- International Salon of Fine Art Photography 2017, is an
initiative by Indian Visual Arts Foundation, organizing an international salon under the approved rules of FIAP,
PSA, GPU and FIP. The approval numbers are FIAP/2017/299, GPU L170085, PSA 2017-253 and FIP/2017/034.
Acceptances obtained in this salon will be taken into account for FIAP, GPU Distinctions and PSA Star Ratings,
listing in worldwide PSA Who’s Who of Photography & credited to the PSA Distinctions and same applied for FIP
(applicable for Indian Entrants only).
The competition is open to everyone from all over the world; however, an entry may be rejected when IVAF, in its
reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions. There are no
restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or
specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.
Entrants must be the authors of the works they submit. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the
work as his/her own. The Entrant certifies that he/she is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image
he/she presents. The organizers assume no liability for any misuse or violation of copyright.
Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the
entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions.
All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material,
mounting excepted subject to divisional restrictions.
Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP/ PSA/GPU/FIP recognized salon/exhibition,
that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:
- May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class (for PSA) in that exhibition
regardless of media, format, or title.
- May not be re-titled for entry in any other FIAP/ PSA/GPU/FIP recognized salon/exhibition 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.
All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each salon/exhibition entered to receive
The entrant permits IVAF 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 a website.
Entries which do not comply in full or in part with the conditions of the exhibition will not be judged.
A photo entered in one section, cannot be entered in another section.
Organizers will handle each digital file and related things carefully but they are not responsible for any loss or damage.
Watermark or any such any identification marks (including camera generated date/time) are not acceptable.
Previously accepted/awarded photographs in ‘Perspective’ salon are not allowed to enter.
An entrant's four images will be presented to the judges separately in different rounds through a SXGA+ digital
projector having feature - (1280x800) pixels (max), Display Mode : Brightness : 300 lm (Max).
Decision of the jury member will be final and entrants are bound to accept the same.