The president of the Yallers Italia association, Giorgio Monticelli, presented the award ceremony showing all the spirit of the association and, congratulating all the collaborators and sponsors, "discovered" the photos and personally rewarded all the winners.
In each of the four chosen regions (Marche, Lazio, Puglia and Lombardy) the competition was held in 3 villages by region (Cingoli, Montecassiano and Treia; Arpino, Ferentino and Veroli; Presicce, Specchia and Tricase; Gardone Riviera, Gargnano and Tremosine sul Garda) and in each village the photographers had to follow a specific theme, as well as follow two themes for each region. Furthermore, for each region a prize was awarded as stage winner. These were the categories that were awarded yesterday, as well as a special prize by region based on the votes that the photos in the competition received on Instagram.
The race judges have done a great job by voting over 1800 photos based on three criteria, such as Creativity / Originality, Relevance to the theme and Quality / Technique Photographic. The winners of the regional awards were selected by adding the votes for each photo and not based on the relevance to a village.
Carlo Macaluso from Garmin rewards Andrea Stillone as the winner of the Lombarda stage
All winning photos are on show at the TTG Travel Experience in Rimini until Friday at Hall C7, at the Borghi Foto Marthon stand where you can admire them on four large walls.
If you do not have the chance to go to the TTG Travel Experience, here are some of the photos of the first classified stage:
Maurizio Pelosi (Marche)
Carlarlberto Leonardi (Lazio)
Francesco Capaccioni (Puglia)
Andrea Stillone (Lombardia)
... all the winning photos by region, village, general themes, Instagram categories and the other winners by region you can admire them in this dedicated photo gallery.
Appointment to 2019, therefore, for a new Borghi Photo Marathon.