33.  International Photo salon STROM



Občianske združenie STROM Ružomberok

Mesto Ružomberok

ŽSK -Liptovské múzeum v Ružomberku

Zväz slovenských fotografov


The Photo Salon STROM is open for both amateur and professional photographers from all over the world.

The participant may be rejected when the organizer or their agent, according to their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions as well as to ethical principles of the photographic companies FIAP, PSA, RPS and ZSF.


The photographs must be taken with a light capturing media, made by an applicant on emulsions for photographic uses or they must be received on a digital media.

By virtue of submitting an entry (the form can be found on www.fotostrom.eu), the entrant certifies the work as his own and permits the organizer 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 the organizer´s website.

The Photo Salon STROM assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. The photographs can be obtained either digitally or via converting of analogue materials into digital ones through a digital reformatting process (e.g. by scanning).


By 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.


Propositions for the 33rd International Photo Salon STROM

The Photo Salon STROM 2018 is a fully digital photo salon.

The author can send their digital photographs via an electronic form on our website. The photographs will be presented to the jury on a screen, using the data projector, and evaluated by the jury anonymously.

The judging rule:

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

The participants can obtain the catalogue from our website in “.pdf” format..

Only awarded authors will be given the printed catalogue. Other selected photo room participants will receive a DVD.


Digital files of photographs :

Landscape photography – 4 photographs of .jpg type with 1280 x 800 pixels. File size max. 2MB -PID

Open theme – 4 photographs of .jpg type with 1280 x 800 pixels. File size max. 2MB -PID

A photograph for the theme Travel – 4 photographs of .jpg type with 1280 x 800 pixels. File size max. 2MB -TD



Electronic photographs must contain their title in English language, stated in the registration form. Files for all three electronic themes are sent via an electronic form via the Internet on the website: www.fotostrom.eu.

Files received on CDs will be accepted but they will not be returned back to their authors.

All the STROM Photo Salon categories above are under the patronage of FIAP, RPS,PSA and ZSF.


Price and honourable mentions:




for all photos
The Best  autor FIAP – Blue pin for all photos
The Mayor of the town of Ruzomberok for all photos
 The jury can award more prizes: STROM Photosalon

 Photographic sosiety :

Digital photo – Landscape Gold medal Gold medal Gold medal Gold medal
2x honourable mention 2x honourable mention 2x honourable mention 3x honourable mention
Digital photos – open thema Gold medal Gold medal Gold medal Gold medal
2x honourable mention 2xhonourable mention 2x honourable mention 3x honourable mention
Digital photos – travel Gold medal Gold medal Gold medal Gold medal
2x honourable mention 2x honourable mention 2x honourable mention 3x honourable mention


Jury  of the 33rd STROM photographic salon:

Ján Miškovič EFIAP   Slovakia

Martin Skřivánek  AFIAP , *PSA     Czech republic

Martin Sprušanský AFIAP  Slovakia


Calendar salon:

dead line–                   11.2.2018

jury–                           16-17.2. 2018

result jury –                28.2.2018

vernissage–                7.4.2018

exhibition–                  8.4. – 1.5.2018

catalog and DVD–       5.5.2018


Participation fee:

Electronic category   – one section: 8€,       – two section : 12€      -Three sections : 15€

When sending a group of authors:

Group/Club Entries – Discount Rates
Number of Entrants 5-9 Entrants 10-20 Entrants 21-40 Entrants 40+ Entrants
Discount 5 % of Total Fee 10% of Total Fee 15 % of Total Fee 20 % of Total Fee


Ways of payment   :

– via PayPal fotostrom@centrum.sk

–  send money into Bank Account Number: IBAN SK79 5600 0000 0083 3987 0001

The deliveries received without complete payment for their participation on The Photo Salon STROM 2018, will not be introduced to the jury.


The full definition of travel:

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations.  Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate.  Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.  Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.