International Circuit of Photo Contest Club 2018



The Photo Contest Club, with the FIAP’s Patronage 2018/236, 237, 238, 239, License GPU L180047, Label ISF 18/2018 , the FIAF’s 2018M13,M14,M15,M16 and the IUP's Patronage 2018/030, , the “2nd Jewels Photo Circuit”. Is announcing a circuit made up of four international photography competitions called “Diamanti Gran Prix”, “Rubini Gran Prix”, “Smeraldi Gran Prix” e “Zaffiri Gran Prix”.

Photographers from all over the world can take part, regardless of whether you are a novice, amateur or professional. All the pictures will be viewed and judged by 4 different juries each made up of 3 jurors.

Individuals (and their relatives) who are involved in the organization in any capacity can’t take part.


Art. 2) THEMS

  1. A) OPEN MONOCHROME (Monochrome Digital) Patronage FIAP, GPU, ISF, FIAF, IUP
  2. B) OPEN COLOR (Color Digital) Patronage FIAP, GPU, ISF, FIAF, IUP
  3. C) LANDSCAPE (Color/Monochrome Digital) Patronage FIAP, GPU, ISF, IUP
  4. D) PEOPLE (Color/Monochrome Digital) Patronage FIAP, GPU, ISF, IUP

The same photo can’t be showed in different themes.

The color images can’t be presented as monochromatic photos.

Photos that have participated in previous editions will not be accepted.



For each theme, you may submit up to 4 images (totaling a maximum of 16 images). The images of all themes must have the longest side with at least 1920 pixels at 300 dpi, in extension jpg and color outline sRGB.

Each jury will use a 27-inch Acer Full HD (1920 x 1080) monitor connected to the central server by the program HPCM (Hiho Photo Contest Manager) provided by HIHO srl.



All the participants must correctly fill out the form on the website www.photocontestclub.org; next, it will be possible to upload the photos in the dedicated space, before proceeding to pay the registration fee as partial contribution to the costs. All those registering will receive a password linked to their registered email address. These can be used to modify personal data, or to add or change the photos submitted.



The registration fee, as partial contribution to the costs, is set at 40,00€ (or 48 USD) per participant, regardless of the themes you are participating in and the number of submitted images. The registration fee is paid when submitting the photos by using PayPal to the following email address: pagamenti@photocontestclub.org.

Discounts for groups:

From 10 to 20 Participants: 36,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 43,00 (Other Areas)

From 21 to 30 Participants: 34,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 41,00 (Other Areas)

From 31 to 50 Participants: 32,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 39,00 (Other Areas)

From 51 to 100 Participants: 30,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 36,00 (Other Areas)

Over 101 Participants: 28,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 33,00 (Other Areas)



Closing: 5 June 2018 , 12 Midnight Greenwich.

Judging: 9/10  June 2018.

Results: 18 June 2018.

Awards Ceremony: 21 July 2018.

Sending Prizes and Catalog: 20 August 2018 (pdf format by email or Wetransfer)


Art. 7) JURY

The Jury is made up of the following member:

Trofeo Diamanti:

  • Broetto Sabina, AFI, AFIAP
  • Baroni Pierfrancesco, EFIAP/p
  • Rubboli Veniero, EFIAP/s

Trofeo Rubini:

  • Cipriani Sergio, EFIAP
  • Di Maio Rino, AFIAP
  • Serboli Claudio, EFIAP

Trofeo Smeraldi:

  • Calosi Claudio, EFIAP/s
  • Carli Mauro, EFIAP
  • Ghidoni Lino, EFIAP

Trofeo Zaffiri:

  • Agnesoni Mauro, AFIAP
  • Frescura Giovanni, EFIAP/s
  • Lucarelli Carlo, AFIAP

President of the Jury: Sabina Broetto (President of Photo Contest Club)

General Chairman: Silvano Monchi, AFIAP, HonEFIAP


Art. 8) AWARDS

Awards for the Circuit:

