The Fotoincontro Cultural Association organizes an international photo contest called “Chianti Roads”, where all the world’s photographers can participate, they can be professionals or amateurs.The statistics, the minutes of the jury and all the winning and admitted works will be included in the website and will remain there until the next edition. The results will be published on the site and will be sent to all participants by e-mail. The organizers, all those involved in the event, and their relatives will can not participate in the competition.

The Chianti Roads photo contest is sponsored by:
GPU (Global Photographic Union)
ISF (Image Sans Frontiere)
IUP (International Union of Photographers)
UIF (Italian Union Photos Amateurs)

– Closing inscription date: February 5, 2020
– Jury Meeting: February 21/23, 2020
– Communication of results by e-mail: March 1, 2020
– Award ceremony: April 81, 2020 (Saturday)
– Sending catalog (in pdf) and prizes: May 18, 2020

> Sabina Broetto, President of Photo Contest Club
> Jose Maria Casanoves, Catalonia, Spain
> Angelo Di Tommaso, France
> Fabio Galanti, Secretary of the UIF Province of Siena
> Pietro Gandolfo, National President of the UIF
> Silvano Monchi, President of Fotoincontro
> Joe Smith, Fotografo, Republic of Malta

The competitions themes are:
A) Free Color (colour photos only)
B) Free Black and White (for black and white or monochrome photos only)
C) Journalism (b/w or colour photos)
D) Travel (b/w or colour photos)
E) Agricolture (b/w or colour photos)
F) Environment (b/w or colour photos)
G) Landscape (b/w or colour photos)
H) Nature (b/wor colour photos)
It is allowed to send a maximum of four(4) photos for each theme.
The photos submitted for one theme cannot be presented for another theme.
Colour photos cannot also be presented in B/W and the other way around.
All photographs will have to be sent through the appropriate form in the website

Definitions of Themes
Color photos
Colour is an eye’s capacity phenomenon and cameras are built similarly, therefore all images having two or more colours belonging to the chromatic scale are accepted.

It is only considered a monochrome imagine if it gives the impression that there is not
have color ( contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white)
or it gives the impression of being grayscale image that has been toned in one colour across
the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold etc.)
A modified grayscale or multicolour image or giving the impression to have been modified
by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not satisfy the monochrome’s definition and must be classified as Color work.

Photo Journalism
Photojournalism entries must consist of images with informative content and
emotional impact, that reflect the human presence in our world. The imagine’s journalistic (narrative)
value must take priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility,
images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically organized
for photography or direct or hired subjects for photography, will not be allowed.
It is not allowed the techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust,
scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene,
sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations,
including infrared, are not eligible.

Travel Photo
A photographic travel image shows the characteristics of the culture of a land as they are naturally present.. There are no geographic limits. Images from events or activities
organized 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.

For agriculture photography we mean photos of work in the fields, the activities that humans carry out in the countryside, aimed at the cultivation and / or breeding of animal species (such as processes concerning vegetable productions such as grapes, olives, fruit, cereals and animals such as milk, meat, etc.) The fruits of the earth will be photos of any product of the earth at any time of the phase, from working the land to cultivation, to its use. Photos of modern mechanized agriculture are understood to be modern techniques and equipment used in all phases, cultivation / breeding, industrial transformation, commercialization of the current processes concerning vegetable productions (grapes, olives, fruit, cereals etc.) as well as the new forms of use of agricultural land (farmhouses and nurseries) and the last frontiers of agriculture that use renewable energy plants, such as photovoltaic, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, etc. For photos of agricultural landscape we mean the representation of the rural landscape characterized by crops (cultivated fields aimed at the cultivation and / or breeding of animal species) and by all the works made by man to allow and encourage the development of agriculture.

Landscape photography shows spaces sometimes enormous and indeterminable in our world, they can be very narrow spaces, and can include rural or urban environments, such as natural or industrial areas.

Environment photography means all those images taken in any environment, in the world.In any situation both with and without human presence.
Both in small and large spaces, both in the open countryside and in urban centers.

