The 20/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All photographs must be original and unpublished.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 (35 photographs on a single theme)

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


SUBMISSIONS: Photographs may be submitted:

On digital media.

        By e-mail  agustinarias2@gmail.com

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


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 (510 lines max.), e-mail address (if applicable) and submission category (illustrated report, single photograph or historical photograph).


CLOSING DATE: April 30, 2022.


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: 600 and diploma

Second prize: 400 and diploma

Third prize: 300 and diploma

Illustrated report: Single prize of 600 and diploma

Historical photograph: Single prize of 300 and diploma

 The prizes stated are gross of transfer fees and tax.


 CONTEST RESULTS: The winning photographs will be announced to the media on a date to be determinated, and the winners will be notified in person. The winning photographs will become property of Azuqueca de Henares Town Council.


EXHIBITION: A selection of participating photographs will be displayed in Azuqueca de Henares on a date to be determinated.

017. After that date, the collection will be made available as an itinerant exhibition until April 30,  2023, during which time it may be displayed free of charge by any group or organization wishing to exhibit it.



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