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Street Photography Contests Calendar

Our Street Photography Contests Calendar shows currently Open Calls for Entries of Free and Paid Street Photography Competitions and Projects around the globe.

Excluded Photography Contests

The following contests are not included in the contest calendar because they belong to Martin Stawiasz aka Martin Stavars. He runs a fraudelent ring of contest in which mentioned judges never had to judge anything. Thanks to our reader Giuseppe Cardoni for pointing to this most important investigation!

  • Chromatic Awards
  • Fine Art Photography Awards
  • International Photographer of the Year
  • Monochrome Awards
  • Monovision Photography Awards
  • Neutral Density Awards (ND Awards)

Open Street Photography Contests

Contest Date = Submission Deadline!

The Calendar Date of each contest is the official Submission Deadline.
It is very common that the submission period is extended shortly before the original deadline ends. Always check the contest website for last minute updates!

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Apr
15
Wed
2020
Photoville The Fence Photo Exhibition Contest 2020
Apr 15 @ 23:59
Photoville The Fence Photo Exhibition Contest 2020 @ Photoville
  • Category
    • Street Photography
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • Entrants must be at least 18 years of age
      • open to photographers from all around the globe
      • We are looking for all types of photographic and lens-based work. For example, photographs, photo collage and alternative processes such as tintypes and cyanotypes are all welcome!
      • Please avoid images that may be shocking, particularly images of sexual intercourse, drug use, or depiction of violence.
    • Image Requirements
      • Digital images should be JPEG files saved with max quality compression with a long dimension of at least 1,500 pixels at 72 dpi with either Adobe1998, or sRGB color space
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • You retain copyright to your photograph and your photos will not be sold or used for commercial purposes.
    • Model or Property Release
      • If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation.
      • If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
    • Rules URL
  • Image Series Contest
    • Entry Fee(s) (Image Series)
      • 5-10 images – 30,- USD (6th March 2020) – 35,- USD (14 April 2020)
      • Fee waiver available
    • Judge(s)
      • Contest consists of three (3) rounds of evaluation. In each round, a panel of experts in photography (the “Judges”) will each review a portion of the entries and select a group of entries in each Category to proceed to the following round.
    • Prizes (Image Series)
      • 5 images will be included on the Photoville Fence exhibitions in Atlanta, New York, Calgary, Denver, Durham, Houston, Sarasota, Seattle, Winchester & more between June 2020 through July 2021.
  • Deadlines
    • 14 April 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST
Apr
22
Wed
2020
Lens Culture Street Photography Awards 2020
Apr 22 @ 23:59
Lens Culture Street Photography Awards 2020

Many of the world’s most iconic and memorable photographs have been made by street photographers, but who is is defining this genre today? For the sixth edition of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards, we are searching the globe to find out!

  • Category
    • Street Photography
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • To qualify to enter the competition, you must be over 18 years of age.
      • Please consider entering new work. Submissions that have been selected as Finalists in previous competition ARE eligible to win a cash prize in subsequent competitions.
    • Image Requirements
      • For best results, upload the highest-quality JPEGs, sized a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side but up to 2000 pixels is even better. Maximum size is 10MB. The file name should be under 50 characters.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • LensCulture recognizes you retain full ownership of the copyright in each photograph that you have submitted.
      • All entrants agree that all photograph(s) submitted to the competition may be reproduced (with photographer copyright credit) and used to conduct and promote LensCulture competitions.
      • You hereby grant LensCulture with a right to use submitted photographs in the framework of such promotional activities.
    • Model or Property Release
      • The photograph does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and your photograph does not include:
        • trademarks owned by third parties.
        • copyrighted materials owned by third parties.
        • names, likenesses or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
        • entries in which you have purchased or secured the rights to use stock images.
      • You confirm that each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to be portrayed as shown—and has the right to grant that permission
    • Rules URL
  • Single Image Contest
    • Entry Fee(s)

      • 1 image – Free
      • up to 5 images – 35,- USD
      • each additional photo – 10,- USD
      • additional review – 15,- USD
    • Judge(s)
      • Joel Meyerowitz, Whitney Johnson, Jerome Huffer, Ihirao Hayami
      • Amy Silverman, Craig Allen, Andreas, Trampe, Jim Casper
    • Prizes

      • 1st place – 3000,- USD
      • 2nd place – 1500,- USD
      • 3rd place – 1000,- USD
      • 1st, 2nd & 3rd
        • Exhibition in Paris during Paris Photo 2020
      • 25 Finalists
        • Online Exhibition
        • Featured in International Photo Festival Projections
  • Image Series Contest
    • Entry Fee(s)
      • up to 10 images – 45,- USD
      • additional review – 15,- USD
    • Judge(s)
      • Joel Meyerowitz, Whitney Johnson, Jerome Huffer, Ihirao Hayami
      • Amy Silverman, Craig Allen, Andreas, Trampe, Jim Casper
    • Prizes

      • 1st place – 5000,- USD
      • 2nd place – 3000,- USD
      • 3rd place – 1500,- USD
  • Deadline
    • 22nd April 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST
May
3
Sun
2020
San Francisco Street Photography Festival Contest 2020
May 3 @ 23:59
San Francisco Street Photography Festival Contest 2020 @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

SFSPF annual international festival of street photography happening June 1-7, 2020

  • Category
    • Street Photography
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • The StreetFoto Awards are open to entrants over the age of 18 from any country.
      • Each submitted image … should not have been staged and it should not have been “photoshopped”
    • Image Requirements
      • Minimum file resolution: 800 pixels on the longest side at 200 dpi. Maximum file size: 4MB.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • You will retain copyright to submitted photos
      • Entrants grant grant StreetFoto San Francisco permission to utilize entered images for five ( 5) years for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to worldwide festival promotion
    • Model or Property Release
      • …the entrant must have the legal right to submit (the photo) to the contest
      • Entered images must not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
    • Rules URL
  • Single Image Contest
    • Entry Fee(s)
      • 1st image: 20,- USD
      • 2nd image: 20,- USD
      • Additional images: 12,- USD
    • Judge(s)
      • Mathias Wasik, Melissa Breyer, Gabi Ben Avraham
      • David Gibson, Melissa OShaugnessy, Richard Sandler
    • Prizes
      • 1st place
        • 1500,- USD
      • 2nd place
        • 500,- USD
      • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
        • StreetFoto San Francisco 2020 book
        • Publication in and a free copy of EyeShot Magazine
        • International recognition & other prizes (TBA)
  • Image Series Contest
    • Entry Fee(s)

      • Up to 9 images – 40,- USD
    • Judge(s)
      • Rammy Narula, Sam Ferris, ALuren Welles, Eleonore Simon, TBA
      • David Gibson, Melissa OShaugnessy, Richard Sandler
    • Prizes (Image Series)
      • 1st place
        • 1500,- USD
      • 2nd place
        • 500,- USD
      • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
        • StreetFoto San Francisco 2020 book
        • Publication in and a free copy of EyeShot Magazine
        • International recognition & other prizes (TBA)
  • Mobile Contest
    • Entry Fee(s)
      • 1st image: 10,- USD
      • 2nd image: 10,- USD
      • Additional images: 6,- USD
    • Judge(s)
      • So Asa, TBA
    • Prizes
      • 1st place
        • 500,- USD
      • 2nd place
        • 200,- USD
      • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
        • StreetFoto San Francisco 2020 book
        • Publication in and a free copy of EyeShot Magazine
        • International recognition & other prizes (TBA)
  • Analog Contest
    • Entry Fee(s)
      • 1st image: 10,- USD
      • 2nd image: 10,- USD
      • Additional images: 6,- USD
    • Judge(s)
      • Julia Gillard, jorge Garcia, TBA
    • Prizes
      • 1st place
        • 500,- USD
      • 2nd place
        • 200,- USD
      • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
        • StreetFoto San Francisco 2020 book
        • Publication in and a free copy of EyeShot Magazine
        • International recognition & other prizes (TBA)
  • Deadline
    • 3rd May 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST
May
31
Sun
2020
Urban Photo Awards Contest 2020
May 31 @ 23:59
Urban Photo Awards Contest 2020 @ Trieste, Italy

