Salon Rules

Entries Open:​22 August 2018
Closing Date: ​15 October 2018
Judging Dates:​26 27 28 October 2018
Notification Date:​10 November 2018
Exhibition Dates:​26-29 April 2019
Catalogue Date:​25 November 2018
Awards sent:​26 November 2018

A – Open Colour (acceptances in PID recognized Colour sections shall be credited towards PID “Colour Star Ratings” and Who’s Who” colour listings) Monochrome images will not be accepted in this section
B – Open Monochrome (acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID “Monochrome Star Ratings” and Who’s Who” Monochrome listings) coloured images entered in this section will not be judged.
C – Photojournalism (colour & monochrome) – TRAD (counts towards PSA PJD star ratings and who’s who photojournalism listings) (see definitions further on in document)

D – Creative (counts towards PSA PID Colour star ratings and who’s who colour listings)


NOTICE: When an entrant goes into to 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.


Entry to this salon is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, worldwide. All images must be uploaded via this website.


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.
  • 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. 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.
  • An entrant may not enter a colour and monochrome version of the same image (regardless of title) in both, colour class and    monochrome class sections in the same exhibition in the same year.
  • All entrants in PSA Recognized Exhibitions must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit for Star ratings and for inclusion in the annual PSA “Who’s Who” of photography.
  • All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements appropriate.


Except for the restrictions on “Nature” and “traditional” images described in the definitions, Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All parts of the image must have been photographed by the Author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. All final work must be on electronic file.


Images accepted in any previous NZIS salon, or almost identical in style and subject matter, are ineligible for entry in the same or different sections of subsequent NZIS salon, regardless of title.

Images that have been converted between Colour and Monochrome are considered to be the same image for this rule, regardless of titles.

Multiple images which are substantially similar may not be entered into one or multiple sections in any one New Zealand International Salon.


It is the entrant’s responsibility to comply with these rules. New Zealand International Salon reserves the right to disqualify from this exhibition any image which it believes would fail to meet these requirements. Any acceptances with invalid titles will not be eligible for FIAP distinctions and will not be validated by PSA for Star Ratings or included in the annual PSA Who’s Who publication.

The on-line Entry Form will require entrants to acknowledge that they have read and agreed to comply with FIAP document 018/2017 “Conditions for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events” in particular chapter II.2 “Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage” and II.3 the red list. Doc 017/2017


Each entrant to FIAP and salons must observe the rules of FIAP and conform to the regulations of the present document (018/2017) and document 017/2017.

Any author, whose image shows any suspicions about the compliance with FIAP regulations or definitions, can be requested by the organizer or by FIAP, to submit the original capture file (file containing the data recorded by the sensor; ie: the RAW or the original unretouched JPEG files) plus the file of the images immediately before and immediately following the questionable image. If he/she fails to provide what is required, he/she can be sanctioned.

The names of sanctioned entrants will be put on a list, which will be sent to the organizers of FIAP salons. Their participation in any event of FIAP will be restricted or banned depending on the case. In addition, they cannot be appointed as judges of FIAP salons, in a salon under FIAP patronage, organize a salon with FIAP patronage, nor apply for FIAP distinctions and they lose the right to use any FIAP distinctions they have formerly received.

IMPORTANT: Concerning digital entries, authors must preserve intact with no alteration, the original metadata of images. In case of dispute relating to compliance with FIAP regulations, the fact of FIAP not being able to access this important data could result in the author being sanctioned.

Any person who is found guilty of using photographic material that was not captured in camera by that person will be excluded for life from FIAP activities.

Salon chairmen, persons closely involved in the organization of the salon and persons in charge of the handling of the salon software are not allowed to participate in the salon.


Each entrant to FIAP salons acknowledges that he will incur sanctions in case of breaching FIAP regulations.

Refer to the FIAP document 017/2017.


If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.

In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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.

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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


Each author whose image shows any suspicions about the compliance with FIAP regulations or definitions can be requested by the organiser or by FIAP, to submit the original file (file containing the data recorded by the sensor, if so, the RAW file) plus the file of the image immediately before and immediately following the questionable image. If he/she failed to provide what is required, he/she can be sanctioned.

By the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to NZIS, as 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.
  • Concerning digital entries, FIAP recommends that authors should preserve intact, with no alteration, the original metadata of images. In case of contestation for incompliance with FIAP regulations the fact of not being able to access this important data could mean that the author could be sanctioned
  • Persons who are found guilty of plagiarism are excluded lifelong from FIAP activities.


  • All images are to be submitted in JPEG format, 300dpi.
  • Maximum image size (including any borders) is 1920 pixels   horizontal x 1080 pixels vertical.
  • The recommended JPEG compression is 8-12.
  • Portrait images should be no larger than 1080 pixels vertical.
  • Smaller images are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen.
  • Image file sizes should not be bigger than 2 MB.
  • The background is black. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide and should   be incorporated within the 1920 x 1080 pixels image size.


Images will be displayed on a HD TV screen using the sRGB colour space. Please convert the colour space in your image to sRGB. We will not convert it for you.


The titles of your images should appear the same on the entry form and when you submit online. The titles of your images will be used in the catalogue. There is no need to rename them when submitting online.


Entrants must only use letters and numbers from the English alphabet but no other characters,
Image titles should have a maximum of 35 characters including spaces. All images must have a unique title.

“Untitled Images” and Generic Camera file names with numbers will NOT be acceptable in this Salon.

