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How it works

Who can enter?

All photographers operating in Italy. It doesn't matter if you're professional, semi-professional or an amateur! It's your interest in photography that counts. Your creative eye, your passion, your inspiration. The ability to interpret reality through images, and to direct this ability towards the topic of this year’s Award.

The theme: In praise of balance

We are inviting photographers to interpret one of the key concepts of our culture, balance, a theme with a wealth of meanings and connotations, a fundamental cornerstone of Terna’s mission, which guarantees a balance between energy produced and energy consumed 24/7, 365 days a year.

How to enter

Simply register on the website, following the instructions provided in the section Participate.

Deadlines

15 February-30 June: registrations; July-September: selection of finalists and their official announcement; 26 September; announcement and award ceremony for winners, inauguration and opening to the public of the Exhibition with the finalist Works. 26 September-15 October: Exhibition open to the public (free entry).

The prizes

Two winners and three special Awards
This year’s competition includes the Senior Award, the Youth Award and “Terna’s Highest Voted Work”.
There are two new prizes: the Amateur Award, reserved for non-professionals, and the Art Academy Special Commendation, dedicated to young people enrolled in an advanced training institute in the sectors of interest of the Award (photography, contemporary art, fine art, visual communication, etc.).

Cash prize: €15.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, (Italy), in the Driving Energy 2023 photography book, at important exhibitions in 2024.

Cash prize: 5.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, (Italy), in the Driving Energy 2023 photography book, at important exhibitions in 2024.

Cash prize: 2.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, (Italy), in the Driving Energy 2023 photography book, at important exhibitions in 2024.

Cash prize: 5.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, (Italy), in the Driving Energy 2023 photography book, at important exhibitions in 2024.

Cash prize: 2.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, (Italy), in the Driving Energy 2023 photography book, at important exhibitions in 2024.

Participate

Register in the dedicated section and upload your photograph.

This year participants can compete in the Senior and Youth categories an also as Amateurs or students enrolled in academic institutes relevant to the Award (e.g. photography, contemporary art, visual communication, etc.).

Read more about how to participate in Art. 3 of the Rules

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About us

We are a major transmission grid operator.
We promote energy transition and sustainable development by focusing on people and innovation.
Every day, we work to create a climate of dialogue and trust with the local communities to which we provide an essential commodity for the economic and social life of everyone: electricity.