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Golden Woman 2017
is RUSSIAN recognized Salon open to all photographers around the world.
Accreditation of the contest
1. International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Patronage No: 2017/475
2. Photographic Society of America (PSA): Projected Image Division, Recognition No PSA 2017- 379
3. Creative Union Photoart Recognition No 2017/002
Closing date
06th of Decembery 2017
17th - 25th of Decembery 2017
8th of January 2018
Start of awards delivery
08th of March2018
Start of catalogues delivery
08th of March2018
Sergey Majorov EFIAP/s
Andrey Suchkov, E-PHOTOART, EFIAP/b, — Russia
Aleksey Zakharov, M-PHOTOART, EFIAP/b, — Russia
Alexander Lebedev, AFIAP — Russia
Alternative: Viktoria Kurina,, M-PHOTOART, AFIAP - Russia
At the contest there will be 147 international awards from FIAP, PSA, CUP, Photo Сlub "Penza" and Salon "Golden Woman":
The Grand Prix «Golden Woman»
Best Author Award: FIAP light Blue Badge
Best Club Award: CUP Gold Medal
FIAP: 6 Gold medals, 12 Honorable mention
PSA: 18 Medals ,18 Honorable mention
CUP: 18 Medals,
Photo Сlub "Penza": 18 Medals,
Salon "Golden Woman": 18 medals, 36 Honorable mention
Sections & Categories.
Contest consists of 6 sections:
In each section you can download up to 4 works

A. Open Color - Color (digital)(PSA PID color)
B. Open Monochrome - Monochrome (digital) (PSA PID mono)
C. Theme: Golden Woman - Color (digital) (PSA PID color) *
D. Theme: Golden Woman - Monochrome (digital) (PSA PID mono) *
E. Theme: Female nude - Color and Monochrome (digital) (PSA PID color) **
F. Theme: Woman and sport - Color and Monochrome (digital) (PSA PID color) ***

* All the beauty that we see in woman
** Nude woman form
*** Beauty of the woman in sport. Woman in sport enviroment. The sportswoman or the woman that has a sports figure
Entry fees:

In an attempt to encourage entrants not to delay submitting their entry until the last minute we have introduced an "Early Bird" system of entry fees. It is much cheaper to enter early!

International Single Entrants: For entries received on or before 6 September 2017:

30 Euro for 6 sections

International Single Entrants: For entries received after 6 September 2017:

20 Euro for 1 section
25 Euro for 2 sections
30 Euro for 3 sections
35 Euro for 4 sections
40 Euro for 5 sections
45 Euro for 6 sections

Clubs are eligible for discounts. Minimum number of participants for a club - 5

Club discounts:
5-10 participants club = 10% discount
10-20 participants club = 15% discount
20+ participants club = 20% discount

To pay for the club's participation will appeal to Sergey Majorov
Payment can be made on the web-site after submitting your application.
To make payment you Pay Pal on address: . All participants can use Western Union.

If for some reason you are not able to make payment - please contact us and we will find a solution.
All entrants who paid the entry fee will be sent a free copy of the Printed Catalog.
Conditions of entry:
1. The contest will be conducted according to FIAP, PSA, and CUP regulations.

2. There are maximum of 4 digital files in each of 6 sections.

3. The entrants for the “GOLDEN WOMAN” have to register on our web-site . After registration and authorization the applicant enters his personal account and uploads his images for the contest. The images on CD sent via regular mail are subject to rejection.

4. Technical requirements for the uploaded images;
JPG format. Size of digital files: maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal side, 768 on the vertical side, 72 ppi.;
maximum 1MB.;
Important:when uploading the image, its title must be stated!!!

5. The contest is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the contest rules and conditions. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. All final work must be digital file.

6. By virtue of submitting an entry, the applicant certifies the work as his own and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the contest. This may include low resolution posting on a web-site.

7. The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.

8. All notifications will be sent by e-mail.

9. 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.

10. Entries will be viewed by the judges using LG RD-JT 90 with 1024x768, DLP resolution.

11. * An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all sections.

12. * The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the Exhibition before judging.
13. All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material. By virtue of submitting an entry to the "GOLDEN WOMAN" salon, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of the submitted material for any purpose, related to the contest and future exhibitions.
The sponsors of the competition have a right to:
Reproduce the entries in any part of the “Golden Woman ” website ( and
Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions of the "GOLDEN WOMAN" contest;
Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the contest and It’s results;
Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
Use winning images for further specialized activities , aimed at the popularization of the contest;
Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
The sponsors of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the "GOLDEN WOMAN" salon will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.
Submitting the entry you automatically grant your consent with the contest policy and rules mentioned above.
Section definitions:

a) FIAP Definitions:

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; 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 colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

b) PSA Definitions

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale 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.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.

The exhibition must provide definitions for any other restricted theme sections being offered by the exhibition.