The 18/th 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All photographs must be original and unpublished.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 report (3–5 photographs on a single theme)

Historical photographs (for previously published photographs of historic or artistic value) 


SUBMISSIONS: Photographs may be submitted:

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

On digital media.

By e-mail (aulaapicola@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:

XVIII 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: February 28, 2018.


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.

JUDGING PANEL: The judging panel 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 by his appointed designee, whose decision will be final.

PRIZES: The prizes are as follows:

Single photograph:

First prize: €1,000 and diploma

Second prize: €750 and diploma

Third prize: €500 and diploma

Illustrated report: Single prize of €1,000 and diploma

Historical photograph: Single prize of €500 and diploma

 The prizes stated are gross of transfer fees and tax.


 CONTEST RESULTS: The winning photographs will be announced to the media on 16 March 2018 and the winners will be notified in person. The winning photographs will become property of Azuqueca de Henares Town Council, which may request copies of the negatives, slides or original digital images.

EXHIBITION: A selection of participating photographs will be displayed in Azuqueca de Henares from 16 March to 30 April 2018. After that date, the collection will be made available as an itinerant exhibition until 28 February 2019, during which time it may be displayed free of charge by any group or organization wishing to exhibit it.

CATALOGUE: The photographs selected for exhibition will be published in a full-colour digital catalogue. Each photograph will be credited to its author and will include the description submitted. The catalogue will be made available on the Municipal Apiculture Centre’s website (www.aulaapicolaazuqueca.com). All participants will receive ,if request it, free of charge, a booklet containing the winning photographs and a CD containing the full catalogue in PDF format.

RETURN OF NON-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS: All non-winning photographs submitted on paper 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.

Participation in this contest implies full acceptance of these rules.


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