• Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

    Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

  • Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

    Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

  • Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

    Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

  • Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

    Structural Concrete: Journal of the fib

Photo contest rules


Photo Contest Rules

Please read these rules before submitting your photo(s) for the fib contest. By participating in the contest, you understand, acknowledge and unconditionally agree to abide by the following rules:


  1. The featured structure (civil structure or a building) must be primarily made of concrete and should clearly showcase it.
  2. The photo can show the finished structure or as it is being built. The structure should be less than 5 years old.
  3. The photos must be submitted electronically.
  4. Photos submitted must be at least 213 mm wide and 185 mm high and 300 DPI. Photos must be in JPEG, PNG or TIF format. There must be no border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the image.
  5. You are free to submit up to 10 photos.
  6. You are required to provide a description for each image submitted. This includes name of the structure (if it has one), location, and owner.
  7. Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the photo(s) is acceptable, provided that it is imperceptible (for instance, do not over-saturate the colours, over-sharpen the image, use vignettes, change the natural colours, etc.).


  1. The fib will appoint judges from the Editorial Board.
  2. The judging panel shall assess and determine the winning photos. The results and the winners will be announced on the fib website.
  3. The decision of the fib’s judging panel will be final and binding on all participants in respect to all matters relating to the contest.


  1. Winners will choose between an fib Bulletin of their choice, a one-year Structural Concrete subscription or a one-year fib Ordinary membership within the fib.
  2. The photographer will be credited wherever the image is used.
  3. The winners will be required to give their postal address to receive the prize.



  1. Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  2. The fib respects photographers’ copyrights and copyrights shall remain vested with the creator of the image. Upon making the submission, you grant the fib worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, distribute, have distributed, print, in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the fib, its journal or the structure, or for editorial or educative use.
  3. The photographer will be credited wherever the image is used.



  1. You hereby hold harmless, release, indemnify and discharge the fib and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers and representatives from all liability, claims, judgments, demands, controversies, agreements, damages, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related in any way to the contest or the conduct of the contest and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded, whether in law or in equity, no matter what the cause or nature, and you further waive any claims that you may state or assert against the fib in association with the contest or any of its associated activities or in any way related to or resulting from the contest even if such injury or claims results from or is caused by the negligence or gross negligence of the fib, in whole or in part, due to human error or otherwise. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the fib from any claim arising out of your participation in the contest including, without limitation, all claims brought or asserted by any third party as a result of any injury or loss that you or they may sustain in any way associated with your participation in the contest.
  2. Under no circumstance will the fib be liable for any:
      a. lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible or incomplete submissions
      b. error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, submitted photo(s);
      c. problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing;
      d. incorrect or inaccurate information, caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the photos and/or the submissions; and/or
    e. injury or damage to any participant or to any computer related to, resulting from or in connection with the contest.
  3. If, for any reason, the contest cannot be conducted as anticipated, due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the fib, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, the fib reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest as deemed appropriate, disqualify any participant, and/or select winners from all eligible Photos submitted prior to the termination, cancellation, modification or suspension. The fib reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operating errors at any time.



The contest, your submission(s) and the rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss laws. Any aspects or disputes arising out of or in connection with the contest and/or your submission(s) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swiss courts.

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fib postal address

Case postale 88
CH-1015 Lausanne


p : +41 21 693 27 47
f : +41 21 693 62 45
e : info@fib-international.org
w : www.fib-international.org

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