Salon Daguerre 2020

Entry rules

Entry Rules 13st Salon Daguerre (Paris)-2020


The13st Daguerre exhibition is organized by the Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre – 28 ter rue Gassendi 75014 PARIS – France.


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

Note: 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.

5 sections for the digital /projected images

The competition is in digital images and includes 5 categories:

  • Section A: Open theme-monochrome (PID mono)
  • Section B: Open theme-color (PID Color)
  • Section C: “Perspectives” (PID color) – color or monochrome
  • Section D: “Water” (PID color) – color or monochrome
  • Section E: “Festive atmosphere” (PID color)- color or monochrome
Maximum number of images

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.

An image that has already been accepted in a previous edition of Salon Daguerre can not be submitted again.

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.

It is mandatory to give a title to each submitted image. “untitled” is not allowed.

Title of images

Each image shall have a unique title.


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.

Identification of participants

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

Reproduction of submitted images

Unless expressly stated demand of the participant, 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 of the Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bievre (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.

Judgment of images

Digital images will be displayed on a HDTV screen (NEC Multeos M46 HDTV or equivalent) with a pixel resolution of 1920×1080, a luminance higher than 1000 lumens and a contrast ratio higher than 400 :1.

  1. Closing date: Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Paris time
  2.  Judging: From September 4th to 6th , 2020
  3.  Notifications of results: September 22nd, 2020
  4.  Projections, exhibition and awards: October 1st, 2020
  5.  Catalogue : ​November 15th, 2020

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

Jury members
  • Sophie BELLONI-VITOU, France, EFIAP, EFPF,
  •  Denis OLIVIER, France
  • Marcel Van BALKEN, Nederland, MFIAP EFIAP/d3 MPSA RISF1/2/3 ELDAF.
  • Substitute: Hervé WAGNER-France-EFIAP
Entry fees

Individual fees-any country

1 section2 sections3 sections4 sections5 sections
14 €19 € 23 € 26 €28 €

Club fees :

Number of
images / club
1 to 100 imagesFrom the 101st image
Tarif1 € / image
40€ minimum
0.80 € / 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.

Accepting images

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


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 at registration.

Catalog of the competition

An illustrated catalog is sent 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.

Definitions of sections

All submissions must conform to the following definitions to be accepted and validated by all 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.

3-DEFINITION OF “Open” Color

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


Creating the illusion of a three-dimensional world with two-dimensional photos is no small challenge. You can use vanishing lines, high- or low-angle shots, scale variations as well as any natural or artificial means based on line geometry to give your images a sense of depth, dimension, and graphic impact.


Water should be the subject or one of the main subjects of the image. Flowing, stagnant, unfurling water! The photographs can be taken in a natural environment that is either rural or urban. They could represent obvious spaces, such as the seaside, a river, a lake or a pond, or more unexpected scenes, such as a simple pool or even an aquarium. Water should be shown in its liquid form (no snow, no steam, no ice).


The image illustrates a ritual, a party, a celebration, a sports, cultural or social event and is dominated by jubilation or joy. It captures the excitement of a moment, the joyful dynamics of a group, the positive energy created and carried by a group. The image highlights an atmosphere, gaiety and cohesion shared by a community of individuals at a given moment. The presence of these individuals may be explicit or simply suggested. Images representing political events are not accepted.

Conditions related to PSA and FIAP patronage

The aforementioned conditions and the following conditions (PSA and FIAP) are to be respected to claim to participate in the 13st Salon Daguerre.


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:

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.

Drone Policy:

The Board approved a new policy on the use of drones and it is available here.

The policy has a legal section which basically requires members to follow whatever laws exist in the country in which they are using a drone.

There is also an ethical component to the policy and it states : One of the tenets of photography, is that the safety and well-being of the subject, photographer and surroundings is of paramount importance over the capturing of the photograph.

The purpose of this section is to prevent any interference with other individuals or animals which will or may cause a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way an individual or animal interacts with its environment.

1. May not fly a drone above people for the purpose of photographing their activity, unless permission is granted in writing
2. May not fly or photograph animals in their natural habitat, especially nesting areas and locations where the animal is already under stress (winter survival, migratory feeding, protecting young). Photographing scenery/landscapes is permissible.
3. May not fly or photograph in any designated wilderness area.

Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.


Participation in this competition implies full acceptance of the present rules. As the competition is under the patronage of the FIAP, the participants, by the sole fact of submitting their photographs or files, accept without exception and without objection the following conditions:

  • that the images presented can be examined by FIAP to determine if they comply with the FIAP rules and definitions, even if the participant is not a member of FIAP,
  • that FIAP will use all the means at its disposal for this purpose,
  • that any refusal to cooperate with the FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or the fact of not providing sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP,
  • that in the event of sanctions pronounced following breaches of the FIAP rules, the name of the participant concerned will be published in any useful form in order to inform the organizers of these breaches.

In addition, it is recommended to leave the EXIF ​​data intact in the submitted files to facilitate any investigation.

Files will be kept for control purposes for a period not exceeding 12 months or the end of the next year of the same event, whichever is later.

Data protection

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.

You can claim the execution of your rights by postal mail addressed to Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bievre, 28 ter rue Gassendi, 75014 Paris, France.


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.

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.