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Photometria Awards

Photometria Awards 2023 


“Emerging Roots”


Judged by Martin Parr

Self-portrait, Havana, Cuba, 2000

© Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos

Photography has always been associated with memory. Especially at the beginning of the medium, a photograph not only brought back loved ones to our memory, but often replaced them as a physical presence. Having the image of someone you had the feeling that he is still with you. Through photography a moment is preserved forever. It is photography that often keeps us in touch with our roots, with our past and whenever is necessary helps us to imaginatively recreate past moments. The memories that are preserved are our identity and when these memories emerge in the present, they should be used for the purpose of knowledge and evolution. But beware of the pseudomemory, as not everything is always as we think!

This year’s theme of Photometria International Photography Festival, “Emerging Roots”, invites you to learn from your past, your roots and your memories. Highlight it, remember it and create a better present and an even better future. Let our emerging roots become levers for a better world.



– Theme: Emerging Roots

– Entry Fee: Free of charge.

April 1, 2023 – May 31, 2023 (23:59 pm) (GMT +2), you can upload one photo through the PARTICIPATION button above. 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.

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

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




1st place: 500 euro

In addition, one of the top 3 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 at the beginning of the festival



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.

Photos produced by AI artificial intelligence are not accepted. The organizer has the right to cancel the participation and resort to any legal actions against the creator if an AI image participation is noticed .

– 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.