Quite a few street photography competitions, festivals and open calls coming up in the next few weeks. The list will be updated. If you have a suggestion, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
05.05.2019: DongGang International Photo Festival, Korea
Theme: COLORFUL DREAMER
People with dreams and ideals innovate themselves and, eventually, manage to change the world. That is presumably because one cannot fulfil a dream alone: one needs to communicate to the world. By presenting the artworks that showcase a wide array of individual dreams, it is our wish to create an opportunity where we can all remind ourselves the meaning of the dream in the age that is often criticised for the absence of true dreams and dreamers. Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and enter between 8-10 photographs from a particular series or body of work.
15.05.2019: London Street Photography Festival
London Street Photography Festival is a non-profit international event based in London showcasing Street Photography. The goal of the Festival is to build a community and to establish and develop a platform for networking, learning and development through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, competition and associated events. We aim to be closely connected to the community and young people and provide them with the world-class resources and experience in one of the most dynamic and popular genres of photography.
01.08.2019: Brussels Street Photography Festival
Participate in our contests and support the Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF). All of our activities (exhibitions, projections, talks, discussion panels, photo walks, photo feedbacks, parties, among others) are free and open to all public. By doing this, we strengthen the Street Photography community by promoting it as a form of visual art, exposing it to a larger audience and engaging new enthusiasts.
To take part in this initiative is the way to make it possible: the more participants the festival has, the better it will be. In this way, we reward your time and trust by organising the festival and giving you a large exposure. Thank you for spreading the word!
31.05.2019: URBAN 2019 Photo Awards Contest
“URBAN Photo Awards is a photo contest that sees every year thousand of partecipating pictures and hundreds of participants from all over the world. It is an always growing international photography competition, one of the very few that goes “over the boundaries” of Internet offering to photographers real visibility through dozens of international photo exhibitions.”
Submission fee: € 12 – € 35
23.04.2019: Street Photo Milano
“Street Photo Milano and the Miami Street Photography Festival give photographers from the world the opportunity to be exhibited at two major galleries in Miami and Milan, giving significant exposure and a global recognition. The contests contribute to supporting the festival and promoting street photography in an ever-wider audience, stimulating the growth of new talents. We have 2 competitions: series and single images.”
Submission fee: € 30 – € 50
24.04.2019: Lensculture Street Photography Awards
“Throughout history many of the world’s most iconic and memorable photographs have been made by street photographers, but who is is defining this genre today? For the 2019 LensCulture Street Photography Awards, we are searching the globe to find out.”
Submission fee: $20 -$60, one image for free
28.04.2019: Streetfoto San Francisco
“StreetFoto San Francisco invites you to submit your finest street photographs to any of our five international contests. Submissions will be carefully judged by a team of well-known, accomplished street photographers and finalists will be announced in May 2019. All finalists will be exhibited at StreetFoto San Francisco the week of June 3-9, 2019. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 8. Photos may be entered into more than one contest.”
First image: $20.
Second image: $20
Additional images: $12
28.02.2019: Short Street Stories, Exhibit Around
“We are looking for street photographers to participate with single photos and/or projects/portfolios with a humorous and satirical look at contemporary society. The lesson to be inspired is Martin Parr‘s (or the one of In-Public, Un-posed and Burn My Eye collectives): “anthropological” photography with an ironic slant, able to tell through a new perspective the modern world, social differences and changes in progress. Not surprisingly, Martin Parr will be the main guest of the 2019 edition of Trieste Photo Days and Short Street Stories wants to be a small tribute to the sardonic style of the great British photographer.”
Submission costs: free
28.02.2019: Italian Street Photo Festival
“Your participation will allow the Festival to exist and promote our common passion, street photography. You can be a winner of our contests! Our judges are representative persons of the current street photography world.”
Submission costs: 15 – 45 euro
28.02.2019: Image nation – Ethereal: A Daily Poetry
“Ethereal: A Daily Poetry is an international photo essay that lies on the edge of dreams, where the surreal meets the material. A series of timeless pictures, a call for contemplation, an invitation to leave a kind of rationality in order to reach imaginary landscapes which are inner and external landscapes at the same time. The exhibition will be held in our new gallery, in the very heart of the Marais district in Paris, one of the coolest quarters and a dream place for art lovers.”
Submission costs: free
28.02.2019: The Independent Photographer
“Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential form of the medium of photography since its creation. Whether the subject is your own urban environment or as you explore other territories and cultures: Street photography can take many forms – Show us your streets!”
Submission costs: 20 – 40 euro
28.02.2019: Urban Photographer of the Year
“Calling amateur and professional photographers alike to capture your vision of a future city for a chance to win the photography trip of a lifetime.”
Submission costs: free
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