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The SPi Awards 2019 are now closed

The 2019 SPi Awards sponsored by Flickr will be open for entries from Sunday April 28th until Sunday 30th June (12 midnight GMT). The competition is open to anyone over 18, amateur or professional, and the cost to enter is £2 per photo. We want to see your best street photography, whether it was taken on digital, film or mobile. Co-sponsored by Leica USA, Tenba and GNARBOX.

Find out more about the competition

The SPi Awards celebrate the world’s best street photography

In 2017 we established the SPi Awards, an international photography competition offering top prizes and exposure for a minimal entry fee. Concerned that the high level of entry fees charged by many competitions excludes a huge number of talented photographers from around the world from entering, we set a price of £2 per picture. Sponsored by Olympus in 2017 and Leica in 2018, our winners both had solo exhibitions in London and received high end cameras. We also select twenty finalists each year. Their work forms a separate group exhibition, and they receive runners up prizes.

It has been an incredible third iteration of the SPi Awards this year. We received entries from over 140 countries, and were delighted to see what a high calibre was being brought forward. Street photography as a genre seems to be going from strength to strength.

We are thrilled to present the work of our winner Sarmistha Bera, and our 20 finalists.

Sarmistha has won a solo show at the Flickr HQ in San Francisco, a Leica QP from Leica USA, a Tenba Cooper 13 Slim Shoulder bag and an GNARBOX 2.0 1TB SSD backup device. The 20 finalists have all won Tenba Cooper 8 shoulder bags and of course a place in the group exhibition at the Flickr HQ in San Francisco.