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Verzasca Foto Festival - edition 7
September 2020
Sonogno, Valle Verzasca, Switzerland

During Verzasca Foto Festival main days you can enjoy open-air exhibitions, photo nights with live music, presentations, meetings and workshops held by professional photographers.

The festival aims to promote emerging international photographers and to support visual arts in Southern Switzerland, by giving free space through connection and dialogues with nature, offering access to different forms of expression and ways of visual storytelling.

The main activities take place in Sonogno, a small alpine village of stone houses surrounded by wild nature. Here, local and international photographers have the opportunity to get together and share their visions and ideas in an informal environment.

Submission to the main annual contest of Verzasca Foto Festival is open.

Contest theme and submission conditions

The choice of the theme is free. Every participant can submit a personal photo story with minimum 3 and maximum 10 images.

The format of the images must be: JPEG, colour or monochrome. The dimension of the longer side must be 2000 pixel.

No limitation of when the photo has been taken.

Both analogical (scanned from negative or slide) and digital images are allowed. Participants must own the original files.

In order to confirm your registration, you must enter a title and a short description for the group of photos.


The contest is open to all people who have reached the age of 18 by the 22nd January 2020, regardless of nationality or residence. Excluded from the competition are the staffs of: Verzasca Foto Association, sponsors, jury members, and all family members related to every listed category.


Contests opens on 22nd January 2020 at midday (UTC). Deadline will be the 29th February 2020 at 23:59:59 (UTC). The deadline could be extended. The winners will be announced in Summer 2020.

Entries open from 22nd of January to 29th of February 2020
Win 2000.- swiss francs + solo exhibition at Verzasca Foto Festival
Free Theme.

Verzasca Foto Festival
January 22, 2020
February 29, 2020
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