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 refu- sal 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.
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 Patro- nage. 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.
PSA Definition of Monochrome
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 an added accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.
PSA Definition of Photo Travel
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 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
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
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.
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.
order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and
definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to
a) the images are the original work of the
b) the images comply with the rules and
definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
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.
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.
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.
email address and contact information will not be made public.
Propositions for the 35rd International Photo Salon
The Photo Salon STROM 2020 is only digital photo
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
Only awarded authors will be given the printed
catalogue, with DVD.
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
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. 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 are under the patronage of FIAP,
PSA, and ZSF.
– 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 2020, will not be introduced to
The full definition of
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.
The Board approved a new policy on the use of drones and it is available
here https://psaphoto.org/index.php?psa-policies&a=view&faq_id=1632. The policy has a legal section which basically requires members to follow whatever laws exist in the country in which they are using a drone. There is also an ethical component to the policy and it states :
One of the tenets of photography, is that the safety and well-being of
the subject, photographer and surroundings is of paramount importance over the capturing of the photograph. The purpose of this section 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 an individual or
animal interacts with its environment.
1. May not fly a drone above people for the purpose of photographing
their activity, unless permission is granted in writing
2. May not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat, especially nesting areas and locations where the animal is already under stress (winter survival, migratory feeding, protecting young). Photographing scenery/landscapes is permissible.
3. May not fly or photograph in any designated wilderness area.