Salon Daguerre 2024

Rules 2024


Patronage FIAP : 2024/435 ; FPF 2024/10 ; PSA 2024/1371

1. Promoter

The 17th Salon International 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:

2. Participants

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

3. Sections for the digital /projected images

The competition is in digital images and includes 5 sections :

  • Section A: “Open monochrome” (PID Monochrome – Monochrome only),
  • Section B: “Backlighting” (PID Monochrome – Monochrome only),
  • Section C: “Open color” (PID Color) – color only – monochrome not allowed,
  • Section D: “Rainy days” (PID Color) – color only – monochrome not allowed,
  • Section E: “Sign Language” (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.

4. Entry fees

  1. Individual fees-any country
1 section2 sections3 sections4 sections5 sections
14 euros19 euros23 euros26 euros28 euros
  1. Club fees

For a club from any country, the pricing principle is the following:

  • The club will be charged for each participant as follow: 
1 section2 sections3 sections4 sections5 sections
14 euros19 euros23 euros26 euros28 euros
  • Nevertheless, the Club fee can be discounted as follow:
Number of club participantsLess than 5 participantsfrom 5 to 11 participantsfrom 12 participants
Fee’s discountNo discount35% of the club fee is discounted45% of the club fee is discounted

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.

5. Calendar

Subscriptions will be opened on Saturday, March 15th, 2024.

  • Closing date: Sunday, September 22nd, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Paris time
  • Judging : From October 11th  to October 13th, 2024
  • Notifications of results : October 20st, 2024
  • Projections : November 7th, 2024
  • Online gallery posted by: December 12th, 2024
  • Catalog online by : December 12th, 2024
  • Award mailed by: December 12th, 2024

6. Jury members

  • Carmen LEARDINI, AFIAP, HonFLPA, Luxemburg,
  • Fernand BRAUN, AFIAP, HonFLPA, Luxemburg,
  • Régis RAMPNOUX, MPSA, EFIAP, France.

7. Prize awards – A total of 700 euro prize money

Awards for best authors :

  • A prize of 300 euro and a special FIAP blue badge will reward the Salon Daguerre Best 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).

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.
    Each image will receive 1 sole award.
  • FPF trophies will reward the best FPF authors obtaining the maximum of ranking (one trophy per section).

Award for the best Club :

  • A prize of 400 euro 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 ES-COE. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who is on the PSA Penalties List for Ethics Violation. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances.

Image creation and ownership: In all sections of the exhibition, images must originate as photographs made by the entrant. They may not incorporate identifiable images produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, replacement skies, or stock images). Images created in whole or in part by image creation software (frequently called ‘AI’ images) are not allowed. Editing or alteration of images is permitted within the limits specified in the relevant section definitions that are available here

Any person submitting or attempting to submit a totally AI generated image that does not begin with a light capture from the maker, from any Photographic Society of America exhibition, social media, event, or publication, other than for editorial purposes, shall be prohibited from PSA for a period of from 3 years to life.

FIAP Honours : In conformity with the documents published by FIAP concerning their Distinctions, the acceptances in salons under FIAP Patronage will be taken into account for AFIAP, AV-AFIAP, EFIAP, EFIAP levels, AV-EFIAP, AV- EFIAP Levels, CAFIAP and CEFIAP distinctions.

PSA Star Ratings : To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same way 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.

Reproduction : 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. The Photographic Society of America (PSA) may request specific permission from entrants to reproduce entered images in its educational materials. The terms of that permission will be mutually agreed between the entrant and PSA except in the circumstances where the entered image is found to breach the PSA Ethics Policy. In those circumstances the image may be reproduced by PSA, without the entrant’s further permission, for educational purposes to illustrate serious exhibition rule violations. For those reproductions, the entrant’s name will be withheld. 

Entries will not be accepted from entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced in materials related to the exhibition.  The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright

Re-use of accepted images : Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class in any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.

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. Entrants may not enter identical or similar images into the same section or different sections of the same exhibition. Similar is defined as almost identical in subject, composition, props, lighting, or technique so that a reasonable person viewing the entries together would decide the entrant has duplicated the previous image except for minor changes.

Titles : Each image must have a unique title that relates to the content 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 entrant. 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.

10. 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 “horizontal” and 1080 pixels in “vertical”.

Portrait orientation images should be no larger than 1080 pixels in “vertical” dimension.

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 of 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. At no stage will a judge be able to view all the entrant’s images together.

11. 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. All Jury will Judge all sections.  Award session will be done at the same venue by all jury present viewing the images together.

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 no more than 30%, to comply with FIAP and PSA acceptance ratio.

