From the South Tyrol Marketing Company:

The competition is exclusively for journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland: their neutrality as “non-South Tyroleans” allows them to approach our region from a somewhat different vantage point. The form of this reportage has been agreed upon as well, which allows for a great deal of journalistic freedom—more so than any other type of text. Because the reportage is fact-driven yet based on personal experience and should be packaged in aesthetically pleasing language, it demands an ability to truly empathise in addition to powerful skills of comprehension and analysis.

Will pictures taken on my iPhone be considered?