International Photo Contest “Glimpses of Artena”


The International Society of Biourbanism, in cooperation with “Progetto Artena” and “Immaginari Urbani”, promotes the international photo contest “Sguardi su Artena” (“Glimpses of Artena”).


The photo contest aims to promote Artena, by using pictures to tell its extraordinary historical centre, the landscapes, the “contrade”, the characters and the people, the festivals and the events which make the whole city come alive throughout the year.


Participation is free, and everybody is welcome, regardless of age (parents’ permission and a guardian are required, in case there are participants younger than 18).


Two winners envisaged – one proclaimed by the jury of experts, one by online voting on the Facebook page Some photos may be selected for a public exhibition and a publication. Indeed, by joining, authors authorise the organisers to use and publish their pictures, whilst keeping the copyright on them.

The winner selected by the jury of experts will be awarded a 16 megapixel digital compact camera.

Second and third places will be awarded a basket of typical Artenese local products.

The first place, which came from the greatest number of “likes” obtained online by 12:00 p.m. on August 24, 2013 will be awarded a mule-trekking excursion in Artena for two people.


Participants can submit up to a maximum of 3 photographs. These photos can be both in colour or black and white. Format requirements: 300 dpi jpg file, the shorter side should be between 1200 and 3000 pixels. Each file name must include Author’s family and first name, as well as a title (e.g.: SMITH_JOHN_FESTIVITY.JPG).

Digital manipulation of images is permitted.

Information about the author and pictures is to be provided along with the attached application form.


12:00 p.m., August 11th 2013.


Both images and the application form (filled in and signed) should be sent by e-mail to: Please use the subject: “SGUARDI SU ARTENA.” Any use of signs, words, symbols or logos on the pictures is forbidden.

The author is fully responsible for the subject of his/her pictures and of what he/she states on the registration form. By applying to the photo contest, authors assume all responsibility and duties with regards to the right to represent the persons who are in the pictures. Such a responsibility lies entirely with the author of the photograph. Inter alia, the author authorises the publication and dissemination of his/her pictures for cultural, promotional, and communicative purposes. Authors retain the right to be named in case the image is used. Images can be used by “Progetto Artena”, the International Society of Biourbanism, and “Immaginari Urbani” for their institutional and cultural publications. In applying to the photo contest, the author implicitly undertakes and declares to be the owner of all the rights related to property, acquisition, and processing of the delivered photographs; he/she retains ownership of his/her works, but gives organisers the rights to use them, as stated above.


The jury consists of a representative of the International Society of Biourbanism, a representative of “Progetto Artena”, a notorious professional photographer, the director of “Immaginari Urbani”, and a representative of local institutions. Jury members will be announced through the websites of the International Society of Biourbanism, Progetto Artena and Immaginari Urbani.


The award ceremony will take place during the opening of the photo exhibition, by the summer of 2013. The event will be largely advertised through the organiser’s web media.

Personal data processing

Please note that in accordance with the Italian Law 675/96, art. 10, “Protection of persons and other subjects regarding personal data processing”, and subsequent amendment (D.Lg. June 30, 2003 No. 196), the personal data supplied by competitors when filling out the application form, collected and processed by computer, will be used to identify the winners. It will also be used to identify the authors of the photographs on the various occasions whereby these will be exhibited or published and for communications relating to the contest. The competitor has the right to access data relating to him/her, and to exercise his/her right to integration, rectification, cancellation etc. guaranteed by art. 13 of the above mentioned act.

The data controller is the International Society of Biourbanistica. Data provision and consent to data processing are necessary conditions for participation in the contest.

Info and registration form