International photography competition

Photo Contest 2024

The competition is open to competitors of any nationality

Competition theme: 'TRADITIONandINNOVATION'.

The fourth edition of the Festival, focused on the theme "TRADITION AND INNOVATION, will explore this dualism in a variety of cultural events scheduled during the central part of August 2024. The theme aims to highlight the delicate balance between maintaining traditions and embracing innovation in a historical period where the speed of change is constant and pressing. It invites us to reflect on how traditions can coexist and be enriched through innovation, without losing their essence, and how innovation can draw on the wisdom and practices of the past to forge a better future.

Comunu de Crucuris Provìntzia de Aristanis Bia de Cresia, n.14 09090 CRUCURIS (OR)

Municipality of Curcuris Province of Oristano Via Chiesa, n. 14 09090 CURCURIS

Announcement and competition rules

Community Festival 2024



Photography exhibition


Nota Bene

The following text has been drafted in various languages in an effort to make it perfectly compliant with the original announcement in the Italian language; however, we decline all responsibility in the event of translation defects or ambiguities in the other languages and for any misunderstandings that may arise as a result of their interpretation, inviting you to refer exclusively to the Original announcement in Italian for any formal use.

Municipality of Curcuris
Province of Oristano
Church Street, no. 14


Community Festival 2024

4th edition



Competition - photography exhibition


The competition - photography exhibition is part of the broader context of a festival that, in addition to photography, includes other forms of expression gathered around the theme "TRADITION AND INNOVATION.

The initiative aims, through photography, to investigate the relationship between tradition and innovation on an artistic level.

Comunu de Crucuris, Provìntzia de Aristanis,
Bia de Cresia, n.14, 09090 CRUCURIS (OR)

Municipality of Curcuris, Province of Oristano,
Via Chiesa, n. 14, 09090 CURCURIS


  • Participation in the competition is free of charge and is open to professional photographers and photography enthusiasts over the age of 18, including those who are not residents of the municipality of Curcuris.
  • Each participant may submit no more than two photographs.


  • All photographs submitted must have been photographed by the author, who must therefore retain full and original authorship and ownership.
  • Only photographs with the following general characteristics are admitted: a) b/w and colour format; b) no signatures, watermarks or marks visible on the image; c) photos that do not offend according to the sensitivity and unquestionable judgement of the organisers and the jury.
  • Photographs must be suitable for printing on a 70×100 cm format (vertical or horizontal framing) with the following technical characteristics:
    • JPEG format (.jpg)
    • minimum 300 dpi or higher
    • a native resolution between 17 and 32 mega pixels (e.g. 4800x3600px to 6900x4600px)
    • Exceptionally, photographs with a lower resolution with an absolute minimum of 12 mega pixels may be evaluated.
    • please adjust the depth/colour of the file so that it has a maximum file size of 31 MB as larger files may not be loaded correctly by the online capture system.
  • The original photograph must be representative of the theme "TRADITION AND INNOVATION pursuant to the preamble and Article 4 of this Notice. The use of photomontages and digital retouching is admitted, at the sole discretion of the Jury, only as a supplementary, improving and enrichment measure.
  • Photographs made exclusively with the use of computer graphics programmes or models are not permitted.
  • The Jury may, if necessary, justifiably ask the participants, who are obliged to answer under penalty of exclusion from the competition within the deadline indicated by the Jury, for any information or document useful to verify compliance with this Notice.


  • Only photographs relevant to the theme are allowed "TRADITION AND INNOVATION as specified in the preamble to this notice. The material must therefore represent the theme of the notice by capturing elements of the relationship between tradition and innovation according to the author's sensitivity.
  • By way of example only and by no means exhaustive, since the representation of the theme "TRADITION AND INNOVATION is left to the free interpretation of the participants, some examples of macro-tracks of the theme are given:
    • social customs between tradition and innovation;
    • work and art between tradition and innovation;
    • changing spaces (places and landscapes) between tradition and innovation.


  • Images can be submitted from 12 noon on 22 March
  • 2024 and until 23:59 on 23 June 2024 via the digital platform that can be accessed directly from the following web address:
  • The candidate must proceed under penalty of disqualification when accessing the "photo competition" section:
    • preliminary registration/registration, after filling in all the fields required by the telematic procedure (personal details, privacy etc.)
    • uploading the photographic works (with the technical characteristics provided for in Article 3 of this notice), up to a maximum number of two works (to be uploaded through two separate insertion operations), and filling in for each of them
    • photograph the fields required by the telematic procedure, specifically: first and last name of the author, title of the photographic work, explanatory description of the content of the work and its meaning.
  • Submission of non-readable files will result in exclusion from the competition.
  • It is possible to ask for information or clarifications on the notice by contacting the offices at the e-mail address or at the telephone numbers: 348-8136338 or 0783-91751 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Municipality of Curcuris accepts no responsibility for any problem or circumstance that may inhibit the running or participation in the competition, including any technical and/or technological problems.


