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Entering a Salon

A salon is a national/international competition for photographers worldwide.  The submitted entries are judged by a distinguished of experts who then decide whether too ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ the entry.

Some salons are very large dealing with thousands of images and some much smaller. The panel have very little time to study the individual images in detail so ‘impact’ pictures often tend to do well.

In addition awards are made to the best images in their section. Over time the number of ‘acceptances’ qualifies the photographer for a Distinction.

Usually each salon provides a range of competition categorises e.g., open, mono, travel, landscape, wildlife/nature etc

The FIAP website has entry forms and provides useful information about forthcoming Salons.

David Cavendish has also produced an excellent article on entering salons for the first time

Well worth looking up.

The cost of entry (about £10 for four entries) varies according to each salon.


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