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The Italian Sustainability Photo Award is a photography award created to tell the world about sustainability in Italy and is inspired by the values expressed via the acronym ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), typically used in the economics/financial sector and synonymous with commitment, innovation and awareness. The photographic material submitted (individual photos, photo stories, or projects for the grant category) must fall within one of these three themes.
Free and open to everyone, no matter where they're from or what they do, the ISPA award was created to tell stories of positivity, brave solutions and choices inspired by the world of sustainability. The photographs submitted should be inspired by principles such as conscious growth, hope, innovation, and the quest for solutions.
A jury made up of photographers, photo editors and international journalists will choose the best Single Photo, the best Photo Story and the best project, which will receive a Grant of €10,000 to finance its development.
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.
A maximum of 10 photographs may be submitted, taken in Italy after January 1st 2019, 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.
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 1 st 2019. The best story will be awarded a prize of 3,500 euros.
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 2022.