Verzasca Foto Festival Awards 2024

Win 2000 Swiss Francs + Solo Exhibition + Board and Lodging at VFF2024


Verzasca Foto aims to promote emerging international photographers and to support visual arts in rural and peripheral areas, by giving them the freedom to express themselves through the connection to and dialogue with nature.

We are asking for photographic projects (digital, analogue, or mixed) of 3 to 10 images in response to an open theme. Projects should be accompanied by a title and a short project description/artist statement.
An international jury of photography experts will judge the contest and will nominate one winner and nine finalists.

Our 2024 jury panellists:
Urs Stahel—Writer, Curator at MAST, Lecturer, and Consultant
Katerina Radchenko—Director of Odesa Photo Days, Curator, Artist, Researcher
Ben Harman—Curator and Director of Stills, Edinburgh
Giuseppe Oliverio—Founder and Director PHmuseum + Lab + Days
Julie Bonzon—Art History, Curator, Writer, Founder of The Photographic Collective
Alfio Tommasini—Photographer, Curator, and Art Director of Verzasca Foto Festival

Our goal is to promote an outstanding project and to showcase it in the events lineup of the festival in a solo exhibition.


The winner will be awarded: 2000 Swiss Francs + Solo Exhibition + Board and Lodging in Ticino during the Verzasca Foto Festival (30.08.2024 - 01.09.2024).
Finalists (2nd to 10th place) will receive: Invitation to the Night of Photography (“Notte della Fotografia”) event + Board and Lodging in Ticino during the Verzasca Foto Festival.
All finalists and winners are further promoted on the official Festival online platforms.


The contest is open to all people regardless of nationality or residence. Members of the Verzasca Foto Association, sponsors, jury members, and their relatives are excluded from the competition.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By submitting their projects as an entry to the contest, the participant declares to be the sole and exclusive owner of the uploaded photographs.
All photographs remain exclusive property of the author. The author authorises the organiser (Verzasca Foto Festival – Associazione Verzasca Foto) to use images for non-commercial purpose, to reproduce and publish them by any means, free of charge and without time limit; in particular, but not as a limiting factor, publishing by the organiser may occur on websites, social networks, printed materials (e.g. flyers, posters, catalogues, etc.) related to the promotion of the Verzasca Foto Festival. Wherever possible and in the occasion of usage, the organiser will endeavour to provide the author with full (author’s name, project title, date of image) or partial (author’s name) image credit.


Open Theme