Photography Contest

La Muta Prize

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Analogue photography project or an essay on an aspect of the history of photography.

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Open to all

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The La Muta Prize is an international photography award that aims to reward 4 authors and allow them to develop an analogue photography project or an essay on an aspect of the history of photography.

It also aims to prepare for future exhibitions through a competition inviting the Biennale audience to choose from photographs scattered around the city during the opening days of Biennale 2023. Residents and visitors will vote with ballots for three days, May 18-19-20, 2023. The list of winners will be announced during the evening celebration on Saturday, May 20, 2023.


The competition is open to people of all ages and nationalities. Participation in the competition is free of charge, but applicants preselected by the Jury for exhibition during the Biennale 2023 days must provide their work in material form, silver prints, paper media, ancient techniques on metal and glass, etc.Participants must fill out a form available online, their identity will not be revealed during the voting.

The project submitted initially in digital form must be accompanied by a brief description (5 lines of text or 60 seconds of video). The ideas developed must be about a story, a photographic narrative, presented with a minimum of two and a maximum of nine photographs. Each applicant must make a choice, they can compete for a month-long residency in Senigallia (prize provided for 3 winners) or an exhibition and a three-day stay in Paris (prize provided only for the first place, Offsite winner). Must commit to providing an authorization to publish the images online and in print media as part of the Biennale’s communication, with a guarantee of authenticity of the author and, in the case of citations of works by other authors, proof that the legal copyright period has been respected.The deadline for receipt of the nomination form is Thursday, March 23, 2023.

The Senigallia Biennale Scientific Jury will meet on Monday, March 27, to select the works for exhibition during the Biennale and public voting. Validation will be at the discretion of the Scientific Jury of the Senigallia Biennial, which will inform the nominees by email.

Selected nominees must then deliver or send their series of photographs to ATELIER41, Senigallia by May 17, 2023.