Call For Submissions: Street Photography 2015 Contest And Photobook

Street Photography 2015 Contest And Photobook

Look, up in the sky! It’s a photo contest! No, it’s a book! Actually it’s both. Street Photography 2015 is a new contest where winners get published in an upcoming book. Entry fee is $35 for 5 images and the contest closes on August 11, 2015. Hit the jump for more information.

Street Photography 2015 Contest And Photobook

Street Photography 2015 was established to recognize a segment of photography that is often explored historically but rarely recognized as an important catalog of social currency and circumstance.

The competition will result in a photo book that honors the tradition of street photography in today’s world. Being published in a book is a benchmark for many in their photographic career. It is a medium through which the public can gain a nuanced understanding of the artists’ work and a collective theme, and the book’s physical presence allows it to be added to longstanding collections of such work.

We are happy to welcome acclaimed author, curator and teacher Colin Westerbeck as the curator and writer of the forthcoming book, and Tracey Shiffman as the designer. We are seeking the work of talented street photographers to complete this celebration of street photography.

Street Photography 2015 Submission Guidelines

Photographers are asked to submit their 5 best street photography images at a resolution that is suitable for printing in either Book form. The preferred size is 11×17″ @ 300 dpi jpeg. The recommended image size should be close to 5,500 pixels on the longer dimension.

Winners will be published in the upcoming Street Photography 2015 photobook and receive 2 copies of the book.


Social Circumstance
Portrait / People
Street Fashion
Urban Landscape
Urban Culture
Day / Night

Judges – Round 1:

Eric Kim
John Free
Matt Stuart
Daniel Arnold
Ken Schles

Judge – Round 2:

Colin Westerbeck

More information about the contest in addition to the full rules can be found at the Street Photography 2015 website:

StreetShootr’s Take

Another day, another photo contest!

This one is unusual in that it will result in the winners being published in a photobook. On the one hand… you get your work in a book! But when you think about it, you’re being asked to pay an entrance fee to enable a third party to create a book that can be sold on the open market. As far as I can tell winning photographers will receive 2 copies of the book and no royalties from the sale of the book.

And while the judges for round 1 read like a who’s who of the street photography world, the second round of judging is handled by Colin Westerbeck alone. In all fairness, Colin is a noted photographic historian who co-authored Bystander: A History of Street Photography with Joel Meyerowitz. Seems like someone with a broad view of the playing field at the very least.

It’s up to you if you want to participate in the Street Photography 2015 contest. Me? I might just sit this one out.

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