The decision of the jury, which is final, will be announced on Saturday 17 June 2017, at 7.30 pm, at the Palau Solterra, Fundació Vila Casas Museum of Contemporary Photography (C. de l’Església, 10, Torroella de Montgrí - Girona), and the prize will be awarded to the winner.
The jury will be:
Juan Bofill, photographer and art critic
Oriol Jolonch, photographer
Rafael Tous, collector
Fernando Peracho, gallerist
Antonio Sagnier, trustee of the Fundació Vila Casas
Antoni Vila Casas, president of the Fundació Vila Casas
Gloria Bosch, director of art spaces at the
Fundació Vila Casas, as non-voting secretary
General entry rules
Any artist over 18 years may enter an unpublished photograph, or in the case of a series, a composition of three pictures. Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of these rules in their totality and agreement with the jury’s decision.
Photographs dealing with any subject will be accepted.
3. Submission of artworks
For the viewing and possible selection of artworks by the jury, participants must register at the web page http://www.fundaciovilacasas.com/en/prizes, between 13 March and 31 March 2017, where they should fill in the form, providing a brief description of the photograph, technical information about the work, a CV of the artist, and a photograph of the work at 300 dpi in .TIFF format no larger than 100MB, as specified on the web page. In the case of a series, the photograph must be of the whole work. If you have any questions about the registration procedure, please contact: Núria Costa, tel. 972 761 976, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Selection of shortlisted works, exhibition and catalogue
The organising committee and the jury will make a selection of the works received, which will then be shown in the temporary exhibition gallery at Palau Solterra between 17 June and 26 November 2017, and from which a catalogue will be published. Finally, the president of the Fundació Vila Casas will be the person responsible for choosing the first and second prizes from the final selection of three works previously made by the jury.
5. Dimensions and technical characteristics
The photographs submitted may be in black and white and/or colour, and taken with a digital or analogue camera.
The maximum individual photograph size permitted is 100 x 100 cm, or the sum of two adjacent sides not exceeding 200 cm, while the minimum size permitted is 50 x 50 cm, or the sum of two adjacent sides not less than 100 cm. If the work submitted is a series of three pictures, each picture should not exceed 30 x 40 cm, or the sum of two adjacent sides should not exceed 210 cm.
6. Delivery and transport
The foundation will contact the shortlisted artists by email on 13 April so that their photographs can be entered for competition by 15 May 2017. The works should be printed and framed for exhibition, and not exceed 8 Kg in weight. The choice of framing is left to the discretion of the artist, with the condition that the work should be ready for hanging.
Fundació Vila Casas is not responsible for any delivery or return charges (which are the artist’s responsibility), or any damage caused as a consequence of transport of the work submitted. Packaging, which must be reusable for return, and insurance is likewise the artist’s responsibility. The photographs will be exhibited at Palau Solterra, c. de l’Església, 10 - 17257 Torroella de Montgrí, Girona, tel. 972 761 976, from Wednesday to Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm, and 4.30 pm to 8 pm, and Sundays, 11 am to 2pm. Works which do not conform to the conditions stipulated in the rules will not be accepted.
7. Rights and obligations
All prize-winning works will become property of the Fundació Vila Casas and will be added to the foundation’s collection.
Participating photographers pledge and guarantee that they are the owners of the material entered for the competition and that they are the sole owners of its intellectual property and have obtained the relevant authorisation in the case of portraying people or places of a private nature.
The winning artists will be awarded prizes of € 6,000 and € 3,000 and their works will be exhibited at the corresponding museum. The jury may, at any time, declare any of the prizes as not awarded.
The winner of the first prize will be required to hold an exhibition at the Can Framis Museum of Contemporary Painting in Barcelona, within a maximum period of a year after the awarding of the prize.
9. Return of entries
All non-prize-winning works must be collected between Wednesday and Saturday, from 17 January to 17 February 2018, from 5 pm to 7.30 pm, or Sunday from 11am to 2 pm.
All works that have not been collected before 17 February 2017 will be at the free disposal of the foundation, without necessarily becoming part of their collection.