Recognition / Patronage

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l´Art Photographique) 2024/280

PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2024-1207

GPU (Global Photographic Union) L240051

MAPA (Montenegrin Association of Photographic Art) 2024

Organizer & Contacts

Unlimited Photo Association, Podgorica, Montenegro

Chairman of the Photo Contest: Radovan Acimic

Entry Form:

Contact email:

Entering the exhibition at the following link:

Software Provider: Help-Me Soft; email:


1. Nature (Color or Monochrome) (PSA ND, FIAP, GPU, MAPA)

2. Photo Travel (Color or Monochrome) (PSA PTD, FIAP, GPU, MAPA)

3. Photojournalism (Color or Monochrome) (PSA PJD, FIAP, GPU, MAPA)

4. Experiment (Only Color) (PSA PIDC, FIAP, GPU, MAPA)

5. Open Color (Only Color) (PSA PIDC, FIAP, GPU, MAPA). Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.

6. Open Monochrome (Only Monochrome) (PSA PIDM, FIAP, GPU, MAPA). Color images may not be entered in PID Monochrome sections.

Entry fee and payment

Any 3 Sections = 20€ (23$)

All Sections = 25€ (28$)

For Group participation, we offer a discount:

For 10 + persons = 10% discount

For 20 + persons = 20% discount

The participation fee is mandatory for all participants of the exhibition.

PayPal is available for payment on-line. The participants paying the participation fee through PayPal must specify their names and surnames. On the condition that there is an inconsistency between sent photos and PayPal payments, the photos will not be evaluated. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.

The entry fee can be paid via PayPal through our web site: or can be paid directly to the Pay Pal connected email:

Other ways of payment

1. Western Union

IN EUROS (€) ONLY, on the following info:

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


Closing date: 30.06.2024

Start Judging Date: 11.07.2024

End Judging Date: 16.07.2024

Entrant Notification Deadline: 21.07.2024

EDAS notification deadline: 12.08.2024

Awards & Online Catalogs and Galleries Available Before 04.09.2024.

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 organizers website. Public showings: Culture Center of Podgorica, Montenegro


The works will be judged by the expert jury:

1. Amal Alameer, EFIAP/S, MPSA, BPSA, GPU.VIP5,CR4, GPU.Zeus, Saudi Arabia

2. Klea Kyprianou, EFIAP/d2, MPSA, EHPS/d2, L.APS/G, GPU Aphrodite, cMOL, Cyprus

3. Barbara Schmidt, EFIAP/P, GMPSA/B, BPSA, GPU VIP-5, CR-5, GPU Zeus, Germany


The Jury will assign over 200 awards + FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author with a highest number of acceptances in all themes) + Grand PRIX Award (the best photo of the Salon) and 6 Special Chairman Choice Awards as follows:

1) Nature (color/monochrome)
FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

Unlimited Photo Gold, Silver, Bronze medal

FIAP 2 HM Ribbons

PSA 3 HM Ribbons

Mapa 8 e-Diplomas

Unlimited 4 HM Mentions

Unlimited Photo 8 e-Diplomas

2) Photo Travel (color/monochrome)
FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

Unlimited Photo Gold, Silver, Bronze medal

FIAP 2 HM Ribbons

PSA 3 HM Ribbons

GPU 1 HM Ribbon

Mapa 8 e-Diplomas

Unlimited 4 HM Mentions

Unlimited Photo 8 e-Diplomas

3) Photojournalism (color/monochrome)

FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

Unlimited Photo Gold, Silver, Bronze medal

FIAP 2 HM Ribbons

PSA 3 HM Ribbons

Mapa 8 e-Diplomas

Unlimited 4 HM Mentions

Unlimited Photo 8 e-Diplomas

4) Experiment (only color)
FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

Unlimited Photo Gold, Silver, Bronze medal

FIAP 2 HM Ribbons

PSA 3 HM Ribbons

Mapa 8 e-Diplomas

Unlimited 4 HM Mentions

Unlimited Photo 8 e-Diplomas

5) Open Color (only color)
FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

GPU Gold Medal

Unlimited Photo Gold, Silver, Bronze medal

FIAP 2 HM Ribbons

PSA 3 HM Ribbons

Mapa 8 e-Diplomas

Unlimited 4 HM Mentions

Unlimited Photo 8 e-Diplomas

6) Open Monochrome (only monochrome)
FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

Unlimited Photo Gold, Silver, Bronze medal

FIAP 2 HM Ribbons

PSA 3 HM Ribbons

GPU 1 HM Ribbon

Mapa 8 e-Diplomas

Unlimited 4 HM Mentions

Unlimited Photo 8 e-Diplomas

Delivering Catalog

All entrants will be able to download exclusively prepared PDF catalog.

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

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 ES-COE. Membership in any photographic organization is not required. Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is 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 and ownership

In all sections of the exhibition, images must originate as photographs made by the entrant. They may not incorporate identifiable images produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, replacement skies, or stock images).  Images created in whole or in part by image creation software (frequently called ‘AI’ images) are not allowed. Editing or alteration of images is permitted within the limits specified in the relevant section definitions that are available here

Any person submitting or attempting to submit a totally AI generated image that does not begin with a light capture from the maker, from any Photographic Society of America exhibition, social media, event, or publication, other than for editorial purposes, shall be prohibited from PSA for a period of from 3 years to life.

