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2021 Prizes


The total prize value is more than € 33,000

Prizes are divided as follows:

» SECTION #1 » SINGLE PHOTOS

URBAN 2021 Single Photos Winner

The winner of the Single Photos section will be selected by the president of the jury Bruce Gilden among the best four contestants of each section (Street / People / Spaces / Creative) during the prize-giving ceremony, Saturday, October 30, 2021, on the occasion of Trieste Photo Days. The prizes will include:

First ranked in each section

The final ranking will be based on the average of the grades given by the members of the jury. The prizes include:

  • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2021, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony (€ 180 value *)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 Self Portrait Course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 199 value)
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal

New Buildings – Matrix4Design special Prize

Chosen by Andrea Boni among the photos marked with the category New Building in the Spaces section. The prizes include:

  • Amazon Gift Card: 500
  • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2021, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony (€ 180 value *)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 365 Days of Photography course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 365 value)
  • 1 JOBY HandyPod Mobile Plus mini smartphone tripod (€ 50 value)
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal + Trophy

“Trieste Science+Fiction” Prize

Chosen by Daniele Trani, Daniele Braida and Lorenzo del Porto among the photos marked with the category Science+Fiction in the Creative section. The prizes include:

  • A five-night stay for two in Trieste in order to attend both the award ceremony at Trieste Photo Days and the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival (€ 450 value *)
  • 1 free pass for Trieste Science+Fiction Festival + 1 kit (bag and catalogue)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 365 Days of Photography course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 365 value)
  • 1 JOBY HandyPod Mobile Plus mini smartphone tripod (€ 50 value)
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal + Trophy

Honourable Mentions

Honourable mentions are assigned by the jury to the most representative photos for each section and thematic area. The prizes include:

  • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2021, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony (€ 180 value *)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal

Remarkable Rewards

Remarkable Rewards are requested by the jury. The prizes include:

  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal

» SECTION #2 » PROJECTS & PORTFOLIOS

URBAN 2021 Projects & Portfolios Winner

The winner of the Projects & Portfolios section will be selected and awarded by Rebecca Norris Webb during the prize-giving ceremony, Saturday, October 24, during Trieste Photo Days. The prizes include:

  • Amazon Gift Card: 1,000
  • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2021, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony (€ 180 value *)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Personal exhibition at “Stelio Crise” Library / Trieste Photo Day 2021 (€ 1,000 value)
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 365 Days of Photography course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 365 value)
  • Interview on Great Big Photography World Podcast offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 300 value)
  • 1 Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW III backpack (€ 130 value)
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal + Trophy

Honourable Mentions

Honourable mentions are requested by the jury. The prizes include:

  • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2021, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony (€ 180 value *)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 Self Portrait Course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 199 value)
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal

» SECTION #3 » URBAN Book Award

URBAN Book Award Winner

The final ranking will be based on the average of the grades given by the members of the jury. The prizes include:

  • Production and publication of the book (€ 2,000 value)
  • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2021, including a two-nights stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony (€ 180 value *)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Personal exhibition at “Stelio Crise” Library / Trieste Photo Day 2021 (€ 1,000 value)
  • 1 365 Days of Photography course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 365 value)
  • Interview on Great Big Photography World Podcast offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 300 value)
  • 1 Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon tripod (€ 335 value)
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal + Trophy

» SECTION # 4 » BRUCE GILDEN SPECIAL AWARD

7-8 projects personally selected by Bruce Gilden. For each winning author:

  • Production and publication of the Book (total value € 2,000)
  • 1 free copy of the Book for each author (to be picked-up at Trieste Photo Days)
  • Group exhibition with Bruce Gilden in Rome at the “Umberto Mastroianni” Gallery, San Salvatore in Lauro Museums!
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal

» URBAN 2021 BEST AUTHOR

The photographer who will rank among the best in several sections, thematic areas and/or categories, giving proof of its clear, definite style, will be declared URBAN 2021 Best Author. The prizes include:

  • Amazon Gift Card: 500
  • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2021, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony (€ 180 value *)
  • An invitation to URBAN 2021 gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days
  • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2021 displaying the works of all the winners
  • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
  • 1 365 Days of Photography course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 365 value)
  • Interview on Great Big Photography World Podcast offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 300 value)
  • 1 Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW III backpack (€ 130 value)
  • 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
  • Medal

* the invitation is valid only on October 29 and 30, 2021, for those who attend the prize-giving ceremony during the festival. Prize cannot be combined or redeemed otherwiseis.

