Brief history of the contest

The Torretes Trophy was created in 1975 and initially it was a photo contest of local scope. Over the years, it became statewide and finally, in 2006, in addition to becoming part of the events of the Festimatge – Calella Image Festival, it became International.

The essential characteristic during most of the years of life of the “Torretes” was that it was necessary to participate not with individual photographic works but with collections of 3 photographs, thus being a pioneer among the photo contests. With the adaptation of the contest to the FIAP standards, the collections were left aside to start competing in categories (color monochrome, free monochrome, sea theme, …) and in digital format, notably enriching the participation of authors from all over the world. world.

45 Trophy “Torretes” of Photography: Regulations (2021)

Works submission starts on December 1st 2020

Regulations (PDF):

This international competition is open to amateurs and professionals around the world, has the support of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique(FIAP), Confederación Española de Fotografía (CEF), Global Photographic Society of America (GPU), Image Sans Frontieres (ISf), and Federació Catalana de Fotografia (FCF), it is governed by its regulations and will count towards the obtention of their honorific titles.

FIAP: 2021/061 – CEF: I-2021-06 – GPU: L210034 M3G – ISF: 14/2021 – FCF: 2021-07

Digital archives.

A – Monochrome pictures, free theme. (FIAP and PSA definintion)
B – Color, free theme.
C – Color, the sea with all its aspects. Landscape, work, portrait, diving …,
Scoreable exclusively for the obtaining of FCF and CEF titles:
D – COLOR: Popular festivals and Catalan traditions (dances, giants, castellers, folklore in general).

A high quality printed catalogue with all the prizes will be done for each participant.

Number of photos:
Sections A, B, C:Entries are limited to not more than 4 images per section, not awarded in previous editions of the Trophy Torretes.
Section D:Maximum 5 images, not awarded in previous editions of the Trophy Torretes.

Opening admission December 1st, 2020.
Admission Deadline March 1st, 2021.
Jury Verdict March 13th and 14th 2021.
Sending notifications March 20th, 2021.
Exhibition From 10th April until 2nd May 2021.
Award ceremony 2nd May 2021.
Sending of the Catalog July 2020.

Only via Internet. The inscription, sending images and the payment of admission fees will be made online from the website: the instructions provided by the system.
Maximum image size 1920 pixels horizontally and 1080 pixels vertically, in 300 dpi. Each image must be in JPEG format and not exceed 2.00 Mb.

Works submission >>>

(Works submission starts on December 1st 2020)

Per author: 30 €, regardless of the number of sections in which you participate.

The payment will be made through PayPal from the registration form.
The works of the authors who do not pay the registration fees before the due date of reception will not be judged.

The works that get an award must be sent to the organization with the highest quality print for exibition or printed


1 TV model LG 49″ Ultra HD 4K

It will be raffled between the photographic clubs associated with the CEF or the FCF with a minimum of 5 participants.

Courtesy of FotoK (Barcelona):

A voucher of € 1,500 exchangeable for photographic material will be raffled among all participants.

A € 500 voucher exchangeable for photographic material that will be raffled off among all participants residing in Spain, or from other countries that are associated with CEF or FCF.

Honor Award “Trofeu Torretes” (exclusive design), 1000 €, and a 6 day stay, full board for 2 people for the participant in sections A, B, C, which the jury considers to be the best author.

FIAP Special Badge for the author that with the sum of acceptances of sections A, B and C has scored the highest score.

Awards for single pictures:
For each of sections A, B, and C

  • FIAP Gold medal
  • ISF Gold medal
  • GPU Gold medal
  • CEF Gold medal
  • FCF Gold medal
  • 3 GPU Honor Mentions
  • 3 FIAP Honor Mentions
  • 3 ISF Diplomas
  • 3 CEF Diplomas

Medals Foto-Film Calella for the most creative photographs of sections A, B and C.
FFC Gold medal
FFC Silver medal
FFC Bronze medal


Sra. Trinley Paris – M*FCF, ECEF, EFIAP.
Sr. Gabriel Brau Gelabert – MFCF, JBFCF, AFIAP.
Sr. Lluís Pérez Mañosas – EFCF, ACEF.

Sra. Laurence Bernamont – MFCF, ECEF, EFIAP.
Sr. Frederic Garrido – MFCF4*, MCEF/o, JAFCF, JBCEF, MFIAP, EsFIAP.
Sr. Jesús Valle Corbacho – Vocal Exposiciones CEF.

COLOR, The sea with all its aspects
Sra. F. Cristina Serra Arias – MFCF3, MCEF

Sra. Maria Luisa Amaya Montero – ACEF.

Sr. Joan Elias Boada – EFIAP/s, PPSA, MCEF/b, FCFM2

A) Monochrome:
“A work in black and white, going from light gray (white) to very dark gray (black), is a monochrome work with different shades of gray. A black and white work turned completely in a single color will be considered a monochrome work, (black and white), which is modified by a partial turn or with the addition of a color, becomes a work in color (polychrome), and must be included in the color category.

SPECIAL AWARDS to the participants to the 45th “Torretes” Photography Trophy:

For every 5 contestants belonging to a photographic club associaded with the CEF or the FCF, the club will have the right to
one entry in the draw for a LG 49 “UM7000PLA IPS UltraHD 4K Smart TV USB Wifi HDMI television. (5 contestants one
entry, 10 contestants two shares.

Photographic clubs must send a list with the name of their partners who participate in the contest to:

A voucher of € 1,500 exchangeable in FotoK for photographic material will be raffled among all participants.

A € 500 voucher exchangeable in FotoK (Barcelona) for photographic material that will be raffled off among all participants residing in Spain, or from other countries that are associated with CEF or FCF, tating the membership number on the registration for.


With sole act of submitting his/her images or files to salon under Fiap Patronage, the entrant accepts without exeption and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking;
that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recomendet to leave the EXIT data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

Sending notifications-Reporting of the results will be made by e-mail.

The delivery of the prizes and the catalogue will be done by ordinary mail to the address provided by the participants at the entry form. Film Calella is not responsible for deliveries catalogue or medals have not been delivered in a timely manner due to local postal requirements.
Participants are fully responsible for there are no rights of third parties in the works presented, as well as any possible claim for royalties. The author gives permission to the organization to reproduce his/her works for the edition of the catalogue


By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this
exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be public.

Chairman of the Salon: Mr. Joaquim Sitjà
Salon is organized by Foto-Film Calella (Calella, Spain)
Foto-Film Calella
P.O. Box 35
08370 Calella (Barcelona) SPAIN