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Abstract
700 participants 1617 photographs

Opine, decide, select, discard, ultimately judge a contest is not an easy task. In the case of abstraction, it is more difficult to be objective and get it right. Observe, appreciate and value these images is subjective and often exceeds the visual skills of the spectator and even of the photographer who submit photographs that do not conform to the proposed theme and are quickly discarded.

High quality works have been presented, many should be among the selected ones. But I had to choose and decide. Finally, the selected works provide or reveal the author's intention to make an attractive, well resolved and technically correct picture, bringing confusion and forcing to contemplate them carefully to decipher some of their keys.

Finally I want to highlight the works presented under the title "In memoriam" that seem to belong to the same author, because the similar style and title. The photographer has chosen a simple theme with a reduced chromatic scale and a successful composition which should be highlighted.

(Translated from original in Spanish)

Winning photograph
Paws
by aliks , first prize in the contest Abstract sponsored by Fomunity 
Finalists

Contest rules

Terms and Conditions

These contest rules are an expansion of the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use. If there is any contradiction between them, the terms and conditions defined in these rules have precedence.

Taking part in this contest implies that you accept the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use, all of the contest rules and regulations, and any reasonable changes introduced by Fomunity.

Competitors

This contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers from around the world.

Subject

Abstract. It's the photography not intended to represent specific things, but exclusively form, color, proportion, etc.

Works

Each competitor can submit up to 3 photographs, none of which can have won a prize in any other competition (Fomunity or otherwise) and to which they must hold the intellectual property rights.

The photographs must be at least 1 000 pixels and no more than 10 000 pixels, in JPG (JPEG) format, and can be no larger than 10 MB.

Basic digital processing (white balance, exposure, levels, contrast, saturation, focus, vignetting elimination ...) and cleaning of particles and moderate cuts be accepted.

Alterations, photomontages or modifications that substantially alter the original picture will not be accepted. The achievement of a well-resolved image is particularly encouraged by direct exposure of the subject/object photographed in terms that transcend the figurative and give the image aspects opposite to the concrete ones and, therefore, relevant in terms and conceptually abstract messages.

The authors of the photographs they reach the final stage of the discussions may be asked, if necessary, by any means, explanations about the image that the jury deems appropriate, including the RAW files.

Only photographs submitted via the contest page: https://fomunity.com/contest/45 will be accepted.

To encourage originality, submitted photographs will not be published until the entry deadline has passed.

To help jury impartiality, the authors of each photograph will not be displayed until the jury has made its decision.

Dates

You can submit photographs from June 27, 2016 at 00:00 until September 12, 2016 at 23:59.

The jury's decision will be published on the contest webpage on September 19, 2016.

Fomunity uses Central European Time, and adjusts to Central European Summer Time in season.

Jury

The contest jury will be the photographer José Carlos M. Robles, and their decision will be final.

Prizes

There will be only one overall winner, who will receive a prize of €150.

Comments

Works that infringe people's dignity or human rights will not be accepted.

Works featuring any over-texts, watermarks or any frame or indication of the author's identity (in the photograph, title or description) will not be eligible for a prize. The jury will reject any photograph that fails to comply with these rules.

Competitors are liable for any image rights or civil liability suits.

Fomunity reserves the right to remove any photograph from the contest if the jury or the Fomunity team considers that the photograph does not fit the proposed theme.

Any situation not covered by these rules will be decided by the jury and the Fomunity team.