  • Up to a maximum of 30 photographs from among those submitted will be exhibited.
  • The choice of the photographs to be exhibited will be entrusted to a Jury to be identified by a decision to be taken after the publication of this notice, which will express an irrevocable and unquestionable judgement.
  • Without prejudice to the provisions of articles 8 ff. of this notice, the Jury will first assess the eligibility of the works received in accordance with the terms set out in articles 3, 4 and 5 of this notice and, subsequently, will select the works to be exhibited, taking into account, in its sole discretion, the adherence to the theme of the competition as indicated in the preamble and the quality of the works.
  • The work of the jury will be supervised by a secretary, chosen from among the municipal employees and excluded from the vote, who will draw up a special report.


The photographs selected in accordance with art. 6 will be exhibited for at least thirty days in the courtyard of the historic house owned by the municipality, 'Casa Pilloni', located in Curcuris, via Chiesa no. 1.

The costs for printing and setting up the exhibition are borne entirely by the organising body.


  • Once the works have been exhibited, a Jury, to be identified by a decision following the publication of this notice, will assign an unquestionable and unappealable score for each photograph.
  • The work will be assessed on the basis of creativity, originality, photographic quality and effectiveness in communicating and representing the theme of this notice.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the first three photographs with the highest score.
  • The work of the jury will be supervised by a secretary chosen from among the municipal employees, who is excluded from voting.
  • Each visitor may cast a single vote via the web via the telematic platform, section "photography competition", or personally at the physical location where the photographs are exhibited, for a single photograph among those on display.
  • A prize will be awarded to the photograph that receives the most votes from the public by adding up the votes cast for the individual work on the web platform and on site. Each vote corresponds to one point.
  • The vote cast on site, i.e. at the venue where the photographs are exhibited, is worth twice as much as the vote cast on the web platform.
  • Online voting will be active on the online platform https:// from 15 July 2024 until 31 August 2024.


The prizes consist of:

  • 1st prize: 400.00 euro;
  • 2nd prize: 300 euro;
  • 3rd prize: 200.00 euro;
  • Prize for the photograph most voted by the public: €250.00.

(all premiums are gross of statutory withholding taxes)


  • Each participant is civilly and criminally liable for the material he or she submits to the competition and in this respect undertakes to exclude the Municipality of Curcuris, the organiser of the competition, from any liability towards third parties.
  • Under no circumstances may the images submitted contain data that can be qualified as sensitive.
  • Each participant also declares that he/she is the sole author of the images submitted and that they have not been awarded prizes in other regional, national or international competitions and that they do not infringe on the rights of third parties.3. The organisers reserve the right to exclude from the competition and not to publish any photos that do not comply in form and subject matter with the provisions of this Notice, or with commonly recognised rules on public morality, ethics and decency.
  • Images deemed offensive, improper and harmful to human and social rights will not be accepted.


  • The photographs selected within the framework of this notice must be free of all rights and may be used by the Municipality of Curcuris, which will dispose of them within the framework of its institutional competences and activities, always using them on a non-profit basis.
  • The author freely assigns the rights of unlimited use of the images to the Curcuris Town Council, which may publish and disseminate the images in magazines, newspapers, websites and on any other media support, provided that it is not for profit, with the sole obligation to cite the author or authors of the photographs each time. Under no circumstances may the Municipality of Curcuris cede the photographs in the competition to third parties for any reason whatsoever, as they will become part of the Municipality's photographic archives. No remuneration will be paid for such use of the images.
  • Photographers will retain intellectual property rights to the works they create.
  • In accordance with the provisions set out in EU Reg. 679/2016 on the "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data" (GDPR), we inform you that the data provided by the candidates are collected at the Municipality of Curcuris and processed exclusively for the purpose of managing the same. By participating in this notice, in accordance with Law 196/2003 as amended by Legislative Decree 101/2018 and EU Reg. 679/2016 (GDPR), candidates authorise the organisers to process, including electronically, their personal data and to use them for all uses related to the notice. The explicit authorisation to use personal data is mandatory for participation in the Notice.


Participation in the competition implies unconditional acceptance of the rules contained in this notice.

Curcuris, 13 March 2024

The person in charge of the procedure Dr Simona Garau