International Photographic salon of fine art photography

GPU PHOTO FIAP PSA EPS Greek Artistic Photography
GPU L160064 2016/473-476 PSA 2016- 307 
2016/005 2016/10,11,12,13

Entry Conditions


Welcome to 2nd "NEW Bi - Continental Photo Circuit 2016" organized by two countries, Greece and United Arab Emirates.
The Circuit consists of Four Salons and is open to all photographers from all over the world.
The Circuit will be conducted in accordance with the patronages rules and requirements, Approved by FIAP, PSA, GPU, and local individual Federations.


There are four sections, all DIGITAL:

  • Open Color (PID color)
  • Open Monochrome (PID monochrome)
  • Nature (ND)
  • Travel (PTD)

Submit of photos

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable distraction, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.
Entries are limited to note more than 4 images per section.

An entrant's 4 images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for each section.
There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definition of specific sections.
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. All final work must be on JPG file
Entries must originate as photographs made by the entrant. To be up loaded as digital files through the Circuit's website. All images will be judge through 4 salons individually.

4 images per section, total of 16 images. All images must be in JPG file format, the file size must be 1920 pixels horizontal and 1080 pixels vertical and should not exceed 2MB.Entry submission signifies acceptant of all rules and conditions of the Circuit.

The Judging of the submitted photos will be through Full HD TV Screens.

Rules and Conditions

NOTE: TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: By participating you should agree as follows:
I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document 2014/317 E  «Conditons for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events»  and especially to its chapter II «Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage» dealing  under Section II.2 with  the FIAP participation rules and the red list.

Please check the FIAP regulation on this link:


Group Entry

10% discount for group entry (must be more than 10 participants).
Group entries can send their entries in the form of CD/DVD , to the following address:

Saeed Al Shamsi
P.O.Box 2892
United Arab Emirates

Other arrangement (like sending) can be made by contacting Circuit Chairman, Saeed Al Shamsi.


File name

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:

  • May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  • May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.

Words such as "Untitled" and "No Title" are not acceptable as part or all of an image's title, nor are camera capture filenames.
No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an Image.
All information needed will be collected from the online entry system. Maximum of 30 characters.
Please do not use invalid characters such as: / \ : ? * " <> | ' #

Author copyright

Each entrant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his/her own. The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce the entered material free of charge for promotional purposes related to the Circuit, like the catalogue, photo CD/DVD and the website, unless specifically stated otherwise by the entrant on the entry form.


Each entrant will receive free of charge a best quality digital catalogue of all awarded works on a CD/DVD.

Notification card

Each entrant will received via e-mail a report card with the results of the submitted photos. All results will be uploaded in the Circuit's website.

Entry fee

The entry fee, please follow the instructions on the website when filling out the entry form. Payment should be in accordance with the entry fees stated there. Club discount is also specified. Cheques are not accepted. Entries for which no or insufficient payment has been received will not be judged. 

Entrance fee per person for all 4 salons:

1 section  $35 / €33
2 sections $45 / €43
3 sections $50 / €47
4 sections $55 / €52

Possible ways of payment

PayPal transfer to (Preferred method)
Western Union transfer to:Saeed Al Shamsi
By cash

Bank Account:
Saeed Ali Al Shamsi

IBAN: AE600420000000050043242
The National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain
Dubai Branch
Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Members of the jury

Greek Salons

Europa Salon  
Gverretro Amparo, EFIAP, GPU CR2 - SPAIN
Papaioannou Maria, AFIAP - GREECE
Koutsakis Manolis, EFIAP, GPU CR2 - GREECE

Mediterranean Salon
Andeas Andreou, EFIAP/p, HonEFIAP, GPU-CR4, GPU-VIP4 (Cyprus)
Manousakis Manos - GREECE
Trikali Mina, EFIAP - GREECE

Alternative - Vassilopoulou Constantina, EFIAP - GREECE

UAE Salons

Al Wasl Salon

Ali Jamal, EPS - Saudi Arabia
Moza Al Falasi, EFIAP/b, UPI CR2 - UAE

Liwa Salon

Ali Hikmet, AVC EFIAP,GPU CR1, GPU Aphrodite - Turkey
Naser Haji, EFIAP, GPU CR2 - UAE
Mona Al Zaabi - UAE

Alternative Bader Alnomani, ADIPS - Oman


Total Awards 421



Honorable mentions GPU FIAP PSA GAP




Judges choice


Best entry per salon


Best entry circuit



Closing date: 27 November 2016
Judging: 1-9 December 2016
Notification: 20 December 2016
Sending digital catalogue (CD/DVD) 24 January 2017

Award Ceremony


First public projection:   14 January 2017
Secondpublic projection:   18 February 2017


First public projection:   14 January 2017, in Dubai (Ibn Al Haytham)
Second public projection:   18 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi (EPS)

Agree with the conditions

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.    

SUBMISSION of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
REJECTION, an entry may be rejected by the organizers if it does not conform to Circuit rules and conditions.

Jury decision

The jury decision is final.


Nature Photography Definition
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 grey scale 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.
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.
Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

PSA definition of Monochrome Photography: 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 grayscale 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.

FIAP Definition of the black and white photography (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.
Photo Travel Definition:"A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations including infrared are unacceptable."



EPS LICENSE/2016/005

HPS 2016/14-15

GAP 2016/10-13


Greek Salon ManolisMetzakis
United Arab Emirates Saeed Al Shamsi

Chairman: Saeed Al Shamsi

Tel.: +971506554634

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club discount

Club Discounts
Group entries are welcome, a 10% discount will be given to 10 or more participants.
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Young Photographers
We encourage young photographers, to participate and get a benefit from the 40% discount.
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