Call for photos

Energy Planning in Mediterranean Landscapes

edited by Anna Laura Palazzo and Federica Benelli


The scientific journal QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre (issn 2531-7091) is looking for a  Photographic project to complement its issue no.19, edited by Anna Laura Palazzo and Federica Benelli, Energy Planning in Mediterranean Landscapes.


1. Subject of the Photographic project:

This call seeks to build a visual dialogue with the theme of QU3#19 to be issued in the first quarter of 2019. It is focused on integrated energy planning in the Mediterranean countries, intended as a set of approaches, processes and practices aimed at bringing together different objectives and disciplinary contributions.
The energy sector, notably the Renewables (RES), unquestionably important for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, will keep increasing its influence in the years to come.
As a matter of fact, an increase in the RES may bring to cultural and natural heritage and to the environmental balance even severe side effects. No need to remind the manifold impacts of energy plants (wind farms, solar fields, energy crop fields, etc.) and of their infrastructures (roads, distribution lines, etc.) on territory and landscape. How would you answer this call with a picture?
Which pictures best describe the challenge of coupling renewables and landscape?
The cover is expected to cast a light on the match-mismatch between energy plants and their physical reception frame that is landscape? We eagerly await your answers!

2. Who can participate 

Anyone can send photos or artwork in a digital format by 21st December 2018 to the editorial board e-mail address:

3. How to participate 

In order to participate to the Call you are required to send the photographic project and a description following these indications:

A. Photographic project

1. The pictures must be in a digital version

2. The Photographic project must include between 8 and 20 pictures 

3. The pictures must be an original work of the author 

4. The pictures’ content must not infringe any intellectual property

5. Pictures’ dimensions: short side 20 cm

6. Resolution: 300 dpi

7. File dimension: max 6 Mb (per picture)

8. Format: .jpg

9. All files must be named with the authors’ name followed by the work’s title and a possible caption 

(e. g. ‘JohnSmith.roma.pantheon.jpeg’)

B. Description (.doc; .docx format)

1. Author’s name and surname

2. Title of the Photographic Project 

3. Description of the photographic project (max 1500 characters, including spaces)

4. Author’s bio (max. 700 characters, including spaces)

The project and description must be sent to the e-mail address no later than 21st December 2018. The e-mail subject must be the following: CALL FOR PHOTOS_QU3-19_Surname. Title of the photographic project (e.g.: CALL FOR PHOTOS_QU3-19_Smith. Pantheon).

In case the attachments are too big to be sent via e-mail, it is possible to use WeTransfer ( ) to send both the photographic project and the description.

4. Selection criteria:

The editorial board of QU3 and the editors will select the most suitable photographic project according to the following criteria: 

A. Adherence to the topic; 

B. Composition; 

C. Description of the project. 

Authors are requested to bear the graphic setting of QU3 in mind when preparing the pictures. 

5. Publication:

The photographic project will be published in its own section of the journal. The editorial board of QU3 will choose which and how many pictures will be published in the issue. 

The editorial board of QU3 will also choose one of the pictures of the selected photographic project to be the cover picture of the issue (the picture will have to be resized and cropped in order to adapt it to the journal’s format). 

In case none of the materials received satisfied the criteria listed above, the editors and the editorial board of QU3 reserve the right of proceeding using different methods to select the photographic project.

6. Calendar 

05.11.18 call publication and start of the contest
21.12.18 contest deadline
21.01.19 publication of results on U3 website and its own social media.

7. Distribution license 

By sending the material the author hereby declares to QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre (issn 2531-7091): 

to be its author, with the entitlement to grant the rights included in this license;

that the material, unless otherwise specified, is the author’s original work and that the author is entitled to grant the rights included in this license; 

that the material, as far as it has been possible to ascertain, is not infringing any third-party copyright. In case the author does not have the copyright of some parties, they declare to have obtained from the legitimate holder of the copyright a non-restrictive authorization to grant QU3 – iQuaderni di U3 the rights requested by this license and that such third-party material is clearly identified and recognizable within the work. 

8. Questions? 

For further information, please send an e-mail to no later than 1st December 2018.

Here you can download the Call for Photos!