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


Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class.

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 each section.

Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant

A – Open Colour  (counts towards PSA PID Colour star ratings and who’s who colour listings) monochrome images entered in this section will count for PID colour class stars only and not PID monochrome class stars.

B – Open Monochrome  (counts towards PSA PID Mono star ratings and who’s who Monochrome listings) coloured images entered in this section will not be judged.

C – Nature (counts towards PSA ND star ratings and who’s who Nature listings )

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


  • 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 as appropriate.

Image Size:

All images are to be submitted in JPEG format, 300dpi. Maximum image size (including any borders) is 1620 pixels horizontal by 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 projection background is black. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide and should be incorporated within the 1620 x 1080 pixels image size.

Colour Space:

Images will be displayed on a projector using the sRGB colour space. The projector only displays colours which are visible in sRGB. If you use any other colour space (such as Adobe 1998 or ProPhoto), the colours will be reduced to fit the sRGB colour space. Please convert the colour space in your image to sRGB. We will not convert the image for you.

  • In sRGB jpg format
  • Maximum 2 MB file size
  • Maximum 1620 pixels horizontally, 1080 pixels vertically

File Naming:

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.

Image Titles:

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. 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 $4.50 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$3.50 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.

Mode of Payment:

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; 20 February 2017 All entries received without payment will be disqualified from entry and will not be judged. 


  1. Geoff Beals APSNZ (New Zealand)   Open M & Nature
  2. Lynn Clayton APSNZ EFIAP ESFIAP (New Zealand) Open M & Creative
  3. Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ (New Zealand)     Open C & Creative
  4. Bruce shanks FPSNZ (New Zealand)    Open C & Nature
  5. David Tay MFIAP Hon EFIAP FIAPS (Singapore)  Open C & Open M
  6. John Hodgson EFIAP/b, AV-AFIAP, FAPS, AV-FAPS, ESFIAP, Hon. FAPS, Hon. AF   (Australia)        Nature & Creative

Salon Awards:

  • Open Colour
  • PSA Gold Medal
  • FIAP Gold Medal
  • FIAP Silver Medal
  • PSA Silver Medal
  • FIAP Bronze Medal
  • PSA Bronze Medal
  • FIAP Ribbon x 3 Judges Selection
  • PSA Ribbon x 3 Honorable Mention
  • PSNZ Gold Medal x 1 Special Award
  • Open Monochrome
  • PSA Gold Medal
  • FIAP Gold Medal
  • FIAP Silver Medal
  • PSA Silver Medal
  • FIAP Bronze Medal
  • PSA Bronze Medal
  • FIAP Ribbon x 3 Judges Selection
  • PSA Ribbon x 3 Honorable Mention
  • PSNZ Gold Medal x 1 Special Award
  • Nature
  • FIAP Gold Medal
  • PSA Gold Medal
  • FIAP Silver Medal
  • PSA Silver Medal
  • FIAP Bronze Medal
  • PSA Bronze Medal
  • FIAP Ribbon x 3 Judges Selection
  • PSA Ribbon x 3 Honorable Mention
  • PSNZ Gold Medal x 1 Special Award
  • Creative
  • FIAP Gold Medal
  • PSA Gold Medal
  • FIAP Silver Medal
  • PSA Silver Medal
  • FIAP Bronze Medal
  • PSA Bronze Medal
  • FIAP Ribbon x 3 Judges Selection
  • PSA Ribbon x 3 Honorable Mention
  • PSNZ Gold Medal x 1 Special Award

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.

This Salon will have an acceptance rate of 20% – 25%


A downloadable e-Catalogue will be on our website.  22 April 2017

Exhibition/Public showings:

There will be a public showing of all the awarded and a representative selection of the accepted images from: 7,-,9 April 2017 as part of the 65th PSNZ National Convention at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, Mount Wellington Auckland New Zealand There will also be an online Gallery showing the wining and accepted images from 22nd April 2017


All four sections will be judged on 3,4,5 March 2017. Judges will be viewing the images using a high definition projection screen from a colour calibrated professional projector Canon WUX5000 with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. 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 other exhibitions.

Return and Notifications:

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 2017/2018


  1. a) 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’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in each section.

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

  1. b) Entries must originate as photographs (image-capture of objects via light sensitivity) made totally by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By submitting an entry, the entrants certify the work as their own (aliases are not permitted), that their images do not incorporate elements photographed or produced by anyone else and that they hold the copyright for all contents of all submitted works.
  2. c) By submitting an entry the entrant permits NZIS 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. Reproduction of the remitted works is allowed in the digital catalogue, except when expressly prohibited by the author. 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. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Copyright of each entry remains the property of the maker.
  3. d) Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker subject to sectional restrictions and PSA Nature and Photo Travel divisional restrictions. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated in Creative section entries only and only if the photographic content predominates.

All final work must be on electronic file. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere in the image. Each of an entrant’s images 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 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.

Multiple images which are substantially similar, including monochrome and colour versions of the same image, may not be entered into one or multiple sections of this Salon. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames.

It is the exhibitor’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 have a box where entrants must agree to comply with the  FIAP document 2014/317 E  “Conditions for application and regulations for organization of international photographic events”  and especially to its chapter II “Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage” dealing  under Section II.2 with  the FIAP participation rules and the red list.

Acceptances in previous NZIS Salons

Images accepted as prints 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


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:

  1. a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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, 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 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 colour (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 colour across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-coloured image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Colour 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.

Nature Definition (PSA & FIAP):

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.
  • Colour 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 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.

Creative Photography

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; artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated, if the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer. 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.

Submission of Works:

Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) website Entries 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