Lovers of photography can now present their work to the IV photography competition organized by Prodestur, the Tourism Department of the Provincial Council, from today and until the next September 17. This year's edition has as a theme the 'Major Squares of the towns of the province of Segovia' and aims to attract visitors to these representative corners of the urban geography of the towns of Segovia.
The contest tries to discover the hidden beauty of the main squares of the towns of the province of Segovia and encourage tourists and photography enthusiasts to visit them to contemplate it. The theme chosen this year links, according to the organizers, with the philosophy of calm tourism, to appreciate the resources calmly, which is to be promoted from the Provincial Council.
The bases of the contest can be consulted in the edition of Friday 23 of February of the Official Bulletin of the Province. All natural persons of legal age can participate. The photographs should be about the main squares of the towns of the province of Segovia, where the environment where they have been made can be identified as best as possible, and the people who appear in them should not be recognized.
Each participant can submit up to a maximum of 5 photographs. The photos must be in color and presented in a high resolution JPG format (minimum 800x600 pixels and no more than 5 MB) on DVD, CD or any other storage medium, and photographs that do not meet a minimum quality are discarded.
The works can be presented from today and until the 17 of September of 2018, to the 14: 00 hours in the offices of Prodestur Segovia, located in San Francisco street. In case of mailing, they will be sent free of charge to the same address. The photos sent by post and postmark of the 17 day of September, will be valid for all purposes.
The organization wanted to leave a wide margin to present originals with the intention, among others, that the authors can take advantage of the time of the year that, due to its brightness characteristics, best suits their concept of photography.
This edition deals 1.000 euros in prizes: 700 for the first, 200 for the second and 100 for the third work chosen. The works will be selected by an independent jury composed of professionals of photography, which will be chaired by Prodestur delegated deputy, Magdalena Rodríguez.
The photographic tourism contest began its journey in 2015. The first meeting had as theme 'Experiences in the province of Segovia' and was designed with the purpose of highlighting all the tourist resources offered by the province of Segovia, in order to promote its offer. A photograph taken by Ricardo Málaga on the Cabeza Grande hill in Revenga was the winner. In the second edition, dedicated to the promotion of family tourism with the message 'Fun in the snow' was awarded the snapshot of Celia Almena Cebrián caught in the Segovian slope of the port of Cotos. In the third call the jury agreed to leave the prize desert.
Prodestur Segovia will also use all the photographs submitted to carry out its promotional work, both through its website www.segoviaturismo.es, as well as in fairs, leaflet publications, calendars, etc.