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Entry rules for prize: Photography Award (2020)


1. Contestants

Any artist who is eighteen years old or over may enter the competition with an unpublished photograph or, in the case of the series, with a composition of three images. Participation in the prize competition supposes the acceptance of these rules and the judges’ decision.

2. Theme

The theme is open.

3. Submission of artwork

In order for the artists’ work to be viewed, and potentially selected, by the judging panel, contestants must register at the webpage between 9th March to 14th April, and must complete the application form providing the following information, as outlined on the webpage: the technical specifications and a brief description of the artwork, the artist’s CV, and an image of the artwork with a resolution of 300 dpi in TIFF format with a maximum size of 100Mb. In the case of a series, the photograph will be the collection of the works.

Any queries regarding the registration procedure may be addressed to Núria Costa. Telephone: 972 761 976. E-mail:

4. Selection of finalist artwork, exhibition and catalogue

The organizing committee and judging panel will review all the entries received and make a selection of finalist works which will be exhibited, with an accompanying published catalogue, in the temporary exhibition hall at Museu Palau Solterra, from 13th June to 22nd November 2020.

Antoni Vila Casas, president of Fundació Vila Casas, will award the first and second prizes to the winning artwork, which the judging panel will have previously chosen from the three finalists.

5. Dimensions and technical specifications

The photograph entries may be in black and white and/or in colour, taken with a digital or analogue camera.

The size of the individual photograph must not exceed 100 x 100 cm or the sum of two sides does not exceed 200 cm, and must be a minimum size of 50 x 50 cm or the sum of two sides is not less than 100 cm.

If the entry artwork is a series composed of a maximum of three images, each image must not exceed 30 x 40 cm or the sum of the sides of each photograph does not exceed 70 cm (and the sum total of the triptych does not exceed 210 cm).

6. Delivery and transport of artwork

The Foundation will contact the selected artists by e-mail on 20th April so that the selected artwork must be delivered no later than 10th May.

The artwork must be original, unpublished and must be signed by the author, framed for exhibition, and must not exceed 8 kg in weight. The framing is at the discretion of the artist, on condition that the artwork is presented ready to be exhibited.

Transport costs, for delivery and return of the artwork, along with any damage that may occur during transport of artwork, will be the full responsibility of the artist, and will at no time be the responsibility of the Foundation.

Costs of insurance and packaging – which must be reusable for the return of the artwork – will be the responsibility, and at the risk, of the contestants.

Photograph entries must be delivered to Museu Palau Solterra (Carrer de l’Església, 10. 17257 Torroella de Montgrí, Girona) from Wednesday to Saturday, 11.00–13.30 and 16.30–20.00, and Sunday, 11.00–13.30. Any artwork which does not comply with the requirements outlined in the competition conditions will not be accepted.

7. Rights and responsibilities

The winning pieces of artwork will become the property of Fundació Vila Casas and form part of its collection.

The participating photographers guarantee that they are owners of their competition entries and full owners of intellectual property of each piece of work, as well as the corresponding authorizations in the case of photographs which include private persons or places.

8. Prizes

The two winning artworks will receive prize of €6,000 and €3,000 respectively and will be exhibited at the corresponding museum.

The judging panel may declare any prize void at any time.

The winner of the first prize will hold an individual exhibition at Museu Can Framis, Barcelona, within a maximum limit of up to a year after the prize is awarded.

9. Return of artwork

The pieces of artwork that are not awarded with prizes must be collected between 13th January and 13th February 2021, within the following times: from Wednesday to Saturday, 11.00–13.30 and 17.00–19.30. All artwork that has not been removed prior to 17th February will become freely available to the Foundation, without forming part of its collection.

The judging panel this year will be composed of:

Glòria Bosch
Joana Hurtado 
Joana Roda 
Antonio Sagnier
Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés
Àlex Susanna
Rafael Tous 
Antoni Vila Casas 

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