IPIC - Imago Photo International Contest 2019


IPIC – Imago Photo International Contest

IPIC - Imago Photo International Contest

Opening: March 31, 2019
Last day for Early Bird: June 29, 2019
Deadline: September 10, 2019
Entry fee: single theme – €30, all the three themes – €40
Prizes: €1,000, €2,000, participation in the exhibition

The Imago Photo International Contest is addressed to professional and amateur photographers from all Countries.


IPIC Imago international Photo Contest embraces different themes: portrait, landscape, love and hate and storytelling.

It is possible to participate by selecting one or more categories.


A theme eternally bound to the story of Photography, which can be freely interpreted, according to the inspiration and the vision of the participants; the skill to go beyond the usual rules of this theme, specifically about depth and intensity, and the technical competence of the works will be highly regarded by the Jury.

The participant may send in a single photograph for this theme.


The most historical genre of photography, and perhaps the most misunderstood; telling the landscape with competence and sensitivity means telling the nature that has designed it or the man who has shaped it to its needs, but above all scratching the surface, going deep and devoting time to develop our personal vision.

Connecting with the landscape, describing it with one’s own exclusive words, making a photograph not a simple capture of a scenario but the profound expression of a story, this is the challenge.

The participant may send in a single photograph for this theme.

Odi et Amo

This theme is after the opening verses of Carme 85 by Gaius Valerius Catullus (Sirmione, 84 b.C. – Rome, 54 b.C.), maybe the most famous among his works:

Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.”

“Odi et Amo”, the most complex and visceral sentiments, the search for a shot that expresses their extraordinary and unpredictable power.

The special award “Edizioni Hotel Catullo”, wants to emphasize the link between the Contest and Sirmione through the interpretation of the most famous and fascinating ode of the Roman poet.

The participant may send in a single photograph for this theme.


With a minimum of three and a maximum of eight photos the participant will tell a story, of which content, style and language will be at his choice; the coherency of the storytelling and the care in building the photo sequence will be highly regarded by the Jury, as well as the meaningfulness of the story and the ability to tell it by photography.

The participant may send in a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 photographs for this theme.

Participation Fees

The participation fees are €30 by author for a single theme, and €40 by author for all the three themes.

The prizes

The participants that will achieve the highest score for each theme will be proclaimed winners of the Imago Photo International Contest 2019, and will gain a different prize for every theme.

  • Portrait – €1,000
  • Landscape – €1,000
  • Odi et Amo – €2,000
  • Storytelling – €1,000

Collective exhibition

The best scoring photos will be published on the contest’s website and Facebook page, and will be shown in a collective exhibition taking place during the Imago@Catullo happening. Some of the photos could be selected for promotional purposes, both in Italy and beyond. At the end of the exhibition period the printed photos could be, with a previous agreement with the authors, used for charity projects purposes.

Website: https://ipic.imagoatcatullo.it/en/home


Photo Shoot – Black Box Gallery
Photo Shoot - Black Box Gallery