Memorial Maria Luisa – 28 MML-Photo and Video
The Maria Luisa Memorial is calling the twenty-eighth edition of its photo and video contest, with the purpose of continuing with the promotion of the artistic work of photographers and filmmakers, and at the same time, continue with the diffusion of the natural environment and with its necessary protection.
Mountain, nature, wildlife, mountaineering, climbing, landscape, underwater world, biodiversity, flora, extreme and adventure sports, etc. will be the photographic reference of the edition one more year. In addition, the category already created which was dedicated exclusively to the Arctic, Antarctic and all other cold regions of the planet is kept and a new section is created dedicated to videos, films and documentaries whose content is also related to the previous topics.
Year after year photographers from all over the world take part in this contest, having done it already from more than 90 different countries. With the passing of the years has become a meeting place not only for widely recognized international photographers, but also for undiscovered talent and new photographers.
With the rules, instructions and advice provided you will easily be able to prepare your photographs and/or videos to compete in a contest that lacks any commercial purpose, and in which, as usual, only you and your work will be the true protagonists.
One more year, good luck to everyone and good light.
The Overall Winner of the "XXVIII Memorial María Luisa", will be awarded a cash prize of 3.000 Euros *, a Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. The Overall Winner will be chosen from the fourteen category winners; the Jury will give the Prize to the most memorable & shocking caption. The overall winner will receive a cash prize 3.000 Euros, including the amount corresponding to his/her category.
* These amounts are subject to tax deductions that apply. Absolute prize to the theme of mountain and adventure or nature. It will be awarded to the best of the photographs of this subject, also chosen among the category winners. Prize endowed with a voucher for 3000 euros exchangeable, directly and at the request of the winner, for products marketed by Foto Ruano, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. The prize already includes the one corresponding to the one of its category.
Winner Prize of each Category: € 300, Trophy, Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
Young Photographers Prize: It will be awarded to the best photograph submitted by contestants not having reached the age of 20 years on 1 December 2017. It will consist of a Samsung Tablet 4G, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
Special award for the theme of the year: it will be a BN008 Citizen Watch, trophy, diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
Award for best video, film, documentary of 28 MML-Photo. This prize will be endowed with a voucher worth 3000 euros, which can be exchanged, directly and at the request of the winner, for products marketed by Foto Foto Ruano, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
The Judges Panel will also grant the consolation prizes or honorable mentions as it deems pertinent in each of the thematic categories.
The panel of judges will be designated by the Founders Board of the "Memorial Maria Luisa" from amongst mountain and nature photographers of recognised prestige. Its verdict will be final and it will also decide on any complaints or other incidents which could arise. Judges will always assess the works submitted for the contest in an anonymous and individual way, based on the alphanumeric code which the computer system assigns each photograph from the very moment they are sent to the contest.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
The Organization reserves the right to make copies of all award- winning photographs as may be required for exhibitions, projections or publications related exclusively to the activities of the present competition, without limits in time, geographic location or mediums, and always crediting the authorship of said photographs. As it sees fit, the Organization may request a copy of the original file with maximum quality and size. Without prejudice to the above, the authors of the photographs will retain all legal rights to the same for any future use.
...The films admitted to the contest will become part of the historical archive of the Contest, and may be reproduced in whole or in part, and in any media, for the diffusion and promotion thereof. For other types of projections, the authorization of the author will be asked for previously.
The Organization of the competition will refuse any request that may be received from third parties with commercial interests, such as the concession, loan, exploitation, sale etc. of the personal details of participants and of the images submitted by them for the purposes of the competition. If we had knowledge of the existence of a claim to purchase an image or its rights, the organization would directly put in touch the author of the photograph with the person who showed interest, so that they can make a convenient deal.
The participant must be the sole owner of the rights to the photographs and / or videos, as well as of all the elements that compose these: images, music and other intellectual property, and will accept full responsibility for assuring that no third party rights to the Works submitted for any such third party as may arise, disclaiming any liability to the Contest.