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Noto Fior di Foto is an annual international photo contest organised by the cultural associations PhôsGraphé and MagneticFilm. The competition is free of charge and open to all amateur and professional photographers, without age or nationality limits. A jury of experts will examine and select the best photos and appoint the winners.

Every year an exhibition is organised showcasing the photos of the winners in the beautiful city of Noto, home of the most beautiful Sicilian Baroque, during the characteristic and well known Festival of Infiorata.

Moreover, a special international guest photographer presents a selection of his/her works in a parallel solo exhibition.

The first edition of Noto Fior di Foto, held in 2017, saw numerous participations from all over the world. This year at the second edition we raise the bar a bit. In addition to individual images, we introduce the possibility of presenting a photo series which develops a story connected to this year’s theme.

For further information about the 2018 edition please refer to our Rules page.


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Please read carefully our Rules (file naming convention, image sizes, …) before applying!

For the 2018 edition the photo competition focuses on the theme “BLOOMING” in all its potential facets (conceptual, naturalistic, human-related, …). It could be for example the blooming of an idea, the flowering of a life, the growth of a smile on a characteristic face, and of course of the blooming of Mother Nature (flowers, trees, …). Observe the countless definitions of “blooming” in everyday life and use your creativity to leverage this subject with your own taste.

This theme applies to all four categories. For example, in the category “Single Images (Macro)” a close-up image of a flower is perfectly valid, as it is a more conceptual idea like a germinating seed, the frost forming on a leaf in a cold morning or the rust which spreads over an iron bar.

In any case, your descriptions in the below form should help us understand how your images or stories relate to the theme.





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