Entry Rules


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:

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

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

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 the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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.

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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.


PSA Recognition Nº 2019-085
GPU License Nº L190055-M6G

3 - SECTIONS (6):

» A - CITIES (Colour and/or Monochrome) PID Color Stars Ranting PSA *
» B - GENERAL COLOR (Pictorical and/or Creative) [Only Colour, Monochrome are NOT accepted] PID Color Stars Ranting PSA # +
» C - GENERAL MONOCHROME (Pictorical and/or Creative) PID Monochrome Star Ranting PSA # +
» D - PHOTO TRAVEL (Colour and/or Monochrome) PTD PSA #
» E - NATURE (Colour and/or Monochrome) ND PSA #
» F - PHOTOJOURNALISM (Colour and/or Monochrome) PJD PSA #
* Cities and towns around the world.
# The subject is free.
+ The same image cannot be displayed in the Color (B) and Monochrome (C) sections simultaneously.

Conditions of Entry for all PID recognized sections: I. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.
II. An image that was accepted in a prior CPID recognized section of this exhibition may not be entered in a PID recognized Color section of this exhibition.

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.

Photo Travel Photography Definition
(colour y monochrome)
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 images must appear natural.

Nature Definition (colour y monochrome)
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, 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 images must appear natural.
• Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
• Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
• 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 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.
By submitting works in this section I certify that they meet the general definition of nature.

Photojournalism Definition (colour y monochrome)
Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

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


Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class (24 photographs maximum). A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed.
Can be sent, with the personal information to the online entry form (www.f2sf.com.ar) SUGGESTED OPTION
Optionally, we’ll receive the entry forms by e-mail to (salon@f2sociedadfotografica.com).
All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.
A list of all the files we received will be published in our web site for controlling purposes, with the notification of entry fee received and conditions of opening files. The list will be kept updated.


The images must be saved in JPG format, in 72dpi resolution and not exceed 2MB.
Maximum image size is 1920 pixels (wide) x 1080 pixels (high).


The pictures will be judge in a high definition Led TV (LG 42LS5700), in 1920x1080px resolution, the color space used is RGB (16.7 million colors, 24-bit).
Images of each participant are distributed through four rounds, NO views consecutively.


It is not necessary to encode the file. The only limitation is that names cannot be longer than 20 characters.


Entry fee is:
» USD 10 / 1 (one) section
» USD 13 / 2 (two) sections
» USD 16 / 3 (three) sections
» USD 18 / 4 (four) sections
» USD 20 / 5 (five) sections
The special theme Cities is free of charge for all authors participating in the salon in at least one section.

Modes of payment:
» PayPal (Prefer) :: salon@f2sociedadfotografica.com
» Payoneer (Prefer for pay 5 sections) :: https://load.payoneer.com/ (Recipient’s Email: emilianofdez@gmail.com)
» Skrill/Moneybookers :: emilianofdez@gmail.com

Send the fee before the closing date (February 28th 2019)
The Works of the authors who do not pay participation fee will not be taken into consideration.

9 - JURY:




10 - AWARDS:

WORK’S AWARDS (per section)

» 1 PSA Golden Medal
» 1 GPU Golden Medal
» 1 F2 Golden Medal
» 2 F2 Silver Medals
» 3 F2 Bronze Medals
» 4 F2 Special Mentions
» PSA HM (4)
» F2 HM (6)


» 1 F2 Trophy :: to the best circuit’s author who has achieved the highest number of total acceptances of all the sections, in case of a tie the major prize will define it.


The files will not be sent back. They will be put into archives until next year's competition for controlling purposes. The results will be published on our web site (www.f2sociedadfotografica.com)


A PDF catalogue (work’s awards) will be published on the website of the institution.

The reproduction of the remitted works is allowed in the printed or digital catalogue, except when expressly prohibited by the author. Under no circumstances the organiser is allowed to use the pictures handed in for other purposes.


Closing Date :: February 28th 2019
Judging Date :: March 9th 2019
Report Date :: March 15th 2019
Catalogue Published and Awards Posted :: May 20th 2019
Dates and Locations of Public Exhibitions
Website :: March 15th 2019
Inauguration :: October 19th 2019


Chairman :: Sr. Emiliano Fernández SFAF-EFIAP


(1064) CABA


F2 Sociedad Fotográfica © 2019