Wikipedia: “From the seventeenth century to the early part of the twentieth century, artistic production in France was controlled by artistic academies which organized official exhibitions called salons.”

CREDIT: Chris Coetzee

Promotion within the ranks in CTPS is achieved by accumulating Gold awards in Society  competitions and Acceptances obtained in Salons. Salons therefore play an important  role in progressing from Intermediate to Advanced and Master.  

In South Africa, the PSSA (Photographic Society of South Africa) as the national organisation representing amateur photographers, provides medals and participates in the organisation of National and International Photographic Salons.

CTPS is proudly associated with the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA)

PSSA Conditions of entry and Category definitions.

Please click here to read about the conditions of entry into salons and for the definitions of the categories.