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The Black &White International Award Rome is open only to photographers, amateurs or professionals, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence.

The Black&White International Award has deliberatily chosen to exclude specific topics to give the contest a wider range and allow full freedom of expression to all participants.

Black and white photography will be the only guideline to follow as a link between form and content. Members of the jury are expecting to receive high technical, compositional, content and emotional quality images.

Best photo sequence (digital* or analog)

  • Candidates will enter a minimum of 5 photos to a maximum of 10.
  • Important: please provide a brief decription of the work.
  • If entering analogue photos please submit scans. 
  • All formats (i.e. 35mm, medium/large format, panoramic etc) will be accepted.
  • Digital files must be jpg and longest dimension should not exceed 3500 pixels (300dpi). To upload pictures follow the procedure described on “How to enter”
    (*Digital images may be shot with all kinds of digital devices.)

Best single shot (digital* or analog)

  • Candidate may submit 1 picture or up to 3 pictures at the special discounted entry fee of 30 Euros. (The ones who participates in the competition for Best Single Shot x3 competes for the same category of Best Single Shot. Although they had 2 more chances)
  • Important: please provide a brief decription of the work.
  • If entering analogue photos please submit scans.
  • All formats (i.e. 35mm, medium/large format, panoramic etc) will be accepted.
  • Digital file/s must be jpg and longest dimension should not exceed 3500 pixels (300dpi). To upload pictures follow the procedure described on “How to enter”
    (*Digital images may be shot with all kinds of digital devices.)


– The Jury panel will be held in August and the names of winners be published online by the end of September.

When and How Submitting Images:

Candidates are welcomed to enter their works starting from April 20 through July 31 2017.

1. Go to the “Entry Fees” page
2. Choose the package you want to buy and complete registration form creating your online profile
3. You will redirected to the paypal payment page. Proceed to pay.
4. Check your email account. You will receive an entry confirmation e-mail with the verification link to confirm your account.
5. Proceed to log in. Now, in the Log In menu you can see the upload pages for the categories you bought
6. Upload your photos

Entry Fees

Fee per category will account for

  • Best Single Shot – 15 Euros.
  • Best Single Shot x3 – 30 Euros
  • Best Series – 30 Euros
  • Gold Membership – 50 Euros

Special discounted fees:

  • Best Single Shot x3: Candidates entering the Best Single Shot x3 category will be able to submit up to 3 pictures paying the 30 Euros special fee.
  • Gold Membership: candidates entering all categories will pay 50 Euros fee.

If applying for more than one categories please specify in the online entry form.

Very important: It is possible to apply only once to each category. However candidates may enter the same work in different categories.