Natural World Regulation


  • Gran Prix d’Autunno: FIAP 2020/510 – GPU L200160 – ISF 37/2020 – FIAF 2020M24
  • Gran Prix d’Inverno: FIAP 2020/511 – GPU L200160 – ISF 37/2020 – FIAF 2020M25
  • Gran Prix di Primavera: FIAP 2020/512 – GPU L200160 – ISF 37/2020 – FIAF 2020M26
  • Gran Prix d’Estate: FIAP 2020/513 – GPU L200160 – ISF 37/2020 – FIAF 2020M27

1) The Photo Contest Association, with the Patronage of FIAP-Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique, GPU– Global Photographic Union, ISF-Image Sans Frontiere, FIAF-Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche, is organizing the International Circuit of Digital Photography Contests: “6° NATURAL WORLD”, which includes the following events: Autumn Gran Prix”, “Winter Gran Prix”, “Spring Gran Prix” e “Summer Gran Prix. The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers worldwide. Entrants must own the copyright to all submitted photographs. The images must have been photographed in every part (even the smallest) by the entrant himself/herself.

2) The contest has 4 themes for digital images, referred to as:

A) Free/Open Monochrome (Monochrome Digital)
B) Free/Open Color (Color Digital)
C) Travel Photo (Monochrome/Color Digital)
D) Environment in the World (Monochrome/Color Digital)

You can submit up to 4 works for theme. For a maximum total of 16 Photos.
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.

The digital images to all themes must be in JPG format; size should be 1920 pixels on the long side, with a resolution of 300 dpi (Maximum 4 Mb), in either colour or monochrome. The files should be saved with RGB color space.

It is absolutely forbidden to put the name or surname, signatures or abbreviations, particular signs, the title or any other information that could in any way lead to the identification of the author, on the images or on their frames.

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

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

3) All entries must be submitted through the specific form available on the website.

4) The subscription fee amounts to € 40 (for the Eurozone) or 46 US$ (for the area not subject to Eur) per entrant, regardless of the category and is valid for all 4 contests.
The amount can be forwarded through PayPal to the following e-mail:

Any entry not accompanied by the subscription fee shall not be admitted and the author of such entry shall not have the right to receive the catalogue of the contest.

The subscription fees for groups are as follows :

  • From 10 to 20 Participants: 36,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 41,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 21 to 30 Participants: 34,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 39,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 31 to 50 Participants: 31,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 36,00 (Other Areas)
  • From 51 to 100 Participants: 29,00 Euro (Euro Area) – US$ 33,00 (Other Areas)

5) The jury’s final decision is unquestionable and incontestable. The organizers shall send the unclaimed prizes at their own expenses but at the recipient risk.

6) Prizes can not be combined in the same section of each competition but can be in different sections of the same competition.

 7) Awards

Awards for the Circuit:

  • Best Absolute Author of the Circuit, Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 400,00 as Amazon purchase vuouchers
  • Best Author of Free Color Theme, Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 100,00 as Amazon purchase vuouchers
  • Best Author of Free Monochrome Theme, Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 100,00 as Amazon purchase vuouchers
  • Best Author of Theme Travel, Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 100,00 as Amazon purchase vuouchers
  • Best Author of Theme Environment, Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 100,00 as Amazon purchase vuouchers

Awards for each Contest:

  • Best Contest Author, FIAP PIN and reimbursement Fee of 200.00 US$ as Amazon purchase vuouchers
  • Best Contest Photo, Trophy and a cost reimbursement of US$ 100,00 as Amazon purchase vuouchers
  • Best Photo at Free Color Theme, Trophy
  • Best Photo at Free Monochrome Theme, Trophy
  • Best Photo at Travel Theme, Trophy
  • Best Photo at Environmet Theme, Trophy

Awards for each Theme of each Contest:

Free Monochrome Theme:

  • 3 Gold Medal (FIAP, NW, FIAF)
  • 1 Silver Medal (ISF)
  • 1 Bronze Medal (GPU)
  • 3 Jury Special Prize (Diplome)
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mention: Architecture, Children, Journalism, Portrait, Sports, Travel (SP Ribbon)

Free Color Theme:

  • 3 Gold Medal (FIAP, NW, GPU)
  • 1 Silver Medal (FIAF)
  • 1 Bronze Medal (ISF)
  • 3 Jury Special Prize (Diplome)
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mention: Architecture, Children, Journalism, Portrait, Sports, Travel (SP Ribbon)

