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LuganoPhotoDays Photo Contest 2016
Total awards: 2500 €
Join 25 €

Info & Rules

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Contest info


Apply to the third edition of our Photo Contest. open for all professional and non-professional photographers. Each registrant may participate with a set of 8 photographs part of a same project. The theme is: reportage.

Number of winners







Start date

15 February 2016  -  15 May 2016







Unique cash prize: CHF 2500
Exhibition in Lugano during LuganoPhotoDays in September 2016
Accommodation for 1 night in Lugano – single room with breakfast – on the occasion of the award ceremony (LuganoPhotoDays 2016 opening night)

General rules


Registration to the contest occurs exclusively via internet on www.photocontest.ch.
The participants must provide a valid e-mail address and complete the form with their personal details.
The promoter may request a copy of a valid identity document to verify the truthfulness of the given information at any time. The submission of incorrect or untrue data at the registration will result in disqualification from the contest.
The registration will remain valid for future contests.

Each registrant may participate with a set of 8 photographs part of a same project. The theme is: reportage.
Format of the images to be uploaded on the contest’s website:
JPEG, RGB a 8bit
30 cm length (approx. 3600 pixel) for 300 dpi
Maximal size 5MB
At the promoter’s request the registrant shall promptly supply a high-quality file.
A description of the project (in Italian or in English) is required. The photographs may also have a title and/or a caption.
Following the confirmation of the entry, the participant may request the removal of the entire series of photographs by contacting the promoter’s technical team. This operation is the equivalent to a waiver by the participant. In order to submit a new series, the participant must pay the entire registration fee again.
After receipt of the registration fee, the promoter will select the works, only admitting and publishing those who meet the contest rules’ criteria.
Each member of the jury will give one mark between 1 (min.) and 5 (max.) to each series of photographs, which have been accepted.
At the end of the preliminary phase the 50 series with the most marks will be selected. In case of a joint runner-up in this phase, the date of confirmation of the registration will be decisive.
The jury will assign a second score to the selected works, determining the finalists: the 10 series with the highest marks. In case of a joint runner-up in this phase, the date of confirmation of the registration will be decisive.
The finalists will be notified via e-mail.
The participant declares to be the sole and exclusive owner of the uploaded photographs and to detain, if necessary, the lawful releases from the photographed subjects and is solely responsible in the event of a claim by the photographed subject or, in general, by third parties.
The photographs remain the exclusive property of the author who authorises the promoter to use, reproduce and publish them by any means, free of charge (with the exception of commercial purposes) and without time limit; in particular, but not as a limiting factor, on the promoter’s website, social network, printed material (flyer, posters, catalogues, …), etc..
The authors are not entitled to economic compensation for the publication of the photographs on magazines, newspapers, website and/or social networks.
The prints from the photographs used for the exhibitions will remain the property of the promoter.
he uploaded contents are solely the responsibility of the authors. The promoter declines any responsibility for the images uploaded by the user and possible infringement of copyright.
In all circumstances, generally, the participating photographers undertake to release and to free the promoter from any claims, request, responsibility and, generally, from any property right or claim by third parties linked to the contents.
The promoter reserves the right not to publish images with pornographic content, violence or racial intolerance; violates privacy and publicity, reputation, honour of others or any applicable law; is vulgar, racially or ethnically offensive, classist or in any way reprehensible; may cause damage in any way to minor children.
Even if already published, the promoter may remove the aforementioned images based on his own and unquestionable judgment without notice and without any claim for repayment.
The promoter reserves the right to interrupt or extend the uploading and the voting of the works due to a technical, organisation or legal issue.
In case of an anticipated interruption of the contest, the mentioned jury, according the present guidelines, will evaluate the works of those who have already registered.
No guarantee can be given regarding the continued and complete availability of the website and related application in reason of internet’s own structure which involves many parties.
Any legal recourse is excluded. Any controversy regarding the applicability of the present rules and the execution of the contest that cannot be solved amicably shall be brought exclusively before the courts of Lugano with application of the Swiss law.
No correspondence will be held about the contest. The participants acknowledge and accept the present general terms of the contest.
Should the English translation of these Rules differ from the Italian original, the Italian version is binding.


Age restriction: 14 / 100

Available for citizens: Worldwide