Nature entries should not have “cute titles” but should have descriptive titles that properly identify the subject. (there is no need to have formal Latin names)

Images without an acceptable title will not be judged. Any image showing the name of the entrant on screen will be disqualified instantly


For All Entries:

NZ Entries $5.00 per image, with a maximum of 4 images per section.

Under these conditions entrants wanting to enter a single image in a section (or all sections) may do so, with the maximum of 4 images per section.

Non-NZ Entries USD$4.00 per image with a maximum of 4 images per section.

Under these conditions entrants wanting to enter a single image in a section (or all sections) may do so, with the maximum of 4 images per section.


Fees should be made through PAYPAL – (you do not need a PAYPAL account, you can pay with your VISA or MasterCard)

Payment must be made before the closing date; 15 October 2018 All entries received without payment will be disqualified from entry and will not be judged.


1. Trish McAuslan APSNZ EFIAP AAPS                    (New Zealand)    Open

2. Lynn Clayton Hon. PSNZ APSNZ EFIAP ESFIAP                   (New Zealand)     Open

3. Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ                                        (New Zealand)     Open

4. Ian Walls FPSNZ                                                     (New Zealand)     Open

5. John Boyd Hon.FPSNZ Hon.PSNZ APSNZ      (New Zealand)     Open

6. John Hodgson EFIAP/b, AV-AFIAP, FAPS, AV-FAPS, ESFIAP, Hon. FAPS, Hon. AF   (Australia)      

Salon Awards:

Open Colour




PSA Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

FIAP Gold Medal

FIAP Gold Medal

FIAP GolMedal

FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

FIAP SilveMedal

FIAP Silver Medal

FIAP Silver Medal

FIAP Silver Medal

PSA SilveMedal

PSA Silver Medal

PSA Silver Medal

PSA Silver Medal

FIAP Bronze Medal

FIAP BronzeMedal

FIAP Bronze Medal

FIAP Bronze Medal

PSA BronzMedal

PSA Bronze Medal

PSA Bronze Medal

PSA Bronze Medal

PSA Ribbons x6

Judges selection

PSA Ribbons x 6

Judges Selection

PSA Ribbons x 6

Judges Selection

PSA Ribbons x 6

Judges Selection

FIAP Ribbons x6


FIAP Ribbons x 6

Honorable Mention

FIAP Ribbons x 6

Honorable Mention

FIAP Ribbons x 6

Honorable Mention

PSNZ GolMedal x 1

Special Award

PSNZ Gold Medal x 1

Special Award

PSNZ Gold Medal x 1

Special Award

PSNZ Gold Medal x 1

Special Award

FIAP Blue Badge Highest Overall Acceptance Author for Best Author

If the selectors and/or the organisers of this salon find no image meets the required standard for a designated medal, that medal may be withdrawn or re allocated to another classification.


A downloadable e-Catalogue will be on our website.  25 November 2018


There will be a public showing of all the awarded and a representative selection of the accepted images from: 26-29 April 2019 as part of the 67th PSNZ National Convention at Lower Hutt Wellington New Zealand There will also be an online Gallery showing the winning and all accepted images from 24 November 2018


All four sections will be judged on 26 27 28 October 2018. Judges will be viewing the images using a 42” LG TV screen with native resolution of 1920×1080. No information about the entrant or country will be given to any of the selectors.


In any case of dispute regarding compliance with the Conditions of Entry, payment of fees or matters pertaining to an image   (such as receipt, acceptance, compliance, score or award), the decision of the organizers and judges to accept your application  (or not) will be final. Violations and perceived violations of the Conditions of Entry may be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in a declination of your application to have your images included in this and otherexhibitions.


Images entered into this salon will not be sent back to entrants. Notifications of results will be sent by email to all entrants. Please ensure that you provide us with an active accurate email address that spam filters are set to accept emails from our email address, there will be no notifications by normal post.


Your entry to this salon permits the organizers to reproduce all or part of the entered material without any charge or payment for publication, if need be, and on an internet site and on any other media related to the PSNZ FIAP/PSA New Zealand  International Salon 2018/2019


All images entered MUST comply with the relevant PSA & FIAP Definitions, as stated below. Images failing to do so, will be disqualified and not be judged.

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 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.

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 colour 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 colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.


Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.


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 strictly forbidden.


The PSA definition of Creative is “Altered Reality.” The image must obviously display a change in natural colour, form, shape, or any combination of these three. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images).  High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered “altered reality.” The original image must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements   produced by anyone else. Original images must be altered by the maker; images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant.  Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer and all photographic components must have been photographed by the entrant who holds copyright of the complete works submitted.” It is necessary that the image’s core content be identifiable. Non-creative images are not eligible for this competition.  Any subject matter is acceptable as long as the Altered Reality guidelines are followed.

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


The original image(s) must have been taken using a photographic process and all entrants must have the sole copyright to each image they submit. The use of any Clip Art and Copyright Free material are not acceptable. The PSA, FIAP and Photographic Society of New Zealand will assume no responsibility for misuse by anyone of the copyright of published images.


Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) website will not be accepted on CD or by email. Entrants MUST use only the Western/Latin alphabet when submitting an entry.

Submission of an entry signifies acceptance of these conditions


Chairperson – Peter Arnold FPSNZ

Secretary – Michelle Durrant

Web master –  John Botton FPSNZ

Council representative – Ann Bastion FPSNZ EFIAP


Please email all enquiries to:

Peter Arnold (Salon Chairman)
PO Box 301543