The general theme of the contest is Urban Life: Urban Photography. The theme delves into modernity through all kinds of photography set in the fabric of the city. At the heart of the contest is the City, the urban environment and the humanity living there: the everyday life of big cities and small towns, the contrasts and the contradictions between the city and the countryside, the aesthetic views, the architectural geometries, fragments of colour breaking up the greyness of the city. Real, immediate images, able to recount the City and its stories.

  • Category
    • Street Photography
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
    • Image Requirements
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • Each photographer maintains moral and intellectual property rights on their submitted works. Each author grants the dotART association the non-exclusive right to use the winning / selected images to promote / advertise the association’s non-profit activities, subject to official communication to the author (whose name will always be attributed to the work).
    • Model or Property Release
      • By entering the competition, the Author accepts the present rules and declares that he/she is the owner of the intellectual property rights and of the rights of use of the submitted image and of any necessary release notes. Documentation of rights ownership must be presented to dotART upon request.
    • Rules URL
  • Single Image Contest
    • Entry Fees
      • 1st image – 10,- EUR (Early bird, End of March) then 12,- EUR
      • Each additional image – 8,- EUR
    • Judges
    • Prizes
      • Overall Single Photos Winner
        • Amazon Gift Card: € 1.500
        • URBAN 2020 Trophy – Alex Webb
        • A six-month scholarship at Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design to attend the Photography School
        • 1 Think Tank Photo PhotoCross™ 13 backpack
        • + First Ranked prizes
      • Street Photography Category Winner
        • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2020, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony
        • An invitation to a gala dinner with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
        • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2020 displaying the works of all the winners
          Publication, both online and in a photographic book
        • 1 Stroppa strap
        • 1 Think Tank Photo Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket™ memory card wallet
        • Medal
      • Street Photography Category Honorable Mentions
        • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2020, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony
        • An invitation to a gala dinner with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
        • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2020 displaying the works of all the winners
          Publication, both online and in a photographic book
        • 1 Stroppa strap
        • 1 Think Tank Photo Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket™ memory card wallet
        • Medal
  • Image Series Contest
    • Entry Fees

      • 3-12 images – 35,- EUR (Early bird, End of March) then 40,- EUR
    • Judges
    • Prizes

      • Overall Series Winner
        • Amazon Gift Card: € 1.000
        • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2020, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony
        • An invitation to a gala dinner with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
        • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2020 displaying the works of all the winners
        • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
        • 1 Think Tank Photo PhotoCross™ 13 backpack
        • 1 Stroppa strap
        • 1 Think Tank Photo Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket™ memory card wallet
        • Prizes offered by our Technical Partners (tba)
        • Medal
      • Honorable Mentions
        • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2020, including a two-night stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony
        • An invitation to a gala dinner with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
        • Collective exhibition at Trieste Photo Day 2020 displaying the works of all the winners
        • Publication, both online and in a photographic book
        • 1 Stroppa strap
        • 1 Think Tank Photo Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket™ memory card wallet
        • Medal
  • Book Contest

    • Entry Fees
      • 1 book – 15,- EUR (Early bird, End of March) then 20,- EUR
    • Judges
    • Prizes
      • Production and publication of the book
      • An invitation as guest of honour to Trieste Photo Days 2020, including a 3-nights stay for two, in order to attend the award ceremony
      • 1 Stroppa strap
      • 1 Think Tank Photo PhotoCross™ 13 backpack
      • 1 Think Tank Photo Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket™ memory card wallet
      • Medal
  • Deadline
    • 31 May 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST