“Ġenna ta’ Ġonna” – Photography Competition


Floriana Local Council is organizing a photographic competition followed by an exhibition for this year’s “Ġenna ta’ Ġonna”, which is an annual open day for the general public to appreciate the natural beauty and architectural heritage of our locality.


The only subject in this competition is Floriana. Landmarks can be both the main subject and a backdrop (recognisable but out of focus) of the main subject. Photos that do not portray Floriana will not be considered for both the competition and exhibition.


There shall be no categories in both subject of photographs or age of the author.


Everyone is eligible to enter the competition without any restrictions whatsoever, except council members. There are also no restrictions on the quantity of entries for every competitor.


Anyone can submit any number of prints or digital images (hard & soft copy via email imagefloriana@gmail.com).

To be considered for both the competition and exhibition, prints need to be at least 12 inch on the longest side. The digital images need to be 2430×1800 pixels or 1.2 megabits at least. If chosen for the exhibition the author needs to print this image to the size requested by Floriana Local Council

Unmounted prints shall be accepted however the author shall mount them if the print is chosen for the exhibition.

All prints shall bare the name of the author on the rear of every entry. The name shall be followed by a number if the same author submits more than one photo; i.e. “John Vella 02”


The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 10th October 2017 by not later than 1200hrs (Midday).


A panel of 4 judges shall be made up of (a) A member from the Maltese Institute of Professional Photography (MIPP), (b) A member from the Malta Photographic Society (MPS) and 2 members nominated by the local council from either the council or the organizing subcommittee.

Judging shall be open to public at an agreed time on Wednesday 11th October 2017


Judging shall be made on the following criteria:

  1. Subject
  2. Composition
  3. Intelligent use of light.
  4. Creativity
  5. Presentation

The judges’ final say cannot be appealed but it can be discussed both publically or privately.


Although results can be available immediately, the official results shall be published on the Local Council website.


Judges shall give 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 3 highly commendable.


The copywrite remains that of the author, however the Floriana Local Council reserves the right to publish the photos with accreditation on the website and other publications including printed matter for non commercial purposes.