The Street Photography Award

THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2019

A new annual non-profit Street Photography Award run by Street Photographers for the Street Photography Community. All entry fees become the prize fund* that is awarded equally to the two winners.

 

About the Award

Tired of seeing organisations and companies profit financially from the passion of Street Photographers around the world, this new award aims to be the Oscars of Street Photography, awarding the best of our own community each year with a self funding prize. The organisers make no money at all. If 1000 people pay £10 to enter, the prize fund will be £10,000 (minus paypal costs). The more people that enter the more money the winners receive. We don’t promise you exposure, publication or exhibitions but we do promise you financial transparency, integrity and a real panel of actual Street Photographers choosing the winner.

In its first year there will be three awards:

Peoples Choice Award – chosen by online public vote

Judges Award – awarded by an international panel of respected Street Photographers

Meyerowitz Award – selected by the renowned Street Photographer Joel Meyerowitz

To enter, read the rules, upload your image (1920px longest side at 72 dpi), and make your contribution of just £10 to the prize fund through the payment system….then vote!

Anyone can vote, each person has 5 votes to use during the whole contest, so vote wisely.

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Contest winners

1 place
Nick Turpin
2

Judges

Nils Jorgensen
Nils Jorgensen was born in Denmark in 1958 and educated at The King’s School, Canterbury, UK. He studied photography at the West Surrey College of Art and Design. He has worked as a press photographer in London since 1982 and in 2002 Nils joined online street photography collective iN-PUBLiC. He has exhibited in the UK, Austria and America. His work is published in ‘Street Photography Now’, ‘The World Atlas of Street Photography’ and ‘The Street Photographer’s Manual’ and has been acquired by the Museum of London.

Nils Jorgensen

UK
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Nick Turpin
Nick Turpin was born in London, UK in 1969, Studied ‘Art and Design’ at the University of Gloucestershire then ‘Photography, Film and Video’ at the University of Westminster until 1990 when he left to work as a staff photographer with The Independent Newspaper leaving in 1997 to pursue a second career in Advertising and Design photography. In 2000 Nick was the founder of the international street photographers group in-public and in 2010 he established Nick Turpin Publishing. Nick has also taught and lectured on contemporary street photography at Museums, Universities and on TV.

Nick Turpin

UK
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Kristin Van den Eede
Kristin is a photographer from Gent, Belgium. After a few years of exploring street photography as a genre, she has now turned from daytime to the wonders of the night. Drawn to extraordinary lighting or striking contrasts, Kristin specifically has a taste for emotive scenes with a dark twist. By day, she is a language teacher and communication coach, but spends all of her spare time either taking photographs or thinking about taking them. “Photography is what makes me tick, plain and simple.”

Kristin Van den Eede

Beligum
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Julie Hrudova
Julie Hrudova (1988) was born in Prague but now lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has worked with a variety of publications, including CBS News, The Guardian and VICE News. Hrudova's work has also been exhibited in numerous shows, on an international scale. In 2017 she won the EyeEm Award in the Street Photographer category. In 2018 the Leisure series was awarded with the third prize at the Italian Street Photography Festival. Hrudova also works as photo editor at RTL News in The Netherlands and she is the founder of the StreetRepeat account on Instagram.

Julie Hrudova

Netherlands
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David Gaberle
5 years ago, at the suggestion of a friend, I realised that carrying a camera around really eases the experience of the sensory overload that comes with living in a big city. The camera's a therapeutic tool. Paradoxically, it gives me the illusion that I'm in control of what I'm doing while at the same time making me realise that things are continually getting out of my hands. I'd like to think that the experience of taking photos helps me grow over time. Especially in street-photography, getting a good shot requires patience. In my personal life, I often have too clear an idea of what I want and how I should get there (frustratingly, I hardly ever do). Shooting out on the streets is a pleasant antithesis to that as it requires an openness to experience and a willingness to let go of a whole lot of preconceived ideas. In that way, it's a balancing act to my life outside of photography.

David Gaberle

Czech Republic
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Entry Rules

1. This is a Street Photography award, submitted images must be candidly shot in a public place. Post processing must be limited to corrections. The removal or addition of picture information is not allowed. For the purposes of this award images artificially lit by the photographer are not considered to be Street Photography.

2. The Street Photography Award is open to amatuer and professional photographers over 18 years of age from any country and you may enter as many images as you like.

3. This is an annual award, entries must have been shot within the last 12 months.

4. You agree to allow your credited image to be used for the purpose of promoting The Street Photography Award online and in partner publications.

5. The Photographer retains copyright of the image.

6. You agree to allow The Street Photography Award to store your personal information for the purpose of administrating the award. You may access, review, rectify or delete your personal information at any time by sending an email to nick@nickturpin.com.

7. The prize fund will be 100% of entry fees minus payment processing fees. The winners will receive 50% each of the total prize fund and the glass winners trophy. Payments will be made by electronic transfer and any fees incurred will be deducted from the prize sum.

8. Entries will be reviewed by our judges and a winner selected, the decision of the judges is final.

9. Entries will be subject to a public vote to select the winner of the Peoples Choice Award, in the event of a draw our judges will choose the winner.

10. By entering you warrant that you are the sole copyright holder of the image and that to the best of your knowledge, the image does not contain any threatening, false, misleading, abusive, infringing, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.

11. By entering the competition you agree to adhere to these rules.

* The only deductions to the prize fund are the charges made to us by paypal for payment processing.