" 12th salon international photo-phylles - 2018 "
Today: Sunday 21 Jul 2019
Closing Date Extended: Monday 29 Oct 2018

Rules of Salon

Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux  et  OÏKOS

 12th Salon international « Photo-phylles » - 2018



General theme:

Plants, fungi and myxomycetes

The photographs submitted must have as their main subject one or more of the following elements, natural, cultivated or transformed by human action:

- plants and trees

- mosses and lichens

- algae

- fungi and moulds

- myxomycetes


Deadline: October 26, 2018

Judging: November, 3-4 (A) and 10-11 (B)

Notifications sent: Novembre, 18

Exhibition in the Botanical Garden of Bordeaux:  December 4, 2018 – March 3, 2019

Catalogue published online: February 28, 2019



 Philippe RICHARD

Dominique VIVENT

Contact: Jardin Botanique

Esplanade Linné


Tél. : (33)5 56 52 18 77







Salon Chairman

 Jean-Jacques MILAN,  E.FIAP

29 rue Montaigne


Tél. : (33)5 56 89 26 77


1. Participants:

●   The Salon is opened to everyone, except the organizers.

2. Sections:

►►►  A - Colours:

wild life only

●   Photographs must comply with the FIAP definition of wildlife: non-cultivated species of plants, fungi or myxomycetes that grow freely in a natural or adopted environment. These photographs can also depict the interactions between these species and other natural elements such as insects, birds, mammals, moulds, weather events…

►►►  B - Monochrome or colours:

plants, mushrooms... and man

●   Agricultural landscapes, cultivated plants, presence of human elements, natural or processed plants used for decoration, food, clothing, construction, leisure....




3. Number of photographs and submission:

  • Each entrant may submit up to 8 photographs, , divided between the two sections at will.
  • Photos and packing slip must be sent online Follow the instructions on this site: www.photophylles.com
  • Be careful, authors must use only the Latin alphabet when sending their participation, the download platform does not accept national characters.

4. Exhibition:

The photos selected for the exhibition will be printed in high quality at the expense of the organizers. Photos that are too low in resolution will not be exposed, even if they have been accepted.


5. Presentation:

  • JPEG files only.
  • If possible, at least 3,600 pixels for the longest side and/or 2,400 for the smallest.

          Black: 3/2 - Yellow: square - Blue: panoramic

          It is useless to reduce your photos unless they

          exceed the permissible "weight".

  • Maximum 8 MB per photo.
  • No border


6. File names:  

  • The files will be renamed automatically but you must give a title to each photograph at the time of sending (45 characters maximum).

This title will be used as it is for the exhibition and catalogue.

  • If properly verified, the scientific names of the represented species are highly desirable.



● The Bordeaux Botanical Garden is firstly an educational institution. All the photos on display are accompanied by an explanatory text.
● For this reason, we ask you to attach to your submission, in free text (.doc, .odt, .txt...),  a description as complete as possible of your photos: date and place of shooting, technical data, description and particularities of the subjects represented, etc.
● This information will also be useful when writing the various parts of the catalogue, or if necessary to inform the members of the jury.


8. Awards:

The best entries (authors and photos) will be rewarded with medals and honourable mentions, the youth prize, the jury prizes, the Bordeaux City Prize, etc.


9. Catalogue:

The catalogue in PDF format will be available online.


10. Entry fees:

  • 4 € per author
  • 15 € per group entry regardless of the number of authors
  • FREE for young people (under 21 in 2018)
  • The choice of payment methods is made online on the photo upload platform.


11. Clauses of use:

● Unless prohibited in writing by the authors, the photos may be reproduced in the catalogue or for advertising purposes to the Photo-phylles Salon. The prints will remain available for other exhibitions as part of the Botanical Garden's activities.
● The photographs presented at the Salon will not be used for any commercial purpose. Visitors wishing to acquire a photo will be put in direct contact with its author, the organizers will not be involved in any possible transaction.
● The organizers decline any responsibility if compelling reasons would oblige to cancel the event.


12.  Jury :

Section A:

Jonas Baniakina (Bordeaux Botanical Garden)
Michele Dupain (Linnean Society of Bordeaux)
Christophe Monferrand (Linnean Society of Bordeaux)


Sylvie NIOLLET (Photo-Club de Léognan)

Section B:

Jacques Adida E.FIAP (Photo Club of Arcachon Bay)
Chantal Signoret-Dussutour (Aquitaine Images)
Michel Sourbe A.FIAP (Photo Club Mimizan)

Alternate /Suppléant:

Dominique Legeron (Photo Club Val Eyre)




13. 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 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 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.

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 existing species. Wildlife im­ages may be en­tered in Nature sections of Exhibi­tions.