Entry Rules



The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.


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 shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.


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.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. 


No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.


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:


  1. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

  3. Images meeting the Monochrome Definition and non-manipulated color images from the same capture shall be considered the same image and must be given the same title.


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


An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.




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.


In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:

a) the images are the original work of the entrant and

b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.


These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations. 


PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions 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.




By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including 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 and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public. Method of submitting entries and any specific format or title requirements.




When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form.  If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted




FIAP Patronage Nº 2020/329

PSA Recognition Nº 2020 - 242

GPU License Nº L200062 – M5G

FAF Patronage Nº 2020/12




A - OPEN COLOR (Pictorical and/or Creative) PID color PSA

B - OPEN MONOCRHOME (Pictorical and/or Creative) PID monochrome PSA


D - NATURE (Color/Monochrome) ND PSA



The subject is free. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.


Monochrome FIAP 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 a 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 section; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.


Monochrome PSA 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 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.


Travel Photography PSA Definition

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. 


Definition of “Traditional Photo” (TRAD)

A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing any part of the original image except by cropping is stricly forbidden.


Nature PSA and FIAP Definition:

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 images 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.


PSA ADDITION to the joint FIAP/PSA rules

There is one hard and fast rule, whose spirit must be observed at all times. 

The welfare of the subject is more important than the 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 Nature competitions. Judges are warned not to reward them.


All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage




A maximum of 4 pictures (4 files) for each section (20 photographs maximum) can be sent, with the personal information to the online entry form (www.salonpfr.com)

A list of all the files we received will be published on the Internet Web Page (status page), for controlling purposes, with the notification of entry fee received and conditions of opening files. The list will be kept updated.




The images must be saved in JPG format, in 72dpi resolution and not exceed 2MB.

Maximum image size is 1920 pixels (wide) x 1080 pixels (high)




Images will be judged on a HDTV, in a resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels, the color space used is RGB (16.7 million colors, 24 bits).




The file name should not contain more than 35 characters. There are no restrictions on the name (title) of the photo.

Each image must have a unique title. “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. 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.



Entry fee is:

» USD 10 :: 1 (one) section

» USD 15 :: 2 (two) sections

» USD 20 :: 3 (three) sections

» USD 25 :: 4 (four) sections or 5 (five) sections


La Peña Fotográfica Rosarina provides for a 10% discount for group entries (10 or more authors) consult pfrosarina@gmail.com 


Modes of payment:

» PAYPAL (Prefer) 

» E-mail for payment: pfrosarina@gmail.com


Send the fee before the closing date (July 24, 2020)

The works of the authors who do not pay participation fee will not be taken into consideration.


12 - JURY



● Andrea Merás EFIAP, EsFIAP, EFAF Plata (Argentina)

● Andrés Ruggeri EFIAP, DFAF , PSA**** (Argentina)

● Javier Castelo EFAF/p, EFIAP/b, Hon. FIAP (Argentina)



● Luis Franke MFIAP, EFIAP/d2, ESFIAP, GMPSA/b, MFAF, EFAF/p (Argentina)

● Andrés Ruggeri EFIAP, DFAF , PSA**** (Argentina)

● Ana María Robles EFIAP, ESFIAP (Argentina)



● Ricardo Martiniuk DFAF, EFIAP (Argentina)

● Ana María Robles EFIAP, ESFIAP (Argentina)

● Jorge Scilipoti EFIAP, DFAF (Argentina)



● Andrea Merás EFIAP, EsFIAP, EFAF Plata (Argentina)

● Javier Castelo EFAF/p, EFIAP/b, Hon. FIAP (Argentina)

● Ricardo Martiniuk DFAF, EFIAP (Argentina)



● Luis Franke MFIAP, EFIAP/d2, ESFIAP, GMPSA/b, MFAF, EFAF/p (Argentina)

● Javier Castelo EFAF/p, EFIAP/b, Hon. FIAP (Argentina)

● Jorge Scilipoti EFIAP, DFAF (Argentina)


An entrant's four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging. The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be accepted.

A total scoring per author will be established according to the total amount of the points of the accepted works among the maximum 20 submitted works of the 4 sections (4 per section) by the same author. 

This will be used for the awards per author.


13 - AWARDS:


WORK’S AWARDS (per section)

  • 1 FIAP Gold Medal

  • 1 PSA Gold Meda

  • 1 GPU Gold Medal

  • 1 FAF Gold Medal

  • 1 “El Gaucho” Gold Medal

  • 3 “El Gaucho” Silver Medal 

  • 4 “El Gaucho” Bronze Medal 

  • 4 Ribbons FIAP

  • 4 Ribbons PSA

  • 4 Ribbons PFR


AUTHOR’S AWARDS (per section)

  • (1) PFR Special Medal for the Best author of each section.

  • (4) PFR Ribbons to the winner between the 2th to 5th position in the sum of the scores of each section.


SPECIAL  PHOTO AWARDS (per  section)

  • 1 “Rosario City” Medal to the best photo of an argentinian author for each section.

  • 1 Honorable PFR Chairman Mention (María de los Ángeles Cassani) for each photo chosen for section.

  • 1 Blue Badge FIAP (Author with more acceptance in the whole exhibition).

Total Prizes: 156


A maximum of 25% of the presented works will be accepted (Condition imposed by the FIAP).




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 Internet page and report cards will be sent to the participants email (as a pdf attachment). 




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




Closing Date :: July 24, 2020

Judging Date :: August 1 and 2, 2020

Report Date :: August 17, 2020

Exhibition Dates :: November, 2020 (Subject to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic)

Awards Posted :: October 16, 2020




Exhibition opening date will be November 7 , 2020 at Espacio Cultural Universitario (ECU)

– San Martín 750 – Rosario – Santa Fe - Argentina (Subject to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic)


The winning works will be published on Internet WEB page.




María de los Angeles Cassani

Mail: mariacassani@hotmail.com

Cell Phone: +54 9 341 3477132




Peña Fotográfica Rosarina

Urquiza 2124 

(2000) Rosario – Santa Fe