Trieste Photo Days presents

Trieste Photo Young 2021

Trieste Photo Young is a new 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 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. 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

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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”