1st Ontario Photo Salon, 2023

International Salon of Photography


Closing: 24 Sep, 2023
Judging: 15 Oct, 2023
Publish Results: 15 Oct, 2023
Send EDAS: 17 Nov, 2023
Online Gallery: 01 Nov, 2023
Publish PDF Catalog: 20 Dec, 2023
Delivery Award: 14 Dec, 2023

Ontario is Canada's second largest province, covering more than 1 million square kilometres (415,000 square miles) Experts aren’t sure about the exact translation of “Ontario”.  They know “Ontario” comes from an Iroquois word for beautiful water, beautiful lake, or big body of water.

People have lived in what is now Ontario for more than 12,000 years. Before the arrival of the European settlers, Algonquian- and Iroquoian-speaking Aboriginals had settled on the land.

Ontario is a study in contrasts. The varied landscape includes the vast, rocky, and mineral-rich Canadian Shield, which separates the fertile farmland in the south and the grassy lowlands of the north.

Ontario’s more than 250,000 lakes contain about one-fifth of the world's fresh water in summer, temperatures can soar above 30°C (86°F), while in winter they can drop below -40°C (-40°F)

Ontario's varied climate and geography support habitat for more than 3,600 species of plants, 154 species of fish, 50 species of amphibians and reptiles, 483 species of birds, and more than 81 species of mammals. In Ontario's southernmost regions, you will find prickly pear cactus and sassafras trees, while polar bears roam our northern tundra.

The 1st Ontario International Photo Salon, 2023 is with the patronage of the Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP) 2023/495 and the recognition by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) 2023-486 , the patronage of the International Society of Fine Art (ISFA) 2023-P105 and Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) 2023-08.

The salon will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA, FIAP & ISFA. Acceptances obtained in this salon will be taken into account for ISFA, FIAP Distinctions and PSA Star Rating listings in the worldwide PSA Who’s Who of Photography.


International Society of Fine Art (ISFA)


Samei A.

1. Open Monochrome (Only Monochrome) (PSA PID Monochrome)
2. Open Color (Only Color) (PSA PID Color)
3. My City Color (Only Color) (PSA PID Color)
4. Landscape Color (Only Color) (PSA PID Color)
Each entrant may submit a maximum of (4) images in each of the (4) sections.

Monochrome images may not be entered in Color sections.

Totally 89 Awards!

Best Author Award: FIAP light Blue Badge

22 Awards in Each Section:

ISFA Gold Medal

FIAP Gold Medal

PSA Gold Medal

CAPA Gold Medal

ISFA Silver Medal

ISFA Bronze Medal

ISFA Ribbon

2 FIAP Riboon

CAPA Ribbon

12 e-HM

e-HM is Honorable Mention Certificates (PDF certificate). e-certificates will not be posted. Entrants are responsible for downloading and printing their e-certificates.

All awards include a free online gallery for 3 months on www.IsOfArt.com (medals up to 25 photos, others 15 photos)
Certificate of Acceptance: PDF Catalogue & Certificate of Acceptance/Award is downloadable from the site.

Entry fee is mandatory for every participant.

Single Entrants:

  • 1-2 Sections: $16 USD
  • 3-4 Sections: $18 USD

Group/Club Entries - Discount Rates (% of Total Fee)

  • 4-8 Entrants: 5%
  • 9-12 Entrants: 10%
  • 13+ Entrants: 15%

Entry fee can be paid with PayPal through our web site. Login and go to “Pay Entry Fee” in the menu.

Entrants from countries such as Turkey that cannot pay via Paypal, can contact us to receive a special payment method for that country.

After registration, it is not possible to cancel participation in the contest or return the registration fee.

non payment of fees Entries for which no fee is received will not be judged.
Number: Maximum (4) photos per section
Size: Maximum Size: 2 Mb (2048 Kb)
Dimensions: maximum vertical side: 1080 px and Maximum Horizontal side: 1920 px
Border: DO NOT fill empty space with/or add large borders. Any borders should be no greater than 2 pixels wide.
File Format: All files must be submitted in JPEG format. It is recommended to use the RGB color space. Smaller photos are acceptable but will appear smaller on the screen and may take less score. Please check the size and dimensionsof all files before sending, files that do not match the rules will not be uploaded.
File Naming: Files must be renamed to the photo title when submitting an entry. However, the titles should appear on the entry form as you wish them to appear in the catalogue.
Photo Title: Each image must have a unique title. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an Identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized and all our exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the maker. Titles must not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as DSC_025), or words such as "untitled" or "no title". Titles can not consist solely of numbers.
All sections:
- Ms. Dany Chan (EFIAP/b, GMPSA/b), Canada
- Ms. Sandra Zagolin (EFIAP/b ), Italy
- Ms. Maja Stosic (EFIAP, MF FSS), Serbia
- Mr. Asghar Sameti (EFIAP/b), USA
Entry is open to all photographers, amateur and professional.
Submission: Images and a completed entry form must be submitted on line using the exhibition website. Entrants MUST use only the English alphabet A-Z when submitting an entry. Don’t use special characters such as - _ ! ? & @ ....
Notice: When an entrant fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry, the entrant will see a feature to affirm he or she has read these Conditions of Entry when he or she fills out the entry form. If the entrant does not so affirm the entry will not be submitted.
Disputes: In any case of dispute regarding compliance with the Conditions of Entry, payment of fees or matters pertaining to an image (such as receipt, acceptance, compliance, score or award), the decision of the organizers and judges to accept your application (or not) will be final. Violations and perceived violations of the Conditions of Entry may be reported to the various accreditation bodies and may result in a declination of your application to have your images included in this and other exhibitions.
Entry Requirements: This event is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Event Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to event rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization or other is not required.


It is reminded that all parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. Offenders will be sanctioned for life!

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Online PDF Catalog downloadable from the result page. 20 Dec, 2023


A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with 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 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.


An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey 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.
Attention is drawn to the PSA Statement on Subject Matter which applies to all sections.
Salon Chairman:

Samei A.

E-mail: SupportISofArt.com
Last Update:15 Jun, 2023