Photo Contest Rules

Participation in the contest is open to everyone, enthusiasts and professionals, regardless of age and nationality.

Only photographs taken during the event of 23rd Biennale Europea D’Arte Fabbrile of Stia – from 29th August to 1st September - are admitted.otografie legate durante l’evento del XXIII Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile di Stia dal 29 Agosto al 1 settembre 2019.

Participation in the contest is free.

Only a maximum of 5 photographs are accepted, the photos must be sent at the latest by 10th September 2019 at the address:

indicating in the e-mail: NAME, LAST NAME, PHONE NUMBER of the participant and in the subject line of the e-mail:

Concorso Fotografico Biennale Europea di arte Fabbrile di Stia 2019”  

(Photo Contest Biennale Europea di arte Fabbrile of Stia 2019)

Only digital files are accepted. The images in jpg format must have a dimension of 1920 pixels for the longer side and a maximum size of 3 MB.

Files must be named with the NAME and LAST NAME of the photographer, TITLE of the picture and a SERIAL NUMBER (e.g.: JOHNDOE_TITLE_01.jpg)

Preparation of the file is accepted only if limited to a basic cleaning (dust and scratch removal and noise reduction), to slight adjustments of color, contrast, brightness, clarity (slight sharpening), tonal values and contour levels.

It is not permitted: to remove or integrate elements in the image, to combine two or more images (e.g.: photo stitching technique) or two or more slides.

Multiple exposures are permitted only if they are included in the camera native functions.

Borders, watermarks or signatures must not be included in the pictures.

The evaluation of the photographs will be done by the Jury, whose judgment is unquestionable. 

The Jury will evaluate the capacity of interpreting the theme, the creativity and the technical content of the pictures presented. The Jury reserves the right to not accept the images that are considered to harm or offend its subject or those images which are not considered consistent with the spirit of the contest. 

The Jury will be composed of members of the Autonomous Association Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile of Stia and recognized professional photographers. The decision of the Jury is final; therefore it is unquestionable. 

The prizes are divided as follows:

1st prize – Wrought iron work

2nd prize - Wrought iron work

3rd prize - Wrought iron work

The Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday 17th November 2019 at 4:30 pm during the event VinOlioNovo, which will take place in the premises of Lanificio of Stia on 16th and 17th November 2019.

The winners will be informed through an e-mail where they will also be able to read the necessary instructions to upload the native files of the presented images as registered in the camera with no manipulation in RAW, DNG or JPG format. In case of file scanning, the original slide will be required.

In case the image will not be received, it will be disqualified.

All the rights of the photographs belong to the author, without restrictions by agencies or publishing houses.

The association Biennale Europea d’Arte Fabbrile of Stia will have the right to use free of charge all the images of the contest for publishing on-line, on advertising brochures and calendars.

Likewise, it will have the right to exhibit the photographs during exhibitions related to the competition and, anyway, every time the organizers will deem it necessary. Each time the photographs will be used, the author will be cited.

The Organization reserves the right to modify and/or abolish in every moment the conditions and the procedures concerning this contest before the date of its conclusion. In this case, the Organization itself will inform the participants of the amendments and/or abolitions.

The participant, sending the images, implicitly declares to be the author of them and to hold all the rights, he also relieves the organizers of any request made by third parties in relation to the ownership of the copyrights to the photographs and with the violation of the rights of the people represented and of every other right related to the photographs sent. Sending the pictures, the participant accepts this Regulation.

Every personal information will be used in accordance with the rules on the protection of privacy. Under Article 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, personal data provided by the participants will be collected for the purpose of management of the selection.

Furthermore, personal data are processed with automated instruments for the time necessary to reach the purpose for which they were collected. The provision of data is mandatory in order to evaluate the participation requirements, with the penalty of exclusion from the selection. 

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