Travel Theme (Color/Monochrome):

  • 3 Gold Medal (FIAP, NW, ISF)
  • 1 Silver Medal (GPU)
  • 1 Bronze Medal (FIAF)
  • 3 Jury pecial Prize (Diplome)
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mention: City, Monuments, Emotions, People, Children, Road (SP Ribbon)

Environment Theme (Color/Monochrome):

  • 3 Gold Medal (FIAP, NW, GPU)
  • 1 Silver Medal (ISF)
  • 1 Bronze Medal (FIAF)
  • 3 Jury pecial Prize (Diplome)
  • 12 Honourable Mentions (HM Ribbon)
  • Special Mention: Landscape, Urban, Aquatic, Degraded, Human, Work (SP HM Ribbon)

For a total of 446 Awards and 2000,00 $ in Amazon Vouchers

8) Calendar

  • Closing Date: November 10, 2020
  • Jury Term: 22 November 2020
  • Sending Results: November 30, 2020
  • Award ceremony: January 16, 2021
  • Sending Catalog and Awards: February 16, 2021

9) Juries

Gran Prix d’Autunno

  • Maria Gracia De Lar Hoz Roch, MFIAP (Spain)
  • Marco Garabello, EFIAP (Italy)
  • André Torres, EFIAP (France)

Gran Prix d’Inverno

  • Jing Guo (Cina)
  • Juan Francisco Palmer Picornell, MFIAP (Spain)
  • Daniele Romagnoli, AFIAP (Italy)

Gran Prix di Primavera

  • Josep Maria Casanoves Dolcet, AFIAP, ESFIAP (Spain)
  • Daniele Ficarelli, AFI, EFIAP (Italy)
  • Alla Sokolova, AFIAP (Latvia)

Gran Prix d’Estate

  • Reha Bilir (Turchey)
  • Francesco Falcone, AFI, EFIAP (Italy)
  • Helen Hanafin, EFIAP/s (Ireland)

General Chairman: Silvano Monchi, EFIAP/s, HonEFIAP
E-mail: – Phone: +39 3355747028
Via Roma 2, 50063 Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Italy

10) The catalog will be produced in pdf, with all the winning works, the jury’s report and the list of admissible works and participants. And sent to all participants by email or for Wetransfer.

11) Statistics, minutes of the juries and both winning and admitted photographs will be published in the website and left there until the next edition. All entrants shall receive the results via email.

12) The entrant shall be held responsible in handling any image rights or liberties of the subject matter of the photograph and shall irrevocably consent to the Promoters publishing the photographs, which shall not be used for commercial gain.

13) The jury decides exclusively on the admittance of photographs and prize – awarding.

14) Though the organizers will attempt to treat all submitted work with the utmost care, they are not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during the sending of entries, whatever the cause.

15) We inform you, according to the article. 13 and 14 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 of 04/27/2016, hereinafter referred to as GDPR (General Regulation for the Protection of Personal Data), that the personal data provided as part of the international Natural World, photography contest  will be collected and recorded by the Associazione Photo Contest – on paper, electronic and / or computerized and / or telematics media- protected and treated in ways that ensure security and confidentiality in accordance with GDPR regulations. We inform you that the data provided to us  will only be used for strictly related and instrumental purposes to the event. To this end, as part  of the Initiative, your data may be published online on the competition website ( or / and in the competition catalog. The data is required in order to be able to participate in the competition. We inform you that you may exercise in your capacity as an interested person, you have the rights referred to in art. 15 RGPD (including, by way of example, the rights to obtain confirmation of the existence of data concerning it and their intelligibly communication, the indication of the methods of processing, updating, rectification or integration of data, cancellation) by request without formalities to the Data Controller. The owner of the data processing is the Associazione Photo Contest Clubwith legal headquarters in Via della Vetreria 73 in Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Florence, through its own president, temporary, Sabina Broetto.

16) Provisions

A) 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.”

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 the following terms: 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, 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:

17) If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.

19) Definition

Monochrome: 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.

Travel Photo: A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All images must appear natural.

Defining the Emvironment in the World: 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.

20) Participation in the Contest implies the entrants’ total, unconditional acceptance and the acknowledgment of their entire understanding of these Regulations.513

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