Welcome to the international contest of Nature Photography MontPhoto 2016, opened to amateurs and professionals from all around the world and organized by the MontPhoto Association. Since 1997, our mission is to recognize the value, to promote and to broadcast the art of photography and to contribute to the environmental defense and conservationism. The contest rewards the excellence in the photographs. We want to see innovating and inspiring images. We look for unknown places, new visions of the living beings, surprising behaviours or reinterpretations of all that is already known. Your sight documents the diversity, the beauty, the mystery and the fragility of life on our planet. 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. SECTIONS AND CATEGORIES: Mountain A1. MOUNTAIN A2. MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY Nature B1.MAMMALS B2. BIRDS B3. OTHER ANIMALS B4. PLANT LIFE B5. LANDSCAPE Technic C1. UNDERWATER WORLD C2. MACRO Ecological Report D. ECOLOGICAL REPORT Art E. ART IN NATURE Special Awards: – GIRONA’S REGION – LLORET DE MAR Each author can participate with a maximum of 25 photographs that can be distributed across the different contest categories.
From the photographs selected by the jury will be delivered cash awards with a value of more than €23,000, distributed as follows:
· MontPhoto - WWF Grant: €6,000 and exhibition production.
· MontPhoto 2016 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: €200 and diploma.
· Special Award Lloret de Mar: €200 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 2016, 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. Not eligible to enter?
MPORTANT INFORMATION: The participation is exclusively on-line. We only accept pictures taken by digital cameras (raw file compulsory).
To participate, you will need a valid e-mail address and a PayPal account or a credit card. The contest organizers will contact you from one of the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, include them in your e-mail agenda to avoid blocked communications by the security and anti-spam systems.