ISPA 2021

Sustainability needs your stories

After the great success of the first edition, which saw more than 240 photographers from 16 countries submit over 1,700 photographs (you can admire the winning shots and read all rules on the www.ispaward.com site), the 2021 edition of the Italian Sustainability Photo Award has now officially been launched. 

The ISPA is a photographic competition dedicated to telling stories of sustainability in pictures. Once again, this year it will make 15,000 euros in prize money available to the winning photographers, 10,000 euros of which will go to developing one completely new project between April and October 2021.

Organised by Parallelozero and sponsored by PIMCO, one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers, this is the ultimate award for documenting in photographs positive stories and bold solutions in Italy.

There are three main categories – Single Photo, Photo Story and Grant – and two closing dates by which entries must be submitted this year (entry is free): April 1 for the Grant and Sept. 6 for the Single Photo and Photo Story.  

The submissions will be judged by a prestigious jury consisting of international photographers, photo editors and journalists, and must be inspired by ESG themes (Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Sustainable Governance).

These criteria, originally coined in economic-financial circles, have come to express a 360-degree vision of sustainable development in terms of innovation, accessible well-being, and protection of the environment and biodiversity.