VAR 2018/02
FIAP 2018/410
PSA 2018-381
GPU L180086-M5G
ICS 2018/192
AAFR 012/2018
IUP 2018/023
EFA 2018/055
ISF 35/2018




The 2nd INTERNATIONAL ART PHOTOGRAPHIC SALON ”VARADINUM” ORADEA - ROMANIA 2018 is open to all the amateur and professional photographers from all over the world.
The salon is awarded recognition:

  • FIAP 2018/410 ………… Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique
  • GPU L180086-M5G …... Global Photographic Union
  • PSA 2018-381 …………. Photographic Society of America
  • AAFR 012/2018 ……….. Romanian Association of Photographic Artists
  • IUP 2018/023 ………….. International Union Of Photographers
  • ICS 2018/192 ………..… Image Colleague Society International
  • ISF 35/2018 ……………. Image Sans Frontiere
  • EFA 2018/055…….......... Eurofotoart


  1. OPEN COLOR (color digital) PSA PID Color
  2. OPEN MONOCHROME (monochrome digital)  PSA PID Monochrome
  3. TRAVEL (color and/or monochrome digital) PSA PTD
  4. NATURE (color and/or monochrome digital)  PSA ND
  5. NUDE (color and/or monochrome digital)  PSA PID Color


Photos and the entry form to be submitted via the internet
Entries will NOT be accepted on CD/DVD.
Each participant is allowed with a maximum number of 4 photographs for each section;
The entrant must be the owner of all rights of the submitted works. All parts of the picture must have been photographed by the author.
One and the same author has not right to introduce identical or similar photos into different sections of the Salon;
Photographs that have been submitted to previous editions of the Salon are not accepted;
An entry may be rejected when the members of the jury, in its reasonable discretion, believe the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.


No information about the entrant or country will be given to the selectors. Through your participation to this Salon we assume that you totally approve of all the stipulated requirements.
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 digital image must be a maximum image width (horizontal) is  1920 px, maximum image height( vertical) is 1080 px and saved as a JPEG picture using sRGB color space at 300 dpi, compression 7-12, max 2Mb
Permission is assumed to reproduce any image (at low resolution) in an internet exhibition and in the salon catalogue.
By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work is original and his own and permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.
With 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;
-FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking;
-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 cas 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.


Authors must fill out online entry form.


No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). 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.

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:
May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.


Participation fee is mandatory for all participants of the exhibition and is:
2 categories: 15 euro ( + 15 euro printed catalog included)
3 categories: 18 euro ( + 15 euro printed catalog included)
4 categories: 21 euro ( + 15 euro printed catalog included)
5 categories: 24 euro ( + 10 euro printed catalog included)

Club discount:
5-10 participants club – 10% discount
10-20 participants club – 20% discount
20+ participants club – 30% discount

20% DISCOUNT FOR ENTRIES TILL 15th of July 2018!!!

The works of authors who do not pay participation fee will not be taken into consideration.

The fee can be sent using PayPal to: or by bank transfer to:
în contul:
IBAN RO36INGB0000999905725785 pentru lei
RO69INGB0000999906464040 pentru Euro


Closing date for application and fee(deadline)




Announcement of the results


Exhibition opening


Catalogue posted



The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website


An entrant’s four images will be presented to the judges consecutively. The works will be evaluated by the qualified jury consisting

  • Joao Taborda EFIAP, Master IVAF, PPSA- Portugalia
  • Graham Cashell EFIAP–Irlanda
  • Virgilio Bardossi - MFIAP – EFIAP/d1 – IFI - Italia
  • Bathory Zsigmond EFIAP – România
  • Negoita Bogdan - EFIAP – România


All together 139 prizes

For each section there are:
FIAP Gold+ 1 Honorable FIAP Mention Ribbons
GPU GOLD+2 Honorable GPU Mention Ribbons
PSA GOLD+1 Honorable PSA Mention Ribbons
IUP GOLD + 2 Honorable IUP Mention Ribbons
EFA GOLD + Silver and Bronze Medals
AAFR Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals + 3 Honorable AAFR Mention Ribbons
VARADINUM Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals + 3 Honorable VARADINUM Mention Ribbons
PRIZE “Judges Choice”
FIAP BLUE PIN for „Best Author”.

This competition is run under FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS, IUP, ISF, EFA, AFFR rules.
The one who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all the sections of the salon added together will be proclaimed “best author”. In the event of a tie, the organizer will decide irrevocably. The name of the best author will be mentioned in the catalogue.

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.


A representative selection of the accepted images will be printed to a size of 30 x 45 cm and will be exhibited in Oradea Romania The exhibition will also be presented in the main towns of Romania.


The Printed Catalog, showing awarded pictures and a selection of acceptances, will be mailed to each author who paid 15 euro extra fee. PDF catalog will be on site for free download.


For any information please contact:
Mr. Ovi D.Pop, the Salon Chairman, email:, tel:+ 40 742 162 843
Mrs. Adela Lia Rusu, General Secretary, email:, tel:+ 40 744 210 670


In order to be validated by international organizations that have granted patronage or recognition, all work must strictly comply with the provisions of these definitions.


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 & white work toned entirely in a single color will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black & white category; such a work may be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.

PSA definition of Monochrome Photography

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 added an accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.

PSA definition of Photo Travel Photography

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.

Nature Photography Definition (PSA, FIAP)

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. 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 the 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.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.