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Deadline for submission April, 29th - -

G. Tabò Prize | FotoLeggendo 2016

in collaboration with Officine Fotografiche Roma and Controchiave

The Cultural Associations OFFICINE FOTOGRAFICHE ROMA and CONTROCHIAVE present the Eighth Edition of the Prize Giovanni Tabò. Established in 2009, this award is dedicated to the memory of the passionate photographer and organizer of FotoLeggendo, who died prematurely at the age of 44 years.

The contest, with no distinction between amateurs and professionals, is reserved for those under the age of 44 years (born after January 1st, 1972).

To participate in the selection, just send to Officine Fotografiche Roma via wetransfer a photographic portfolio, consisting of a maximum of 15 low-resolution JPEG files (the long side of 1200/1400 pixels). Only one entry per author will be accepted.

The portfolio must be submitted by Friday, April 29, 2016.

All portfolios received on time, in compliance with the rules of the competition, will be screened by a selection jury who will choose two portfolios to be displayed in June at FotoLeggendo 2016. Between the two portfolios, Portfolio reviewers from the FotoLeggendo Prize 2016 will present the final winner with the Giovanni Tabò Award. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016, during the festival opening days. Further details on the FotoLeggendo program and the award will be announced on the event website

We strongly advise all participants to pay special attention to Rules, as failure to comply will result in exclusion from the competition. To this end, we anticipate what follows.

– The regulation requires the sending of low-resolution images, in JPEG format (long side approximately equal to 1200/1400 pixels) exclusively via WeTransfer at

– The images must be distinguished by a number corresponding to the place of the image in a sequential reading of the Portfolio (01.jpeg, 02.jpeg, …) and inserted in a folder marked only by the work title. A written supplement to the portfolio, named by the work title only, is not required, but recommended, as it may be useful to the Selection Committee during the examination. It is mandatory to send a short biography of the author, or authors in the case of groups. Do not send other materials such as movies, music videos, catalogs drafts, etc.

– It is mandatory to send the scanning of the signed participation form, as acceptance of the rules and processing of personal data, properly compiled; the scanning of an identification document stating the age of the applicant (of all applicants in the case of groups).



Term for the presentation of portfolios → April 29, 2016.
Jury meeting → from May 2 to 10, 2016.
Communication of the results →, from May 11, 2016.
Award Ceremony → Sunday, June 12, 2016.
Restitution of the awarded portfolios → in September 2016.

You can follow the course of the competition on the website


Sandro Iovine → President of the Jury, FPmag Director
Augusto Pieroni → Teacher of Hystory and Critics of Photography
Claudio Romanelli → Director of Associazione Culturale Controchiave
Maurice Carucci → ​Teacher and photographer
Manuela Spartà → Teacher, photographer and photo retouching expert
Samantha Marenzi → ​ Teacher and photographer
Emiliano Mancuso → ​ Curator of Contemporary Photojournalism Master
Mariella Boccadoro → Manager of OF bookshop



Award supervisor: Alberto Placidoli.

Secretary: phone/fax          +39 06 97274721

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