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Deadline: May 31, 2019
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: € 12 - € 50

URBAN 2019 Photo Awards

URBAN 2019 Photo Awards

URBAN Photo Awards is a world wide photo contest that has come to its 10th edition. URBAN looks for talent and quality both among professional and amateur photographers, offering them an international platform from which to get noticed.

More than € 10,000 in prize value: € 1,500 for the Winner Overall chosen by the President of the Jury Martin Parr, € 1,000 for the first portfolio, € 500 for the Best Author, one Winners’ Exhibition at Trieste Photo Days 2019 festival, one exhibition at Poreč Museum (Croatia) for 3 selected projects, Winner’s gala dinner at Trieste Photo Days with Martin Parr, Nick Turpin and festival’s guests, a lot of prizes offered by the contest’s partners, publication on photo magazines and on the fifth volume of “URBAN unveils the City and its secrets”.

URBAN 2019 is divided into two sections dedicated to Urban Photography. “Single Photos”, with 4 thematic areas (Streets, People, Spaces, Creative), and “Projects & Portfolios” where each participant can submit a series of images oriented to show his or her idea through photographs.

Works must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2019 and will be selected by a prestigious Jury chaired by Martin Parr, British street photographer and member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency.

As president of the jury, Martin Parr will be guest of honour at the sixth edition of Trieste Photo Days where he will personally choose the Winner Overall of URBAN 2019 and will reward him during the awards ceremony of the contest on Saturday, October 26 2019. In addition, Martin Parr will host a not to be missed conference during Trieste Photo Days.

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, Warsaw, Raciborz and Gliwice), Hungary (Budapest, Pécs and Miskolc), Germany (Berlin and Hamburg), Serbia (Beograd), Austria (Klagenfurt), Cyprus (Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia), Latvia (Riga), Croatia (Poreč and Rijeka), Slovenia (Koper), Ukraine (Sumy), Colombia (Bucaramanga) and Italy (Milan, Venice, Trieste and Rome).

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: » SECTION #1 » THEMED PHOTOS

URBAN 2019 Winner Overall
• Amazon Voucher: 1.500 €
• URBAN 2019 Trophy – Martin Parr
• Think Tank Retrospective® 7 V2.0 – Pinestone bag (€ 164 value)
• Blow Photo magazine issues (225 € value)
• 6 month scholarship at Krakow School of Art, Poland
• 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
• Medal
• Plus the First Ranked prizes

First Ranked in each thematic area
• Guest of Honor at Trieste Photo Days 2019 + 2 free nights for 2 in Trieste (€ 160 value*) for URBAN Photo Awards Final Ceremony
• Guest of Honor at the gala dinner with Martin Parr and Nick Turpin
• Winner’s Exhibition at Trieste Photo Days 2019
• Publication: online and on a photographic volume
• 1 Think Tank StoryTeller 10 bag (€ 85 value) or TurnStyle® 20 V2.0 – Blue Indigo (€ 99 value)
• 3 Blow Photo magazine issues (75 € value)
• 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
• Medal

Honorable Mentions (8)
• Guest of Honor at Trieste Photo Days 2019 + 2 free nights for 2 in Trieste (€ 160 value*) for URBAN Photo Awards Final Ceremony
• Guest of Honor at the gala dinner with Martin Parr, Nick Turpin and the Festival’s staff
• Winner’s Exhibition at Trieste Photo Days 2019
• Publication: online and on a photographic volume
• 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
• 1 Think Tank Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket™ – Black (€ 16 value)
• Medal

» SECTION #2 » PROJECTS, PORTFOLIOS & SERIES

First Ranked
• Amazon Voucher: 1.000 €
• Guest of Honor at Trieste Photo Days 2019 + 2 free nights for 2 in Trieste (€ 160 value*) for URBAN Photo Awards Final Ceremony
• Guest of Honor at the gala dinner with Martin Parr and Nick Turpin
• Winner’s Exhibition at Trieste Photo Days 2019
• Publication: online and on a photographic volume
• 1 Think Tank Spectral™ 10 bag (€ 120 value)
• 3 Blow Photo magazine issues (75 € value)
• 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
• Medal

Honorable Mentions (2)
• Guest of Honor at Trieste Photo Days 2019 + 2 free nights for 2 in Trieste (€ 160 value*) for URBAN Photo Awards Final Ceremony
• Guest of Honor at the gala dinner with Martin Parr and Nick Turpin
• Winner’s Exhibition at Trieste Photo Days 2019
• Publication: online and on a photographic volume
• 1 Stroppa strap (€ 33 value)
• 1 Think Tank Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket™ – Black (€ 16 value)
• Medal

» URBAN 2019 BEST AUTHOR
• Amazon Voucher: 500 €
• Guest of Honor at Trieste Photo Days 2019 + 2 free nights for 2 in Trieste (€ 160 value*) for URBAN Photo Awards Final Ceremony
• Guest of Honor at the gala dinner with Martin Parr and Nick Turpin
• Winner’s Exhibition at Trieste Photo Days 2019
• Publication: online and on a photographic volume
• 1 Think Tank Vision 13 – Graphite bag (€ 130 value)
• 3 Blow Photo magazine issues (75 € value)
• 1 Stroppa strap (33 € value)
• Medal

* The prize consists in a 1-night stay for 2 people only on October 25-26, 2019 during Trieste Photo Days festival. On that weekend there will be URBAN Photo Awards Final Ceremony. If the winner is unable to come to Trieste he will not be able to redeem the prize differently.


» Exhibition in Poreč Museum, Croatia (€ 1.000 value)
3 ranked projects from the “Projects & Portfolios” section – selected directly by the curators of the museum – will be displayed in Zavičajni muzej Poreštine, in Porec, Istria (Croatia), in Summer 2019 (tourist peak averaging 120,000 people in the summer time). Moreover, the Museum will release an official certificate of exhibition.

» 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 the URBAN 2019 winner a six-month scholarship to attend the Photography School in English during 2020/2021 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. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The Author, whose name will always be attributed to the work, maintains in any case his/her moral rights in regard to the work, in addition to the intellectual property rights to the same. USAGE RIGHTS: The participant, in regard to all of his/her ranked works, grants to dotART a complete, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use. The association dotART reserves the right to use them within the scope of its own non-profit associational activities after sending an official communication to the author.

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