • The right to reproduce entries in the catalogue will be assumed and copyright rules will be strictly followed.
  • Every entrant will receive a free copy of the catalogue on a CD; luxurous printed copy "Luxury Edition" of the catalog would be available for purchase at participant's profile account on our website (single unit price–8 euro incl. shipping) Extra copies of the printed catalog could also be ordered in addition (single unit price – 8 euro incl. shipping).
  • If a fee has not been received the images will not be judged.
  • An entry may be rejected by the organizers if it does not conform to Salon rules and conditions.
  • Each author can receive only one award in each of the sections.
  • The decision of the jury will be final and without appeal.
  • 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.
  • By submitting his/her images to the Salon, the participant expressly agrees to the FIAP document 2014/317 E Conditions for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events and especially to its chapter II "Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage" dealing under Section II.2 with the FIAP participation rules and the red list
  • SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
  • The Organizer decides which of the accepted images would be included in the Catalog and in the Exhibition.