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Participate in our photographic contest based on the symbols of the Camino de Santiago

02-07-2019

If you are a photography enthusiast and Camino de Santiago lover, you are in luck because there is a new contest active on our Facebook profile that will reward the best pictures that contain emblematic symbols of the Jacobean Route.

This contest, held in collaboration with the iPeregrinos community is open until August 31st and those who want to participate can do so through the application that has been created on our  Facebook page El Camino with Correos. On this page you can also see the rest of the images submitted to the contest, vote for the ones that you like the most and share them with friends.

CAN MY PHOTO BE SUBMITTED?

 The rules to participate are simple:
  • The photographs you submit must be original and unpublished.
  • They must be taken on any of the Camino de Santiago routes.
  • The picture has to highlight any of the many symbols present on the Way.
  • Each photo must be accompanied by a title and the Camino de Santiago Route it was taken on.

In this document you can read the rules of the competition, deadlines, general conditions and publication of the winners.

AWARDS

There will be four winners, three that will be selected by the jury and a fourth one selected from the facebook votes.

The prizes for winners selected by the jury will be:

  1. FIRST PRIZE: An Apple Watch Series 3 valued at 300€
  2. SECOND PRIZE: A Correos pre-paid Mastercard with 150€
  3. THIRD PRIZE: A Correos Pre-paid Mastercard with 100€

The fourth prize will be given to the most voted photograph on Facebook, which will receive a Correos Prepaid MasterCard with 100€.

 

The Symbols of the Camino

 

The main theme this year is Symbols of the Camino de Santiago. But, what are the Camino de Santiago symbols? Well, there are plenty of very different symbols, from typical signage elements like yellow arrows or  milestones, to emblematic pilgrim elements like the scallop shells. A sculptures and monuments dedicated to the pilgrimage is also a symbol. As well as any cathedral, monument or town linked to the Camino de Santiago.

The images must allude to the Camino de Santiago, from any recognizable Camino element, to symbolic places or the presence of pilgrims.

 

If you’ve walked The Way, you probably have in mind many symbols that take you back to the Camino. Those are the symbols we are looking for. If to this you add a little imagination, creativity and take advantage of the beauty of the Camino, you have a recipe for success.

 

Past editions of this contest

This is not the first time Correos and iPeregrinos organize a Photography contest. In fact, this will be the fourth year in a row that this photography contest for Camino pilgrims is active.

Last year, the theme of this contest was: "The Colors of the Camino de Santiago”. Over 600 photographs were uploaded showing the variety of colors along the Camino de Santiago. From these, four were awarded with the prize:  ‘Niebla en Roncesvalles’ (Fog in Roncesvalles) from Antonio Pascual, ‘Horizonte en el Camino’ (Horizon on the Camino) from Giorgio Mazzoldi, ‘Cor em movimento’ (Color in movement) from Diego Bregolin and the most voted on Facebook, ‘Entre Amarillo y azul’ (between yellow and blue) from Javier Rossi. 

Other themes for the contest were: "The magic of the Camino de Santiago" and "The Values of the Way".

Apart from the awards, the winning photos and finalists took part in several traveling exhibitions across Spain.

 

So, what are you waiting for?

Now is the time to put your beautiful Camino de Santiago photos to good use and enter our photography contest!

maria graciela quintana
04-07-2019
hola ! soy de argentina...como hago para entrar al concurso? hice el camino....muchas gracias!!
El camino con correos
05-07-2019
Buenos días Maria Graciela, puedes acceder al concurso directamente desde este enlace: www.facebook.com/elcaminoconcorreos/app/79458893817 ¡Buen Camino!
Doreen Cotter Ratigan
23-07-2019
I cannot see the place to post my photo for the contest.
Karl HOFSTÄTTER
16-08-2019
I am not on Facebook. So?

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We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

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We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.