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Juried Show or Competition


Deadline October 10, 2023
Location Rome , Italy


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
Sponsored Prizes:
CSF Adams Prize - portfolio review and workshop
The Docks Prize - publication of an interview of the winner on their website


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.

Announcement of the winners: Autumn 2023
Announcement of the Exhibition Prize winners: Spring 2024
Passepartout Annual Exhibition: Autumn 2024
Curator: Roberta Fuorvia
Artistic Director: Olmo Amato

Organized by: Il Varco Srls
Partner gallery: 28 Piazza di Pietra – Fine Art Gallery (Rome, Italy)
Partners: Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia (CSF) Adams, Fuori Gamut – officina di stampa fine art, Greyout Studio, Rosini Cornici.
Media Partner: Yogurt Magazine, Panzoo, The Docks, Uozzart, Unfolding Roma.

Instagram: Passepartout Photo Prize (@passepartoutphotoprize)
Twitter: (@PhotoPrize)
Contact: [email protected]

How to Participate



This opportunity has been submitted by Marina Rossi. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZE with questions or for more information.