International Sillian Organisation 2020

The photo contest is under the patronage of:

International contest calendar

Works received after the 11 October 2020 will not be judged
The judging will be held on the 16 to 18 October 2020
Notification to winners will take place on the 25 October 2020
Private view will be on the 12 December 2020
Exhibition will be held on 12 and 13 December 2020
Catalogues and awards mailed  on the 25 November 2020

International contest rules

The contest is open to photographers from all over the world.
FIAP, PSA, FBP and ISF rules will be applied.

Six sections are allowed: (Projected image)

A: Open Color (PID Color)
B: Open Monochrome (PID Monochrome)
C: Alternative Creativity (PID Color)
D: Nature color (ND Color)
E: Theme “Street Photography” (PID Color)
F: Theme “The night” (PID Color)

Number of pictures : maximum 4 in each category and 4 by entrant. (a max total of 24 pictures).
The images of each participant will be presented to the jury for the corresponding section.
Images already submitted to a previous edition of the ISO contest will not be taken into consideration.

The entrant declares that he/she is the only copyright holder of the material submitted.

Files must be in JPEG(.jpg) high resolution, format  horizontal 1920 pxl and vertical 1080 pxl
Each file must not exceed 3.000kb.
Title length must be less than 35 characters and can not contain special characters.
Notice: The following characters will be automatically removed from image titles as they may cause the server software to process them incorrectly: ‘ ” . , ! ( ) % $ \ / ? – _ # ~ @ &
Images will be judged using a multimedia projector DLP 4k UHD 3840 x 2160 pixels 3000 lumens
operating in sRGB color space.

Except when expressly prohibited by the author, the PC Double Declic reserves the right to reproduce, without any remuneration to the photographer, the works submitted in all promotional activities, including on the Internet.
The reproduction of the work is allowed in the catalogue, in the journal of the national society, as well as in journals approved by the FIAP.
In this matter, copyright rules will be strictly followed.

Winners will be asked (by email immediately after judging) to provide higher resolution images for printing.
Entries submitted will not be returned.
By entering the competition the photographer accepts the present rules in full.
Situations none described in the here above rules will be of the sole competence of the organizers.

Uploading files over the internet

Registration, forwarding of files and payment of the the entry fee (Paypal) will take place accordingly to instructions on the screen published on our website.

Entry fees

Participation for:
– 4 sections with downloadable catalog via internet: 15
– 6 sections with downloadable catalog via internet: 20
In the absence of entry fee in due time, the material submitted will not be judged.


For the best author of the contest:  Blue Pins FIAP
FIAP, PSA, FBF, FCP, EPHA and ISF medals and ribbons will honor the best works.
Honorable mentions and certificates will honor the best entrants and best pictures in each category.

In each section, there will be one prize awarded by author.
All participants will be able to download the catalog (zip format) with the winning and selected works.

Jury members may not take part to the contest.
Any entrant sharing club membership with a jury member may take part to the contest, but will not be eligible for any prize.
The Double Déclic retains however the right to reward such entrant by a special prize.

Winning entries will be forwarded to the FIAP, ISF and PSA for entry in the lists of the statistics of the results.

Judging by the jury is the final decision.


The jury

MARTIN Dominique X X X
PAILLE Jean-Claude – EFIAP X X X


·         Monochrome definition :


A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with added an accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.


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.

·         Nature Color (PSA ND) PSA & FIAP Nature

Definition (New combined definition for 2015) 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 allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale Monochrome. Infrared images, either directcaptures or derivations, are not allowed.


·         Notes:

FIAP-That by 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 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. As mentioned in II.2) it is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

PSA-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.


COGNEAU Jean-François
Chaussée d’Ath 46 à 7850 Enghien / Belgium


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