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The Spanish National Organization of the Blind (ONCE) in the Basque Country is organizing the Sixth Photographic Contest: "A WORLD FOR ALL: OVERCOMING DISABILITIES".

Results!  The winning photos can be viewed at the following webpage:


The following text describes the conditions for the competition.

Participants: European amateur and professional photographers

Title: "A World for All: Overcoming Disabilities".

Categories: Black and white or colour paper photographs, any technique or process will be accepted.

Number of Works: A maximum of four, not having been awarded any prize in any other contests

Presentation: The photographic image will not exceed 30 x 40 cm. The photographs will be sent without any support. The author's identification data should never be mentioned on either side of the photograph.

Identification: Only "THE TITLE" of the work will be mentioned on the back of it. The duly filled-in registration form will be included in a sealed envelope (the title(s) of the photographs sent will be written on the outside of the envelope). The word "ONCE" will be written when the participant is a member of the Organization, or "DISABLED" in the case of a participant with disability, who will give proof of such a disability.

Categories: There will be just one category for all participants.

Sending Address and Information: The photographs will be sent, free of charge, to the ONCE Centre in the Basque Country:

D.T. ONCE País Vasco
C/Pérez Galdós, 11
48010 BILBAO
Phone: +00 34 94 470 11 63

Jury: The members of the jury will be appointed by the ONCE and the "SOCIEDAD FOTOGRÁFICA DE GIPUZKOA", all of them of renowned prestige in the photographic field.

Awards: Three prizes and two consolation prizes (one for the best photograph taken by a member of ONCE, and another one for the best photograph taken by a person with disability who does not belong to ONCE)

First Prize: € 1,500

Second Prize: € 750

Third Prize: € 350

Two Consolation Prizes: € 350 each

A trophy will be given to each one of the five winners.

Awarded Works: All the awarded works will become part of the ONCE photographic library. Entry to this contest implies the contestants' authorization for the reproduction of their works in any media or for advertising purposes without being eligible to any payment for rights. The organization will mention the author's name on all possible reproductions. The contestants are responsible for the non-existence of third party's rights or claims of royalties.

Notes: The entry to this contest is free. Each contestant will be eligible to only one prize. The organization will handle the works with great care and will not be responsible for any damage or loss that might occur. To avoid this, works must be properly packed. Should any problem not contemplated in these rules arise, it will be solved by the organization itself. The awarding of prizes will be unquestionable. Entry to this contest means the total acceptance of the present rules.


Acceptance of Works: Deadline will be 13 November 2006

Awarding of Prizes: 22 November 2006

Delivery of Awards: 1 December 2006 at one of ONCE Centres

An itinerant exhibition will be organized with a selection of the best works

Return of Works: 31 October 2007

Selected awarded works will appear on ONCE's website:

NOTE: For registration purposes, a copy of this present document or another similar one containing the same information will also be valid.

Registration forms in English and French are available in the Download section.