URBAN 2017 Photo Awards, international contest organized by Italian cultural association dotART together with media partners Photographers.it and Sprea Fotografia, will accept entries from Tuesday, February 14th, 2017.
Now in its eighth edition, URBAN sees every year thousands of participating pictures and hundreds of participants from all over the world. It is an always growing international contest, one of the very few that goes "over the boundaries" of Internet offering to photographers real visibility through dozens of international photo exhibitions. Only in 2016 URBAN realized 32 exhibitions displaying about 700 pictures. Behind it all, there is always the pursue of enhancement of photographic talent and quality.
URBAN 2017 is divided into two sections dedicated to Urban Photography, a theme that explores the contemporary through all forms of photography based in the urban fabric. The common denominator is the City, the urban environment and humanity that populates it. The first section is “Themed Photos” (with 7 thematic areas: Street Photography, Architecture, Social City, Urban Art, Transport, Green Life, Visions), the second is “Projects & Portfolios” where each participant can submit a series of images oriented to show his or her idea through photographs.
To take part, just follow the instructions on URBAN Photo Award website.
Works must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2017 and will be selected by a prestigious Jury composed by: Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti (Jury President, international photographer and artist famous for its Polaroid mosaics), Monika Bulaj (photographer, reporter and filmmaker), Denis Curti (“Casa dei Tre Oci” museum in Venice art director), Elena Uljančić-Veki (director of Poreč Museum, Croatia), Karol Liver (international photographer and founder and chief editor of prism photo editorial collective), Aida Muluneh (Ethiopian photographer and founder of Addis Foto Fest, the biggest African photo festival), Angelo Cucchetto (founder of Photographers.it and Trieste Photo Days art director), Polish street photographer Ania Klosek, Indian naturalist photographer Rathika Ramsamy, Bob Patterson (Street photographer Magazine editor), Grzegorz Kosmala (doc! magazine photo editor) and other artists that will be announced shortly.
As Jury President, Maurizio Galimberti will choose and award URBAN 2017 Winner at the end of October during Trieste Photo Days 2017, international photography festival organized by dotART. The festival, now in its fourth edition, has in URBAN his main "cultural container" and will host the awards ceremony, the final exhibition of the contest, and a series of exhibitions, personal and collective, of the best photos and classified projects.
The total prize money is more than € 4,000 (€ 1,300 for the Winner). There will also be other prizes offered by URBAN’s technical partners. The best photos will be published on URBAN unveils the city and its secrets photobook.
Other than regular prizes, URBAN gives the chance to the best ranked photographers to enter its tour of travelling photo exhibitions, the real and tangible value of this contest. Since 2011 URBAN has setup exhibitions in Poland (Krakow, Łódź and Warsaw), Hungary (Budapest, Pécs and Miskolc), Germany (Berlin), Cyprus (Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia), Latvia (Riga), Croatia (Poreč), Slovenia (Koper), Ukraine (Sumy), Colombia (Bucaramanga) and Italy (Trieste and Rome).
Subscription are open till May 31st, 2017 on www.urbanphotoawards.com.
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