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Photo by 2017 Finalist Aristide Economopoulos




Flickr is proud to be sponsoring the SPi awards and supporting the street photography community. Flickr is offering an exhibition of the winners and finalists work in their HQ in San Francisco, with a duration of 3 weeks running time.

Flickr is the photography revolution for sharing, storing, and organising your photos in one of the largest worldwide photo communities. Find out more at www.flickr.com

Smugmug, the owners of Flickr, are offering the SPi Awards 2019 winner a brand new website designed with their experts, complete with online hosting covered for three years.

Leica USA

The SPi Awards 2019 winner will be awarded the Leica Q-P which includes an adjustable-length high quality brown leather strap and a second rechargeable battery to keep photographers shooting all day and night.

Blend into the scene with the Leica Q-P. With its fast lens and intuitive handling, the Leica Q-P matches the critically acclaimed technical specifications of Leica Q and pushes the design further forward to new heights of stealthiness and refinement. Favoring a more discreet aesthetic, the Leica Q-P replaces the front-facing red Leica dot logo with the classic script logo engraving on the top plate while the "stealth" matte-black finish provides an even darker black look and subtle textured feel. Its fixed 28 mm focal length makes this a perfect tool for street, architectural and landscape photography.

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Tenba introduced the world to soft-sided, professional camera bags back in 1977. Founded by New York City based photographer Robert Weinreb, Tenba has evolved with photographers' needs in mind, designing tough, intuitively-engineered bags and cases to protect creative equipment.

The Awards winner will receive a Tenba Cooper 13 Slim Shoulder bag. The twenty finalists shall receive Tenba Cooper 8 shoulder bags as prizes.

Find out more at tenba.com


The winner of the Awards will also receive the GNARBOX 2.0 1TB SSD backup device.

GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is a rugged backup device for photographers who prefer to travel without a laptop. Unlike other portable hard drives, GNARBOX features an ecosystem of mobile applications, including Lightroom CC, that serve the professional workflow in the field. With single-step backup, a compact waterproof enclosure and integrated access to industry-standard software like Lightroom, Capture One and Photo Mechanic, GNARBOX will lighten your load, save you time and make you a more reliable creator.

Find out more at gnarbox.com


The winner of the awards will be given a takeover of the SPi Instagram account with nearly 1 million followers, which will put their work right in front of the largest street photography audience in the world. The winners and finalists work will be permanently showcased on the SPi Awards website, as well.


2018 SPi Awards Sponsors & Prizes

Leica Camera

Leica have been redefining tradition for more than a century with innovative cameras that concentrate on the essence of photography – the image. The Leica Q is no different. It is the perfect instrument to realise your photographic ambitions and capture the decisive moments in your life.

Whether your subject involves depth of field, an available-light situation or a macro photography shot, the Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. provides everything you need to express yourself photographically. Its classic 28mm focal length is perfect for street, architectural and landscape photography. Its lens, the fastest in its class, combined with a specially designed 24 MP CMOS full-frame sensor, provides detailed images of unsurpassed quality: up to ISO 50,000.


The 2018 SPi Awards were co-sponsored by Billingham Bags and by camera accessory artisan Angelo Pelle. Both companies produce outstanding high quality equipment.

The Billingham Hadley Small Pro

The Billingham Hadley Small Pro

Angelo Pelle Straps

Angelo Pelle Straps


The winner received a month long solo exhibition in the prestigious Leica Studio S, London, and the superb Leica Q, a dream camera for street photography. The winner also received a Billingham Hadley Small Pro bag.

The twenty finalists participated in a month long group exhibition in the Leica Café in Mayfair.

The winner and finalists received bags and straps from our co-sponsors Billingham Bags and Angelo Pelle straps.

Leica Q with Leica Summilux 28mm f1.7 ASPH

Leica Q with Leica Summilux 28mm f1.7 ASPH

The Leica Studio S

The Leica Studio S

2017 SPi Awards Sponsors & Prizes


In 2017 we partnered with Olympus, manufacturers of outstanding optical equipment since 1919.

The new Olympus PEN-F is far more than just beautiful – it is the result of 80 years of camera history and technical innovations. Combining classic style with the latest in digital technology, the Olympus PEN-F is the ultimate street photographer’s companion. With a high quality F 1.8 17mm Zuiko lens and a Creative Dial that allows photographers to assign their favourite features, this camera enables a custom photographic experience.

Prizes & Co-Sponsors

The winner received a solo exhibition in London at the Art Bermondsey Project Space, Olympus Pen F camera with 17mm Zuiko Lens, and Rock 'n' Roll artisan camera strap. 

The 20 finalists have all won a place in the group exhibition at the same gallery and a Rock 'n' Roll artisan camera strap each.

Olympus PEN-F camera with 17mm Zuiko lens

Olympus PEN-F camera with 17mm Zuiko lens

Winners and finalists exhibited at this top London gallery

Winners and finalists exhibited at this top London gallery

Rock & Roll camera strap

Rock & Roll camera strap