Rules and Conditions of Entry

The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsors of the exhibition believe that the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to Nature and Photo Travel divisional restrictions.

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permits the NAPSL to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.

If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

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."

The entrant certifies that he is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image which he presents. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

Each entrant may submit a maximum of four (04) entries for each section. An entrant's four images will be presented to the judges four rounds. Entries without entry fee will not be judged.   

The digital images in JPEG format may be uploaded through the NAPSL website or sent in CD/DVDs. sRGB colour space is recommended. The required maximum horizontal dimension is 1920 pixels and the maximum vertical dimension is 1080 pixels with a resolution of 300 dpi. and maximum image file size of 2 MB.

Digital files will not be returned.

Each image must have a unique title with maximum of 35 characters.

Only Western/Latin, English Alphabet (a-z; A-Z; 0-9) are allowed. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.              

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image.

Once an image has been accepted in a FIAP/PSA Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image may not be re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title and may not be re-titled for entry in any other FIAP/PSA Recognized exhibition.


For prints minimum size is 25X38cm.(10X15in) and the maximum size is 30X45cm.(12X18in.) Images of the print sections should also be uploaded to the on-line uploading page with the same resolutions given to digital images for our reference and printing in catalog if accepted. Section name with relevant image No, Title, Name of the author, address and the country should be clearly written or labelled on the back of the each print. 

Each entrant will receive a high quality exhibition catalogue on DVD

Address to send Prints and CDs : Should be mailed to the address given in the entry form downloadable from the link below to be reached before the closing date.

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

Download Entry Form

Please Note: According to FIAP conditions, only for FIAP distinctions (not for PSA & GPU), acceptances made in this circuit are exclusively assigned to the country Sri Lanka (not to China and India) as the entire judging is held in Sri Lanka."


Monochrome definition:

FIAP: 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 & white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black & white category; such a work may be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.

PSA: A Monochrome print is defined as having no more than one colour, but it may be any single colour.

Nature Definition (FIAP/PSA/RPS):

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Travel Definition:

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural