The contest rules

Read  thoroughly please, then find the REGISTER link at the bottom of this page

  1. One Day In Venezia is an international photography prize open to all people, AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS from all geographical locations. Professional photographers, and emerging artists already displayed at the gallery at the date of the contest, are not admitted.
  2. The theme of the contest is: One Day in Venezia”. What main memory/memories are you taking home after one day spent in Venice?
  3. Duration: the contest is made up of 12 monthly competitions; each edition runs thru  December, awarding twelve winners (one per month, apart from exceptional times like the Covid lockdown in 2020 – maintaining the total number of awards throughout the year in any case), one Grand Prize final winner.
  4. Entry fees. The registration fee is only 10 euro which include the upload of one photo, that is one jpg file of no more than 4MB in file size. Obviously, you can submit more photos: additional photos at a discounted fee of 5 euros each, as many as you wish. ALL of them will be reviewed and receive exposure.
  5. Suggested equipment, and requested file format. Any camera, tablet, or phone will do. Be your camera digital or analogic, the output for the contest must be a jpg file. Each jpg should be a maximum of 300 dpi and no more than 4MB in file size.
  6. We recommend little or no photoshopping work: be as natural and genuine as possible. Computer-generated images, artwork, and illustrations will not be accepted.
  7. All entries must be submitted via the online form only. All materials sent to us via snail mail will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
  8. Make sure to receive a photo upload confirmation from the system. We take no responsibility for corrupted files sent to us, or for late entries.
  9. The image(s) must be your original work. You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. We do not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images.
  10. The winning images will be awarded by the Jury, whose decision on all matters relating to the competition is final. We reserve the right to not award a winner for the month if, in the opinion of the judges, the quality of entries falls below the standard required. Offensive images are not admitted. And we remind you that the contest is dedicated to amateur photographers:  we reserve the right, at our discretion, to disqualify any entrant for unfair behavior.
    WARNING: If you take pictures of people who can be recognized, it is your responsibility to have their written and signed permission. This is a must for portrayed subjects under 18 years old (you will need their parents signed permission).  The publishing of such images on the Hilton calendar is possible only with the written permission of the subjects. Otherwise, you may not be eligible for the award.
  11. The winning image will be published on our website after the competition has closed for the month and will be showcased in a forthcoming newsletter. Winners will be asked to provide high-resolution images for the print.
  12. You can enter one or more photographs: see below for the registration fees (contact us for high numbers of entries).
  13. By entering your images, you grant us the non-exclusive right to reproduce it for contest advertising and exhibiting purposes, at any time in any media with attribution, without further compensation. For example, we may use your images in online articles on – We are considering publishing an overall catalog depending on future sponsoring.
  14. Your uploaded photos will not be used elsewhere or sold by OneDayInVenezia without your prior authorization
  15. Awards – Section TO BE UPDATED

    • EVERY submission will get exposure at 795 Art Gallery. Yes, just by submitting to the One Day In Venezia contest, your work will be displayed in the art gallery on an electronic display that will feature all of each month’s submissions.
      All contest participants visiting the gallery personally will receive one t-shirt for free while supplies last.
    • 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 will also be published in a calendar, with great international exposure
    • Each of the monthly winners has the potential to win ONE YEARLY GRAND PRIZE including  the above, plus in addition (on the occasion of the show’s opening):
      • a solo show to be presented in the  795 Art Gallery;
      • a two-night staying for two;
      • 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 (another historical venue);
      • an aperitif for two at the Harry’s Dolci restaurant (in season);
      • NEW – use of a typical “hut” at the Lido beach (in season);
      • a gondola tour for two. (weather conditions permitting)
      • and more to come.
      • Dates to be agreed upon availability – PLEASE NOTE that partnerships after 2020 are to be confirmed. We are experiencing some delays with our programs because of the pandemic’s aftermath, and we apologize for this. The grand final prize winner may decide to give the 2 nights staying, dinner, and gondola tour as a present to someone else; the right to the solo show is strictly personal.
      • IMPORTANT: The Grand Winner loses the right to the prizes if the images for the personal show are not sent us (at least by email) within 12 months of being informed of the victory.
      • Participants in one monthly contest can resubmit their photos in the forthcoming months, at a discounted fee.

        Presenting a friend who joins the competition gives the right to receive an exposure bonus for the coming months.


  16. The contest’s organization reserves the right to hide company logos included in the awarded pictures, if any, to avoid an advertising effect on the company. The author will be priorly informed and can resign the award or special mention if he/she prefers the awarded photo not to be modified.

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