3rd Chania International Photo Festival

More than 300 photographers will be exposed each year


Chania International Photo festival has been created by Blank Wall Gallery. Its aim is to gather more than 300 photographers from around the world each year, turning the town of Chania into an international centre of artistic expression focusing on photography. During the last two years, we managed to make this festival an established international institution. In our effort the Municipality of Chania responded favorably as a co organiser, offering the venues for the festival to be held.
The festival will take place at the Center of the Mediterranean Architecture (CAM) in a building dating back from 1595, at the Old Harbor of Chania.
The building is known as the Grand Arsenali and was the biggest shipyard located in the Venetian port of Chania. During its lifetime it has hosted many Public Services of the Town of Chania. In 1997 started its renovation, which turned the building into one of the most important cultural centers in Crete. Some of the biggest events, which take place in Chania, are hosted in its premises.
It is easily accessible and visited by thousands of people daily.

Artists can take part in one of our 16 Categories

All photographers, amateurs and professionals who are over 18, are eligible to participate to the contest.

The submission of photographs for the specific contest is free.

Only the artists who will be chosen to participate in the exhibition and be presented at the web page of Cip festival, will have to pay the participation fee.

Entries must be submitted no later than March 31 2020. Beyond this date no submission will be accepted.

Each photographer is entitled to a single submission to which he may submit from one to five photographs.

An international committee in cooperation with Blank Wall Gallery will choose the photographs that will take part in the festival and will nominate the first three winners.

Festival Duration: 12 - 19 August 2020


Cip festival will be held in the old town of Chania which is visited by thousands of people every summer. During the festival various events, talks and presentations will take place and the photographs exhibited will gain great publicity both from the Media and the people who will see them.


All photographers, amateurs and professionals who are over 18, are eligible to participate to the contest.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

1.a. The competition is open to everyone that is over 18 years old, professional or amateur.
1.b. By entering the Competition you accept the competition rules imposed by Cip festival.
3.a. You are the only copyright owner and creator of the photographs.
3.b. The photographs do not infringe upon the copyrights or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy, does not include trademarks owned by third parties or violate any other law.
3.c. Each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to you.
3.d. All entrants agree to fully indemnify Cip festival in respect of all royalties, fees and any other financial debt to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.
3.e. Neither Cip Festival Organizers nor their associates, affiliates or partners assume any responsibility for photos submitted in violation of privacy or copyright regulations.

4.a.The royalties of the Works are not bestowed to Cip festival at any time. The copyright of the Works remains in the creators and in them alone.
4.b.The copyright of the Works during and after the exhibition remains with the Artist.
4.c. Cip festival does not have the right to make use of or bestow the high definition files or the prints of the Works that will be used for the realization of the exhibition.


Aerial Abstract Architecture Black and White Cityscapes Conceptual Culture Digital Art Documentary Environmental Fine Art Film Landscape Macro/Micro Multi-categories Nature Panoramic People Portrait Photojournalism Seascapes Sports Street Travel Underwater Urban Wildlife