Chianti Roads Regulation



  • Gran Prix Poggi del Chianti: FIAP 2023/081, PSA 2023-14, GPU L230021, ISF 07/2023, FIAF 2023M3, UIF FI-02/2023 A
  • Gran Prix Poggi Fiorentini: FIAP 2023/082, PSA 2023-14, GPU L230021, ISF 07/2023, FIAF 2023M4, UIF FI-02/2023 B
  • Gran Prix Poggi Aretini: FIAP 2023/083, PSA 2023-14, GPU L230021, ISF 07/2023, FIAF 2023M2, UIF FI-02/2023 A
  • Gran Prix Poggi Senesi: FIAP 2023/084, PSA 2023-14, GPU L230021, ISF 07/2023, FIAF 2023M5, UIF


The photos must be sent through the appropriate form on this website:
The registration fee must be sent to the email address:

Executive Chairman: Silvano Monchi, AFI, EFIAP/p, HonEFIAP, EPSA, AISF (Italy)
E-mail: – Phone: +39 3355747028
Address: Via della Vetreria 73, 50063 Figline Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy


4 Digital Sections:

  • Free Color Theme (Color Digital) FIAP and PSA PID Color (FIAF CL)
  • Monochrome Free Theme (Monochrome Digital) FIAP and PSA PID Monochrome (FIAF BN)
  • Environment Photo Theme (Only Color Digital) FIAP and PSA PID Color (FIAF VR)
  • Landscape Photo Theme (Only Color Digital) FIAP and PSA PID Color (FIAF PA)


Entry fee is :
Euro 40.00 or US Dollars 45.00 for the 4 sections.

The subscription fees for groups are as follows :

  • From 10 to 20 Participants: 36,00 Euro or US$ 41,00
  • From 21 to 30 Participants: 34,00 Euro or US$ 39,00
  • From 31 to 50 Participants: 30,00 Euro or US$ 35,00
  • From 51 to 100 Participants: 28,00 Euro or US$ 33,00

Authors who have not paid the required fee will not be admitted to the competition. Entries will not be accepted by any participant currently sanctioned by FIAP, PSA and FIAF.


  • Closing date: February 15, 2023
  • Juries meeting: 17/26 February 2023
  • Notification Date: March 5, 2023 To each author personally by mail and on the website:
  • Award ceremony: November 25, 2023
  • On-Line Gallery: The results will be visible on the circuit website from March 5th 203 to March 4th 2024
  • Pdf Catalog posted by: May 22, 2023
  • Uncollected prizes will be sent by mail by: May 22, 2023

6 – JURY

Gran Prix Poggi del Chianti

  • Sabina Broetto, AFI, EFIAP (Italy)
  • Simone Sabatini, AFIAP (Italy)
  • Stefano Stefanoni, EFIAF, EFIAP/b (Italy)

Gran Prix Poggi Fiorentini

  • Luciano Cardonati, AFI, EFIAF, EFIAP/d1 (Italy)
  • Piero Sbrana, EFI, EFIAP (Italy)
  • Cristina Garzone, AFI, EFIAP/d2, MFIAP (Italy)

Gran Prix Poggi Aretini

  • Mauro Agnesoni, AFI, AFIAP (Italy)
  • Morena Fammoni, AFI, AFIAP (Italy)
  • Silvia Sansoni, AFIAP (Italy)

Gran Prix Poggi Senesi

  • Sergio Cipriani, AFI, EFIAP (Italy)
  • Antonella Tomassi, AFI, EFIAP/d2 (Italy)
  • Azelio Magini, AFIAP(Italy)

President of the Jury: Sabina Broetto, AFI, EFIAP (Italy)
Indirizzo: Via della Vetreria 73, 50063 Figline Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy

Executive Chairman: Silvano Monchi, AFI, EFI, EFIAP/p, HonEFIAP, EPSA, AISF (Italy)
E-mail: – Phone: +39 3355747028
Indirizzo: Via della Vetreria 73, 50063 Figline Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy


Awards for the Circuit:

  • Absolute Best Author of the Circuit: Trophy and reimbursement of US $ 400.00 in Amazon Purchase Vouchers.
    (Lunch of the award ceremony offered by Photo Contest Club)

Prizes for each Contest:

  • Best Author of the Competition: FIAP BLU PIN and reimbursement of US $ 200.00 in Amazon Purchase Vouchers.
    (Lunch of the award ceremony offered by Photo Contest Club)
  • Best Photo of the Contest: Trophy and US $ 200.00 Reimbursement in Amazon Purchase Vouchers.

Prizes for each theme of each Contest:

  • Best Photo of the Free Color Theme: FIAP Gold Medal
  • Best Photo of the Free Black and White Theme: FIAP Gold Medal
  • Best Photo of the Environment Theme: FIAP Gold Medal
  • Best Landscape Theme Photo: FIAP Gold Medal

Free Color Theme

      • PSA Gold Medal
      • GPU Gold Medal
      • GPU Silver Medal
      • GPU Bronze Medal
      • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diploma)
      • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
      • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

Free Monochrome

      • PSA Gold Medal
      • FIAF Gold Medal
      • FIFAF Silver Medal
      • FIAF Bronze Medal
      • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diploma)
      • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
      • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

Environment Theme (Color)

      • PSA Gold Medal
      • ISF Gold Medal
      • ISF Silver Medal
      • ISF Bronze Medal
      • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diploma)
      • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
      • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

Landscape Theme (Color)

      • PSA Gold Medal
      • UIF Gold Medal
      • UIF Silver Medal
      • UIF Bronze Medal
      • 3 Special Jury Prizes (ISF Diploma)
      • 12 Honorable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
      • 6 Special Mentions (Special Ribbon)

For a total of 425 Rewards and $ 2,000.00

Prizes cannot be combined in the same section of each competition but can be combined in different sections even in the same competition. The only exception is the Best Author who can also receive awards for individual photos.
Unclaimed prizes will be sent at the expense of the organizers but at the risk of the recipients.


  • The photographic circuits part of the Golden Gran Prix are:
    – Circuit Strade del Chianti 2023, Deadline February 15th 2023
    – Jewels Photographic Circuit 2023, Expires May 18, 2023
    – Tuscany Photo Award 2023, Deadline July 5th 2023
    – Natural World Circuit 2023, Deadline 5 October 2023
  • The Golden Grand Prix prize will be awarded to the author who has reached the highest number of acceptances in the 4 Circuits, in the event of a tie the number and quality of the prizes won will make the difference, in the event of a further tie it will be the total sum of the scores received by the photos of each individual author.
  • The Golden Grand Prix prize consists of a Trophy and a $400 Amazon Gift Card.
    The admitted photos of the prize winner will be printed by Photo Contest Club and will be exhibited on the day of the award ceremony.
  • The winners of the awards Best author of the Golden Grand Prix, Best author of each of the 4 circuits, Best author of each of the 16 Competitions and Best work of each of the 16 Competitions, will be offered lunch by the Photo Contest Club on the occasion of the awards ceremony.

(Each awarded person will be entitled to only one lunch even if he is the winner of several prizes in different competitions and themes).


The acceptance certificate will be sent in pdf by e-mail for each photo accepted.


The catalog, printed in pdf, will be downloadable from the competition website ( and the link will be sent to all participants.


Image and Entry Requirements
This exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the Sponsor or the Exhibition Organizers, in their reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and these Conditions of Entry. Membership in any photographic organization is not required.

Entries will not be accepted from any entrant who has put on the PSA Penalties List for Ethics Violation. Entry fees are not refundable in these circumstances

PSA Star Ratings
To receive proper Star ratings credit from PSA, entrants must provide their names and country exactly the same way in each exhibition. Aliases are not permitted. Please contact PSA in the event of name changes or relocating to another country. Using one’s name differently in different exhibition exposes the entrant to the risk that many of their acceptances may not be recognized by PSA Star Ratings.

Image Creation
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 image, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own. Images may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else (for example: clip art, images or art by others downloaded from the Internet). Aliases are not allowed.

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. The Photographic Society of America (PSA) may request specific permission from entrants to reproduce entered images in its educational materials. The terms of that permission will be mutually agreed between the entrant and PSA except in the circumstances where the entered image is found to breach the PSA Ethics Policy. In those circumstances the image may be reproduced by PSA, without the entrant’s further permission, for educational purposes to illustrate serious exhibition rule violations. For those reproductions, the entrant’s name will be withheld.

Entries will not be accepted from entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced in materials related to the exhibition.” The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.

Alteration and Computer Generation
Subject to Divisional restrictions (particularly Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the entrant; adjustments to enhance images or creatively modify images are allowed providing the underlying photograph is retained in a way that is obvious to the viewer. Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer, and must be the sole work of the entrant.

Re-use of accepted images:
Any image that has been accepted in this exhibition, past or present, may not be entered again in the same Division Star Ratings Class in any future instances of this exhibition. It may, of course, be entered in any other PSA recognised exhibitions but must always have the same title. Re-titling in another language is not allowed.

An Entry consists of, up to and including, four (4) images entered by a single entrant into the same Section. An entrant may only enter a specific Section once. Entrants may not enter identical or similar images into the same section or different sections of the same exhibition.


Each image must have a unique title that is a description of the image. That unique title must be used for entry of that image or of an identical Image into any and all PSA-Recognized exhibitions. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. No titles may be visible to the judges, and nothing in the image may identify the entrant.

Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames such as IMG 471). Titles may not consist of personal identifiers possibly augmented by a number; or include words such as “untitled” or “no title”. Titles may not consist solely of numbers unless those numbers are prominently contained within the image, such as a contestant number in a race.

Color and Monochrome:

Color and Monochrome images from the same capture that share substantial pictorial content in common will be considered the same image and must be given the same title.


The photos must be in JPG format, maximum dimensions: 1920 pixels in the horizontal side and/or 1080 pixels in the vertical side at 300 dpi, compression 8-12, for a weight not exceeding 4Mb. Files of larger format will be automatically rejected by the system.
No special requirements are required for filenames, the filename should be as you would like it to appear in the catalog.
The images without valid titles will be rejected and the competitor invited to resubmit the registration with valid titles. The organizers will not create titles for the competitor.
Only English alphabet A to Z and digits 0 to 9 can be used for naming.


The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the PSA and of FIAP.
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 that section. Distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant. At no stage will a judge be able to view all the entrant’s images together.


The works of the jury will take place in presence. Each juror will have at their disposal a calibrated 24 “monitor that will allow the vision of 100% of the image.
At least 25% of the participating photos will be accepted.


By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including physical addresses, 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, agree and accept that by entering this exhibition, your participation status which includes your first and last name, name of the country used during registration at the exhibition, number of sections entered and number of photos entered in those sections will be made public in a published status list and that the results of your entry shall be made public in exhibition gallery, exhibition catalog. You also agree and accept the policies regarding Breaches of Rules of the PSA. And FIAP

Statement on Subject Matter – applicable to all sections
The fundamental rule that must be observed at all times and applies to all sections offered in exhibitions with PSA recognition is that the welfare of living creatures is more important than any photograph. This means that practices such as baiting of subjects with a living creature and removal of birds from nests, for the purpose of obtaining a photograph, are highly unethical, and such photographs are not allowed in any exhibition with PSA recognition. Under no circumstances may a living creature be placed in a situation where it will be killed, injured or stressed for the purpose of obtaining a photograph. Images that show live creatures being fed to captive animals, birds or reptiles are not permitted under any circumstances.

There are also concerns about the use of aerial photography, drones, helicopters, low flying aircraft. These should not cause any interference with other individuals or animals which causes a disturbance in their normal activity or disrupt the way any individuals or animals interact with their environment. Entrants in PSA recognized exhibitions should comply with all relevant laws and regulations, associated with aerial photography, in the country in which the image was taken.

Entry into PSA recognized exhibitions is conditional on accepting these policies. The content of images must comply with the General Conditions and with the Division and Section definitions listed in these conditions. Images that – in the sole opinion of the judges or the Exhibition Organizers – do not comply, will be disqualified so the entrant may be aware of the problem when considering entry into other exhibitions with PSA recognition


Environment Definition:
Environment photography means all those images taken in any environment in the world, in any situation, with or without the presence of human beings. The photos can be taken both in small and large spaces, both in the open countryside and in urban centers.

Definition of Landscape
This category is typically a photograph that captures the presence of nature and can include sea, oceans, even underwater water. It may have artificial features (for example city skylines) or disturbances in the landscape (for example pylons) with or without people in the photo.

Representative landscapes (more realistic or naturalistic), impressionistic landscapes or abstract landscapes are allowed.


For the purpose of this exhibition any border added to a digital file must be a single border of white or grey, no greater than 3-5 pixels in width.
For the purpose of this exhibition any border added to a Print must be a single border of black or white, no greater than 3-5 pixels in width.


