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.
22.06.2022 Lensculture Street Photography Awards
Free entry for the first image. After that paid entry. Submit here.
20.07.2022 Pisa Street Photography Festival
Paid entry. Submit here.
02.08.2022 BBA Prize at Berlin Photo Week
International open call to all photographers, above 18 years, all genders and nationalities. No restrictions on social, ethnic or educational background. So whether you are a seasoned photographer with an existing track-record, a promising talent starting your journey or simply enthusiastic about photography. The BBA Photography Prize 2022 is a great opportunity to show your works.
Paid entry. Submit here.
16.08.2022 Kaaf Photo
The Kaaf Photography Competition aims to support young people and create new and creative perspectives in the field of Iranian photography, as well as to create a competitive environment to increase motivation and enthusiasm among young people.
The second round of the Kaaf Photography Competition will be held in three sections: “Social Documentary Photography”, “Street Photography” and “Creative Photography”, where all photographers can compete in all three sections with a free subject and submit their best works for the competition.
Free entry. Submit here.
28.02.2022 Women Street Photographers New York Exhibition
10.03.2022 Italian Street Photo Festival
12.09.2021 BBA Photography Prize 2021
Entry fee: from €15
20.03.2021 CType Mag Open Call
Entry fee $27
15.03.2021 Cortona on the Move: New Visions
This free Open Call to submit extraordinary projects is promoted by the international visual narrative festival Cortona On The Move and LensCulture, in search of original and impactful projects from around the world.
We are looking for stories of striking humanity.
“We Are Humans” is the central theme of the 2021 edition of Cortona On The Move, a broad vision in which we are all protagonists, a collective story of us being human: between intimacy and public dimension, between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
10.03.2021 Italian Street Photography Festival
Welcome to the ISPF, the first international street photography festival in Italy. Professionals, enthusiasts and amateurs can live contemporary street photography by participating in talks, workshops, exhibitions, contests and much more.
Entry fee: from € 15
13.12.2020 Istanbul Street Photography Festival
Istanbul Street Photography Festival is an international non-profit event that exhibits street photography in Istanbul. The aim of the festival is to create a community for networking, learning and development through exhibitions, workshops, conferences, competition and related events. It aims to be closely connected to society and young people and to provide them with top-notch resources and experience in one of the most dynamic and popular types of photography.
05.11.2020 Women Street Photographers NY
The Women Street Photographers open call is for the annual exhibition in New York. Curated by founder Gulnara Samoilova.
One free entry
$15 per image
01.11.2020: Miami Street Photography Festival
MSPF is an international street photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography. Established in 2012 and hosted every December during Art Basel week, it is the largest and leading street photography festival in the world.
SINGLE IMAGE $20/image
EACH SET OF 5 IMAGES : $75
31.10.2020 Independent Photo People Contest
Spanning across all corners of the globe, crossing both cultures and borders; we’ve created a complex world of traditions and behaviours. Open to all practitioners, there are few restrictions. We are looking for documentary work, street photography, portrait, conceptual visuals, photojournalism, or any other form of photographic practice that tells the story of people!
One image: FREE
4 images for $30 (one free), 7 images for $40 (one free)
20.10.2020: Moment Street Photography Awards
The international competition FUJIFILM MOMENT STREET PHOTO AWARDS 2020 is the successor to the very well-received „Moment” – International Biennale of Street Photography, the first edition of which we organized last year.
The idea of FUJIFILM MOMENT STREET PHOTO AWARDS 2020 was born from the fascination with street photography. By organizing the competition we want to promote and support photographers working in this genre. Our annual competition is addressed to all photographers – professional or amateur.
Entry fee: €10
14.03.2020: Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards
This year, for the nineteenth time, the Kolga photo contest is held. This year’s nominations are: Documentary series, Reportage, Conceptual photo project, One best shot & Mobile photo best Shot. The prize pool is $ 6,500. The winners in the first three nominations will receive $ 1,500-1,500 each. The best shot nomination winner will receive $ 1,000 and author of the best mobile photo category will receive $ 500. The KOLGA NEWCOMER PHOTO AWARD is presented to a young photographer under the age of 25, whose photo will be selected from documentary, reportage and conceptual photo projects. The modest aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography.
10.03.2020: 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 and contemporary street photographers around the world.”
- 1 Photo € 15
- 2 Photos € 25
- 3 Photos € 35
- 4 Photos € 40
- 5 Photos € 45
31.01.2010: Bangkok Street Photo Festival
Single Photo USD $35 / 3 images
Photo Series USD $45 / 6 images
15.01.2020: Exibart Street Photography Contest
“We invite you to show us your best Street Photography pictures because we truly want to discover the most talented image-makers.
The winner will be published in our online magazine, our social networks and will receive a great prize: a compact and powerful Leica D-Lux 7 digital camera.”
07.01.2020: World Photography Awards
“Enter one of the four Sony World Photography Awards competitions for free, you could win worldwide exposure for your work.”
05.01.2020: Mobile Photography Awards
“The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognise 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.”
Entry fee: $15 for one photo, $30 for three photos, $50 for six photos, $100 for 15 photos
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.
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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by Julie Hrudová, founder of StreetRepeat