Bases 2022

FGUSAL                Interreg      programa para una sociedad longeva     CENIE





The International Centre on Ageing (CENIE), among other relevant actions, is the promoter and developer of the Programme for a Long-lived Society, based on the strategic, committed and constructive decision to face longevity as one of the strengths of the present and future society.

The Program for a Long-lived Society is based on the need to encourage, support and implement studies, research, scientific discoveries and technological advances that contribute to defining longevity as a healthy and rewarding stage in life, both for individuals and for the society to which they belong. In this way, being long-lived becomes a promising horizon full of possibilities, a true engine of growth and a continuous factor of improvement in our social relationship and culture.

Longevity should never be merely equivalent to retirement and even less to inaction, lack of participation, lack of usefulness or productivity - understood not only from the economic point of view - but should be seen as the privileged moment in life when what has already been learned becomes true individual and social capital, transferable to the community as a whole. And at the base of new and continuous learning.

Being long-lived is a way of being and of being in a world happily integrated by people who value and appreciate their existential baggage as a valuable heritage, but who, at the same time, continue to be moved by projects, by the essential vitality of illusion, by ideas of renewal. In short, by the legitimate aspiration to a better life for themselves and for others.

Only in this way will social relations be extended and enriched. Only in this way will the extension of life be not only the effect of organic or biological behaviour, but the horizon on which individuals and societies can walk together, where experience reaches its irreplaceable value and the future is the aspiration that continues to energise our life.

The Programme for a Long-lived Society is a real social and cultural challenge. The implementation of a process of transformation in which the duration of life is accompanied by the extension of its quality. A process that is possible, timely and just. A process that does not admit of delays. 

The Programme for a Long-lived Society is an approved initiative (0551_PSL_6_E) in the INTERREG V-A Cooperation Programme, Spain-Portugal, (POCTEP), 2014-2020, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


The The 4th edition of the Photography Contest, promoted by the Fundación General de la Universidad de Salamanca (FGUSAL), in the framework of the Program for a Long-lived Society, starts on July 29, 2022 and will end on December 31st, 2022 at 24:00h (time -UTC+01:00- Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris).

By submitting an entry, each contestant accepts the rules of the competition and declares to be of legal age.

Who can participate

The CENIE Grand Prize and the prizes, People, Looks, Iberian Looks, Looks on the Line, Altered Images and Mobile are open to photographers over 18 years of age. The FGUSAL will determine the eligibility of the winners at its sole discretion.

What is the theme

The next six categories should be about the theme that serves as the title of the photo contest:

"Intergenerational relationships: a source of vitality".

1. People: Portraits and photos of people that emphasise the importance and positivity of intergenerational relationships as a factor and driver of vitality.

2. Looks: Photographic images of events, objects or activities where intergenerationality shows its value in the context of the new long-lived societies; of that reality, already present, in which five and six generations coexist in the same temporal space.

3. Iberian Looks: Photographic images of events, objects or activities where intergenerationality shows its value in the context of the new long-lived societies; of that reality, already present, in which five and six generations live together in the same temporary space, and which are located in Spain and Portugal.

4. Looks at the line: Photographic images of events, objects or activities where intergenerationality shows its value in the context of the new long-lived societies; of that reality, already present, in which five and six generations live together in the same temporary space and which are located in the cross-border territory1 of Spain and Portugal.

5. Altered images: Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes through the application of digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e. colouring, toning, collage, photographic composites, HDR, etc.) with the theme of intergenerationality as a factor and driving force of vitality.

6. Mobile: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).

1. The cross-border territory of Spain and Portugal is made up of 37 NUTS III countries belonging to both countries:

- Spain: Ourense, Pontevedra, Zamora, Salamanca, Cáceres, Badajoz, Huelva, A Coruña, Lugo, Ávila, León, Valladolid, Cadiz, Córdoba and Sevilla.

- Portugal: Alto Minho, Cávado, Terras Tras-os-Montes, Douro, Beiras and Serra de Estela, Beira Baixa, Alto Alentejo, Alentejo Central, Baixo Alentejo, Algarve, Ave, Alto Tâmega, Tâmega e Sousa, Área Metropolitana do Porto, Viseu Dão-Lafões, Região de Coimbra, Médio Tejo, Região de Aveiro, Região de Leiria, Oeste and Alentejo Litoral.

To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been taken by the participant as of January 1, 2022.

Trimmed photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept digital or enhanced or otherwise altered photos, except those included in the Altered Images category. Minor adjustments, including spotting, adjusting contrast, and slightly adjusting color or digital equivalents are acceptable for all categories. If judges determine that a photographer has altered their photo, they reserve the right to move it to altered Images or disqualify it.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide authorization from the person appearing in the photo or, in the case of a minor, from the parent or guardian, to be submitted to FGUSAL if requested.

