support the development of talented photographers

  • Deadline: 15 November 2022
  • Entry fee: Early Bird entry fee: 20 euro (3 images. We accept up to 10 images with additional 4 euro per piece)
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Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by awarding 1,000 euros in monetary prizes every year, organizing exhibition in a fine art gallery in the heart of Rome, publication in the annual catalogue as well as in our partners’ magazines, and providing other opportunities for international exposure.
What makes our contest unique is that we collaborate with various professionals in the contemporary art and photography industries. Our jury is a diverse blend of photographers, editors, gallerists, curator and educators that bring kaleidoscopic perspectives into our selection process.
It is an open theme contest. Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes, digital collages and other mixed media) are accepted. The application is open to photographers from all over the world without any age limit. We embrace innovative and original approaches to contemporary photography. We welcome various artistic languages applied to the photographic image, including, but not limited to, experimentation and fusion of different genres.
Annual exhibition will take place in Rome, Italy, every autumn. The exhibition will be hosted by 28 Piazza di Pietra Fine Art Gallery, an international gallery specialized in contemporary art of both emerging and established international artists. The gallery is located in the historic center of Rome where local and international visitors and art collectors gather. This modern gallery beautifully integrated and built on the ancient ruin of the Hadrian Temple structure is an impeccable site to display artworks of many genres.


Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros
Exhibition Prize: participation in our collective annual exhibition in Rome, Italy Catalogue Prize: publication in our annual catalogue
Sponsored Prizes:
Yogurt Magazine Prize - publication of the winning work in their online magazine CSF Adams Prize - portfolio review and workshop
The Docks Prize - publication of an interview of the winner on their website


for everyone.

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Each candidate expressly authorizes Il Varco srls as well as its legal representative to process the personal data transmitted in accordance with the law 675/96 ("Privacy law") and subsequent amendments Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy code), also for the purpose of inclusion in databases managed by the aforementioned person. Each participant in the competition grants Il Varco and its legal representative free of charge the rights to reproduce the works and texts issued for the prize, for the purpose of creating the catalogue, the possible publication on the website of the prize and other forms of communication, promotion and activity of the organization. The material sent for online submission will not be returned. The organizers of the competition will have the right of final decision on everything that is not specified in this announcement. The organization reserves the right to make changes to the information included in this Call for Entries if the need arises.


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