URBAN International Photo Awards 2017, Now Open For Entries . . .

. . . The URBAN International Photo Awards 2017, an international stage for photographers, is now open for entries. Italian artist Maurizio Galimberti will be Jury President and a total prize fund of 4,000 euros (1300 euros to the winner), is up for grabs . . .

Submissions now open to the URBAN 2017 Photo Awards, international contest organized by Italian cultural association dotART, together with media partners Photographers.it and Sprea Fotografia.

Urban 2017 Photo Awards + Exhibition 14 February - 31 May 2017 Kevin Shelley Street Photography Blog UK

Now in its eighth edition, URBAN sees every year thousands of participating pictures and hundreds of participants from all over the world. It is an always growing international contest, one of the very few that goes “over the boundaries” of the Internet offering to photographers real visibility through dozens of international photo exhibitions.

In 2016, URBAN realized 32 exhibitions displaying about 700 pictures. Behind it all, there is always the pursuit of enhancement of photographic talent and it’s quality.

URBAN 2017 is divided into two sections dedicated to Urban Photography, a theme that explores the contemporary through all forms of photography based in the urban fabric. The common denominator is the City, the urban environment and the humanity that populates it. The first section is “Themed Photos” (with 7 thematic areas: Street Photography, Architecture, Social City, Urban Art, Transport, Green Life, Visions). The second is “Projects & Portfolios” where each participant can submit a series of images oriented to show his or her idea through photographs.

To take part, just follow the instructions on www.urbanphotoawards.com

Works must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2017 and will be selected by a prestigious Jury composed by Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti (Jury President, international photographer and artist famous for its Polaroid mosaics), Monika Bulaj (photographer, reporter and filmmaker), Denis Curti (“Casa dei Tre Oci” museum in Venice art director), Elena Uljančić-Veki (director of Poreč Museum, Croatia), Aida Muluneh (Ethiopian photographer and founder of Addis Foto Fest, the biggest African photo festival), Angelo Cucchetto (founder of Photographers.it and Trieste Photo Days art director), Polish street photographer Ania Klosek, Indian naturalist photographer Rathika Ramsamy, Bob Patterson (Street Photography Magazine editor), Grzegorz Kosmala (doc! magazine photo editor), Karol Liver (Irish photographer and founder and chief editor of Prism Magazine) and other artists that will be announced shortly.

As Jury President, Maurizio Galimberti will choose and award the URBAN 2017 Winner at the end of October during Trieste Photo Days 2017, international photography festival organized by dotART. The festival, now in its fourth edition, has in URBAN it’s main “cultural container” and will host the awards ceremony, the final exhibition of the contest, and a series of exhibitions, personal and collective, of the best photos and classified projects.

The total prize money is more than € 4,000 (€ 1,300 for the Winner). There will also be other prizes offered by URBAN’s technical partners. The best photos will be published on URBAN unveils the city and its secrets photobook.

Other than regular prizes, URBAN gives the chance for the best ranked photographers to enter its tour of travelling photo exhibitions, the real and tangible value of this contest. Since 2011 URBAN has setup exhibitions in Poland (Krakow, Łódź and Warsaw), Hungary (Budapest, Pécs and Miskolc), Germany (Berlin), Cyprus (Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia), Latvia (Riga), Croatia (Poreč), Slovenia (Koper), Ukraine (Sumy), Colombia (Bucaramanga) and Italy (Trieste and Rome).

Entries are open until May 31st, 2017.

For further information and to enter, please visit Urban Photo Awards

And their Facebook and Twitter pages at:

Urban Photo Contest – Facebook

Urban Photo Contest – Twitter

Author: Kevin Shelley

Street Photography. Narrow Boat Documentaries. eBooks. Blog. Reviews cameras. Develops film.

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