Rules and Conditions Romania Salon

Rules and conditions

The 24 th International Art Photographic Salon of Romania is open to all the amateur and professional photographers from all over the world who participate exclusively with digital or digitalized images, black and white or colour images.
The salon is awarded FIAP no 2020/436 and AAFR no 008/2020 recognition.
The Salon is organized by the Art Photographers Association from Romania (AAFR).

THEMES / SECTIONS

a) – open color
b) – open monochrome

PRIZES

  • For each section there are:
    • FIAP Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals + 6 Honourable FIAP Mention Ribbons
    • AAFR Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals + 6 Honourable AAFR Mention Ribbons
    • 1 FIAP special light blue badge awarded to the best author.
  • This competition is run under FIAP and 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 organiser will decide irrevocably. The name of the best author will be mentioned in the catalogue.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos and the entry form to be submitted via the internet only using the www.siaf.ro/en/formular-inscriere site. 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.

IMAGES

  • The digital image must be a maximum of 1920 pixels on the long size, or 1080 pixels on the short size (including any borders) with a resolution of 300 dpi, maximum 3 MB, either color or monochrome. The files should be saved in JPEG format using sRGB color space.
  • 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;
    • 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 investigations.

ENTRY IDENTITY

  • The file name coding will be of maximum 30 characters
  • Only letters and digits are allowed. The letters will be lowercase.

            Example: Sunset

PARTICIPATION FEE

  • Participation fee is mandatory for all participants of the exhibition and is 15 € (18 $) for the two sections. The works of authors who do not pay the participation fee will not be taken into consideration
  • the fee can be sent using PayPal to: info@siaf.ro
  • for the AAFR member there is no fee to be paid.

SELECTORS

  • An entrant’s four images will be presented to the judges consecutively.
  • The works will be evaluated by the qualified jury consisting of:
    • Mr. Klaus Stock EFIAP/s ; Hon EFIAP – Switzerland
    • Mrs. Rucsandra Calin EFIAP/s – Romania
    • Mr. Lucian Olteanu – director of photography for cinema and television – Romania
    • Alternate: Mr. Cristian Offner Oprea photographer and illustrator – Romania

SALON CALENDAR

Closing date for application and fee 05.10.2020
Judging 10.10.2020
Announcement of the results 24.10.2020
Awards Ceremony 20.11.2020
Catalogue posted 25.11.2020

REPORT CARD NOTIFICATIONS

CATALOGUE

  • All the photographs that got awards and a great number of the accepted ones will be included in the catalogue of the Salon which is available on the site www.siaf.ro. The catalog of the previous International Photographic Salon of Romania under FIAP Patronage number 2019/436 has been awarded 4/5 stars.

CORRESPONDENCE

  • For any information please contact Mr. Eugen Negrea EFIAP, the Salon Chairman info@siaf.ro; eugen.negrea@aafro.ro

DRONE POLICY

The policy has a legal section which basically requires members to follow whatever laws exist in the country in which they are using a drone. There is also an ethical component to the policy and it states: One of the tenets of photography, is that the safety and well-being of the subject, photographer and surroundings is of paramount importance over the capturing of the photograph. The purpose of this section is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way an individual or animal interacts with its environment.

  • May not fly a drone above people for the purpose of photographing their activity, unless permission is granted in writing
  • May not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat, especially nesting areas and locations where the animal is already under stress (winter survival, migratory, feeding, protecting young). Photographing scenery/landscapes is permissible.
  • May not fly or photograph in any designated wilderness area

FIAP MONOCHROME 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.