Marco Pesaresi Award for Contemporary Photography
Marco Pesaresi Award for Contemporary Photography
The Marco Pesaresi Award for Contemporary Photography is a prize organized by the municipality of Savignano sul Rubicone in cooperation with the municipalities of Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini, and Il Fanciullino, the cultural association founded by Isa Perazzini in partnership with Savignano Immagini (the management office).
This year, the Marco Pesaresi Award celebrates its 17th anniversary. The prize was founded in honour of Marco Pesaresi, an outstanding photographer from Rimini, to promote concept-driven, innovative photo-reportage research and projects created in the context of the language of contemporary photography and visual culture.
The competition is open to photographers of all nationalities born on or after 1 January 1978. Entry is free of charge.
The award is in the amount of 5,000 Euros, gross (i.e. it may be subject to tax and other social-security contributions).
The photographs should be presented as a portfolio, and should ideally focus on a single theme, one suggesting a photographic project that the artist intends to complete by using the funding provided by the Award. The projects entered must be original and not have been distributed, published and/or exhibited in the same format and/or content.
The photographer may elect to take part in the Award by submitting a project that is separate from the portfolio being submitted to the Jury.
The photography project that will be completed by virtue of the prize money shall be exhibited at SI FEST next year, i.e. SI FEST 2019.
To be included in the selection, the works (max. 20 photographs) must be submitted to the Festival administration office via email or on CD (.jpeg files / height: 30 cm / 72 dpi) no later than Saturday 28 July 2018, together with an outline of the photography project to be completed, a brief artist biography, and the application form.
The management office has the power to postpone the competition deadline should the need arise.
Marco Pesaresi Award 2018
corso Gino Vendemini, 51
I – 47039 Savignano sul Rubicone (FC), Italy
Tel: (+39) 0541 941895
web site: www.sifest.it
Applications will be accepted only if all the required fields on the form are filled in. Forms can be downloaded from the following blog page:Download
The photographers of the projects selected by the Jury will be invited, after the competition deadline, to send prints of the photographs contained in the portfolio they have submitted by e-mail or on CD, or have them otherwise delivered in a sealed envelope (20 photos, max. 40 cm. x 30 cm.), at their own expense, to the Festival administration office by Monday 27th August 2018.
The Marco Pesaresi Award administration office shall not be held liable for any damage to, loss of, or delayed or failed delivery of such materials.
The Award shall be granted by a qualified Jury.
Its decision shall be based on a qualitative assessment and be final and irrevocable.
The Jury reserves the right to amend the Award rules before the deadline. Any such amendment will be duly notified.
The Jury shall not be held liable for any occurrence beyond its control that may hamper participation in the competition or prevent the competition itself from being held.
The Jury is authorized not to award a prize if it so deems appropriate.
The winner of the Marco Pesaresi Award will be announced at the opening of the 27th annual SI FEST in Savignano sul Rubicone, on Friday 14th September 2018.
The winner undertakes to present the results of his/her research and to make all the physical arrangements for an exhibition thereof at SI FEST 2019, in accordance with procedures to be arranged.
The CDs submitted by participants and the photographs in the portfolios of the selected photographers shall become part of the Contemporary Fine Art Photographic Archive (Archivio di fotografia contemporanea d’autore) created by the Municipality of Savignano sul Rubicone in order to conserve, organize, show to advantage and publicize the materials acquired within the context of SI FEST and Savignano Immagini, for the sole purpose of the study and knowledge thereof.
All use of such materials shall be agreed with the photographer in advance.
© The copyright shall be owned by the photographer or another duly authorized person.
The money of the Award shall be used to cover the general and/or related expenses of the project (such as travel, subsistence, board and lodging, licence fees, translations, professional assistance, etc.).
SI FEST shall make available to the winner a tutor who from October 2018 to September 2019 will follow the progress of the project. The winner shall provide a report in which by sending documentation from time to time (by the deadlines set forth below) in the form of photographs, texts, and reports she or he shall demonstrate the state of advancement of the works:
– 31 December 2018;
– 31 March 2019;
– 30 June 2019.
The winner shall undertake to provide not later than 30 June 2019 the materials for the promotion and publication of the general catalogue for SI FEST 2019:
High resolution images (format TIFF, resolution 300 DPI, base 20 cm) together with release, captions, copyright and acknowledgements, if need be;
Project presentation text;
A proposal for an exhibition mounting plan, by a date to be set by the organization office (in the event that the winner wishes to be present during the process of mounting and dismounting the exhibition, she or he shall bear the related travel, board and lodging expenses herself/himself;
The complete photography exhibition, ready for mounting.
The winner shall also undertake to attend the opening days of SI FEST 2019, in September 2019, to take part in such encounters, discussions and guided visits as may arise, and to assume the related travel costs.
The winner of the Award shall grant exclusive rights to this presentation to SI FEST 2019.
From the time of the announcement of the Award until the exhibition at SI FEST 2019 the winner may in no wise distribute, publish or exhibit in any form whatsoever in Italy or elsewhere the project in any form that may derive from it on pain of being banned from the Festival and having the prize money withheld.
The Award shall be presented to the winner by the Municipality of Savignano sul Rubicone at the end of SI FEST 2019, subject to confirmation that she or he has abided by the conditions set forth in the Award rules.
Participants shall freely concede to the Associazione Savignano Immagini the rights to such of their works and texts as they have submitted to the Festival, for use on the internet website of the event and other forms of promotion.
An application to take part in the competition shall imply the automatic acceptance of all the aforementioned provisions.
The payment of the Award shall take place in accordance with the legal provisions in force.
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