photo competition is organized by the Lumieres du Canigou association
and is open to anyone except the jury members.
A selection of the 25 best pictures from each category will be
exhibited in Vernet-les-Bains during the 1st International Festival
of wildlife and landscape photography in October 2004.
Amateur or professional photographers of any age and nationality.
The members of the jury cannot participate in the competition.
Entry Fees: 5 € (members of the "Lumières du
15 € for non-members
(mammals, birds or insectes in their naturel environment)
-Landscapes (wild places of the world)
-Regional picture (best picture taken in the "Pyrénées
Catalanes nature park")
Domestic animals (dogs, cats, farm animals etc.) and any animals
photographed in captivity are not eligible subjects and will not
PS! Participants can enter up to 3 pictures in each category.
No picture may be entered in more than one category.
must be photographic prints: 20 x 30 cm color or black & white
print (we do not accept any other format).
Digital images (CD or disquette) and digitally manipulated images
are not accepted.
There must be the following inscriptions on each photograph:
- Name and Address
- Category number
- Description (when and where the picture were taken)
Entries and fees must be sent to the competition office by wednesday
1 October , 2004. Entries sent from outside France will be
accepted up to seven days after the closing date (5 October, 2004)
The judges will be appointed by the "Lumières du Canigoui"
association and consist in 7 members. They will all meet in mid-october
2004, to choose the winners and the 25 best pictures from each
The winners will be notified in mid-october 2004 and the results
will be published in the local media soon after.
Entry fees must be paid by a Euro(€) cheque made payable
to "Lumières du Canigou"
Fees: 5 € (members of the "Lumières du Canigou"
15 € for non-members
The pictures can only be awarded one time. Any pictures that has
won a prize in other competitions are not eligible for entry.
The competition gives 3 award prizes in the following categories:
-Award for the best wildlife picture
-Award for the best landscape picture
-Award for the best regional picture (taken within the "Parc
Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Catalanes)
awards will be announced and given to the winners during the festival.
The prizes cannot be returned.
The association "Lumières du Canigou" will not
be held responsable for any annulations or award prizes.
entries must be send to the following address:
Lumières du Canigou
Mairie de Vernet-les-Bains
Place de l¹entente cordiale
66820 Vernet-les-Bains (France)
The photographs will only be returned, if photographers enclose
a stamped, self-addressed envelope and entry fee of 15 €
(5 € members). If not, the photographs will be left with
the "Lumières du Canigou" association.
Entries will be returned between November 2004 and January 2005.
The winners accept to give the organisers ("Lumières
du Canigou") the right to free reproduction and exhibition
during one year (2005) in all media (including publicity) for
this competition and the exhibition.
The association "Lumières du Canigou" cannot
accept liability for any loss or damage of any pictures entered
in the competition. All prints are sent at the photographers risk.
PS! Make sure you enclose a complete entry form (signed), registration
fee, addressed envelope with stamps for returning your entry together
with your prints!