Reproduction: 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

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. Similar is defined as almost identical in subject, composition, props, lighting or technique so that a reasonable person viewing the entries together would decide the entrant has duplicated the previous image except for minor changes.

Titles: Each image must have a unique title that relates to the content 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.

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

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.

Judge Methods

The Jury Team will judge the digital images by remote on-line judging.

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

The equipment used will be capable of displaying images at 100% of the image resolution.

The acceptance rate in any single section may not exceed 30%

Submission of Works

To participate in the 2nd Ondine International Salon 2024 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 image size should be 1920 x 1080 pixels

The horizontal side of the photo must be 1920px and vertical photo dimension should 1080px

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

Exhibitions are not allowed to resize oversized images. In such cases the entrant is required to resubmit their entry with properly sized images

File naming

The filename must be the same as the artwork name.
Filename must be in English, unique, NOT containing 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.

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.

An image may be entered in only one section.


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 policy regarding non- compliance to the rules of PSA.


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- 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.

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 color sections of PPD or PID.

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.

Editing Guidelines for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel

These sections require images to be truthful records, so there are limits on the amount of manipulation allowed.

PSA statement of subject matter applies to all sections.

Editing Guidelines

Processing or editing must be limited to making the image look as close to the original scene as possible, except that conversion to grayscale monochrome is allowed.

Allowed editing techniques:

  • Cropping, straightening and perspective correction.
  • Removal or correction of elements added by the camera or lens, such as dust spots, noise, chromatic aberration and lens distortion.
  • Global and selective adjustments such as brightness, hue, saturation and contrast to restore the appearance of the original scene.
  • Complete conversion of color images to grayscale monochrome.
  • Blending of multiple images of the same subject and combining them in camera or with software (exposure blending or focus stacking);
  • Image stitching – combining multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively (panoramas);
  • Editing techniques that are not allowed:
  • Removing, adding to, moving or changing any part of an image, except for cropping and straightening.
  • Adding a vignette during processing.
  • Blurring parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
  • Darkening parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
  • All conversions other than to complete grayscale monochrome.
  • Conversion of parts of an image to monochrome, or partial toning, desaturation or over-saturation of color

PSA/FIAP Nature Definition

  • Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.
  • Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
  • The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural.
  • Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
  • Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
  • Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
  • Controlling live subjects by chilling, anesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.

PSA Photojournalism Definition

Photojournalism entries are:

  • images with informative content and emotional impact,
  • reflecting the human presence in our world.
  • The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality.
  • Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Photo Travel Definition

A Photo Travel image is a portrayal of the real world we live in, as it is found naturally. There are no geographic limitations.

Content guidance:

  1. If the image is predominantly or exclusively a land-, sea- or cityscape, these “scapes” must include characteristic, distinctive and recognizable physical features, although it is not necessary that the image identify the exact location;
  2. Images that predominantly or exclusively depict people and their activities must illustrate a distinctive culture of a country, region, or continent;
  3. Images that predominately or exclusively depict animal populations are allowed, if the animals are in their native environment and are characteristic of that country, region, or continent;
  4. Portraits or other close-ups of people or objects, in addition to meeting the above paragraphs as applicable, must include elements depicting some of the surrounding environment to make it obvious that the image was not taken in a studio setting;
  5. Images from events or activities arranged for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are NOT allowed.
  6. Time exposures are allowed, if they do not dominate the image as a special effect (star trails, for example, are a dominating effect).
  7. Highly distorted images such as those produced by fish eye lenses are NOT allowed.

Experiment Photography Definition (Only color images are allowed in this section PSA PIDC)

All images in this section must be color.
Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental or conceptual photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression.

PSA PIDC (Only color images are allowed in this section PSA PIDC)

A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits.

Captures the personality or essence of a subject. Not just a picture with a person in it. A "clinical" portrait might not attempt to reveal the soul of a person, but it still needs to capture something of that person's uniqueness — or else it's not a portrait.

Is staged. While portraits can be candid, even those tend to have some intentionality. The lighting, backdrops, and poses are important, even if they are ad hoc. (Or maybe especially when they are.)

Is commissioned. While this isn't necessary in a literal sense, in a larger sense portrait photographs are made for the purpose. Someone — the subject, or the artist, or some organization — wants a portrayal of a certain person (or group of people). Even a street portrait of a stranger can fit, based on the photographer's intention.

By the very existence of the term "group portrait", clearly such a thing exists. One can also say "individual portrait", but generally the implication of the term alone is that a single person is portrayed. However, if there are multiple subjects — the grandmother and granddaughter, for example — the picture isn't automatically a portrait without some of the above.

FIAP & PSA Rules

Breaches of Rules


See the PSA Ethics Policy at

See the PSA statement on Subject Matter at

If, in the discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges, an entrant has submitted that may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, they are allowed to request unedited or raw files of the submitted image.

For composite images all files are required.

Exhibition organizers may verify that:

  1. the images are the original work of the entrant
  2. the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these ES-COE

Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

PSA retains the right to investigate all complaints, impose penalties 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.

If another party is processing and/or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to the entry rules and will be subject to penalties for any violations to these Conditions of Entry or to PSA’s Statement of Ethics.

NOTICE: When entrants fills 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 and understood and agree to the Conditions of Entry of this exhibition. I have read and understood the PSA document to be found at https://psa- . I am aware that PSA may apply penalties for non-compliance to these Conditions of Entry”

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

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 040/2023 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 038/2023 « 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 040/2023, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”