LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2021

Series Prize Winners 1st Place: $3,500

Unexpected and everyday, candid and carefully composed, Street Photography is a genre chock full of contradictions, where chance encounters, unlikely juxtapositions, and a shutter’s milliseconds reveal the fleeting wonders of daily life. What catches your eye as you walk about the world today?
The past year has upended our ideas about public space, as a global pandemic has prompted lockdowns and reopenings worldwide. Our changed social dynamics pervade the streets and subways, parks and promenades, everywhere differently. If you are creatively capturing the weird, wonderful, and sometimes worrying moments of life as they unfold around you, we want to see your work!
For the seventh edition of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards, we are scouring the globe for new takes and fresh perspectives. You might be shooting the hustle and bustle of city life or its empty byways, in remote locales or around the block, on film or in pixels. No matter your tools or your location, we invite you to show us your streets.
Enter early for the opportunity to be spotlighted on our website and social media, reaching a global online audience of over three million. Awards include an exhibition in New York, extensive media coverage, projection at international photography festivals, cash prizes, and more. Single-image entries are always free!


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

Single Image Prize Winners
1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500


The competition is open to everyone that is 18 years and older, professional and amateur photographers alike.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All photographers retain full copyrights for their own work. Period. Winners and Jurors’ Picks grant LensCulture limited, restricted use of winning photos only to promote the photographers themselves and in connection with marketing the Awards competition itself.