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The contest will also deliver three mentions of 1.500 euros each.

Within the framework of the III International Meeting of University Rectors, the call to participate in the Fototalentos 2014 contest has been opened (www.fototalentos.com), which is aimed at the university community with the aim of promoting, recognizing, disseminating and rewarding creativity in the art of photography. The initiative is promoted by Banco Santander and the Universia network. The contest is aimed at all those who belong or have belonged to the university community of legal age (students, teaching or research staff, administration and services personnel, graduates, graduates and general all members of the university community), regardless of their nationality, residing anywhere in the world. A first prize of 3.000 gross euros and three mentions of 1.500 gross euros each will be awarded.

Those interested in participating must be users of Universia and register on the contest page. There is a deadline until the 7 day of July of 2014 to send the photographs (check other key dates inhttp://www.fototalentos.com/ES/concurso).

In jpg format and with a maximum weight of 2Mb, the images can deal with the most varied topics of university life, with the requirement that they be unpublished, original and comply with the rules of the contest (http://www.fototalentos.com/popup/ES/bases.jsp).

The photographs submitted by the contestants will be visible on the contest websitewww.fototalentos.com, and will also be shown at the III meeting of Rectors Universia Rio 2014 (http://www.universiario2014.com/). The internaut public can vote all the photographs on the website of the contest until the 10 day of July of 2014.

The 25 photographs most voted by Internet users will be considered finalists, and a committee of experts will decide which of them will be the winning work, as well as the mentions. The ruling will be made public by the 18 of July of 2014.

This initiative is part of the preparations for the III International Meeting of Rectors Universia that, under the slogan '' The University of the 21st Century: a reflection from Latin America '', will gather in Rio de Janeiro more than 1.100 presidents of 46 countries in the month of July.

Universia is the largest network of Spanish and Portuguese speaking universities, grouping 1.262 universities in 23 countries, representing a total of 14.3 millions of students and teachers. The III International Meeting of Rectors Universia has the support of Banco Santander through its Santander Universities Global Division (www.santander.com/universidades), which supports Universia in all its activities since its creation in the 2000 year.

Source: Universia