The Spanish Railways Foundation is inviting entries for
the 29th "Caminos de Hierro" Photo Contest, for
encouraging creativity in all aspects of the railways.
1. Entrants and number of works. Each entrant may submit
a maximum of three photographs or one photographic series. The
works shall be related to the world of the railways. The
photographs must be unpublished and submitted by the author.
2. Preselection. Entries shall be submitted until 29th
May 2018 in digital format in the website:
(jpg · maximum 1.5 MB). Photographic series shall comprise among
three, four or five photographs, and must be included in only
There will be a maximum preselection of 150 photographs (singles
and photographic series), that can take part of exhibitions in
3. Selection. These preselected photos must be submitted
in paper in order to have the option to be selected and awarded.
Individual photographs may be printed on paper measuring a
minimum size of 24x30 cm and a maximum size of 40x60 cm. For the
photographic series the maximum size is 90x45 cm (horizontal or
The final selection will include 60 photos, to be published in a
catalogue and to be exhibited in spaces defined by the
The authors of non-selected works may collect them at the
Spanish Railways Foundation from 1st September to 30th
November 2018. The contestants who do not live in Madrid may
request the return in the same period.
4. Prizes. First Prize: 4,000€ · Second Prize:
2,000€ · Young Photographer’s Prize: 1,200€ · Four
Accessits: 300€ each
Contestants aged 25 (in 2018) or younger may compete for the
Young Photographer’s Prize.
Each author may only receive a single prize, although several of
his works may be selected. No prize shall be declared void. All
prizes shall be subject to the deductions provided for in the
current tax legislation.
The prizes decision of the contest will take place in September
5. Jury. The Foundation will appoint a Peliminary
Committee for preselection and selection of photos and the Jury
will be empowered to select the winning photos. The Jury's
decision shall be final.
6. Awarded photographs will become property of the
Spanish Railways Foundation to promote exhibitions, editions
or dissemination. Authors of awarded and selected photos will
transfer copyrights to the Spanish Railways Foundation
for printing, exhibition and dissemination, including always the
name of the author.
The organization shall take the greatest care in preserving and
returning the photographs, but shall not be liable for any
possible loss, theft or damage.
The personal data of the contestants will be included in a
database belonging to Spanish Railways Foundation, for
dissemination purpose related with this contest. All the
participants have the right to access, to correct and to request
cancellation of their personal data by contacting: Fundación de
los Ferrocarriles Españoles (Santa Isabel 44, E-28012 Madrid,
Spain · firstname.lastname@example.org).
The organization is entitled to resolve any eventuality not
envisaged in these rules.
Participation in this competition implies full acceptance of