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542 participants 1120 photographs

Although the theme of the contest was to photograph the absurd, the decision we made as jury was not absurd at all. Yes, it cost us quite reach a verdict, given the difficulty we have had in selecting the finalists and winner among them.

To reach this opinion, basically, we have taken into account the visual impact caused us photography at first glance, and if it is maintained and we generated curiosity and new questions on these displays.

We also valued, importantly, the compositional (first term) and technical (secondary) aspects. We believe that many photographs presented could improve greatly aesthetically if they reframed slightly and their digital postproduction was more careful.

As I said, the final decision has not been easy, since we have found a lot of quality among the finalist photographs, and this has generated many doubts until the last day, but as they say in a famous film: "There can be only one"

We encourage all finalists, and participants in general, to continue photographing situations as curious, beautiful and / or sympathetic as the ones you have submitted to the contest. In fact it would be absurd not to do so.

Winning photograph
We wish you good luck
by Ekaterina Maximova , first prize in the contest Absurd sponsored by Fomunity 

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.


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


Absurd. Capture those situations that, apparently or not, are completely absurd, by their context or by themselves. Creativity or luck? It's up to you.


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.

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 November 28, 2016 at 00:00 until January 30, 2017 at 23:59.

The jury's decision will be published on the contest webpage on February 13, 2017.

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


The contest jury will comprise:

The jury's decision is final.


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


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.