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The 59th International Exhibition of Photographic Art is organized by the PEÑA FOTOGRÁFICA ROSARINA from Rosario, Argentina, and open to all Photographers worldwide, amateurs and professionals.

Salon Chairman:
Mr. Martín Marilungo


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Entries accepted via Website:
Software provider: Judge Control FAF powered by Silverlink

D - GENERAL NATURE (Color/Monochrome) ND PSA

Entry fee is:
•12 U$D :: 1 (one) section
•15 U$D :: 2 (two) sections
•18 U$D :: 3 (three) sections
•21 U$D :: 4 (four) sections
•24 U$D :: 5 (five) sections

The Peña Fotográfica Rosarina provides for a 15% discount for group entries (10 or more authors) consult

Modes of payment:
» PAYPAL (Prefer)
» E-mail for payment:

Send the fee before the closing date (April 4, 2024)
The works of the authors who do not pay participation fee will not be taken into consideration.

Closing Date: April 4th 2024
All judging completed by: April 13rd 2024
Notifications sent by: April 20th 2024
Awards mailed by: June 12nd 2024
On-Line Gallery posted by: June 12nd 2024
Catalogue Published: June 12nd 2024

» Carmen Stoiber Bornscheuer (Chile) AFIAP y FCHF [Open Monochrome, General Nature, Street Photography]
» Rosina Smit (Argentina) AFIAP y SFAF [Open Color, Street Photography]
» Emiliano Fernández (Argentina) EFIAP y SFAF [Open Monochrome, General Photo Travel]
» Hernán Jarmillo (Colombia) AFIAP y EsFIAP [Open Color, Open Monochrome, General Nature]
» José Diez de los Ríos López (Spain) EFIAP/s, EPSA, MCEF/o, MFAF/b, R ISF-7, GPU Cr3, cMoL, GM.APS, M.SSP, M.NPS [Open Color, General Photo Travel]
» Jorge Luis Dal Bianco (Argentina) AFIAP y EFAF (Nature Specialist) [General Nature]
» Elisardo Minks (Chile) EFIAP, A.NPS, M.APS, HonCEF, MFCHF [General Photo Travel, Street Photography]

WORK’S AWARDS (per section)
» 1 FIAP Gold Medal
» 1 PSA Gold Medal
» 1 FAF Gold Medal
» 1 “El Gaucho” Gold Medal
» 3 “El Gaucho” Silver Medals
» 4 “El Gaucho” Bronze Medals
» 2 FIAP HMs
» 2 PSA HMs
» 4 PFR HMs

AUTHOR’S AWARDS (per section)
1 “PFR Special” Medal for the Best author of each section.

1 “Rosario City” Medal to the best photo by an Argentinian author for each section.
1 Honorable PFR Chairman Mention (Martín Marilungo) for each section.
1 Blue Badge FIAP to the author with the most acceptances in the whole exhibition.
Total Prizes: 111

A catalog with the winning works and accepted works will be published in PDF format on the website of the institution. Every participant can download the catalog for free from our link.

IMAGE AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these ES-COE. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.
Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is on the PSA Penalties List for Ethics Violation. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances.

Image creation and ownership
In all sections of the exhibition, images must originate as photographs made by the entrant. They may not incorporate identifiable images produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, replacement skies, or stock images). Images created in whole or in part by image creation software (frequently called ‘AI’ images) are not allowed. Editing or alteration of images is permitted within the limits specified in the relevant section definitions that are available here
Any person submitting or attempting to submit a totally AI generated image that does not begin with a light capture from the maker, from any Photographic Society of America exhibition, social media, event, or publication, other than for editorial purposes, shall be prohibited from PSA for a period of from 3 years to life.

PSA Star Ratings: To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibitions exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

Reproduction: 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. The Photographic Society of America (PSA) may request specific permission from entrants to reproduce entered images in its educational materials. The terms of that permission will be mutually agreed between the entrant and PSA except in the circumstances where the entered image is found to breach the PSA Ethics Policy. In those circumstances the image may be reproduced by PSA, without the entrant’s further permission, for educational purposes to illustrate serious exhibition rule violations. For those reproductions, the entrant’s name will be withheld.
Entries will not be accepted from entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced in materials related to the exhibition. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright

Re-use of accepted images: Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class in any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.

Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.
Entrants may not enter identical or similar images into the same section or different sections of the same exhibition. Similar is defined as almost identical in subject, composition, props, lighting, or technique so that a reasonable person viewing the entries together would decide the entrant has duplicated the previous image except for minor changes.

Titles: Each image must have a unique title that relates to the content of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the entrant. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

Color and Monochrome:
Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class (20 photographs maximum).
Can be sent, with the personal information to the online entry form ( All entrants must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.
A list of all the files we received will be published on our website for controlling purposes, with the notification of entry fee received and conditions of opening files. The list will be kept updated.
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 the following terms:
» 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,
» 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. As mentioned in II.2) it is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

The images must be saved in JPG format, without frames, in 72dpi resolution and not exceed 2MB.
Maximum image size is 1920 pixels (horizontal) x 1080 pixels (vertical).

