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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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Patterns and Shadows NY Center for Photographic Art Contest
Nov 10 @ 0:00
Patterns and Shadows NY Center for Photographic Art Contest @ Jadite Galleries


“The city in the early morning or late afternoon presents an intensified visual as the buildings, the cars and even the pedestrians present with long deep shadows. Look more closely at the buildings at any time of day and note the patterns in architecture, windows, etc.  This call is all about images where the visual impact stems from shadows or repetitive shapes/patterns.”

Theme: Patterns and Shadows

Entry Fee

  • First 3 Images – 35,- USD
  • Additional Image – 10,- USD


Paula Tognarelli


  • Grand Prize
    • One photographer will receive 750,- USD
    • NYC4PA Homepage feature
    • Eligible to be shown at an NYC4PA Exhibition
    • Inclusion in Online Gallery and Catalog
    • Award Certificate
  • First Prize:
    • 3 photographers will receive 300,- USD
    • Eligible to be shown at an NYC4PA Exhibition
    • Inclusion in Online Gallery and Catalog
    • Award Certificate
  • Second Prize:
    • 3 photographers will receive 250,- USD
    • Eligible to be shown at an NYC4PA Exhibition
    • Inclusion in Online Gallery and Catalog
    • Award Certificate
  • Third Prize:
    • 3 photographers will receive 200,- USD
    • Eligible to be shown at an NYC4PA Exhibition
    • Inclusion in Online Gallery and Catalog
    • Award Certificate

Copyright Terms

“By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA as well as inclusion in the NYC4PA catalog if the image is prize winning, juror selection or honorable mention.”


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
  • Taxes
    • Not mentioned
  • 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
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