36.  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 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, 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.

If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a)    the images are the original work of the entrant and

b)    the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.

These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.


By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations which have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

Your email address and contact information will not be made public.

PSA Statement on Subject Matter

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in PSA recognised exhibitions. 

The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph.

This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any PSA exhibitions.

There is also a PSA policy on the use of aerial photography – aircraft, helicopters and drones.  This policy can be found at

The purpose of this policy is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entry in this exhibition requires exhibitors to agree to this and other PSA policies

The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply are likely to be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other PSA recognized exhibitions.

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.

Propositions for the 36-rd International Photo Salon STROM

The Photo Salon STROM 2021 is only 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.

DVD includes: catalog and presentation of all selected photos

Only awarded authors will be given the printed catalogue.


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

The photograph must contain their title in Slovak or English language, stated in the registration form. Files are sent using the form published on our website.

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

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

Price and honourable mentionsOpen themaLandscapeTravel
FIAPGold medalGold medalGold medal
 2x honourable mention2x honourable mention2x honourable mention
PSAGold medalGold medalGold medal
 2x honourable mention2x honourable mention2x honourable mention
National Price ZSFGold medalGold medalGold medal
 3x honourable mention3x honourable mention3x honourable mention
STROM PriceGold medalGold medalGold medal
 3x honourable mention3x honourable mention3x honourable mention
The Mayor of the town of Ruzomberok
The Best  autor FIAP – Blue pin

Jury  of the 36-rd STROM photographic salon

Frantisek Latal EFIAP , PSA ***       Czech republic

Zdenek Kostka EFIAP                       Slovakia

Vladimir Skuta  MZSF                       Slovakia

Calendar salon

dead line–                   21.feb.2021

jury–                            27-28. feb. 2021

result jury–                 7.mar.2021

vernissage–                10.apr.2021

exhibition–                  11.apr. – 2.may.2021

catalog and DVD–      5.may.2021

Participation fee

one section: 15€/17USD,   – two section : 20€/24USD  -three sections : 20€/24USD

Ways of payment  : 

                        – via PayPal photosalon STROM 2021

                        – 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 2021, will not be introduced to the jury.