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Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: 25€

2nd International Photography Prize Mondo Galeria

2nd International Photography Prize Mondo Galeria

Open call for the


aiming to discover new talent in the world of contemporary photography creation.

MONDO GALERIA presents the second edition of its INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE MONDO GALERIA with the goal to find new talent in the world of photography.

The theme for this contest will be “Truth”, focusing on photography narrative through a group of images. The contestants will have to provide a portfolio of work formed of 5 to 10 original photographs and an introduction text outlining their concept.


TRUTH by Johnny Toss

Everything revolves around a “truth” but the truth is not something established although it is pretended to be.
The truth or our truth depends on how we perceive the universe, something can be true and not be true at the same time. Truth is a word invented and deformed by humanity. It’s like the absolute shackle of what you must believe to not to be outside. To absorb and to project our truth on a galaxy is the way to make that truth universal, it is the way to break with established norms and be a rational part of the nothingness of that truth that represents us.

Truth is the biggest lie that we have believed.

What is your truth?


To broaden our selection criteria we have formed a jury of professiolnals from around the world who specialized in different fields of photography.

The jury members are:

Anna Planas (ex Magnum Photos, art director at Temple Gallery in Paris, France)
Elise Foster Vander Elst (curator and co-director of FOCUS photography festival in Mumbai, India)
María Ares (director of MUST Gallery Lugano, Suitzerland)
Andrea Santolaya (spanish photographer based in Madrid, Spain)
Danila Ipri (independent curator co-founder of Kooness, Italy)
Maria Vittoria Baravelli (independent curator, contributor/writer for IL FOTOGRAFO, Milano, Italy)
Xavi Férriz (Director/writer Amante Magazine, Madrid, Spain)
Diego Alonso (independent curator, director of MONDO GALERIA, Madrid, Spain)

All submissions will be reviewed by the jury and graded through a 3 steps voting system, until 1 winner and 9 runners up are selected.

Winners portfolio will be featured on Amante Magazine.

1 of the 9 runners up will be selected for a portfolio review by Periscope|Photoscouting team.

The winner will have a solo exhibition at MONDO GALERIA – Madrid – during PHOTOESPAÑA 2018 festival.

1 image selected from each of the 9 runners up will be presented at MONDO GALERIA – Madrid – during the period of that exhibition.

Deadline for submissions is 15th March 2018 at 24hs (Madrid time, CET, UTC/GMT +1 hour).

The winner will be announced on April 1st 2018.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The following prizes will be given:
1.1 FIRST PRIZE: SOLO EXHIBITION AT MONDO GALERIA during the month of photography in Madrid with PHOTOESPAÑA FESTIVAL 2018.
a. The winner ́s 3 best photographs will be produced and exhibited in a SOLO show at the closing of the Ist INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE MONDO GALERIA at MONDO GALERIA Madrid from 15th June 2018.
b. One (1) of those photographs will be chosen as the image to promote the exhibition, printed and in digital format.
c. PRODUTION OF THE WORKS: The works produced for the show will become property of the artist.
d. The Winners work will be published on Amante Magazine featuring images selected by his editor.
1.2 SECOND PRIZES: nine (9) exhibition prizes
a. At least one (1) photograph from each of the remaining 9 selected artists will take part digitally in a group exhibition at MONDO GALERIA, in June 2018.
1.3 The artworks exhibited at MONDO GALERIA will be sold to the public with normal conditions at a public price agreed between the gallery and the artist from where MONDO GALERIA will keep 50% as selling comission and the artist the remaining 50%.
1.4 One of the 10 winners will be selected for an online Portfolio Review by the team of Periscope|Photoscouting. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: 10.1 The participants are responsible for the legal issues related to intellectual property of the submitted images.
10.2 By participating in this Prize the participant grants that:
- a. He/she is the author of each of the submitted images.
- b. He/she is the owner of the copyright of the submitted images.
- c. He/she is responsible for the people appearing on the images and any legal issue on this matter will be his/her entirely responsibility. The organizers won ́t be in any case responsible of any breach of the law regarding this. MONDO GALERIA won ́t be responsible in any circunstances of breaking the vigent law in this matters.
10.3 Under no circumstances will the author rights cease to be property of the author USAGE RIGHTS: -Photographs will be solely used for presenting the works on the website of the prize and for the jury to see them for voting.
-Winners photographs will be use for exhibiting them at MONDO GALERIA and for promoting that exhibition as estipulated on Terms and Conditions.

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