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MEMORIAL FELIX – Nature Photo Contest 2016

‘MEMORIAL FELIX’ – Nature Photo Contest Over 7.000Eur in Awards – Participation Online Deadline – until May 22, 2016 www.memorialfelix.com

Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente Foundation (FFRF), together with the ornithological fair MADbird Fair and technology platform Pixall, pay tribute this year to the naturalist Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente with a grand prize of Nature Photography endowed with 7,000 Euros in awards. This call coincides with the 36th anniversary of the death of the famous naturalist, which occurred on March 14, 1980, and aims to recognize the efforts of many nature photographers to convey to citizens the importance of wildlife.

It is a unique photography contest in our country, with 6 thematic categories and a jury that will count on renowned photographers as Markus Varesvuo, Oriol Alamany, Albert Masó, Andres Miguel Dominguez and Mario Suarez among others.

Deadline is May 22 and registration of photographs to the contest is already open. In June 6 it will be announced the jury’s decision and five days later in June 11th, the closing and awards ceremony will take place in the Auditorium of La Caixa Foundation (Paseo del Prado, 36 – Madrid), within the context of the MADbird fair Madrid.

Categories include: A- General Wildlife / B- Birds World / C- Small Worlds / D- Natural Landscapes / E- Art and Nature / F- Nature Stories.

Organizers believe that Nature Photography is one of the best vehicles for the dissemination of the richness and beauty of the natural treasures as well as awareness of the need for its protection and conservation. Nature art works that entail great efforts for their achievement, but help unequivocally for the awareness of the importance of reestablishing a constructive and sustainable relationship with the environment.

The ‘FELIX AWARD’ for the overall winner is endowed with 1.800Eur. Another 500EUR will award the winner of each category, as well as lots of interesting prizes for the gallery of honor ‘Memorial Felix’. Also the contest will offer two Special Accesits of a special uniqueness: Accésit ‘EL PIRATA DE LA ESPESURA’ – April 15 Accésit ‘PRISIONEROS DEL BOSQUE’ – May 13

Memorial Felix has the stamp ‘AEFONA Recommended’ as a guarantee of the rights of the photographers and thereby making prevail respect for the nature of any activity in the natural environment, through the Ethics Code issued by the Spanish Association Nature Photographers (AEFONA).

The Nature Photographers Association of Madrid (FONAMAD), also collaborates in this edition of the Memorial Felix, providing educational materials nature photography as part of contest prizes.

The participation of photographers help to keep projects Felix Rodriguez De La Fuente Foundation. Projects that are carried out by people who are passionate about the figure of Felix and convinced of the importance of conveying that passion to the whole society.

The contest rules and all information about ‘Memorial Felix’ are available on the competition website: www.memorialfelix.com

Contact: concurso@memorialfelix.com

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

The GENERAL AWARDS for Memorial Felix 2016 (categories 'A' to 'F') are as follows:
• OVERALL WINNER – MEMORIAL FELIX Honor Award: 1.800 € and Diploma.
• CATEGORY WINNER - First prize for each contest category: 500 € and Diploma.
• Honorable Mentions - Second prize for each contest category: Diploma and photographic gear.

New news: Nikon sponsor our contest with Nikon equipment worthing 1.200Eur for overall winner.

Eligibility:

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Copyrights & Usage Rights:

In any case the said assignment of copyright shall be deemed as exclusive to the images presented. The organization of the competition at all times ensures the recognition of the authorship of the works.
Participants must be the sole owners of the copyright of the photographs and be responsible totally there are no third party rights in the works presented, as well as any claim for image rights.

For those winner and finalist photographs submitted to the contest, the organizers reserve the right to make copies required for exhibitions, screenings and publications, as well as inclusion on the competition website, providing by the author's non-exclusive rights to publish them for the only purpose of promotion and diffusion of this Contest, indicating always the author's name.

The competition organizers may also use those photographs to promote competition in other media and social networks. The winning and finalist’s photographs can be used in digital or printed for the exhibition and catalog publishing, and always mentioning authors of each image.

For those winner and finalist photographs submitted to the contest, the organizers reserve the right to make copies required for exhibitions, screenings and publications, as well as inclusion on the competition website, providing by the author's non-exclusive rights to publish them for the only purpose of promotion and diffusion of this Contest, indicating always the author's name.

Theme:

Nature