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Submissions open to URBAN 2022, the contest that becomes the heart of Trieste Photo Days festival

URBAN Photo Awards restarts for the thirteenth edition with a prize pool worth over € 15,000 (in update), a new website and a super-jury chaired by the Italian photography legend Nino Migliori and by Susan Meiselas, one of the most influential documentary photographers in the world.

1st Place
Urban Photo Awards



open from 1 March to 31 May 2022


Promoted by Italian cultural association dotART in partnership with Trieste Photo Days festival and Matrix4Design, URBAN Photo Awards offers photographers three sections to challenge themselves:
Single Pictures (four thematic areas: Streets, People, Spaces, Creative)
Projects & Portfolios
URBAN Book Award, dedicated to the sketches of photographic books (the “dummies”)
As part of the Single Photos section, the New Buildings special prize also returns, promoted for the third year in a row in synergy with Matrix4Design magazine and dedicated to contemporary architectural photography.


URBAN Photo Awards this year is giving away € 2,000 for the winner of the Single Pictures category, € 2,000 for the first Portfolio, € 500 for the Book Award winner, € 500 for the Best Author, € 300 for the winner of New Buildings. Moreover, a collective of the winners with award ceremony, gala dinner and hospitality during Trieste Photo Days 2022 festival, as well as the publication of the photos in international magazines and in the eighth volume of URBAN unveils the City and its secrets. Also up for grabs are numerous prizes offered by the contest partners, which will be announced in the coming weeks.


The first important names in the jury have already been confirmed. In addition to Nino Migliori and Susan Meiselas: Jérôme Sessini (documentary photographer, member of the Magnum Photos agency), Alexandra Sophie (fashion photographer), Manfred Baumann (internationally renowned portraitist), Nick Turpin (pioneer of contemporary street photography), Sonia Jeunet (Education Director at Magnum Photos in London), Sandrine Hermand-Grisel (founder of All About Photo), Federica Berzioli (editorial coordinator of “Il Fotografo”), Sucheta Das (director of Images Redefined Photography Institute), Tom Young (founder of the Observe collective), Bob Patterson (founder of Street photography magazine), Philippe Litzler (editor-in-chief of OpenEye), Angelo Cucchetto (artistic consultant for Trieste Photo Days) and Andrea Boni (Founder of Matrix4Design magazine). More jurors will be announced shortly.



Nino Migliori, Susan Meiselas and other members of the jury will be guests of honor at the ninth edition of Trieste Photo Days to personally announce and award the winners of the competition and hold exclusive talks. See you in Trieste, Italy, on Saturday 29 October 2022.

To enter URBAN Photo Awards 2022 just register in the User Area and follow the procedure on the form. Those who have already registered in previous years can log in with the same data.

The “Early Birds” promo is also active this year for Single Pictures only, valid for those who enter by March 31, 2022.

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