Cinque Terre Photo Award 2024

Picture, snap, and relive the true essence of the Cinque Terre Park


The Cinque Terre National Park Protected Marine Area with the organizational support of Spazi Fotografici APS and Doc Creativity Soc. Coop., is launching the first edition of the competition "Cinque Terre Photo Award", which aims to showcase and promote contemporary photographic interpretations of the territory of the National Park and the Marine Protected Area, highlighting the harmonious balance between the environment and the human activity.

Category 1 | Genius Loci: only one series consisting of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 images can be submitted.
The application for category 1-Genius Loci must be accompanied by a text of maximum one thousand characters (to be entered in the online application form - see art. 7)
Category 2 | Naturalia: You can send a maximum of 5 single images.
It is possible to apply for both categories by sending different photographs (each image can be presented in only one category).
Entries must comply with data protection laws and include explicit consent for images of identifiable individuals.

Special Mentions:
Sergio Fregoso Award for the best series shot by an author under 30 for category 1 | Genius Loci.
FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) Mention for the best picture on the topic "Water, generative element of the landscape".
Best Marine Environment Photo for the best underwater images and marine scenes visible from the surface.


- First place: 1500 euros.
- Second place: overnight stay for 2 people for 1 night in Vernazza + dinner for 2 people + wine experience at Cantina Cooperativa Cinque Terre + 2 Cinque Terre Card Services Card.
- Third place: Leica Akademie voucher (value 300 euros) + dinner in Riomaggiore or Manarola.


Participation in the competition is free and open to all photographers, amateurs or professionals, regardless of age, origin or gender. However, individuals who, in any capacity, are involved in the competition’s organization and/or jury as well as current employees or collaborators of the Park are excluded. Minors may participate with a signed consent from a parent or person exercising parental authority, available for download at the following link: V1EYI/edit

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Authors retain ownership and rights to their images.


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