Salon Daguerre 2023

Entry rules 2023

  1. Promoter

The 16th Salon Daguerre exhibition, hereafter named “Salon Daguerre” or “Exhibition”, is organized by:

  • Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre – 28 ter rue Gassendi 75014 PARIS – France.
  • Chairman: Emmanuel Lore
  • Email of chairman:
  • Website:
  1. Participants

The competition is open to anyone: non-professional and professional photographers aged 18 or more.

  1. Sections for the digital /projected images

The competition is in digital images and includes 5 sections:

  • Section A: “Open monochrome” (PID Mono),
  • Section B: “High angle / Low angle” (PID Mono),
  • Section C: “Open color” (PID Color) – color only – monochrome not allowed,
  • Section D: “Tree / Trees” (PID Color) – color only – monochrome not allowed,
  • Section E: “On the road” (PID Color) – color only – monochrome not allowed.

Entries are limited to 4 images per author and per section, ie a maximum number per author of 20 photos. An image that has already been accepted in a previous edition of Salon Daguerre cannot be resubmitted.

  1. Entry fees
  1. Individual fees-any country
1 category2 categories3 categories4 categories5 categories
14 euros19 euros23 euros26 euros28 euros
  1. Club fees
Number of photos / club1 to 100 imagesFrom the 101th image
Fees1 euro per image 40 euros minimum80 cents per image

Entry fees must be paid when registering images on the salon dedicated website.

Payment is made by PayPal or by credit card via PayPal.

Entries without receipt of payment will neither be judged nor projected.

  1. Calendar

Subscriptions will be opened on Saturday 18th of March, 2023.

  • Closing date: Sunday, May 28th, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. Paris time
  • Judging : From June 9th to June 11th, 2023
  • Notifications of results : June 25th, 2023
  • Projections :June 29th, 2023
  • Award mailed by: July 31th, 2023
  • Online gallery posted by: June 29th, 2023
  • Catalog online by : ​July 24th, 2023
  1. Jury members
  • Ana SARTORI, Professional photographer, Brazil,
  • Patrick BAUDUIN, Author photographer, Grand prix d’auteur 2020 de la FPF, France,
  • Régis RAMPNOUX, France, EFIAP,
  • Substitute : Francis DECROIX, ambassador FPF 2022
  1. Prizes-Awards – A total of 900 euro prize money

Awards for best authors:

  • A prize of 250 euros and a special FIAP blue badge will reward the Salon Daguerre Best Author.
  • A prize of 250 euros and a A FPF gold medal will reward the Salon Daguerre Best Woman Author.

The ranking of the best author and of the best woman author will be carried out according to the rules of the FIAP (more acceptances all sections combined). The same person may be rewarded with the two prices.

Awards for each section of the exhibition, according to ranking order:

  • Gold medals from PSA, FIAP, FPF will reward best works,
  • Silver medals from PSA, FIAP, FPF will reward best works,
  • 4 FIAP blue ribbons will reward each judge’s favorite choice or best works not already rewarded.
    FPF trophies will reward the best FPF authors obtaining the maximum of ranking (one trophy per section).

Each image will receive 1 sole award.

Award for the best Club:

  • A prize of 400 euros will reward the best Club.

To participate to the best club ranking, the 3 following conditions are required:

– The club being affiliated with a national photographic federation,

– Presenting at least images of 3 photographers,

– Obtaining 8 or more accepted images.

The best club will be the one that combines its best 8 images, the highest ranking. In case of ex-aequo, the final decision will be made by the judges. They will choose between the clubs with the same awarded points.

Each author receives the notification of his results to the e-mail address he has previously communicated when he gets inscribed.

  1. Catalog of the competition

A catalog containing the winning photographs and many accepted images is made available to all participants, digitally.

The catalogue will be downloadable by using a link that will be provided to each author.
The catalogue will be available as well on the salon website ( ) as well as the accepted images.

  1. Exhibition requirements

Image and entry requirements

This Exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.
Sanctions: Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is currently sanctioned by PSA.

PSA Star Ratings: To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings

Image Creation: Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.

Certification: By virtue of submitting an image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own (.Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed. 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.

Alteration and Computer Generation: Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the author.

Re-use of accepted images: Once an image has been accepted in this exhibition it may not be entered again in any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA/FIAP recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title.

Entry: An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once.

Titles: Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

Color and Monochrome: Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.

