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General Conditions :
Equinox Three - International Salon of Fine Art Photography 2016, is an initiative by Indian Visual Arts Foundation, organizing an international salon under the approved rules of FIAP, PSA, GPU, IUP and FIP. The approval numbers are FIAP / 2016/170; GPU L150130-M5GR2; PSA 2016-095; IUP 2016/017 and FIP/94/2016. Acceptances obtained in this salon will be taken into account for FIAP, GPU Distinctions, “IUP Honor List” and “IUP Distinctions” and PSA Star Ratings, listing in worldwide PSA Who’s Who of Photography & credited to the PSA Distinctions and same applied for FIP (applicable for Indian Entrants only).

The competition is open to everyone from all over the world; however, an entry may be rejected when IVAF, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.

Entrants must be the authors of the works they submit. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own. The Entrant certifies that he/she is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image he/she presents. The organizers assume no liability for any misuse or violation of copyright.

Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to divisional restrictions.

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

With 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 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 and 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

Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP/ PSA/GPU/IUP/FIP recognized salon/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 (for PSA) in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
  2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other FIAP/ PSA/GPU/IUP/FIP recognized salon/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 or titles consisting of only numbers.
All entrants in must provide name and country data exactly the same in each salon/exhibition entered to receive proper credit.

The entrant permits IVAF 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.

Entries which do not comply in full or in part with the conditions of the exhibition will not be judged.

A photo entered in one section, cannot be entered in another section.

Organizers will handle each digital file and related things carefully but they are not responsible for any loss or damage.

Watermark or any such any identification marks (including camera generated date/time) are not acceptable.

Decision of the jury member will be final and entrants are bound to accept the same.

Previously accepted/awarded photographs in ‘Equinox’ salon are not allowed to enter.

An entrant's four images will be presented to the judges separately in different rounds through a SXGA+ digital projector having feature - (1024x768) pixels (max), Display Mode : Brightness : 300 lm (Max).

Decision of the jury member will be final and entrants are bound to accept the same.

Salon Calendar :


Closing Date :

4th May, 2016

Judging :

6th May - 8th May, 2016

Notification :

14th May, 2016

Exhibition : 4th - 5th June, 2016
Catalog & Award Dispatch : 15th July, 2016.