ORGANIZER:  Reflexes Ltd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria – collective member of Academy of Photography Bulgaria (operational FIAP member for BG).

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Professionals and amateurs from all over the world can participate in this contest.
Accepted entries in final selection will be eligible for the all FIAP Honors.

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the salon organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an salon 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 salon organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the salon and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with this photo salon. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the salon organizers or the judges is final. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the salon 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 salon 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 FIAP for further investigation of possible ethics violations. FIAP 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 FIAP rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Salons. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Salon and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

The salon does not accept photos that have already participated
(included in final selection) in the previous editions.

SECTIONS:  6, all digital:
OPEN MONOCHROME – Black and white, Monochrome [FIAP Mono definition] M
OPEN COLOR – Color C
NATURE – Color/Black and white, Monochrome [FIAP Nature definition] N
PHOTOJOURNALISM (TRAD) - Color/Black and white, Monochrome [FIAP definition of “Traditional Photo”] PJ
PORTRAIT & BODY - Color/Black and white, Monochrome PB
URBAN LIFE - Color/Black and white, Monochrome UL

We accept up to 4 photography in each section. An author may not enter identical or similar photographs into different sections of the salon.

REQUIREMENTS:
1. A filled out entry form by any of the following methods:
1.1. On-line entry form on the web site www.photosalon-plovdiv.com;
1.2. Digital filled pdf, sent by e-mail to info@photosalon-plovdiv.com;
1.3. Sent by snail mail to address:   P.O.Box 113, Post 4004, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Reflexes Ltd. Anton Savov, +359888304746
Entrants from Austria and UK, have to send their shipment to the following address:
22, Asen Hristoforov Str., 4004 Plovdiv, BULGARIA, Reflexes Ltd. Anton Savov, +359888304746
2. Photos requirements:
2.1. Digital files – *.jpg/*.jpeg format, 8-bit color, in RGB/sRGB profile or in ICC profile.
Recommended sizes:
For landscape-oriented photos – the width of photo should be 3840 px.
For portrait-oriented photos – the height of photo should be 2160 px.
Note: When preparing your photos to the recommended size of width and height, do not change the original proportions and do not cut them so that both sizes are the correct numbers – 3840 px X 2160 px.
File resolution of the image – 300 dpi.
Shots should be without frames, signatures or watermarks. If you still forget one, the organizer will remove it (except in the case of artistic).
Files larger than 5 MB are not accepted. To fit this limit, it is permissible to set a minimum compression of the jpg file.
You can submit your entries in any of the following ways:
2.2. Uploaded in the on-line entry form on the web site www.photosalon-plovdiv.com
2.3. Sent by e-mail to info@photosalon-plovdiv.com
2.4. Burned on a CD (will not be returned) and sent by snail mail to one of the addresses from point 1.3.
3. Entry fee can paid by:
3.1. On-line transaction via PayPal form on www.photosalon-plovdiv.com
3.2. On-line transaction via PayPal to salon account info@photosalon-plovdiv.com (Anton Savov);
3.3. Bank transfer:  IBAN: BG43UNCR76301076972424; BIC code: UNCRBGSF. Send a copy of the payment doc.
3.4. Enclosed in the parcel.

ENTRY IDENTITY:
The file name should be a maximum of 30 characters, in 5 groups:
group 1 – country ISO code listed on https://countrycode.org/
group 2 – the author’s name limited to 5 characters
group 3 – artwork name
group 4 – sections identificator: M; C; N; PJ; PB; UL
group 5 – sequential number of the work in section (1, 2, 3, 4);
Note: Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames. Permitted characters are ONLY digits, latin letters and underscore (_) instead pause.
All text should be lowercase except for group 4.
Example: bg_alexk_spring_N1

AWARDS (over 150):
Every participant will receive (free of charge) а kit with big luxury A4 printed album + DVD with flash version of final selection.

JURY:
Chairman:
Mr. Branislav Brkić, MFIAP, HonEFIAP, EFIAP/s (Serbia)
Members:
Ms. Alla Sokolova, ЕFIAP (France)
Mr. Yuliy Vasilev, EFIAP/b (Bulgaria)
Mr. Alexander Ivanov, EFIAP (Bulgaria)
Mr. Nikifor Todorov, ЕFIAP (Bulgaria)
Alternate:    Ms. Dimitrina Anddreeva, ЕFIAP (Bulgaria)
Judging equipment: Images will be judged with TV LED Smart 3D Panasonic, 55“ (139 cм), TX-55CX400E, 4K Ultra HD, with resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels. The jury team are judging photographs in not consecutive (random) order.

CALENDAR:
Closing date – 14.05.2022; (shipments by snail mail have to be in P.O.Box up to 06.05.2022);
Judging – 02-05.06.2022;
Notification of results and personal card with scores by mail – from 26.06.2022;
Exhibition (opening and awarding) – August 2022, on Roman Stadium Square in Plovdiv.
Mailing of printed + DVD albums and awards – after October 2022

Promotion for “Early birds” – early entries!

ENTRY FEES:
Individual:
1 section: 15€ / 19$
2 sections: 20€ / 25$
3 sections: 25€ / 32$
4 sections: 30€ / 38$
5 sections: 35€ / 44$
6 sections: 40€ / 50$
Group:
up tо 5 authors: 150.00 € / 187.00 $
up tо 10 authors: 225.00 € / 281.00 $
up tо 20 authors: 300.00 € / 374.00 $
Notes:  The group entries are 3 types: up to 5, up to 10 and up tо 20 authors. They are related to photo-clubs, photo-associations and other groups of photographers. Each participant in the group has an individual choice of number of sections in which to participate. The main requirement for them is an indication of a single mailing address.

All entry fees does not include the taxes of the bank or the payment system!
When paying via PayPal through the site, the system will charged its fee.

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FREE OF FEE:
Аll young photographers from 16 to 21 years accomplished, can take free part in the salon, but only in 2 sections (by their personal choice).
Requirements for Youth: To be eligible to enter, you must be 16-21 years of age till closing date – May 14, 2022. Аge range – from the age of 16 up to 21 (born between 14.05.2001 to 14.05.2006) The young photographers, have to declare their born date in the entry form. In case of doubt about the declared age, the organizer reserves the right to reject the entry.

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The exhibition will be exhibited (and/or projected) in other forums. The organizers reserve the right to use the accepted works for non-commercial usage for a promotion of the photo salon.

Before you go to entry forms to participate, you have to read carefuly these important texts:
Declaration of authorship
FIAP Important
FIAP definition of the black and white (monochrome) photography

FIAP definition of Nature photography and Wildlife Definition
TRAD – Definition of “Traditional Photo”
Data protection

The full regulation (with all important definitions) as a file in pdf format you can view or download from HERE

Note: About all photographs in this contest, neither FIAP, HPS, APB,
nor the exhibition sponsors can assume any responsibility for misuse of copyright by anyone!
Salon chairman: Anton Savov, AFIAP, ESFIAP
(CEO of Reflexes Ltd.)

For questions or for more information, please write on:
info@photosalon-plovdiv.com