Deadline: 31 May 2023. The cultural association dotART, based in Trieste, Italy, is organising the 14th edition of URBAN Photo Awards contest. The contest is open to everybody and organised into 4 sections: Single Photos (4 thematic areas: Streets, People, Spaces, Creative),Projects & Portfolios, URBAN Book Award and URBAN Photo Arena (Trieste Photo Young). Contestants can participate in more than one section at the same time.
The general theme of the contest is Urban Life: Urban Photography. The theme delves into modernity through all kinds of photography set in the fabric of the city.
At the heart of the contest is the City, the urban environment and the humanity living there: the everyday life of big cities and small towns, the contrasts and the contradictions between the city and the countryside, the aesthetic views, the architectural geometries, fragments of colour breaking up the greyness of the city. Real, immediate images, able to recount the City and its stories.
Special guests of this year will be Alec Soth, an American photographer and member of Magnum Photos, and Jérôme Sessini, a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos.
Alec Soth and Jérôme Sessini, together with Kadir van Lohuizen, a Dutch photographer and NOOR Images Member, Tatsuo Suzuki, a Japanese photographer, and many others will be part of the jury of this edition of URBAN 2023 and will be guests of honor at the tenth edition of Trieste Photo Days to personally announce and award the winners of the competition and hold exclusive talks.
The URBAN Photo Awards exhibitions will culminate at Trieste Photo Days 2023, which hosts the awards ceremony, the final exhibition of the contest and a series of personal and collective exhibitions of the best photos and classified projects.
URBAN Photo Awards each year sees thousands of photos competing and hundreds of participants from all over the world. It is an ever-growing international contest, one of the few to “cross the boundaries” of the web, offering photographers real visibility through dozens of photographic exhibitions in the prestigious frames of Trieste Photo Days.
URBAN’s 2023 total prize value of € 24.000 will include:
€ 2.000 for the winner of the Single Photos category, € 2.000 for the first Portfolio, € 500 for the winner of Book Award, € 500 for the winner of New Buildings, € 800 for the winner of URBAN Photo Arena, € 500 for the winner of Press Award .
Production and publication of the book for the URBAN Book Award Winner and many other prize, like collective and personal exhibitions, invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2023, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony and gala dinner invitation during the festival. As well as Publication, both online and in a photographic book, Stroppa straps, trophies and medals
Photo Contest Website: https://www.urbanphotoawards.com/en/rules-2023/