Once again this year, SCAN Tarragona is holding Full Contact , a project to support emerging artists who use photography as an essential means of expression and to provide them with a forum to meet with stakeholders from the art world.

What is Full Contact?
It is an innovative and unique portfolio viewing project with human relationships as the primary focus.

Full Contact is a forum in which emerging artists selected by the festival in this call for entries can forge relationships and share their photographic projects with a group of experts from the world of visual arts. At Full Contact, all participating artists can receive feedback on their work, expand their network of contacts, and possibly initiate collaborations with other creators and stakeholders.

The features that make Full Contact unique are: (1) selected artists are invited by the festival and pay no registration fees; (2) a pleasant, friendly and relaxed atmosphere that fosters mutual trust and relationship-building among all participants; (3) an exciting and inspiring day spent surrounded by recognised professionals from the fields of photography and art; (4) and participating artists are considered SCAN artists and receive a place in the programme as well as visibility in the festival’s publicity on its networks and website.

Deadline for submission of projects
11:59 p.m., 2 September 2022

Date and time of Full Contact
19 November 2022, from 11 am to 6 pm, at the Teatret del Port in the El Serrallo neighbourhood of Tarragona.

Who can attend Full Contact
People of legal age residing in Spain.

Those interested in participating are asked to submit the registration form. A qualified jury appointed by SCAN will select the 12 best projects and invite their creators to attend.

Registration and fees
SCAN strongly supports emerging creators.
Submitting a project to Full Contact and participating is free of charge to all artists selected.

What kind of project can be presented?
SCAN aims to promote visual narratives among new creators. In this spirit, artists may submit photographic series that tell a story. The choice of subject matter is at the artist’s discretion.

How to submit a project registration form
The project must be submitted with the registration form.
The registration form must include:
– personal contact details;
– a short biography;
– title of the project;
– a brief explanation (250 words);
– a zip file of no more than 20 MB and 20 photographs (2,000 pixels on the longest side and compressed with .jpg). If they wish, artists may include a PDF with complementary information to facilitate the jury’s understanding of the project.

Entries must be submitted in either Catalan or Spanish.

The jury
A jury of experts convened by SCAN will select the artists and projects to take part in Full Contact. Their decision will be final.

What will artists selected for Full Contact receive?
An invitation to attend the festival and Full Contact as a featured artist.
A table at Full Contact to present their project to art world stakeholders.
Promotion and visibility for their projects in the official festival programme and on a dedicated page on the scan.cat website.
One night’s hotel accommodation at the festival’s expense.

Copyright and communication rights
The creators of the works exhibited at Full Contact hold the copyright and communication right to their works, and will temporarily cede the right of public communication to SCAN in order to promote the event through official festival channels and the press.

Obligations of the artists
Artists who agree to participate in Full Contact undertake to attend the event in person on the appointed day.

Venue and dates of Full Contact
El Teatret del Serrallo in the Port of Tarragona in the El Serrallo neighbourhood of Tarragona.
Date: 19 November 2022
Time: 11.00 am – 6.00 pm

Final considerations
SCAN will resolve any matter not addressed in these rules. Its decisions will be final. All artists who apply must accept these rules.