The Consortium for the Protection of Gavi

in collaboration with the MIA Milan Image Art Fair launches the initiative

Exploring Gavi- Author's images from Piedmont

For summer 2021.

Three cash prizes reserved for the 3 winning Artists

The Esplorare Gavi photo contest aims to promote the Gavi docg territory with art photography, telling and describing its distinctive features, landmarks, protagonists and different experiences that can be lived in this beautiful place.

The Award-dedicated to the territory of one of Italy's wine excellences-accompanies the trend that privileges, at this historical moment, in Italy and abroad, Oenotourism and more generally Food and Wine Tourism understood as the tourism of restart .

The territory of Gavi should be interpreted by the Award participants in such a way as to enhance its identity and peculiarities, through the three narrative modes that distinguish photography and that can be combined to build a unified narrative project to be carried out for participation in the Award.

The narrative modes considered are:

  • landscape photography
  • Still-life photography
  • Portraiture

For info and reservations

Libarna Archaeological Area : 329 6484707

Gavi Fort: 0143 643554,

Voltaggio Picture Gallery: 347 4608672

Participation in the Prize is FREE. How to participate?

The Prize is open to all Authors who submit a photographic story telling project of the Gavi Docg territory.

In order to be eligible for the selection of Works, Artists must send their applications by email to, no later than August 31, 2021 by submitting the following documents:

  • Accession Form (attached);
  • Images: via Wetransfer a number between 5 and 10 images of Works suitable for presenting the Project;
  • Photocopy of a valid photo ID.

The Jury and Evaluations

All submitted Projects will be evaluated by a Jury composed of authoritative representatives from the fields of Art, Photography, Communication, as well as representatives of the Institutions and Partners promoting the Prize.

The Jurors vote according to the following evaluation parameter: relevance to the theme and objectives specified in the Premises and in particular the Concept, considering the artistic quality of the projects and the ability to describe the Gavi territory in its peculiarities and distinctive features.

The Jury will be composed as follows:

  • Fabio Castelli- Founder and Co-Director MIA Fair
  • Roberto Mutti- Curator
  • Denis Curti- Curator
  • Massimiliano Tonelli- Art Tribune Director
  • Francesco Moneta - President - Culture + Enterprise Committee
  • Maurizio Montobbio- President Consortium for the Protection of Gavi
  • Antonio Carloni- Director of Cortona On The Move
  • Maddalena Fossati- Director Condé Nast Traveller Italia and de Cucina Italiana

At the close of the application period, the Jury will vote on the submitted Projects. From an initial Shortlist of 10 projects, the Winning Projects will be decreed. Announcement of the victory will be made by September 15, 2021 to allow the selected Authors to collaborate on the preparation of prints and the preparation of the exhibition scheduled to be held at MIA Fair in the period October 7 - 10, 2021.


The Prize includes 3 cash prizes reserved for the three Winning Artists.
The value of these is set at € 2,440.00, before VAT and any withholdings, for the First Prize and € 1,220.00, before VAT and any withholdings, for the other 2 Second Prizes ex-aequo.


The photographic project of the three Winning Artists and a selection of the best works received from the Shortlist will be exhibited with an inaugural event in a space dedicated to Consorzio Tutela del Gavi at the tenth edition of MIA Milan Image Art Fair to be held from October 7 to 10, 2021 at Superstudio Maxi - via Moncucco 35 Milan


The photographs of the three Winning Artists and the selected Works may possibly be put on display at a later occasion for visibility, including in the Gavi territory.