Eduardo Marcos Quevedo, a resident of Cuéllar, with his work 'Peregrinos en Cauca', a composition made with the castle of Coca in the background, has been the winner of the XNUMXth edition of the Prodestur Photography Contest dedicated to the Camino de Santiago. The second prize went to Blanca Pascual Bermejo, from Prádena, with a panoramic titled 'Arriving at Valseca' and Mario Antón Lobo, from Segovia, won third, for a silhouetted photograph titled 'When the sun goes down'.
The contest has distributed 1.000 euros in prizes; 700 for the winning work, 200 for the second and 100 for the third classified. A total of 46 works have been submitted to this call. In said photos, the surroundings of the province of Segovia where they have been made with the presence of pilgrims or other characteristic elements of the route should be identified, as best as possible.
The jury has been chaired by the deputy for Tourism, Magdalena Rodríguez, and has been made up of photographers Antonio Tanarro, from El Norte de Castilla, Ángel Camarero, from El Adelantado de Segovia, Sergio de Frutos 'Kiko' Misis, the technician of Prodestur, Sofía Collazo and the secretary of the Provincial Council, Lourdes Merino.
Taking advantage of the fact that 2021 will be the Xacobeo Year, and to promote the Segovian itinerary of the Camino, the Tourism body of the Provincial Council decided to dedicate its usual photography contest to capture moments, picturesque corners or landscapes of this 60-kilometer itinerary that crosses Valseca, Los Huertos , Añe, Pinilla Ambroz, Santa María la Real de Nieva, Nieva, Nava de la Asunción, Coca and Villeguillo.
The promotion of the Camino de Santiago as it passes through the province is one of the actions carried out by Prodestur to promote hiking as a form of sustainable tourism and this event is intended to help spread this message. In July 2019, the signaling of the Segovian section of this route was completed, when 65 signs of different sizes were placed, as well as three posters, a general panel of the entire route, 32 milestones and 60 tiles indicating the route that will serve to guide and guide the pilgrims in their transit through Segovian lands. It also includes information on monuments, picturesque sites and places where you can find hostels or other types of accommodation and catering establishments.
The castles and walls of the province, the events, the natural spaces, all the Romanesque that our municipalities keep, the experiences that our territory offers, the alternative of family tourism that exists in the towns, the life of the Segovian main squares or the The impressive night panorama of the province's sky has already been portrayed by the cameras of many Segovians participating in contests organized by the Provincial Council in previous years.
The winning works will be used in the different promotional graphic supports that Prodestur uses, both on the website www.segoviaturismo.es and in calendars or brochures that are also distributed and illustrate the spaces of the different fairs that the organization attends, such as Intur or Fitur. The tourist photography contest started in 2015.
Source: Diputación de Segovia