Salon Daguerre 2017

Salon Daguerre 2017 – Entry Rules

Art 1 – 10th Daguerre exhibition organized by the Photoclub Paris Val de Bièvres – 28 ter rue Gassendi 75014 PARIS – France.

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

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.

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

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. The same image cannot be submitted at the same time for the print contest and for the digital contest.

Art 3-Print and digital salon

3 sections for the digital / projected images

  • Section A: open theme-monochrome 4 images maximum per author
  • Section B: open theme-color 4 images maximum per author
  • Section C: In the city -4 images maximum per author

3 sections for the print section

  • Section E: open theme-monochrome-4 images maximum per author
  • Section F: open theme- color-4 images maximum per author
  • Section G: Travel-4 images maximum per author.

Unlimited number of authors by club.

Art 4- Sending images

The images (digital or print) must be registered by following the procedure on Daguerre Show website:

  • For digital images, the transmission is on the site.
  • For print images, recording is done on the site that will assign an identification number to each image, that has to be written in the back of the image before sending by post.

Words such as “untitled” or “no title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title.

Digital images

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 : height  should be no larger than 1080 pixels).

The image file size must not exceed 2 Mo.

It is mandatory to give a title to each submitted image.

Sending images submissions on CD and or by email are not allowed.

Print images

They are defined as any impression after a photographic process: film photography or digital photograph printed.

When recording print images, a unique identification number will be assigned to the recorded image. This identification number has to be put on the back of the print image before sending by post.

Registration for the paper salon will be in two steps:

1) Connect to the following web site link:, in order to fill up the registration form.

You will be offered at that time to save your print image in a digital format, in order to ease the implementation of the digital catalog and their possible use on the website or others media the photography Club use.
Images will be judged on their printed format.
A unique identification number will be assigned to the recorded image.

2) Indications for print images

The prints must be submitted on paper whose weight must not be less than 225g / m².

For the exhibition, the printed images selection will be framed by the organizers. Any print received, whatever the size of the image, must be mounted on a light cardboard (maximum thickness of 2 mm) and measure precisely 30 cm x 40 cm (11.8″x 15.75″) to fit our frames. The dimensions of the photographs themselves are free within these limits.

Any other format cannot be accepted (A3 is not accepted). No frame, glass or fastener are allowed. The use of a mat is not essential.

Each print must be identified with the following on the back, in CAPITAL LETTERS:

    For Club :Each club must register and is given a unique club identification number. Each author puts the given club identification number on the subscription form.
    The title on the backs of the prints must match the titles of the prints on the Entry Form.

Only pressure sensitive (self-adhesive) labels may be used on the backs of unmounted prints.
Digital images will be sent along with the recording.
The print images will be sent if possible in a single package.

Sending your prints

Magasin Retouche
Pour le Photoclub Paris Val-de-Bièvre
28/30 rue de la Reine Blanche
75013 Paris

Art 5- Entry fees

Individual fees

1 section 2 sections 3 sections 4 sections 5 sections 6 sections
Normal fees 14 euros 19 euros 23 euros 26 euros 28 euros 30 euros
FPF fees 12 euros 17 euros 21 euros 24 uros 26 euros 28 euros

Club : Club’s subscription

  • Club means : a mailing adress and a manager
  • Each club must register and is given a unique club identification number.
  • Each author puts the given club identification number on the subscription form.
  • Number of authors are illimited for a club.

Club fees

Number of photos /club from 1 to 100 photos from the 101th photo
Tarif 1 euro per image

40 euros minimum

80 cents euros/image


  • Or  Payment BY CHECK (for France only) -check must be addressed to :
    Photo Club Paris Val de Bièvre (only French-Bank Delivered check will be accepted).


⤊⤊PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO DELIVERY TIMES. The works received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Art 6 –  Prints return

Prints will only be returned if requested postage fee is paid. Non-returned prints will be destroyed.

The entrant must sign the entry submittal form in the space provided to verify authorization for the exhibition to destroy the exhibitor’s prints in lieu of returning them otherwise the full entry fee shall apply if the exhibition does have separate fees for return of prints and non-return of prints.

Postage fees:


Per batch of 12 images
France 6 euros
Europe 12 euros
International 24 euros


Up to 40 images From the 41st image
France 9 euros 10 cents per image
Europe 18 euros 20 cents per image
International 36 euros 60 cents per image

Art 7- Awards:

Medals, ribbons trophies from FPF, FIAP, PSA and GPU will be awarded to the best works.
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.

6 FIAP gold medals and 6 FIAP silver medals.
6 GPU gold medals and 6 UPI silver medals.
6 PSA gold medals and 6 PSA silver medals.
6 FPF trophies and 6 FPF Gold medals
1 FIAP Special Blue Badge for Best author of the Salon.

Art 8- Photos submitted must be free from coercion and shall in no case affect the rights of any person or entity whatsoever.

Art 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, publications as well as the exhibition catalog) without commercial use.

The organizers cannot, under any circumstances, be liable for any legal disputes.

Art 10- Calendar

  1. Closing date: February 2d, 2017
  2. Judging: February 11th and 12th, 2017 (for print)
    February 18th and 19th, 2017 (for digital)
  3. Notifications: until February, 26th, 2017
  4. Projections, exhibition and awards: March, 6th to 19th, 2017
  5. Catalogue : April, 17th 2017

Judging will take place at the Mairie, place Ferdinand Brunot, 75014 Paris,France.
Exhibition will take place in Annexe de la Mairie, 14 rue Pierre Castagnou, 75014 Paris-France.

Art 11-Jury members

3 jury members for print images and 3 jury members for digital images

Print images:

  • Frances dal Chele (USA)
  • Pierre Pedelmas (France)
  • Shinya Susumu (Japan)
  • Substitute: Agnès Vergnes (France)

Digital/Projected images

  • Claudine Lainé (France)
  • Bénédicte Thomas (Belgique)
  • Anouk Graux (France)
  • Substitute: Frédéric Antérion (France)

Art 12- Projection of digital images will be displayed on a 46″ LCD monitor (NEC Multeos M46) with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080, a luminance adjusted to  120 cd/m² and a contrast ratio of  400 :1 minimum.

Art 13-By submitting image(s) to the 10th Salon Daguerre, you acknowledge acceptance of, and full compliance with the above rules.

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.


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.

Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. 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.

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, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

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

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:

  1. May not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  2. 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.


If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances. In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure 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. This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) 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, 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.

Art 14- For any question and or any complementary information, feel free to contact Anne CHIOMENTO-Salon Chairman:

Thanks to indicate in your request if your question relates to print submission or to digital submission.


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



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.

PSA DEFINITION : 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.

2/-Definition of photography: “Open” Color

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

3/-Photo travel definition (PSA):

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations.  Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate.  Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.  Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

4/- In the City-definition

A photograph of this subject will present the characteristics of a town or of life in the city. So we accept photographs showing the social, cultural, sporting, economic of the city where the urban environment is identifiable. Urban transport, architecture in an urban setting, street events, marches are all subjects acceptable for this category.

The techniques that add, move or remove an item, with the exception of a simple cropping, are not permitted. All corrections must seem natural. The conversion to black and white is permitted. Any other alteration, as infrared, is unacceptable.