Something new for its 17th edition: the creation of a social profile and the People's choice
The “Fotografare il Parco” contest, an event organised by the Italian National Parks of Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise and the French Parc national de la Vanoise, with the patronage of Alparc (the Alpine Network of Protected Areas) and Federparchi, is now in its 17th edition.
After the success of the previous editions – over 3,500 photographs were taken in the last one – the contest confirms its four categories: The Park Landscapes, The Park Wildlife, The Park Microcosmos and Natural Details, and The Park Plant World. For the overall and category winners there are cash prizes, stays in the four protected areas, and subscriptions to "La Rivista della Natura”, the contest’s media partner. Two special prizes are also up for grabs: one will be awarded to the image considered to be the most representative of the interaction between man and nature, while a second will be awarded to the photograph that best represents, interprets, and highlights the ecological-environmental crises marking our current historical period.

There is a brand-new element in this edition: the introduction of the People’s choice section. Anyone will be able to vote, via the contest’s Instagram channel, for the image they prefer among ten selected by the international jury. As recognition, the author of the most voted photograph will receive a publication by one of the National Parks and an annual subscription to “La Rivista della Natura”.
There is room for anyone with a passion for nature and photography to devote themselves to their favourite subjects…or to get involved in all categories. An opportunity to practise the many skills of the landscape and nature photographer: aesthetic sense, their ability to “see” and interpret reality, patience, knowledge of subjects. And, above all, respect. Last but not least, it is an opportunity to show the places and inhabitants of protected areas to the general public, an important way to help us make this extraordinary heritage of nature and lifestyle widely known.
Participation in the photo contest is free of charge: each participant can enter all four categories inserted into the rules, with a maximum of four photographs per section, by submitting them online. Images can be submitted within 30th November 2023.

For further information on the competition, you can contact:

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

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

Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise - Tel. ++39 08639113256 -

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

Bormio, Torino, Pescasseroli, Chambéry, 18 July 2023