World circuit: 6 Salons, 6 different countries, with 6 different juries.



This regulation has been prepared in accordance with the recommendations of PSA and ISF.


1. ENTRANTS: The Biennial is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions. All the acceptances will be valid for ISF, PSA, GPU, IUP and “PSA star rating” distinctions.

       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.

2. SECTIONS: There are 2 sections:

- A = Open Monochrome

- B = Open Color

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 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. See definitions at the end.

3. WORKS: Each author may submit up to four different works in each section. The works will be presented to the judges at random.

Images accepted in a previous ISF World Cup or which, in the opinion of the organizers, are too similar to those accepted in a previous ISF World Cup, will not be judged. Identical or strongly similar color and black and white photos are prohibited for the same competition the same year.

Any image with a signature, a logo or a sign of recognition will be refused.

The entrant can submit the images created on film-based photography or digital medium but all images must be produced through photographic techniques.

All images must be the full property of the author who may not incorporate elements produced by others and be guaranteeing the image rights of people appearing on the pictures. Any changes on the original image must be performed by the author.

The author authorizes the organizers to reproduce all or part of his/her pictures, free of charge, in publications or any kind of media to promote the ISF World Cup 2019.

Each photograph must bear a single title. Such title as “No title” will not be accepted.

4. IMAGE SIZE: In JPG format with a 300 dpi resolution (for catalogue purposes).  Minimum image size is 1,920 pixels wide (horizontal) and 1,080 pixels high (vertical). Smaller sizes will be accepted, but they will not be projected in a full screen mode. We are judging on TV-Screens with Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels). We recommend a sRGB color space. A high definition file (2,000 x 3,000 pixels) will be requested eventually later for catalogue and exhibition purposes.

5. FILE NAME: No special recommendation as concerns the name of the file. It can be the same as the title of the photo. Please only use roman letters (A to Z). Please do not use ( / : ; *» # , ?).

6. HOW TO ENTER: Online submission, the registration, the images uploading and the payment must be made through the Internet from our website by following the instructions.


    ISF members: € 35 for one section, € 50 for two sections.

    Non-members: € 50 for one section, € 65 for two sections.

8. PAYMENT: Fees must be paid by PayPal from the registration form on our website.  Payments by check payable to “Image Sans Frontière” are accepted only in France.

Please send to the following address :   Mr. Michel Cambornac

CLUB PHOTO de La Gacilly

BP. 41


9. JUDGING: The judgment will be held simultaneously in the 6 organizing countries.

Acceptance rate: 25% - 30% according to the overall level of participation.

The photos will be judged on full HD 22 inch screens (1920 x 1080).

10. PRIZES:  The appointed juries will select the best works and will award prizes. Their verdicts will be final. An author will not obtain more than one medal per section in each judgment.

11. NOTIFICATION: Each author will receive an individual notification of his/her results by email.

The list of awarded and accepted works will be available on the ISF website: and on

12. CATALOGUE: A book with the overall results, awarded and selected works will be sent to all participants, whether their works are accepted or not.

Awarded and selected images will be displayed on the ISF website at the end of the judgments.

13. REPRODUCTION OF WORKS: By the fact of his registration, every participant guarantees that every work belongs exclusively to him or her and authorizes the organizers to exhibit and to reproduce the works, in full or in part, without payment of rights, for the promotion of the Biennial event and of “Image Sans Frontière”.

The participants assume their full responsibility concerning the possible rights of third parties and any claim for damages concerning image copyrights.

14. EXHIBITIONS: If the winning works at the Biennial have to be printed for the exhibition, the organization of the World Cup can request authors to send the pictures with good quality printing resolutions and size.

15. DATA PROTECTION: By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

16. PLEASE NOTE: By participating, each author agrees to accept all the terms and conditions of this Regulation. In case of any unpredictable event, the organizer will not be held responsible.

17. The members of the Management Committee are not allowed to participate.




Beginning of uploading: 13 January 2019

Closing date: 13 Mai  2019

Judging: 25 to 31  Mai 2019

Notification of results: 14 June 2019

Catalogues and prizes delivery: 14 August 2019

Public screenings: August to December 2019 depending of countries




€ 1,000

i.e: The author who will have accumulated the highest number of points

 (the two categories will be merged) by the 6 international juries.



2 PSA GOLD MEDALS: One per section 12

2 ISF GOLD MEDALS: One per section  12

2 GPU GOLD MEDALS: One per section 12

2 IUP GOLD MEDALS:  One per section  12


ISF SILVER MEDALS: Best photo of the salon, 2 in each salon, 1 per section

    Subjects :   -  Human,  12

                         -  Portrait, 12

      -  Travel / Photo reporting, 12           

      -  Landscape, 12           

      -  Nature (wildlife/fauna or flora),  12

      -  Sport, 12

      -  Creativity. 12


ISF BRONZE MEDALS: Special choice of judges, 6 in each salon, 3 per section  36

ISF Diplomas: 20 in each salon, 10 per section  120


Ribbons:   - PSA: 6 in each salon, 3 per section  36

      - GPU: 4 in each salon, 2 per section  24

                   - IUP : 6 in each salon, 3 per section  36


SPECIAL PRIZES in each organizing country:

    - France: Prize «People and Nature photo festival in La Gacilly»

    - Cyprus: 6 PESGSPC medals


Tran Huu Tri,



    Cyprus: Kyriacos Arkatides,, EFIAP/b

France: Michel Cambornac,

              India: Makarand Dravid,, AICS, Hon. PESGSPC, Hon. FSWAN

Italy: Giulio Veggi,

Portugal: Joao Taborda,

Vietnam: Nguyen Xuan Khanh,





Constantinos Charalambous, EFIAP/b, EsFIAP, President of Cyprus Photographic Society

Nassim Eloud, EFIAP/b, RISF3, FISF, FICS, Hon. FICS

Anthi Alexandrou, EFIAP/b, RISF3, FISF

Alternate: Costakis Cleanthous, EFIAP, APSA, RISF3, FISF, Hon. FICS, MICS, MUSPA



Claudine Lainée, Vice présidente de la FPF

Philippe Litzler, Photographe, Editor

Pascal Miele, Journalist

Alternate:  Michel CAMBORNAC



Amitabha Sil, EFIAP, ARPS, Hon. FPSBP, Hon. FCOS, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGSPC, Hon. FIP, Hon. FSoF, Hon. ECCC


Arnab Chakraborty, EFIAP, FISF, FFIP, FSoF, AICS, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGSPC, Hon. WPG, Hon. EFMPA, Hon. FSWAN

Alternate: Malay Chatterjee, EFIAP



Lino Ghidoni, AISF, EFIAP, Hon. EFIAP 

Omero Rossi, AFI, BFI, Photographe naturaliste

Veniero Rubboli, FGISF, BFI, EFIAP/g 

Alternate: Giulio Veggi



Ana Abrão, EFIAP, EPSA   

Jovelino Almeida, EFIAP, Photographie Prof

Carlos Sargedas, Directeur, Producteur, Photographe

Alternate: Ana Filipa Scarpa, Photographe



Hoang Trung Thuy

Truong Hoang Them

Vo Duy Bang

Alternate: Vu Xuan Thao






Statistics: 332 entrants, 41 Countries and 2401 photos