Contest Rules


The photos presented during the forum can be used by the Romanian Federation of Speleology (FRS) and ASET Polari Med to promote caving and in other FRS activities without compensating authors. FRS warrants that the name of the authors will be maintained on the reproduced work. The photos will not be used to obtain financial gain for organizers or third parties and copyright lies with the respective authors.

The photos must have caving and karst theme and must have not been used in other contest organized by FRS.

Speoarta Festival Competition categories are:


In categories A and A1 and B will be accepted only images that have undergone minimal processing (refraiming, fix brightness / contrast, color correction). The jury may ask to confirm the original file. (It will not be made known to the public.)

Images will comply with the following parameters: JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 2000 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 2000 pixels tall (if a vertical image), sRGB color profile. Authors’ names will not be known before the evaluation. Any photo that does not meet the specified technical parameters will not be considered.

The accepted photos for the exhibition will be printed on the expense of the organizers. The exhibition will be opened during Speoarta Festival and it will be exposed in other places at manifestation where FRS is participating.

The name of the author and the work will be mandatory specified in the movie credits of the entries at C  categorie and these will be sent to

We will grant the following awards:


The photos can be enrolled starting with 05th of July 2021(00:01) until 23rd July 2021 (23:59)

Speoarta Festival – the exhibition, video projections, awards: 25th – 29th August 2021 during the National Speological Congres.

The Jury will be announced by 1st of August 2021.

Competition entries and their authors will be disqualified in cases when the used photography and filming techniques damaged the integrity of the cave. Competition entries and their authors will be disqualified if they do not hold the copyright usage or if they contain any signs that can lead to author identification (watermark, text, etc.)

The jury reserves the right not to award a prize if it considers that there is no competition in a particular category.

The prizes will be awarded during the Awards Celebration. The winners who are not present will receive their prizes by post, if they cover the shipping costs.

Entries will be judged in the category to which they were submitted by competitors. The jury reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries were submitted in a section different from the actual content of the work.

The jury’s decisions are final and indisputable.

Organizers reserve the right to make a preselection of the photographies enrolled.

By sending the enrollment form, the author totally accepts the present regulations.

Goodluck to all participants! For any details or questions please contact:



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