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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.
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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)

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Nov
10
Sun
2019
PhotoBrussels & Brussels SPF Street Still Life Contest 2019
Nov 10 @ 23:59
PhotoBrussels & Brussels SPF Street Still Life Contest 2019 @ Hangar Art Center
  • Theme

    • Street Still Life
  • Instruction
    • Can we find stillness in the streets? Can we find “Still Life” in the public space? We challenge you to show us.
  • Eligible to Enter
    • The contest is open to people from all nationalities and countries aged 18 or over.
    • Pictures submitted should be at least 3000 pixels on the widest side.
  • Entry Fees (Single Image)

    • 1 photo – 8,- EUR
  • Judges
    • Bert Danckaert, photographer
    • Lise De Ganck, cultural coordinator at Hangart Art Cente
    • Paul D’Haese, photographer
  • Prizes (Single Image)

    • 1st place
      • 500,- EUR
      • Interview for the Brussels Street Photography Festival
      • Big format print exhibition during PhotoBrussels Festival at the Hangar Art Center in Brussels.
    • 2nd & 3rd place
      • Big format print exhibition during PhotoBrussels Festival at the Hangar Art Center in Brussels.
  • Copyright Terms
    • Copyright holders retain copyright of their work.
    • …copyright holders grant the BSPF and/or the PBF three (3) years of non-exclusive use of the picture for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contests, the festival, the exhibition, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the BSPF and/or the PBF, without any remuneration being due.
  • Rules
  • Deadline
    • 10. Nov. 2019
  • ENTER CONTEST
Nov
15
Fri
2019
International Photographers Awards Competition 2019
Nov 15 @ 0:00
International Photographers Awards Competition 2019
  • Category
    • Street Photography Portrait
  • Entry Fees (Single Image)

    • 1 image – 12,- EUR
    • 6 images – 60,- EUR
    • 12 images – 90,- EUR
  • Judging
  • Prizes (Single Image)

    • 1st
      • 2000,- EUR
      • WPE’s biggest trophy
    • 2nd
      • 15 free entries to the next competition.
      • platted trophy
    • 3rd
      • 10 free entries to the next competition
      • platted trophy
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • The WPE Competition is open to all professional photographers from all around the world, aged 18 years and older.
    • Model Release
      • If the image capture includes other persons, the candidate must free himself from an authorization to use the image with the persons concerned, and must prove the authorization to use these image captures by means of a handwritten and signed authorization by the persons concerned.
    • Image Requirements
      • The image you upload must be taken within the last 2 years
      • 300 dpi
      • Must be equal to 2048px (longer side)
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • All images presented by the photographer are protected by copyright that belongs exclusively to him or her
      • By entering the Contest, Photographers accept that all image(s) sent for the competition may be reproduced and used to conduct and promote www.wpeawards.com.
    • Rules URL
  • Deadline
    • 15th, November 2019
  • ENTER CONTEST
Nov
30
Sat
2019
The Independent Photographer Black and White Competition 2019
Nov 30 @ 23:59
The Independent Photographer Black and White Competition 2019
  • Theme
    • Black and White
  • Category
    • Open
  • Instruction
    • Be it in street, fashion, portrait, landscape, documentary or any other form of photography that celebrates the beauty and wealth of black & white photography: We want to be moved and inspired.
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • The Competition is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry.
      • The Competition is open to legal residents from all over the world, and is void where prohibited by their local law.
      • Entries and images that have been rewarded in other major Competitions are not eligible to the Competition.
    • Model Release
      • not mentioned
    • Image Requirements
      • is less than 6MB, saved as JPG/PNG
      • contains no watermark or copyright
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • Each Participant retains copyright of his or her images, and credit lines will be attributed to each Participant when exhibited or presented anywhere by The Independent Photographer.
    • Rules URL
  • Judge(s)
  • Entry Fees (Single Image)

    • 1 image – $20,- USD
    • 3 images – $30,- USD
    • 6 images – $40,- USD
  • Prizes (Single Image)

