New free photography open call for photographers

Written "TRIESTE AVDACE" in blue decoration on photo of the city. Cover of the photographic open call dedicated to Trieste
Concluded project

Trieste Audace

A photographic tribute to Trieste

Free photographic Open Call dedicated to the city of Trieste. A photographic tribute that celebrates the city of the bora wind, of great literary names and historic cafés, but also the city that has hosted the Trieste Photo Days international photography festival for 10 years.

Deadline 7th May 2023

Written "TRIESTE AVDACE" in blue decoration on photo of the city. Cover of the photographic open call dedicated to Trieste

Trieste Audace

On the occasion of the tenth edition of the international photography festival Trieste Photo Days, Exhibit Around APS in collaboration with dotART cultural association, celebrate the birthplace of the festival, launching a new photographic open call: Trieste Audace.

The project

Trieste Audace is a tribute to the city of Trieste that Exhibit Around aims to celebrate with a new photographic and editorial project.
The project will be presented during the important international festival dedicated to photography that Trieste has hosted for the past 10 years, the Trieste Photo Days.
The aim is to celebrate the diversity of Trieste, a city of literature, of the bora wind and of historic cafés.

The theme

In this photographic open call, Trieste is defined as "brave" (audace in italian) because it is a city that dares, puts itself on the line, which keeps up with the times without forgetting its origins.
A city where the sea and the mountains come together in an area rich in history and gastronomic culture, a symbol of Central European culture.
A city with a glorious past that looks to the future, as well as its large square that looks out to sea.

Who is it for?

To photographers from all over the world interested in submitting single photos, but also projects and portfolios, focused on the city of Trieste.
Participating photographers will have the opportunity to see their photos displayed in the dedicated exhibition and published in the photographic volume.

The photos

Each author will be able to address the theme through the photographic genre he prefers.
The photographic works must be able to launch an original and uncommon look at the daily life of Trieste, its architecture, the Gulf of Trieste, its traditions, flavors and the Karst.

Trieste Audace: opening of the preview exhibition, waiting for Trieste Photo Days 2023!

Central Post's Palace
Vittorio Veneto Square, 1 - Trieste (TS), Italy (Open in maps )

Saturday 8th July 2023 Saturday 29th July 2023

Trieste Audace for “The City that I would like”

Sala Risto Škuljević
Via Genova, 12 - Trieste (TS), Italy (Open in maps )

Saturday 24th June 2023

In addition to the exhibition during the Trieste Photo Days and the photobook, the Trieste Audace photographic project also includes a special widespread photographic exhibition and the photographic group walk 24HOURS of Photography in Trieste.

The photos of the widespread exhibition will be shown through the city of Trieste into selected venues. Participants of the 24 HOURS of Photography in Trieste will automatically be able to participate in the Trieste Audace project as well.


The call is open to all and registration is free. To submit photos, simply register or access the new Exhibit Around user area on, select the Trieste Audace call and follow the procedure for Single Photos and/or Projects/Portfolios.

We will select the works that will be part of the prestigious dedicated exhibition and that will be published in the photographic book dedicated to the project.



Exhibit Around APS will select the Best Author of the project and the Honorable Mentions.

The award event will be held on the during the Trieste Photo Days 2023 international photography festival.

Best photo

  • Photo exhibited in the exhibition in Sala Xenia in Trieste, main headquarters of Trieste Photo Days, during the opening weekend of the festival
  • Guest of honor at the gala dinner on Saturday 28 October, together with the super-guests of the festival
  • A selection of free copies of Exhibit Around photo books
  • Medal

Honorable mention

  • A selection of free copies of Exhibit Around photo books
  • Medal
Photo of the Caffé degli Specchi in Trieste with the Town Hall


You may want to know...

Where and when will my photos be on display?

The best photos will be exhibited in a dedicated exhibition running from 27 to 29 October 2023.
The exhibition will take place during the prestigious international photography festival Trieste Photo Days.

The selected authors will also have the opportunity to exhibit their photos in the widespread exhibition dedicated to the project which will be held in selected venues in Trieste.

Is participation free?

Participation in the Open Call is free as is participation in the exhibition and photographic book.
Exhibit Around is a social promotion association, therefore it is not for profit. The photographers whose photos have been selected as the best will then be contacted by October 2023 with a proposal for an expense contribution to become part of the widespread exhibition. The contribution requested will cover the costs of logistics, organisation, printing of the photos and volume, merchandising, visual communication, transport, set-up and photographic reportage.
The contribution is requested only for participation in the widespread exhibition.

What technical characteristics must the photos have?

A candidate photo will be selected as the cover. Authors wishing to submit their photo explicitly for the cover should add the word "cover" to the name of the uploaded file.
Photos must not contain signatures, watermarks, watermarks or frames. Images must be in '.jpg' format and the color mode must be RGB. The size of the single file must be less than 9 MB while the dimensions required for the photos are:

  • minimum 2000px short side
  • maximum 6000px long side

The file name must not contain special characters but only letters and/or numbers.

Who owns the rights of the candidate photos?

Each photographer retains the moral and intellectual property rights on their works submitted for the call. Each author grants the Exhibit Around and dotART association the non-exclusive right to use the winning / selected images to promote and/or advertise the association's non-profit activities, subject to official communication to the author (whose name will always be attributed to the 'Opera).