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We decided not to organise an awards ceremony, due to the uncertainty during the last few months. We wanted to hold it in a safe and sicure environment, but this not being possible, the organisers decided to send out the prizes to the winners.


Let us introduce you the winners in the different categories of the XIV edition of the contest, at least in photograph. We hope that an improvement in the health emergency will allow us to arrange a face-to-face award ceremony, by respecting all the safety conditions required.

We remind you that, behind this gallery of authors’ portraits and their wonderful award-winning photographs – as well as many others submitted – there are people who share a passion for nature and photography. Each of them has a different sensitivity and translates it into the ability to describe, through images, the beauty of our Parks.


The XIV edition of the international contest “Fotografare il Parco” has just ended. It was 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”.
Lello Piazza, the president of the jury, said: “In Italy, information deals only a little with Nature. This makes this competition, now in its XIV edition, even more valuable. This is because it shows to the public the beauty of the landscapes, the behaviour of animals and the colourful vegetation of three National Parks located in our country: Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise, Gran Paradiso and Stelvio, to which the cross-border Parc national de la Vanoise has to be added”.
From more than 3,300 images submitted, the jury’s choice awarded the first, second and third prizes to a number of exceptional shots: the tenderness of two young stoats playing with a flower (Overall winner - Valter Pallaoro), the New Wave of macro photography that transforms a young woman into a work of geometric abstraction (Second place - Giuseppe Bonali) and finally the landscape wilderness in the shot of Valle del Gallo in Stelvio National Park (Third place - Luca Ronchi).
Other prize-winners include the nocturnal encounter between a fox and a badger, first in the category “The Park Wildlife”, the difficult shot representing the giant peacock moth – a nocturnal butterfly – first in the category “The Park Microcosmos and Natural Details” and the rare encounter with a saxifrage during its maximum blossoming, third in the category “The Park Plant World”.



We inform you that the jury meeting will take place on February, 12th. The winning photographs will be announced after  the eventually technical check.
Bormio, Torino, Pescasseroli, Chambéry, 18th January 2021

A FEW DAYS LEFT... participate in the contest.
The times are not very encouraging for photographing, to be sure, but in this difficult moment the beauty of nature and of our Parks can be the source of some comfort.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

We find even one of our most loyal participants of “Fotografare il Parco” among the winners of the 56th edition of
Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a “historic” photo contest dedicated to nature.

It is Lorenzo Shoubridge, whose spectacular photo of wolves was awarded the “Highly Commended” prize. The same image also won the
first prize in the “mammals” category of the Montphoto international photography contest.

We contacted him and he told us he is delighted with the prestigious result obtained, derived from his great passion for nature that found
in photography the way to realise his desire to collect evidence of the beauty of the natural world and to share it with other people.
Passion and “expertise”, as we say, for the realization of a shot dedicated to a couple of wolves, very charming animals,
depicted in their environment and in their daily life.

Our warmest congratulations to Lorenzo, and also to all the other photographers we know who, over the years, have honoured themselves
in the most important nature photography contest in the world.

Of course, we are waiting for you in “Fotografare il Parco”.

Bormio, Torino, Pescasseroli, Chambéry, 22 october 2020

Thanks to Francesca Berardi for the translation.




The international competition “Fotografare il Parco”, that has become a traditional event for mountain photography lovers, is coming back again.
For the 14th time, photography lovers and tourists of the protected areas could confront each other with the shots dedicated to the nature of the Parks that organize the event. Landscapes, animals and plants of the Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise and de la Vanoise National Parks thus become the protagonists of the competition, supported by the patronage of Alparc (Network of Alpine Protected Areas) and Federparchi.
Given the inevitable delays following the health emergency, the deadline for participation is this year postponed to November 30, 2020. Beautiful seasons are waiting for us, from now until almost the first snow, so as you could venture on the paths of the Parks with the camera around your neck.
However, it is not only an opportunity to test your photographic skills, it is also a way to collaborate with us. Many of the images presented in the competition, fundamental to convey the beauty and the complexity of the protected areas, will be displayed – even if they will not be rewarded. They could actually be used in our communication campaigns, helping us to increase interest and attention towards mountain nature, its vulnerability and the importance of its conservation.