Salon Daguerre 2019

12th Salon Daguerre 2019 – Entry Rules

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12th SALON DAGUERRE (Paris) 2019

1. The 12th Daguerre exhibition is organized by the Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre – 28 ter rue Gassendi 75014 PARIS – France.

2. The competition is open to anyone: non-professional and professional photographers.

In the registration form, a feature will ask the author to confirm that he has read and accepted the entry requirements. If the author has not confirmed this point, the registration will not be taken into account.

3. 5 sections for the digital / projected images

  • Section A: Open theme-monochrome (PID mono)
  • Section B: Open theme-color (PID Color)
  • Section C: “Games of shadow” (PID color) – color or monochrome
  • Section D: “Street photography” (PID color) – color or monochrome
  • Section E: “The frame in the frame” (PID color)- color or monochrome

4. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, 20 images maximum per author. Images entered in one section cannot be entered in any of the other sections. The same image cannot be submitted in color version and in the monochrome version.

5. Sending images

The registration and the transfer of images have to be made on the website: http://
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 2MB.
Sending images submissions on CD and/or by email are not allowed.
It is mandatory to give a title to each submitted image. “untitled” is not allowed.

6. Each image shall have a unique title.

7. Photos submitted must be free from coercion and shall in no case affect the rights of any person or entity whatsoever.

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

9. The organizers reserve the right to reproduce, in the interest of the event, the images exhibited by indicating the name of the author. As such, the reproductions of photographs may be used in a variety of club communication tools (website, show website, Facebook, Instagram, publications as well as the exhibition catalog) without commercial use.
The organizers cannot, under any circumstances, be liable for any legal disputes.

10. Digital images will be displayed on a NEC Multeos M46 HDTV with a pixel resolution of 1920×1080, a luminance higher than 1000 lumens and a contrast ration higher than 400 :1.

11. Calendar

  •  Closing date: May 6, 2019
  •  Judging: May 10, 11 and 12, 2019
  •  Notifications of results: May 25, 2019
  •  Projections, exhibition and awards: June 6, 2019
  •  Catalogue: ​July 20, 2019

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

12. Jury members

  • Anouk GRAUX, France
  • Janos KOVACS, Luxembourg, EFIAP
  • Jean-Louis CHATELAIS, France, AFIAP and EFPF
  • Substitute: Hervé WAGNE, France, EFIAP

13. Entry fees

Individual fees – any country

Number of sections12345

Club fees

Number of photos1 to 100 imagesfrom the 101th image
Fees1€ per image
minimum 40€
0.80€ 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.

14. The jury selects the accepted images and its decisions are final.

15. Prizes-Awards

The authors of the winning works will receive 750 € prize money (250 € for the best individual author and 500 € for the best club), gold and silver medals (PSA, FIAP, FPF) will reward best work. FPF trophies award best FPF authors obtaining the maximum of ranking (one trophy per section),

The ranking of the best author (special FIAP blue badge) will be carried out according to the rules of the FIAP (more acceptances all sections combined).

To participate to the best club ranking, the 2 following conditions are required:

  • presenting at least images of 3 photographers
  • obtaining 8 or more accepted images.

The best club will be the one that combines on 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

16. 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.


All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.


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.

17-3. DEFINITION OF “Open” Color

All techniques are allowed. Creativity is allowed in this category.


Playing with light and shadows, revealing and hiding, concealing and showing shadows or shadows as a fundamental element of the composition of the image is the challenge of this theme. Subject and its shadow, shadow only, shadows, backlight, … everything is possible for these games of shadow.


Street photography is practiced in public places such as streets, squares, beaches. It focuses on the human or the signs of human presence, plays on the interaction between man and his environment and captures ephemeral moments, often fragments of everyday life. It is a focus on our lifestyles, our habits, our means of expression. Street photo denounces, has fun or testifies.


A way to compose an image, the frame in the frame allows to give it depth, to show what surrounds the subject, its environment, to differentiate plans. It structures the image and guides the gaze. You can use a multitude of frames: windows, doors, curtains, mirrors, vegetation, rocky vault, opening in a wall, etc…


Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section.

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.

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 are 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:

  1. the images are the original work of the entrant and
  2. 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.


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:

  • that images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is member of FIAP,
  • 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.


By entering the 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 the exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations which 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.


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.

21. For any question and or any complementary information, feel free to contact Isabelle MONDET, General Chairman,

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