Photometria Awards

Photometria Awards 2021

Judged by Martin Parr


Theme: “(Un)lucky (R)evolution”

Self-portrait, Havana, Cuba, 2000

© Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

Photometria festival is organized for 13th continuous year in Ioannina city, while Greece celebrates 200 years since the Greek revolution. These two conditions inspired this year’s festival title. On one side, stands the popular expression of “unlucky 13”, on the other, the word revolution, honorary to rebellion’s anniversary. However, both words also hide “luck” and “evolution”, creating in this way a game among meanings. The prejudice of jinx is revoked by positive, lucky, outcomes, in a frame where we believed that they are not possible. A revolution, even a suppressed one, will eventually bring evolution. A kind of evolution that does not always mean improvement, a kind of evolution that may affect others than only humans. Which is our luck as mankind? Which is our evolution? What follows a revolution and for what is worth a person to revolute nowadays? Guided by luck but also by our own decisions, how do we wish to evolve ecumenical as humans, as society? The title wants to bring into the center these and other questionings. We live during a critical era, in which we are responsible for the future.




– Theme: “(Un)lucky (R)evolution”

– Entry Fee: Free of charge.

April 1, 2021 – May 31, 2021 (23:59 pm) (GMT +2), you can upload your photo through the PARTICIPATION button. After the uploading, a message appears about the successful photo’s uploading.

– On June 15, the results of the best 25 photos will be announced. The exhibition of the winning photos will take place in Ioannina, during 13th Photometria International Photography Festival.


– The exhibition “(Un)lucky (R)evolution” will also travel to other greek cities after the end of the festival.




1st Award

 Voucher for Olympus – OM Digital Solutions Products:  1000 €




2nd Award

OLYMPUS E-M10 III S 1442IIR Kit blk/blk


3rd Award

CULLMANN PANAMA CrossPack 200, black, sling bag



– In addition, one of the three winners has the opportunity to participate in the next year’s festival with a solo exhibition.








The results of the three winners will be announced on June 21, 2021.



Participation terms

– Participation is free. The applicants have the right to send only one picture photo, not bigger than 500kb.

– Photos must be original work of the participants and the organizer bears no responsibility for any copyright theft.

– The Photometria Festival is not obliged to return the printed photo to the participants.

– Participants grant the right to the organizers to publish, display and print the photos, with the only condition that the photographer’s name will be mentioned. However, participants have no right to renumeration.

– The copyrights of the photos belongs to the photographers.

– The assessing of the photographs will be based on the composition, consistency and their relation to the competition’s theme “(Un) lucky (R) evolution”.

– Participation in the contest implies automatically that the non-exact compliance with the terms of the competition (non-indication, inaccurate data, sending more than one photo, etc) leads to the exclusion from the contest.

– The decision of the Judge shall be final and no objection or any other claim is acceptable.

– If your photo is selected to the top 25, you will be asked for your original file in a good resolution for printing.

– By entering the competition, you agree to your information by email to the actions of Photometria Festival.


Participation in the contest implies full acceptance of the above terms and no claims can be made against the organizing authority.




          Self-portrait, Havana, Cuba, 2000

    © Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s Short Biography


Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation.
With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established.

Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals, Arles in 2004 and Brighton Biennial in 2010. More recently Parr curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar.

Parr has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and was President from 2013 – 2017. In 2013 Parr was appointed the visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster.

Parr’s work has been collected by many of the major museums, from the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Martin Parr established the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017.