1. Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide.
  2. Sections: There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country. The Monochrome Digital Images Division is open to undened subject matter.

  3. Copyright: All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are not acceptable. The PSA, FIAP b assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.
  4. Submission: Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the exhibition website. Entrants MUST use only the English alphabet when submitting an entry.
  5. File size: All images are to be submitted in JPEG format. It is recommended that images should use RGB Colour Space. Smaller images are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen. Please check all image sizes before submission, images with sizes greater than specified will be rejected. The projection background is black, Please DO NOT fill empty space with/or add large borders. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide
  6. File Naming: Files must be renamed to the photo title when submitting an entry. However, the titles should appear on the entry form as you wish them to appear in the catalogue.
  7. Image Titles: Each image must have a unique title, no more than 35 characters. 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:
    1. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
    2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.
    3. 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.

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.

  1. Judging: Entries are limited to not more than 3 images per section. An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s three images will be distributed throughout three rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. Judging will be done using LG HDTV
  2. Names: No information about the entrant, title of the image or country will be given to the judges. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.


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.

IMPORTANT: Concerning digital entries, FIAP recommends that authors should preserve intact, with no alteration, the original metadata of images. In case of contestation for incompliance with FIAP regulations the fact of not being able to access this important data could mean that the author could be sanctioned.

Each author whose image shows any suspicions about the compliance with FIAP regulations or definitions can be requested by the organizer or by FIAP, to submit the original file (file containing the data recorded by the sensor, if so, the RAW file) plus the file of the image immediately before and immediately following the questionable image. If he/she failed to provide what is required, he can be sanctioned.

Persons who are found guilty of plagiarism are excluded lifelong from FIAP activities.

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:

  1. the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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.


In any case of dispute regarding compliance with the Conditions of Entry, payment of fees or matters pertaining to an image (such as receipt, acceptance, compliance, score or award), the decision of the organizers and judges to accept your application (or not) will be final. Violations and perceived violations of the Conditions of Entry may be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in a declination of your application to have your images included in this and other exhibitions.


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 exhibition rules and conditions.


Notification of results will be sent by email. Entrants should ensure that they provide an active email address and that spam filters are set to accept emails from salon@uapa.com.hk. Notifications will not be sent by post. Also you may login to the site using your username and send your result to your personal email using “Result” Key.

“PSA Addition to the joint FIAP/PSA rules

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times. The welfare of the subject is more important than the 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 Nature competitions. Judges are warned not to reward them.”


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.


By submitting an entry for this salon the entrant permits the organizers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication in a catalogue, on an internet site and/or in other media related to this salon.


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

1. Salon Definitions:

In open sections, entrants can enter photos with any kind of theme: for example: portrait, people, nature, wildlife, landscape, architecture, still-life photography, digital imaging, HDR photos, etc. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

Monochrome images may not be entered in the Open Color Section. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings. The color and monochrome versions of same image, regardless of title, cannot entered in different sections of this exhibition.
People Definition: Show us people in all situations, such as daily life, street photography, traditions, portrait, people at work, social events, human relations and etc. The main subject in the photo must be one or more human.

2. FIAP 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 and white work toned entirely in a single color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

Traditional Photo

A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing any part of the original image except by cropping is strictly forbidden.

3. PSA Definitions


“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 salon. 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, 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.


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 grayscale 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. Monochrome images may be entered for Photo Travel but only the first sentence of the Mono definition applies. Toned images are not permitted for these divisions.

Photo Travel:

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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Nature (FIAP, PSA & RPS):

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 to 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural to the viewer. 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 the 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.



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.

