FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2023/396

PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2023-408

GPU (Global Photographic Union) L230159

MAPA (Montenegrin Association of Photographic Art) 2023


Organizer & Contacts

Unlimited Photo Club, Podgorica, Montenegro

Chairman of the Photo Contest:
Boris Tomic



a) Open Color (only color) (PSA PIDC). Monochrome images may not be entered in PIDC sections.

b) Open Monochrome (only monochrome) (PSA PIDM). Color images may not be entered in PIDM sections.

c) Open Color PRINT (only color) (PSA PPDC). Monochrome images may not be entered in PPDC sections.

d) Open Monochrome PRINT (only monochrome) (PSA PPDM). Color images may not be entered in PPDM sections.


Entry fee

The entry fee for 2 digital sections is 12or 15$

The entry fee for 2 PRINT sections is  22or 25$

The entry fee for all sections (Digital+PRINT) is 30or 33$


For Group participation, we offer a discount:

For 5 -10 persons = 10% discount

For 10 + persons  = 20% discount


Ways of payment

Pay Pal transfer
The participants paying the participation fee through PayPal must specify their names and surnames.

Pay Pal account email address is:

On the condition that there is an inconsistency between sent photos and Pay Pal payments, the photos will not be evaluated. Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be taken into consideration.


Other ways of payment

1. Western Union

The participation fee can be paid ONLY IN EUROS with Western Union.

The payment information if you want to pay via Western Union is on the following email:


Exhibition calendar

Closing date 10. December 2023.

Judging completed: 20 – 24. December 2023.

Notification sent: 07. January 2024.

EDAS sending: 23. January 2024.

Online Gallery: 23. January 2024.

Exhibitions of Prints and Digital Projections: 10. and 11. February 2024, depending on the epidemiological situation at that moment.

Sending of catalogs and awards: 22. February 2024.

All participants will receive personal report card notifications via e-mail, showing all acceptances and awarded images. Also, Acceptance Certificates (as PDF file) will be posted on personal email addresses. The results of the Exhibition will also be published on the organizer's website.



The works will be judged by the expert jury:

Tomasz Okoniewski, EFIAP/P, EPSA, GPU CR4, MoL Artist, AFRP, GAPU, Poland (judging digital sections)

Jiongxin Peng, EFIAP, MPSA, GPSA, GPU CR3, GPU VIP3, GMABRP, New Zealand (judging digital sections)

Ljiljana Vrzic, PPSA, GPU Hermes, GMABRP, GMPIPC, Serbia (judging all sections)

Borislav Milovanovic, EFIAP/D1, ESFIAP, MPSA, GPU CR4, Serbia (judging PRINT sections)

Zoran Stojiljkovic, EFIAP, PPSA, Serbia (judging PRINT sections)


Alternative: Branko Cvijic, Academy Master of Scenography Art, Serbia


Judge Methods

The Jury Team will judge the digital images by remote online judging.

For the remote judging, the Jury Team will use color-calibrated monitors.

The Jury Team will judge the Printed images by viewing the printed images together.

The acceptance rate in any single section may not exceed 25%



The Jury will assign over 120 awards  + FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author as the highest number of ac­ceptances in all themes) + 2 Grand PRIX Awards and 4 Special Chairman Choice Awards as follows:

a) Open Color Digital (only color) (PIDC)
FIAP - Gold medal and 4 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold Medal

MAPA - 8 eDiplomas

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medal, 4 HM Mentions and 8 e-Diplomas

b) Open Monochrome Digital (only monochrome) (PIDM)
FIAP - Gold medal and 4 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold medal and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU - 2 HM Ribbons

MAPA - Gold medal and 8 eDiplomas

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medal, 4 HM Mentions and 8 e-Diplomas

c) Open Color PRINT (only color) (PPDC)
FIAP - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU - Gold Medal

MAPA - 8 eDiplomas

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medal, 4 HM Mentions and 8 e-Diplomas

d) Open Monochrome PRINT (only monochrome) (PPDM)
FIAP - Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 4 HM Ribbons

PSA - Gold and 2 HM Ribbons

GPU - 2 HM Ribbons

MAPA - Gold medal and 8 eDiplomas

Unlimited Photo - Gold, Silver, Bronze medal, 4 HM Mentions and 8 e-Diplomas


Delivering Catalog

All entrants (Digital and Print Sections) will be able to download an exclusively prepared PDF catalog.

The catalog will be digitally published with awarded photographs and with a certain number of photographs chosen by the organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author's royalties.

The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards, and catalogs, however, we assume no liability for damages and losses during shipment.


Exhibition Requirements

IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Penalties: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who has put on the PSA Penalties List for Ethics Violation. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances

PSA Star Ratings

To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same way in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

Image Creation
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 image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own.  Images may not incor­porate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed.


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.  The Photographic Society of America (PSA) may request specific permission from entrants to reproduce entered images in its educational materials. The terms of that permission will be mutually agreed between the entrant and PSA except in the circumstances where the entered image is found to breach the PSA Ethics Policy. In those circumstances the image may be reproduced by PSA, without the entrant’s further permission, for educational purposes to illustrate serious exhibition rule violations. For those reproductions, the entrant’s name will be withheld

Entries will not be accepted from entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced in mate­rials related to the exhibition.” The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright

Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the entrant; adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer.  Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the entrant

Re-use of accepted images: Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class in any future instances of this exhibition.  It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title.

