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. Acceptances in final selection shall be credited towards PSA Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings and also credited toward to Who‘s Who Listing.

BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
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.

SECTIONS
There are 6 sections (and one subtheme), all which accepted digital photographs.

1. Open MONOCHROME (black & white, monochrome) FIAP/PSA PID mono – (M)
….[FIAP definition and PSA Mono definition]

2. Open COLOR (color photography) FIAP/PSA PID color – (C)

3. NATURE (color/black & white) FIAP/PSA ND Digital – (N)
….[FIAP and PSA nature definition]

4. PHOTOJOURNALISM (TRAD) (color/black & white) FIAP/PSA PTJ Digital  - (PJ)
….[PSA Photojournalism definition]  [TRAD - Definition of “Traditional Photo”]

5. PORTRAIT & BODY (color/black & white) FIAP/PSA PID color  - (PB)

6. MY TOWN (people, street, life and etc.) – Main theme (color/black & white) FIAP/PSA PID color – (Т)

….6.1. European Capitals of Culture 1985 -2022* Subtheme (color/black & white) – (E)

     A map and complete list of capitals from 1985 to 2022, you can be found HERE

Salon accepted up to 4 photography in each section (from 1 to 5) and a total of 4 for the 6th section + subtheme 6.1. -  maximum 24 photos in all 6 sections. An author may not enter identical or similar photographs into different sections of the salon.
* If 4 photos for “My town” are only for Subtheme 6.1. this section is free of fee! But only for entrants who payed in minimum 1 of the other sections. Special prizes are attributed to pictures handed in about subtheme 6.1. too.  FIAP medals and HM will only determined for main theme in „My town“.

REQUIREMENTS

This is a digital salon. Every participant is accepted upon submitting:
1. A filled out entry form by any of the following methods:
1.1. On-line entry form on the web site of Plovdiv Photo salon www.photosalon-plovdiv.com;
1.2. Sent by e-mail to info@photosalon-plovdiv.com;
1.3. Sent by mail to address: REFLEXES Ltd., 196 А, Dunav Blvd. (ground floor), 4003 Plovdiv, BULGARIA.
2. Photographs (fup to 4 files for secton, *.jpg / *.jpeg format, 8-bit color, in RGB profile or in ICC profile (we recommended), with **recommended horizontal side of 3840 px for landscape oriented photos, and **recommended vertical side of 2160 px for portrait oriented photos, 300 dpi, without any frames, signatures or water- marks. Files over 5 MB does not accepted) submitted in any of the ways:
2.1. Uploaded in the on-line entry form on the web site www.photosalon-plovdiv.com;
2.2. Sent by e-mail to info@photosalon-plovdiv.com;
2.3. Burned on a CD (will not be returned) and sent by mail to same address from 1.3.
3. Payed entry fee by any of the following methods:
3.1. On-line transaction via PayPal form on the web site www.photosalon-plovdiv.com;
3.2. On-line transaction via PayPal to account info@photosalon-plovdiv.com (Anton Savov);
3.3. Bank payment: IBAN: BG43UNCR76301076972424  BIC code: UNCRBGSF – REFLEXES Ltd.
Please attach a copy of the payment document.
3.4. Enclosed in the parcel.

** Note: When preparing your works to the recommended width and height, do not change their original proportions and do not crop them, so both of the sizes to be the exact numbers – 3840 px X 2160 px.

ENTRY IDENTITY

The file name should be a maximum of 30 characters, in 5 groups:
group 1 – country ISO code listed on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1;
group 2 – the author’s name limited to 5 characters
group 3 – artwork name (and town name of EC for Subtheme 6.1.) – it is possible to be the part of the name;
group 4 – sections identificator: M; C; N; PJ; PB; T; E
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

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 bulgarians participate with 50% discount. All members of APB Yanka Kyrkchieva will participate with Individual entry, but as group with a special discount by organizer „Reflexes“ Ltd – a collective member of Academy of Photography BULGARIA Yanka Kyrkchieva

All announced entry fees does not include the taxes of the bank or the payment system! When paying through PayPal in our website, the fee of the system will be charged and added.

AWARDS – over 150!

JURY

The fifth edition of IPS Plovdiv will be judged by the multinational jury in 5 member panel from 3 countries – Luxembourg, Italia and 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.
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Every participant will receive free of charge printed and CD catalogues.

The exhibition will be displayed at other forums as well. The organizer keep the right to use admitted works for non-commercial aims to promote the PLOVDIV photo salon.

Before you go to entry forms to participate, you have to read carefuly these two important texts:
Declaration of authorship
FIAP Important
You can view the full regulation (with all important definitions) or download it as a file in pdf format from HERE

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