3rd ABP International Photograph Competition & Exhibition 2023
Organized by the Association of Bangladesh Photographers Association (ABP)
In collaboration with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy,
The Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
The Exhibition will be held National Art Gallery, Bangladesh.
The salon is patronaged by The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), Global Photographic Union (GPU), and Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS).
Competition is open to anyone worldwide
FIAP 2023/158, GPU L230057, BPS 2023/02, ABP 2023/01
“All acceptances will count for “FIAP, ABRP and BPS Honor List” and Distinctions”
Section/Themes: All digital
1. Open Color (Color Digital)
2. Open Monochrome (Monochrome Digital)
3. Nature (Color/Monochrome Digital)
4. Photo Travel (Color/Monochrome Digital)
5. Photojournalism (Color/Monochrome Digital)
Maximum 4 images can be submit to each section.
Closing : 21/05/2023
Judging : 02/06/2023
Notification : 07/06/2023
Exhibition : 15/06/2023
PDF Catalogue : 05/07/2023
Award Mailed : 05/07/2023
FIAP File Sent : 20/06/2023
Total 163 awards. 32 awards in each section
FIAP Gold and 2 FIAP Honorable Mention Blue Ribbon
GPU Gold and 2 FIAP Honorable Mention Blue Ribbon
BPS Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal & 10 Certificate of Merit
ABP Salon Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals & 10 Certificate of Merit
FIAP Special Light Blue Pin for best author
ABP Trophy – Photographer of the Year Worldwide
ABP Trophy – Photographer of the Year Bangladesh
Photographs File Size:
The authors must submit photos online. Photos must be in JPG file format, with maximum dimensions:
1920 Pixel on the Longest Side Horizontal or Vertical.
Maximum file size 2 MB
Online submission by registration on
USD 20 for all categories
Bangladeshi Entrant Taka 1500 for all Sections.
Group entries: At least 5 authors. 10% discount
Possible way of payment:
Pay with PayPal to this ID: email@example.com
165 Turkish Lira send to Mr. Reha Bilir, Director of Sille Sanat Sarayi (SSS), Turkey Email:
bKash NUMBER: 01943555777 and 01715104840, Taka 1500 with charge
-the works of the authors who did not pay the fee would not be taken into consideration.
On-line PDF Exhibition catalog will be published on 20/07/2023 in www.abpbd.net
Juries will meet together on 02 June 2023, Dhaka, Bangladesh for judgment in all sections. No online judgment system provided.
Chairman: Yousuf Tushar EFIAP, Hon. FBPS, FAPU, Hon. FWPAI
- Rashid un Nabi, EFIAP/b, Hon. FBPS, Hon.EFMPA, Hon. APSG, Hon. FWPAI
- Badal Chandra Sarker EFIA, ABPS
Each round of judging will not contain more than ONE image from each entrant.
Jury decision is final. Everyone should respect jury’s decision. No bad correspondence will be entertained and this type of correspondence will send directly to FIAP, BPS and ABRP. As a new rule of FIAP, maximum 25% of images will be accepted in the respective section
Brand and model of judging equipment for each Jury: iMac 27 inches, Retina 5K full HD resolution 5120×2880
All participants will receive notifications via e-mail on 07/06/2023
The results of the exhibition will also be published on the website
The exhibition and awards-giving ceremony will be held at National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Segun Bagicha, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 15/06/2023 at 4:00 PM
PDF exhibition catalog will be sent to every author’s mail and to website
All awards will send by airmail on 05/07/2023
The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards; however, we assume no liability for damages and loss during shipment.
Information & Contact:
Khandaker Mufizul Islam
Address: Suite # 23-24, 1st Floor, 14 Purana Paltan, Dhaka 1000, BANGLADESH
Web Site: www.abpbd.net
“All acceptances will count for “FIAP, BPS, SSS, ABRP & ABP Honor List” and Distinctions”
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.
In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:
- a) The images are the original work of the entrant and
- b) The images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fail to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter-evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry and declined. Such entries may be referred to PSA for further investigation of possible ethics violations.
Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.
This may involve asking the entrant to provide the originally captured image(s), with EXIF 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 may be referred to FIAP for further investigation of possible ethics violations. FIAP right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, include the entrant’s 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.
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.
“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP
Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the
red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic
events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3
with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list”.
“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.”
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.
FIAP Definition of Monochrome
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 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.
FIAP Definition of Nature Photography
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The storytelling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the picture 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 animas, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as in any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove 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. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in weather phenomena and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions that 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. All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptance to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
FIAP Definition of Photo Travel
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 images must appear natural.
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include a distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations including infrared are unacceptable.”