ITALIAN SUSTAINABILITY PHOTO AWARD

GRANT DEADLINE IS
MARCH 20, 2023


The project chosen by the jury will receive a grant of €10,000 and must be completed in Italy, over the course of six months, between May and October 2023.

ITALIAN SUSTAINABILITY PHOTO AWARD

GRANT DEADLINE IS
MARCH 20, 2023


ITALIAN SUSTAINABILITY PHOTO AWARD


ISPA is a photography award that was created in order to tell the story of the world of sustainability in Italy. We are looking for positive stories, courageous solutions and choices that are inspired by sustainability; the photos that are submitted must relate to principles such as conscious growth, hope and innovation.

Entry to ISPA is free and is open to all photographers, whatever their profession or country of origin. ISPA is inspired by ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) values, while the total amount of prize money is €15,000.

 

DEADLINES

GRANT
MARCH 20TH, 2023

SINGLE PHOTO
SEPT. 4TH, 2023

PHOTO STORY
SEPT. 4TH, 2023

PRIZES

10.000 EURO

1.500 EURO

3.500 EURO

THE CATEGORIES



GRANT

Up to five projects to be carried out in Italy may be submitted (together with between 10 and 30 images, taken either in Italy or abroad). They must be accompanied by a text and a development plan, both in English (obligatory) and Italian (optional). The best project will be funded with a grant of 10,000 euros and will be completed over six months between April and October 2023.


SINGLE PHOTO

A maximum of 10 photographs may be submitted, taken in Italy after January 1st 2020, with captions in English (obligatory) and Italian (optional). Single Photos that are also included in Photo Stories are permitted. The best Single Photo will be awarded a prize of 1,500 euros.


PHOTO STORY

A maximum of 10 Photo Stories may be submitted. Each Photo Story must contain between eight and 12 images, accompanied by an explanatory text, in English (obligatory) and Italian (optional). The photos must be accompanied by captions in English (obligatory) and Italian (optional). At least half of the photos presented must have been taken in Italy, after January 1st 2020. The best story will be awarded a prize of 3,500 euros.


Jean Marc Caimi e Valentina Piccinni - Operation Sarno
Jean Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni, Finalist Photo Story 2022




THE THEMES

During the application process photographers will be asked to choose one of the three macro ESG themes to which the single photo, photo story or grant proposal that they are uploading belongs. The three themes are:


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

. Environmental sustainability in all its possible forms, from processes for reducing pollution and harmful emissions, to the production of clean energy; from the balanced management of natural resources, to the disposal and correct recycling of waste, to the complex safeguarding of biodiversity. It is the growing awareness of how the delicate relationship between humanity and the resources all around us is crucial to the future of mankind.


SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

. Everything inherent in respect for human, cultural, social and political rights, gender and inclusion politics, the protection of diversity and minorities, the safeguarding of health and the support of local communities. This category also embraces experiences of increased sharing in the value chain that links governments, businesses, associations and individuals, aimed at supporting reciprocal growth and ensuring the conditions for a dignified life for all are met.


SUSTAINABLE GOVERNANCE

. These are the methods, rules and procedures that sustainably govern and manage social phenomena, institutions, companies, public and private authorities, both large and small. These are stories inspired by good government and far-sighted management that respect the rules, and which forms the basis for positive growth.

Elisabetta Zavoli
Elisabetta Zavoli, Winner Single Photo 2022


 

SPONSOR TECNICI

E PREMI SPECIALI





NIKON - CAPTURE TOMORROW

. The technical partner Nikon will, at its own discretion, award a special “Nikon – Capture Tomorrow” prize to a single photo (or photo story) that best “captures tomorrow”. The prize will consist of a Nikon Z6 camera and a 24-70mm f/4 S lens.

LOWEPRO - AMBASSADOR

. The technical partner Lowepro, at its own discretion, shall offer the role of “Lowepro Ambassador” to one of the winning or finalist photographers. The technical partner shall also provide all winners and finalists in the Single Photo and Photo Story categories with professional Lowepro equipment.



Tomaso Clavarino, Have you ever heard the sound of falling rocks?
Tomaso Clavarino, Winner Grant 2022



 

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