Photo Credits (from top-left):
 Markku Lahdesmaki, Hatnim Lee, Lawrence Cheung, David Nam Lip Lee⁣, Josue Rivas, Johannes Reinhart, Rami Gazali

“If your photos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”

This quote from the famous photographer Robert Capa applies in particular to Street Photography, which has become a unique and incisive genre of photography in an era where the majority of the earth’s population is living in cities or in the urban agglomeration.

Street photography is an artist’s lens showing real life, chance encounters, and random moments set against the backdrop of the urban landscape, and its soul is the citizens of this urban world. Capturing the essence of the urban lifestyle is now both a popular form of art and an important medium of communicating the modern reality, and this is why we’ve decided to call out all street photographers to submit their best shots to IPA’s special theme photo competition, “Street”.

Submit now to win $6,000 in cash prizes!

Deadline: February 28, 2019


Submitted images will be viewed and judged by our distinguished panel of Jurors and entries will compete for $6,000 in total cash prizes. The Grand Winner will be selected from the category winners – meaning that the winning photographer will get the Category Winner Award and the Grand Winner Award as well. Photographers of all levels of expertise are welcome to enter.

  • Category winner: $500
  • Grand winner: $2,500
  • Total cash prizes: $6,000


  • Lifestyle (urban scenery)
  • People (portraits)
  • Geometric (shapes and forms)
  • Moments (perfect place and timing)
  • Public events (rallies, marches, politics, street festivals)
  • Special (shadows, reflections, silhouettes and special techniques)
  • Mobile (smartphone photography)


Each entry is $20 (USD). Photographers may submit an entry for consideration in multiple categories with a 20% discount per additional category. Please note that to take advantage of this offer, photographers must select multiple categories at the initial time of entry. Images submitted as separate entries (separate payment) are subject to the full fee.


The entries of the IPA Oneshot / Street photography contest will be evaluated by a selected group of the prestigious IPA Jury Panel which has over 80 world renowned gallerists, photo editors and directors, collectors, photographers, and other photography luminaries.


The International Photography Awards works together with magazines, online media, artist management agencies, production houses, photo societies and non-profit organizations which are also supporting the IPA Oneshot / Street photography contest.


The IPA Oneshot / Street photography contest is a single-image online photo competition where you can only submit one image per entry. A series of images cannot be entered. However, there is no limit to the number of entries you can submit, so you can submit as many images as you would like as separate entries.

Unlike the annual International Photography Awards (IPA), there are no separate categories for professional and non-professional / student photographers.

If you want to learn more about the rules and submission process, please visit the IPA Oneshot Terms & Conditions page or contact the Official IPA Support Team.


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