12. Data protection

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including physical addresses, 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, agree and accept that by entering this exhibition, your participation status which includes your first and last name, name of the country used during registration at the exhibition, number of sections entered and number of photos entered in those sections will be made public in a published status list and that the results of your entry shall be made public in exhibition gallery, exhibition catalog. You also agree and accept the policy regarding non-compliance to the rules of PSA.

You agree as well the policies regarding breaches of rules of the FIAP.

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.

13. 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 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 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. Images that show live creatures being fed to captive animals, birds or reptiles are not permitted under any circumstances.

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.  Entrants in PSA recognized exhibitions should comply with all relevant laws and regulations, associated with aerial photography, in the country in which the image was taken.  

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

13.1 Section “Open Monochrome” PID-MONOCHROME

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

Definition of monochrome image (PSA)

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey 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.

Definition of monochrome image (FIAP)

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.

13.2 Section “Backlighting” PID-MONOCHROME

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.

Additionally, for the submitted images, the light source must be behind the person, object or whatever is the subject of the photograph. In other words, the light (whether natural or artificial) is opposite the photographer and the subject is lit up from behind. Play around with light, shadow, contrast.

13.3 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.

13.4 Section “Rainy days” PID-COLOR

Bring out your raincoats and umbrellas! We will be looking for images of falling rain, from a few drops to a real downpour, as well as the traces left by rain on streets, cars, plants, etc. Subjects may include drenched passers-by, children playing in a puddle, raindrops on windows revealing a barely visible landscape or streetscape beyond. The possibilities are endless, and may involve everything from the use of wide angle lenses to macrophotography.

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

13.4 Section “Sign Language” PID-COLOR

On the ground, walls, or on signboards; in streets, stations, subways, shopping centers, museums, hospitals … signs are all around us. They show us the way, tempt us, forbid us…. Make use of the graphic nature of signage with its repetitions, its contradictions, or its connection to the surrounding environment. Obviously signs must be a key element in your composition.

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

14. 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 17th “Salon Daguerre”.

Breaches of Rules

FIAP : Each entrant to FIAP salons must observe the rules of FIAP and conform to the regulations of the current FIAP Patronage Regulations document and document 038/2023.

Any entrant, whose image shows anything suspicious in regard to compliance with FIAP regulations or definitions, can be asked by the organiser or by FIAP, to submit the original capture file (file containing the data recorded by the sensor; ie: the RAW or the original unretouched JPEG files) plus the file of the images immediately before and immediately following the questionable image. If the entrant fails to provide what is required, he/she can be sanctioned.

The names of sanctioned entrants will be put on a list, known as the FIAP Red List, which will be available to the organisers of FIAP salons via the salon’s profile page on the platform. A sanctioned person’s participation in any event of FIAP will be restricted or banned depending on the case. In addition, they cannot be appointed as a judge in a salon under FIAP patronage, organise a salon with FIAP patronage, nor apply for FIAP distinctions and they lose the right to use any FIAP distinctions they have formerly received.

IMPORTANT: Concerning entries that originated as digital photographs, authors must preserve intact with no alteration, the original metadata of images. In case of dispute relating to compliance with FIAP regulations, the fact of FIAP not being able to access this important data could result in the author being sanctioned.

Any person who is found guilty of using photographic material that was not captured in camera by that person will be excluded for life from FIAP activities.

Salon chairmen, persons closely involved in the organisation of the salon and persons in charge of the handling of the salon software are not allowed to participate in the salon.

Sanctions : Each entrant to FIAP salons acknowledges that they will incur sanctions if they breach the FIAP regulations. (see FIAP document 038/2023).

PSA : Non-compliance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) : Any person submitting or attempting to submit a totally AI generated image that does not begin with a light capture from the maker, from any Photographic Society of America exhibition, social media, event, or publication, other than for editorial purposes, shall be prohibited from PSA for a period of from 3 years to life.

See the PSA Ethics Policy at

See the PSA statement on Subject Matter at

If, in the discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges, an entrant has submitted that may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, they are allowed to request unedited or raw files of the submitted image.

For composite images all files are required.

Exhibition organizers may verify that:

a) the images are the original work of the entrant

b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these ES-COE

Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.

PSA retains the right to investigate all complaints, impose penalties 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 processing and/or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to the entry rules and will be subject to penalties for any violations to these Conditions of Entry or to PSA’s Statement of Ethics.

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 040/2023 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 038/2023 « 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 040/2023, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”

Pictures created by artificial intelligence are not allowed in this salon! All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. Offenders will be sanctioned for life!

PSA NOTICE : When entrants fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry they will see the following feature to affirm they have read these Conditions of Entry

“I hereby confirm that I have read and understood and agree to the Conditions of Entry of this exhibition. I have read and understood the PSA document to be found at . I am aware that PSA may apply penalties for non-compliance to these Conditions of Entry”

Failure to agree will mean that the application will not proceed.

15. 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.

Glossaire / Glossary

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