Photography Contest

LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2024

LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2024

Deadline |

CLOSED

Theme |

Street Photography

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

To qualify to enter the competition, you must be over 18 years of age.

Entry Fees |

1st image free, $35/5 images

Prizes |

Cash Prize
Are you ready to elevate your street photography from hidden gems in your portfolio to celebrated art on a global stage? The LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to submit your most captivating photos and series, offering you a unique platform to showcase the vibrant, pulsating life of your streets from around the world.

Street photography is not just an art — it’s an encounter, an ongoing dialogue with the unpredictability of everyday moments. It’s the early morning rush, the late-night stillness, and every artful shard of light and shadow in between. This is your opportunity to transform ordinary instants into profound visual narratives that resonate with audiences far and wide.

Why enter? Imagine your work seen and appreciated by millions of people worldwide. Hundreds of entries will be highlighted in our online gallery and in our daily social media feeds — before the official judging begins! Top winners will be exhibited in a group show at Photo London, and featured prominently on LensCulture’s platform that reaches photography lovers in over 150 countries globally.

Show us how you see the streets of your world!

All winning photographers will be exhibited at Photo London 2025, a photography fair which brings together the world's leading galleries, publishers and collectors, as well as an ambitious program of exhibitions, conversations, artist book signings and curated fair events. The top 10 winners will be featured with prints in the group show, and all other winning work will be presented on a large digital display.

An opening reception will be held for LensCulture artists, invited media, photo editors and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking during London’s largest international art fair dedicated to photography.

Awards & Benefits

Series Award Winners
1st Place: $3,500
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000

Single Image Award Winners
1st Place: $2000
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place: $500

Jurors' Picks
Each juror will select an individual Juror’s Pick to receive special distinction, including quotes from the experts praising each of the selected series or single images.

Finalists
25 Finalists and their work will be highlighted and featured on the winners’ page, and in the worldwide promotions, along with the Winners and Jurors’ Picks.

Featured Photo Contest

AAP Magazine #42 / SHAPES

$1,000 cash prizes | Winning image(s) published in AAP Magazine #42 | Extensive press coverage and global recognition

Best Photography Contests in 2024

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