The Street Photography Awards
Student Award 2012
The Student Street Photography Award is now closed for 2012. The award will reopen in the second half of 2012, ensure you are signed up to the mailing list to stay up to date.
The winner of the 2012 Student Street Photography Award is Jake Burge.
This year's finalists are as follows (in no particular order):
Giulia Mangione, Matthew Taylor, Heather Shuker, Jake Burge, Felix Davey, and Paul Walsh.
Buy the exhibition catalogue from Blurb.com. The catalogue includes the International Street Photography Award, Student Street Photography Award and London Festival of Photography Prize 2012.
Open to all students aged 18 and over, living in the UK and studying on any full or part time course at a UK institution.
The festival is looking for the best new street photography talent in the UK. Submit 5 - 8 street photography images for a chance to win some great prizes and to be part of the festival programme.
Six finalists will be selected to take part in a one-day workshop with celebrated street photographer Peter Dench and will work together with the festival team to produce an all-expenses-paid group show at the Orange Dot Gallery in Bloomsbury. An overall winner will be awarded a special £1,000 grant to help further their photographic career.
See PRIZES for more information and JUDGES for a list of who is on the judging panel. Take a look at last year's finalists here.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM on Thursday 1 March 2012.
Watch this clip of last year's winners at the opening of their exhibition:
All photographers who enter receive a free voucher from Blurb to the value of £28.95 to print and publish their own photo-book.
Please read carefully through the rules for submission before entering as we do not issue refunds on entry fees to the awards.
How to Enter:
1. Submit five to eight of your best street photography images taken anywhere in the world in the past five years.
The London Festival of Photography defines Street Photography as:
“candid, un-staged photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”
Street photography is perhaps more easily defined as a method than a genre. The results can fit into documentary, portraiture and other genres, but the key elements of spontaneity, careful observation and an open mind ready to capture whatever appears in the viewfinder are essential.
2. You will be asked to include:
- a brief biography of yourself (max 100 words) and a description (max 300 words) outlining the process and background of your photographic work
- a title (optional) for your work and caption for each photo
- the location that each photo was taken (optional)
Entrants must be currently living and studying in the UK, but the photographs can be taken anywhere in the past five years.
FEEDBACK: For an additional £15, LFPH can provide written feedback by an Award judge on your submissions. Choose the "Written Feedback" check box when you submit your images to the Awards.
See RULES for full details and see the JUDGES page for judges and judging criteria.
Tom Archer, 2011 overall winner
Finalists must be available to travel to London on three separate days during April and May 2012 for the finalist’ workshop and to work together on the exhibition preparation – exact dates to be confirmed once finalists are chosen.
Applications open: 06 October 2011
Application deadline: 01 March 2012
Winners announced: 30 March 2012
Exhibition: exact dates TBC (June 2012)