Nera di Verzasca Prize 2022

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Nera di Verzasca Prize 2022

Nera di Verzasca Prize 2022 now is over!

Nera di Verzasca Prize 2022: Verzasca Foto Festival recently has started accepting entries for its Nera di Verzasca 2022, international competition and an annual event, inviting all amateur and professional photographers to participate.

Short description

Verzasca Foto Festival is accepting entries for its 2022 Nera di Verzasca Prize international annual photography competition and invites all amateur and professional photographers to participate.

The Verzasca Foto Festival is an annual event that offers open air exhibitions, photo nights with live music, meetings and portfolio reviews by professional photographers.

The festival aims to promote emerging international photographers and to support visual arts in Southern Switzerland, by giving free space through connection and dialogues with nature, offering access to different forms of expression and ways of visual storytelling.

Submission requirements:

The choice of the theme is open. Every participant can submit a personal photo story with minimum 3 and maximum 10 images.

Both analogical (scanned from negative or slide) and digital images are allowed. Participants must own the original files.

Who may enter?

The contest is open to all people who have reached the age of 18 by the 11th of March 2022, regardless of nationality or residence.


One 1st place prize winner will be awarded 2,000 Swiss Francs, a solo exhibition from the 3rd September to 3rd October 2022 in the Verzasca Valley, Switzerland and will be invited to the 2022 Verzasca Foto Festival. The organizers will also invite the 10 finalists to show their work during the festival + free board and lodging during the four days of the festival (please note that lodging is depending on the sanitary situation).

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