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International Circuit of Photo Contest Club 2020



The Photo Contest Club, with the FIAP’s Patronage 2020/366, 367, 368, 369, License GPU L200096, Label ISF 29/2020 and the FIAF’s 2020M16, M17, M18, M19, is announcing the “4th Jewels Photo Circuit”, 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) THEMES

  1. A) OPEN MONOCHROME (Monochrome Digital)
  2. B) OPEN COLOR (Color Digital)
  3. C) LANDSCAPE (Color/Monochrome Digital)
  4. D) PHOTOJOURNALISM (Color/Monochrome Digital)

The same photo can’t be showed in different themes.
The color images can’t be presented as monochromatic photos.


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 (max 4mb), 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.

All the parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted.


The registration fee, as partial contribution to the costs, is set at 40,00€ (or 45 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$ 40,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 21 to 30 Participants: 34,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 38,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 31 to 50 Participants: 32,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 36,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 51 to 100 Participants: 30,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 34,00 (Other Areas)
  • Over 101 Participants: 28,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 31,00 (Other Areas)


  • Closing: 15 July 2020 , 12 Midnight Greenwich Meridian.
  • Judging: 18/19  July 2020.
  • Results: 25 July 2020.
  • Awards Ceremony: 10 October 2020.
  • Sending Prizes and Catalog: 10 November 2020 (pdf format by email or Wetransfer)

Art. 7) JURY

The Jury is made up of the following member:

Diamanti Gran Prix:

  • Sabina Broetto, EFIAP, AFI (Italy)
  • Rino Di Maio, AFIAP (Italy)
  • Eugen Negrea, EFIAP (Romania)

Rubini Gran Prix:

  • Mauro Agnesoni,AFIAP, AFI (Italy)
  • Sergio Cipriani, EFIAP, AFI (Italy)
  • Mario Rosseti, AFIAP (Italy)

Smeraldi Gran Prix:

  • Bardossi Virgilio, MFI (Italy)
  • Giancarlo Cerri, AFIAP, AFI (Italy)
  • Lino Ghidoni, AFIAP (Italy)

Zaffiri Gran Prix:

  • Claudio Calosi, AFIAP (Italia)
  • Piero Sbrana, EFIAP, EFI (Italia)
  • Paolo Tavaroli, EFIAP (Italia)

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

General Chairman: Silvano Monchi, EFIAP/s, HonEFIAP (Via della Vetreria 37, Figline Valdarno, Italy, silvano.monchi@gmail.com, +393355746028)

Art. 8) AWARDS

Awards for the Circuit:

  • Best Absolute Author of the Circuit, Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 400,00 (Amazon Voucher).
  • Best Author of the Free Color Theme (Custom Trophy and Expense Reimbursement of 200 Euros with Amazon Voucher).
  • Best Author of the Free Monocromatic Theme (Custom Trophy and Expense Reimbursement of 200 US$ with Amazon Voucher).
  • Best Author of the Landscape Theme (Custom Trophy and Expense Reimbursement of 200 US$ with Amazon Voucher).
  • Best Author of the Journalism Theme (Custom Trophy and Expense Reimbursement of 200 US$ with Amazon Voucher).

Awards for each Contest:

  • Best Author of the Contest, FIAP BLU PIN and a cost reimbursement of US$ 200,00 (Amazon Voucher).
  • Best Photo at Contest (Trophy)
  • Best Photo Monochrome (Trophy)
  • Best Photo Color (Trophy)
  • Best Photo Landscape (Trophy)
  • Best Photo Journalism (Trophy)

Awards for Theme of every Contest:

Free Color Theme

  • 3 Gold Medals
  • 1 Silver Medal
  • 1 Bronze Medal
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mentions: Architecture, Animals, Portrait, Nude, Creativity, Anvironment, Still Life, People (JC Ribbon)
  • Special Jury Awards: 3 Prizes (JC Ribbon)

Free Monochrome Theme

  • 3 Gold Medals
  • 1 Silver Medal
  • 1 Bronze Medal
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mentions: Architecture, Animals, Portrait, Nude, Creativity, Environment, Still Life, People (JC Ribbon)
  • Special Jury Awards: 3 Prizes (JC Ribbon)

Landscape Theme (Monochrome/Color):

  • 3 Gold Medals
  • 1 Silver Medal
  • 1 Bronze Medal
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mentions: Landscape Aquatic, of Mountain, Urban, Winter, Natural, From Above-Drone, Street, Fog (JC Ribbon)
  • Special Jury Awards: 3 Prizes (JC Ribbon)

Photojournalism Theme (Color/Monochrome):

  • 3 Gold Medals
  • 1 Silver Medal
  • 1 Bronze Medal
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mentions: Children, Work, Sport, Reportage, Action, Travel, Emotion, Means of Transport (JC Ribbon)
  • Special Jury Awards: 3 Prizes (JC Ribbon)

For a total of 478 prizes.

Prizes can not be combined in the same theme but can be in different themes.

The Best Author will be who will have the biggest number of admitted works; in case of accepted photo parity, it will be calculated by the score obtained from these pictures; in case of further tie, the higher number of prizes won and the type of prizes will be worth.


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.  In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, all the entrants expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». All participants are particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”
  2.  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 the following terms:
    1. 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
    2. That FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking,
    3. 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,
    4. 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.

We recommend that you leave the EFIX data intact in the files sent to facilitate any investigation.

FIAP official documents:



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.