Definition of Nature Photography . Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to represent all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, so that an educated person is able to identify the subject and to attest to his sincere presentation. The value of a photograph’s story must be evaluated more than the pictorial quality while maintaining a high technical quality. Human elements must not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the story of nature as natural subjects, such as barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations representing natural forces, such as hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific clamps, scientific labels or radio collars on wild animals are allowed. Photographs of artificial hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or montages are not admissible, as well as any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic shot. Techniques that add, displace, 6 substitute or eliminate pictorial elements are not allowed, except for cropping. Techniques are allowed that reinforce the presentation of the photograph without altering the story or pictorial content or without altering the content of the original scene, including HDR, focus, exclusions / burns. Techniques that remove elements introduced by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and scratches are permitted. Photomontages are not allowed. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to a monochrome gray scale. Infrared images are not allowed, either taken directly or derived. The images used in Nature Photography competitions can be divided into two classes: Nature and Wild Life. The images participating in the Nature sections that respect the previous Definition of Nature Photography may contain landscapes, geological formations, athermal phenomena and living organisms as the main subject. This includes images with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, amusement parks, botany gardens, aquariums and any fence in which subjects are totally dependent on humans for feeding.

All images must be in jpg format, pixel size 1920 in the longest side and must not exceed 4Mb each.

Best Contest’s Author.
The author who will have the largest number of works accepted in the 8 themes will be Best Author of the Chianti Roads. In the event of a tie, the highest score received by his works will be given, in the event of a tie, the quality and quantity of prizes won will count.
Trophy and US $ 1000.00 by way of attendance fee and reimbursement of expenses for the award ceremony.

Best Contest’s Photo.
The jury, at its sole discretion, will assign, among the 8 themes, a prize to the photo deemed best, which will be: Trophy and US $ 200.00 as attendance fee and expense reimbursement for the award ceremony.

Best photo of each theme
For each of the 8 themes, the jury, at its sole discretion, will award a prize to the photo deemed best, which will be: Trophy and US $ 100.00 by way of attendance fee and reimbursement of expenses for the award ceremony.

For each theme there are 3 medals (gold, silver and bronze). For a total of 24 medals.

Honorable Mentions
For each theme there are 12 honorable mentions for the most deserving photos. For a total of 96 HM.

Special Prizes
For each of the 8 themes there are 3 special prizes. For a total of 24 awards.

For a total of 154 awards and 2000.00 US $ of expense refunds..

Prizes cannot be cumulative in the same theme but can be in different themes. This means that an author can win only one prize for each theme.
Prizes not collected will be sent to the winning authors.

To enter the competition, participation fees shall have to be paid through PayPal according to the terms “ send money to a member of family or friend” to the following e-mail address: Other forms of payment are not allowed.
Photos of authors who have not paid in due time will not be admitted to the event. The registration fee for each participant is set at: € 20 or US $ 22.00 per participant, regardless of the themes in which they participate.
Discounts are available for photo clubs.

Each image uploaded through the registration form will acquire a personalized code and therefore there will be no need to rename your files.
The important thing is to insert the right title (maximum 20 characters) of the files in the appropriate box on the registration form.

The copyright of the images sent remain the property of the author, it is quite obvious that the sender of the images is the rightful owner.
By submitting their images to the competition, the participant consents to the organizers to use their material for free for purposes related to the event such as the catalog, the website and anything else they consider necessary. No photo participating in this competition will be put up for sale or used for profit.
Each author is personally responsible for the form of the object or subject of the images sent and for what is stated in the registration form.
Each author is personally responsible for the object form of the image and authorizes its publication for non-profit purposes.

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 Chianti Roads, photography contest will be collected and recorded by the Fotoincontro – 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 Fotoincontro with legal headquarters in Via Roma 2 in Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Florence, through its own president, temporary, Silvano Monchi.

The organization of Chianti Roads will produce a catalog in pdf format with all the winning works that will be sent, free of charge, to all participants by wet transfer.

The organization, while ensuring the utmost care in handling the files received, declines all responsibility for any damage or loss, for whatever reason they are generated.
If a participant, or the works of it, were not considered in harmony with the rules and the spirit of the competition, he may be excluded from the event. Images that are harmful to the event itself in any way are not accepted.

Participation in the competition implies the complete and unconditional acceptance of this regulation and takes its knowledge for granted.