Happiness ONTHEMOVE Photography Award 2021


Starts: 21 April 2021
Ends: 1 June 2021
Announcement of finalists: 22 June 2021
Announcement of winners: 30 June 2021
Category: Series (project)
Participation fee: 10€
Number of images: min 8 – max 15

The Happiness ONTHEMOVE Award is promoted by the international visual narrative festival Cortona On The Move, in a first-ever collaboration with the Wine Consortium of Cortona.

We Are Humans” is the central theme of the 2021 edition of Cortona On The Move, a collective narrative of our very being as humans in which the sharing of emotions through images will play a leading role. In 2021, Happiness takes on a special meaning, based on intimacy, hope and visions for the future. The challenge we propose to professional and emerging photographers is to document what happiness means in this historical contingency. A theme to be interpreted through one’s own vision, creativity, and sensitivity, to be developed in its complexities.

Humans Are Happiness.

From 21 April to 1 June 2021, you can submit your project using the following guidelines. The winner of Happiness ONTHEMOVE will receive a prize of €3,000. In addition, the winning project will be awarded and screened during the opening days of Cortona On The Move 2021.
The jury of the award will work exclusively online and is composed of professionals and experts in the field.

Elena Boille – Deputy Editor and Photo Editor Internazionale
Arianna Rinaldo – Artistic Director of Cortona On The Move
Gaia Tripoli – Photo Editor The New York Times
James Wellford – Senior Visual Editor/Producer National Geographic
Paolo Woods – Photographer

How to apply

Each project submitted should include:

• Minimum 8 photos and maximum 15 photos. Images must be in .JPEG or .PNG file format, with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side (but up to 2000 pixels is fine) and must not exceed 10 MB. Each image submitted must be matched by a high-resolution file of at least 10Mbps. These files will be required if your work is selected.
• Title.
• An introduction to the proposal in English (a short introductory text about your work not exceeding 4000 characters, including spaces).
• Biography in English (a short text, not a CV).
• In relation to your submitted project, what meaning do you attach to the term “Humans”? How would you complete, in one word, the sentence “Humans are…”?

Please submit your projects before 1 June 2021


• The author must hold the intellectual property and full ownership of the copyrights related to the submitted work.
• Any project resulting from the work of more than one author must be submitted by agreement between all parties involved and must be accompanied by a declaration signed by each of the parties.
• By participating in the open call, all photographers grant Cortona On The Move the legal rights to publish the submitted work online, offline and on social media, for the festival’s promotional purposes.
• After the announcement of the winning project, the author will have to temporarily grant ONTHEMOVE association the rights of ALL the images included in the entry IN HIGH RESOLUTION (300 DPI) for the following purposes:
• publication for a single issue in a magazine chosen by ONTHEMOVE
• projection during the opening days of Cortona On The Move

• It will also grant the rights to publish and use 3 images of the project for:
• promotional articles on paper and web in the newspapers selected by ON THE MOVE
• press releases and promotional/documentary use on its websites
• multimedia material for promotion and documentation

• Under no circumstances may ONTHEMOVE take advantage of the direct economic exploitation of the images without the author’s consent or agreement. The author shall retain the right to be mentioned.
• Non-acceptance (even partial) of these regulations will result in the immediate withdrawal of the prize and its awarding to the author immediately below in the shortlist.