The XI International Apiculture Photography Contest,

held by Azuqueca de Henares Town Council's Departments for Sustainable Development and Culture, in collaboration with the Municipal Apiculture Centre, will be governed by the following rules:



ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: Any legal or natural person of any nationality.


THEME: Any aspect of apiculture — biology, flora, bee products, beehives and apiaries, customs and uses, trade and commerce, promotion, art, etc.


Special preference will be given to photographs emphasising humanity's relationship with bees.


All photographs must be original and unpublished.


A special prize will be awarded for previously published photographs of historic or artistic value.


PERMITTED TECHNIQUES: All, including digital photography. Photos may be submitted in black and white or colour.


CATEGORIES: The contest is divided into the following categories:

Single photographs.


Illustrated reports (3–5 photographs per submission).


Historical photographs.


SUBMISSIONS: Photographs may be submitted:

On paper (unframed). Minimum size 13 x 18 cm.

On digital media.

By e-mail aulaapicolazuqueca@gmail.com

Each author may submit a maximum of five photographs, either as a report or as five single images.


Photographs should posted or delivered prepaid to:

XI Concurso Internacional de Fotografía Apícola

Concejalía de Desarrollo Sostenible

Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Azuqueca de Henares

19200 Guadalajara, Spain


Each photograph or report should include the following information:

title, author's name and address, identity card or passport number, short description of the author and/or photograph (5–10 lines max.), e-mail address (if applicable) and submission category (illustrated report, single photograph or historical photograph).


CLOSING DATE: The term for submission of photographs is open permanently, the end of this edition is April 30, 2011


IMAGE RIGHTS: Participants certify that their work does not infringe other parties' image rights and that they have received consent to reproduce and exhibit the images submitted.


JURY: The jury will comprise staff from the Town Council's Departments for Sustainable Development and Culture along with representatives of photography and apiculture groups. It will be presided over by the Mayor or his appointed designee, whose decision will be final.



Single photograph category: 

First prize: 800 Euros and diploma.

Second prize: 600 Euros and diploma.

Third prize: 400 Euros and diploma.

Illustrated report category (3–5 photographs):

Single prize of 800 Euros and diploma.  

Historical  category: Single prize of 400 Euros and diploma.

The prizes stated are gross of transfer fees and tax.


CONTEST RESULTS: The winning photographs will be announced to the media on 19 May 2011. The winners will also be notified in person.


The winning photographs will become property of Azuqueca de Henares Town Council, which may request a copy of the negatives, slides or digital images.


EXHIBITION: A selection of participating photographs will be displayed in Azuqueca de Henares from 19 May to 30 June 2011.


The photographs selected will also be shown at an itinerant exhibition and may be viewed free of charge until 30 April 2012.


CATALOGUE: A full-colour catalogue featuring the photographs selected will be published and will include each author's description beside his/her submission. A copy of the catalogue will be sent free of charge to every participant.


The catalogue will be also published on the Municipal Apiculture Centre's website: http:// www.aulaapicolazuqueca.com


RETURN OF NON-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS: All non-winning photographs will be returned to the author free of charge at the end of the exhibition if so requested on submission.

All non-returned photographs will be added to the Municipal Apiculture Centre's archives and credited to the author.


DIPLOMA: All participants will receive a diploma.


Participation in this contest implies full acceptance of these rules. 


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