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The Jalón Ángel Photographic Archive and San Jorge University (belonging to the San Valero Group) open entries for the International Jalón Ángel Photography Award for the fifth consecutive year. This year, the award will include a special category in honour of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido Natural Park within its centenary celebrations. The admission deadline is 24 March 2019.

The 5th International Jalón Ángel Photography Award will therefore consist of three categories this year, with three prizes of €1,000, an emblematic trophy and a diploma: Portrait, Travel and Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. In addition, the jury, formed by photographers of recognised national and international prestige, may grant special mentions for each category. This year the jury will include one more member: the head of Service of Natural Spaces of the National Park Council for the special category. Participations must be sent via the website (www.jalonangel.com) and in the following link: http://www.jalonangel.com/en/premio/.

The director of the archive, Pilar Irala-Hortal, affirms that "the organisation of the award is something that the Jalón Ángel Archives is very proud of. Year after year national and international participation has grown, which allows us to be in close contact with the latest photographic production and contribute to the international growth of the winning photographers."

The terms and conditions can be found in Spanish, French and English. The winners of the competition will be announced on 21 March 2019 exclusively via the website of the Jalón Ángel Archive (http://www.jalonangel.com) and its social networks (Facebook page: Archivo Jalón Ángel and Twitter: @jalon_angel). The archive will only contact the winners directly.

The chairman of the San Valero Group and son of the photographer, Ángel García de Jalón Comet, explains that "photography, the promotion of culture and further education, were focal concerns in the life of photographer Jalón Ángel." This year, moreover, the Archive is very excited about the addition of the special category that brings more recognition and relevance to the award. It allows tourists and photographers who have visited or will visit the Park to participate in the competition with their images,” explains the chairman of the San Valero Group and the director of the Archive.

This initiative was set up in 2014 as a tribute to the photographer Jalón Ángel (founder of the San Valero Professional School, origin of the San Valero Group) and to mark the 10th anniversary of San Jorge University. Ángel Hilario García de Jalón Hueto has been one of the most outstanding figures in portrait photography in Spain. In 1926, he settled in Zaragoza where he combined his most personal and creative photography, specialising in travel with urban and natural landscapes and his studio portraits.

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Start date

5 December 2018  -  24 March 2019


5 December 2018  -  24 March 2019


5 December 2018  -  24 March 2019



The following prizes will be awarded:
a. Award for best photograph in the portrait category.
Award amount: 1000 euros, iconic statuette and diploma.
b. Award for best photograph in the travel category. Award
amount: 1000 euros, iconic statuette and diploma.
c. Award for the best photograph in the Ordesa y Monte
Perdido National Park category. Prize money: 1,000 euros,
emblematic trophy and diploma.

