FtS20 – Rules

FOTOGRAM SALON, 5th International Salon of Photography, is open to all photographers, from all over the world.


Patronage: FIAP, PSA, GPU, FSS and NCF.

Sections: [A] – Open Topic Color, [B] – Photo Travel, [C] – Sport, [D] – Portrait, [E] – Open Topic Monochrome.

Number and Size of works: 4 photographs under each section (maximum 20 photographs in 5 sections), all in electronic form only.

Entry fee:  22 € or 27 US $ for all sections.

The works will be judged by the expert jury, which features three internationally renowned Art photographers and Multimedial artists (see bellow).

There will be 81 official awards (from the jury) and 3 awards (from the organizers).

… and more … see below for details …




(English language)  (SerboCroatian language

   LAST DAY: May 05, 2020  



(Rules / Pravila / on SerboCroatian language)

Condition of Entry


fotogram logo spektar bez crneOrganizer

Fotogram Art Studio, Beograd, Serbia

fotogram logo spektar bez crneParticipation

FOTOGRAM SALON, 5th International Salon of Photography is open to all photographers, from all over the world. The public showings of projected Exhibition will be held in: [1] Club “Third Age” of Voždovac, Belgrade, or alternative: [2] Photo club “Belgrade”, and [3] Cultural center “Čukarica”, Belgrade, Serbia.

fotogram logo spektar bez crnePatronage/ Recognition/ Supports

It is carried out in accordance with the rules of FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique, FIAP Patronage 2020/132) ; PSA (Photographic Society of America, PSA PID/PTD Recognition 2020-148 ); GPU (Global Photographers Union, License L200137) and FSS (Foto savez Srbije = Photo Association of Serbia; FSS Patronage, 2020/33) The exhibition is supported by NCF (Nacionalni centar za fotografiju = National Center of Photography) in Belgrade, Serbia.

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. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

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:

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.

May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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.

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.


Each photo can be presented in only one section.
i.    Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.
ii.   Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings.

Monochrome images may be entered in PID Color sections but if accepted will only be eligible towards PID Color Star Ratings.

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.

NOTICE: 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.

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


fotogram logo spektar bez crneSections

[A] – Open Topic Color (PSA PID Color) 
[B] – Photo Travel (PSA PTD Color
or Monochrome
[C] – Sport (PSA PID Color
or Monochrome
[D] – Portrait (PSA PID Color
or Monochrome
[E] – Open Topic Monochrome (PSA PID Monochrome) 

Work in topics A to D can be in color and monochrome. Topic E is only monochrom. (See: FIAP/PSA definition of Monochrome).

PSA Monochrome 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.


fotogram logo spektar bez crneNumber and Size (format) of works

Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each section (maximum 20 photographs in 5 sections). Works are accepted in electronic form only.

  • An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for that section. Exhibitions using digital projection must judge the images as received from the photographer at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.
  • Electronic Slide Show Program will be shown on a BenQ projector MX 503, Resolution XGA (1024 x 768). All digital images should be provided as JPEG only.
  • The image should be max. 1024 pix. Horizontal side, and 768 pix. Vertical side, and the resolution should be 300 dpi/inch. File compression should be between 10 and 12, but the memory size of the file must not exceed 1 Mb.

[FIAP Remarks: “All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. 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;  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 and 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. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual in vestigations.”]

fotogram logo spektar bez crneEntry fee

 22 € or 27 US $ for all sections; Digital (pdf) online Catalog (participant takes over digital PDF Catalog on the web site of the organizer of the exhibition); 
 32 € or 37 US $ for all sections; CD-DVD Catalog (Organizer will be sent CD/DVD Catalog on regular postal service to the home address of participants).

DISCOUNT: Discounts for photo clubs/groups: (3-5 part.) 5%; (6-10 part.) 10%; (11-15 part.) 15%; (16 and more participants) 20%. (Each participant, if he participates as a member of a photo group, or a club, will receive a PDF certificate of participation).

a) If you wish to pay via PayPal (Preferred method), our PP address is artstudio.fotogram@gmail.com ;

b) If you wish to pay via Skrill [Moneybookers] (accepted credit cards: Visa, Master Card, AmEx, JCB and Diners) to the recipient’s address: fotogram.artstudio@gmail.com ;

c) If you wish to pay via Bank:

  • (in EUR) to our account: Beneficiary Customer: (IBAN) RS35160523020010324019, MALIĆ GORAN, RADNIČKA 36, 11030 Beograd, Srbija Account With Institution: (SWIFT) DBDBRSBG Banca Intesa ad Beograd, Milentija Popovica 7b, 11070 Novi Beograd Republic of Serbia Intermediary: BCITITMM Intesa Sanpaolo spa Milan Italy 
  • (in USD) to our account: Beneficiary Customer: (IBAN) RS35160523020010324019, MALIĆ GORAN, RADNIČKA 36, 11030 Beograd, Srbija Account With Insfitution: (SWIFT) DBDBRSBG Banca Intesa ad Beograd, Milentija Popovica 7b, 11070 Novi Beograd Republic of Serbia Intermediary: AEIBUS33 American Express Bank Ltd New York, NY United States (Attached to the propositions of the Bank’s instructions for payment in euros or in dollars). Works by authors who do not pay the Entry fee (or is not enclosed with the CD) will not be taken into consideration.

