The FCBarcelona Photo Awards, sponsored by Agbar and in partnership with the Fundación Foto Colectania, wish to identify work that deliberately reflects the intrinsically positive values of sport. They have been created in order to recognise these values, as viewed through the lens of contemporary photography.
By highlighting such positive values, which are shared by sport and culture, the FC Barcelona Photo Awards will provide a global photography platform to communicate the importance and contribution of the said universal values to modern-day society, as well as helping to support the photography sector by generating a favourable environment for the development of top quality projects.
All photographers and photojournalists that wish to enter their work can access the entry form set up by the club for said purpose at: www.photoawards.fcbarcelona.com
The website also contains all the information about the awards, the jury and the terms and conditions. Different emails have also been set up to provide direct support and assistance to the entrants and the media, which will help to resolve any doubts or incidents that might arise with regard to the competition or the content of the prizes.
The prizes will be judged by an international jury of renowned prestige. Such big names as Vicente Todolí, ex director of the Tate Modern London and Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, vice-president of pictures at the Reuters agency, will be assessing this ambitious club project, promoted from its Department of International and Institutional Relations.
FC Barcelona will be making the utmost effort to raise awareness of the awards and the winning entries on a worldwide scale by means of a variety of promotional events in different cities of Europe, the USA and Asia.
“One of the aims of this Board of Directors is to make FC Barcelona more global and a world leader in all areas, and not only sport. Our main challenge is to win titles on the pitch, but we also want to create a global positioning that can help us to preserve our club model.
“Through the FCBarcelona Photo Awards and the use of photography as a platform for global connection, we want to become the first football club in the world to set up an initiative that links art and sport at the highest level of excellence.”