General rules


Competition Rules
Any author (Spanish or foreign) of legal age may participate with an original photograph that has not been awarded a prize in another competition in 2018 and up until 24 March 2019.
1. The same author may present a maximum of one photograph to each category.
2. Entries must belong to one of the following genres:
a. Portrait: spontaneous or posed, the subject of the photograph is a person.
b. Travel: photographs showing the cultural particularities of a country (including urban and natural landscapes, but do not focus on the human figure as the only, main element).
c. Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park: special category in homage to the centenary of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. It should focus on the national park, portraying its fauna and flora, nature, natural heritage etc. The registration form must indicate exactly where in the national park the image has been taken.
3. The competition entries must comply with the following requirements:
a. It may be performed by any photographic procedure.
b. The original photograph must have the following requirements:
.jpg, 300 pixels per inch and minimum size of short side 30 cm
or 3500 ppp.
c. It can be in black and white or colour.
d. Both chemical and digital retouching must be minimal (lighting,
contrast, colour balance) and do not deface the original shot.
4. The photographs will not have any element (signature, logo, initials,
graphics frames etc.) which may serve to identify the author of the
image. If this requirement is not met this photograph will be excluded
from the award.
5. To participate follow this link: http://www.jalonangel.com/en/premio
6. The deadline for submission of entries will be 24th March, 2019 until
23.59 (peninsular Spanish time).
7. The following languages are accepted in the registration form and the
declaration of authorship:
a. Spanish
b. English
c. French
8. By participating, authors guarantee that that they comply with the law
on intellectual property and image rights. Therefore, the authors, with
their participation confirm that they have obtained the corresponding
authorisation from the people and places shown in the presented
photographs. The Jalón Ángel Archive and San Jorge University will
not be responsible for any claim or dispute made in this regard.
9. The organiser reserves the right to disqualify any participant who fails
to comply with these rules, carries out fraudulent actions or in any
other way alters the normal course of the contest.
10. The participants will be responsible for the accuracy of the
identification data they provide, claims by third parties for such
circumstances shall not be permitted.
11. The participation in this contest will imply the cession of the rights of
diffusion, reproduction and exhibition of the winning photographs
as well as the mentions or those included in the list of finalists of
the jury, within the scope of the competition and its objectives and
always related to the Jalón Ángel Archive.
12. The jury will consist of people with proven track record in the field of
photography. This jury will consider the following criteria for its ruling:
compliance with these rules, technical quality, creative quality and
aesthetic quality of the photographs
13. The jury will propose the entries deserving of the prize to the
Committee the Jalón Ángel Archive, who will award the prizes. Their
decision is final.
14. The following prizes will be awarded:
a. Award for best photograph in the portrait category.
Award amount: 1000 euros, iconic statuette and diploma.
b. Award for best photograph in the travel category. Award
amount: 1000 euros, iconic statuette and diploma.
c. Award for the best photograph in the Ordesa y Monte
Perdido National Park category. Prize money: 1,000 euros,
emblematic trophy and diploma.
15. The "Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park” jury will include a
member appointed by the public organiser of the Centenary.
16. If the jury and the committee deem it appropriate, different mentions
will be established in each category.
17. The jury and/or the Committee can decide to leave the prize void in
one or both categories.
18. The jury will only contact the winners via phone or email.
19. The Archive will organize an exhibition (one year after the award) that
will include the winning photographs and the mentions and/or other
participating photographs in their case. The institution will contact the
authors prior to the event.
20. The winners will be announced on 10 April 2019 on the Jalón Ángel
Archive website (http://www.jalonangel.com) and its social networks.
Only the winners will be contacted.
21. The organising entity will take the utmost care in managing the
entries, but declines all responsibility in case of loss, theft, fire, flood
and any other disaster that may occur during the custody of digital
copies sent by participants or during the exhibition thereof.
22. The Organizer is exempt from any liability in case of malfunction of
the Internet that prevents participants from participating adequately
and fulfilling the participation requirements. The organizer is not
responsible for the transmission or loss of emails or data that are not
attributed to the organizer.
23. The winners should be aware that the prize obtained will be subject to
compliance with the current tax regulations for all taxpayers or, where
appropriate, retention corresponding to the IRPF pursuant to said
24. In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European
Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016 on Data Protection
(GDPR), the participant and/or his/her parents or legal guardians are
informed that the person responsible for the processing of the
personal data provided voluntarily by the participant in the registration
form, will be SAN JORGE UNIVERSITY, and that it will be processed
with the sole purpose of managing the 5th Jalón Angel Award
2018/2019 contest in accordance with the laws in force, particularly the GDPR. Participants can revoke the consent or exercise your right of access and right to rectification, erasure and object, restrict processing and data portability, by contacting the Data Protection Officer of the University, attaching a photocopy of your National Identity Card or equivalent to your request for the exercise of said rights to the registered address of USJ at Autovía A-23 Zaragoza-Huesca, km. 299, 50830- Villanueva de Gállego (Zaragoza), or the email address privacidad@usj.es. You also have the right to contact the Spanish Data Protection Agency if your rights are not being met


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