Verzasca Foto Festival Awards ends 2 May 2024

Deadline: 2 May 2024. 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.

Photo Contest Website: