is FIAP recognized Salon open to all photographers around the world. There are different themes is the contest: Photo Travel, Man and/or Woman, Children, Portrait. There are also two Open sections: Open Color and Open Monochrome.
Accreditation of the contest:
1. International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Patronage No: 2018/531

Closing date
20th of Septermber 2018
27th of September 2018
5th of October 2018
Start of awards delivery
20th of November 2018
E-book delivery
20th of November 2018
Contest Chairman
Aleksey Anisimov
Yevhen Samuchenko, AFIAP
Aleksandr Sinelnikov
Oleg Kutskiy, EFIAP
At the contest there will be 61 international awards from FIAP and International Salons club:
18 Special Salon medals(Gold, Silver&Bronze) + 24 Special Salon ribbons 
6 Gold FIAP medals + 12 FIAP ribbons + FIAP Blue Pin for Best Author
100$ cash prize is awarded together with each FIAP gold medal. Cash prize sponsor - DENTONS firm Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace)
All awarded authors receive Electronic Special Salon diploma 
Acceptance certificates( electronic) are sent to all accepted authors.
CATALOGUE: e-book( new type of catalogue with interviews with judges, interviews with Best Author, stories about images and many more)
Sections & Categories.
Contest consists of 6 sections:
Open Color 
Open Monochrome
Photo Travel 
Man and/ or Woman 
Conditions of entry:
1. The contest will be conducted according to FIAP regulations.

2. There are maximum of 4 digital files in each of 6 sections of  FIAP

3. The entrants for the “ODESSA PHOTO SALON” 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: max 1920 pixels on the longest side,
maximum 3MB. 72 DPI;
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 email but results will be announced on our web site in the winners section on the day of notification.

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 projector with resolution 1920x1080 px.

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. Judging will be done according to regulations listed in FIAP Doc 018/2017
14. Entry fees are: 27 EUR for 4 sections, 30 EUR for 5 sections, and 33 EUR for 6 sections. Clubs are elegible for discounts. Min number of participants for club  - 5. For 5+ participants = 10%. For 10+ participants = 20%. For 20+ participants = 30%.

Payment can be made on the web-site after submitting your application.

To make payment you can use credit/debit cards or Pay Pal. Ukrainian/ Russian participants can also use Yandex or Web Money to make payment. Ukrainian participants can use Privat Money. 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. 

15. The author schould be a copyright holder of submitted material. By virtue of submitting an entry to ODESSA PHOTO SALON, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of  submitted material by any purpose related to the salon and future exhibitions.
16. 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 images must appear natural.
17.Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, 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 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.
18. Monochrome. 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.
19. Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.



The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material.  By virtue of submitting an entry to the "ODESSA PHOTO SALON" 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 “ODESSA PHOTO SALON”  website (;

Present prints or digital files for judging by the contest jury;  

Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions of the "ODESSA PHOTO SALON " 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 "ODESSA PHOTO SALON" contest 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.