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.
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.
LENSCULTURE TOP 100:
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.