MontPhoto is an photo contest organized by the MontPhoto Association. This competition rewards photographic excellence and seeks for innovating and inspiring images, unknown places, new visions of the living beings, surprising behaviors or reinterpretations of all that is already known. One sight that documents the diversity, the beauty, the mystery and the fragility of life on our Planet.
Since 1997, they mission is to recognize the value, to promote and to broadcast the art of photography and to contribute to the environmental defense and conservationism.
MontPhoto aims to encourage respect and care for Nature; this is the reason why pictures presented to the contest must reflect fidelity to the natural situations, respecting the originality of the scenery, the conservation of the living beings in their habitat, avoiding their suffering and the perturbation or the interferences in their behaviour.
Participants are invited to submit images taken with digital cameras (raw file compulsory).
Competition categories include:
• mountain activity
• other animals
• plant life
• underwater world
• ecological report
• art in nature
Each author can participate with a maximum of 25 photographs that can be distributed across the eleven contest categories.
The participation fee for this competition is 20 Euro, except for those under the age of 18 for whom the participation is free.
MontPhoto invites all amateurs and professionals photographers worldwide.
From the 109 selected photographs by the jury will be delivered cash awards with a value of more than 23.000€, distributed as follows:
· MontPhoto - WWF Grant: 6000€ and exhibition production.
· MontPhoto 2017 Honour Award: 2.000€ and diploma.
· The winner of each category: 300€ and diploma.
· Popular vote in each category: Diploma.
· Eight Highly Commended awards by category: Diploma.
· Special Award Girona’s region: 300€ and diploma.
· Special Award Lloret de Mar: 300€ and diploma.
· Four Awards in young category (until 14 years old): One photographic experience with Photo Logistics.
· Four Awards in young category (15-17 years old): One photographic experience with Photo Logistics.
All finalists will receive a copy of the book Inspired by Nature 2017, invitation to the Gala Awards ceremony, preferential access to all MontPhoto Festival activities, and one night of accommodation in Lloret de Mar for attendance at the awards ceremony.