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Entry rules for prize: Photography Award (2023)


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Any artist who is eighteen years old or over may enter the competition with an unpublished photograph or, in the case of the series, with a composition of up to a maximum of three images. The works must be original and never previously exhibited in public. Participation in this competition assumes an acceptance of these terms and conditions and the judges’ decision.

2. Theme
The theme is at the discretion of the artist.

3. Submission of artwork

In order for the artists’ work to be viewed, and potentially selected, by the judging panel, contestants must register here between 9th and 31st January 2023, 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 size that is minimum 5 MB and maximum 100 MB. 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 artworks, exhibition and catalogue

The 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 29th April to 18th June 2023.
The judging panel will award the first and second prizes that are selected from the finalist works.

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 must not exceed 200 cm, and must be a minimum size of 50 x 50 cm or the sum of two sides must not be 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 must not exceed 70 cm (and the sum total of the triptych must not exceed 210 cm).

6. Delivery and transport of artwork

The Fundació Vila Casas will contact the selected artists by e-mail on 7th March and the selected artwork must be delivered no later than 31st March.
The artwork must be original, unpublished and framed for exhibition, and must not exceed 8 kg in weight.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 Fundació Vila Casas. 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 terms and 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 a 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 one year after the prize is awarded.

9. Return of artwork

The pieces of artwork that are not awarded with prizes must be collected between 6th July and 18th August 2023, 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 18th August will become freely available to Fundació Vila Casas, without forming part of its collection.

The judging panel this year will be composed of:

Sophie Köhler
Laura Terré
Rafael Tous
Antoni Vila Casas
Antonio Sagnier
Àlex Susanna
Natàlia Chocarro

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