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Great participation...


…at the 17th edition of the contest. Once again, this year, many photographers sent in their shots by 30 November.

The jury, which is called to make a tough decision, will meet by the end of January/beginning of February 2024. 

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Only 10 days remain to submit your photos to the competition.

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…to take part in the contest. Do not miss the opportunity to send in your photographs! We are looking forward to unique shots, images that will captivate and inspire, but also educate and raise awareness of the beauty and respect for nature!



Something new for its 17th edition: the creation of a social profile and the People's choice
The “Fotografare il Parco” contest, 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, is now in its 17th edition.
After the success of the previous editions – over 3,500 photographs were taken in the last one – the contest confirms its four categories: The Park Landscapes, 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. Two special prizes are also up for grabs: one will be awarded to the image considered to be the most representative of the interaction between man and nature, while a second will be awarded to the photograph that best represents, interprets, and highlights the ecological-environmental crises marking our current historical period.



Once again, this year Geo, the afternoon programme broadcast on the Italian television channel RAI3, dedicated a report to the contest.

In yesterday’s episode, broadcast on 5 April, Emanuele Biggi interviewed Francesco Tomasinelli, journalist, science communicator, and member of the Fotografare il Parco jury.



Grand finale, on Saturday 25 March, of the 16th edition of the contest.

In the impressive setting of the Fort Bard, in the presence of the President and the Director of the Fort, as well as many local administrators, and representatives of the Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo Lazio e Molise and Vanoise, prizes were awarded to the authors of the overall and category-winning photographs, and the mentioned images.


The winning photographs on display at the Fort Stables from 26 March to 26 April 2023
The Stables of the Fort Bard (AO) will display, from 26 March to 26 April 2023, the winning and mentioned photographs of the 16th edition of the international nature photography contest “Fotografare il Parco”, organized by Gran Paradiso, Stelvio, Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise Italian National Parks, and de la Vanoise French National Park, with the patronage of Alparc, Federparchi and the participation of the media partner “La Rivista della Natura”.
The four protected areas are divided by hundreds of kilometres, but they are together in the aim of preserving a heritage of biodiversity that is unique for its beauty and richness. They thus want to continue the cultural path for nature images that they have undertaken so far.
The images on display show the landscapes and inhabitants that you can meet within the four protected areas: the chamois struggling for survival in the mountains, the slow flow of night clouds above the rocky mountains, the delicate opening of buds in the forest at the end of winter. There is more: wide views, animals, and plants.
The images will allow you to witness instants of life in our mountains: moments that, without the attentive gaze and quick reflexes of the photographers, could be missed. For a moment, the world of nature opens to our eyes with all its beauty.


Award-winning photos on display at Fort Bard (AO) from 26 March to 25 April 2023
The jury of the international contest “Fotografare il Parco”, organized by Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and de la Vanoise National Parks, with the patronage of Alparc, Federparchi and the participation of the media partner “La Rivista della Natura”, has met a few days ago.

Now in its XVI edition, the contest dedicated to the protected areas, partners of the initiative, once again aroused great interest among landscape and nature photography enthusiasts.

For the contest, there were, actually, over 420 participants and over 3,100 photos submitted.

The large numbers were matched by the high quality of the competing images. Photographs often of high aesthetic, narrative, or descriptive value, capturing the beauty and peculiarities of the organising parks in the moment of the shot.

The three overall winners were very different, both in the subjects depicted and in the photographic approach.

The photograph “Sopravvivenza” (Survival) by Emilio Ricci was placed first. A chamois crouched and partially covered by blizzard snow tells of the constant challenges for survival faced by mountain animals. “Velo di nuvole” (Veil of clouds) was placed second, a long night exposure taken in Valsavarenche by Luca Nasigrosso, where the slow movement of the clouds covers the mountain reliefs with a veil. The image “Tra inverno e primavera” (Between winter and spring) by Elisa Confortini was placed third, where on a foggy winter day, in the still bare forest, the opening of buds heralds spring.