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MontPhoto Contest 2021

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Copyright Policy

Participants must declare they are the authors of each of their works and have all the rights over them. Pictures where a recognizable or identifiable person appears (categories in which the presence of persons is admitted), must have the express consent of the person in question and a Copyright Release Form be attached to the image. MontPhoto will not take any responsibility of any suits made to the author that can be a reason of disqualifying that photograph.

Image Usage Rights

Awarded and finalist works can be reproduced in books, catalogues, posters or any other printed or digital support, as well as distributing it to press and/or magazines writings for the promotion and broadcasting of MontPhoto, provided the author's' name is always mentioned. The authors will disinterestedly cede the reproduction rights to the organization of the contest for its edition. This cession has a nonexclusive character but can be extensive to any reedition. The organization will compensate the authors for the reproduced works with a copy of each published book. (International shipments not included) All personal data from the participants will be treated with the maximum confidentiality by the organization according to the organic Spanish law 15/1999 of data protection (LOPD). The fact of participating in MontPhoto 2021 edition implies the acceptance of all of these bases. The official rules are in Spanish. The organization can resolve any case not provided in them.

Sections and Categories:

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHY:

Mountain
A. MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY

Nature
B1.MAMMALS
B2. BIRDS
B3. OTHER ANIMALS
B4. PLANT LIFE
B5. LANDSCAPE
C. UNDERWATER WORLD

Ecological Report
D. ECOLOGICAL REPORT

Art
E. ART IN NATURE

Special category
F. NATURE FROM HOME
 


REPORTAGE:

G. NATURE PORTFOLIO


VIDEO:

VM. MOUNTAIN STORIES
Multimedia and video edits showing action, adventures or challenges out on the natural world.
VN. NATURAL STORIES
Multimedia and video edits related to the natural world and the conservation of nature.

AWARDS:
Awards, cash and non-cash prizes worth more than 37,000€ will be given away and distributed as following:

General Awards
· MontPhoto biennial grant: 6000€ and exhibition production (see grant rules).
· MontPhoto Honour Award: 2.000€ and diploma.
· The winner of each category: 500€ and diploma.
· Second prize for each category: 300€ and diploma.
· 5 Highly Commended awards by category: Diploma.


Young Awards
· 6 Awards in young category: One photographic experience with a partner company.

Portfolio awards
· First prize PORTFOLIO: 1.000 € and diploma.
· 5 Honorary mentions: Diploma.

Video awards
· First prize for each category: 500 € and diploma.
· Honorable mention per category: Diploma.

All runner-ups will receive a copy of the book “Inspired by Nature”, an invitation to the Gala Awards ceremony, as well as a hotel night in a double room with breakfast included.

ENTRY FEES:
Payment should be made through PayPal or credit card, following the instructions on our website.

- GENERAL: Registration fee costs 20 or 25 €.
- IRCC CERTIFICATE: Registration fee for participants with IRCC validation is 15 or 20 €.
- ONLY VIDEO: 10 o 15 € for video category.
- ONLY GRANT: 10 o 15 € for the presentation of projects.
- YOUTH: Registration for photographers under 18 years old is free in every case.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
The participation is exclusively on-line.
We highly recommend going through the detailed contest rules for Photography and Multimedia.

The contest organizers will contact you from one of the following e-mail address: info@montphoto.com. Please, include it in your e-mail agenda to avoid blocked communications by the security and anti-spam systems.
 

REGISTRATION AND FORMAT:
The Competition is open to amateur or professional nature photographers worldwide. Members of MonPhoto's Organisation, contributors and sponsors of the contest, and members of the Jury (nor the families of all these) are excluded from participate.

Each author can participate through one sole inscription with a maximum of 25 photographs that can be distributed across the different general categories of the contest, one portfolio reportage, one entrant in each video category and the opportunity to present a project for the grant.

· The first step is to register on the website: www.montphoto.com
· Once registered, the platform gives the option to formalize the inscription to the contest.
· Uploading the photographs will be allowed once the payment of the entry fee is done.
· The uploaded images can be modified at any time until the inscription deadline. Inscriptions will be automatically closed at 23:59 hours on April 30, 2021.

The picture format must be JPEG, converted to colour space sRGB with embedded profile. The size of the file must be 1,920 pixels on its bigger side.

If convenient, we might demand the raw files at any other previous stage of the contest. Should the raw file not be presented, then the picture will be disqualified.
Images not complying with the required format standards will be rejected.

Photographs demanded for printing will have to exceed 10MP (megapixels). All participants need to have the original raw files, as well as copies in JPEG or TIFF format for printing in case it is demanded by the organization.
 

 

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