Ramón Masats. Costa Brava, 1964 © Ramón Masats. VEGAP, Madrid, 2021

Online contest #VisitSpain

Photography continues to be the ideal vehicle to discover the universe in which we live. The #VisitSpain call, which will be launched jointly by OPPO y PHotoESPAÑA, invites professional and / or amateur photographers to let us know their environment and culture. The daily life of its cities, its streets and its favorite meeting places.

Ramón Masats, an expert in portraying Spanish cities and their people, is the sponsor of the project. The call proposes to the participants to be inspired by the works of his latest exhibition, Visit Spain, to participate through Instagram and the PHotoESPAÑA website. The photographs can be in black and white, like those of Masats, but they can also use the rest of the colors to show us that Spain is a country of contrasts. The green tones of the North, the blues of the Mediterranean, the yellows of Castile, the light of Andalusia ...

A call for both cities and their inhabitants that seeks, once again, the collective illusion and honor the creativity of all citizens.

Starting in September, different Spanish cities will host an exhibition on urban furniture with a selection of the best images participating in the call for each city. To date, the municipalities of: Alcalá de Henares, Alicante, Badajoz, Burgos, Collado Villalba, Gijón, La Laguna, Las Rozas, León, Majadahonda, Pamplona, ​​Pozuelo de Alarcón, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Torrejón de Ardoz y Saragossa.

In addition, an external and professional jury appointed by OPPO will select 10 photographs among all those registered in the contest, to whose authors he will deliver a € 500 cash prize.

Dates: From July 1 at 12 noon to August 15 at 23.59:XNUMX p.m.

Participation: Through Instagram and the web form (below). Images will have to be registered 1 by 1.

Discover the new gallery #VisitSpain powered by OPPO in which you can create your own exhibition by filtering by colors and see all the images that are registered in the call. And don't miss the virtual gallery with the images that we are highlighting weekly.

How to participate:

  1. Have a public profile for the duration of the call
  2. Follow @photoespana_ and @oppomobilees accounts
  3. Upload the photos to your Instagram profile with the hashtag #VisitSpain and mention the accounts of @photoespana_ y @oppomobilees
  4. Register your participation through the form on the PHotoESPAÑA website, which you can find at the end of this page



Why doesn't the form show me all the images on my Instagram that have the hashtag VisitSpain? In order for the registration form to be able to show you the images uploaded to your Instagram feed, the # must be included in the copy / caption of the image you wish to register. In case you have put the # in a comment of the publication, the form may not read that information and will not show you the image.

On the other hand, the form can only track the first 100 images of your feed, if the photograph you want to register is older it will not show it to you. If you wish, you can upload it again so that it will allow you to register it.

What do I do if after filling in the form I get an error and it no longer lets me return to the form screen? In that case you have to clear the browsing history (empty the cache) of your browser. Another option is to access the form from a different device or browser than the one you had previously used.

Can I participate if I am outside of Spain? Of course, participation is open to any citizen, inside and outside of Spain. However, to be eligible for the awards, as well as to be selected for the image for subsequent display on the balconies, it is essential that the photograph is taken in Spanish territory.

Can I participate by sending my images by mail? No, you can only participate by uploading your images through Instagram and registering them in the form. Images sent to any mail of the festival will not be accepted. Neither are those shared through Facebook or another social network.

How many images can I upload? Participation for #VisitSpain is unlimited, each person is free to upload on Instagram and register through the form as many images as they want, without any type of limit. Of course, the images must be uploaded one by one on the platform.

Does my Instagram account have to be public? Yes, the account from which you participate must be public, at least for the duration of the contest, in order to register through the web form.

Can I have security problems when accessing my data? No, it is totally safe to access your Instagram account from the registration page.

Where can I see the images that I upload? The Festival will be turning weekly in the virtual gallery a selection of some of the best images, with their author's Instagram username. In case you can't find your image in the virtual gallery, you can see it by following the hashtag #VisitSpain on Instagram or by clicking the button "See participations”That appears on the registration platform. You can also create your own exhibition by filtering by colors in the new gallery #VisitSpain powered by OPPO in which you will find all the images that are being registered through the contest form.

Are the authors of the images that are selected for the web gallery notified? No, the organization will only notify the winners once the call is over. As well as those selected to exhibit on the balconies of the participating cities.

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