Similarly, participants whose photos represent the work of others (such as sculptures, statues, paintings, and other copyrighted works) must be prepared to provide authorization from the copyright holder to FGUSAL if requested. When photographing the work of others, it should be as an object in its environment and not as a complete close-up of someone else's creation.

Photos that violate or infringe another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.


Participants must reveal the circumstances under which an image was captured, as well as any instructions given to a person who appears in the image.

The well-being of the person(s) in the images and their environment should be placed ahead of the desire to capture a photograph. By entering the contest, participants certify that the persons in the images were treated with respect and dignity, and that no person, wildlife, or environment was harmed by the creation of a photograph.

If bait was used to attract wildlife, or special equipment such as camera traps and drones were used to capture the photograph, this must be disclosed. Live bait from wildlife is not allowed.

How to participate

Up to 5 photographs can be submitted per category for a total of 30 entries.

To be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg or .jpg format at 72ppp, edited for the web in sRGB color space, of at least 2,000 pixels on its largest side and no heavier than 5 MB.

For each photo submitted, the corresponding form must be completed and can be downloaded from our website  

Information about the competition can be downloaded at

We do not accept photos sent by mail.

No more than one participant per e-mail address will be accepted. 

High quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable.

Digital photographs should be taken with the highest possible resolution.

Finalists may be asked to submit an original, unedited digital file, or an original negative, printed, or slide.

Original negatives, copies or slides will be returned to the finalists.

FGUSAL reserves the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 2,000 pixels on the long side or a negative, print or original slide of the photo. Mobile photographs are exempt from this size requirement, but must be sent with the highest resolution if requested.

FGUSAL can collect metadata from a photograph when submitted.


Participation in the Contest implies on the part of the contestants

- Guarantee that you are the sole holder of all rights to the photograph you submit to the competition, that you have authorization and, therefore, are responsible for the use and disclosure of the images where there are people likely to be recognized or works of others protected by copyright.

- Accept that the photographs submitted may be used in the exhibition, sample or any visual part of a catalogue derived from this competition.

- Accept that the photographs presented may be reproduced, without commercial purposes and in an ethical manner by FGUSAL or CENIE, in publications or on the FGUSAL or CENIE portal.

- Accept that the photographs sent can be used, without the need for prior communication, always mentioning the name of the author of the photograph, in communication materials and eventual disclosure in publications or magazines, including online support.

- FGUSAL is not responsible for any downloads that are illegally made of the photographic works exposed in its portal or in that of CENIE.

Deadline for registration

The competition begins on July 29, 2022. All entries must be received via the entry form created on the website before 24:00h (time -UTC+01:00- Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris) on December 31st, 2022.


The photographs will be evaluated on the basis of their creativity, quality, originality and responsiveness to rapid and overall impact.

The FGUSAL will select 10 finalists per category, one winner for each category and one winner of the CENIE Grand Prize from among the 60 finalists. The 60 finalists will be notified of their status in March 2023 and will appear on our website in the spring of 2023. 

FGUSAL, through CENIE, will notify finalists and winners in the contact information provided at the time of registration; FGUSAL may disqualify anyone who does not respond to the notification within five business days of being notified.


Seven prizes will be awarded, as indicated below:

- CENIE Grand Prize: €5,000.

- Winners in each category: Winners in each of the 6 categories will receive €1,250.

Only one prize per person will be awarded.

Winners must sign a permit and license, as well as a declaration of eligibility, and will be responsible for paying any taxes that may result from the receipt of the prize.

Online features: FGUSAL may select photos to highlight on its website or display them in a publicly accessible competition archive on its website or on the CENIE's website; such selections will be made at FGUSAL's discretion.

Online use features

FGUSAL may select photos to be highlighted on its website or displayed in a publicly accessible competition archive, both on its website and on CENIE's website; such selections will be made at the discretion of FGUSAL.

Final Provisions

1. The organization will not respond to calls or letters about the results of the contest. Participants must wait for the Jury's decision to be published in the appropriate place. Only the winners will be notified of the result of the competition.

2. Each participant will be responsible for the risk of loss or damage to photographs or other material resulting during the submission process.

3. Participants may not submit materials that introduce software viruses or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment, or that are off-topic, or that infringe the rights of third parties.

4. FGUSAL reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion.

5. In the event of a dispute over winners, FGUSAL reserves the right to award or not to award prizes at its sole discretion.

6. FGUSAL reserves the right to disqualify any participant whose entry or conduct appears to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; alter competition; violate these rules or other applicable laws or regulations; infringe the rights of others; or act in an unsportsmanlike or harmful manner.

7. FGUSAL's decisions are final and binding.

8. Any omission in these regulations will be resolved by the organizing entity

Under the framework of: Programa Operativo Cooperación Transfronteriza España-Portugal
Sponsors: Fundación General de la Universidad de Salamanca Fundación del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Direção Geral da Saúde - Portugal Universidad del Algarve - Portugal