Best Absolute Author of the Circuit, Trophy + $ 400 Amazon purchase voucher


Awards for each Contest:

Best Author of the Contest, FIAP PIN + $ 200 Amazon purchase voucher

Best Photo at Contest, Trophy + $ 200 Amazon purchase voucher

Best Photo at Free Monochrome Theme, Trophy

Best Photo at Free Color Theme, Trophy

Best Photo at Landscape Theme, Trophy

Best Photo at People Theme, Trophy


Awardes for Theme of every Contest:


Free Monochrome Theme

Fisrt, Second and Third Prizes (Medal)

12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)

Special prizes: Architecture, Animals, Journalism, Environment, Creativity, Travel (HM Ribbon)

Jury Awards: One Awards each Juror


Free Color Theme

First, Second and Third Prizes (Medal)

12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)

Special prizes: Architecture, Animals, Journalism, Environment, Creativity, Travel (HM Ribbon)

Jury Awards: One Awards each Juror


Landscape Theme (Monochrome/Color):

First, Second and Third Prizes (Medal)

12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)

Special prizes: Natural Landscape, Aquatic, Winter, Sky, Mountain, Urban (HM Ribbon)

Jury Awards: One Awards each Juror


People Theme (Color/Monochrome):

First, Second and Third Prizes (Medal)

12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)

Special Prizes: Portrait, Children, Work, Sport, Nude, Reportage (HM Ribbon)

Jury Awards: One Awards each Juror


The Best Author will be who will have the biggest number of admitted works; in the case of equality it will be more important the awards’ number and quality; in the case of further equality it will be more important the admission level.


Art. 9) CATALOGUE The contest’s catalogue, which contains every winning photo, will be sent by mail (or by Wetransfer) in pdf format to every participant.



Received pictures will remain in the property of their author, who grants Photo Contest Club – by participating in the contest - the right to freely use the winning and submitted photos for publications in advertising, in any of its releases, in any volume relating to the award, in printed materials relating to award, on websites, in computerized formats or for the promotional display of the award itself, and whenever Photo Contest Club deems necessary, while every time citing the source and author of the published photos.



We inform you, pursuant to article 13 of Legislative Decree n°196 of 30 June 2003, (relating to the “personal Data Protection Code”, hereinafter referred to as the “Code”), that the personal data, provided as part of the “Natural World International Photo Contest”, shall be collected and stored by Photo Contest Club – on paper, electronic and/or computer and/or media devices –protected and processed with appropriate procedure to ensure security and confidentially in compliance with the provisions of the code. We inform you that the information you provide shall be used solely for purposes strictly related to and required for the competition. For this purpose, as part of the initiative, your data may be published on-line on the contest’s website (www.photocontestclub.org) and/or in the contest’s catalogue. Data’s conferment is essential to take part in the contest. We inform you that you may exercise your rights pursuant to article n°7 and seq. of e Legislative Decree n°196/2003 (including, without limitation, the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of data concerning you – disclosed in an intelligible form – and of the processing method used, as well as the right to update, correct, supplement or delete your data) by sending an informal request to the Data Controller.


The data Controller is Photo Contest Club, with its registered office in Via della Vetreria, 73 in Figline Valdarno throughout its own temporary president Sabina Broetto.



  1. A) I hereby expressly agree to the FIAP Document FIAP 2014/317 E “Conditions and Regulations for the organization of international photographic events” and especially to its chapter II "Regulation for International photographic events under FIAP patronage” dealing under Section II.2 with the FIAP participation rules and Red List"
  2. B) By the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations


Art. 13) By participating in the photography contest, the participant demonstrates that he/she is aware of these terms and conditions and accepts them unconditionally.



Monochrome Photo” Definition

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey.

A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

Defining the Environment photography

To photograph of Environment are all those pictures taken in any environment in the world,

in any situation, both with and without the human presence, both in small and large spaces, both in the countryside than in urban centers.