Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by awarding 1,000 euros in monetary prizes every year, organizing exhibition in a fine art gallery in the heart of Rome, publication in the annual catalogue as well as in our partners’ magazines, and providing other opportunities for international exposure. 

What makes our contest unique is that we collaborate with various professionals in the contemporary art and photography industries. Our jury is a diverse blend of photographers, editors, gallerist, curator and educators that bring kaleidoscopic perspectives into our selection process. 

It is an open theme contest. Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes, digital collages and other mixed media) are accepted.

The application is open to photographers from all over the world without any age limit. We embrace innovative and original approaches to contemporary photography. We welcome various artistic languages applied to the photographic image, including, but not limited to, experimentation and fusion of different genres.

This year’s exhibition will take place in Rome, Italy, in September 2022. The exhibition will be hosted by 28 Piazza di Pietra Fine Art Gallery, an international gallery specialized in contemporary art of both emerging and established international artists. The gallery is located in the historic center of Rome where local and international visitors and art collectors gather. This modern gallery beautifully integrated and built on the ancient ruin of the Hadrian Temple structure is an impeccable site to display artworks of many genres.


Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros

Exhibition Prize: participation in our collective annual exhibition in Rome, Italy

Catalogue Prize: publication in our annual catalogue

Sponsored Prizes:

Yogurt Magazine Prize – publication of the winning work in their online magazine

CSF Adams Prize – portfolio review and workshop

The Docks Prize – publication of an interview of the winner on their website


Early Bird entry fee: 18 euro (3 images. We accept up to 10 images with additional 4 euro per piece)

Earls Bird deadline: April 25th, 2022
Entry fee: 22 euros  (3 images. We accept up to 10 images with additional 4 euro per piece)

Final deadline: July 4th, 2022

Theme: Open theme – photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes) are accepted.

Announcement of the winners:  September 2022

Announcement of the Exhibition Prize and Catalogue Prize winners: Spring 2023

Passepartout Annual Exhibition:  Fall 2023

Jury: Richard Tuschman, Erik Vroons, Francesco Rombaldi, Maria Clara Macrì, Sakie Miura, Luisa Briganti, Francesca Anfosso, Marco Spatuzza

Curator: Roberta Fuorvia

Artistic Director: Olmo Amato

Organized by: Il Varco Srls

Partner gallery: 28 Piazza di Pietra – Fine Art Gallery (Rome, Italy)

Partners: Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia (CSF) Adams, Fuori Gamut – officina di stampa fine art, Greyout Studio, Rosini Cornici.

Media Partner: GUP Magazine, Yogurt Magazine, Panzoo, The Docks, Uozzart, Unfolding Roma.


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