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We recently discovered there are approx 350 different types of pasta. 86 are featured here on @pasta

According to an internet trends report we share over 1.8 billion photos each day. A picture is worth thousand words, they say.

Do you have a pic of your favourite “pasta dish” to share?

so in life’s Pasta Dish Photo Contest is a photographic contest open to professional and non-professional photographers from all around the world. An entry may be excluded from the contest where the so in life panel of judges, in its discretion, should consider it not in accordance with the rules and conditions of the competition.

Theme & category
The photos must be based on the following:

“Pasta Dish” 


Here are a few of the pasta types we are already frequently familiar with, and reflected in our selection of Italian pasta dishes here at

“spaghetti, ravioli, tortellini, lasagne, pastina, fregola, cannelloni, tagliatelle, penne, fusilli, linguine, gnocchi, farfalle (aka bows)”

perhaps you’ve had difficulty finding your fave pasta when travelling abroad? perhaps your grandma has a pasta dish recipe you’d like to share, perhaps you have a gorgeous pasta pic from that great restaurant in Milan, along the Amalfi Coast or in the depths of Calabria.

please note: the more authentic and the more complimentary your pasta dish is with so in life’s existing design recipe – the more chance you stand of getting curated – share your local pasta knowledge with and we’ll share it with our community, who like you share a passion for Italy

Please take a moment to browse over the rules & guidelines before submitting your pasta dish by attaching it to the contact form below

Rules & Guidleines

Photos submission
All entries must be submitted online only. An image cannot be entered in more than one category, but a Storyboard image may also be entered in a single image category. Photos must be in JPG file format, sRGB colour profile. The file size of the individual image should not exceed 2MB. The dimensions of photos must not exceed 1920 pixels and have 72dpi resolution. The evaluation of the photos will be made by jurors in Full HD screens. Works entirely created by computer, photomontages, photos with signatures or watermarks are not allowed.

File Name
Free participant’s choice. Maximum 30 characters allowed. Please do not use invalid characters such us?/ : ? * ” < > | ‘ #. All information will be collected from the online entry system and the name of the image will be automatically displayed with the photo.

Author copyright
Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The participant certifies the work as his or her own. The entrant allows the contest organizers to use, free of charge, the entered images for promotional purposes related to the photo contest, as a catalogue, calendar, and website, curated in’s blog – Italian Pasta Recipes with the intention to elevate Italy – unless specifically stated otherwise on the registration form by the participant. No photographs entered for so in life’s Pasta Dish Photo Contest will be offered for sale or used for any commercial or other purposes other than for the marketing of the blog,  the competition, and/or the exhibition – and, recipes catalogue without the approval of the photographer.

Publication of images
Each participant is personally responsible for the images submitted to the contest and what has been declared on the entry form. The participant also authorizes the publication and the images, in a different size if necessary, exclusively for matters related to the exhibition, and for teaching, cultural, or non-profit purposes.

An entry may be rejected by the Committee if it does not conform to Contest rules and conditions.

Digital post-processing procedures
You may use digital post-processing to optimize an image, and you may crop images slightly, but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements of the composition. Brightness, contrast, colour balance can all be adjusted. Dust spots, minor elements, etc. can be retouched. Images can be sharpened before printing. Post-processing, which could realistically be achieved in a darkroom will be accepted but jurors have the discretion to reject any entry which has been, in their opinion, over-manipulated and therefore removing the integrity of the original image.

Jury Panel Rules
Entries will be evaluated by a nominated Jury panel. Images will be judged category by category. The judging is anonymous. Judges are not aware of participants’ names or details. The juror will assess the images for visual impact, composition, originality, technique, and creativity and the ability to communicate a message, a feeling, or an emotion and compliment’s existing brand recipe





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