ROVINJ PHOTODAYS 2024 competition is open

Dear friends of photography,

the big annual Rovinj Photodays competition, for the entire international photography scene, will be open from January 5th to March 3rd, 2024. under the name:

International Competition of Contemporary Photography – 17th Rovinj Photodays

Photographers can submit their works in one or more official categories, according to the precise rules and protocol of submissions explained at


1. Presentation of all the works of the finalists with the corresponding statements of the authors on the official website
2. Presentation of the selected finalists works at the joint exhibition during the festival in Rovinj
3. All nominated works from the final exhibition of the finalists in digital form remain in the permanent holdings of the museum
4. Written diplomas are given to all winners and finalists of the final exhibition
5. All finalists get an official catalog of the final exhibition in digital form
6. All winners in every category will receive free accommodation on a half board basis in Hotel Istra on the island of Sv. Andrija, in Rovinj, for two people in Rovinj at the festival in May 2024.


1. Cash prize of 2,000 Euros
2. Solo exhibition with the accompanying catalog at the end of the festival in May 2024 in Rovinj
3. Free accommodation on a half board basis in Hotel Istra on the island of Sv. Andrija, in Rovinj, for two people
4. Special positioning in the museum’s holdings where the work remains in care of the curators in digital or printed form (author’s choice)
5. The Grand Prix Photodays 2024 written diploma


1. Only photographs or series of photographs taken in the last two years are allowed
2. One submission can be one photo or a series of photos with the same theme. The submission must be accompanied by a short biography (up 1800 characters, including spaces) and an artist statement of work – up 1800 characters, including spaces in the artists native language and English.
3. The participation fee is 15 EUR / 17 USD
4. One registration fee covers a total of 3 submissions. Participants have the right to submit photographs in any of the six categories: Architecture, Documentary, Fashion, Landscape, Nude / Body, and Portrait.

All submissions are received by the organizer and forwarded to the jury. The Rovinj Photodays 2024 jury is:
1. Sabina Salamon, senior curator of the MMSU Rijeka Photo Collection, President of the Jury (HR)
2. Dubravka Lazić, vice dean of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, (RS)
3. Dino Rekanović, director of the analog photo festival Rotlicht and head of the Photon gallery in Vienna (AT)
4. Stefania Rössl, photographer and director of OMNEFest, The University of Bologna
5. Hrvoje Slovenc, photographer (NY)
6. Massimo Sordi, photographer and director of OMNEFest
7. Ján Viazanička, photographer, teacher, curator and editor-in-chief of the photography magazine (SK)

The competition will remain open until March 3rd, 2024.
The announcement of the finalists and winners in all categories will be in March 2024.

The Grand Prix will be announced in May 2024, at the grand finale dinner in Rovinj, when the president of the jury, Sabina Salamon, will present the winner with a prize and a check for 2,000 Euros!


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