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CitiesToBe Photo Award 2023

The CitiesToBe Photo Award 2023 is the second edition of a biennial international urban photography contest for images that portray cities and their challenging, yet inspiring complexity.

Organized by Barcelona-based consultancy firm Anteverti, the contest is free to enter and open to photographic creators from all over the world whose work show or reflect on cities and urban life. Any individual over the age of 18 may submit his/her work until February 12, 2023, which may be conventional photographic work or artistic work that uses photography as a medium.

Out of all the submitted images, 50 photographs will be shortlisted and announced as finalists on March 17, 2023. Prizes include an Acquisitive Prize of €1,500 for the winning image, 10 Honorable Mentions and having the submitted work showcased through the contest's online channels and through an edition’s book to be edited after the competition is resolved. The Final Decision of the contest will be announced on April 20, 2023.

The 1st Edition of the CitiesTobe Photo Award, launched in December 2019, received 533 images from more than 60 countries in all continents. ‘Vorkuta’, by Russian photographer Roman Demyanenko, was awarded with the first prize.




Prizes include an Acquisitive Prize of €1,500 for the winning image and 10 Honorable Mentions. The 50 finalist images will be showcased through through an edition’s book to be edited after the competition is resolved, as well as through the contest's online channels.


Any individual over the age of 18 may participate in the CitiesToBe Photo Award 2023, regardless of their geographical location or nationality.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The intellectual rights and the rights of exploitation (exhibition, reproduction, communication, publication and public distribution) of the images received will be held by the author of the photographs, without geographical or temporal limits. However, both Anteverti and CitiesToBe keep the right to use the submitted images on their websites or their social media, in order to promote the contest and their authors. This will always be done referencing the author of each image and the context of the photography contest.

The organization of the contest will reject any type of request that may be made by third parties with commercial interests, such as concession, loan, exploitation, sale etc. of the personal details of the participants as well as the images that these participants present to the contest.

During the course of the photo contest, the organization may release an advance preview of the photographs that have been submitted. This will only happen within the context of this same contest, and for the purpose of promotion.


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