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5th Danubius International Photo Art Salon "Best of CF"


Braila, Romania, 2017






For this Photographic Art Salon all the photographers around the world are considered as part of a large  Community of Photographers (CF). So, we intend to highlight their best works (Best of CF).


The 5th DANUBIUS INTERNATIONAL PHOTO ART SALON BEST OF CF will take place in BRAILA, ROMANIA organised by VOLTIN CLUB of A.N.M.R.F. Louis Pasteur Braila, ROMANIA, in partnership with Braila Rotary Club.


Salon Manager:



a). The exhibition will be conducted according to FIAP, PSA, RPS and AAFR regulations.

b). 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.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.

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 ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½will not be eligible for awards����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½and could be subject to disqualification����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ 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. 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 ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½in camera����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ or a ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½reproduction����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ duplicate of that image:

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

ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition. Words such as ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½Untitled����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ and ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½No Title����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ are not acceptable as part or all of an image����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½s title, nor are camera capture filenames.
c). 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.

d). Accepted entries will be eligible for FIAP Awards, the PSA����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½s ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½Who����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½s Who����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ and Star Ratings (PID, PTD, ND), RPS Distinctions and Titles and AAFR Distinctions.

e). No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image.


     Closing date: August 7th, 2017
     Judging: August 19-20 th, 2017
     Notification: August 30th, 2017
     Exhibition date: September 22nd, 2017, Braila, Romania
     Delivery of the catalogues and awards to the authors by October 22nd, 2017.

The 5th DANUBIUS INTERNATIONAL PHOTO ART SALON ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½BEST OF CF����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ is divided into 4 sections, all digital:


Section Approved by

A: OPEN Monochrome (PID mono)

B: OPEN Color (PID color) FIAP, PSA, RPS and AAFR




Patronages/Recognitions: FIAP (2017/313), PSA (2017-237), RPS (2017/28), AAFR (2017/06)


BOARD OF JURY (To be confirmed)
     Virgilio Bardossi, EFIAP/p, MFIAP (Italia)

Incze Domokos, AFIAP (Romania)

Gabriel Stanciu, AFIAP (Romania)


Eugen Negrea, AFIAP (Romania)


At the 5th DANUBIUS INTERNATIONAL PHOTO ART SALON ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½BEST OF CF����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ there will be 193 awards as follows:


1 x BEST AUTHOR of the Salon
4 x FIAP Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 6 blue honor ribbons,
4 x PSA Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 6 honor ribbons,
4 x RPS Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 6 honor ribbons,
4 x AAFR Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 6 honor ribbons,
4 x ROTARY Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and 6 honor ribbons.
4 x 3 VOLTIN: Salon Gold Medals, accorded by Jury members.


Partners and sponsors can provide further cash prizes or objects.

Max number of awards per Author and per Section (different works):

one medal + one honorable mention + one Jury award.


Participation fee is mandatory for all participants and it is:

-20 Euro / 25 USD for the first 2 sections,

-5 EUR / 5 USD for each additional section,

-50 RON first 2 sections, 15 RON each additional section for Romania and Moldova Rep.


The participation fee can be paid:

a). By PayPal on contest website: www.photoclub.voltin.ro or to eco_vadeanu@yahoo.com

b). Cash, by classic mail, in the same case with the CD with photographs and the Entry Form.

The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.



The works can be submitted:

a). Upload on site: www.photoclub.voltin.ro (recommended)

b). By E-mail to: eco_vadeanu@yahoo.com

c). On CD/DVD sent by classic mail to:


To participate at the 5th DANUBIUS INTERNATIONAL PHOTO ART SALON ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½BEST OF CF����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ authors will apply with Monochrome works (Section A), Color works (Section B) and Color or B/W works (Sections C and D).

Max number of photographs per Section is 4 (Max Total = 16).
Photographs must be in digital form, as picture file (JPG) with horizontal max. dimension up to 1920 px and vertical max dimension up to 1080 px at 300 dpi, max. file dimension 2 MB. Because we will edit a printed catalog (previous editions catalog was rated with 4 stars by FIAP) and the exhibiton will be organized with 60 x 40 cm printings, we prefer the highest dimension.

The titles of photographs is restricted at 36 characters, spaces included.

Entry form and contact info must be written in one of the official FIAP languages or in Romanian. Only English characters will be used.



A letter (A, B, C or D) identifying the Section, sign ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½-����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ (minus), 4 alphabetical characters, sign ����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½-����¯�¿�½������¢������¯������¿������½������¯������¿������½ (minus) and ordinal number of the photograph. Ex.: A-TARQ-3 is the third Photograph of author Tarquinius at Section A.


Notification and Report card will be sent by email.
All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will receive the printed catalogue (21 x 21 cm) of the Exhibition (FIAP rating: 4 stars). The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards and catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipment.

Contact person:

Dl. Presedinte LINTAS NICOLAE; Mobil: 0741358280; E-mail: club_voltin@yahoo.com

Website: www.photoclub.voltin.ro



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


FIAP definition of Monochrome Photography: 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. 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.


PSA definition of Monochrome Photography: A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with added an accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.


PSA definition of Photo Travel Photography: 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural.


Nature Photography Definition (PSA, FIAP and RPS)

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 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.


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