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L'Onda Nuova: International Photography Contest in Como, Italy


First edition of L’Onda Nuova photography contest will take place in Como, Italy next autum. The contest is organized by “Casa Vincenziana Onlus Como – Comunità Gli Olivi” and endorsed by AFIP. Applications are open until September 10, 2019!

The three themes for this year’s contest are “Grief”, “The Joy of Life (Rebirth)”, “The Summer Colours of the Soul”. This initiative of social value is promoted by “Casa Vincenziana ONLUS Como — Comunità Degli Ulivi”, an entity recognized for its help towards underaged people with serious problems in life, offering them new opportunities.

Jury members:

  • Giovanni GASTEL, Photographer (Board’s President)
  • Enzo PIFFERI, Photographer (Examiner)
  • Umberto FRIGERIO, Photographer (Examiner)
  • Gloriana VALSECCHI, Comunità degli Olivi Coordinator (Examiner)
  • Matteo CSEPELI, Photographer (Examiner)


  • First place: 500€
  • Second place: 350€
  • Third place: 200€

Besides these prizes, the works by the first three ranked participants (printing cost will be borne by the authors, upon arrangement with the contest organizers regarding size and materials) will be exhibited at Palazzo del Broletto di Como, for the whole duration (5-27 October 2019) of the exhibition “Giovanni Gastel per il Piccolo Principe”.

How to apply:

Participation to the contest is open to every photographer above age 18. Each participant is asked to send a maximum of three pictures attached to the —filled out and signed— registration form. A registration fee of 20€ is due, and the payment must be cleared via bank transfer.

L’Onda Nuova’s website