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All Street Photography Contests Calendar

Our Street Photography Contests Calendar shows currently Open Calls for Entries of free and paid Street Photography Competitions around the globe.

We exclude all contests which belong to Martin Stawiasz aka Martin Stavars. He runs a fraudelent ring of contest in which mentioned judges never had to judge anything.

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Reoccuring Street Photography Contests

Contest NameTypical Entry Deadline Month
Bangkok Street Photography Festival ContestJanuary
Exibart Street Photography Awards ContestJanuary
Urban Photographer of the Year ContestFebruary
Italian Street Photo Festival ContestMarch
The Independent Photographer Awards ContestMarch / September
Street Photo Milano Festival ContestApril
Lensculture Street Photography Awards ContestApril
Urban Photo Awards Contest (Trieste Photo Days)May
Street Photography International Awards ContestJune
London Street Photography Festival ContestJune
Brussels Street Photography Festival ContestJuly
StreetFoto San Francisco Festival ContestAugust (extended)
Aussie Street Photography Festival ContestSeptember
Miami Street Photography Festival ContestOctober
Leica Street Photo Awards ContestDecember
Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition ContestDecember
Popular reocurring Street Photography Contests and usual Entry Deadline months

Currently Open Street Photo Contests Calendar

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

  • Contest Date = Submission Deadline!
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Jun
14
Sun
2020
Urban Photo Awards Contest 2020
Jun 14 @ 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 free!
      • 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
Jun
15
Mon
2020
Street Photography International Awards Contest 2020
Jun 15 @ 23:59
Street Photography International Awards Contest 2020

Our aim with the SPi Awards is to showcase some of the best street photography being produced in the world, past or present, and to represent the wide diversity of styles within the genre.

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

    • Eligible to Enter
      • you must be over 18 years of age
    • Image Requirements
      • No watermarks/copyright/logos on images
      • All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
      • Submitted photos are to be in JPG format at 5MB or less
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • You hereby grant Street Photography International with a right to use submitted photographs in the framework of such promotional activities. This may include, but is not limited to: inclusion in a book of winning and commended images; display at exhibitions; display on a web browser for judging purposes; on the Street Photography International website and on the websites of sponsors and supporters; on social media used by Street Photography International, its sponsors and supporters.
      • Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.
    • Model or Property Release
      • not mentioned
    • Rules URL
  • Single Image Contest
    • Entry Fee(s) (Single Image)
      • Per image – 2,- GBP
    • Judge(s)
      • Entries will be judged by the members of Street Photography International Collective.
    • Prizes (Single Image)
      • Winner
        • Work exhibited at The Printspace in London
        • Ricoh GR III Camera
        • Messenger DNA 8, Special Edition Camera bag by Tenba
      • 15 Finalists
        • Work exhibited at The Printspace in London
        • Ricoh GR III Camera
        • Messenger DNA 8, Graphite Camera bag by Tenba
  • Deadline
    • 15th June 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST
Jun
21
Sun
2020
London Street Photography Festival Contest 2020
Jun 21 @ 23:59
London Street Photography Festival Contest 2020
  • Category
    • Street Photography
  • Rules (Term & Conditions)

    • Eligible to Enter
      • Entrants must be over 16 years old
      • All submitted photographs should not have been exhibited on any major street photography festivals before
    • Image Requirements
      • At least 800px and not larger than 1200px on the long side
      • All finalists will be required to submit high resolution photographs if their photos are selected for the final exhibition.
    • Copyright & Licensing Terms
      • Entrants retain copyrights of the photographs submitted.
    • Model or Property Release
      • Entrants must possess the legal rights and be the authors of photographs submitted.
    • Rules URL
  • Single Image Contest
    • Entry Fee(s) (Single Image)
      • Up to 3 photographs – FREE
      • Make a donation to support the festival. “Any profits go to support the frontline workers dealing with Covid-19.”
    • Judge(s)
      • Judges first round: Ania Klosek, Forrest Walker, Swarat Ghosh, Erik Marmor
      • Judges final round: Joel Meyerowitz, David Gibson, Gulnara Samoilova
    • Prizes (Single Image)
      • 1st place
        • personal exhibition at next year’s festival
        • 500,- GBP cash prize
        • more prizes to be announced
      • All finalists will be exhibited during the festival
  • Image Series Contest
    • Entry Fee(s) (Image Series)
      • One series containing up to 8 photographs – FREE
      • Make a donation to support the festival. “Any profits go to support the frontline workers dealing with Covid-19.”
    • Judge(s)
      • Judges first round: Ania Klosek, Forrest Walker, Swarat Ghosh, Erik Marmor
      • Judges final round: Joel Meyerowitz, David Gibson, Gulnara Samoilova
    • Prizes (Image Series)
      • 1st place
        • personal exhibition at next year’s festival
        • 500,- GBP cash prize
        • more prizes to be announced
      • All finalists will be exhibited during the festival
  • London Photograph Contest
    • Entry Fee(s)

      • Up to 3 photographs – FREE
      • Make a donation to support the festival. “Any profits go to support the frontline workers dealing with Covid-19.”
    • Judge(s)
      • Judges: Rebecca Wiltshire, Tymon Markowski, Niki Gleoudi
    • Prizes (Image Series)
      • 1st place
        • 300,- GBP cash prize
        • more prizes to be announced
      • All finalists will be exhibited during the festival
  • Under 21s Contest
    • Entry Fee(s) (Image Series)
      • Up to 3 photographs – FREE
      • Make a donation to support the festival. “Any profits go to support the frontline workers dealing with Covid-19.”
    • Judge(s)
      • Judges: Rebecca Wiltshire, Tymon Markowski, Niki Gleoudi
    • Prizes (Image Series)
      • 1st place
        • 250,- GBP cash prize
        • free portfolio review at the festival
        • free submission at next year’s festival in any category
        • more prizes to be announced
  • Submission Deadline
    • 21.6.2020
  • ENTER CONTEST
Aug
2
Sun
2020
San Francisco Street Photography Festival Contest 2020
Aug 2 @ 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
    • 2nd August 2020
  • ENTER CONTEST