Photo Contest

Let the pictures do the talking!

With the annual Photo Contest, we want to show the Alps from different perspectives: their cultural richness and heritage, their majestic natural splendour, their unique biodiversity and ecosystems and the vibrant life.

The Photo Contest is open from May until August.
The submitted pictures compete for a spot in the Alpine Convention’s calendar.

Photo Contest 2022

Alpine plays of light

Light affects our surroundings, our perceptions, and our emotions. Light bounces around in the Alpine landscapes in the most varied of ways, above and below the canopies it shows and conceals, it reveals and deceives. It can give us the most magic of moments as well as the scariest and darkest of scenes.

In this edition of the Alpine Convention Photo Contest, we want to dive deep into the roots of photography, celebrating light and its effects; the infinite ways the rays of light play around with the Alpine environment; how they emphasise or contrast it.

Light effects are most prominent in the early or late hours of the days, but at any time during the day (and often at night as well) we can witness a never-ending game of changing colours, shadows, and reflections that alter the way we perceive ourselves and our Alpine surroundings. Explore all these different shows of light as they change throughout the day, the season, and the place.

Light is so pervasive, and yet so elusive: all photographers know how hard it is to capture it, to time it right so that the landscape is portrayed as you see it in the moment, and to get the camera reflect your emotions while taking the photo.

This year we are dedicating the Photo Contest to this ubiquitous element whose presence or absence can drastically affect a landscape and its ensuing image – as well as how we feel.

We invite you to unleash your creativity and skills and add your inner (and photographed) light to the 2023 calendar by sending us your contributions before the 3rd of September 2022.

Awards and prizes

The thirteen best photos will be included in the 2023 edition of the Alpine Convention’s calendar and their photographers will receive Alpine Convention gifts.

Of these photos, the Swiss Presidency and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention will choose the three best unique photographs and award them the three following prizes:

  • 1st prize: € 300
  • 2nd prize: € 200
  • 3rd prize: € 100

Call and submission criteria
Submission link

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