  1. 參賽作品向全球所有業餘和專業攝影師開放。
  2. 章節:主題方面沒有任何限制,除非特定章節的規則和定義中概述或該國法律規定。

  3. 版權:圖像的所有部分都必須由擁有所提交的所有作品的版權的作者拍攝。剪貼畫和無版權材料是不可接受的。 PSA,FIAP對任何人濫用已發布圖像的版權概不負責。
  4. 提交:必須使用展覽網站在線提交圖像和完整的參賽表格。提交參賽作品時,參賽者必須僅使用英文字母。
  5. 文件大小:所有圖像均應以JPEG格式提交。建議圖像使用RGB色彩空間。較小的圖像是可以接受的,但會在屏幕上投影較小。提交前請檢查所有圖像尺寸,大於尺寸的圖像將被拒絕。投影背景為黑色,請不要在空白處/或添加大邊框。任何邊框的寬度不得超過2個像素。
  6. 文件命名:提交條目時,文件必須重命名為照片標題。但是,標題應按您希望它們出現在目錄中的形式出現在輸入表單上。
  7. 圖像標題:每個圖像必須具有唯一的標題,不得超過35個字符。一旦圖像在PSA認可的展覽中被接受,該圖像或類似的“在相機中”或該圖像的“複製品”副本:
    1. 不論媒體,格式或標題如何,都不得在該展覽的同一“部門星級評定”類別的任何部分重新輸入。
    2. 不得重新命名為可進入任何其他PSA認可的展覽。
    3. 滿足單色定義的圖像和來自同一捕獲的未經處理的彩色圖像應被視為同一圖像,並且必須賦予相同的標題。



  1. 評審:每節參賽作品不得超過3張。參賽者的圖像不會連續呈現給評委。參賽者的三張圖片將在該部分的三輪評審中分發。影像的分發應與參賽者提交的回合順序相同。評審將使用 LG- HDTV
  2. 名稱:評委將不會獲得有關參賽者,圖像標題或國家的信息。在PSA認可的展覽中輸入的圖像的正面上,任何地方都看不到製造商的名稱或標識。



  1. 提交的圖像可以由FIAP進行調查,以確定這些圖像是否遵守FIAP規定和定義,即使參賽者不是FIAP成員,
  2. 提交的圖像可以由FIAP進行調查,以確定這些圖像是否遵守FIAP規定和定義,即使參賽者不是FIAP成員,
  3. FIAP將採取一切手段進行這項工作,
  4. 任何拒絕與FIAP合作或拒絕提交相機捕獲的原始文件,或未能提供足夠證據的行為,將受到FIAP的製裁,
  5. 如果違反FIAP規定而受到製裁,則參賽者的姓名將以任何有助於通知違反規則的形式予以發布。


組織者或FIAP可以要求每位作者的圖像上有關於是否符合FIAP法規或定義的懷疑,均提交原始文件(包含傳感器記錄的數據的文件,如果是,則為RAW文件)以及文件。 緊靠可疑圖像之前和之後的圖像。 如果他/她未能提供所需的條件,則將受到製裁。




  1. 圖像是參賽者的原創作品,並且
  2. 圖片符合本入場條件中規定的規則和定義。


PSA保留以任何方式調查所有違反進入條件的投訴/懷疑,在必要時實施制裁,對接受發現違反PSA規則的任何圖像的接受無效,包括在對展覽提供的製裁清單中包括參賽者姓名的權利。 ,並與FIAP分享此類調查。參賽者通過進入展覽會的行為自動同意這些條款,並同意與任何調查合作。


在關於遵守參賽條件,支付費用或與圖片有關的事宜(例如收據,接受,遵守,評分或獎勵)方面發生任何爭議時,組織者和法官決定接受您的申請(或不接受) )將是最終決定。違反和被視為違反入境條件的行為可能會報告給各個認證機構,並可能導致您申請將本次展覽和其他展覽中的圖像包括在內的申請被拒絕。




“ PSA是FIAP / PSA聯合規則的補充



進入展覽會即表示您明確同意您提供的個人詳細信息,包括展覽組織者為與展覽有關的目的而持有,處理和使用的電子郵件地址。 您還明確同意將此類信息發送給獲得本次展覽官方認可,贊助或認可的組織。 您承認並接受參加此展覽意味著您的參展狀態和結果可能會被公開 。







單色圖像可能不會在“打開顏色”部分中輸入。 PID認可的“單色”部分中的接受應記入“ PID單色星級”和“誰是誰”單色列表中。不論標題如何,同一圖像的彩色和單色版本均不能輸入本展覽的不同部分。










僅當圖像給人以沒有顏色的印象(即,僅包含可以包含純黑色和純白色的灰色陰影)或給人以被色調為一種顏色的灰度圖像的印象時,才被視為單色。跨整個圖像。 (例如棕褐色,紅色,金色等)












注意:當參賽者填寫參賽表格以提交參賽作品時,參賽者將看到一項功能,以確認他或她在填寫參賽表格時已閱讀這些入境條件。 如果參賽者不同意,則不會提交參賽作品。