Terms and Conditions
These contest rules are an expansion of the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use. If there is any contradiction between them, the terms and conditions defined in these rules have precedence.
Taking part in this contest implies that you accept the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use, all of the contest rules and regulations, and any reasonable changes introduced by Fomunity.
This contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers from around the world.
Creative Photography in nature in which fit techniques such as high speed or multiple exposures.
Each competitor can submit up to 5 photographs, none of which can have won a prize in any other competition (Fomunity or otherwise) and to which they must hold the intellectual property rights.
The photographs must be at least 1 000 pixels and no more than 10 000 pixels, in JPG (JPEG) format, and can be no larger than 10 MB.
Basic digital processing (white balance, exposure, levels, contrast, saturation, focus, vignetting elimination …) and cleaning of particles and moderate cuts be accepted. Image modifications or part/s of it, that would make the photography to reflect a different reality to the photographed not be accepted.
Composite pictures of multiple exposures, HDR images, panoramas and Focus-Stacking that have been taken in the same sequence be accepted; provided that this information is indicated in the argument and comply with the principles of authenticity of the contest, so that they do not constitute an attempt to mislead the public.
Pictures of animals in captivity, domestic or farm animals, and cultivated plants, will not be accepted.
Particular attention will be given to the compliance of the ethical decalogue of AEFONA. Additionally, if the jury intuits that may have adversely affect in any way the natural environment for the realization of the photograph it will be automatically excluded from the selection process.
The authors of the photographs they reach the final stage of the discussions may be asked, if necessary, by any means, explanations about the image that the jury deems appropriate, including the RAW files.
Only photographs submitted via the contest page: fomunity.com/contest/46 will be accepted.
The contest entry fee is €3, for each photograph submitted. This fee will be charged when each photograph is submitted.
To encourage originality, submitted photographs will not be published until the entry deadline has passed.
To help jury impartiality, the authors of each photograph will not be displayed until the jury has made its decision.
You can submit photographs from July 1, 2016 at 00:00 until September 30, 2016 at 23:59.
The jury’s decision will be published on the contest webpage on October 14, 2016.
Fomunity uses Central European Time, and adjusts to Central European Summer Time in season.
The contest jury will comprise the following specialized in nature photographers:
– Mario Cea. Musician and nature photographer, specialized in high speed photography.
– Paco Motilva Peralta. Nature photographer with many awards on nature photography contests.
– Enrique Navarro Nieto. Nature photographer. Manager of Namen Color, photographic accessories shop specialized in nature photography.
The jury’s decision is final.
There will be €1300 in prizes:
– First prize: €500 in cash.
– Second prize: €300 in cash.
– Third prize: €200 in cash.
– Three runners-up will each win a prize of €100 in cash.
Each competitor will only be able to win one prize, regardless of the number of photographs they enter for this contest.
Works that infringe people’s dignity or human rights will not be accepted.
Works featuring any over-texts, watermarks or any frame or indication of the author’s identity (in the photograph, title or description) will not be eligible for a prize. The jury will reject any photograph that fails to comply with these rules.
Competitors are liable for any image rights or civil liability suits.
Fomunity reserves the right to remove any photograph from the contest if the jury or the Fomunity team considers that the photograph does not fit the proposed theme.
Any situation not covered by these rules will be decided by the jury and the Fomunity team.