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Deadline: April 21, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From 20 euro


7th International Photographic Salon Varna

7th International Photographic Salon Varna The 7th International Photographic Salon Varna is the one and only contest in Bulgaria to be conducted under FIAP, PSA, RPS and UPI patronage. Professional and amateur photographers from all around the world can participate in the Salon. The theme of the competition is OPEN: theme of your own choice.

Three categories
MP – Monochrome Photography
CP – Color Photography
CPP – Computer processed Photography

* Each author can participate with not more than 4 (four) photos in each category (total 12 photos)
each photo can be presented in one category only.

– Definition Monochrome (FIAP)
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.

– Definition Monochrome (PSA)
A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with added an accent colour are not acceptable.

– Definition Computer Processed Photography:
The original image content could be altered with adjustments, scenes could be created with rearranging, replacing, adding or removing content from the original image/s. Photographs, which have been processed for the purposes of image enhancement, restoration or compression without altering the reality of the scene should be uploaded in Monochrome/Color categories.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: For the 7th edition of International Photographic Salon Varna we are giving away 77 awards!

For each of the 3 categories (Color, Monochrome and Computer-Processed Photography) we have:
- FIAP gold, silver and bronze set of medals and three honorable mentions (ribbons)
- PSA gold, silver and bronze set of medals and four honorable mentions (ribbons)
- RPS gold, silver and bronze set of medals and three honorable mentions (ribbons)
- UPI gold, silver and bronze set of medals and three honorable mentions (ribbons)

Each participant in the Salon will receive high-quality catalogue of 7th Photographic Salon Varna by air mail .

On May 15th 2014, at Varna City Art Gallery would be open an exhibition of all works and authors,who made it to the final selection. At the opening ceremony would be presented the awards to the winners.The works would be exhibited at Varna City Art Gallery for two weeks.Varna is the Sea Capital of Bulgaria and being a major tourist destination in the summer, hundreds of thousands of people visit the city daily. For one month, all works from the final selection of 7th International Photographic Salon Varna would be exhibited outdoors, at the hottest spot in Varna for tourists - The Sea Garden Entrance, available 24/7 for everybody interested in photographic art, no matter age, sex, nationality or religion. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All

JPG file format. The dimension of the submitted images must be minimum of 3000 pixels on the longer side. File size maximum is 5 MB Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Each participant should own the copyright of the submitted images. Submitting a photograph on, the participant certifies the work as his own. The organizers accept no liability for any misuse of copyright, which remains the inalienable possession of the participant. USAGE RIGHTS: The participant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to International Photographic Salon Varna, like the catalogue, photo CD/DVD, magazines and the website, or any Salon promotional purposes, unless specifically stated otherwise by the participant on the entry form.

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