FIAP: 2017/377


The exhibition will be conducted in accordance with FIAP regulations


* Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA)


* The exhibition is open to all photographers worldwide, amateur and professional, with the exception of members of the Exhibition Committee and members of the jury. However, an entry may be rejected if the sponsoring organisation or its agents, in its reasonable discretion, believes that the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.  A maximum of four images may be entered per section.

* The same image must NOT be entered in more than one section. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.Entries must originate as photographs (imagecaptures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion, scanned to create a digital file, or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his or her 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 exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.

* The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. 

"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.”

3. SECTIONS: There are four sections (Color or Monochrome)

a. Open

b. Portrait

c. Landscape

d. Daily life

* Each participant can enter up to 4 images per section.

* Definitions and image rules *

FIAP:  A black and white work using tones from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) with various shades of grey is a monochrome work. A black & white work toned entirely in a single color will remain a monochrome work, valid within the black & white category; such a work may be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue.  On the other hand, any black & white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of any other colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) and must be submitted in the colour category.

* The subject matter for images entered in the OPEN section is unrestricted.

* Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, are not permitted in the PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE, DAILY LIFE sections.

* Basic adjustments are allowed but must appear natural.


* Images must be uploaded via the exhibition website, from 01/6/2017 and  no later than at 23:59 closing date (15/8/2017). The entry form must be submitted electronically (follow the instructions on screen). Entries submitted on CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, mail etc. will NOT be accepted.

* Images must be in JPEG format with the longest side at 1920 pixels minimum, resolution 300 dpi.

* No requirements for file names, file name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name).

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

* No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image.                                                     

* Please use only English alphabet and numeric (a-z A-Z 0-9). No special signs or letters as æ, ø or å is allowed, nor in filenames or personal names/addresses.

* Entries not complying with the conditions of entry will be disqualified. 

* Entries received without full payment of the entry fee will be disqualified. . 

* Entries that fail to follow these instructions will be disqualified without refund of fees.


- 1-2 sections: 25 USD

-  3 sections: 30 USD

-  4 sections: 35 USD

Entries will not be judged without full payment of entry fee.


All charges to the account of the payer


Checks and IRC are not accepted.

7.  Salon calendar:

-  Closing date: 15/8/2017   

-  Judging: from 01 to 20/9/2017   

-  Notification: 01/10/2017

* Results will be notified by email and on the website, all the judging results are final.

-  Awards and Exhibition:  December, 2017

-  Catalogue sent: February, 2018

* All entrants will receive a printed catalogue 4* and a photo exhibition CD.

8. Panel of judges:

* Open (color/monochrome digital):

- Agatha Bunanta, APSA, GMPSA, ARPS, EFIAP/G - Indonesia

- Ly Hoang Long, EVAPA, EFIAP, RISF3* - Vietnam

- Hoang Quoc Tuan, EVAPA, MFIAP - Vietnam

* Portrait (color/monochrome digital):

- David Poey-Cher TAY, MFIAP, HonEFIAP, FRPS - Singapore

- Tran Phong, EVAPA/g, EFIAP/p, MPSA - Vietnam

- Truong Huu Hung, EVAPA/g, EFIAP - Vietnam

* Landscape (color/monochrome digital):

- Agatha Bunanta, APSA, GMPSA, ARPS, EFIAP/g - Indonesia

- Dong Duc Thanh, EVAPA, EFIAP - Vietnam

- Dao Tien Dat, EVAPA, EFIAP/g - Vietnam

* Daily life (color/monochrome digital):

- David Tay, MFIAP, HonEFIAP, FRPS - Singapore

- Nguyen Dan, EVAPA/g, EFIAP/g - Vietnam

- Bui Minh Son, EVAPA/g, EFIAP - Vietnam

9. Awards: There will be total of 89 awards:

* A Blue Ribbons for the best author (FIAP).

The following awards will be given in each section:

-  01 FIAP Gold Medal

-  02 FIAPSilver Medal

-  03 FIAP Bronze Medal

-  05 FIAP Honourable Mention

-  01 VAPA Gold Medal

-  02 VAPA Silver Medal

-  03 VAPA Bronze Medal

-  05 VAPA Honourable Mention

* Decisions of the jury are final.

For further information, please contact:
1. Technical issue:

- Nguyen Thu Trang: (+84) 243 943 5885

- Mai Vinh: (+84) 02633700292
2. General issue: Bui Hoa Tien (+84) 243 943 5885

- Mr Bui Hoa Tien
Head of Department photographic Compose and Exhibition
Add: 51 Tran Hung Dao, Ha Noi
Tel: +84 24 39435885

Cell: +84 913554654


Entrants: 1171, Countries: 37, photos: 11723