Passepartout Photo Prize (“Passepartout”) was initiated by Il Varco srls in 2020 as a photography
contest to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers.
Passepartout aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world
by providing 500 euros in a monetary award to a winner of each edition, sponsored awards,
exhibition opportunities in a fine art gallery in Rome (Italy), and publication opportunities in the
annual catalogue for selected outstanding photographers.
Passepartout is open to both professional and amateur photographers from all nationality, gender
and age. Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and
experimental processes) are accepted.
The contest has no theme. Both individual authors and collectives can participate. You can enter
both single images and projects consisting of multiple images.
All photographers must submit their work from the submission form on Passepartout website
(https://www.passepartoutprize.com/form-view/2) by July 26th
, 2021, with digital files. Physical prints are not accepted as part of Passepartout. Digital images submitted should be saved as .jpg,
in sRGB format max 4MB per file, max long side length 2000px.
Files must be named as followed:
name and surname of the photographer, sequential number, title of the work (if present) separated by underscores.
(e.g. Bill Williams_01_The Rain.jpeg)
No signature, stamp or any other identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry. All the images
that have a watermark will be automatically excluded from the contest.
The submission fee is 18 Euros and allows the submission up to 3 images. Additional images up to
7 in total may be submitted with an additional fee of 4 Euros per image.
You may enter your work of single images and/or multiple images from one project. When
submitting a multiple-image project, please describe the project details in the entry form.
Once the submission of images and the payment of the fee are completed, you will receive a
confirmation email. If there is any problem with the submission, you will be contacted by
USE AND OWNERSHIP OF IMAGES
Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by
Passepartout shall carry the photographer’s credit line. Use may include publication in any
Passepartout media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to
Passepartout may be used by Passepartout for marketing and promotional purposes including in
any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the Contest.
Passepartout declines any responsibility in copyright infringement and/or unauthorized references
to photographed subjects including people, objects, and organizations portrayed within.
1. Winner of Passepartout 3rd Edition
One winner of Passepartout will be chosen by the vote of the jury (more information about the
jury, visit https://www.passepartoutprize.com/jury/). The winner will be awarded 500 Euros
(“Prize”) and announced by September 2021.
The Prize will be given in a form of work performance fee. Depending on the country of residence
of the winner, the amount may be subjected to taxation by law. Any tax or transaction cost will be
subtracted from the Prize. The payment of the Prize will be made within 90 days from the
announcement of the winner.
2. Sponsored Awards
rd Edition includes following additional prizes, and the recipients of sponsored
awards will be announced by September 2021.
a) Fuori Gamut Award – awarded by Fuori Gamut – Officina di Stampa Fine Art
(www.fuorigamut.it) with a large-format fine art print of your work.
b) CSF Adams Award – awarded by CSF Adams Photography School (www.csfadams.it)
with an invitation to a photography workshop and portfolio review.
3. Online Gallery
Selected works of entrants who passed the primary review will be featured at online galleries on
the Passepartout website and Instagram feed for a permanent view.
4. Annual Catalogue
The best works of the participants of the two editions of 2021 (3rd and 4th editions) will be
published on the annual catalogue of Passepartout.
The catalogue will feature:
– A focus on the first prize winners of the 2 editions of 2021.
– The exhibition participants and the sponsored prize winners.
– Additional works picked by the curator.
Those selected for the catalogue will be announced in Spring 2022 and will be contacted
The catalogue will be published online and downloadable to all free of charge.
Catalogue link 2020: https://www.passepartoutprize.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/WEB_PASSEPARTOUE-CATALO
5. Annual Exhibition
Selected works of Passepartout finalists will be exhibited in Passepartout Annual Exhibition
(“Exhibition”) in 2022, a collective showcase of the photographers participating in 3
editions of Passepartout. The Exhibition participants (“Participants”) and works to be exhibited will
be selected by the jury. The Exhibition of this edition will be hosted by Gallery 28 Piazza di Pietra
(“Gallery”), a fine art gallery specialized in contemporary art of both emerging and established
international artists. Located in the heart of Rome and integrated the ancient ruin of the Temple
of Hadrian into its structure, the Gallery not only attracts local and international art collectors but
also creates a unique space connecting art and culture where the power of artworks can be
amplified. The Gallery has a particular focus in photographic medium and has hosted various solo
and collective exhibitions in the past. For more information about the Gallery, visit
Passepartout announces the Participants by Spring 2022 and they will be contacted individually for
More information available here.
Apply until 14/11/2021
Call for Artists, Grant, Opportunities
Apply until 31/10/2021
Artist in Residence, Opportunities
Apply until 04/10/2021