International Photographic Contest "Alicante" 2017

Publish Date: Mar 23, 2017

Deadline: Apr 23, 2017

Alicante City Council (Department of Culture), in collaboration with Club Fotográfico Alicante (CFA) is pleased to invite you to participate in their Third International Photographic Contest in Alicante.


This contest is open to amateur and professional photographers from all around the world.


Free topic. The theme of the photographs is open.

Format: Digital

Works to be presented

 Collections: four photographs about a common thematic unity.
 General individual photos: up to three photographs about different topics.
 Local and CFA members categories: up to three photographs on each one.
 Any photo could be presented as an individual or as a part of a collection, but it can not be granted more than one award.
 The photographs must not have obtained any prize at any other competitions before the admission date.
 The color technique is free: black-and-white or color.


The awards will be divided into the following categories:

Collections category:

Nine awards to the best assessed photographies taking into account the quality and the thematic unity of the 4 works of each collection:
- First prize: 1000 € and Golden Medal from CEF.
- Second prize: 600 € and Silver Medal from CEF.
- Third prize: 450 € and Bronze Medal from CEF.
- From 4th to 9th: Honour Diploma from CEF.

Individuals category:

Nine awards to the best assessed photographies:

- First prize: 500 € and Golden Medal from CEF.
- Second prize: 400 € and Silver Medal from CEF.
- Third prize: 300 €. and Bronze Medal from CEF.
- Fourth prize: 250 € and Honour Diploma from CEF.
- Fifth prize: 200 € and Honour Diploma from CEF.
- From 6th to 9th: Honour Diploma from CEF.

Local awards to citizens from Alicante city municipality category:

Two awards to the best individual photographies by citizens from Alicante city


- First prize: 200 €.
- Second prize: 150 €.

CFA members category:

Three awards to the best individual photographies by members of the CFA.
- First prize: 200 €.
- Second prize: 150 €.
- Third prize: 100 €.

Participants can only aim for one cash award, which will be subject to the tax law in
force, and the withholding legally established will be applied.


The only way of participation is via Internet (no other way will be accepted). Registration, photography submission and participation fee payment must be made by following the corresponding instructions in our website:

Size and presentation

All images should be in JPG format, 1920 pixels on the widest side. The sRGB colour space is recommended. Files cannot be over 1 Mb. Finalist will be asked for improved resolution in order to print their works for the exhibition.

Participation rights

A participation fee of 10 € also includes a digital catalogue of the winning collections, individual photograph winners and the finalist works, to be sent via Internet. The entry fee will be paid via PayPal by completing the application form in our webpage: following the instructions that appear on it. Citizens from Alicante city municipality who aim for the local award have to send the data of their postal address to the e-mail: Winners will be asked to prove that information.

Specifically for the members of the CFA, they are allowed to make the fee payment by bank transfer, free of charge to the CFA. The CFA bank account for that purpose will be communicated later on.


The members of the jury will be appointed by the organizers of the contest. All of them must be of renowned prestige in the photographic field. Their last decision cannot be appealed.

Works receiving an award

All works receiving an award will become part of the CFA photographic library. The finalists and winners authorize the organizers of the contest to reproduce the photographs for any purpose free of charge. Also, finalists and winners authorize the enlargement and printing of the 50 finalist photos and the winning photos for display. The organization will state the author’s name on all reproductions. Contestants will not permit any third party to have any sort of claim over submitted photographs.
The contestants are responsible to ensure that there are no third party rights or claims of image copyright. The gallery of finalists and winners will be available on the website:

Exhibition and digital catalogue

With the aim to offer a wide circulation of the 50 finalist works and the winning images, there will be an exhibition from 16th of June to 31st of July 2017 in the Municipal Exhibition Hall located in “La Lonja del Pescado”, Alicante. Every image displayed will credit the author’s name. A digital catalogue containing the 50 finalists and winning images of the contest will be published. Every image will credit the author’s name. A copy of the catalogue will be sent to participants upon payment of the entry fee.

Additional Notes

Should any problem arise and not be resolved by the above mentioned rules, then it will be resolved by the organization itself. Award decisions are final and cannot be appealed. By entering the competition participants agree to the full terms and conditions of the above mentioned rules.
Files will not be returned and will be kept for one year in the event of any possible claims. Works not receiving an award will be destroyed. The works of each participant will be presented to the jury in the order requested by the participant.

Contest Calendar

April 23, 2017 (24:00h local time): Deadline for participants’ work submission.
May 6, 2017: Jury’s decision.
May 12, 2017: Notification of Jury’s decision.
June 16, 2017: Awards and opening exhibition ceremony.
From June 16 to July 31, 2017: Exhibition.
June 2017: Electronic mailing of the digital catalogue.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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