Entry Rules


The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.
Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). The entrant permits the sponsors 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. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:

I. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
II. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
III. Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.
IV. PSA members working on Galaxy and Diamond Star Ratings shall be allowed to continue using different titles of monochrome versions and color versions of the same capture that have already been accepted until the required number of acceptances for those titles have been completed.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.


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 that 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.


When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form. If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted.


FAF Patronage Nº 2021/02
FIAP Patronage Nº 2021/213
PSA Recognition Nº 2021-1134
GPU License Nº L210072-M6G

3 - SECTIONS (6):

» A - CITIES (Colour and/or Monochrome) PID Color Stars Ranting PSA *
» B - GENERAL COLOR (Pictorical and/or Creative) [Only Colour, Monochrome are NOT accepted] PID Color Stars Ranting PSA # +
» C - GENERAL MONOCHROME (Pictorical and/or Creative) PID Monochrome Star Ranting PSA # +
» D - PHOTO TRAVEL (Colour and/or Monochrome) PTD PSA / TRAD FIAP #
» E - NATURE (Colour and/or Monochrome) ND PSA #
» F - PHOTOJOURNALISM (Colour and/or Monochrome) PJD PSA / TRAD FIAP#
* Cities and towns around the world.
# The subject is free.
+ The same image cannot be displayed in the Color (B) and Monochrome (C) sections simultaneously.

Conditions of Entry for all PID recognized sections:
I. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.
II. An image that was accepted in a prior CPID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.

Definition of "Traditional Photo" (TRAD)
A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing any part of the original image except by cropping is stricly forbidden.

Monochrome FIAP Definition
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 Patronage.
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.

Monochrome PSA Definition
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning,
multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

Photo Travel Photography Definition (colour y monochrome)
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 images must appear natural.

Nature Definition (colour y monochrome)
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation.

• The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
• Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
• Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
• Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
• No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.
• Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.
• Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
• Stitched images are not permitted.
• All images must appear natural.
• Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
• Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
• Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

By submitting works in this section I certify that they meet the general definition of nature.

Photojournalism Definition (colour y monochrome)
Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.
Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.


Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class (24 photographs maximum). A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed.

Can be sent, with the personal information to the online entry form (www.f2sf.com.ar) SUGGESTED OPTION
Optionally, we’ll receive the entry forms by e-mail to (salon@f2sociedadfotografica.com).

All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.
A list of all the files we received will be published in our web site for controlling purposes, with the notification of entry fee received and conditions of opening files. The list will be kept updated.

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 the following terms:
» 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,
» 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. As mentioned in II.2) it is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.


The images must be saved in JPG format, in 72dpi resolution and not exceed 2MB.
Maximum image size is 1920 pixels (wide) x 1080 pixels (high).


The pictures will be judge in a high definition Led TV (LG 42LS5700), in 1920x1080px resolution, the color space used is RGB (16.7 million colors, 24-bit).
Images of each participant are distributed through four rounds, NO views consecutively.


It is not necessary to encode the file. The only limitation is that names cannot be longer than 50 characters.


Entry fee is:
» USD 10 / 1 (one) section
» USD 13 / 2 (two) sections
» USD 16 / 3 (three) sections
» USD 18 / 4 (four) sections
» USD 20 / 5 (five) sections
The special theme Cities is free of charge for all authors participating in the salon in at least one section.

20% discount for groups of 10 or more authors.

Modes of payment:
» PayPal (Prefer) :: salon@f2sociedadfotografica.com
» Payoneer (Prefer for pay 5 sections) :: https://load.payoneer.com/ (Recipient’s Email: emilianofdez@gmail.com)
» Skrill/Moneybookers :: emilianofdez@gmail.com

Send the fee before the closing date (February 23th 2021)
The Works of the authors who do not pay participation fee will not be taken into consideration.

9 - JURY:

» Lidia Lopez[Buenos Aires] EFAF/p-EFIAP-PPSA
» Rosina Smit [Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires] DFAF
» Andres Latini [Concepción, Chile]

» Andrea Meras[Buenos Aires] EFAF/p-AFIAP-EsFIAP
» Daniel Larrondo [Tandil, Buenos Aires]
» Pedro Ajuriaguerra Saiz [Bilbao, España] EFIAP/g

» José Luis Urbaitel [Buenos Aires] EFAF/d1-EFIAP/d1-GMPSA
» Claudio Santamaria [Buenos Aires] SFAF-AFIAP
» Jaume Badia [Cerdanyola, España] EsFIAP-MFIAP

10 - AWARDS:

WORK’S AWARDS (per section)

» 1 FIAP Golden Medal
» 1 PSA Golden Medal
» 1 GPU Golden Medal
» 1 F2 Golden Medal
» 2 F2 Silver Medals
» 3 F2 Bronze Medals
» 4 F2 Special Mentions
» PSA HM (4)
» F2 HM (6)
» F2 Digital Mentions (10 max.)


» 1 F2 Trophy :: to the best circuit’s author who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all the sections, in case of a tie the major prize will define it.

A maximum of 25% of the presented works will be accepted (Condition imposed by the FIAP).


The files will not be sent back. They will be put into archives until next year's competition for controlling purposes. The results will be published on our web site (www.f2sociedadfotografica.com)


A PDF catalogue (work’s awards) will be published on the website of the institution.

The reproduction of the remitted works is allowed in the printed or digital catalogue, except when expressly prohibited by the author. Under no circumstances the organiser is allowed to use the pictures handed in for other purposes.


Closing Date :: February 23th 2021
Judging Date :: March 6th 2021
Report Date :: March 15th 2021
Catalogue Published and Awards Posted :: May 17th 2021
Dates and Locations of Public Exhibitions
Website :: March 15th 2021
Inauguration :: October 23th 2021 (FOLA. Palermo, Buenos Aires)


Chairman :: Sr. Emiliano Fernández SFAF-EFIAP
Team :: Belen Arroyo & Jorge Resta
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