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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!

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.

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

Thanks to our reader Giuseppe Cardoni for pointing to this most important investigation!

Calendar Functions

  • Use the Category Button to see only Award-, Festival- or Galleries Exhibition Contests.
  • Use the Tag Button to filter Contests which match your personal preferences with regards to Entry Fees, Prizes and Publishing Opportunities
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The Motif Collective Silhouettes Photography Competition
Nov 7 @ 0:00
The Motif Collective Silhouettes Photography Competition
  • Theme

    • Silhouettes
  • Instruction
    • Silhouettes can be both subtle and dramatic. They will always have an impact on the mood, composition and overall flow of our work. From the sublime to the bold they have also long been a critical part of many of the worlds finest images!
  • Eligible to Enter
    • Contestants must 18 years old to participate and shall not be on the staff of The Motif Collective or an immediate family member of the staff.
  • Entry Fees
    • 1 Entry – 12,- USD
    • 2 Entries – 18,- USD
    • 3 Entries – 24,- USD
    • 4 Entries – 28,- USD
    • 5 Entries – 32,- USD
    • 6 Entries – 36,- USD
  • Judges
    • Philippe Sainte-Laudy
    • Dawna Moore
    • James Duckworth
    • Jason Swain
    • Wayne Mora
    • Michael Spicer
    • Stephan R. Leimberg
    • Eric Rousset
  • Prizes
    • 1st Place
      • Receives 25% of all entry fees in the Theme
      • A free CloudSpot Annual Lite Plan
      • A free copy of ON1 Photo RAW
      • A free Pixel Pocket Rocket™ (Currently only available to US entrants)
      • Showcased in The Motif Collective Artists Showcase Winners Gallery
    • 2nd Place
      • 15% of all entry fees in the Theme
      • Showcased in The Motif Collective Artists Showcase Winners Gallery
    • 3rd Place
      • 10% of all entry fees in the Theme
      • Showcased in The Motif Collective Artists Showcase Winners Gallery
  • Taxes
    • All Federal, State and Local Taxes associated with the receipt of any Award is solely the responsibility of the winner.
  • Copyright Terms
    • You will retain full copyright in each entry. In addition your moral rights are respected and whenever your work is published by The Motif Collective, You will be credited.
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