Street Photography Awards 2016

Publish Date: Jul 31, 2016

Deadline: Aug 16, 2016


Street photography can take many forms: from candid, unexpected street portraits to brilliantly seen geometries within the built environment; anything from dazzling street fashions to gritty scenes of urban life the world over all fall into the genre.

To help inspire your entry, we have curated a selection of great street photography work drawing on last year's winners and some of our latest discoveries. We will continue to update this showcase throughout the summer as new work comes to our attention.


To enter the competition, you must submit your entries to the competition URL which can be found the "Further official information" lnk below. Participants must also pay the entry fee(s) and complete the submission form in order to be considered for the competition.

All entries will be reviewed and pre-screened by LensCulture's editors. Screened entries will then be reviewed by the international jury of experts, and the international jury will choose the winners. The decisions of the jury are final.

Submissions that have been awarded a cash prize in a previous LensCulture competition are not eligible to win prizes in subsequent competitions. Please consider entering new work. Submissions that have been selected as Finalists in previous competition ARE eligible to win a cash prize in subsequent competitions. A *photographer* may win multiple cash awards but the same photograph/series cannot win multiple cash awards. If a series/photograph was submitted to a previous competition but received no cash prize, then that series/photograph is still eligible.


  • To qualify to enter the competition, you must be over 18 years of age.
  • Entries must be submitted no later than the August 16
  • The competition is open to EVERYONE, 18 years and older, professional and amateur photographers alike.
  • Winning photographs may be included in the future in traveling group gallery exhibitions and/or screenings and projections at arts institutions and festivals worldwide. LensCulture will always notify the owner of the photograph before such an inclusion is made. Each photographer retains copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each photographer when exhibited or screened anywhere by LensCulture.
  • The full name of each entrant whose work is selected as a winner or finalist will be published online.
  • Cash prizes will be paid by wire transfer or other electronic methods. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.
  • No cash alternatives will be offered for any prizes.

By entering the competition, you agree and acknowledge that LensCulture is permitted to receive and review your registration data. Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering this photo competition. At any time, participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by LensCulture by sending an email to the following address:


As part of our dedication to discovering the best of contemporary photography, we have expanded our award categories to recognize a greater number of talented photographers. We will be awarding winners, finalists, special selections from each juror, as well as a new “Top 100.” Read more about each below.

SERIES AWARD: 1st Place: $5,000 USD | 2nd Place: $3,000 USD | 3rd Place: $1,500 USD

SINGLE IMAGE: 1st Place: $3,000 USD | 2nd Place: $1,500 USD | 3rd Place: $1,000 USD

JUROR’S PICK: Each juror will select an individual Juror's Pick to receive special distinction and $1,000 USD.

FINALISTS: 20 Finalists will be selected.


This is a new award category that distinguishes the Top 100 photographers based on the jury's reviews. All the work from the Top 100 will be included in our Street Photography 2016 Online Exhibition.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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