Rules: The Fifth Gia Dinh Photo Club International Photo Contest 2016


  • The exhibition is open to all amateur and professional photographer.
  • The exhibition has received the Patronage of FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) 2016/376, ISF (Image Sans Frontière) for these sections: Color. Monochrome, Nature & Travel.
  • The entrant must be the owner of all rights of the submitted work.

II. SECTIONS : There are 5 sections

1. Color Open ( maximum: 04 images) – More: 01 image for each theme: Best portrait, Best action & Best creative for GDPC special prizes (No entry fees)

2. Monochrome Open ( maximum: 04 images) – More: 01 image for each theme: Best portrait, Best action & Best creative for GDPC special prizes (No entry fee)

3. Nature (Maximum: 04 images) – More: 01 image for each theme: Best bird, Best snow & Best flower for GDPC special prizes

4. Travel (Maximum: 04 images) – More: 01 image for each theme: Best transportation, Best field & Best waterfall for GDPC special prizes

5. Series and Collection (free, 1 set of 6 images)


Open Colour (Salon Section 1): Any image that satisfies the general rules may be submitted in the Open section. Images that depict nature or travel themes, or are in monochrome, and are submitted in this section will be judged solely on their pictorial merit.

Monochrome (Salon Section 2):

PSA: A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one colour (various shades of that colour from very light to very dark) but it may be any single colour. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colours) and greyscale images with an added accent colour are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Colour Class sections.

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 colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category. A black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.

Nature (Salon Section 3):

PSA: Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to its honest presentation.The story-telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No techniques that add to, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images are not allowed. Successful entrants may be contacted by email and requested to supply a high resolution or raw image file. Accurate, brief, descriptive titles identifying the subject are required for nature photographs.

FIAP: Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible.

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks, adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used.

Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.

Travel PSA (Salon Section 4):

A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.

Series and Collection (Salon section 5):

A collection of photos in which the uniform image of the content and object descriptions.


Compliance: The THE FIFTH GIA DINH PHOTO CLUB INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST 2016 committee may reject any entry/image at their discretion. An entry may be rejected if it does not conform to published Salon rules and definitions or is deemed unsuitable.


  • The images will be sent in .JPEG, .JPG format using sRGB color space.
  • The maximum dimensions including any borders are from1800 pixels to 2500 pixels. Smaller Images smaller are acceptable but will appear smaller when projected.
  • Please make sure you enter suitable titles for your images.
  • The resolution of images should have to be 300dpi.
  • The projection background is white.


  • The entry form and the images must be submitted electronically via website
  • Just follow the instructions.
  • The organisers may refuse to accept an entry/image at their discretion and assume no liability for any misuse by anyone of copyright of published images.
  • Entries will not be judged without an entry form together with full payment of entry fee.


  • One section: 15 USD
  • All section: 20 USD

Payment to PayPal (Preferably):

Transfer by Bank
: Account name: Cau Lac Bo Nhiep Anh Gia Dinh

Account number: 042.1000.420320                                                                                              
Swift code: BFTVVNVX042                                                                                                         
Bank address: VIETCOMBANK – Phu Tho branch                                                                     
664 Su Van Hanh St, Ward 12, District 10, Hochiminh city, Vietnam

*** Entries without full payment of entry fee will be disqualified, will not be judged and the catalogues will not be sent.


· Notification card will be sent by email.

· Each entrant will be entitled to a FIAP 4 Star Rating Salon Catalogue (25cmx25cm, at least 80 pages).


Starting date: Sep 15, 2016 Closing date: Oct 30, 2016 Judging date: Nov 13 to Nov 16, 2016

Notification date: Nov 26, 2016 Exhibition date: Jan 20, 2017 Catalog and award: Jan 25, 2017





Mr. Hoang Thach Van/ VN E.FIAP, E.VAPA Mr. Thomas Lang/ USA APSA, MPSA, E.FIAP, FPANY, FPSEA Mr. Tran Huu Tri/ FRA ER.ISF

Mr. Hoang Quoc Tuan/ VN M.FIAP, EG.VAPA Mr. David Tay/ SGP M.FIAP, FRPS, EPSA.

Mr.Truong Hoang Them/ VN E.FIAP, E.VAPA

Mr. Georges Delattre/ FRA E.FIAP Mr. Nguyen Thu Tinh/ VN A.FIAP, A.VAPA Mr. Ng. Dinh Quoc Van/ VN A.VAPA




Mrs. Joanne Stole/ USA M.PSA, E.FIAP, F.PSA Mr. Robert Wong/ USA ARPS, FPSNY, FPSEA, FHCPS, FICS Mr.Nguyen Xuan Khanh/ VN

Mr. Nguyen Xuân Khánh/ VN Mr. Huynh Tri Dung/ VN ES.VAPA Mr. Nguyen Thu Tinh/ VN A.FIAP, A.VAPA

Mr. Nguyen Thai Phien/ VN E.FIAP, E.VAPA Mr. Nguyen Thanh Luy/ VN A.VAPA Mr. Le Huu Dung/ VN A.VAPA

: There will be total of 71 prizes.


04 Gold medal, 04 Silver medal, 04 Bronze medal and 20 honorable mention


04 Gold medal, 04 Silver medal, 04 Bronze medal


04 Gold medal, 04 Silver medal, 04 Bronze medal

GDPC Special Prizes

12 Gold medals

GDPC Special Prizes – Series

01 Gold medal + 300USD, 01 Silver medal + 200USD, 01 Bronze medal + 100 USD


Mr. Hoang Trung Thuy - Chairman

Mr. Nguyen Thai Duc - Member

Ms. Tran Kim Phung - Member