Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by awarding 1,000 euros in monetary prizes every year, organizing exhibition
in a fine art gallery in the heart of Rome, publication in our partners’ magazines, and providing other opportunities for international exposure.
What makes our contest unique is that we collaborate with various professionals in the contemporary art and photography industries. Our jury is a diverse blend of photographers, editors, gallerists, curators and educators that bring kaleidoscopic perspectives into our selection process.
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. AI-generated images as a part of the photographic process are accepted.
The application is open to photographers from all over the world without any age limit. We embrace 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.
Annual exhibition will take place in Rome, Italy, every autumn. The exhibition will be hosted by 28 Piazza di Pietra Fine Art Gallery, an international gallery specialising 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.
Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros
Exhibition Prize: Participation in our collective annual exhibition in Rome (Italy)
CSF Adams Prize – Portfolio review and workshop
The Docks Prize – Publication on their online magazine
Early Bird entry fee: 20 euro (3 images. We accept up to 10 images with additional 4 euro per piece)
Early Bird deadline: June 6th, 2023
Entry fee: 25 euros (3 images. We accept up to 10 images with additional 4 euro per piece)
Final deadline: October 10th, 2023
Theme: Open theme – photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film, experimental and AI-generated images as a part of the photographic process ) are accepted.
May 5th , 2023 CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN
June 6th, 2023 EARLY BIRD DEADLINE
October 10th, 2023 FINAL DEADLINE
Final Review – the jury selects the prize recipients
Autumn 2023 , ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS
Prize winners will be published on our website and social networks
Spring 2024, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EXHIBITION WINNERS
Exhibition Prize Winners will be announced on our website
Autumn 2024, PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZE ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Organized by: Il Varco Srls
Partner gallery: 28 Piazza di Pietra – Fine Art Gallery (Rome, Italy)
Centro Sperimentale di fotografia CSF Adams
Fuori Gamut – officina di stampa fine art