  1. Sending images

The registration and the transfer of images have to be made on the website:

Images will be uploaded in JPEG format on the Salon Daguerre website, using the indicated procedure. Image size must not exceed 1920 pixels in width and 1080 pixels in height.

Portrait orientation images should be no larger than 1080 pixels. The image file size must not exceed 2Mo.

Non compliant images will be rejected during the uploading procedure.

Copyright: Photos submitted must be free of any constraint and must not in any way prejudice the rights of any natural or legal person whatsoever. All parts of the image must be photographed by the author who holds the copyright of all the works presented.

No title or participant identification should be visible on the image.

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP:

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 will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

An image may be entered in only one section.

  1. Judging method

Judging will take place at Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre, 28 ter, rue Gassendi, 75014 Paris-France.

All judges will take place in the same area in order to view images altogether.

The digital images will be displayed on a 4K Panasonic TX-55GZ1000 screen which will be color calibrated. This projection equipment will display the images at exactly 100% of their resolution (that is, that the images will not be enlarged beyond their native resolution).

Accepting images: The jury selects the accepted images and its decisions are final. Targeted acceptance ratio will be between 20% and 25%, to comply with FIAP acceptance ratio.

  1. Data protection

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.

Unless the participant expressly indicates otherwise, the organizers reserve the right to reproduce, in the interest of this event, the photos, indicating the name of the author.

As such, the reproductions of the photographs can be used in various communication tools of the Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre (website, show site, Facebook, Instagram, publications as well as for the show catalog) without commercial use.

The organizers cannot, under any circumstances, be held responsible for any disputes and disputes.

  1. Definitions of sections

All submissions must conform to the following definitions to be accepted and validated by all International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.


Statement on Subject Matter applicable to all sections

The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with FIAP patronage or PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the creature being killed, injured or stressed is visible in the captured image.

There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment.

Entry in this exhibition is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with these General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with FIAP patronage/PSA recognition.

Further details on the PSA’s drone policy may be found at

  1. Section “Open Monochrome” PID-MONO:

All techniques are allowed. Creativity is allowed in this category. The images must be monochrome, and correspond to the PSA and FIAP definitions below:


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.


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 the 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.

2. Section “High angle / Low angle” PID-MONO:

This section is a Monochrome section. Thus, submitted images must respect the definitions of the paragraphs “DEFINITION OF MONOCHROME IMAGE (PSA)” and “DEFINITION OF MONOCHROME IMAGE (FIAP) here above.

We invite you to play with the angle of your shots, to show your best images from above or below. Whether looking up or looking down, all subjects are possible. Landscapes, architecture, portraits, … have fun with perspectives by following in the footsteps of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Alexandre Rodtchenko or Berenice Abbott and many others.

3. Section “Open Color” PID-COLOR:

All techniques are allowed. Creativity is allowed in this category.
An important remark is that MONOCHROME IMAGES are not allowed in that section.

4. Section “Tree / Trees” PID-COLOR:

For this series, the main subject of your photos must be a tree or trees. Photographs may be taken in nature, in parks or gardens or in an urban environment. The trees may be numerous or solitary, taken with a wide angle lens or in close-up, but in all cases the tree or trees must dominate the scene.

An important remark is that MONOCHROME IMAGES are not allowed in that section.

5. Section “On the road” PID-COLOR

The road to holidays, to discovery, to adventure. The road that takes you somewhere else, somewhere far away, mysterious. Or the road you take every day, in your own neighbourhood, familiar. Make the road the story, an invitation to follow you, whether or not you walk in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, famous author of « On the Road ». It’s up to you to describe your road.

An important remark is that MONOCHROME IMAGES are not allowed in that section.

  1. Conditions related to PSA and FIAP patronage

The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and FIAP.
The aforementioned conditions and the following conditions (PSA and FIAP) are to be respected to claim to participate in the 16th Salon Daguerre.

Breaches of Rules

FIAP: The mention 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. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations. 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.

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.

If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to sanction for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result. If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.

FIAP NOTICE: In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organiser must make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.

FIAP documents 018/2017 and 017/2017 must be linked to this paragraph so that participants can consult it.

PSA 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

  1. Contact for any question

In case of any question and or any complementary information, feel free to contact Emmanuel LORE – General Chairman:

Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre – 28 ter rue Gassendi 75014 PARIS – France.


FIAP : Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique / International Federation of Photographic Art

FPF : Fédération Photographique de France / French Federation of Photographic

PSA : Association de photographie d’Amérique / Photographic Society of America /