The official announcement of Run for Art 2017 – World


THE CONTEST Run for Art is a photo contest promoted, organized and realized by the Giulio Onesti Foundation, a non-profit organization who aims at the promotion of sport values and culture. It was founded in 1983, with the purpose of passing to new generations the work of Giulio Onesti, father of Italian sport, in Italy and abroad. The project is supported by the Institute for sports credit (ICS). The Foundation promotes activities, for the most, addressed to young people, in order to sensitize youth awareness of sports value.

The goal of the competition is to create an exhibition of pictures that expresses the values of sport in the broadest sense: sports available to art and vice versa. . After  successful II edition held in Europe in 2016, the contest is ready to become international. The participation to the contest is completely free.

THEME, CATEGORIES, DEADLINE – Entries must be received by 30th September 2017 at 11.59 P.M., in accordance with Art. 3 of the attached guidelines. The competitors can take part in the contest, through completing the following module: must be inspired by one of the 5 proposed categories. The theme for Run for Art 2017 –World is “The sport in 5 continents”: the idea is to interpret into a photo, the meaning that sport takes at different latitudes:

  1. Africa
  2. America
  3. Asia
  4. Europe
  5. Oceania

Entries can be developed in several contexts, seeking a connection between art and sport and expressing one of the 5 categories.

ELIGIBILITY – All amateur and professional photographers and students between the age of 18 – 35, citizens of this world are welcomed to participate.

PRIZE AND EXHIBITION – 8 entries for each category will be selected and access the final phase. They will be displayed in prestigious locations. The idea for the Run for Art is to follow the process a real sports competition: for each continent  8 finalists shots are selected for a total of 40 photos that will be exposed in museums that join the initiative.

For further information, please refer to the attached guidelines or visit: