Starts today URBAN PHOTO AWARDS 8th edition. Italian artist Maurizio Galimberti will be Jury President
In the name of love for photography St. Valentine’s Day has been chosen for the current edition of International Photo Awards URBAN contest starting.
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 Internet offering to photographers real visibility through dozens of international photo exhibitions. Only in 2016 URBAN realized 32 exhibitions displaying about 700 pictures. Behind it all, there is always the pursue of enhancement of photographic talent and 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 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.
Pictures will be judged by a prestigious international Jury where Maurizio Galimberti will be the President who will select and award URBAN 2017 Winner at the end of October during Trieste Photo Days 2017, 4th edition of an international festival in which there will be exhibited the best pictures of the contest other than the Winners.
Total prize money is more than 4.000 € ( 1.300 € for the Winner). There will also be other prizes offered by URBAN’s partners. Best photos will be published on URBAN unveils the City and its secrets photobook vol. 03.
Other than regular prizes, URBAN gives the chance to 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).
Subscriptions are open until May 31st, 2017 on www.urbanphotoawards.com