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International Photo Salon Numismatics Awards 2017
It is RUSSIAN recognized Salon open to all photographers around the world. It is classic international digital Salon that has got FIAP Patronage, PSA Recognition and Image Sans Frontière’s (ISF). The only difference is that each winner will get the special numismatic award besides the FIAP Gold Medal.
Accreditation of the contest
1.International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Patronage No: 2017/ 268
2. Photographic Society of America (PSA): Projected Image Division,Nature Division, Recognition No PSA 2017- 243
3. Image Sans Frontière’s (ISF), Label N 39/2017
4. Creative Union Photoart Recognition No 2017/001
Closing date
15th August 2017
27 August-- 4 September 2017
17 September 2017
November 2017
Start of awards delivery
15th November 2017
Start of catalogues delivery
15th November 2017
Sergey Majorov ES-Photoart, EFIAP/s
Alexander Evteev, ES-Photoart, Professor, Prezident Creative Union Photoart - Russia
Vasily Peremezhko, M-Photoart, EFIAP/g — Russia
Olga Shiropaeva, M-Photoart, EFIAP/b — Russia
Sergey Borisov, М-Photoart, AFIAP - Russia
At the contest there will be 127 international awards from FIAP, PSA, ISF, CUP, Photo Сlub "Penza" and Salon Numismatics Awards :
Best Author Award: FIAP light Blue Badge
Best Club Award: CUP Gold Medal
5 Numismatics Awards
FIAP: 5 Gold medals, 10 Honorable mention
PSA: 15 Medals, 15 Honorable mention
ISF: 3 Medals, 12 Diploms
CUP: 15 medals
Photo Сlub "Penza": 15 medals
Salon: 15 medals, 15 Honorable mention
Sections & Categories.
Contest consists of 5 sections:
In each section you can download up to 4 works

A. Open Color - Color (digital)(PSA PID color)
B. Open Monochrome-Monochrome (digital)(PSA PID mono)
C. Theme: Evolution Time - Color and Monochrome (digital)(PSA PID color)
D. Theme Child - Color and Monochrome (digital)(PSA PID color)
E. Nature - Color and Monochrome (digital)(PSA ND)
Entry fees:

In an attempt to encourage entrants not to delay submitting their entry until the last minute we have introduced an "Early Bird" system of entry fees. It is much cheaper to enter early!

International Single Entrants: For entries received on or before 15th of June 2017:

30 Euro for 5 sections

International Single Entrants: For entries received after 15th of June 2017:

15 Euro for 1 Section
20 Euro for 2 sections
25 Euro for 3 sections
30 Euro for 4 sections
35 Euro for 5 sections

Clubs are eligible for discounts. Minimum number of participants for a club - 5

Club discounts:
5-10 participants club = 10% discount
10-20 participants club = 15% discount
20+ participants club = 20% discount

To pay for the club's participation will appeal to Sergey Majorov
Payment can be made on the web-site after submitting your application.
To make payment you Pay Pal on address: . All participants can use Western Union.

If for some reason you are not able to make payment - please contact us and we will find a solution.
Online PDF Exhibition Catalog will be sent to all authors.
Conditions of entry:
1. The contest will be conducted according to FIAP, PSA, and CUP regulations.

2. There are maximum of 4 digital files in each of 5 sections.

3. The entrants for the “Numismatics Awards 2017” have to register on our web-site . After registration and authorization the applicant enters his personal account and uploads his images for the contest. The images on CD sent via regular mail are subject to rejection.

4. Technical requirements for the uploaded images;
JPG format. Size of digital files: maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal side, 768 on the vertical side, 72 ppi.;
maximum 1MB.;
Important:when uploading the image, its title must be stated!!!

5. The contest is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the contest rules and conditions. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. All final work must be digital file.

6. By virtue of submitting an entry, the applicant certifies the work as his own and 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 contest. This may include low resolution posting on a web-site.

7. The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.

8. All notifications will be sent by e-mail.

9. With 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 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 and 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.

10. Entries will be viewed by the judges using Acer X1230 with 1024x768, DLP resolution.

11. * An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all sections.

12. * The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.
13. All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material. By virtue of submitting an entry to the "Numismatics Awards" salon, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of the submitted material for any purpose, related to the contest and future exhibitions.
The sponsors of the competition have a right to:
Reproduce the entries in any part of the "Numismatics Awards" website ( and
Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions of the "Numismatics Awards" contest;
Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the contest and It’s results;
Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
Use winning images for further specialized activities , aimed at the popularization of the contest;
Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the "Numismatics Awards" salon will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.
Submitting the entry you automatically grant your consent with the contest policy and rules mentioned above.
Section definitions:

a) 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 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.

b) PSA Definitions

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.

Definition of Nature Photography (PSA and FIAP)

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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct- captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.
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.

Definition of Wildlife Photography

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.