The photo contest Diaframmichiusi Photography Awards is open to professional and amateur
photographers. A participant can be excluded if the organization, in its discretion, deems the same
does not conform to the rules and conditions of the competition.
Photos must comply with the following themes / categories:
COLOUR: Abstract, Automotive, Beauty, Conceptual, Dynamism and movement, Fashion, Fine Art,
Food, Music & Dance, Naked, Products / Toys, Still Life, Marriage, Science and Research, Other
BLACK AND WHITE: black and white
PEOPLE: Men, Women, Children, Human Relations, Portrait, Other photos that capture the image
of a person or a small group of people, in which predominates the face and expression. Also photos
acclimatized are considered as eligible as long as people in any case dominate the scene.
NATURE: Astrophotography, Environment, Flowers & Plants, Trees, Landscape, Macro,
Mountain, Night Landscape, Seascapes and marine, Star Trail, Panoramic Photography, Aerial
Photography, Other Photographs that include landscapes (non-urban) and image representations of
nature. We want to show the power of nature and the impact of the natural elements of our world
caused by a weather event like a storm, a magnificent sunset or the snow. Images of people or
animals can be included, but on the condition that the main objective remains the impact caused by
the natural elements. Images that portray the characteristic elements of an area are accepted,
including the flora and abstract elements such as weather and light conditions.
TRAVEL: Culture, Daily Life, Documentary & Photojournalism, Street Photography, Travel
Adventures & Memoirs, Photos of people in their daily lives. Photos showing landmarks and rural,
urban environments can also be included.
STORYBOARDS: sequences of images (min. 5 max 10) that tell a story. A section where you can
propose a series of photos with a free theme: thematic portfolios, photojournalism and storyboard
(sequences of images that tell a story of nature, wildlife, ethology, natural environments and land,
etc ...). The photographer is free to choose the topic, the style, the setting and the subjects he
prefers. The section requires five or more images linked together by a logical sequence. The project
must be developed through a minimum of 5 images and a maximum of 10. Photos can be taken in
sequence or at different times, as long as they are strictly linked.
Start date of the competition: March 1, 2016
Closing date: 8 May 2016 24:00
Vote of the jury: from 09 May to 15 May 2016
Communication finalist photos: May 15, 2016
Submitting print files in high definition: from May 16 to May 22, 2016
Will be announced on: May 23 to May 29, 2016
Exhibition opening: June 2, 2016
Awards Ceremony: June 4, 2016
Fees and conditions
Follow the instructions on the website, when filling out the registration form. Payment will be
made according to the amounts indicated below. If the fee is not paid, no photos will be accepted.
Photos can be distributed amongst the categories
- € 10.00: 1 to 3 images
- € 15.00: 4 to 10 images
- € 20.00: 11 to 20 images
- Section Storyboard: € 25,00 for each storyboard
Methods of payment:
- PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (recommended method)
- Bank transfer to Cinefotoclub flashed, IBAN: IT 70 P 08489 71852 000000 368779, Banca
Valdichiana - Ag. Di Chiusi (SI).
The over winner will be named: the winner photographer Diaframmi Chiusi Photography Awards
2016. He will recived a voucher of 500 Euro to be spent on the main international on-line shops
(Amazon, Prixmania exc). Also a one night stain in Chiusi, during the festival. The first three in each
cathegory will be named winners. Their work will be on show at the festival.
The jury's decision is final. The jury reserves the right to award special prizes and the right to
withhold any recognition if the quality of the submitted photos is not satisfactory. The prizes must
be collected in person by the winner at the awards ceremony or a person delegated by him in
writing. Otherwise they will be sent home, by courier or by mail, at the recipient's expense.
All works should be sent via the Internet. The images not sent through our registration page will
not be concidered. An image can not be inserted into more than one section, but a photo inserted
in the category Storyboard can also be used to participate as a single image to one of the other
sections. The photos, which will be loaded into a single .zip file must be in JPG format with sRGB
color profile. The size of each individual image file should not exceed 2MB. The dimensions of the
photos must be of a maximum of 1920 pixels wide by the longer side (either vertical or horizontal).
Works entirely created by computer, photomontages, photos with signatures or watermarks, will
not be accepted. The .zip file must have the name and surname of the participant (eg.
Mario.rossi). The images contained in the compressed file, can be renamed them to the
participant's pleasure. Please do not use illegal characters such as? / \:? * "<> | '#
The jury is made up of photographers, editors, publishers and other experts on the photographic
image. Participants will be judged for each category. Sponsors are not included in the jury. The
jury will evaluate the shots for visual impact, composition, originality, technique, creativity, ability
to communicate a message, a feeling or an emotion. All entries will be judged online. The best
photos will go to the final. The number of finalists will vary from category to category, depending
on the quality of the works received.
All participants will receive by e-mail a fact shiit containing the outcome of the contest. The results
will also be published on the Festival website.
Copyright and Diffusion
Each participant holds the copyright of the submitted images. The participant certifies the work as
their own. The participant consents to the disclosure of the material, which can be usedfor free for
promotional purposes related to the contest, on our website andour social network, even in
different size. Unless otherwise specified by the entrant on the entry form. The winning photos
will be made available to the press who wish to give notice of the results of the competition.
Before use of the images will always have the name of the author. No images will be offered for
sale or used by any sponsor for any commercial purpose or otherwise except that for the
promotion of the Festival. Each author is personally responsible for the subject matter of the
works presented. The participating photographs will be published on the Festival website
Digital image manipulation
Digital control to optimize the image is permitted. It is not permitted to add or remove key elements
from the composition. The judges will have the right to reject any image that has been, at their sole
discretion, overly retouched, at the expense of the integrity of the original image.
The works of the three winners in each category will be shown at the Festival to be held from 2 of
June to 5 2016. Some photos in the competition will also be selected for impromptu exhibitions in
Italy and abroad. At the end of the manifestation photos will be sald at a public auction. The
proceds will go to a solidariety charity project.
By compiling, the form the author agrees to the Decree No. 196/2003 (Privacy) and modification.
The registration of a participant implies the acceptance of all rules and conditions.
A participant can be excluded from the organization if the same does not conform to the rules and
conditions of the competition.