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The Bristol International Salon of Photography has been a leading international exhibition of photography since 1946. It is an exhibition of digital images open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world and encompasses all styles of photography from the traditional to the avante garde. 


The Salon is conducted under the approved rules of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), 2016/014 and under the patronage of the Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP), 2016/023  and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), 2016/09 and for the first time the Global Photographic Union (GPU) (Formerly UPI) L150065. As a result of the efficient running of previous Salons these four organisations have awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for presentation to the top entries in the exhibition. We hope to present over 300 awards this year. Award winners and acceptances will count towards the granting of PSA & FIAP ratings.

All entrants will receive a 4* catalogue.



FIAP have had a change of mind with regard the rules for distinctions, please follow this link for details. The link takes you to the full article as it appeared in the PAGB eNews; please DO NOT contact Dave Coates for further information. Full details can be found on the FIAP website, please click here.

The changes range from AFIAP through to EFIAP Platinum, and whilst we do not at this time know the precise details or the full extent of the changes and figures involved, the new rules will include:
a)  Complete removal of 15% rule in respect of maximum acceptances from a single country
b)  Replacement at AFIAP and EFIAP of the 10% rule regarding print acceptances with a requirement for a specific number of Titles to have received at least one Print acceptance.
c)  Re-instating the barrier between EFIAP and EFIAP Bronze, so that Acceptances/Awards at  AFIAP and EFIAP will no longer be available to count towards EFIAP levels applications.
d)  To counter c) above - reductions in the numbers required for EFIAP Levels Distinctions.
e)  Requirements at Levels for acceptances to be gained from a specified number of countries.