LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2020
Street photography today can vary greatly in how it looks and how it was made, but there are common elements that thread the work of all the greats: a love for the unexpected and candid moments of life, an ability to find visual order within the chaos of the world, and an unparalleled creative vision.
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 sixth edition of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards, we are searching the globe to find out!
If you are creatively capturing the weird and wonderful moments of life as they unfold around you, we want to see your work! You might be shooting with an old film camera in a new city or using your smartphone to document daily life in your community. No matter your tools or your location, we want to see your unique perspective from the street, however you define it.
Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in Paris in November 2020, extensive media coverage, projection at international photography festivals, cash prizes and more.
SERIES AWARD WINNERS
1st Place: $5000
2nd Place: $3000
3rd Place: $1500
SINGLE IMAGE AWARD WINNERS
1st Place: $3000
2nd Place: $1500
3rd Place: $1000
Each juror will select an individual Juror’s Pick to receive special distinction.
Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in Paris in November 2020, extensive media coverage, projection at international photography festivals, cash prizes and more. work to be seen by influential people in the industry. Exhibiting artists, media, photo editors and industry insiders will be invited to join us at an opening reception for a night of art appreciation and networking.
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 the winners and finalists of our competitions.
VISIBILITY WITH INDUSTRY INSIDERS & CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS
All it takes is one set of eyes to change the course of your career. Share your work with us for industry-wide exposure and opportunities. If our jury ranks your submission highly through the judging process, you will be included in LensCulture Discoveries, our directory of top-rated photographers. We provide this directory to photography industry insiders and creative professionals to showcase photographers and their work to key decision makers including editors, book publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, creative directors, curators, and online media publishers.
PERMANENT EXHIBITION ON LENSCULTURE ONLINE GALLERY
LensCulture has become a key resource for discovering new photography work all over the world.
All winners, finalists and juror’s picks for this award will be prominently featured in the permanent online gallery on our site.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of people around the world with a true love and appreciation for photography.
PUBLISHED IN THE BEST OF LENSCULTURE, VOLUME 4
In partnership with Schilt Publishing, we’re thrilled to be planning 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.
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.
Open to all, worldwide
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
All photographers retain full copyright for their work. Winners, Jurors’ Picks and Finalists grant LensCulture limited, restricted use of winning photos only to promote the photographers themselves and in connection with marketing the Awards competition itself.
All entrants agree that all photograph(s) submitted to the competition may be reproduced (with photographer copyright credit) and used to conduct and promote LensCulture competitions. You hereby grant LensCulture with a right to use submitted photographs in the framework of such promotional activities.