Photography Contest

Photo Contest Theme: “One Community, Many Cultures” On this 40th anniversary, we celebrate the diversity of Houston and Texas as a whole. We all come from different backgrounds and walks of life, but for one weekend (and throughout the year at the ICCC), we are connected by a love for Italian culture, traditions, food, and maybe a few glasses of wine. We challenge you to capture the essence of community in your submissions.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018 (applications will be accepted until deadline or until maximum applications allowed has been reached, whichever comes first)
Categories: An Amateur is a person who does not derive more than 50% of his or her income from work as a photographer.

  • Amateur Adult (18 years or older)
  • Amateur Student (14-17 years) – requires parent/guardian approval for participation

Criteria for Judging: Composition, Lighting, Expression of the Theme, Originality and Overall Aesthetics
Admission: $20 per participant (one photo allowed per participant). A total of 20 participants per category will be allowed. Each participant will receive two free admission tickets to the festival.
Display: Photographs will be on display the week of the festival in the University of St. Thomas Art Gallery and then on the festival grounds beginning on Friday of that week.
Prizes:
Amateur Adult:

  • First Place: $200 ICCC Gift Card, $195 Houston Center for Photography Adult Photography Class, and $50 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Second Place: $100 ICCC Gift Card, $95 MFAH Family Membership, and $50 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Third Place: $50 ICCC Gift Card

Amateur Student:

  • First Place: $200 ICCC Gift Card, $135 Houston Center for Photography Student Photography Class, and $50 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Second Place: $100 ICCC Gift Card, $45 MFAH Student Membership, and $50 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Third Place: $50 ICCC Gift Card

Winners announced on Friday, October 12 at 6:15pm.

For more details and application click here: Guidelines & Application
Please submit completed application and photo digitally to info@houstonitalianfestival.com.

NOTE: This year, only digital submissions will be accepted. Photos will be printed in house to be displayed at the festival. Information on admission payment is included on the application.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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