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This stunning Italian star-shaped city will exhibit the winners of the URBAN Photo Awards 2022

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Palmanova is the star-shaped city that will house the creative images from the URBAN Photo Awards 2022 (Image credit: URBAN Photo Awards)

The URBAN Photo Awards 2022 (opens in new tab) is a popular annual photography contest – you can enter 1 photo for FREE until 31 May – that is at the core of the Trieste Photo Days festival (opens in new tab). The festival was founded in 2014 and it is dedicated entirely to urban photography and the exploration of contemporary life, so it makes sense to have a major competition linked to it.

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This year, the URBAN Photo Awards has partnered with the governing body of the famous north-eastern Italian star-shaped city Palmanova (opens in new tab) to find an exciting exhibition spot for the winners of the awards when they are announced later this year. 

As part of the overall prize pool – which currently totals €23,000 – this "group exhibition-prize" means the showcase of a selection of the best images from the Creative category of the Single Photos Projects & Portfolios section.

The exhibition will be held in a historic ancient powder magazine, Polveriera Napoleonica, which was commissioned by Napoleon in the early 19th century and is now used as a cultural hub for events and exhibitions like this one. 

The exhibition will be open from 1 October to 15 November, as part of Palmanova Creativa, a celebration of Palmanova's 5 years as a UNESCO City, and the Photo Days Tour 2022 from the Trieste during Trieste Photo Days (opens in new tab) festival.

To get the chance to see your creative image on display in Palmanova, enter URBAN Photo Awards 2022 (opens in new tab) by 31 May 2022.

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Lauren is the Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, having previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 


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