FIAP Distinctions

FIAP Photographic Distinctions are available to individuals who are members of SPF Clubs. Firstly, you must participate in salons with FIAP patronage to gain acceptances. A full list of these Exhibitions (Salons) can be found on the FIAP website (click here) Remember that our own Scottish International Salon and the Edinburgh International both count towards these FIAP Distinctions as do any entries that are submitted as part of the SPF's FIAP Biennial (click here) entries .

You require to keep a note of all the competitions you have entered.

When you have completed the requirement, you can submit an application for the Distinction to FIAP. You require to do this through the SPF's FIAP Liaison Officer. Full details about FIAP Distinctions and how to apply via the SPF is available from this area of this website.

All applications for FIAP distinctions must be made through the SPF, who is responsible for checking the information given. The SPF is only permitted to submit applications to FIAP once a year. Applications may be made to the SPF's FIAP Liaison Officer, Clive Turner, by 1st or 2nd Class mail only between 1st October and 15th January. He will confirm receipt by email within one week.

All applications will be forwarded to FIAP on 15th February. FIAP now require three months to process applications so certificates will be issued mid-May.

If you have any queries on any of the following please contact Clive Turner.

You will find some of the images from recent successful FIAP Distinction applicants in our gallery section.

(Click here) to view AFIAP images. (Click here) to view EFIAP images and (click here) for EFIAP levels (bronze and silver) 

NEWSFLASH - UPDATED FIAP FORMS - Please see the downloads below which have been updated Dec 2016 and now required to be used for all future submissions.

The AFIAP Distinction

The distinction "Artist FIAP" (AFIAP) is the first artistic distinction that can be obtained. It is awarded to photographic artists whose artistic qualities, technique and production of work have been acknowledged through their participation in international salons under FIAP Patronage.

The candidate for this distinction must:

Have taken part with success in international salons under FIAP Patronage for at least 1 year; i.e. his first FIAP-recognised acceptance must have occurred at least 1 year ago.

Have taken part with success in at least 15 international salons under FIAP Patronage in at least 8 different countries. In this respect a Circuit is to be considered as a single salon.

Have obtained at least 40 acceptances with at least 15 different works in international salons under FIAP Patronage.

Include in his works a minimum of 4 different works, which have each received at least one acceptance in “Print” salons under FIAP Patronage.

Candidates for AFIAP distinction must submit: A complete application using forms prescribed by FIAP (which can be downloaded below). 5 photographic works of the candidate in form of a digital file. All the submitted works must have obtained 3 FIAP - recognised acceptances in different salons. In this respect a Circuit is considered to be a single salon.

The following procedure must be followed: See separate sheet “Notes to Assist AFIAP Applicants 2017” The full AFIAP Pack is available to download below.

When the AFIAP distinction is awarded, the candidate will receive a diploma and a badge with green enamel.

The EFIAP Distinction

The distinction "Excellence FIAP" (EFIAP) is awarded to photographic artists who, apart from having excellent techniques, have a significant number of their work often been accepted in many international salons under FIAP Patronage.

The following procedure must be followed: See separate sheet “Notes to Assist EFIAP Applicants 2017”. The full EFIAP Pack is available to download below.

When the EFIAP distinction is awarded, the candidate will receive a diploma and a badge with red enamel.

The EFIAP Levels

In order to honour photographic artists who, after having received the EFIAP distinction, continue to actively participate in international salons under FIAP Patronage and, by so doing, help to promote photography with their new artistic production, FIAP has instituted seven additional EFIAP levels e.g. EFIAP/b, EFIAP/s, EFIAP/g etc.

The full EFIAP Levels Pack is available to download below.

The MFIAP Distinction

The distinction "Master Photographer of FIAP" (MFIAP) is awarded to a photographic artist in recognition of his/her entire achievements in the field of artistic photography. MFIAP is the third step, after AFIAP and EFIAP, in the FIAP distinctions awarded for personal successes in photography.

The candidate must be holder of the EFIAP distinction for at least 3 years, based on the date of the diploma.

The full MFIAP Pack is available to download below. Please contact the SPF's FIAP Liaison Officer, Clive Turner, if you require further advice.

Visit the FIAP website MFIAP area to see photos from these recently awarded (click here)

FIAP 2016 Distinctions Awarded
NameClubDistinction
1David SadlerDundee PSAFIAP
2Gaillie GrayCarluke CCAFIAP
3Cameron ScottCarluke CCAFIAP
4Andrew HayesBrechin PSAFIAP
5Iain McFadyenPaisley PSAFIAP
6Moira GardnerKirkcaldy PSEFIAP
7Ken LindsayEastwood PSEFIAP
8Roger HintonBon Accord CCEFIAP
9Karen BerryEdinburgh PSEFIAP
10John McNairnSt Andrews PSEFIAP/b
11Eion JohnstonEdinburgh PSEFIAP/b
12Terry RailleyEdinburgh PSEFIAP/b
13Bill TerrenceKilmaurs PCEFIAP/s
FIAP 2015 Distinctions Awarded
AuthorClubDistinction
1Moira GardnerKirkcaldy PSAFIAP
2Katherine (Kay) MenmuirPerthshire PSAFIAP
3Robert GilmourCowal CCAFIAP
4Roger HintonBon Accord CCAFIAP
5Martin ReidCKPSAFIAP
6James BlackPCPCAFIAP
7Norma McDowallPCPCAFIAP
8John McNairnSt Andrews PSEFIAP
9Eion JohnstonEdinburgh PSEFIAP
10Jimmy MassonEdinburgh PSEFIAP
11Terry RailleyEdinburgh PSEFIAP
12Pat CopnerPatricia CatherineEFIAP
13Nicola ShepherdSt Andrews PSEFIAP
14Bill TerranceKilmaurs PCEFIAP/B
15Clive TurnerPaisley PSEFIAP/B
16Colin StaceyDundee PSEFIAP/B
17Richard BinghamEdinburgh PSEFIAP/S
18Neil ScottEdinburgh PSEFIAP/S
19Robert FultonPCPCMFIAP
20Peter PatersonEdinburgh PSMFIAP