The contest rewards the excellence of stills and videos. We are looking forward to see innovating and inspiring images and videos of original stories, unknown places, new perspectives of living beings, surprising behaviours or new interpretations of what is already known to us. We look for a glimpse that documents the diversity, beauty, mystery and fragility of life on our planet.
MontPhoto stands for respect towards Nature and that is why the work presented to this contest must truly show natural situations, respecting the authenticity of the scenery, conserving the living beings in their habitat and by all means avoiding their suffering and the disruption or interference with their behaviour.
Multiple categories of nature.
Closing date – April 30, 2021
Prize pool – MontPhoto biennial grant: 6.000€ and exhibition production. MontPhoto 2021 Honour Award to the best photograph of the contest: 2.000 Euros and diploma First prize for the best photograph in each category: 500 Euros and diploma Second prize for the best photograph in each category: 300 Euros and diploma 5 Honourable Mentions (Highly Commended) per category: Diploma First prize Nature from home category: 300 Euros and diploma 6 Honorary mentions in the Nature from home category: Diploma Special Award Girona’s region: 300 Euros and diploma Special Award Lloret de Mar: 300 Euros and diploma Olympus Special Award “Be free”: 300 Euros and diploma 3 awards for young participation (until the age of 14): A photographic experience with a partner company and diploma. Awards to the 3 best photographs (participants from 15 to 17): A photographic experience with a partner company and diploma. First prize portfolio: 1000 Euros and diploma 5 Honorary mentions: Diploma All awarded participants will receive a copy of the book ´Inspired by Nature 2021´ an invitation for the awards ceremony also with one free hotel night stay for two at Hotel Monterrey (breakfast included). If by any mean you are unable to attend the Festival in Lloret de Mar (Spain), you can appoint someone else to collect your prize on your name. Outside inland Spain, only cash awards will be sent. Participants under 18 -before contest deadline- can apply for any of the awards, including the special ones for under age participants. It is mandatory to present personal details of their legal tutors as the participants will be asked for supporting documents.
Entry fee – GENERAL: Registration fee costs 20€ (Pre registration deadline – 31st March) or 25 € (Deadline – 30th April)
Eligibility – Open to photographers and videographers will it be amateurs and professionals around the world. Registration for photographers under 18 years old is free in every case.
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – Copyright is retained by the entrant. 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.
Usage Rights policy – 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).