FIAP: 2019/279


This exhibition will be conducted in accordance with FIAP regulations


* Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA)


* This exhibition is open to all photographers worldwide, both 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, using reasonable discretion, believes that the entry does not conform to the rules and conditions of the exhibition.  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 the 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, 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 for 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 they obey the 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 the case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form available to inform of breaches of the rules. It is recommended that the EXIF data in the submitted files be left intact in order to ease eventual investigations.”

III. SECTIONS: There are six sections:

1, Open (Color)

2, Open (Monochrome)

3, Wildlife (Color or Monochrome)

4, People and Life (Color or Monochrome)

5, Travel (Color or Monochrome)

6, The Motion (Color or Monochrome)

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

* Definitions and image rules *

FIAP:  A black and white work using tones from very dark grey (black) to 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 into the OPEN section is unrestricted.

* Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, are not permitted in the WILDLIFE, PEOPLE, TRAVEL and THE MOVE sections.

* Basic adjustments are allowed but must appear natural.


* Images must be uploaded via the exhibition website, no later than 24:00 on the closing date (30/5/2019). The entry form must be submitted electronically (please 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.

* There is no requirement for file names, the file name should be as you want it to appear in the catalogue (the same as the 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 only of numbers.

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

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

* Entries not complying with these 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: 20 USD

- 3, 4 section: 25 USD

- 5, 6 sections: 30 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.

VII. Salon calendar:

  • Closing date: 30/5/2019   
  • Judging: from 10 to 30/6/2019   
  • Notification: 05/7/2019

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

  • Awards and Exhibition:  August, 2019
  • Online catalog will be available in September, 2019

VIII. Panel of judges:

1. Mr. Wolfgang Wiesen, MFIAP, ESFIAP, MDVF, DGPh - Germany

2. Mrs. Agatha Anne Bunanta, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA, EFIAP/p - Indonesia

3. Mrs. Marie-Louise Bernard, Ex-president of ISF (Image Sans Frontière) - France

4. Mr. Ly Hoang Long, Chairman of the Art Council (VAPA), EVAPA, EFIAP, RISF3 - Vietnam

5. Mr. Nguyen Dan, Vice President of the Arts Council (VAPA), EVAPA/g, EFIAP/g - Vietnam

6. Mr. Dong Duc Thanh, Vice President of the Arts Council (VAPA), EVAPA, EFIAP - Vietnam

7. Mr. Tran Phong, Member of Executive Committee (VAPA), EVAPA/g, EFIAP/d1, MPSA - Vietnam

8. Mr. Truong Huu Hung, Member of the Art Council (VAPA), EVAPA/g, EFIAP - Vietnam

9. Mr. Bui Minh Son, Member of the Art Council (VAPA), EVAPA/g, EFIAP - Vietnam

10. Mr. Dao Tien Dat, Member of Executive Committee (VAPA), EVAPA, EFIAP/d1 - Vietnam

11. Mr. Dang Ngoc Thai, EVAPA/g, EFIAP - Vietnam

12. Mr. Hoang Quoc Tuan, EVAPA, MFIAP - Vietnam

IX. Awards:

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

The following awards will be given in each section:

  • 01 FIAP Gold Medal
  • 01 FIAPSilver Medal
  • 01 FIAP Bronze Medal
  • 03 FIAP Honourable Mention
  • 01 VAPA Gold Medal
  • 01 VAPA Silver Medal
  • 01 VAPA Bronze Medal
  • 03 VAPA Honourable Mention

* The Decisions of the jury are final.

For further information, please contact:

1. Payment: Nguyễn Hà Anh  (+84) 243 943 3698

2. Technical issue:

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

- Mai Vinh: (+84) 02633700292

3. 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) 243 943 5885


Entrants: 1343, Countries: 41, photos: 16367