2nd Avala 2022





PSA (Photographic Society of America) 2022-450
GPU (Global Photographic Union) L220124
DIPA (Danube International Photo Association) 2022-027
Organizer & Contacts
Serbia PHOTO Association, Beograd, Serbia
Stanoja Glavasa 15
11000 Beograd
Chairman of the Photo Contest: Ljiljana Vrzic

1. Nature (Color or Monochrome) PSA ND
2. Photojournalism (Color or Monochrome) PSA PJD
3. Photo Travel (Color or Monochrome) PSA PTD
4. Portrait (Only Color) PSA PIDC
5. Shadow (Only Monochrome) PSA PIDM
6. Sport (Color or Monochrome) PSA PJD
7. Birds (Color or Monochrome) PSA ND
8. Open Color (Only Color) PSA PIDC
9. Open Monochrome (Only Monochrome) PSA PIDM

Entry fee and payment
Depending on the number of sections participant applies, the fee cost as follow:
Any 3 Sections  = 12€ (15$)
Any 6 Sections  = 18€ (20$)
All Sections = 23€ (25$)

For the Group participation we offer discount:
For 5 -10 persons = 10% discount
For 10 + persons = 15% discount
The participation fee is mandatory for all participants of the exhibition.
PayPal is available for payment on-line. The participants paying the participation fee through PayPal must specify their names and surnames. On the condition that there is an inconsistency between sent photos and PayPal payments, the photos will not be evaluated. The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration. The entry fee can be paid via PayPal through our web site: https://srbijafoto.rs/en/  or can be paid directly to the Pay Pal connected email: vrzicl@gmail.com
Other ways of payment
Western Union
IN EUROS (€) ONLY, on the following info:

Name: Nenad Nikolic
Address: Stanoja Glavasa 15/ 4
City: 11000 Beograd
Country: Serbia
Mobile phone: +381691108048
The authors from Serbia can contact us via email srbijafoto2013@gmail.com about the conditions of the payment.
Exhibition Calendar
Closing date: 25. September 2022.
Judging: 08. – 12. October 2022.
Notification: 26. October 2022.
EDAS Sending: 11 November 2022.
Online Gallery: 11 November 2022.
Digital Projections: 18 and 20 November 2022.
Catalogs and awards posted by: 28. December 2022.
The public showings of projected Exhibition will be held in: Culture Center of Palilula, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia.
The works will be judged by the expert jury:

1. Volker Meinberg, GMPSA/G, GPU-Cr5, GPU-VIP4, Germany
2. Jiongxin Peng, AFIAP, MPSA, GPSA, GPU CR3, GPU VIP3, GMABRP, FFAPA, FPSNY, New Zealand
3. Nenad Nikolic, QPSA, AFIAP, Aphrodite GPU, GMABRP, Serbia
Alternative: Aleksandar Cvijanovic, Academy Master of Scenography Art, Serbia
Judge Methods
The Jury Team will judge the digital images by remote on-line judging.
For the on site and for the remote judging, the Jury Team will use the color-calibrated monitors.
The acceptance rate in any single section may not exceed 35%
The Jury will assign over 160 awards + Grand PRIX Award for the best picture of the Salon + 9 Special Chairman Choice Awards as follows:

1) Nature (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
GPU (Gold Medal)
DIPA (Gold Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
2) Photojournalism (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
GPU (Gold Medal)
DIPA (Silver Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
3) Photo Travel (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribon)
DIPA (Bronze Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
4) Portrait (only color)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribon)
DIPA (Gold Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
5) Shadow (only monochrome)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribon)
DIPA (Silver Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
6)  Sport (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
GPU (1 HM Ribon)
DIPA (Bronze Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
7)  Birds (color/monochrome)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
DIPA (Gold Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
8) Open Color (only color)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
DIPA (Silver Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
9) Open Monochrome (only monochrome)
PSA (Gold Medal and 3 HM Ribbons)
DIPA (Bronze Medal and 2 HM Ribbons)
Serbia PHOTO (Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and 6 HM Ribbons)
Delivering Catalog
All entrants will be able to download exclusively prepared PDF catalog.
The catalog will be digitally published with awarded photographs and with certain number of photographs chosen by organizer of the Exhibition, without financial compensation for the author royalties.
The organizer will take all possible care while handling the email, awards, and catalogs, however, we assume no liability for damages and losses during shipment.
Exhibition Requirements
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 Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.
Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.
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.
Image Creation
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 image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. 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
Alteration and Computer Generation Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer.  Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author
Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in this exhibition it may not be entered again in any future instances of this exhibition.  It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA/FIAP recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title.
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.
Each image must have a unique title that is a description 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 maker. 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.
Submission of Works
To participate in the 2nd International Salon Avala 2022 authors will apply with black & white or color works. The maximum number of photographs per theme is 4. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image. Photographs are accepted in electronic form only.
Format of photographs: JPG
Size of photographs: The image size should be 1920 x 1080 pixels (the horizontal side of the photo must be 1920px), and the resolution should be 300 dpi
JPG File compression should be between 7 and 12
The memory size of the file must not exceed 2 Mb

File naming
Filename must be the same as the artwork name.
Filename must be in English, unique, NOT containing special symbols. Example: morning.jpg. Only English letters (a-z) are allowed.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filename (ex. DSC_00123)

Entry form
Authors must fill out an online entry form. The entry form and contact info must be written in one of the official FIAP languages.
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.
An image may be entered in only one section.
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.
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. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.
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.
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/PSA recognition.
Further details on the PSA’s drone policy may be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?psa-policies#drone
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 grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale 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.
Greyscale 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 Pictorial Prints or PID Color Sections.
Separate sections must be offered for Color Pictorial Prints, Monochrome Pictorial Prints, PIDC and PIDM.

PSA 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 recorded. 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 is not allowed.
No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed.  Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.
Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed.
Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or derivations are not allowed.
Multiple images of the same subject that are combined in camera or with software by focus stacking, exposure blending or stitching (images taken consecutively and combined by overlapping) are allowed
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
Vignettes and Borders
For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes are not allowed in Nature Digital images. Any border added must be a single border of black or white, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width. 
Photo Travel Definition
A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographical limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.
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 look natural.
Vignettes and Borders
For the purpose of this exhibition vignettes are not allowed in Photo Travel Digital images.  Any border added must be a single border of black or white, no greater than 3 -5 pixels in width. 
PSA Photojournalism Definition
Photojournalism entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality. Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.
Techniques that add, relocate, replace, remove or change any element in the original scene, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise and restoration of the appearance of the existing scene, or complete conversion to full monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.
Vignetting and Borders
Vignettes are not allowed in Photojournalism images. Any border added must be a single border of black or white, no greater than 3-5 pixels in width.

PSA Rules
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.
If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.
PSA NOTICE: 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.