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International Exhibition of Photography 2020

Closing Date: 10.09.2020.

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Report cards: 10.10.2020.

Mimara Museum, Roosevelt Square 5, Zagreb, Croatia
Exhibition stays open till 02.12.2020.

Sending awards and printed catalogue: 10.12.2020.


39th Zagreb salon - International Exhibition of Photography 2020.

Conditions and regulations - PDF version



Zagreb Salon is international contest of art photography organized by Fotoklub Zagreb, Croatia. 39th Zagreb Salon will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and practices of The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), and in accordance to the regulations of The Photographic Society of America (PSA).


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.

bAn 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. 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 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 “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image.
- 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.
- may not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.

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.

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.


- There are 4 sections, all digital:

A) OPEN COLOR (color digital) PSA PID COLOR
C) SHADOWS (color/monochrome digital) PSA PID COLOR
D) ARCHITECTURE (color/monochrome digital) PSA PID COLOR
Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.

i. Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.
ii. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings.
iii. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

Monochrome images may not be entered in PID Color sections.


- Uploading will be through our web site: (Entry form filled online).

- Photos must be in JPG file format:
- Max. size of the longer image side: 4000 px
- Min. size of the longer image side: 3000 px
- Max. size of the shorter image side: 3000 px
- Min. size of the shorter image side: 2000 px
- Max. file size: 4,0 MB
- Images will be judged with Samsung QE55Q950R TV
- Photos selected for the exhibition will be printed by the organizer.


10 € without printed catalog
20 € with printed catalog

REGULAR PRICE for all 4 sections (from 06.07.2020.)
15 € without printed catalog
25 € with printed catalog

10 € for groups of 10 or more authors without printed catalog
The fee can be paid only with PayPal at:
- Participation fee is mandatory for all participants.


PSA Monochrome Definition for PID monochrome
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 images may not be entered in PID Color sections. All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

FIAP Definition of the black and white photography (monochrome)
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.

Information and contact:
Salon chairman
Hrvoje Mahovic
Ilica 29, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia


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. Method of submitting entries and any specific format or title requirements.
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.


Member Bio image

Fulvio Merlak

Born in Trieste in 1948, Fulvio Merlak has been involved in photography since the juvenile age. Since 1983 he has held the position of President of the Fincantieri-Wärtsilä Photographic Club of Trieste. From 1991 it develops activity of cultural operator in the field of visual communication. He has coordinated the realization of many reviews, promoting at the same time numerous seminars and advanced image reading courses and he has taken care the publication of some photographic volumes. From 2002 to 2011 he has covered the position of President of the Italian Federation of Photographic Associations (FIAF), for then to be named Honorary President of the same. He is currently Director of the FIAF Events Department, and member of some national Scientific Committees.
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Ivana Planinić

Ivana Planinić was born in 1969 in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and, as a young architect, started to explore architectural and urban forms through photographic lenses. In 2013, she obtained a Digital Photography and Processing Specialist qualification, and in 2015 became a member of the International Federation of Photographic Art as the artist of photography, Artiste FIAP (AFIAP). Throughout her photographer’s career, she has been equally engaged in analogue and digital photography. At the contemporary photography competition Rovinj Photodays 2013 her series of photographs 'Zapruđanske limenke' ('Zaprude’s cans') entered the finals in the category Architecture. At the Zagreb street festival Cest is d’best in 2014 she was awarded the first prize for the best documentary photograph, in 2015 the Blue Ribbon as the most successful author and in 2018 the Grand Prix. At the Zagreb Salon International Exhibition of Photography in 2014 she won the FIAP Honorary Ribbon for the photographic collection 'Illusion' and in 2016 she received the FIAP Honorary Ribbon for the photograph 'In between'. In addition, she has had several thematic group exhibitions as a member of the Photographic Association Fotogard and Photo Club Zagreb and three solo exhibitions, i.e. in 2014 she exhibited the series of photographs 'Crystals' and in 2016 and 2019 the series of photographs 'Mamutica' ('Mammoth building').
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Davor Žerjav

Davor Žerjav was born in 1977 in Čakovec. He works as a teacher-advisor in a primary school. Photography has been his companion ever since his early youth and the time of analogue photography, which was presented to him by his father. The appearance of digital technology enables him to devote himself more deeply to the art of photography. In 2010 he joined the Čakovec Photo Club and became its active member. He is a portrait and landscape photographer mainly dedicated to children and adult photography education. He has been writing about photography since 2011 and publishes books in the Čakovec Photo Club. His first book „To Think Photographically“ is primarily intended for beginners in photography and for all the people who want to approach the photography thoughtfully and thoroughly. His second book “The Code of the Photographic Image” was issued in 2014 and is intended for both photographers and a wider audience who want to discover how photography works as a medium. His third book “Creative Macro Photography” was issued in 2016 in cooperation with Petar Sabol, the most awarded Croatian photographer. The book is a specialized handbook of macro photography, in which Peter Sabol, after years of hard work, became a top and recognized master. Along with his first solo photographic exhibition “FACES” held in 2016 he published a photobook.


"I like Zagreb Salon because it is one of the oldes photography salons in the world!"

Mike, USA

"I'd love with my words to thank all the people that voted for me to the international photography competition 37 Zagreb salon 2016 than ive won the silver medal (PSA - photographic Society of America) to the category "open color". special thanks to Vera Juric for her invitation and her support!"

Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Greece

"Zagreb Salon je jedinstveni događaj u ovom dijelu Europe - šteta ga je propustiti kao natjecatelj!"

Alenka, Slovenija

"Bio mi je zadovoljstvo sudjelovati na tako važnom i velikom međunarodom natječaju"

Marta, Poland

"Prijaviti ću se i ove godine, jer je sve bilo iznimno dobro organizirano sa izuzetno kvalitetnim odabirom fotografija"

Siddharth, India

"Cijena je povoljna, žiriranje odlično, a sama izložba u Mimari je doživljaj za sebe - sigurno ću se opet prijaviti!"

Tamara, Cipar



blue badge for the best author of the salon


gold, silver and bronze medal, and 6 FIAP ribbons for each section



gold, silver and bronze medal and 3 PSA ribbons for each section


gold, silver and bronze medal and 3 Honorable mention for each section


award for best Croatian author


Each author can receive only one award in each section.









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