The rules governing the competition:

Annual photographic competition
VI Concurso de Fotografía “La Floración en Cieza”
Each year a photographic competition is held with the subject being La Floración in Cieza.
Anyone resident in Spain can take part, regardless of nationality.
This year the submission period for entries begins on 5th February

The rules governing the competition:
1.      Participants
 The competition is open to anyone who is resident in Spain, independently of their nationality. By entering, participants accept all of the rules and the decisions of the panel deciding prize winners.
 2.      Topic
 All photographs will be concerned with the theme “La Floración en Cieza”. They can reflect any aspect of this colourful phenomenon, including landscapes, activities or any other subject which the photographer considers to be closely related to the main topic.
 Those images which include recognizable and well-known places in Cieza will be evaluated by the judges, and at the same time the panel will exclude any images which they do not deem to be sufficiently related to the topic.
 3.      Photograph specifications
 Each competitor shall submit a maximum of five unedited images, with no photograph which has already been published or entered in other competitions being admitted.
 Photographic treatment is permitted, and horizontal and vertical formats are both acceptable, but no name or logo must be visible.
 All photographs should be submitted on CD or DVD in .jpg or .jpeg formats at maximum resolution of 2400pixels at 72dpi and must not exceed 2mb.
The images selected for the final voting must be sent at a resolution of 300dp to form part of the exhibition, the longest side of the selected images being 50cm.
4.      Submission of photographs
All images should be delivered digitally by clicking on the following link to register: Registration for photographic competition
 5.      Competition dates
Entries may be submitted from the 5th February 2017
Final date for admission: 30th October 2017
Verdict of the jury: 8th and 9th January 2018
Notifications will be sent out on 11th January 2018
Exhibition: 2nd to 30th March 2018
Prizegiving : 2nd March 2018
Catalogue issued : April 2018

  6.      Panel of judges
The jury will comprise notable photographers proposed by the CAF Cieza
 The decisions of the jury are final, and will be made public on 11th January 2018. Any queries or doubts will be resolved by the jury, whose decision is also final in these matters.
 7.      Prizes
 The following prizes will be awarded:
 1st prize: 300 euros. The winning image may be edited for use on the poster for the 2018 Floración season.
 2nd prize: 200 euros.
 3rd prize: 100 euros.
The ten photographs which receive the most votes between the period of 15th February 2017 to the 15th April 2017 in will be selected as finalists for the photography competition.

 8.     Intellectual property rights and subsequent use of photographs
 The CAF Cieza will retain the rights to all prize-winning photographs and the digital copies of others selected for exhibition, and reserves the right to use and publish them on any occasion deemed appropriate while making reference to the photographer when it is considered apt to do so.
Those competing explicitly recognize the right of the Town Hall of Cieza to use the images submitted for tourist promotion of the municipality through either digital or printed media without remuneration to the photographer concerned.

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