fotogram logo spektar bez crneFile identification

No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name). Our program will later add the necessary data. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed. 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.

fotogram logo spektar bez crneJury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:

  •  Rasa Milojevic, Art Photographer, EFIAP/p, MF FSS (Master Photographer – Photo Association of Serbia), Zajecar, Serbia; 
  •  Dragoslav Mirkovic, Art Photographer, EFIAP/p, MF FSJ/FSS, ULUPUDS, Beograd, Serbia;
  •  Zoran Djordjevic, Art Photographer, EFIAP, MF FSJ/FSS, ULUPUDS, Kragujevac, Serbia.
  • The FSS representative: Bozidar Vitas, AFIAP

fotogram logo spektar bez crne Offical awards, special awards & honorary title

The Jury will assign 80 official awards (16 awards in each section) + FIAP Liht Blue Pin, and more… as follows:

  • Gold Medals FIAP, PSA, GPU, FtS[Salon];
  • Silver Medals PSA, FtS[Salon];
  • Bronze Medals FSS, FtS[Salon],
  • Honorable Mentions (FIAP, PSA, GPU and FSS).
  • Special award (FIAP- liht Blue Badge): to the best author of the exhibition.
  •  1/ Special Award of the Salon: Loyal Heart 10+ (medal). 
  •  2/ Special Award of the Salon for the Best Photography Series (medals in two best sections). see Rules for this awards.
  •  3/ Special Salon honorary title: Hon.FtGM (diplom and medal) … The best authors, after having participated in five exhibitions, given the honorary title of Hon. FtGM (Honoris Fotogram– more about it athttp://www.fotogram.in.rs/salon/hon-ftgm.htm

fotogram logo spektar bez crneNotification & Catalog

All participants will receive Report Card notifications via E-mail. The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website of salon: www.fotogram.in.rs . All entrants will be sent a catalog in PDF format or CD/DVD Catalog (see above: Entry fee)

fotogram logo spektar bez crneExhibition calendar

Submission deadline  May 05, 2020 
Jury Meeting  May 11, 2020
Results* will be posted to the autors  May 18, 2020
Digital slide projection  June 16-19, 2020
Digital (pdf) catalog will be published on: www.fotogram.in.rs  June 16, 2020
Delivering awards to the authors  July 20, 2020

* The results of the Exhibition be published on the website.

fotogram logo spektar bez crneDelivering of works

Your photographic works, you can send us one of these three ways: a) via electronic application (Upload of photos – preferred method): http://fotogram.in.rs/upload-form/ b) by electronic mail to the following address: fotogram.artstudio@gmail.com (or alternate E-mail address: gmmlc38@gmail.com ); c) if the works are on CD, they should be sent, together with the application form and entry fee, to the following address: Goran Malich (Fotogram Art Studio), Ljuba Vučkovića street 27, apt. 36, 11010 BEOGRAD, Serbia, PAC 161311;

(Entry fee can be sent separately to our PayPal address artstudio.fotogram@gmail.com. This is the safest way – preferred method). If you pay 30€, The CD-ROM Catalog, showing awarded images and acceptances, will be mailed to each entrant. Works must be marked with ordinal numbers in the same way as in the Entry form. Works without correctly filled Entry forms will not be considered. (If you send your work on CD, here is: ENTRY FORM in doc format)

fotogram logo spektar bez crneGeneral remarks

The authors keep copyright of their works. The Organizer cannot take the responsibility for any transportation damage of CDs. Contacts: Phone: + 381 11 354 8655; E-mail fotogram.artstudio@gmail.com(alternate E-mail address: gmmlc38@gmail.com . All other information on the organization and the duration of the salon will be published on the Web at: http://www.fotogram.in.rs – Salon secretary: Lidija Malić, E-mail: fotogram.LM@gmail.com

fotogram logo spektar bez crneCode of honour

The Salon President and Secretary, members of the Organization Board, the members of the jury and members of their narrow families cannot submit theirs photographs for the exhibition.

fotogram logo spektar bez crneFIAP Reminder for Participants [very important]

“I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document 2014/317 E «  Conditions for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events »  and especially to its chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » dealing  under Section II.2 with  the FIAP participation rules and the red list.”

fotogram logo spektar bez crnePresident of the Salon

Goran Malich, Artist, Art critic and Historian of photography, EFIAP, FSS, ULUPUDS, NCF, Belgrade, Serbia.



   LAST DAY: May 05, 2020