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP
An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. At no stage will a judge be able to view all the entrant’s images together.

Judging method:
Judging will be done remotely, with judges scoring the works in the sections they are assigned judge. Then the entire panel will choose the winning works in an online meeting via Zoom.
The judges will be required to use color-calibrated monitors. The computer monitors are required to be capable of displaying images at 100% of the image resolution. The images will be displayed at exactly 100% of their resolution (that is, that the images will not be enlarged beyond their native resolution).
An image may be entered in only one section.
A maximum of 25% of the presented works will be accepted (Condition imposed by the FIAP).

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including physical addresses, email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge, agree and accept that by entering this exhibition, your participation status which includes your first and last name, name of the country used during registration at the exhibition, number of sections entered and number of photos entered in those sections will be made public in a published status list and that the results of your entry shall be made public in exhibition gallery, exhibition catalog. You also agree and accept the policy regarding non-compliance to the rules of PSA.

Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. Images that show live creatures being fed to captive animals, birds or reptiles are not permitted under any circumstances.
There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entrants in PSA recognized exhibitions should comply with all relevant laws and regulations, associated with aerial photography, in the country in which the image was taken.

Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that - in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers - do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the
problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition.

FIAP Monochrome Definition
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 color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalog of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

PSA Monochrome Definition
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.

Grayscale Monochrome images may be entered for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel but toned images are not permitted for these sections. Monochrome images may not be entered in color sections of PPD or PID.

Editing Guidelines for Nature, Photojournalism and Photo Travel
These sections require images to be truthful records, so there are limits on the amount of manipulation allowed.
PSA statement of subject matter applies to all sections.
Editing Guidelines
Processing or editing must be limited to making the image look as close to the original scene as possible, except that conversion to grayscale monochrome is allowed.
Allowed editing techniques:
●Cropping, straightening and perspective correction.
●Removal or correction of elements added by the camera or lens, such as dust spots, noise, chromatic aberration and lens distortion.
●Global and selective adjustments such as brightness, hue, saturation and contrast to restore the appearance of the original scene.
●Complete conversion of color images to grayscale monochrome.
●Blending of multiple images of the same subject and combining them in camera or with software (exposure blending or focus stacking);
●Image stitching – combining multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively (panoramas);
Editing techniques that are not allowed:
●Removing, adding to, moving or changing any part of an image, except for cropping and straightening.
●Adding a vignette during processing.
●Blurring parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
●Darkening parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.
●All conversions other than to complete grayscale monochrome.
●Conversion of parts of an image to monochrome, or partial toning, desaturation or over-saturation of color

PSA/FIAP Nature Definition
Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.
●Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
●The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural.
●Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
●Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
●Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
●Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

Photo Travel Photography Definition (Color or Monochrome)
A Photo Travel image is a portrayal of the real world we live in, as it is found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Content guidance:
1.If the image is predominantly or exclusively a land-, sea- or cityscape, these “scapes” must include characteristic, distinctive and recognizable physical features, although it is not necessary that the image identify the exact location;
2.Images that predominantly or exclusively depict people and their activities must illustrate a distinctive culture of a country, region, or continent;
3.Images that predominantly or exclusively depict animal populations are allowed, if the animals are in their native environment and are characteristic of that country, region, or continent;
4.Portraits or other close-ups of people or objects, in addition to meeting the above paragraphs as applicable, must include elements depicting some of the surrounding environment to make it obvious that the image was not taken in a studio setting;
5.Images from events or activities arranged for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are NOT allowed.
6.Time exposures are allowed, if they do not dominate the image as a special effect (star trails, for example, are a dominating effect).
7.Highly distorted images such as those produced by fish eye lenses are NOT allowed.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PSA PID-C. All images in this section must be color.
Street photography is photography conducted for art that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places. Street photography does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. Though people usually feature directly, street photography might be absent of people and can be of an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.

See the PSA Ethics Policy at
See the PSA statement on Subject Matter at

If, in the discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges, an entrant has submitted that may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, they are allowed to request unedited or raw files of the submitted image.
For composite images all files are required.

Exhibition organizers may verify that:
a) the images are the original work of the entrant
b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these ES-COE

Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.
PSA retains the right to investigate all complaints, impose penalties if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.

If another party is processing and/or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to the entry rules and will be subject to penalties for any violations to these Conditions of Entry or to PSA’s Statement of Ethics.

NOTICE: When entrants fill in the Entry Form to submit an entry, they will see the following feature to affirm they have read these Conditions of Entry

“I hereby confirm that I have read and understood and agree to the Conditions of Entry of this exhibition. I have read and understood the PSA document to be found at . I am aware that PSA may apply penalties for non-compliance to these Conditions of Entry”
Failure to agree will mean that the application will not proceed.

The mention that by 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 the following terms: - 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, - 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. If, at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers
reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

FIAP NOTICE In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organizer must make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following text is stated:
“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.
The files will not be sent back. They will be put into archives until next year's competition for controlling purposes. The results will be published on our web site ( and report cards will be sent to the participants email (as a pdf attachment).

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