The 11th Int. exhibiton of art photography - Photo Salon Kumanovo 2017 is exhibition of art photography organised by Photo Cinema Club Kozjak from Kumanovo, Macedonia.


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. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.

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. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions. All final work must be electronic file. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.


The 11th Int. exhibiton of art photography - Photo Salon Kumanovo 2017 is divided in 6 sections, all digital:


Entry fee is required for all participants and is 25 euros (30 $). For CLUBS (10 or more by participants) 20% discount. Registration fee can be paid via PayPal. All instructions can be found at photosalon.kozjak.mk

The fee can be also paid by postal mail along with the CD with photographs sent to the club address:

PCC Kozjak;B.B.Gucman b.b. (Korner); 1300 Kumanovo; Macedonia

For Macedonian authors the participation fee is 900 denars for all sections, paid on the following bank account:

FKK Kozjak Kumanovo; bank account: 270 0641651901-66; bank: HalkBank Skopje

All members of FSM are exempted of participation fee.

Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be considered. By participating in the contest, the author agrees with the propositions and the rules of the organizers.


In order to participate in the 11th Photo Salon Kumanovo 2017, the authors apply with monochrome and color photos.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, category, or class. The maximum dimensions 1920 pixels horizontal x 1080 vertical, 300 dpi JPG compressions 7-10. The maximum total size must not exceed 2 megabytes.

Samsung 5100 Class Full HD 40", 1920x1080 will be used to display the images to the judges.

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:

i. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.

ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA Recognized exhibition.

Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image entered in a PSA Recognized exhibition.

All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each exhibition entered to receive proper credit.

With 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 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 and 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. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations


The authors who have paid the participation fee and participate in this exhibition will receive high-quality catalogue printed on paper (*****). The format of the Catalogue is 240mm x 240mm with 98 pages. The organizer can use the exhibited works for reproduction in the catalog and to promote the exhibition free of charge.


Closing date: 15.01.2017

Selection: 05.02.2017 Kumanovo, Macedonia

Mailing Notification Cards: 12.02.2017

Exhibition date: 31.03.2017 at Art Gallery of City Kumanovo

Mailing of the Awards 20.04.2017

Mailing of the Catalogues 20.04.2017

The results can be viewed at the website: photosalon.kozjak.mk


On line entry

Conditions of entry and upload are avaliable at the website: photosalon.kozjak.mk

All information about form or submitting entries may be obtained at: pcckozjak@gmail.com or at the address Milena Ilievska, B.B Gucman bb (Korner) 1300 Kumanovo, Macedonia +389 70 689 166


Milena Ilievska
B.B Gucman bb (Korner) 1300 Kumanovo, Macedonia
Tel: +389 70 689 166


Boro Rudic, MF FSM, AFIAP(Macedonia)

Borislav Milovanović, EFIAP/b, PPSA, GPU CR3 (Serbia)

Rasa Milojevic, EFIAP/g, EsFIAP, MF FSS, HonPESGSPC, HonTAMAPC, (Serbia)

Alternative: Cvetan Gavrovski, MF FSM, AFIAP(Macedonia)


At 11th Int. exhibition of art photography - Photo Salon Kumanovo 2014 there will be awarded these medals (183 awards):

FIAP badge for best author


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 Definitions

FIAP Definition of the Black and White Photography (monochrome)

FIAP Definition of the Black and White Photography (monochrome) This definition supersedes the Document 223 and the INFO 1991/12.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 color 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 color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

PSA, FIAP, and RPS Nature Definition as of 1 January 2015

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, 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 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 the 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.

PSA Definitions


Entries must originate as photographs (image-capture 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/her own and 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. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.


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 grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)

A grayscale 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.