    • 1st Prize
      • $1000,- USD
      • Homepage feature
      • Image exhibited during annual shows in Berlin & Barcelona
      • Professional Feedback
    • 2nd Prize
      • $600,- USD
      • Image exhibited during annual shows in Berlin & Barcelona
      • Professional feedback
    • 3rd Prize
      • $400,- USD
      • Image exhibited during annual shows in Berlin & Barcelona
      • Professional feedback
    • All winners and finalists (9)
      • Publication in TIP annual Photobook
      • Global Online Exposure
      • Consideration for photographer page
      • Submission to #tipstories on social media
  • Deadline
    • 30th November 2019
  • ENTER CONTEST
Life Framer Award Street Life Competition 2019
Nov 30 @ 23:59
Life Framer Award Street Life Competition 2019
  • Theme
    • Street Photography
  • Instruction
    • 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
      • aged 18 years and over
    • Model Release
      • not mentioned
    • Image Requirements
      • Entrant’s images should be sized under 2mb each and in .jpg or .png format.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • You will retain full copyright in each entry. In addition, your moral rights are respected. Whenever your work is published on this website you will be credited.
      • You grant Life Framer a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable license in each entry throughout the world in all media … for the duration of the award.
    • Rules URL
  • Judge(s)
  • Entry Fee(s) (Single Image)
    • 1 image – 20,- USD
    • 3 images – 30,- USD
    • 6 images – 40,- USD
    • 10 images – 100,- USD (requires LF Membership)
  • Prizes (Single Image)
    • 1st place
      • 2000,- USD
      • Image exhibition in London, Tokyo and Milan
      • Image printed and published in the Life Framer annual
      • Online exposure
      • Personal feedback
      • Digital exhibition in public places across the world (as chosen by our editor)
    • 2nd place
      • Image exhibition in London, Tokyo and Milan
      • Image printed and published in the Life Framer annual
      • Online exposure
      • Personal feedback
      • Digital exhibition in public places across the world (as chosen by our editor)
    • 3rd – 18th place
      • Personal feedback
      • Digital exhibition in public places across the world (as chosen by our editor)
    • All entrants
      • Digital exhibition in public places across the world (as chosen by our editor)
  • Deadline
    • 30th November 2019
  • ENTER CONTEST
Dec
2
Mon
2019
6th Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition Competition 2020
Dec 2 @ 23:59
6th Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition Competition 2020 @ Los Angeles Center of Photography
  • Theme
    • Street shooting around the world
  • Instruction
    • ‘Street’ simply refers to a place where human activity can be seen, a place to observe and capture social interaction. The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment.
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals.
    • Model Release
      • not mentioned
    • Image Requirements (Exhibition Prints)

      • Exhibiting photographers will be expected to either drop off their prints or pay for round-trip shipping of their work to Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028.
      • There are no specifications on printing and/or framing. Further, there are no size restrictions.
      • All images accepted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally, wired on the back with eyelets, and labeled on the back of the frame with your name, image title, and contact information (email and phone).
      • Please mount wire and eyelets about 1/4 down from top of frame.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • Each photographer retains all copyrights to his or her images.
      • Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) the right to use their images for display on LACP’s website and for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting LACP’s programs, and promoting the artist. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for LACP with artist credit.
    • Rules URL
      • https://lacphoto.org/call-for-entries/street-shooting-around-the-world-exhibition/
  • Judge(s)

  • Entry Fee(s) (Single Image)

  • Entry Fee(s) (Image Series)

  • Prizes (Single Image)
    • Exhibition in the LA Center of Photography, February 7 – March 6, 2020
    • 250,- USD gift card
    • One-year Membership at LACP ($345 value).
  • Prizes (Image Series)
    • Exhibition in the LA Center of Photography, February 7 – March 6, 2020
    • 1000,- USD cash prize
    • Guest speaker appearance during STREET WEEK in LA, February 3 – 10, 2020
  • Deadline
    • 2nd December 2019
  • ENTER CONTEST
Dec
10
Tue
2019
Mobile Photography Awards 2019
Dec 10 @ 0:00
Mobile Photography Awards 2019

“The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside our annual competition (October-December), we produce themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.”

  • Category
    • Street Photography
  • Instruction
    • We want to showcase great images. We hope and expect to see all genres and styles submitted. We have 20 photo categories. Each image submitted may be placed in two (2) categories. All styles welcome!
  • Eligible to Enter
    • Images shot and edited on any mobile phone or tablet including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Windows Phones, and the iPod touch are eligible for entry.
    • There are no restrictions on submission eligibility with regard to age or residence unless prohibited by the jurisdiction in which the entrant resides.
  • Entry Fee (Single Image)
    • 1 Photo – 15,- USD
    • 3 Photos – 30,- USD
    • 6 Photos – 50,- USD
    • 15 Photos – 100,- USD
  • Entry Fee (Image Series)
    • Not specified amount of  photos – 30,- USD
  • Judge
    • Not mentioned
  • Prize (Single Image)
    • Category Winner – Not mentioned
    • Overall Grand Prize Winner from 20 Categories – 3000,- USD
  • Prizes (Image Series)
    • 500,- USD
  • Exhibition Print Sales
    • All works accepted for display as part of the Mobile Photography Awards Exhibits will be considered for sale at the exhibitions.
    • Proceeds from works sold: 50% to the artist, 50% to MPA
  • Copyright Terms
    • Artist keeps 100% of copyright.
    • Entrants grant the Mobile Photography Awards the right to use submitted images on the Mobile Photography Awards website and for promotion
  • Rules
  • ENTER CONTEST
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
15
Wed
2020
Exibart Free Street Photography Contest 2019
Jan 15 @ 9:00
Exibart Free Street Photography Contest 2019
  • Theme
    • Street Photography
  • Instruction
    • We invite you to show us your best Street Photography pictures because we truly want to discover the most talented image-makers.
    • The competition will reward the photographer with the best Exibart Street Portfolio.
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • open to everyone that is 18 years and older
    • Image Requirements
      • A minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side (2000 pixels is even better).
      • Maximum size is 10MB.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • Exibart Street 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 Exibart Street magazine and competitions.
    • 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,
    • Rules URL
  • Judge(s)
    • Eolo Perfido
    • Uros Gorgone
    • Gaëlle Gouinguené
    • Maurizio Beucci
  • Entry Fee (Image Portfolio)
    • 3 to 9 images – Free
  • Prizes (Image Portfolio)
    • 1st place
      • Leica D-Lux 7 digital camera
      • Published in the Exibart Street Photography Online Magazine
  • Deadline
    • 15th January 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