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LensCulture International Street Photography Competition 2019

LensCulture International Street Photography Competition 2019

Country: Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
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Where can you photograph the heart and soul of a society and its people? From the street! As people move between private and public spaces, the street can be a generous and vibrant stage for photographers, offering a window into a particularly compelling place and time for the careful observer. Hence, LensCulture invites submission for International Street Photography Competition 2019.

Throughout history, 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 2019 LensCulture International 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 analog camera in the city that never sleeps or using your smartphone to document daily life in your hometown. No matter your tools or your location, we want to see your unique perspective from the street, however, you define it.

Prize + Award

Any type of submission is eligible for the award. The winners will receive a cash award in two categories, Series and Single Image as:


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


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

Further, winning photographers for this award will get an opportunity to exhibit in New York City. The winning will receive an opening reception with invited media, photo editors and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking.


  • The competition is open to everyone that is 18 years and older, professional and amateur photographers alike.
  • However, submissions that have been awarded a cash prize in previous LensCulture competition are not eligible to win cash prizes in subsequent competitions. Please consider entering a new work.
  • However, 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 prize, then that series/photograph is still eligible.
  •  Also, the full name of each entrant whose work is selected as a winner, juror’s pick, or finalist will be published online.
  • Cash prizes are payable by wire transfer or other electronic methods. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers are deductible from the winning amount.
  • Winners will receive no alternatives to the offered Cash for any prizes.
  • LensCulture reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any photograph that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the photograph appears on the website.

How To Apply

Applicants may submit their work online. However, you will require to pay an entry fee for each submission.

For a single submission, the entry fee is $20. Applicants may submit up to 5 photos. Additionally, each submission will require an extra $10 entry fee. Further, applicants will require to submit a written review of their work.

For series submission, the entry fee is $60. Applicants may submit 10 photographs which thematically or aesthetically serves as a series. Also, applicants will require to submit a written review of their work.

Further, for students, the entry fee is 30% less.


Applicants wishing to enter the competition must make a submission by Wednesday 24 April 2019.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline24 April,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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