Council launches call for submissions in sports photography competition

poliesportiu4The Formentera Council's office of sport has opened a call for submissions for the first island-wide contest of sports photography, el I Concurs de Fotografia Esportiva. Photographers are invited to submit their efforts through 23 November to the Citizens' Information Office (OAC) or by certified post. Department head Jordi Vidal described the aim of the contest as «to cast a fresh look on sport and use photographic expression as a driving force to promote its practise». Each photographer is allowed to submit a maximum of three prints, explained Vidal, which may depict sport in any of its forms.

Format and size
Submissions must not have been previously published nor submitted for review in any other competition. Prints can be in colour or black and white but unmounted, and should measure 20 cm wide (minimum) and 40 cm long (maximum). Acceptable formats include: square, digital, classic and panorama. Modifications to digital submissions must be limited to tone, saturation, brightness, contrast, levels and curves.

Photos must be submitted to the OAC or in a plain white envelope by certified mail. Within that envelope, another plain white envelope should be included, noting the photographer's full name, physical address, email address and a telephone number where she/he can be reached. On the back of each photograph, applicants must include a title and the date and site the shot was taken.

600 euros in prizes
Councillor Vidal declared the announcement of winners and delivery of prizes would take place December 3rd 2015, thus dovetailing with the local Sant Francesc Xavier celebrations at the Antoni Blanc sports centre. The Council will use the opportunity to exhibit a selection of submissions in the sports centre. In Vidal's words, the basic criteria for winning submissions will be «successfully capturing the moment of action (athlete's technical motion, movement, flexibility); the quality of the photo as a sports artefact; photographic technique; and the ability of the photo to effectively transmit values important in sport». Three prizes will be awarded: of 300, 200 and 100 euros.