Participating Countries:Morocco, Germany and the United States.
This contemporary photography competition aims to promote the community of artists found throughout the universities and to motivate and inspire the esthetic and creative values found in this community. In this year’s competition, as well as in those to come, university communities from an American and a European country are also invited to participate and to use contemporary photography as a medium to reveal the socio-cultural realities of those countries.
All members of the university community (students, teachers, researchers, administration, service personnel) from the universities in Spain, and from the universities in Morocco, Germany and the United States can participate. Additionally, those who have finished their university studies in an Andalusian public university since the 2017/2018 academic year can also participate.
The theme is open
The final date for the presentation of the works will be May 01, 2020.
One can upload the files with the work or works to be presented through the registration form found at www.contemporarte.es . Only two individual photographs or one series per artist will be accepted. A series can contain a maximum of four images.
The photographs must be sent in JPG formatted files. The name of each file must correspond with the name of each work. Each image must have, as a minimum size, 2,500×1,800 pixels, and must not exceed a capacity greater than 10 MB. The images in a series must also meet this size requirement and must be adjusted so as to not send over 10 MB. When sending a series, the name of the files must include the corresponding numbered order (Example, nudes1.jpg, nudes2.jpg, nudes3.jpg…) Images that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted. The organization has the authority to decide if the image’s resolution and definition are correct.
-Once the sent files are verified as correctly meeting all requirements, participants will be sent an email confirming the files’ reception.
-Evaluation of presented works
For the jury’s subsequent evaluation, the artist must set a price for each of their submitted pieces—up to 700 euros for an individual work and 1,000 euros for a complete series (from two to four photos).
-Production of works
The organization will be in charge of running the production of the works, according to the most appropriate and suitable format for their exposition.
The competition has a budget that the jury will implement according to its set criteria. The purchase will be subject to the tax defined by the current fiscal legislation in Spain. To receive the prize, it is essential for artists to present a certified document demonstrating that they are a part of a university community. The competition’s verdict will be publically released before the end of June 2020. The jury has the right to not buy a photo.
The jury will be comprised of organizers of the competition, vice-rectors of Andalusian public universities, and prestigious professional photographers. A team of the competition’s organizers will pre-select the works that will advance and potentially be purchased.
The jury will award works according to the following criteria: originality, artistic quality, and technique.
Once the artists hear from the jury, they must send the winning photographs through:
-A storage mechanism (DVD, pen drive)
-A platform that allows the uploading or sending of very large files (Dropbox, Google drive, Wetransfer…).
The photographs must be sent in the highest quality possible, with a minimum of 240 ppp. The winning artists must submit an original affidavit, implicitly accepting the prize, ceding the rights to the work. Any failure to comply with the conditions will lead to the annulment of the prize. The jury’s decision is not subject to appeal.
The purchased works will become part of Andalusia’s public universities’ Atalaya Heritage Project catalogue. As the organizer of the competition, the University of Huelva will be in charge of the promotion of and care for the exhibition.
A paper and digital catalogue with the purchased photographs will be published. Additionally, the published works will be sent to each public university in Andalusia that requests them during the time period established by the jury, so that the photographs can be exhibited in each of these universities.
Artists must guarantee that the image is original, that they are the legitimate owners of all the inherent rights of the image, and that the image does not violate the rights of any third parties. The University of Huelva is not responsible for the possible damage that could result from the failure to comply with these guarantees, and can take the appropriate legal action to repair and correct the damages and losses caused by the works.
Rights of the purchased images
In accordance with the Law of Intellectual Property, the image’s creator, without harm to the corresponding moral rights, must cede to the University of Huelva, the organizer of the competition, the exclusive and complete proprietary rights to the images. These rights include the use of these purchased images to be freely and without economic compensation exhibited, reproduced, distributed, used publically, and transformed in any currently known or unknown manner or format.
Rights of selected images
The public universities of Andalusia can, without any economic compensation, utilize the selected photographs in CONTEMPORARTE for the promotion of the competition and for other activities without commercial ends. They will always credit the artist when using the photographs. The owners of the selected works, which have not been bought, will not have a right to any economic compensation. However, the works may be exhibited in the catalogue with its authorship listed and the artist can request to be issued a certificate saying that their work has been selected for the exhibition and for the catalogue.
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