Fotografare il Parco. Edition 2022: Nature in images


The international contest “Fotografare il Parco” is back, an event organised by the Italian National Parks of Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise and the French Parc national de la Vanoise, with the patronage of Alparc (the Alpine Network of Protected Areas) and Federparchi.

Now in its 16th edition, “Fotografare il Parco” represents one of the most eagerly awaited and prestigious events on the international scene. Landscapes, animals, and plants of the protected areas become the protagonists in the photos of the contest that, besides denoting the high technical ability of the photographers, imply a marked sensitivity and an unusual ability to observe the natural environment.

The contest, created to tell the story of the four historical National Parks (the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, the Vanoise National Park will be 60 next year, and the Stelvio National Park is fast approaching its 90th anniversary in 2025) through the camera lens, becomes an opportunity for participants to compare and share their shots, as well as an opportunity to be the “spokesman” of the beauty of nature in the protected areas. The Parks may use the images in contest in their communication campaigns, thus contributing in an incisive way to drawing attention to the value of the natural environment surrounding us, as well as to the importance of its preservation.

The contest, whose deadline is 30 November 2022, is divided into four categories: The Park Landscape, The Park Wildlife, The Park Microcosmos and Natural Details, and the Park Plant World.

For the overall and category winners there are cash prizes, stays in the four protected areas, and subscriptions to "La Rivista della Natura”, the contest’s media partner. A prize is at stake for the photo considered to be the most representative of the interaction between man and nature in the protected areas.

Taking part in the photo contest is free of charge: each participant may enter all four categories in the regulations with a maximum of four photographs per category, by submitting them online. The rules are available here

For further information on the competition, you could contact:

Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Tel. ++39 0342900838 -

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso - Tel. ++39 0118606211 -

Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo Lazio e Molise - Tel. ++39 08639113256 -

Parc national de la Vanoise - Tel. ++33 0479628964 -

Bormio, Torino, Pescasseroli, Chambéry, 9th August 2022