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Winning photograph
Tormenta en el Arrecife
Tormenta en el Arrecife - Tormenta desde el Arrecife de las Sirenas en Cabo de Gata (Almería)
by gonval , first prize in the contest ILUMINARTE 2016 sponsored by Congreso ILUMINARTE 

Contest rules

The 2nd edition of night photography, long exposure and lightpainting Congress of Navarra ILUMINARTE is coming, with new speakers, new techniques, and a great desire to teach and enjoy photography.

Give the chance to your work to be the protagonist of the official poster of Congress, plus get a ticket to Congress for two people + accommodation + dinner.

Further information of the Congress at their Facebook or Twitter

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.


ILUMINARTE Congress. Night photography, long exposure and lightpainting Congress from Navarra.


This contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers who are interested.


Night photography in all its variants. It will be selected the protagonist photograph for the poster of the 2nd edition of Night photography, long exposure and lightpainting Congress from Navarra, ILUMINARTE.


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. Image modifications or part/s of it, that would make the photography to reflect a different reality to the photographed not be accepted.

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.

Winners and finalists grant ILUMINARTE Congress the non-exclusive rights to publish the winning and finalist entries. These rights are limited to:

  1. making of official poster of the 2nd edition of ILUMINARTE Congress with the winning photograph
  2. publication on the ILUMINARTE Congress social networks for the purpose of publishing the contest results, and to promote new contests
  3. the exhibition of the works during the ILUMINARTE Congress, that will be held in Olite (Navarra, Spain) on 21 and 22 October 2016

Only photographs submitted via the contest page: 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.


You can submit photographs from July 7, 2016 at 00:00 until August 15, 2016 at 23:59.

The jury's decision will be published on the contest webpage on August 22, 2016.

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


The contest jury will comprise the speakers from the 2015 edition of the ILUMINARTE Congress:

The jury's decision is final.


There will be only one overall winner, who will receive:

15 finalists photographs will be selected, one of them will be the winner. The 15 finalists photographs will be exhibited during the ILUMINARTE Congress, on 21 and 22 October 2016.


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.