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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.

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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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)

Calendar Functions

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Jan
5
Sun
2020
Siena International Photo Awards & Festival 2020
Jan 5 @ 23:59
Siena International Photo Awards & Festival 2020
  • Category
    • Street Photography (SIPA Special Theme 2020)
  • Instruction
    • No matter your tools or your location, we want to see your unique perspective from the street, however, you define it. Urbanscapes, observational photography, accidental revelations, street encounters, city scenes… Inspire us with street photography, and the insights it can uncover.
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • not mentioned
    • Image Requirements
      • The file size of the individual image should not exceed 2MB.
      • The dimensions of photos must not exceed 1920 pixels and have 72dpi resolution
      • Participants who will be listed in the final round are requested to submit the RAW/original camera files of their photographs in Nomination.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images.
      • 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.
    • Model or Property Release
      • not mentioned
    • Rules URL
  • Judge(s)
    • The selected SIPAContest Jury panel represents a broad spectrum of photographers and of editors….consists of respected photographers, editors, publishers, art buyers, curators and photo image experts.
  • Entry Fees (Single Image)
    • 1 image – Free
    • 3 images – 20,- EUR (free image included)
      • Free for under 20 year olds!
    • Each additional image – 8,- EUR (6,- EUR if registered by December 1st, 2019)
  • Entry Fees (Image Portfolio Story Telling)
    • 5 to 9 images – 35,- EUR
  • Prizes (Single Image)
    • Overall SIPA Contest Photo of the Year Winner
      • 1500,- EUR worth of photography equipment + SIPAContest Photographer of the Year Pangea Prize
      • 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner
      • Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
      • Advertising on international press and on main online media
      • Publication in our online gallery
    • 1st place Category Winner
      • Category Winner Pangea Prize
      • 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner
      • Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
      • Advertising on international press and on main online media
      • Publication in our online gallery
    • 2nd & 3rd place – Category Winners
      • 2nd and 3rd Classified Pangea Prize
      • 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special Guest at the Gala Dinner
      • Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
      • Advertising on international press and on main online media
      • Publication in our online gallery
  • Prizes (Image Series – Portfolio Story Telling)
    • Overall SIPA Contest Storyboard Winner
      • 500,- EUR worth of photography equipment + Storybord Winner Pangea Prize
      • 2 overnight stays in Siena during the weekend of the Award Ceremony and Special at the Guest Gala Dinner
      • Award-winning work exhibited at the “Imagine all the People Sharing all the World” Exhibition
      • Advertising on international press and on main online media
      • Publication in our online gallery
  • Deadline
    • 5th January 2020
  • Exhibition
    • October 26th 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST
Jan
7
Tue
2020
Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2019
Jan 7 @ 13:00
Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2019 @ Somerset House, London

What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 17th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best.

  • Category
    • Street Photography
  • Instruction
    • An image that records everyday life in a public space.
    • Judges are looking for good composition, creativity and clear photographs.
  • Eligible to Enter
    • Images must be taken in 2019
    • You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown.
  • Entry Fees (Single Image)

    • Up to 3 Images – Free
  • Judge
    • Gisela Kayser, Managing Director & Artistic Director, Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus (Germany)
  • Prizes (Single Image)
    • Open Photographer of the Year
      • 5,000,- USD
      • Range of  Sony digital imaging equipment
      • Flights and accommodation to the Awards ceremony in London
      • Inclusion in Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London
    • 10 category winners
      • Range of Sony digital imaging equipment
      • Publication in Sony World Photography Awards book
    • 15 shortlisted photographers per category
      • Works shown on digital screens at Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London
      • Potential to be included in international exhibitions
      • Inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards book
      • Opportunity to apply for the Sony Grant to further personal photographic projects
  • Copyright Terms
    • The World Photography Organisation recognizes You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.
  • Intellectual Property Grant
    • You hereby grant the World Photography Organization a non-exclusive, irrevocable license in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of You the author and the Sony World Photography Awards event…
  • Rules
  • Deadline
    • 07 Jan. 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST
Jan
31
Fri
2020
Bangkok Street Photo Festival Contest 2020
Jan 31 @ 23:59
Bangkok Street Photo Festival Contest 2020
  • Theme
    • Street Photography
  • Instruction
    • All submitted images must fall under the category of street photography. Street photographers use their keen sense of observation to capture compelling candid moments in everyday life. There is no set-up involved, and no manipulation of the scene.
    • Any location within the public realm, worldwide, is acceptable: indoors and outdoors
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • Open to all participants from around the world 18 years or older
    • Image Requirements
      • The recommended file size for all entries is 1200px on the long side.
      • Selected finalists may be asked to send higher resolution images (300dpi) to be used for exhibition and promotion purposes.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • All images remain the creative and intellectual property of the author.
      • Entrants grant the Bangkok Street Photography Festival permission to utilize entered images for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to worldwide festival promotion
    • Model or Property Release
      • the entrant and agrees that the submitted photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.
    • Rules URL
  • Judge(s)
    • Street Photo Thailand Collective Members
  • Entry Fee(s) (Single Image)
    • 3 images – 35,- USD
    • There is no limit to the number of photographs that may be submitted.
  • Entry Fee(s) (Image Series)
    • Up to 6 images – 45,- USD
  • Prizes (Single Image)
    • 1st place – 1000,- USD
    • All works of finalists including winners will be exhibited at a leading gallery in Bangkok
  • Prizes (Image Series)
    • 1st place – 1000,- USD
    • All works of finalists including winners will be exhibited at a leading gallery in Bangkok
  • Deadline
    • 31st January 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST