Key Salon Dates

Salon Computer Testing
November 02, 2016
Salon Closing Date
November 08, 2016
Salon Judging
November 18, 2016
Salon judging Time TBA
November 20, 2016
Salon Due Date

What's a Salon, you ask? A gathering of people


In a broad sense, the term Salon was used over 350 years ago to reflect a gathering of people. Wikipedia has an elaborate discussion of the term here.


The Salon, within this context (photography), is most often linked to the "Paris Salon," which was an art exhibition that began in 1725. You can find the Wikipedia article here.


Our photography competition dates back to 1892, and most likely because of tradition, we have retained the phrase, "International Salon of Photography." Younger competitions often refer to themselves as, well, competitions, or exhibitions, and sometimes contests.


From time-to-time it's been suggested that we modernize our name because many people are not familiar with the salon term. Perhaps some day.... Smile

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