Breaches of Rules
Entrants are strongly advised to look at the PSA Ethics Policy which can be found at https://psa-
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, exhibitions, on behalf of the judges, are allowed to request unedited or raw files of the submitted image.
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 fails 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 PSA, on receiving reports from exhibitions of possible breaches, retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose penalties if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the PSA rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with FIAP. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.
If another party is submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to these Conditions of Entry (Entry Rules) and will be subject to penalties for any violations to these Conditions of Entry and PSA’s Statement of Ethics that may result.
If another party is processing images for an entrant or submitting images on the entrant’s behalf, the entrant will still be held responsible for adhering to all Conditions of Entry including the specific conditions in the relevant definitions.


NOTICE: When entrants fills in the Entry Form to submit an entry they will see the following feature to affirm they have read these Conditions of Entry
“I hereby confirm that I have read, understood and agree to the Conditions of Entry of this exhibition. I have read the PSA document to be found at https://psa- . I am aware that PSA may apply penalties for breaches of these Conditions of Entry”

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 033_2021 « 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.”

Failure to agree will mean that the application will not proceed.

By virtue of sending an image, the competitor certifies the work as his own (the images cannot incorporate elements produced by others, for example: clip art, images or drawings of others downloaded from the Internet). No aliases are allowed. The participant allows the organizers to reproduce free of charge all or part of the material entered for publication and / or display on media related to the competition. This may include low resolution posting on a website.

Note: Entrants who indicate that their images cannot be reproduced or used “will not be awarded” or included in the competition audiovisuals “and may be subject to disqualification” by the competition organizers. The organizers assume no responsibility for any misuse of copyright.
Computer alteration and generation.
Subject to division restrictions (in particular Nature, Photographic Travel and Photojournalism), the images may be edited, electronically or otherwise, by the manufacturer. Adjustments are allowed to enhance images or creatively modify images, provided the underlying photograph is preserved in a way that is obvious to the viewer. The images cannot be constructed entirely on a computer and must be the author’s exclusive work. All parts of the image must be photographed by the author who holds the copyright of all submitted works.


Participation in the competition, with the mere fact of sending the photographs to the organizers, constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of this competition announcement, and, for anything not specified, of the regulations of the associations that sponsored the competition. The works presented may be subjected to the necessary checks to verify compliance with the established rules, and the Authors participating in the Nature and “Traditional” (TRAD) sections must submit, upon request, the RAW files of their works, aware that any refusal may result in the cancellation of the result achieved and any sanctions provided for by the regulations of the sponsoring associations.

Participants in the Competition, both FIAF Members and Non-Members, grant the FIAF the possibility of managing their participation data and images presented, both for the purpose of managing the FIAF Statistics and the FIAF Sites responsible for collecting and disseminating the results of the Competitions. sponsored and recommended by it and related images awarded and admitted.


In light of the FIAF Competition Regulations in force from 1 January 2023, images that have had admissions in years prior to 2021 can also participate in this initiative.

However, please note that any admissions obtained with these images, while not incurring penalties, will not be counted in the FIAF Statistics.

For the sake of completeness, please note that only images that may have had previous admissions in the years 2021, 2022 and 2023 will be counted in the FIAF Statistics, as well as, obviously, unpublished.


We inform you, according to the article. 13 and 14 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 of 04/27/2016, hereinafter referred to as GDPR (General Regulation for the Protection of Personal Data), that the personal data provided as part of the international Chianti Roads, photography contest will be collected and recorded by the Associazione Photo Contest – on paper, electronic and / or computerized and / or telematics media- protected and treated in ways that ensure security and confidentiality in accordance with GDPR regulations. We inform you that the data provided to us will only be used for strictly related and instrumental purposes to the event. To this end, as part of the Initiative, your data may be published online on the competition website ( or / and in the competition catalog. The data is required in order to be able to participate in the competition. We inform you that you may exercise in your capacity as an interested person, you have the rights referred to in art. 15 RGPD (including, by way of example, the rights to obtain confirmation of the existence of data concerning it and their intelligibly communication, the indication of the methods of processing, updating, rectification or integration of data, cancellation) by request without formalities to the Data Controller. The owner of the data processing is the Associazione Photo Contest Club with legal headquarters in Via della Vetreria 73 in Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Florence, through its own president, temporary, Sabina Broetto.