PRIZES OFFERED BY OUR PARTNERS

» Exhibition in Poreč Museum, Croatia (€ 1,000 value)
1 ranked project from the “Projects & Portfolios” section – selected directly by the curators of the museum – will be displayed in Zavičajni muzej Poreštine, in Porec, Istria (Croatia), at the end of July 2021 (tourist peak averaging 120,000 people in the summer time). Moreover, the Museum will release an official certificate of exhibition. The selected author will also be awarded with a free 2 nights stay in Trieste to attend URBAN’s Award Ceremony at Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival.


» Exhibition in “Sartorio” Museum, Trieste, Italy (€ 2,000 value)
4 Semifinalists projects will be selected by a special jury and exhibited in October 2021 at the prestigious Civic Museum “Sartorio” of Trieste, during Trieste Photo Days festival. All selected authors will also be awarded with a free 2 nights stay in Trieste to attend URBAN’s Award Ceremony at Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival.
Selected authors will also receive 1 Self Portrait Course offered by PhotographyCourse.net (€ 199 value).


» PhotographyCourse.net prizes
Our technical partner PhotographyCourse.net will give away


» Fujifilm Italia prize
Our technical partner Fujifilm Italia will be giving away a Fujifilm X100V camera worth over € 1,500 for the Overall Winner of the contest!


» Vitec Imaging Solutions prizes (€ 1,000 value)
Our technical partner Vitec Imaging Solutions will be giving away two Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon tripods, two Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW III backpacks and two JOBY HandyPod Mobile Plus mini smartphone tripods for the winners of URBAN 2021, for a total value of over 1,000 euros.


» Stroppa leather straps (total value € 1.000)
Our technical partner Stroppa will offer its handmade camera straps, one for each Finalist Photographer.


» Free scholarship in Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (€ 1.500 value)
The Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design, Poland (Krakowskie Szkoły Artystyczne) will offer to the URBAN 2021 winner a six-month scholarship to attend the Photography School in English during 2021/2022 school year. The Winner, if unable to attend the course, is free to transfer the scholarship to a third party. Whenever the Winner will renounce the prize, the scholarship will go to the best-ranked author after him/her.

WINNERS EXHIBIT AND AWARD CEREMONY

The highest placing works with be published on the competition’s website and will be displayed in a collective exhibit on October 2021, in Trieste during Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival. The printing of the photos will be the responsibility of dotART. Some of the entered photos may in addition be selected for exhibits in Italy and abroad.

PUBLICATION

» URBAN website
A large selection of the ranked pictures will be published on the gallery page of this website.

» “URBAN unveils the City and its secrets – Vol. 07” photo book
The highest placing works will be admitted to the selection to realize the seventh edition of Urban unveils the City and its secrets. The photo book, edited in September, will be presented during Trieste Photo Days festival the last weekend of October, and distributed by Urban/dotART cultural association.

» Publication onmedia partner’s websites and magazines
TBA.

Main Partners

partner tpd partner mp unicusano

Technical Partners

stroppa parners innovafvg

Media Partners

ilfotografo photographers lounge partner lfi Insomnia Photography partner blow partner quo partners silvershotz isp partner prism cuatroscuro partner tpi apf dng image artofphoto fotopolis spm vphotomag student old fotopalyazat fstop doc partner click magazine partner espacio partners photosofia

Venues

partner aeroporto walraum GALERIJA PRINCIPIJ School of Creative Photography partners OBOK partner alchemia partner betel partner konfederacka partner pierwszy partner pracownia partner szomszed partner partner castro partners bal partner relax partner cameral partner cps partners wavelove partner domliteratury partners wbb partners yaam partners lastriko partners carrots partners restauranpolet partners meduza partners polet partners superiore partners kisuzem partners leniviec