Visual Storytelling Awards 2015

Winners will be announced in December 2015

Single Photo Category - 1 Photo

Often, a single powerful photo captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. We are open to seeing many different styles and approaches to street photography, and we're also open to all kinds of subject matter. Single street photos will each be judged separately as stand-alone images, not in combination with other images.

Please note: Not every entry will be featured in the Competition Gallery or on our Facebook page. This is a curated selection, meaning only a small number of photos entered are featured. But these selections are NOT related to the final judging by our international jury, so if you do not see your photos, please do not worry. The judging for the competition will not start until after the deadline.

Entry deadline

October 26, 2015

Entry fee

$20 USD for one (1) photo

Photo Mini-Series Category - Up to 5 Photos

You can submit up to 5 photos that work well together as a group—thematically or aesthetically or in telling a story. In every case, edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photos as a whole and not as individual photos. If you have multiple series of photos you wish to enter, please create a separate entry for each series.

Finally, please note not every entry will be featured in the Competition Gallery or on our Facebook page. This is a curated selection, meaning only a small number of photos entered are featured. But these selections are NOT related to the final judging by our international jury, so if you do not see your photos, please do not worry. The judging for the competition will not start until after the deadline.

Entry deadline

October 25, 2015

Entry fee

$40 USD for up to 5 photos

Photo Series Category - Up to 10 Photos

You can submit up to 10 photos that work well together as a group—thematically or aesthetically or in telling a story. In every case, edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photos as a whole and not as individual photos. If you have multiple series of photos you wish to enter, please create a separate entry for each series.

Also, by entering this category you can get a free submission review by an experienced photo editor — meaningful feedback on the strengths in your entry, areas where you can improve, as well as personalized recommendations for additional career developing resources. Reviews will be completed by November 30, 2015, not before the Visual Storytelling Award 2015 deadline.

Finally, please note not every entry will be featured in the Competition Gallery or on our Facebook page. This is a curated selection, meaning only a small number of photos entered are featured. But these selections are NOT related to the final judging by our international jury, so if you do not see your photos, please do not worry. The judging for the competition will not start until after the deadline.

Entry deadline

October 29, 2015

Entry fee

$60 USD for up to 10 photos.