The One Day in Venezia Photo Contest
Every month a new international contest
for amateur photographers.
Have you been to Venice, in your life?
Show us Venice Italy through your eyes. You could win monthly prizes, a fabulous vacation, and your own solo show in an art gallery. With upcoming digital bonuses!
If you love photography, have visited Venezia in any year and season, and took good pictures… read on!
The photo contest is open to people of all ages and backgrounds who have visited Venice and wish to share their passion for photography. This contest is reserved for amateur photographers, and this 6th edition (2021) consists of 12 monthly competitions that expire on the last day of each month.
We award 12 monthly winners, finalists for the Grand Prize, plus some Special Prizes.
All participants, even if not selected, get digital exposure of their photos at a Venetian art gallery and the chance to compete for the special prizes.
Sign up now so you have a better chance of winning, possibly trying again between now and the end of the year. Each month the contest is renewed and you will be able to submit your photos again.
If you already know the contest, click here to submit your photos!
Or continue reading and discover this photo competition, listed as one of the top 10 things to do in Venice.
Needless to say, the theme of the Venice photo contest is… the most beautiful city in the world!
Each competition’s deadline is the last day of the month.
Sofia Pilotto (Italy), a student from Thiene, is May Monthly winner
The 1st edition’s Grand Winner (2015-2016) is Annik Susemihl (Germany).
The 2nd edition’s Grand Winner (2017) is Tatiana Lazareva (Russia).
The 3rd edition’s Grand Winner (2018) is Jaroslav Mares (Czech Republic).
The 4th edition’s Grand Winner (2019) is Gabriel Baiguini (Switzerland).
The 5th edition’s Grand Winner (2020) is Marco Buson (Italy).
Check the Winners page for all the awarded photos
The 6th edition’s Grand Winner (2021)… could be you!
Every day 24/7 you can submit your best photos of Venice. The earlier you enter them, the better, as the monthly awarded photographers will compete for the Grand Prize:
2 days in Venice Italy for 2, and your solo show in an art gallery, also in Venezia!
The Jury‘s decision on all matters relating to the competition is final.
With the foreword that the pandemic may cause delays and variations in the program:
the Grand Winner wins a stay in Venice and a personal photography exhibition, while the monthly winners win their participation in both a physical and virtual group exhibition, a print, and a critical review of their work.
Discover Our Partners – Offering You An Unforgettable Staying!
Because of the pandemic, variations in prizes and partners are possible. We’ll keep you posted.
Hotel Papadopoli Venice by Sofitel MGallery, Hotel Metropole, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Cipriani Harry’s Bar Venezia, Gran Caffè Quadri Alajmo, Ristorante da Ivo, and more, are partners of One Day in Venezia. The Grand Winner will be given the best of the local luxury hospitality in 2 fabulous days of vacation in Venice. The lucky (and clever) winner photographer may decide to give the 2 nights staying, dinners, and gondola tour as a present to someone else; the right to the solo show is personal.
(“And what about the trip?” you may ask. Good news! The final grand prize includes the connection between Venice Italy and the closest “hub” in your country)
Giudecca 795 Art Gallery is one of the operating partners of OneDayinVenezia: this contemporary art gallery is located on the Venetian island of Giudecca. Interested in young artists and new talents, since 2007 it has organized several exhibitions and events, far from the logic of mass tourism. In this environment, in 2015 the contest was born, wishing to encourage especially those who consider photography as a part of their lives, even if still with some technical uncertainty (that’s why professional photographers are not admitted to the contest).
How to enter the One Day in Venezia photo contest? You are one click away!
Press the button, register, and submit your photos (you will be prompted to upload them one by one).
You are a few clicks away! (Registration fee: 10 euros, see the Contest Rules page)
Who will be the next monthly winners? and the final Grand Winner?
See the photos awarded monthly to date on The Winners page. Here below, take a glance to the latest monthly winner: be inspired if you wish, but please try not to shoot the same photo! Your personal touch matters more than perfection.
Looking back at past editions
Here below are some of the photos you’ll see in the group and solo shows open at the Giudecca 795 Art Gallery (at present open only by appointment. The 2020 Winners exhibit is to be scheduled). Check all awarded photos on The Winners page
The 2nd edition’s Grand Winner was Tatiana Lazareva, from Russia: see her receiving her prize in Venice.
And let us remind you of the 1st edition’s Grand Winner, Annik Susemihl (Germany). Receiving the One Day In Venezia Photo Contest award has encouraged her to enthusiastically pursuing her dream of becoming a semi-professional photographer. A fan of the Venice Carnival! Had her very own solo show with us, and has been then invited to take part to photo shows, and requested to publish a Venice photo calendar of her own by a German publisher. Well done, Annik!
The preview of the 1st group show held at the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice. How exciting!
Any photographer can submit Venice photos monthly, at a cost of 10 euros for the first entry and 5 euros per each extra entry. We accept Paypal. You can upload photos after registering here. NEW: we also accept Skrill, contact us for details.
Winners to be announced on day 1 (or little later! sorry) of every month.
Entries can be resubmitted in subsequent months, with the same photo or new ones, with a discounted fee. Please check our FAQs for more.
Upon availability (with some delay and variations because of the pandemic are possible):
EVERY submitted photo will get exposure at Giudecca 795. Yes, just by submitting to the One Day In Venezia contest, your work will be displayed in the art gallery on an electronic display which will feature all of each month’s submissions.
Twelve winners will be selected – one per month – to have their work produced as a high-quality print, and displayed in a group show of the twelve winners, hosted for free at the Gallery
The 12 winning photos and the Special Awards will also be published in a catalogue.
Each of the monthly winners has the potential to win ONE YEARLY GRAND PRIZE including the above, plus in addition:
- a solo show at the Giudecca 795 Art Gallery;
- a two-night staying for two at the Hotel Papadopoli Venice by Sofitel MGallery
- a dinner for two at the prestigious Harry’s Bar by Arrigo Cipriani;
- an aperitif for two in St.Mark’s Square at the historical Gran Caffè Quadri;
- a lunch or dinner for two at Ristorante Da Ivo;
- (if open in season) an aperitif at the Harry’s Dolci in Giudecca;
- (if open in season) NEW – access to a typical “hut” on the Lido beach;
- a gondola tour for two. (weather conditions permitting)
- and more to come!!
Dates of the stayings and shows to be agreed upon availability.
(If you submit a group of images each month, your entire collection of submissions will be displayed, creating your own show of your work among that month’s entries.)
The entry fee is only 10 euros for registration and 1 submitted photo; only 5 euros for each extra submitted pic. The fees contribute to the costs of organization and exhibition and help us develop the contest, as we do not have financial sponsors.
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