Street Photography by New York Center for Photographic Arts

Street Photography by New York Center for Photographic Arts

Deadline: September 9, 2020
Entry Fee: $35
Prizes: $250, $325, $400, $1,100, Juror Selections, Honorable Mentions, participation in the online exhibition, certificates

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the STREET PHOTOGRAPHY catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

Street Photography

Vivian Maier, an unknown, left behind a treasure of images she took while walking outside on time off. Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Meyerowitz, Arbus, Evans, the list of accomplished street photographers goes on. Their work captured a special essence of life, not posed, not set up but there in the streets, yards, avenues, porches… we pass every day. Images as compelling surround us as we walk or ride in the streets of our lives. The challenge for this contest is to shoot those street images that set them apart from snapshots. Again – opportunities abound. Take your camera or phone outside with you and capture the odd juxtaposition of a passerby and a window decoration, a special look, a special split second moment of communication, a scene that conveys a message or feeling. The examples are too numerous and varied to list. All 2D photography welcome.


This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

Exhibition and Awards

There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions

Cash Prizes

  • Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website.
  • First Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $400.
  • Second Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $325.
  • Third Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $250.
  • Online Gallery, Catalog and Award Certificate
  • All prizewinners will be included in both the online gallery and catalog and be presented with a certificate.


Michael Itkoff, Co Founder, Daylight books

Michael Itkoff has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media for well over 15 years. Michael has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious and the Forward. Michael’s photographic and video work is in public and private collections in the United States and his work has appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next City and Philadelphia Weekly. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism, a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, and a Puffin Foundation Grant. Michael’s monograph, ‘Street Portraits’, was published by Charta Editions in 2009.

Entry Fee

  • The entry fee is $35 for the first three images
  • Additional images may be submitted for $10 each

There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

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