A great initiative aimed at Professional and Passionate Photographers who want to “pull out” their best travel stories from their drawers and tell them with a high-level photographic narrative vision.

Starring, with e Isp, proposes TRAVEL TALES AWARD, an extended initiative for the promotion of authorial projects related to Travel Photography.

TTA 2023 edition will be done in partnership  with the magazine Il Fotografo,  Viaggio, Corigliano Calabro Fotografia Festival, Colorno Photo Life Festival, Plovdiv PhotoSaloon and OTTO Gallery.

The 2022 edition of the Award saw the participation of almost 200 authors, with a first selection of 50 stories, and a series of stories awarded in various ways, which you can see in the dedicated section TTA  2022 edition.

The 2022 World Pics call, reserved to single shots,  has also had a great success, with almost 4000 picture published on IG with the hashtasg #TTA2022, and 40 selected photos for the exhibition in Colorno.

By “Travel Photography” we mean series and personal photographic projects linked to the theme and charm of the journey itself, to the pleasure of traveling as a metaphor and lifestyle.

We are looking for real travel stories, told with originality and creativity that tell in a personal way the story of travels made anywhere in the world and in any way and style of travel.

We will evaluate the spirit and planning capacity of both the journey and the rhythm and photographic narrative style. We are looking for photographic STORIES, well developed and able to tell the places, the encounters, the emotions, and also the traveler himself and his way of placing himself in his situation as an itinerant nomad.

It doesn’t matter that the stories are focused on reportage, people, customs, urban or rural environments, nature, wild life, parties and folklore, cities, streets, the important thing is that they are STORIES and are told well! Tell us about when you left with a backpack and a Moleskine or with a camper in which you loaded everything.

Show us where you pitched your tent or show us your luxury hotel, but don’t be trivial: we want to reward the best travel stories expressed with a photographic sequence of high emotional value. Well those who use GPS and those who prefer paper maps. Good for those who start with the latest model camera and those who prefer to shoot with their mobile phone obtaining extraordinary results from a visual point of view.

We are looking for original and fascinating stories that tell travelers and their travel in any way characterized by an excellence of photographic language. The sea, the desert and the people, the mountains and the reportage are all right.

In 2022 we also started with a specific initiative dedicated to single powerfull shots, TTA WORLD PICS, on Instagram: it has been enough to publish a beautiful travel photograph on  Instagram with the hashtag # TTA2022 to participate in the selections of 20/30 authors who had the pleasure of seeing their  images shot on our IG channel, and 40 selected photos has been pickedup for the exhibition in Colorno.

Then  some of them has been published in the dedicated section “Travel World Pics” of the Photographic Travel site. Some of the  images had been selected for the dedicated section in the number 11 of Cities, due out in November 2022.

February 7th, 2023

Opening Call subscriptions, and single shots call on IG, hashtag #TTA2023
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May / june 2023

Closing of entries for the Award
and the Instagram call for World Pics.
selection procedures and notices to finalists.

july / october 2023

prizes awarded to the finalists,
World pics exhibitions in Corigliano and Colorno.
publications selected portfolios on Il Fotografo, Cities, interviews etc.etc.

november 2023

award ceremony in Rome
exhibition10 stories at Otto Gallery

February 2024

presentation of the book Travel Tales III at the event of Travel Photography
launch of TTA 2024 edition 🙂