NIAF Photo Contest for College Students

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NIAF Photo Contest for College Students

2020 has been the most unexpected and worst year in everyone’s lives because of covid-19. During that hard time, many people have lost their lives, many have lost their loved ones, many lost their jobs, and whatnot. This year has been in some way the most miserable time in almost everyone’s lives. But however, many of us have survived this and have come a long way ahead of that. The only thing that kept most of us from losing hope and not giving up was the support of our families and the positivity or hope that everything will be fine.

Given that, National Italian American Foundation is organizing its ninth annual NIAF photo contest for amateur and professional photographers. The theme of this year’s photo contest is Tutto Bene! The meaning of the theme is “Everything is fine!”. This theme seems appropriate and best suits the current situation of covid-19. To participate in the following contest, applicants are required to take an original picture or photo digging out an incredible shot which they think best applies to the following theme and explains the idea the theme is trying to convey. All the instructions and rules are discussed later in the article. The five most deserving candidates will be selected as winners of this contest and will be announced through NIAF’s website and social media.

The National Italian American Foundation is a nationwide organization based in Washington, D.C., and is the biggest and most loyal representative of more than 20 million Italian American citizens residing in the United States. NIAF was formed in 1975 as a non-profit organization with no political affiliations. NIAF’s mission is to be a resource for the Italian American community and has been dedicated to preserving Italian American culture and heritage. They work for promoting and inspiring a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans and strengthen and empower the United States and Italy.

Brief Description

Here is a brief description for you concerning the following scholarship:

OrganizationNational Italian American Foundation
Educational levelCollege students
AmountNot defined
Access modeOnline
Number of awards5
Contest deadlineNovember 1, 2021
Application feesNot required

Who is Eligible?

Following are the eligibility requirements that need to be satisfied for participating in the following scholarship contest:

  • The applicant must be an amateur or professional photographer
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age

How to Apply?

To participate in the following contest, the interested individuals must take a photo on the theme Tutto Bene! (everything is fine)

Following are some instructions that need to be kept in mind at the time of submitting your photo:

  • Make sure to send along a paragraph or brief caption-text explaining your photo’s significance and how it applies to our theme.
  • Submit only high-resolution (300 dpi) jpegs of your image. Low-resolution photos will not be accepted. Photos must be high resolution and large (dimensions about 12” by 10” or larger).
  • Submit only one photo per contestant. If you submit multiple entries, your first photo received will only be considered.
  • Only original pictures are accepted.
  • Send your submission as a jpeg attachment to
    Submissions sent in any other size, resolution or format (including PDFs, zip files, GIFs, PNGs, or snailmail) will not be accepted.
  • With your photo contest entry, you must include:
  • Your name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Photographic equipment used (type of camera, iPhone, etc.).
  • Brief caption (maximum 75 words): Who is in the photo; where and when was it was taken; and why does the photo capture the theme, Tutto Bene!


All the applications will be reviewed and judged by NIAF staff and professional photographers. Out of all, the most deserving candidates will be chosen and announced as the winners. The judging panel will pick out five winners and be awarded the following benefits:

  • Five Contest winners will each receive a one-year NIAF Sustaining Membership (transferable).
  • The five winning photos will be posted on the NIAF website, on NIAF’s social media, and in the 2021 Winter issue of Ambassador magazine, published on  December 9, 2021.

The winners will be notified via email on November 5, 2021. The Winners will be announced on NIAF’s website and social media.

Application Deadline

The deadline for application submission for the following contest is November 1, 2021. No application will be considered after the deadline.

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