Dear friends and lovers of Photography,

We are pleased to announce that the annual Competition in contemporary photography, in seven official categories, has just opened. All applicants can send their work by January 31, 2018.

The eleventh edition of RovinjPhotodays is open to all international photographers under the banner:

International Competition of Contemporary Photography – 11th Rovinj Photodays, 2018.

The competition starts on December 1, 2017  on

Photographers can send in their work in one or more official categories according to competition rules and procedures.

Competition dates for 2017: December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018.

All entries are to be sent to the organizers who will then forward them to the relevant national selectors. The national selectors will choose the best work (maximum 5 images per category) which the organizers will then forward to the head selector to decide on the winners. This two-tear system facilitates a fair selection of three best photographs or series for each category. In addition to the finalists, commendations and special mention will also be announced.

Names of the finalists will be announced through the official festival webpage and the media. Every year photographers and their selected photographs are being promoted through a travelling exhibition, a catalogue, the official festival website, various media announcements and on all festival promotional material.

Grand Prix award – After the second round the Head selector will choose the overall winner of the Festival – a Grand Prix Winner who will get a one-person show and a catalogue during the Photodays festival exhibition in the autumn at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb.

Winners are officially announced during the RovinjPhotodays closing party held in May.

All winners receive the official statuette ‘Kadar’, an invite to Rovinj for the formal awards giving party May 5th 2018, at the organizer’s expense, and a participation in the touring exhibition.

All three  nominated photographers in the ‘Artistic Concept’ category will be introduced separately within the finalists’ exhibition.

A formal festival closing party will be held in Rovinj on May 4 – 6, 2018. The official programme will be announced 60 days earlier. In addition to the big exhibition of work by the finalists, a number of other interesting exhibitions, workshops and lectures all participants of the tenth RovinjPhotodays can expect a fantastic surprise.

We are at your disposal for any additional questions you may have and wish you success with your applications.


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