Mahfuz Ullah Memorial Foundation


The photo Contest is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world.



FIAP (FédérationInternationale de l´ArtPhotographique) 2017/281
PSA (Photographic Society of America) Recognised

RPS (Royal Photographic Society, Great Britain) 2017/23
GPU (Global Photographic Union) GPU License L170054

ICS (Image Colleague Society) 2017/103

ISF (Image-Sans-Frontiere) ISF Labels 28/2017

IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers) 2017/024

IUP (International Union of Photographers) 2017/028

BPS(Bangladesh Photography Society) 2017 / 01


  1. Themes
  2. a)Photo Travel(color/monochrome) FIAP/PTD color class
    b) Nature (color/monochrome) FIAP/ ND color class
    c) Childhood (color/monochrome) PID color class
    d) Photojournalism (color/monochrome) FIAP/PID color class
    e) Open Color FIAP/PID color class
    f) Open Monochrome FIAP/PID monochrome class
  3. Entry fee

Entry fee is 25€ or 30$
Entry fee is mandatory for all participants and unique for all themes, no matter how many themes the entrant’s participating for. Pay pal ID: Must mention the name of the author and salon name in the PayPal

Entry fees for Bangladesh 1000 Taka in all section. Payment will through bKash. Message and code number must be given to this number 01914001376

The works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration

  1. Jury

The works will be judged by the expert jury:


  1. Hasan Saifuddin Chandan, EFIAP
  2. B.K.S. Inan
  3. Shyamal Das (INDIA), EFIAP, Hon.FBPS, FFIP


  1. M. YousufTushar
  2. Shoeb Faruquee, Hon FBPS
  3. Ibrahim Mohd. Iqbal, AFIAP


  1. Mohammed Rimon EFIAP
  2. Abir Abdullah
  3. K.M. Asad


  1. Md. Akhlas Uddin, EFIAP
  2. Shafiqul Alam Kiron
  3. Mir MahboobRishad Ashraf
  4. Awards

The Jury will assign 133 awards+ FIAP Blue Badge for the best Author (highest number of acceptances in all themes) +ICS Best author MedalFor Bangladeshi highest number of acceptances in all themes.

5 FIAP Gold Medal and 10 FIAP HM Blue Ribbon

7 PSA Gold Medal, 1 PSA Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal  and 2 PSA HM Red Ribbon

6 RPS Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal and 6 Ribbon

1 ICS Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal, 7 HM, 1 Medal for Best Local Author

1 ISF Gold,1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal and 5 Certificate of Merit

1 GPU Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal

1 IAAP Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal, Six Diploma and Six Ribbon

1 IUP Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze  medal

6 BPS Medals and 6 Certificate of Merit

Mahfuz Ullah Memorial 6 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze Medals and 30 Certificate of Merit

Anjan Kumar Majumder, AFIAP Memorial Trophy for best Nature

  1. Submission of Works

To participate at 1st Mahfuz Ullah memorial International Photo Contest authors will apply with black & white or color works. Maximum number of photographs per theme is 4. No title or identification of the maker shall be written anywhere on the face of an image. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Photographs are accepted in electronic form only.
Format of photographs: JPG. Maximum Dimension:

1920 pixel in Horizontal side and 1080 pixel in vertical side and the resolution should be 300 dpi. Authors must submit photos online, compression 10-12

Memory size of the file must not exceed 3 Mb

Judges will use digital monitor IMAC 7.1, Retina 5K full HD resolution1920/1080

  1. File Naming

Submission file name as follow:
Section name_author name_title_country
For example, you are submitting works in open color section, your name First name is Adam and Last name is Smith, title is Joy of life and country name is Japan. So file name should be as follows:
Open color_Adam Smith_Joy of life_Japan

if you face any problem to upload please send your all works to this email:


  1. Entry form

Authors must fill out online entry form. Entry form and contact info must be written in one of the official FIAP languages. We prefer here in English

  1. Uploading files

Upload digital photograph files directly to the organizers web site:

  1. Possible ways of payment

PayPal transfer. Pay pal ID:

The participants paying the participation fee through PayPal must specify their names and surnames with the salon name. Works by authors who do not pay the registration fee will not be taken into consideration.

  1. Exhibition calendar

Closing date: 05. August 2017.

Judging: 17 – 18. August 2017.

Notification: 29. August 2017.

Dig. Projections: 29. September 2017

Sending of catalogs and awards: 15.October 2017.


  1. Report and notifications

All participants will receive report card notifications via e-mail on 29/08/2017

The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website

  1. Catalogue and Awards

PDF downloadable exhibition catalog from website on 15/10/2017

16.The location of projected Exhibition: Bishwo ShahittoKendro, 14 KaziNazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka on 29th September 2017


  1. Information and contact

For further information please contact:

Dr Rashid Un Nabi



Mobile: +880 01914001376 / +880 1711174137


Adnan Bin Rashid



: +880 1835381055

All acceptances will count for “FIAP,PSA,RPS,ISF.IAAP,ICS,GPU Honor List” and Distinctions”. “


PSA Acceptances

  1. Acceptances in PID recognized Color sections shall be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings and Who’s Who Color listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Color sections shall only be credited towards PID Color Star Ratings.
  2. Acceptances in PID recognized Monochrome sections shall be credited towards PID Monochrome Star Ratings and Who’s Who Monochrome listings.

iii. All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

Condition of Entry

The exhibition is open to anyone; however an entry maybe rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions. Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, category, or class. An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in each section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round as submitted by the entrant. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). The entrant 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 exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.

Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used ‘will not be eligible for awards’ or inclusion inaudio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the sponsors.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images maybe altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on the photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the front of an image, print material or mount entered in a PSA recognized exhibition. Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a PSA recognized exhibition, that same image or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image 1. May not be re-entered in any section of that same division star ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title. 2. May not be re-titled for entry in any other PSA exhibition. Words such as “untitled” and “no title” are not acceptable as part or all of an images title nor are camera capture file names.

By 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.  

Breach of Conditions of Entry

If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances. In order to ensure that images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.

This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with WXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) may be considered in breach of these Conditions of entry, and declined. Such entries maybe refereed to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations. PSA retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, include the entrants name on the list of sanctions provided to exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree on these terms by the act of entering the exhibition.

All participants of the competition (the authors which submitted works and paid the participation fee) will be able to download on-line catalogue on The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards; however, we assume no liability for damages and loss during shipment

“I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP document 2014/317 E  «  Conditions for application and regulations for the organization of international photographic events »  and especially to its chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » dealing  under Section II.2 with  the FIAP participation rules and the red list.”


PSA Definitions


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.


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. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided into 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.

Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.

PSA definition of MONOCHROME:

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.

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


Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (storytelling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removable of dust, scratches, or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to grayscale Monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.


FIAP Definitions


A Black and white work fitting from the very dark gray (black) to the very clear gray (white) is a monochrome Work with the various shades of gray. 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 works requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.