Re-titling in another language is not allowed.

Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once. Entrants may not enter identical or similar images into the same section or different sections of the same exhibition.


Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the entrant. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

Color and Monochrome:

Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.


Submission of Works

Digital Works

To participate in the 1th Lyra Small PRINTS & Digital 2023 authors will apply with black & white or color works. The maximum number of photographs per theme is 4. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image. Photographs are accepted in electronic form only.

Format of photographs: JPG
Size of photographs: The longer side of the photo must be 1920px, and the resolution should be 300 dpi. JPG File compression should be between 7 and 12.
The memory size of the file must not exceed 2 Mb

Printed Works

The digital file of printed photos is also required and must be uploaded to the website Application Form. Any participant can submit up to 4 photographs under each theme (maximum 8 photographs in 2 themes).

All prints must be printed on A4 paper (29,7 x 21 cm / 30 x 20 cm / 11 x 8,5 inches), NOT bigger size. Any prints above A4 size will be rejected.

Prints must be UNMOUNTED, and sent FLAT, NOT as a roll!

Packages should be clearly marked on the outside:

"Photographs for exhibition only: no commercial value"

An image converted to Monochrome can not be considered a different image. Each image must have a unique title. Images entered must be entirely the work of the photographer.

The titles on the backs of prints must match the titles on the Entry Form.

Only pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) labels may be used on the back of unmounted prints.

The entrant must sign the entry submittal form in the space provided to verify authorization for the exhibition to destroy the exhibitor’s prints in lieu of returning them otherwise the full entry fee shall apply if the exhibition does have separate fees for return of prints and non-return of prints.

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and of FIAP

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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. At no stage will a judge be able to view all the entrant’s images together.

Labeling the PRINTS

Please notice that only pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) labels may be used on the backs of unmounted prints”.

The back of each photo must have the following info:

1. first and last name

2. artist’s address

3. title of photo

4. progressive number and total number of photos presented by the same artist

(example: ”1/4”, “2/4”, ... ) in each section.

The orientation of these details will indicate the orientation of the print. The title written at the back of the photos should match the title of the files uploaded in the Application Form. In case of nonconformities, the Application Form will be taken into account.

No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image.

File naming

The filename must be the same as the artwork name.
Filename must be in English, unique, and NOT contain special symbols. Example: morning.jpg. 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 filename (ex. DSC_00123)

Entry form

Authors must fill out an online entry form. The entry form and contact info must be written in one of the official FIAP languages.

Sending packages

Packages with prints must be sent to the mailing address:


Nenad Nikolić

Stanoja Glavaša 15 / 4

11000 Beograd



Only entries sent strictly to this address will be accepted!

Receiving of the prints - not later than 10. December 2023.

In the case that two or more persons wish to share one package to economize on postage, the collective entry must be overseen by one person, who collates all the other entries in that package. This person's email and post address is the one to which reports, Catalogs, and potential awards will be sent.


Because of the local Customs Regulations, the single package must not weigh more than 1.5 kilograms

All prints will be destroyed after the deadline of sending Catalogs and Awards.

Damage or loss

While the greatest care will be taken of entries, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage during transport.



By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including physical addresses, 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, agree and accept that by entering this exhibition, your participation status which includes your first and last name, name of the country used during registration at the exhibition, number of sections entered and number of photos entered in those sections will be made public in a published status list and that the results of your entry shall be made public in exhibition gallery, exhibition catalog. You also agree and accept the policies regarding Breaches of Rules of the PSA. And FIAP


Statement on Subject Matter - applicable to all sections

The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with PSA recognition.  Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. Images that show live creatures being fed to captive animals, birds or reptiles are not permitted under any circumstances.

There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.  Entrants in PSA recognized exhibitions should comply with all relevant laws and regulations, associated with aerial photography, in the country in which the image was taken.  

Entry into PSA-recognized exhibitions is conditional on accepting these policies.  The content of images must comply with the General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that - in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers - do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with PSA recognition

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 grey 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.

FIAP Definition of Monochrome

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.

Greyscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these sections.

Monochrome images may not be entered in Pictorial Prints or PID Color Sections. Separate sections must be offered for Color Pictorial Prints, Monochrome Pictorial Prints, PIDC and PIDM


Breaches of Rules

FIAP Rules

The mention that by 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. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations. 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.

PSA Rules

Entrants are strongly advised to look at the PSA Ethics Policy which can be found at

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, exhibitions, on behalf of the judges, are allowed to request unedited or raw files of the submitted image

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 fail 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, on receiving reports from exhibitions of possible breaches, retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose penalties if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, including 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.

If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to penalties for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result.

If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.

NOTICE: When entrants fill in the Entry Form to submit an entry they will see the following feature to affirm they have read these Conditions of Entry

“I hereby confirm that I have read, understood and agree to the Conditions of Entry of this exhibition. I have read the PSA document to be found at

I am aware that PSA may apply penalties for breaches of these Conditions of Entry”

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 033_2021 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”

Failure to agree will mean that the application will not proceed.