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The competition is open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Members of the organising association, collaborators and/or sponsors are not allowed to participate.


Speleology and its environment.


Only one prize will be awarded per participant.

1st  Prize:          800 €

2nd Prize:         400 €

3rd Prize:          300 €

Two mentions of 100 € each will also be awarded.



In order to participate, each author must submit their registration data and a maximum number of 5 photographs.

Only digital works will be accepted.

Registration data will be provided in a text document and should include the following information:

  • Author’s name

  • Email address

  • Phone

  • Country

  • Number and title of photographs submitted



The technique is free.


Photographs must be in JPEG or TIFF format and should be converted to RGB color space with color profile embedded. They should have a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch (ppi) and its smallest side must be of at least 2000 pixels.


Image files should be named as follows: photo title - author's name and surname - author's country of residence. Example: Title - Name Surname - Country


Works submitted in previous editions of this contest and those awarded in any other contest organized by third parties, will not be accepted.




Works and registration data should be sent, preferably using the services of, to the following e-mail address:


Files must be submitted between August 1 and September 5, 2023, both days included. All participants will receive confirmation of receipt of their works.



The jurors will be chosen from among persons of recognized expertise in the speleological and photographic communities. The composition of the jury will be announced on before September 1, 2023.

The jury will evaluate both the technical and artistic quality of the works, as well as the inspiration that emerges from them. Together with the organizing committee, they reserve the right to decide on cases not foreseen in these rules. Their decision will be final and unappealable. It will be communicated to the authors and, later on, made public on October 9, 2023.



A selection of the works submitted to the competition will be available online at starting October 9, 2023.


An exhibition of 25 photographs will be on display at the Casa de la Cultura in Aranda de Duero from October 9 to 22. This sample can also be exhibited later wherever it is requested.


The G. E. Ribereño will manage the printing and presentation of the photographs, assuming all the expenses involved.

The organization may contact the authors to inquire about the printing preferences for their works and request, if necessary, a higher resolution version.



Participants declare that they are the authors of each work they submit to the contest and that they own all rights to it. The authors are fully responsible for any claim for image rights that may arise.


The first prize winning photo will remain the exclusive property of the G. E. Ribereño and may not be submitted to other competitions or sold to third parties. However, the G. E. Ribereño is in favour of the author keeping the right to reproduce it in any media (books, magazines, own exhibitions) as long as it is presented as the winning photo of the "Premio Espeleólogo de Barro 2023".


The works selected and printed for exhibition may be reproduced in books, catalogues, magazines, posters or any other support for the promotion and dissemination of caving, without any lucrative rights for the organisers or third parties. The G. E. Ribereño guarantees that they will always cite the authors, who disinterestedly cede the rights of reproduction to the organization for this purpose.


Participation in the contest implies the acceptance of each and every one of the sections of these rules and the indisputable decision of the jury. The organizing committee and the jury may resolve any unforeseen situation.

All personal data of the participants will be treated with the highest confidentiality by the organization, as established in the Spanish Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, according to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament. Participants may contact the organization at any time to exercise their rights of access, rectification, limitation or deletion of their data by sending an email to

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