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Photometria Awards

Photometria Awards 2022 


“Looking for the Light”


Judged by Martin Parr

Self-portrait, Havana, Cuba, 2000

© Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.

Trent Parke


 Light, the cornerstone of photography. It is the animator, the one which reveals the world around us, which illuminates the unknown, and reveals virtues, hope, truth and happiness. It was used as a symbol of “good” religiously and socio-politically, which is in a perpetual battle against evil, darkness and shadows. It is identified with the divine, but also with knowledge. Already last year’s theme (Un)lucky (R)evolution, raised the question of where we stand as humanity now. This year we look forward. We look to the future optimistically, seeking light in every aspect of our lives. We are looking for all that is worth fighting for, but also all the darkness that is waiting to be illuminated. We are looking for the light that will give us new knowledge but also the optimism we need in a world that continues to plunge into darkness. As Magnum’s Australian photographer Trent Parke puts it: “Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” So this year, let’s try to spread the magic!



– Theme: Looking for the Light

– Entry Fee: Free of charge.

April 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022 (23:59 pm) (GMT +2), you can upload one photo through the PARTICIPATION button below. A confirmation email will NOT be sent after the photo is uploaded. Only the message of the successful submission of the photo in the competition is displayed.

– 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 14th Photometria International Photography Festival.

– The exhibition will also travel to other greek cities after the end of the festival.





1st prize: Olympus E-M10 III Silver + EZ-M1442 EZ, from OM Digital Solutions


2nd prize: Photographic Books worth 150 €



– 3rd prize: CULLMANN SYDNEY pro Maxima 425+ black, camera bag, from OM Digital Solutions


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, 2022.



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 belong to the photographers.

– The assessing of the photographs will be based on the composition, consistency and their relation to the competition’s theme.

– 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.


Contact: competition@photometria.gr

Martin Parr (grey)

          Self-portrait, Havana, Cuba, 2000

    © Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

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.