The 2023 Driving Energy Award catalog is online. Browse it here.

How it works

The theme: Seeing the Invisible

We are inviting participants to reflect on what is not visible, yet produces tangible results. Art itself consists of seeing what cannot be seen, or what cannot be seen yet. For Terna, the world of the invisible includes electricity and, increasingly, the infrastructure which transmits it.

Deadlines

7 March/30 June: registrations; July/September: selection and announcement of finalists; 24 September: announcement and award ceremony for winners, inauguration and opening of the Exhibition; 24 September/13 October: Exhibition open to the public (free entry).

The prizes

Senior Award, Youth Award, and Terna’s Highest Voted Work.
We’re reaffirming our commitment to showcasing young talents in the sector and in the academies, which is why the two new awards included in the 2023 competition will feature again this year: the Amateur Award, for non-professionals, and the Art Academy Special Commendation, for students enrolled in a higher education institute studying in a field relevant to the Award.

Cash prize: €15.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Italy, in the Driving Energy 2024 photography book, and at important exhibitions in 2025.

Cash prize: 5.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Italy, in the Driving Energy 2024 photography book, and at important exhibitions in 2025.

Cash prize: 2.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Italy, in the Driving Energy 2024 photography book, and at important exhibitions in 2025.

Cash prize: 5.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Italy, in the Driving Energy 2024 photography book, and at important exhibitions in 2025.

Cash prize: 2.000.
Inclusion of their work in the Exhibition at Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Italy, in the Driving Energy 2024 photography book, and at important exhibitions in 2025.

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 the Rules and in the FAQ & Tips sections.

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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.