CALL FOR ENTRIES! LensCulture Street Photography Awards Now Open.

The 2019 LensCulture Street Photography Awards seek the most talented street photographers around the world, those who are sharing a unique perspective of their world through remarkable street photography.

Awards include an exhibition in New York City, international photo festival projections, massive exposure to international press + our global online audience of three million, publication in The Best of LensCulture – Volume 4, plus everyone who enters gets free access to the first chapter of The Art Of Street Photography, a fantastic online course from Magnum Photos.

What are you waiting for? We can’t wait to see your work!

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Contest Prize & Terms & Prize Details

Featured at International Photo Festivals

Selected works will be screened at photo festivals and events worldwide. Over the past year, our winners and finalists were screened at festivals in the UK, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Australia, Spain, France, the US, and more.

LensCulture is continually forging new partnerships with leading photo festivals around the world (like Voies Off, FORMAT, Tokyo International Photography Festival, and more) to increase exposure and showcase opportunities for our winners and finalists from our competitions.

Published in The Best of LensCulture, Volume 4

In partnership with Schilt Publishing, we’re thrilled to be planning for our fourth book, featuring the work of LensCulture’s award-winning photographers. This beautifully printed and unique collection of photographic work will be available for purchase and distributed to influential industry members worldwide.

Try Magnum Photos online course The Art of Street Photography

Everyone who enters this award will get free access to the first chapter of The Art Of Street Photography, the first online course from Magnum Photos. Simply start a submission and we’ll give you the chance to try this fantastic learning opportunity. The Art of Street Photography brings together seven Magnum photographers plus industry experts who share their unique insights, vast knowledge and world-class experiences to help photographers develop their photographic practice in the street and beyond. We are pleased to offer winners and jurors’ picks free access to the entire online course – 10 really great chapters of insight and inspiration from the world’s top photographers.

Visibility With Industry Insiders & Galleries

Did you know we are connected to thousands of photography industry insiders around the world, including top photo editors, book publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, agents, curators, and online media publishers? LensCulture has become a key resource for discovering new photography work all over the world. All it takes is one set of eyes to change the course of your career. Share your work with us for industry-wide exposure.

International Press Exposure

Award winners receive press coverage from publications and media outlets around the world — the kind of exposure that can lead to viral, global recognition of your work. Winners, finalists and selected entrants have been featured in major publications including BBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Internazionale, VICE, The Times of London, Huffington Post, Spiegel Online, The British Journal of Photography, and The Telegraph. Share your work with the world.

1st Place: $5000
2nd Place: $3000
3rd Place: $1500

1st Place: $3000
2nd Place: $1500
3rd Place: $1000

The Malta International Photo Award is back with its Spring 2019 Edition, featuring 3 new categories, €27,000 Total Cash Prize, and more!