Michela Stigliano and Oğuzhan Hacısalihoğlu joint winners of Trieste Photo Young 2021

The first edition of Trieste Photo Young culminated with the ex aequo victory of Michela Stigliano (Italy) and Oğuzhan Hacısalihoğlu (Turkey), both chosen by photographer Paolo Pellegrin during the live final of the contest, Saturday 30 October at the Auditorium of the Revoltella Museum, as part of the Trieste Photo Days 2021 festival. The contest … Continue reading Michela Stigliano and Oğuzhan Hacısalihoğlu joint winners of Trieste Photo Young 2021

Trieste Photo Young 2021: Semifinals live at Trieste Photo Days

The vote of the knockout phase of Trieste Photo Young 2021 has finally arrived to the Semifinals. Now the challenge moves to Trieste Photo Days! The guests of the festival will vote live on the last two stages of the competition: Semi-finals: Friday 29 October 2021 – Sala Xenia (afternoon – time TBD) Final: Saturday … Continue reading Trieste Photo Young 2021: Semifinals live at Trieste Photo Days

Trieste Photo Young 2021: the photographers competing in the Quarter-Finals

The vote of the knockout phase of Trieste Photo Young 2021 proceeds! The Round of 16 has just ended: below we publish the photographers that the jury took to the Quarter-Finals. As usual, we wish everyone a sincere good luck! Quarter-Finals: matches Round of 16: results Trieste Photo Young 2021 is a free contest dedicated … Continue reading Trieste Photo Young 2021: the photographers competing in the Quarter-Finals

Trieste Photo Young 2021: the photographers competing in the Round of 16

The vote of the knockout phase of Trieste Photo Young 2021 proceeds! The round of 32 has just ended: below we publish the photographers that the jury took to the Round of 16. As usual, we wish everyone a sincere good luck! Round of 16: matches Round of 32: results Trieste Photo Young 2021 is … Continue reading Trieste Photo Young 2021: the photographers competing in the Round of 16

Trieste Photo Young 2021: here are the 32 photos that access the Round of 32!

The first voting phase of Trieste Photo Young 2021 has ended! Our jury voted the 373 selected photos, randomly distributed in 16 groups. Now we enter the heart of the competition, the knockout phase: the first 2 ranked photos for each group will compete in a series of matches according to this bracket. Here are … Continue reading Trieste Photo Young 2021: here are the 32 photos that access the Round of 32!

Trieste Photo Young 2021: 373 selected photos out of almost 1,000 enter the Group stage!

Submissions for the Trieste Photo Young 2021 are now officially closed. It’s been the first edition of a free contest dedicated to photographers under 30, promoted by the Italian cultural association dotART with the support of the Pietro Pittini Foundation and in collaboration with the PAG – Youth Area Project of the Municipality of Trieste, … Continue reading Trieste Photo Young 2021: 373 selected photos out of almost 1,000 enter the Group stage!

Trieste Photo Days presents

Trieste Photo Young 2021

Trieste Photo Young is a new FREE contest dedicated to photographers under 30, promoted by the cultural association dotART along with the assistance of “Fondazione Pietro Pittini” and in collaboration with PAG – Progetto Area Giovani (Municipality of Trieste), within the international festival Trieste Photo Days 2021.

Trieste Photo Young aims to discover, support and reward young photographers by offering them a prestigious exhibition space during the eighth edition of Trieste Photo Days, which will take place over the weekend, from the 28th to the 31st of October 2021, and will host giants of photography like Bruce Gilden, Paolo Pellegrin and Francesco Cito.

This will be an innovative and exciting contest divided into two parts: the first stage consists of a group stage while the second one is a knockout stage, along the lines of the World Cup. You can follow the evolution of the contest on this website, where the classifications will be published and updated as the jury votes.

The contest will continue online until the quarters, while the semi-finals and the final will take place live during the Trieste Photo Days, where the jury will decide the winning photo.

Several prizes up for grabs offered by the Fondazione Pietro Pittini:

  • The four semi-finalists will be hosted in Trieste to attend the final.
  • The winner will be awarded an Amazon voucher of 500 €.
  • The 32 photos ranked in the Sixteenth Round will be exhibited from October 26th to November 7th 2021 at the collective exhibition Trieste Photo Young 2021 in a venue to be defined.

Moreover, our partner PhotographyCourse.net will give away:

  • 4 of their pioneer course, the 365 Days of Photography Course, for a total value of € 1,460!

Submissions are open from 4th of June to 4th of July 2021 11th of July 2021 NEW DEADLINE! Registration is reserved for under-30s and is completely free, as is participation in the exhibition if selected.

To participate and to upload your photos just sign up on the association platform my.exhibitaround.com

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Need more info? Write to info@triestephotodays.com


Fondazione Pietro Pittini helps young people and those in need by giving them a chance to emancipate and develop their potential. In collaboration with our partners, we offer a wide range of activities, including educational and working growth as well as social and cultural support. We are very close to the concept of venture philanthropy and we operate as strategic philanthropy to support our community the best we can, with the purpose to maximise the social benefit”