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 Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards
 Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards

Sun, Dec 31


Fee: Yes / Prize: Exposure

Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards

Category: Several Categories. We are welcome to launch our 5th edition of Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards dedicated to the photographic project in 5 categories!

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Deadline / Fee / Prize:

Dec 31, 2023, 9:50 PM

Fee: Yes / Prize: Exposure


We are welcome to launch our 5th edition of Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards dedicated to the photographic project in 5 categories

We are looking to reward photographers who have distinguished themselves with:

  • the high quality of their research,
  • the ability to convey meaningful messages with their work,
  • the strength to go deeper on those issues most important to society,
  • and who open the language and the narrative form to other perspectives.

We have chosen specific categories and topics. We are aware that there are different and alternative approaches today to the photographic medium and the production of images, and we welcome a variety of photographic modalities (linguistic, structural, formal and expressive) through which these issues are addressed. We care about the depth of intuitive thinking as much as the strength and coherence of the proposal. Discover the 30 photographers featured on the Catalog of Urbanautica Institute Awards (almost 250 pages with great photographic works and insightful texts). This is our favorite and probably our most important publication! Moreover our Annual Institute Awards Contest is an observatory and archive of ideas, perspectives, arguments, criticisms, awareness, and possibilities. A precious mine from which we regularly draw inspiration for our writings, reviews and publications.

Awards categories are:

1. Representations of Space, Architecture and Conflicts 2. Nature, Environment and Perspectives 3. Memories and Traditions 4. People and Communities 5. Anthropology and Territories


We are the Jury! In the past ten years, Urbanautica Institute has contributed to the medium of photography by presenting the work of international photographers and educators with great care and attention, while also raising awareness of photography’s role in the world. Our Journal archive counts several hundred interviews, scores of reviews, and almost uncountable photographs and projects. Our credibility is based on research and studies that require years of effort, professionalism, competence, patience, and passion, and is proven through our collaborations with galleries and museums worldwide in the resulting exhibitions and catalogues. Discover our history. Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards is an international competition that rewards authorship, and fulfills the mission of stimulating a critical reading of images, and fostering stories and better knowledge of the world while tackling urgencies in society.


All entrants compete from day one for global exposure to our large following through our journal, Instagram and Facebook page! Special mentions will receive a dedicated page on Urbanautica Institute website! Shortlisted project will be introduced with interviews or reviewsAll winning project will be PUBLISHED in the catalog "2023 Urbanautica Institute Awards". 


  • Global exposure via our social media channels
  • 25% discount on any title of Urbanautica Books


  • Global exposure via our social media channels
  • 25% discount on any title of Urbanautica Books
  • A dedicated page on the Urbanautica website.


  • Global exposure via our social media channels
  • 25% discount on any title of Urbanautica Books
  • A dedicated page on the Urbanautica Journal website
  • A review of their work on the Urbanautica Journal


  • Publication on the 2023 Urbanautica Institute Awards Catalog. 


December 31st, 2023 Communication regarding finals results is expected within the End of February.


Please follow the automatic procedure in 3 easy steps starting with the form below. 1. ENTER YOUR PERSONAL DATA (use the automatic form below) 2. PAY THE FEE  3. UPLOAD MATERIALS: - title of the portfolio - statement of the portfolio - cover image (250x250 pixels). - up to 15 images (max. width 2048 pixels)

CONTACTS If you have any questions or issues with regards to the submission procedure please write to info[at]

FAQ - Can I indicate the categories to which the project belongs? Sure, just type them in the text along with the statement.

- I paid by Paypal but cannot upload materials? This happens when the fee is not paid through the automatic procedure. Send us an email and we will register it manually, so you can complete the upload of materials.

- Can I upload more than one project? Sure, just apply again with the same procedure. - I don't use Paypal? Bank transfer is also fine.  - Can I send any additional material to the submission? Yes, please send it to info[at]

FINAL The participants authorize Urbanautica Institute to use pictures of the series for advertising, publishing and press purposes. It is implied that anyone, such as producers, artists, distributors and all other organizations and institutions that submit must own all the rights empowering them to do so and are entirely responsible for their act, and that by submitting they indemnify Urbanautica Institute from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fees arising out of or in connection with third parties in regard to the use of the said submission.

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