About the contest

Il Varco invites you to join the Passepartout Photo Prize, an international photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers.

 

Our mission is to be your “Passe-partout” – which means a master key and also a framing method to enhance the power of the artwork within.

 

Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities and more. This is a perfect platform to start your career in contemporary art and photography industries on an international scale.

 

Every year we will announce multiple calls for entries and select a winner of each edition who will be awarded 500 euros. Plus, all the participants will have another chance to be selected for our annual collective exhibition and the annual catalogue

 

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.

 

Passepartout embraces 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.

 

The annual exhibition will take place in Rome (Italy) for two weeks to be seen. The exhibition will be hosted by 28 Piazza di Pietra Gallery, an international fine art 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.

AWARDS

Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros
Exhibition Prize: Participation in our collective annual exhibition in Rome (Italy)
Catalogue Prize: Featuring in our annual publication
Sponsored Prizes:
Fuori Gamut Prize – Large-format print of your work
CSF Adams Prize – Portfolio review and workshop

INFO

Earlybird Entry fee: 18 euros (for 3 photographs) – you can submit up to 7 photographs with additional 4 euros per piece.
Earlybird Deadline: November 8th, 2021
Entry fee: 22 euros (for 3 photographs) – you can submit up to 7 photographs with additional 4 euros per piece.
Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2022
Theme: Open theme – photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes) are accepted.

TIMELINE

Sept 28st, SUBMISSION OPENING

November 8th, 2021 EARLYBIRD DEADLINE

Jan 14th, 2022 SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Final Review – the jury selects the prize recipients

February 2022, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS
Prize winners will be published on our website and social networks

Spring 2022, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE  CATALOGUE AND EXHIBITION WINNERS
Catalogue and Exhibition Prize Winners will be announced on our website

2022 Spring, PASSEPARTOUT ANNUAL CATALOGUE RELEASE

2022 Fall, PASSEPARTOUT ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Organized by: Il Varco Srls
Partner gallery: 28 Piazza di Pietra – Fine Art Gallery (Rome, Italy)
Partners:
Rosini Cornici
Centro Sperimentale di fotografia CSF Adams
Fuori Gamut – officina di stampa fine art
Greyout Studio
Media partner:
Gup