The international competition “Fotografare il Parco”, that has become a traditional event for mountain photography lovers, is coming back again.
For the 14th time, photography lovers and tourists of the protected areas could confront each other with the shots dedicated to the nature of the Parks that organize the event. Landscapes, animals and plants of the Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise and de la Vanoise National Parks thus become the protagonists of the competition, supported by the patronage of Alparc (Network of Alpine Protected Areas) and Federparchi.
Given the inevitable delays following the health emergency, the deadline for participation is this year postponed to November 30, 2020. Beautiful seasons are waiting for us, from now until almost the first snow, so as you could venture on the paths of the Parks with the camera around your neck.
However, it is not only an opportunity to test your photographic skills, it is also a way to collaborate with us. Many of the images presented in the competition, fundamental to convey the beauty and the complexity of the protected areas, will be displayed – even if they will not be rewarded. They could actually be used in our communication campaigns, helping us to increase interest and attention towards mountain nature, its vulnerability and the importance of its conservation.

 The competition is divided into four categories: The Park Landscapes, The Park Wildlife, The Park Microcosmos and Natural Details and the Park Plant World.
Cash prizes, weekends in the four protected areas and subscriptions to the trade magazine “La Rivista della Natura”, media partners of the competition, will be awarded to the winners. There will be also a prize for the photo that will be considered as more representative of the interaction between man and nature within the protected areas.
Taking part in the competition is free of charge: each participant could compete, according to the rules, in all four categories, with a maximum of four photographs per section. Procedures for sending images are available here.
For further information on the competition, you could contact:

Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Tel. ++39 0342900838 -

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso - Tel. ++39 0118606211 -

Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo Lazio e Molise - Tel. ++39 08639113220 -

Parc national de la Vanoise - Tel. ++33 0479628964 -

Bormio, Torino, Pescasseroli, Chambéry, 29th July 2020

Thanks to Francesca Berardi for the translation